La iglesia de la Trinidad en Wall Street auspicia asamblea…

first_img Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT La iglesia de la Trinidad en Wall Street auspicia asamblea por el 1º. de Mayo Manifestantes del movimiento Ocupar marchan hasta el parquet Zuccotti Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal News Service] Durante su comparecencia en “Ocupar: asamblea del 1º. de Mayo”, transmitida en directo vía Internet desde la iglesia de la Trinidad en Wall Street, el Rdo. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones describió el Ocupar Wall Street como un movimiento que él habría querido que la iglesia de la Trinidad hubiera tenido el “valor” y la “perspicacia” de originar.“Es mucho de lo que somos… no sólo [la iglesia de] la Trinidad de Wall Street, toda la empresa espiritual”, dijo Bozzuti-Jones durante la transmisión.Parafraseando al teólogo jesuita Jon Sobrino, la auténtica prueba no es tanto acerca de si una persona cree en Dios o no, sino más bien si cree en idolatría, dijo. Para Sobrino, la voluntad humana tendía a adorar las cosas erróneas.“¿Cómo enseñarle al mundo que es mejor dar que recibir?”, preguntó Bozzuti-Jones.Anunciada en parte como conferencia, en parte como renovación espiritual y en parte como una concentración, el “Ocupar: asamblea del 1 de mayo” incluyó breves pláticas por pensadores religiosos y seculares que hablaron acerca de problemas morales, políticos y de justicia social y reconciliación que confronta el movimiento Ocupar.El evento también incluyo música popular interpretada por el dúo Peader & Pio.Charles B. Strozier, profesor del Colegio Universitario de Derecho Penal John Jay, fue el maestro de ceremonias del evento. Además de Bozutti-Jones, entre los oradores se contaron el Rdo. James Forbes, ministro emérito de la iglesia Riverside de Nueva York; el Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, autor y psiquiatra de la Escuela de Medicina de Harvard; Blanche Wiesen Cook, también profesora del Colegio Universitario de Derecho Penal John Jay; Diego Ibáñez y Bryan K. Parsons del movimiento Ocupar Wall Street; Joyce Carol Oates, escritora y profesora de la Universidad de Princeton; el Rdo. James H. Cooper, rector de la iglesia de la Trinidad en Wall Street; la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y James W. Jones, profesor de la Universidad de Rutgers.El Día 1 de mayo, o Día Internacional de los Trabajadores, es una celebración de movimientos obreros e izquierdistas que tiene sus raíces en la masacre de Haymarket, Chicago, en 1886, cuando, luego de haber sido alcanzados por una bomba, la policía disolvió una huelga general de trabajadores que abogaban por una jornada laboral de ocho horas. La fecha se convirtió en una efeméride reconocida internacionalmente en 1890.El 1 de mayo, Ocupar Wall Street convocó a una huelga general -no trabajo, no escuela, no tiendas- para conmemorar el Día del Trabajo e inyectar nueva vida al movimiento que provocó protestas en todo el país contra la injusticia económica en septiembre de 2011. De la noche a la mañana, barricadas humanas subieron a lo largo de Broadway en el Bajo Manhattan y a lo largo de Wall Street e inmediatamente se apostaron frente al edificio de la Bolsa de Nueva York en la esquina de las calles Wall y Broad, a una cuadra de la iglesia de la Trinidad. Los eventos de Ocupar para el 1 de mayo se planearon para todo el país.En su página web, la iglesia de la Trinidad describe Ocupar como “…tal vez uno de los movimientos más importantes desde los movimientos pro derechos civiles y antibélicos de los años cincuenta y sesenta”.La asamblea de la Trinidad, programada originalmente como un evento público, se cambió a una transmisión en directo vía Internet cuando, según un comunicado en el calendario de la Trinidad, la alcaldía de Nueva York alertó que probablemente habría grandes multitudes y que se producirían interrupciones en el transporte público en el Bajo Manhattan el martes por la tarde. Los partidarios de Ocupar, entre ellos algunos clérigos episcopales que participan activamente en el movimiento interreligioso OcupyFaith NYC, se disponían a desfilar “en solidaridad” desde Union Square hasta el parque Zuccotti a las 5:30 P.M. hora del Este.Dada la situación de la iglesia de la Trinidad, en la intersección de Broadway con Wall Street, dos cuadras al sur del parque Zuccotti, espacio de propiedad privada donde los ocupas acamparon durante dos meses el otoño pasado, la iglesia ha sido parte de la historia de Ocupar desde el comienzo, a veces abriendo sus puertas a los miembros del movimiento y sus partidarios.Durante su plática, Cooper reconoció algunos de los tensos momentos vividos a lo largo del camino, que incluyeron huelgas de hambre y arrestos. En medio de todo eso, la Trinidad y los partidarios de Ocupar pudieron, no obstante, reunirse para conversar, dijo Cooper, ya fuese de manera informal, conversaciones tarde en la noche en el banco de un parque, o durante un oficio el domingo por la mañana.Luego de que los ocupantes fueran desalojados del parque el 15 de noviembre de 2011, la iglesia de la Trinidad fue objeto de críticas de los partidarios del movimiento -entre ellos algunos clérigos episcopales- por no haberles cedido una espacio propiedad de la iglesia, adyacente a la Duarte Square, un parque de la ciudad situado en las calles Canal, Grand y la Ave. De las Américas. La disputa sobre el acceso a la propiedad de la Trinidad, que Ocupar quería usar como base desde la cual capear los meses de invierno, culminó con una huelga de hambre llevada a cabo por tres o cuatro personas asociadas con el movimiento y el arresto de clérigos episcopales, entre ellos el obispo jubilado George E. Packard, cuando saltaron la cerca durante una manifestación, el 17 de diciembre de 2011, para conmemorar los tres meses de que surgiera el movimiento.Uno de los que estaba en huelga de hambre, el boliviano Diego Ibáñez -que grabó sus propios comentarios en una grabadora digital debido, según dijo, a problemas de confianza habidos en el pasado con la iglesia de la Trinidad- habló de la belleza de participar en algo donde “puedas dejar de ser ante algo más grande que tú”.Refiriéndose al alto número de personas encarceladas, especialmente personas de color, culpó a las generaciones anteriores por dejar a Estados Unidos, de cierta manera, peor de lo que nunca ha estado antes.Para él, agregó, [el movimiento] Ocupar le dio a la gente la posibilidad de participar en el cambio social de manera diferente a lo que propone 401 C3, organización que solicita de los ricos donaciones deducibles de impuestos. Él criticó a la Trinidad -uno los mayores propietarios de terrenos en Manhattan- por no ofrecerle a Ocupar un espacio cuando el campamento fue desalojado del parque Zuccotti, y por no dejar que su compañero participara en la asamblea aunque, como señaló, sobraba espacio (Después que el evento comenzó a transmitirse vía Internet, a los miembros del público se les impidió que asistieran en persona).Al concluir sus comentarios, Ibáñez, que ha estado durmiendo en sofás desde que lo desalojaron del parque Zuccotti, retó a todos los presentes y a los que estaban mirando por Internet, a preguntarse que estaban haciendo “para , “derribar las fronteras [que los separan] de las personas a su alrededor”.“Todos nosotros podemos ser radicales”, dijo.En una plática acerca de “Economía bíblica”, grabada vía Skype, la obispa primada habló de cómo la “ética cristiana fundamental exige el cuidado de los pobres”.“Los pobres son los prójimos con menores opciones -respecto a qué comer, dónde vivir, qué clase de empleo buscar, dónde enviar a sus hijos a la escuela, si es que los envían, o dónde encontrar atención médica. La antigua expectativa moral consiste en proporcionar dignidad, apoyo y opciones básicas a aquellos con poca capacidad de encontrar su camino en el mundo”, afirmó.Joyce Carol Oates, que creció en la pobreza en el interior del estado de Nueva York, encomió al movimiento Ocupar por su “visión” y su “pasión”, y habló acerca de su experiencia personal: como recibir una beca de $500 de los Regentes de Nueva York la ayudaron a pagar sus estudios universitarios, y cómo, al sindicalizarse, lo obreros de la fábrica donde trabajaba su padre adquirieron alguna sensación de seguridad.Sin embargo, pese a la encomiable visión y pasión, lo práctico es un reto mucho mayor para Ocupar, dijo Oates.Ella animó a [los integrantes del movimiento] Ocupar a llegar, sin antagonismos, a la gente del Medio Oeste y del Sur que, según dijo, votan contra sus propios intereses, así como a otras personas, para que voten por políticos que “simpaticen con la causa”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora/reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Provide clergy, laity training to prevent violence, say Anglican women

first_img 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 Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Tags Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Women’s Ministry Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Anglican Communion News Service] Women from around the Anglican Communion have called for clergy and laity to receive training to “recognize violence and to address it effectively.”In a statement from the Anglican delegation to the U.N.’s Commission of the Status of Women, the international group urged the churches of the Anglican Communion to do whatever they could to address violence against women and girls in their communities.“It is a proven fact that violence against women and girls adversely impacts all of society,” the statement said.“Violence against women and girls is a cause and consequence of gender inequality and gender injustice, compounded by numerous forms of discrimination. The church worldwide must be part of the solution.”The delegation of Anglican women from 16 countries around the world urged all churches of the Anglican Communion:1. to continue and build on the positive work already being undertaken towards the eradication of violence against women and girls;2. where silence and inaction persist, to end it. Speak out and begin the work;3. to include men and boys as an integral part of seeking solutions to, and eradicating violence against women and girls;4. to implement Anglican Consultative Council Resolutions 15.07 on gender-based and domestic violence1 and 15.10 on the trafficking of persons;5. to encourage churches at parish level to become places of refuge and safety and participate actively in addressing violence against women and girls; and6. to create awareness and provide training for clergy and the laity to recognize violence and to address it effectively.For the full statement see below. Statement from the Anglican Communion Delegation at the 57th Session of theUnited Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 2013A Call to Raise our Voices; Faith in ActionLearn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.Isaiah 1.17We, the Anglican Communion delegation of women from 16 countries, gathered in New York, 4 to 15 March 2013, to participate in the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW57). The priority theme for UN CSW57 was ‘The Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls’.As women of faith and representing the diversity of the Anglican family of Churches, we observed the proceedings of UN CSW57 and listened to a wide range of speakers. Where possible we met face to face with our country missions to the UN in order to advocate directly with them on behalf of women and girls in our different regions. We also participated in a full programme of UN and non-governmental side events dedicated to the priority theme. These meetings and side events gave us an opportunity to learn, and to share insights and concerns from our home contexts with government representatives, members of other church and faith traditions and non-governmental organisations, We were also able to share with others the progress we have made in many of our Churches, where leaders have spoken out and championed the work needed to end violence against women and girls and care for survivors, and where resources have been developed to assist our moving forward.We thank God for the progress we have made. However, violence against women and girls continues as a global and often hidden pandemic.Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population but many of them live in the shadow of violence and abuse with up to seven in ten women having undergone physical and/or sexual violence. Violence against women and girls takes on multiple forms – physical, sexual, psychological, social and economic, and includes interpersonal/domestic violence, rape, human trafficking, female genital mutilation and forced prostitution. It is a proven fact that violence against women and girls adversely impacts all of society. Violence against women and girls is a cause and consequence of gender inequality and gender injustice, compounded by numerous forms of discrimination.The Church worldwide must be part of the solution. We therefore urge all the Churches of the Anglican Communion:1. to continue and build on the positive work already being undertaken towards the eradication of violence against women and girls2. where silence and inaction persist, to end it. Speak out and begin the work.3. to include men and boys as an integral part of seeking solutions to, and eradicating violence against women and girls4. to implement Anglican Consultative Council Resolutions 15.07 on gender-based and domestic violence1 and 15.10 on the trafficking of persons25. to encourage churches at parish level to become places of refuge and safety and participate actively in addressing violence against women and girls6. to create awareness and provide training for clergy and the laity to recognize violence and to address it effectively.We draw attention to existing resources around the Anglican Communion to facilitate and empower churches in their work towards eradicating violence against women and girls. We affirm that all people are made in the image of God and that violence against women and girls mars God’s creation. We also affirm that Scripture brings the message of freedom, justice and love.We call our Churches to recover their prophetic voice in speaking out against the gross injustice of violence against women and girls.We challenge our Churches to become agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. Reconciliation must be preceded by transformation and accountability. As the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, recently reflected: ‘There is a challenge to active cooperation with the life of God in our lives now. We live and we serve. The recognition by the Samaritan of the other as his neighbor leads to action, not mere existence. He becomes a herald of reconciliation.’We are deeply grateful to the Anglican Communion Office at the UN for facilitating and supporting the Anglican presence at UN CSW57, and to The Episcopal Church for offering us space and a warm welcome within the Episcopal Church Center. We also extend heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who so generously gave of their time to extend to us hospitality and care. We enjoyed and benefited considerably from the fellowship of other Anglican and Episcopal women and men present in New York for events surrounding UN CSW57, and sincerely appreciated our interaction with Ecumenical Women, an international coalition of churches and ecumenical organizations which have status with the Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations.We commit ourselves to promoting the Five Marks of Mission, and in particular to seeking to transform unjust structures of society, challenging violence of every kind and pursuing peace and reconciliation. We pray for God’s grace and guidance as we strive to participate in God’s transforming mission in the world.____________________1 www.anglicancommunion.org/communion/acc/meetings/acc15/resolutions.cfm#s72 www.anglicancommunion.org/communion/acc/meetings/acc15/resolutions.cfm#s10 Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By ACNS staffPosted Mar 25, 2013 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Provide clergy, laity training to prevent violence, say Anglican women Men and boys essential in ending violence against women and girls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

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In Egypt, priest and family narrowly escape attack

first_imgIn Egypt, priest and family narrowly escape attack An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican priest and his family narrowly escaped harm the morning of Aug. 14 after a mob armed with rocks and petrol bombs were kept out of a church building by steel window bars.The Rev. Ehab Ayoub, his family, a lay minister and a guard were trapped in St. Saviour’s Church, Suez, for hours while pro- Mohamed Mursi supporters were attacking the building.Speaking from the Diocese of Egypt’s head office, the Rev. Drew Schmotzer, bishop’s chaplain, told ACNS, “They [the attackers] tried to get through the windows, but our steel bars prevented it, thanks be to God.“Eventually, the army came with tanks and personnel and after a long morning, the family are now out of the church and in a safe place.”The attack on the church came to light after the Most. Rev. Mouneer Anis, bishop of Egypt and president bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, posted an appeal for prayer on the diocesan website.“As I write these words, our St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Suez is under heavy attack from those who support former President Mursi,” he wrote. “They…have destroyed the car of Rev. Ehab Ayoub, the priest-in-charge of St. Saviour’s Church.“I am also aware that there are attacks on other Orthodox churches in Menyia and Suhag in Upper Egypt, as well as a Catholic church in Suez. Some police stations are also under attack in different parts of Egypt. Please pray and ask others to pray for this inflammable situation in Egypt.”The attack on the churches are part of a deteriorating situation in the country that has prompted the presidency to declare a state of emergency. Several people have died in the clashes including, according to reports, the 17-year-old daughter of leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed el-Beltagy. Two news reporters, Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz and Mick Deane, were also killed.Last week a 10-year-old Christian girl was shot dead on the way home from church. The growing threat to Christians of all denominations in the country is causing concern not only in Egypt but also around the world. Recently, General Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the U.K. released a statement in which he called for urgent action to protect Christians in Egypt.Schmotzer echoed Anis’s call for Christians everywhere to remember the situation in Egypt at this time: “We don’t know what will happen to the [St. Saviour’s] church, and we don’t know what will happen here in Egypt as in many places there is violence. Please continue to pray!” Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By ACNS staffPosted Aug 15, 2013 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Middle East Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Michael Neal says: August 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm Praying…………………….. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. 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 Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service The Rev. Phil Reinheimer says: last_img read more

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Four-way dialogue deepens

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Marites N. SisonPosted Jan 8, 2014 Featured Events The Rev. Christopher Brdlik says: Harry W Shipps says: Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Donald Whipple Fox says: January 18, 2014 at 2:10 am Why wouldn’t one be interested in what our elders have to share with us. Jesus is also our elder. People from my tribe, the Santee Sioux, are extremely interested in what our young people and our elders have to say. From the young people, we receive new visions, new perspectives, new ideas and new questions. From our elders we receive the expensive gift of experience, wisdom, calmness in a world that is not ours to control, and understanding that we cannot have as a young person. To answer your question, we should continue to be extremely interested in what “these people,” our relatives have to say to us. Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments (6) 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 January 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm The ELCA’s P.B. is Elizabeth Eaton, not “Seaton” per the photo caption. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL (L to R, from back): Archbishop Fred Hiltz, US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and ELCIC Bishop Susan Johnson. Photo: Bruce Myers/Anglican Church of Canada[Anglican Journal] The heads of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have agreed to co-ordinate their responses to “events that transcend” their borders, such as natural disasters.They could, for instance, issue a joint pastoral letter in response to a natural calamity and invite their members to contribute to relief and recovery efforts through one of their four relief agencies, said Archdeacon Bruce Myers, the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod’s coordinator for ecumenical and interfaith relations. Myers served as staff support at the meeting.Leaders of the four churches reached this agreement when they met for a day and a half of informal talks last December in Winnipeg. Since 2010, the heads of these four churches have met for informal talks, “becoming colloquially known as the ‘Four-Way,’ ” said Myers.The Anglican Church of Canada’s primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, ELCIC Bishop Susan Johnson and Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori were joined in the meeting by the new presiding bishop of the ELCA, Elizabeth Eaton.“Broadly speaking, these informal conversations are aimed at exploring ways to extend the implications of our Anglican-Lutheran full communion partnerships across the international boundary,” said Myers. “What more could we be doing as North American churches in full communion?” The Anglican Church of Canada and the ELCIC have been in full communion since 2011, as have the ELCA and the Episcopal Church.The leaders also agreed to explore ways of addressing the Doctrine of Discovery“as a step towards reconciliation with indigenous people in North America,” said Myers. The Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church have both repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery.The Anglican church, however, “has only begun to try to give tangible expression to that renunciation,” said Myers. When it renounced the Doctrine of Discovery at the 2010 General Synod, the church pledged a review of its policies and programs to expose the doctrine’s historical impact and end its continuing effects on indigenous peoples. The Doctrine of Discovery was a principle of charters and acts developed by colonizing Western societies more than 500 years ago.[The Episcopal Church renounced the doctrine at its 2009 meeting of General Convention.]At the meeting, Hiltz also informed the other bishops about his church’s recent decision to designate the seventh Sunday of Easter as Jerusalem Sunday. In response, the other three churches “pledged to explore the possibility of making it a common observance,” said Myers.Each leader also agreed to prepare a devotional piece for different Sundays in Advent, to be made available for individual or congregational use in their churches during the 2014 Advent season.They also agreed to look at what they might be able to say collectively in response to an ecumenical convergence text on ecclesiology called The Church: Towards a Common Vision. The document was issued March 2013 by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Described by Myers as “groundbreaking,” the text addresses what churches might say together in areas such as peace and justice in the world, and how they might grow in communion and overcome past and present divisions. Theologians “from the widest range of Christian traditions and cultures” produced the text for the WCC. Mary Frances Schjonberg says: January 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm Story is updated to reflect that. Thanks for the heads-up. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY January 10, 2014 at 11:12 pm These churches have an average age of 56; in 20 years, half of their memberships will be dead.Should I really be that interested in anything these people have to say about anything? Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI George Waite says: January 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm What good news. I hope and pray that ecumenism in general will arise from a deep slumber.+Harry Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rev. Roger C. Claxton says: Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Four-way dialogue deepens January 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm If this photo is any indication, Blue must be the new Black! Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

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Video: Archbishop of Canterbury’s presidential address at ACC-16

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Apr 15, 2016 Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Video ACC16, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Tags Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Video: Archbishop of Canterbury’s presidential address at ACC-16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET April 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm Brilliant! Thank you! This is wonderful and you said it very well. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA 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 News Service — Lusaka, Zambia] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered his presidential address April 15 to the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross here. The text of the address follows.Thank you very much. And thank you to the choir as well for that amazing wonderful treat. . . It’s quite an interesting feeling being in this Cathedral which was built at almost the exactly the same time as Coventry was, where I was a canon for five years, and is very, very similar. And so when I sit here listening to choral evensong, it reminds me of years and years of sitting listening to the choir at Coventry five days a week and enjoying, again, the same music and delight in choral evensong. It was a real treat, so thank you.I want this evening, rather than looking inwards, to look outwards and forwards; because, in the end, we are here not for ourselves, not for making the Anglicans better, but for seeking to serve the work and mission of God in the world.And the Anglican Communion, as one of the few genuinely worldwide bodies which has a coherent structure in the world today, has to be aware of the great crises of our times. It is easy to forget that we do have a coherent structure. It doesn’t always feel like being coherent, but it exists and it is real.We are in 165 countries. We have dioceses; each diocese has priests and each priest is in a particular area and knows that area. It is not giving away secrets to say [that] three years ago when I met the British foreign secretary, he commented that the Anglican Communion was a better intelligence network than the Secret Intelligence Service.But because we are all over the world and because we are stretched and pulled by our differences, as we have looked at this week, the temptation is either to think only of internal questions, or of traditional issues, and not to realize that around us the world is shifting on its axis. There is a – probably apocryphal – story that in 1974, the Protestant churches of was then called South Vietnam, met to discuss a 10-year strategy, and failed to notice that within three months the North Vietnamese army would conquer them entirelySometimes, the issues we face, even if they are not new, become acute in a new way and compel us to rethink how we work and how we apply the gifts given by God in the mission that he also gives us.It is like if you go to a play, to a theater. Occasionally, when you are watching, there are one or two characters who come on the stage and dominate the entire story of the play. They may not even be in every scene, but every scene in some ways relates to them; and their plans only makes sense, and the scenes only make sense, when we remember they exist.I was recently reading Shakespeare’s Macbeth. And Macbeth and Lady Macbeth dominate the play – even when they are not on the stage.Two actors dominate our world stage at present, I would argue. One is religiously motivated violence, and the other is climate change.The attacks in Brussels before Easter, the Paris attacks last year, the atrocities in Istanbul, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and many other places; Boko Haram and the horrors of Daesh, persecution in India, in Myanmar, in Sri Lanka, in Pakistan, and many other places and a million other conflicts; have made it clear that when it comes to violence we are in a new era. For the first time in several centuries we have been facing major, global conflicts with a very clear religious content; in which at least one side – if not both – finds that theology is its principle motivation and whose actions are profoundly evil.It doesn’t matter if it is radicalized Buddhists in Myanmar; or Hindus in India; or Muslims in many countries. And, sadly, Christians are part of these actions, whether as participants as in the Central African Republic; or as funders and suppliers of weaponry.And wherever we go, the second actor comes up: the issues of climate change are being more and more clearly felt as we have discussed today. They have a huge impact on economies. They generate conflict, they increase inequality to destabilizing levels. There are moments of hope such as at COP 21 in Paris last December, in which Anglicans led by Archbishop Thabo made a significant difference. Yet at the same time, as we have heard and remember day by day, the outlook of climate change is not potentially bad; it is potentially fatal, for the most fragile countries and regions on earth; and for the billions of people who live in them.Both these characters – religiously motivated violence and climate change – are global. Both these issues are generational, they can’t be solved in two, three, four years; they will take a generation or more. And both – and this is where most of the world forgets this – both characters can only be confronted with a theological and ideological approach and with a story, with a narrative, that is sufficiently powerful to overcome the natural selfishness of one generation, or the selfishness of countries which are more secure.At its heart, these challenges are theological and it requires a deepening of our theological resources. We can only confront them by bringing them face-to-face to the reality of a God we study, worship, engage with, theologically. That is, incidentally, why I support Bishop Graham Kings, who was with us earlier this week, as Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion. We need to develop our theological strength and visibility in every part of the Communion. Graham’s remit is to support, with others such as the ACO and ACC, the Development of the visibility of the hugely deep and important theological resources in parts of the world that the historic centers of theology, mainly in the Global North, too easily forget.For some of us, the crisis of violence is distant geographically. For all of us the crisis of climate change is both present but often unrecognized, but also distant in time in that its most profound effects, its most terrible effects, the effects that will kill hundreds of millions, if not billions, will not be felt for at least a generation, although the beginnings of the impact are with us very clearly today.Both these crises play a role, are present like the Macbeths, in the other scenes on which we concentrate. Gender based violence is much worse in societies in conflict or under climate stress. Indaba is required to be a tool in reconciliation. Inter-religious relations are at the heart of what we do. Good families are the basic building block of restoring justice and peace, hope and capacity to thrive in the midst of troubled times. The UN and its agencies is crucial to a global response, and that is why we are there. And the UN and its agencies are helpless if that response does not have a clear theological input. Aid requires alliances. And so on.But, for me, the single vision is to ensure that these two powerful characters in our play – in the play of our world today in the theater in which we live – these two characters, religiously motivated violence and climate change, find that in the next generation their parts are reduced in the story of our world and their roles are eliminated before the final curtain comes down. Because if they are not eliminated, they themselves will bring down the curtain.It is our call, I suggest, as Anglicans to be at the heart of those who re-write the play; who bring a new ending.Let me take them one at a time, and then look at some answers.First, the question of religiously motivated violence. I take it first because unless it is tackled the capacity of the world to face climate change is deeply diminished spiritually, economically, emotionally and collectively.The Christian answer is simple, and I quote some words written by one of my colleagues, or the husband of one of my colleagues – a man called Sam Wells in a book called A Nazareth Manifesto. He wrote this:“Reconciliation is the gospel. There is no gospel other than the one that requires and makes possible restored relationships with God, one another, and the creation. God has no ambitions and seeks no final goal beyond restored relationship. That relationship is the telos of creation.”To be Christian we must include, we must be reconciled. Where our present condition leaves us today is with wars, humanitarian crises multiplying, and an unbreakable link in each country between what is happening internationally and domestically, which means that everyone’s domestic policies will constantly be disrupted by overseas events.Last December, the Government officer who is dealing with how in Britain we deal with radicalization, came to see me. She said: “I can’t think of anything outside the UK”. And I said that’s like trying to clean up the ground floor of your house when a river is running through it. Domestic and international are totally linked.And if warfare and armed action are the primary tools we use then what we are doing will become utterly wrong, and will fail. There is that temptation in so many countries. We are in struggles in which we must engage in the right way. We must do the right thing, but we must do it in the right way or we will ourselves sow the seeds of further conflict.Those countries that confront climate change by seeking to make sure they have access to raw materials that others will not then have access to condemn the world to conflict. In a struggle which is deeply ideological and theological, our response must be based in a story of relationship, of mutual protection, of order and human flourishing which overwhelms the demonic narrative of disintegration and demonization of the other which faces us.I pray that we could get hold of a political vision of what reconciliation in this struggle would look like; that must include the idea of a world in which religiously justified violence is eliminated. It was nearly true a few years ago, and is being reversed, for many reasons: economic, sociological, political, cultural, environmental and demographic, with some religion in the middle as a good hook to call all these other causes together.We must overcome this upsurge in religiously justified violence, which by its nature, in all of the great world religions, perverts and abandons its original host by exempting itself from ethical principles, and cares nothing for human life.The second challenge is that of climate change. I have come late to this, recognizing for years that it was very important, but failing to grasp its significance especially among young people. Underlying the issue of climate change is the reality of global injustice and inequality. We are not all equally at risk, and those for whom the risk is less, forgetting solidarity, often will not see the problem.At the same time there is a conscious rejection by some climate change skeptics of the nature of intergenerational equality. It is felt that the problems of 100 years away are too unpredictable to permit us to spend money and effort now.Quite apart from the science, the theology of this is terrible. The church exists in space and time. We are joined by baptism to all past and all future Christians. Unless Christ first returns, the fate of those who belong to the church – let alone the rest of humanity – in 2116 matters deeply to us now.But for human beings to make the decisions necessary, requires the overcoming of our natural selfishness with a greater force, and that force is the call of God to intentional discipleship across time as well as space.Humiliation and disrespect is one of the most corrosive things we can experience. It lasts for centuries in groups and leads to feelings of unfairness. Foreign affairs becomes viewed through the prism of humiliation, as does identity. Minority and identity lead to special vulnerabilities. Humiliation is evident in climate change talks, as well as in war.The response of Jesus is to point to the goal of breaking barriers through love that defies enmity, and in so doing offering a way of justification through accepting the unconditional grace of God. It hardly needs adding that love needs resourcing or it is mere emotion. It is for that reason that the contributions of Provinces, and the remarkable generosity of Compass Rose, make such a difference.So we need to begin by recognizing our selfishness, our human fallenness; and secondly, we must reassert solidarity with one another – with all of one another – but also with generations not yet seen. Solidarity has been vastly expanded in its potential scope by the development of information networks, and it has been deeply undermined the refugee crisis in the short term and through social media in the long term.The refugee crisis and social media bring presence without relationships, both in war and in the impact of climate. We see everything and know no-one. Threatened we retreat.Solidarity is based in the essential human dignity of every individual in creation and salvation. And the demands of solidarity increase inversely to the weakness of the person we see.Our fallenness, our solidarity, and thirdly we must restore wisdom. Wisdom gives us back the subtleties of theology. A curse of our age is theology without subtlety; theology without nuance; theology as a club rather than a torch which illuminates. Subtle theology enables us to engage with the other across religions, across boundaries of continents and climate without hatred.As Anglicans, we need to express these ideas, and we need to express them with a story that we can tell that is more beautiful than the self-interested stories of those who promote conflict or pillage our planet.The church will be core to building this beautiful story, not through force, or authority, but by our authentic living out the difference that Christ makes. This is where intentional discipleship is not merely a Christian virtue but an essential for the survival of the world. To live out our difference in intentional discipleship has to be done in the midst of a dark world where tragedy is a category in which many of us live today. It was in this world that Jesus made decisions, and we know through him that God has not abandoned us. God shows us in Christ that God is on the side of the world, and of every human being, seeking changed hearts that lead to life, not death.In practice, we must start our relationships of love, of human dignity and human flourishing with identity, hospitality and generosity.Can we have Christian communities that give identity to those who are swept hither and thither across the world by the impact of climate change and war. The sixty millions of human beings, whose identity is destroyed and yet the Christian community offers identity. Religious community provide the stability that weak communities need. Religious communities can be the safe channel to express legitimate grievance and the starting point for the building of bridges between opposing sides.We must be confident in pointing towards God whose arms are open but nailed on the cross. We affirm the indivisibility of incarnation and justification, of salvation holding together manger, cross and empty tomb. The glory of God is revealed in that that God became a living person. Through God’s grace we find identity.A theology of identity calls us to love that gives inclusively of ourselves. To love the neighbor that I consider impure is better than to preserve my purity by keeping them at a safe distance. Not least, I will often discover, I was wrong.Identity happens in relationship through hospitality. Hospitality is the second of the key elements of a more beautiful narrative. Both the giver and receiver of hospitality risk identity loss, so all hospitality has to be accompanied by the giving of social dignity.Hospitality is a powerful cure for challenging the right not to be offended. It’s a powerful way of enabling hearts and minds to see a new future in which we accept each other. We find it in Diocesan partnerships, in Indaba, in links and friendships. We give social dignity without taking away social freedom.We need listening relationships for Hospitality, Longfellow said: “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”To listen is essential to both our great challenges and it leads us to the dignity of good disagreement in which we must view diversity as a blessing and not a threat.None of this is easy: peacemakers come to be seen as the enemy. A few years ago, when I was in Lagos, I was talking to a pastor of a Protestant Church, a Pentecostal Church, and he said: “I don’t know where you are going with your Anglican bishops.” I had just become one so that appeared rude, but there you are; and he said: “Did you know you have a Muslim bishop? A Muslim bishop in northern Nigeria?”I said: “I don’t think we do”; he said: “Oh yes you do” – it was beginning to sound like a Pantomime – “Oh no we don’t!”I said: “What’s his name?” He said: “His name is Josiah Idowu-Fearon.”Did you know we have a Muslim secretary general? I don’t think so.Why was he accused of such a thing? Because he insisted that reconciliation was part of his life and ministry as an archbishop in northern Nigeria.Heroes of peace become the victims of their own people. They shake hands with the enemy – whether a violent enemy, or the company that pollutes, or the nation that rejects climate science. And to do so is seen as the ultimate disloyalty. Fear is the greatest enemy of any dialogue, hospitality attracts suspicion.May Anglicans become deeply suspicious to everyone else because they are full of hospitality.And the final aspect of this new narrative – it is not the final aspect; A third aspect is human flourishing. We need a new theological dialogue, based in wisdom, expressed in solidarity, giving in love and hospitality, which focuses on human flourishing. We over-simplify the challenges of religiously motivated violence and of climate change. We must challenge their oversimplification. We must welcome the richness and the wealth of what God has created.Such a theological dialogue – a new one of human flourishing – offers a better option. It is willing to name violence and corruption in its own tradition. To deny it only aids extremism. A text may be sacred, interpretation is not.Dialogue names the perpetrators of violence when they are part of their faith tradition. Dialogue says the people who killed 7,000 Muslims in Srebrenica 20 years ago, were Christians. Dialogue accepts that Christians were, for generations, using the earth’s resources as though they had no limit. Dialogue accepts that Daesh are Muslims.Dialogue names the issues in climate change, it permits us to hear when we have failed. A dialogue of human flourishing means that hard words are said in the context of soft relationships, and their hardness dissolves into understanding.And when we look at our religious leaders of other traditions, we need to love and support them so that they can find the theological and ideological aspects of these two struggles. We must own our problems and confront them.Intentional discipleship is based on the empowering filling of the Spirit of Christ. It does not attempt everything, but it faces reality well. It risks so that Christ may be glorified, it loves so that Christ may be seen, it blesses so that the purposes of Christ are accomplished. It does not abandon, but embraces, it does not hate and scoff, but it weeps and mourns. It is our all as Christians, and nothing can be more important.Amen. Annette Dean says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury, Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Anglican Consultative Council, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL 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 last_img read more

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Christian leaders press presidential candidates on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

first_imgChristian leaders press presidential candidates on Israeli-Palestinian conflict September 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm Indeed it is encouraging that our Presiding Bishop Curry(with other church leaders) is voicing concern for justice and peace for Palestinians. We long-time Episcopalians have been sadly reminded that we have not had any truly spiritual leaders since the ’80s-90s when the late great Bishop Edmond Browning met w/President Bush(Episcopalian) on settlement building=No U.S.Israeli aid. Let us wake up to Reality thusly: Root cause=Corrupt U.S.Congress financed/influenced by monied pro-Israel AIPAC,Jewish organizations and dual Israeli-U.S.state department officials… Throughout these years since 1986 and despite local (Seattle area) grass-roots work/meetings w/senate,congressional members and with interfaith coalitions No impact has changed this shameful devotion to zionist Israel. Yes, as a life-long Episcopalian, and notably witness for peace and justice(true to our Baptismal Covenant) it has been apparent that our Episcopal leadership is highly compromised leadership. Regrettably there has been no U.S.governmental administration demonstrating strong moral,ethical working values. This has now been so blatantly declared with the $38+Billion aid package noted by President Obama’s appointee Susan Rice that this is the greatest foreign aid package in U.S. history! As for the presidential candidates one must be reminded that the Democratic Party Platform Comittee rejected any plank for/referencing Palestine despite the fact it was submitted upon initial agreement by Sen.Sanders,Prof.Cornell West … And the other presidential contenders have strongly voiced their pro-Israel positions. We must face the reality that our country devastated by longtime crisis situations of Homelessness, unemployment, immigration/refugees, education and healthcare disparities among other critical domestic issues are secondary to “our closest ally in the Middle East”–quote from Susan Rice during State Dept.signing U.S.-Israel Memorandum Of Understanding, culmination of years of shared priorities with our closest ally in the Middle East–September 14, 2016. Shamefully, our country is focused on Power-building, Weaponry and War. Tags Israel-Palestine, Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis September 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm I also wish to commend the Presiding Bishop for joining in this initiative toward just action by the US government. I am also grateful that Brian Grieves has reminded us of past church actions that addressed corporate engagement. The hardships endured by the people and institutions of the Diocese of Jerusalem have but one root cause: the occupation. Until that root cause is addressed and removed, all the investment in the world will not ultimately alleviate the suffering of Christian and other Palestinians. In 1991 and 1994, resolutions of the church acknowledged the illegality of West Bank settlements and urged that US financial assistance to Israel be legally compliant. I commend the actions of the Presiding Bishop and the Committee on Corporate Responsibility and hope that they point to a new day for the church in its responses to the dreadful injustices in Israel and Palestine. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET September 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm The Presiding Bishop is to be commended for joining in this important initiative on behalf of a just peace in Israel and Palestine. As chair of Executive Council’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, I note that this article refers to a policy of positive investment by our Church. That policy emerged from a report from the CCSR committee in October 2005 (then called Social Responsibility in Investments). In response, the Church indeed has made a 500K investment in the Bank of Palestine. The Council’s resolution reads: Resolved, That the Executive Council recommends that bodies of the Episcopal Church with investment assets join with other religious organizations, denominations and institutions in investing in the economic infrastructure of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.But the article stops short of pointing out that our Church also supports corporate engagement with companies in its investment portfolio that “contribute to the infrastructure that supports and sustains the Occupation.” The lead Resolved actually raises up corporate engagement as its first concern: Resolved, That the Executive Council, meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 7-10, 2005, receives and commends the October 3rd report of the Committee on Social Responsibility in Investments on corporate engagement and positive investment.In fact, the Church has filed resolutions dating back to 1994 with Caterpillar and Motorola, among others, two of the worst offenders that support the Occupation. The subject of further action and recommendations on corporate engagement to Council will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the CCSR later this month. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Dr. Erna Lund says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Chris Barghout says: 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 News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has joined 20 other Christian leaders in writing to the four U.S. presidential candidates urging them to speak forcefully and provide leadership on ending the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The leaders, organized as Churches for Middle East Peace and representing most of the mainline Christian denominations in the United States, expressed their “deep concern about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Israeli military occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, now in its 50th year.” They asked the presidential candidates — Secretary Hillary Clinton, Governor Gary Johnson, Dr. Jill Stein, and Mr. Donald Trump — to pledge, “if elected, to take urgent and vigorous new steps to seek creative political solutions that will foster a just and lasting peace and help each party to realize self-determination with necessary confidence building measures to build mutual security.”Following the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel has largely controlled East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights in what are collectively identified as the Israeli-occupied territories.Last April, Curry joined more than 100 church leaders from the Middle East and the United States at the Carter Center in Atlanta for an unprecedented summit focused on seeking a lasting two-state solution for peace in the Holy Land and ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.The Episcopal Church has long supported a two-state solution in which a secure and universally recognized state of Israel lives alongside a free, viable, and secure state for the Palestinian people, with a shared Jerusalem as the capital of both.The Episcopal Church’s most recent action on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking was taken at General Convention in June 2015. Resolution B013 “reaffirms the vocation of the church as an agent of reconciliation and restorative justice,” and recognizes that “meaningful reconciliation can help to engender sustainable, long-lasting peace and that such reconciliation must incorporate both political action and locally driven grassroots efforts.”Resolution C018 expresses solidarity with and support for Christians in Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories; affirms the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in healing, education, and pastoral care; and affirms the work of Christians engaged in relationship building, interfaith dialogue, nonviolence training, and advocacy for the rights of Palestinians.The resolution also urges Episcopalians to demonstrate their solidarity by making pilgrimage to Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories and learning from fellow Christians in the region.In addition to official Episcopal Church policy, several dioceses and networks also are engaged in Holy Land partnerships and advocacy, particularly in supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its more than 30 social service institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Territories. These institutions include schools, hospitals, clinics and centers for people with disabilities.The diocese and the institutions also are supported by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization established in 1985.The Palestine Israel Network, part of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, has campaigned for more vigorous church policy to end the occupation, but the Episcopal Church has not supported its calls for boycotts and divestment against Israeli companies that profit from the occupation. Instead, the Episcopal Church supports a policy of positive investment.“Almost 50 years of occupation have and will continue to erode the soul of both the occupied and the occupier,” the Christian leaders said in their September letter to the presidential candidates. “To ease tensions, we urge you to support people-to-people exchanges and the end of practices under the occupation that result in major human rights abuses, such as home demolitions, systematic land seizures, travel restrictions, the blockade of Gaza, and indefinite administrative detention, including detention of persons under eighteen.“We pray that, as you look forward to the heavy burdens of leadership, you will find the wisdom, strength and persistence to seek new avenues toward a just and durable peace for Israelis and Palestinians alike.”Churches for Middle East Peace is encouraging all people of faith to join the Christian leaders of in calling upon the 2016 presidential candidates to pledge, if elected, to take urgent and vigorous new steps to seek creative political solutions that will foster a just and lasting peace in Israel and Palestine.The full text of the letter and its signatories follows.Letter from Christian Leaders to the Presidential Candidates (September, 2016)Dear Secretary Hillary Clinton, Governor Gary Johnson, Dr. Jill Stein, and Mr. Donald Trump:As American church leaders, we are writing to you and other candidates for President of the United States in the upcoming November election to express our deep concern about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Israeli military occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, now in its 50th year. We ask that during the coming political campaign that you pledge, if elected, to take urgent and vigorous new steps to seek creative political solutions that will foster a just and lasting peace and help each party to realize self-determination with necessary confidence building measures to build mutual security.We lament the violence perpetrated by both Israelis and Palestinians. Both sides have engaged in incitement. Both sides live in mutual fear. Ongoing settlement expansion that has led to 570,000 Israelis living in East Jerusalem and the West Bank is eroding the viability of the two-state solution.   The blockade of Gaza has led to immense human suffering. This status quo is clearly contrary to global security interests, including those of the U.S., and a source of violent extremism throughout the region. In addition, the daily indignities and stresses of the occupation foster human suffering and have led to emigration from the small but vital Palestinian Christian community.Only Israelis and Palestinians themselves can decide upon the details of a lasting and just peace agreement. However, given the imbalance of power and history of deep mutual distrust, there will not be progress toward an agreement unless other steps also are taken. Because of its power and influence, the U.S. has a special responsibility for leadership, in cooperation with Europeans and interested Arab states, to move the two sides toward an agreement which will remove this source of conflict once and for all.As an urgent first step, we hope you will speak forcefully and provide the leadership of your office, if elected, to call openly for an end of violence and settlement expansion. Almost 50 years of occupation have and will continue to erode the soul of both the occupied and the occupier. To ease tensions, we urge you to support people-to-people exchanges and the end of practices under the occupation that result in major human rights abuses, such as home demolitions, systematic land seizures, travel restrictions, the blockade of Gaza, and indefinite administrative detention, including detention of persons under eighteen.We pray that, as you look forward to the heavy burdens of leadership, you will find the wisdom, strength and persistence to seek new avenues toward a just and durable peace for Israelis and Palestinians alike.Very respectfully,Archbishop Vicken AykazianArmenian Orthodox Church of North AmericaBishop Oscar CantúChairman, Committee on International Justice and PeaceU.S. Conference of Catholic BishopsArchbishop of Oklahoma City Paul S. CoakleyChairman of the BoardCatholic Relief ServicesThe Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchRev. Dr. John C. DorhauerGeneral Minister and PresidentUnited Church of ChristThe Rev. Elizabeth A. EatonPresiding BishopEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaRev. Jim Greenfield, OSFSPresidentConference of Major Superiors of MenRev. Julia Brown KarimuCo-ExecutiveGlobal Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of ChristReverend John L. McCulloughPresident and CEOChurch World ServiceRev. Dr. Elizabeth D. MillerPresidentMoravian Church Northern ProvinceRev. Dr. James A MoosExecutive Minister, Wider Church Ministries, Co-Executive Global MinistriesUnited Church of ChristVery Reverend Kevin Mullen, OFMVice-ChairEnglish Speaking Conference, Franciscan Friars (OFM)Rev. Dr. J. Herbert NelsonStated Clerk of the General AssemblyPresbyterian Church (USA)Bishop Bruce R. OughPresident, Council of BishopsThe United Methodist ChurchDiane RandallExecutive SecretaryFriends Committee on National LegislationSr. Joan Marie Steadman, CSCExecutive DirectorLeadership Conference of Women ReligiousRev. Dr. Ervin R. StutzmanExecutive DirectorMennonite Church USADr. Steven TimmermansExecutive DirectorChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaDr. Leanne Van DykPresidentColumbia Theological SeminaryRev. Dr. Sharon E. WatkinsGeneral Minister and PresidentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Jim WinklerPresident and General SecretaryNational Council of Churches Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Linda Gaither says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Matthew DaviesPosted Sep 9, 2016 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Brian Grieves says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York center_img Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Middle East, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC September 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm Thank you for sharing this important news! I hope everyone will join me in endorsing this letter: http://go.cmep.org/PrioritizePeace Presiding Bishop Michael Curry September 13, 2016 at 10:41 pm Thanks to Brian Grieves for raising up the 2005 policy on socially responsible investment. I was honored to brief the 2005 CCSR and standing commission delegation to Palestine/Israel on their visit to Hebron when I was a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine. Given the worsening situation on the ground there now I am pleased to see the Episcopal Church looking at taking up action through the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility.And thanks to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for signing on to the letter organized by CMEP. J Harry Gunkel says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Alex Stevens says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Comments (7) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Donna Hicks says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA September 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm Presiding Bishop Curry has joined with leaders of other major denominations to urge government action toward a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis … thank you, Bp. Curry! The ENS news article is encouraging in its coverage. However, I question the ENS statement that TEC only supports a policy of positive investment. As far back as 1991, in Resolution A149, the General Convention called on the President of the United Stated and the Members of Congress, in light of de facto annexation of Palestinian land, to develop a policy which requires the State of Israel to account to the Government of the United States for the use of all aid in whatever form that the United States grants to the State of Israel and its instrumentalities, in full compliance with all sections of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; and, further, to ensure that no assistance provided the State of Israel shall be used to cause the relocation of Palestinian people from their homes, nor for new settlements to be located in the occupied areas of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem; with further relocations and new settlements to result in the immediate curtailment of aid from the United States. This was reaffirmed in 1994 in D065, and, more recently in A015 in 2012, a resolution introduced by the Standing Commission for Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns, of which I was a member. This weeks signing of a U.S. military aid bill for Israel to the tune of 38 billion dollars over the next decade suggests that TEC has work to do if we would be true to our history of legislation and our concern for the erosion of Palestinian human rights. September 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm More of an interesting read in who has not signed on who are also members of Churches of Middle East Peace. Those are the churches such as Greek Orthodox, Coptic and Antioch Orthodox Church which comprise the overwhelming majority of Christians in the middle East. This is another pro-Israel pro normalization letter signed by Christian American Zionist churches. If the goal is peace and understanding, the non-signing of the Christians most affected by Israeli policies is quite the indicator of what’s going on. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

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Episcopal Church in South Carolina welcomes new provisional bishop

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA House of Bishops, 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 Comments (5) Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL South Carolina September 15, 2016 at 10:35 am Greetings Doug: May I suggest you visit this page from a blog by Dr. Caldwell, “The Ups and Downs of an Old Diocese”, August 24, 2016. With official statistical data from the two post-schism dioceses, he compares the effects of the 2012 break on each in terms of membership and income: http://episcopalschismsc.blogspot.com/2016_08_01_archive.html Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Selena Smith says: Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Doug Desper says: James Clement says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 September 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm I understand Doug. With regard to the ECSC, I personally believe that cheap grace does not exist amongst a people dedicated to reorganizing a diocese that has been torn asunder by schismatic forces. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Clergy gather before the altar for the investiture of Bishop Skip Adams, left, on Sept. 10. With him are (left to right) Bishop Dean E. Wolfe, vice president of the House of Bishops and bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas; Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, the outgoing provisional bishop of the diocese; the Very Rev. Michael Wright, dean of Grace Church Cathedral; and Bishop J. Michael Garrison, retired 10th bishop of the Diocese of Western New York. Photo: The Episcopal Church in South Carolina[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III was elected by acclamation and invested as the provisional bishop for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina on Sept. 10.“We are going to continue to look out, and to look beyond, and to trust whatever the future holds, because we know that future is held by God,” Adams told Episcopalians from across eastern South Carolina who gathered at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston.Adams is the successor to Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, who led the diocese for 3-1/2 years as Provisional Bishop, guiding it through a period of reorganization after a group of churches and individuals announced they were breaking away from the Church in 2012.Adams is the successor to Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, who led the diocese for 3.5 years as provisional bishop, guiding it through a period of reorganization after a group of churches and individuals announced they were breaking away from the church in 2012.Adams officially retires in October after serving 15 years as the 10th bishop of Central New York. Meanwhile, he has taken up residence in Charleston and begun his new duties as provisional bishop. He and his wife, Bonnie, were welcomed by more than 200 people at a reception the evening of Sept. 9 at Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston. (View photos of the reception)Following the usual procedure for provisional bishops, Adams was the only nominee put forward at the special convention of the diocese on Sept. 10, which was called to order by VonRosenberg. (View a photo album of the Special Convention and liturgy)The Rev. Jean McGraw, president of the Standing Committee, said Adams was the unanimous choice of the committee, who she said “saw Bishop Adams as a spiritual leader, a man of prayer, and open to the Holy Spirit. He exuded a peaceful, calm demeanor, and much inner strength.”The election was followed by a festive celebration of Holy Eucharist and an investiture liturgy. (Video of the service is here.)Preaching and presiding at the service was the Rt. Rev. Dean E. Wolfe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. As vice president of the House of Bishops, he led the investiture on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. He also brought words of encouragement for the reorganized diocese, which now includes 31 congregations and some 7,000 members.“You know, you all are my heroes. You’re the people who get up early and stay up late to be The Episcopal Church in South Carolina,” Wolfe said in his sermon (text and video here).“This is a place where your deep faith has been challenged and your strongest loyalties have been questioned,” Wolfe said.  “…You picked up your cross and followed Christ.”Later in the service, Adams was formally seated in the cathedral by Dean Michael Wright. He then offered a tribute to VonRosenberg and his wife Annie.“I am very clear that I could not be here celebrating with all of you without huge amounts of work being done… we wouldn’t be here without them,” Adams said.He also thanked the people of the diocese for the welcome that he and Bonnie have received.  “There is nothing greater than experiencing the love of God through God’s people,” he said.“Anywhere that I have ever served in my 36 years of ordained ministry, Bonnie and I have fallen in love and we have been loved. And we look forward to falling in love with you.”As a concluding reflection, Bishop Adams offered an image from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky: “Never skate to where the puck is. Always skate to where the puck is going.”“I know that’s not a perfect science – it’s not always clear where the puck is going,” Adams said. “But I trust the Holy Spirit to lead us to where that puck is going… and that’s where we will go.” Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY September 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm I tried but cannot find their diocesan Parochial Report for last year. Is it available? It would be helpful to know what constitutes the diocese and what performance has occurred. 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 September 20, 2016 at 7:22 am What or Who are “schismatic forces”? James Clement says: Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Elections, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Sep 13, 2016 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Doug Desper says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church in South Carolina welcomes new provisional bishop September 15, 2016 at 11:53 am Thanks James, I saw that one too. Hopefully everyone knows that what really matters is the Average Sunday Attendance ( who cares about showing up – whether the Lord’s Day is the Lord’s or not). Church-wide stats show that we are not mustering half (about 47%) of members each week, and probably significant numbers of those attend only once a month. Nearly every church has uncommitted names on the books and the heartbeat of attendance tells quite a lot. Ultimately – if not soon – the viability of being a church or a diocese will have to be considered for this situation among others. Some people say that the wave of now and the future is people who identify with a church but have loose connections and that once/twice a month attendance should be tolerated as the new norm. If that is the case look next to the Christian Education/Christian training stats in each church and one can see the old saying in full blossom: “As goes the Sunday School so goes the Church.” For some reason Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s observations about cheap grace are coming to mind. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

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‘Ama a Dios, Ama al Prójimo’ adiestra a partidarios de…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jun 12, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 ‘Ama a Dios, Ama al Prójimo’ adiestra a partidarios de los refugiados para convertirse en sus promotores El Fondo Constable sufraga sesiones adicionales de adiestramiento en defensa social Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Refugees Migration & Resettlement Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Wendy Grace, enlace diocesano para refugiados en la Diócesis de Vermont, desempeña el papel de una refugiada colombiana durante una reunión simulada con una asistente congresional, ante la atenta mirada de Lynn Zender, presidente del grupo de ministerios de inmigración y refugiados de la Diócesis de California Septentrional. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Hartford, Connecticut] Hace un año, al Ministerio Episcopal de Migración (EMM por su sigla en inglés) le preocupaba cómo podría movilizar a la Iglesia para ayudar en el reasentamiento de unos 25.000 refugiados adicionales en el año fiscal 2017. Ahora, el EMM y otras agencias de reasentamiento se esfuerzan por sobrevivir en un ambiente cada vez más polarizado en que impera el miedo, la desinformación y el malentendido.El Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, predicó durante un oficio eucarístico el 5 de junio que dio inicio a “Ama a Dios, Ama al Prójimo”, un programa de adiestramiento en defensa de los refugiados en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan en West Hartford, Connecticut. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.“Hace un año, nuestra principal preocupación era cómo íbamos a pasar de 85.000 refugiados a 110.000…y entonces pensábamos que si no teníamos promoción [o defensa] social, si no contamos con personas que empezaran a asumir este importantísimo ministerio, nunca íbamos a ser capaces de reasentar 110.000 refugiados o más”, dijo el Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del EMM.“Nuestra promoción social consiste ahora simplemente en educar a la gente para que puedan filtrar la insensatez que tanto ven y oyen en los medios de prensa. Los refugiados están huyendo de los mismos problemas que queremos contener con nuestra propia seguridad nacional. Son personas que han sido agredidas y nosotros tememos ser agredidos”.La promoción social y la narrativa que humaniza la experiencia de los refugiados son dos medios con que los episcopales y otros [grupos] pueden corregir la falsa narrativa basada en el temor que actualmente categoriza a los refugiados.  Con ese objetivo en mente, el EMM presentó aquí, del 5 al 7 de junio, un adiestramiento de tres días para capacitar a los episcopales a ser agentes de reconciliación como aliados, defensores y embajadores de sus prójimos refugiados.“Tuvimos esta idea y escribimos este programa basado en las relaciones que hemos establecido con diócesis e individuos —presbíteros y diáconos y laicos— a lo largo de los últimos años. Personas que están muy dispuestas a juntarse no sólo para intercomunicarse y reunirse y entender cómo están llevando a cabo el ministerio de los refugiados en su propio contexto, sino también al objeto de aprender destrezas, especialmente ahora, para cambiar la percepción pública y transformar verdaderamente corazones y mentes en un momento en que los refugiados son tan profundamente incomprendidos”, dijo Allison Duvall, directora de un programa de coauspicio y relaciones eclesiásticas del EMM.La Iglesia Episcopal ha reasentado refugiados en Estados Unidos desde los años 30 del pasado siglo. El EMM es una de los nueve agencias asociadas con el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. para acoger y reasentar refugiados. El EMM gestiona 31 filiales de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis, proporcionándoles asistencia directa a los recién llegados. El EMM ha reasentado 3.404 refugiados en este año fiscal, que comenzó en octubre de 2016. El anterior año fiscal, el EMM  reasentó 3.071 refugiados.La Rda. Twila Smith, que atiende dos parroquias en la Diócesis de Bethlehem y coordina un centro comunitario para refugiados, a la derecha de pie, y el Rdo. Michael Coburn, sacerdote a cargo de la iglesia de La Ascensión, en Cranston, Rhode Island, sentado frente a la mesa, entre otras personas, toman parte en una reunión simulada con una asistente congresional, papel desempeñado aquí por Allison Duvall, directora del programa de coauspicio y relaciones eclesiásticas del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, durante la sesión de adiestramiento en defensa de los refugiados “Ama a Dios, Ama al Prójimo”, que tuvo lugar aquí del 5 al 7 de junio. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Once personas de distintas partes de la Iglesia Episcopal —provenientes de California, Texas, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pensilvania, Massachusetts, Florida, Carolina del Norte y Kentucky— asistieron al taller de adiestramiento del EMM “Ama a Dios, Ama al  Prójimo”.Financiado por una subvención del Fondo Constable, la capacitación fue el [taller] experimental de una serie de adiestramientos en defensa [o promoción] social programados para los próximos 12 meses.“El Fondo Constable es un ejemplo más de cómo la Iglesia Episcopal encuentra medios creativos de ministrar en tiempos difíciles. Los organismos de gobierno de la Iglesia Episcopal estaban buscando varias maneras de ayudarnos a que se corra la voz”, dijo Stevenson, en una entrevista con Episcopal News Service en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en West Hartford, el sitio donde se llevó a cabo el adiestramiento.Allison Duvall, directora del programa de coauspicio y relaciones eclesiásticas del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, toma parte en un debate el 8 de junino durante el taller de adiestramiento experimental “Ama a Dios, Ama al Prójimo” en defensa de los refugiados. El EMM tiene planes de hacer la defensa de los refugiados una parte permanente de su ministerio. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.“Ellos [los organismos de gobierno de la Iglesia] reconocieron el hecho que un ministerio verdaderamente efectivo se hace a nivel de base y el objetivo de este programa es darle a las personas en la base las herramientas que necesitan para abogar en defensa de los refugiados… esto es un ejemplo fantástico de cómo un organismo de gobierno puede poner en marcha un proceso que afecte realmente el ministerio sobre el terreno”.El Fondo Constable ofrece apoyo para iniciativas de formación cristiana a través de la Iglesia Episcopal que no estén incluidas en el presupuesto de la Iglesia. El EMM se propone llevar a cabo dos o tres [talleres] de adiestramiento adicionales en defensa de los refugiados antes de la Convención General de 2018y hacer del adiestramiento en defensa social una parte permanente de su ministerio.Para Amanda Payne, ministra de la juventud en la Diócesis de Dallas que trabaja con refugiados en la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol  [St. James Episcopal Church],  aprender — en una sesión llamada “Refugee 101”— acerca de la intensa investigación de seguridad a que se enfrentan los refugiados antes de que les den la oportunidad de reasentarse resultó ser una información novedosa que la ayudará en sus empeños de promoción social, dijo ella. La Rda. Paula Ott, diácona en la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] en Lexington, Kentucky, e hija de un judío sirio que vino como refugiado a Estados Unidos en los años 20,  dijo que aprender las destrezas narrativas para personalizar las experiencias de los refugiados es sólo una de las herramientas de la defensa social que ella se propone utilizar mientras intensifica sus esfuerzos en ese terreno.Además de Refugee 101, otras secciones de instrucción y adiestramiento incluyeron técnicas de narración   para replantear el relato; los principios del Desarrollo de la Comunidad Basado en Recursos, así como el contexto, las estrategias y los instrumentos prácticos para la defensa social.El Rdo. Sean Lanigan, rector asociado de la iglesia de San Pedro en Filadelfia, Pensilvania, toma parte el 6 de junio en un ejercicio de adiestramiento del Desarrollo de la Comunidad Basado en Recursos como parte del adiestramiento en defensa de los refugiados “Amar a Dios, Amar al Prójimo” que tuvo lugar del 5 al 7 de junio. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El Rdo. Sean Lanigan sirve como rector asociado de la iglesia de San Pedro [St. Peter’s Church] en Filadelfia, Pensilvania, una iglesia que trabaja con una agencia local de reasentamiento de refugiados para coauspiciar a una familia de refugiados butaneses. Para él, la conferencia reforzó el mensaje que la narrativa necesita incluir, no sólo relatos de refugiados, sino relatos de cómo el coauspicio cambia a los voluntarios y congregaciones de la Iglesia.A través de Estados Unidos, los episcopales  se asocian con el EMM y otras filiales para reasentar refugiados; el coauspicio de la Iglesia es una parte importante del programa de reasentamiento.  Y si bien el compromiso en el ámbito comunitario y el copatrocinio de la Iglesia  en un ministerio de caso por caso son importantes, la defensa [o promoción] social también es una importante instrumento de participación.“La defensa social debe ser absolutamente un componente, especialmente cuando uno está hablando de reasentamiento de refugiados”, dijo Lacey Broemel, analista de refugiados y política de inmigración de la Iglesia Episcopal. El Congreso aprueba la financiación y el Presidente determina anualmente el número de refugiados que han de reasentarse. “Si usted quiere refugiados en su comunidad, tiene que hablarles [a los funcionarios electos]. Uno no tiene que ser un experto para ser un buen mensajero, no tiene que haber trabajado en el reasentamiento de refugiados durante 45 años como coordinador de casos para saber, para ver la humanidad de alguien, para saber que este programa es bueno y justo y benéfico”.La Iglesia Episcopal no es partidista, pero los episcopales sí participan en política en el ámbito local, nacional e internacional a partir de un enfoque basado en valores cristianos.El adiestramiento en defensa social llega en un momento crítico. Desde su formalización en 1980, el Programa Federal de Reasentamiento de Refugiados ha disfrutado, por lo general, de amplio apoyo público y bipartidario. Además, históricamente, Estados Unidos ha estado a la cabeza del mundo en acoger a gran número de refugiados que huyen de la violencia y la persecución. Sin embargo, en 2015, la aceptación y actitud de los estadounidenses hacia los refugiados comenzó a cambiar de una aceptación fundamentalmente apacible al temor.Lacy Broemel, analista política sobre refugiados y migración de la Iglesia Episcopal, dirige el adiestramiento “Ministerio profético de la defensa social” el 7 de junio durante el adiestramiento experimental “Ama a Dios, Ama al Prójimo”. Foto de  a Lynette Wilson/ENS.Sucedieron dos cosas, explicó Broemel durante una sesión el 7 de junio en la que ella dirigió [un taller] sobre el ministerio profético de la defensa social.Primera, a principios de septiembre de ese año, una fotografía de un niño sirio de tres años que se ahogó y fue a dar a una playa de la costa sudoccidental de Turquía, se tornó viral y dio lugar  a un desbordamiento mundial de apoyo a los refugiados sirios que huían de la actual guerra civil en ese país. Alan Kurdi, su hermano mayor y su madre cuando el bote en que viajaban de Turquía a Grecia se volcó minutos después de  emprender su viaje.Luego, dos y medio meses después, el 13 de noviembre de 2015, unos ataques terroristas mataron a 130 personas e hirieron a centenares más en seis lugares de París. Inmediatamente después de los ataques, los medios de prensa reportaron erróneamente que uno de los atacantes era un refugiado sirio, cuando en efecto los atacantes eran de nacionalidad belga y francesa. . Independientemente de la identidad de los agresores, el temor, el nacionalismo y el flujo masivo de refugiados que llegaban a Europa huyendo de Siria y de otras zonas en crisis comenzó a cambiar la opinión pública contra los refugiados en Europa Occidental y Estados Unidos.Después de los ataques de París, la retórica contra los refugiados [que hasta entonces provenía] de grupos marginales se tornó general, creció el temor y el reasentamiento de refugiados se convirtió en un tema político polarizador exacerbado por una información errónea y por el malentendido del proceso de reasentamiento, dijo Broemel.Sin embargo, en 2016, el entonces presidente Barack Obama aumentó el número de refugiados de 85.000 a 110.000 durante 2016 y prometió reasentar 10.000 refugiados sirios en Estados Unidos durante el año fiscal 2017, el cual termina el 30 de septiembre.A principios de este año, cuando el presidente Donald Trump tomó posesión de su cargo, uno de sus primeros actos como presidente fue firmar un decreto ejecutivo por el que suspendía el programa de reasentamiento de refugiados en EE.UU. Un tribunal federal paralizó el decreto, que es probable que termine ante el Tribunal Supremo más adelante este año. El decreto también reducía en más de la mitad el número de admisiones de refugiados ese año fiscal; una decisión que ha obligado al Ministerio Episcopal de Migración a reducir el tamaño de su red de filiales.El presupuesto de 2018 propuesto por Trump reduce la financiación del programa de reasentamiento [de refugiados] en un 25 por ciento.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración está asociado a la campaña nacional Apoyo a los Refugiados del 12 al 16 de junio.-Lynette Wilson es jefa de redacción de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

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Resumen de la Convención General: siguiendo el camino de Jesús

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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm The Spirit of the living God was present in that Convention. Thank you God! Nuevo plan para la revisión litúrgica y del libro de oraciónLa convención adoptó un plan para la revisión litúrgica y del libro de oración que allana el camino para la creación de nuevos textos litúrgicos que respondan a las necesidades de los episcopales a través de la Iglesia, al tiempo que continúa el uso del Libro de Oración Común de 1979.La Resolución A068  pedía originalmente el inicio de un proceso que conduciría a un libro de oración completamente revisado para 2030. Los obispos en cambio adoptaron un plan para “una revisión litúrgica y del libro de oración para el futuro de la misión de Dios a través de la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús”.La resolución enmendada de los obispos pide que éstos desarrollen comunidades de culto en sus diócesis para la experimentación y creación de textos litúrgicos alternativos que presentarán a un nuevo Equipo de Trabajo para la Revisión Litúrgica y del Libro de Oración que será nombrado por el Obispo Primado y la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados.Dice también que la revisión litúrgica utilizara un lenguaje e imaginería inclusivos y expansivos para [referirse] a la humanidad y la divinidad, e incorporará comprensión, apreció y cuidado por la creación de Dios.Entre tanto, la Convención General adoptó también una resolución que permite a todas las congregaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal usar versiones opcionales en lenguaje expansivo de tres plegarias eucarísticas del Rito II del Libro de Oración Común de 1979.La Resolución D078 proporciona lenguaje alternativo para la Plegaria [eucarística] A, B y D. Los cambios están disponibles para uso experimental hasta que concluya la próxima edición completa del Libro de Oración Común.Toda la cobertura de ENS sobre la revisión litúrgica y del libro de oración puede encontrarse aquí. Aprobado un presupuesto de $134 millonesLa Convención adoptó un presupuesto de $133,8 millones para el 2019-2021  que refleja las prioridades del obispo primado de evangelización, reconciliación y justicia raciales y cuidado de la creación. Las prioridades se mencionan como los “tres pilares” de la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús.También continúa desarrollando lo que el obispo de Maine, Stephen Lane, vicepresidente del Comité Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas, le dijo a la sesión conjunta que es “la base de nuestro ministerio permanente como Iglesia y nuestros compromisos con los demás, tanto dentro como fuera de nuestra Iglesia”. Además, incluye el sustento del “continuo compromiso de la Iglesia con el gobierno conciliar, y los servicios legales, financieros y de otra índole del Centro de la Iglesia [las oficinas denominacionales en Nueva York]”.Toda la cobertura de ENS sobre el proceso presupuestario puede encontrarse aquí. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Resumen de la Convención General: siguiendo el camino de Jesús [Episcopal News Service] Respondiendo al llamado del obispo primado Michael Curry a “seguir el camino de Jesús”, los diputados y obispos de la 79ª. Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, reunidos del 5 al 13 de julio en Austin, Texas, actuaron en un número récord de resoluciones sobre asuntos clave tales como inmigración, revisión del libro de oración,. Israel-Palestina y la readmisión de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba como una diócesis. La Convención también aprobó un presupuesto de $134 millones que refleja, para los próximos tres años, las prioridades del Obispo Primado en la evangelización, la reconciliación racial y el cuidado de la creación. Entre tanto, los procesos legislativos fueron supervisados por alados observadores del lugar, uno de los cuales adoptó una presencia en las redes sociales al aportarle a la Convención una serie constante de ocasiones plumíferas en medio de los debates, a menudo intensos y apasionados, sobre los importantes asuntos que se presentaron ante la Iglesia.Fuera de las cámaras legislativas, varios acontecimientos reunieron a diputados, obispos y visitantes a mezclarse, socializar, orar, adorar y abogar, en una ocasión con personas que daban público testimonio contra la violencia armada, y en otra frente a un centro de detención para condenar las acciones del gobierno de EE.UU. en su aplicación de las normas migratorias. Un culto de avivamiento en el Centro de Eventos Palmer de Austin, el 7 de julio, atrajo una multitud de más de 2.500 personas que escucharon el vehemente sermón del obispo primado Michael Curry sobre [el tema]“Dios es amor y da vida”.En su sermón de apertura el 5 de julio, Curry retó a los episcopales a abrazar “el Camino del amor: Prácticas para una vida centrada en Jesús” como una manera de ayudar a la Iglesia a entrar en una nueva era de crecimiento espiritual. Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Compensación para el/la presidente de los diputadosLa Convención convino en un plan para pagarle al[a la] presidente de la Cámara de Diputados por las labores de su cargo.La Resolución B014 se aprobó sin incluir ningún monto salarial en dólares, pero si acordó pagarle al presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, honorarios de director/a y funcionario/a “por específicos servicios prestados en el cumplimiento de deberes requeridos por la Constitución y los Cánones de la Iglesia”.Toda la cobertura de ENS se encuentra aquí. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Comments are closed. Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (1) Respondiendo a las voces e historias de las mujeresLas voces e historias de las mujeres desempeñaron un papel significativo en las labores de la 79ª. Convención General, desde una liturgia donde los obispos expresaron lamentos y confesión por el papel de la Iglesia en el acoso, la explotación y el abuso sexuales hasta la Resolución D087 que permite a los diputados llevar a bebés al pleno de la Cámara de Diputados para alimentarlos.Toda la cobertura de ENS sobre los asuntos de justicia de género puede encontrarse aquí. Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Enfrentándose a las injusticias en el conflicto israelí-palestinoLa Convención General resumió su consideración de resoluciones en relación con el conflicto israelí-palestino con resultados desiguales debido en gran medida a la renuencia de la Cámara de Obispos de tomar muchas de las medidas audaces a que instara la Cámara de Diputados.De las 15 resoluciones presentadas sobre Israel-Palestina en la Convención General, sólo seis fueron aprobadas por ambas cámaras, aunque las resoluciones exitosas aun abordan la difícil situación de los niños palestinos, el estatus de Jerusalén, el uso desproporcionado de fuerza letal por ambas partes y las formas en que la Iglesia Episcopal puede presionar a favor de la paz mediante sus decisiones de inversión.Los obispos y diputados, aun aquellos que argüían por medidas más enérgicas contra las condiciones de ocupación de los territorios palestinos por Israel, se esforzaron en afirmar el derecho de Israel a existir y a defenderse, citando una política de larga data de la Iglesia hacia la región. Y si bien los obispos rechazaron la resolución más polémica, la D019, diciendo que equivalía a una peligrosa “desinversión” en Israel, sí se unieron a los diputados en aprobar la Resolución B016, que refleja la D019 en su uso de la frase “tamiz de inversiones a partir de derechos humanos”. Sin embargo, a diferencia de la D019, la Resolución B016 no incluye ningún calendario para las decisiones del Consejo Ejecutivo ni ninguna referencia a la complicidad de la Iglesia en la ocupación, si bien en definitiva podría dar lugar a que la Iglesia retirara dinero de las compañías que hacen negocios allí.Toda la cobertura de ENS sobre los asuntos de Israel-Palestina puede encontrarse aquí. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 center_img Pleno acceso a los ritos matrimoniales de uso experimentalLa Convención convino en aprobar la Resolución B012 el 13 de julio para darles a todos los episcopales la capacidad de que los casen sus sacerdotes en las iglesias a las que pertenecen.La Resolución B012 había ido de la Cámara de Diputados a la de obispos y de regreso a los diputados en su trayecto a la aprobación.Los diputados aprobaron por abrumadora mayoría una versión muy enmendada de la resolución el 9 de julio, y la Cámara de Obispos añadió una enmienda técnica dos días después que no cambia el objetivo de la B012 de brindar pleno acceso a dos ritos matrimoniales de uso experimental a parejas del mismo sexo y de sexos opuestos aprobados por la reunión de la Convención General en 2015 (por vía de la Resolución A054).La Resolución B012 estipula:Darles a los rectores o al clero encargado de una congregación la capacidad de brindar acceso a los ritos matrimoniales de uso experimental para parejas del mismo sexo y de sexos opuestos. La Resolución A054 de 2015 y la versión original de la B012 decían que los clérigos sólo podían usar los ritos bajo la dirección de su obispo.Requerir que si un obispo “sostiene una posición teológica que no acepta el matrimonio para parejas del mismo sexo”, él o ella pueda invitar a otro obispo, si fuere necesario, para ofrecer “apoyo pastoral” a cualquier pareja que desee usar los ritos, así como al miembro del clero y a la congregación interesados. En cualquier caso, debe pedírsele a un obispo de fuera que acepte solicitudes de nuevas nupcias si algún miembro de la pareja es divorciado, a fin de cumplir con el requisito canónico que se aplica a las parejas de sexos opuestos.Continuar el uso experimental de los ritos hasta que concluya la próxima revisión integral del Libro de Oración Común.Toda la cobertura de ENS sobre la igualdad matrimonial puede encontrarse aquí. Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Decidiendo sobre la inmigraciónSi hubo un asunto que desafió cualquier expectativa de controversia en la 79ª. Convención General ese fue la inmigración.Obispos y delegados llegaron a Austin la semana pasada luego del escándalo nacional provocado por la política de “tolerancia cero” del gobierno de Trump hacia la inmigración, en particular la decisión de separar a niños de los padres detenidos. Y pese a que el gobierno revirtiera las separaciones de familias, las normas migratorias siguen siendo un tema candente, incluso en el estado fronterizo que servía de anfitrión a la reunión trienal de la Iglesia.Pero si el país continúa dividido respecto a qué hacer con la inmigración, los miles de episcopales aquí presentaron un frente unificado en apoyo a las familias que han sido separadas, de los que se enfrentan a la deportación y de los inmigrantes en general —a través de la oración , el testimonio, la acción y la aprobación expedita de una legislación.La Convención aprobó tres resoluciones sobre el tema de la inmigración:La Resolución C033 hace política oficial de la Iglesia respetar la dignidad de los inmigrantes y traza los lineamientos de cómo la política pública debe reflejar esa creencia; la A178 asume una posición enérgica contra la separación de las familias y el trato de padres y niños inmigrantes; y la C009, titulada “Convertirse en una Iglesia santuario”anima a los episcopales a acercarse y apoyar a los inmigrantes que enfrentan deportación, incluido el brindarles santuario físico si ellos así lo eligen.Uno de los momentos definitorios de esta Convención General fue la vigilia de oración que tuvo lugar el 8 de julio frente al  Centro de Detención Hutto, una instalación para la reclusión de inmigrantes [ilegales] a poco más de media hora a la salida de Austin. Una nutrida reunión de más de un millar de episcopales que oraron y cantaron en apoyo a padres inmigrantes y a sus hijos, que han sido separados.Toda la cobertura de ENS sobre los temas de inmigración puede encontrarse aquí. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Readmisión de CubaLa Convención aprobó admitir, o readmitir, a la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba como una diócesis mediante la aprobación de la Resolución A238. La Diócesis de Cuba va a ser parte de la II Provincia, la cual incluye las diócesis de [los estados de] Nueva York y Nueva Jersey en Estados Unidos, además de Haití y las Islas Vírgenes.Toda la cobertura de ENS sobre Cuba puede encontrarse aquí y aquí. Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA General Convention 2018 Rev. 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Houston-area Episcopal Latino mission feeds thousands feeling coronavirus impact

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Health & Healthcare AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 COVID-19, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Posted Apr 3, 2020 Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Rev. Pedro López, vicar of Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro in Pasadena, Texas, helps distribute food during its food drive.[Diocese of Texas] Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro, in Pasadena, Texas, fed over 2,300 people through its feeding and assistance ministry on April 1. San Pedro’s nonprofit organization, North Pasadena Community Outreach, or NPCO, partners with the Houston Food Bank to host a weekly food pantry. Normally NPCO distributes food to around 200 families as well as offering benefits assistance. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a nearly 250% increase in the numbers of those served.“Many of our families are especially vulnerable because they work jobs without wage protection and job security. When so many employers cancel on their housekeepers or workers, families lose their income,” said the Rev. Pedro López, vicar of San Pedro. “The situation is even more devastating for refugees and undocumented immigrants who will not be eligible for financial assistance from the government,” López added.San Pedro’s feeding ministry was made possible through the participation of over 20 volunteers. “Most of these volunteers are young adults from the church community who are themselves out of work,” said the Rev. David Goldberg, curate. “They stepped up to help when we sent many of our regular volunteers home because their age made them especially at risk.” Volunteers are required to practice social distancing, wear masks and gloves, and avoid close contact with clients.While the food pantry was open, 446 cars followed a mile-long trail that wound through three school parking lots and down a nearby thoroughfare. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Celia Curiel, site manager. “Normally we see a couple of hundred families, but many of these people have never been here before. I’ve even seen friends and fellow parishioners here for the first time. So many people are struggling.”Iglesia San Pedro is located in an industrial suburb of Houston. The neighborhood consists of mostly immigrant families, many of whom suffer from the effects of endemic poverty. According to the Episcopal Health Foundation, the average life expectancy in North Pasadena is more than 20 years below the average in more affluent Houston-area neighborhoods.“The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing vulnerabilities. This makes the work of Houston Food Bank partners, like San Pedro, all the more important,” said Houston at-large City Councilman David W. Robinson. “I have been so impressed by the willingness of religious communities, including and especially Episcopal churches, to do God’s work, even as they responsibly close their doors for Sunday worship.” New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Houston-area Episcopal Latino mission feeds thousands feeling coronavirus impact Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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

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