‘Blue Book’ reports posted on General Convention’s website


first_img‘Blue Book’ reports posted on General Convention’s website Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service] The Blue Book, the collection of reports to the Episcopal Church’s 77th General Convention of the work completed by its committees, commissions, agencies and boards (CCABs), during the 2010-2012 triennium, is now available to download here.The book, at more than 750 pages, also contains more than 150 “A” resolutions that the CCABs have proposed to the General Convention, which meets July 5-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the Diocese of Indianapolis. (Legislative committee hearings and some other convention activities begin July 4.)Most, but not all, “A” resolutions are contained in the Blue Book. For example, the church’s Executive Council agreed April 20 to submit three A resolutions to convention. Those three resolutions can be found in a list of all council action here.Resolutions may also be submitted to convention by three other groups: bishops (B resolutions); dioceses (C resolutions); and deputies (D resolutions). Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson assign each resolution as it is received to one of the convention’s legislative committees. Once those assignments are made, resolutions are posted here. The deadline for filing any type of resolution is 5 p.m. EDT July 6, the second official day of convention.The 5.15MB Blue Book file in PDF form includes a table of contents page with jump links to each CCAB report. And this edition of the Blue Book is salmon (Pantone 169 M).People wishing to purchase a print copy of the Blue Book can pre-order it from Church Publishing Inc. here for $35. Cokesbury, distributor of Church Publishing’s materials, is currently offering a 20 percent discount, making the price $28. Purchasers must pay shipping costs based on their location.For the first time, the Blue Book will be available in e-book formats, also from Church Publishing. Both versions will be available the week of April 30, according to a press release from the church’s Office of Public Affairs.A PDF of the Blue Book in Spanish, El Libro Azul, will also be available the week of April 30.For questions about The Blue Book, contact Christopher Barajas in the General Convention office at [email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By ENS staffPosted Apr 23, 2012 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more


La Catedral Nacional de Washington auspicia un oficio de recordación…


first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Batalá Washington, D.C., una banda de percusionistas afrobrasileños de samba-reggae, ofrece música animada en el oficio interreligioso del 21 de Julio en la Catedral Nacional de Washington. Foto / Washington National Cathedral, Ed Graham[Catedral Nacional de Washington] “De las tinieblas a la luz” fue el nombre del oficio vespertino en la Catedral Nacional de Washington el 21 de julio que congregó a más de 850 personas de muchas tradiciones religiosas para recordar a los desaparecidos a causa del SIDA, así como reafirmar un espíritu de esperanza y compromiso durante el despliegue de la Colcha de Retazos [en memoria de las víctimas] del SIDA en Washington, D.C. en el 25º. Aniversario de la Fundación del Proyecto de los NOMBRES [NAMES Project][El oficio puede verse aquí y una imagen de la galería se puede ver aquí.]Nueve segmentos escogidos – de 12 pies – de la colcha de retazos, el memorial dinámico más grande del mundo, estuvieron desplegados a lo largo de la nave, dos de los segmentos colgaban de los balcones norte y sur.Batalá Washington, D.C., una banda de percusionista afrobrasileños que tocan samba-reggae, ofreció una entusiasta bienvenida a los asistentes que llegaban a la catedral. Cinco paneles individuales de la colcha de retazos, de tres por seis pies, también formaron parte de la procesión. Más de 50 personas participaron en el oficio que contó con la presencia de líderes religiosos cristianos, judíos, hindúes y musulmanes, personas que viven con el VIH/SIDA, sus familiares, amigos, seres queridos, personas que los cuidan y miembros de un comité de planificación internacional, desfilaron en procesión mientras Karen Rugg interpretaba “Threads,” una solemne composición para flauta nativoamericana.Sandra Thurman, directora ejecutiva del Programa Interreligioso de Salud en la Escuela de Salud Pública “Rollins” de la Universidad de Emory -una de las instituciones auspiciadoras fundamentales del oficio- y el Rdo. Francis H. Wade, deán interino de la catedral, dieron la bienvenida a los asistentes.“El lugar donde ustedes están reunidos se llama, en la tradición cristiana, la nave”, dijo Wade. “Es la palabra latina para barco. Y lo que eso significa literalmente es que cuando nos congregamos, estamos juntos en el mismo barco -literalmente en este barco juntos… Esta catedral ha estado en este barco por mucho tiempo, y estaremos en él por tanto tiempo como sea menester, y nos sentimos honrados en compartir este momento particular con ustedes”.Llamados a la oración de cada una de las tradiciones religiosas representadas, cantados desde el balcón occidental de la catedral, se alternaron con lecturas de la Escritura por el Rd. Canónigo Gideon Byamugisha, de la Iglesia Anglicana de Uganda; el rabino Aaron Miller, de la Congregación Hebrea de Washington; Abhay Das, de ISKCON, una organización krishna-hindú en Washington, D.C., y el imán Johari Abdul-Malik, de la Sociedad Islámica Dar Al-Hajirah.Una conmemoración especial incluyó oraciones escritas por Marcia Falk -“Es nuestro para ser alabado”, “Santificados nuestros nombres” y “Cada uno de nosotros tiene un nombre”- y cantado por Ana Hernández con responsorio congregacional. Todos fueron invitados a ofrecer oraciones silenciosas mientras participantes en el oficio y acólitos de la catedral encendían cuatro estantes llenos de lámparas votivas en medio de la nave.El Dr. James W. Curran, que en 1981 coordinó el equipo de trabajo sobre el síndrome de la inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA) en el Centro para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), fue el orador principal. Curran dirigió la división del VIH/SIDA en el CDC y llegó a alcanzar el rango de Subdirector General de Sanidad mientras estuvo allí. En la actualidad es profesor de epidemiología y decano de la Escuela de Salud Pública “Rollins” en la Universidad de Emory.“Las colchas del Proyecto NOMBRES están con nosotros como recordatorios del compromiso de sus seres queridos. Ya ellos no son reconocibles por su género, edad, orientación sexual o país de origen. Sino más bien, están unidos en su muerte por la causa -como lo estamos nosotros”, dijo Curran.Luego de pedir un momento de silencio para recordar a los desaparecidos, Curran nombró a unos cuantos individuos específicos que murieron debido a la enfermedad, entre ellos Elizabeth Glaser, Rock Hudson y Freddie Mercury.“Es esencial que, a través del mundo, las comunidades de diversas fes se unan en sus empeños benéficos para ofrecer esperanzas a los cientos de millones de personas con el VIH o con gran riesgo de contraerlo”, agregó Curran.Dos paneles de la colcha [del SIDA] que rara vez se muestran se desplegaron de manera prominente sobre el dosel laboriosamente tallado en madera de la reja del coro, ofreciéndole un fondo impresionante a la plataforma en el crucero de la catedral donde tuvo lugar el oficio. “El Último” [“the Last One”] -un panel que se expuso por primera vez al público el sábado por la mañana en el Paseo Nacional [National Mall] como parte de la ceremonia de apertura del evento “La colcha de retazos en la capital”- llegó a manos de la Fundación (custodios de la colcha) en 1988. Llegó con una nota escrita a mano que decía: “Espero que este retazo encontrará un lugar permanente y ayudará a marcar el fin de esta devastadora enfermedad”. El panel mismo simplemente decía “The Last One” en letras blancas sobre fondo negro. El NAMES Project reconoció su importancia inmediatamente y la conserva -y la esperanza que conlleva de poder coserlo a la colcha de retazos como “El Último”.“El Último es tanto una oración silenciosa como un escueto recordatorio de todo lo que nos esforzamos en lograr”, dijo Julie Rhoad, presidenta y Directora Ejecutiva de la Fundación. “Hay renovada esperanza de que el fin del SIDA es posible según la ciencia empieza a dar a conocer nuevos documentos. El que estemos compartiendo “El Último” con el público ahora es decisivo para que todos nos demos cuenta de cómo cada uno de nosotros tienen un importante papel en el camino para el fin del SIDA: la última persona que enfrente el estigma y la discriminación por vivir con el VIH, la última nueva infección, la última transmisión de madre a bebé, el último niño que se queda huérfano y la última muerte de SIDA”.También se mostraba sobre la reja del coro un segmento de paneles en préstamo de la catedral de San Jorge [St. George’s Cathedral] en Ciudad del Cabo, que fueron bendecidos por Desmond Tutu, arzobispo emérito de Ciudad del Cabo, antes de que salieran de Sudáfrica la semana pasada. Al llegar a la Catedral Nacional de Washington, fueron presentados en una ceremonia que incluyó otra bendición impartida por la obispa Jane Holmes Dixon, ex obispa de Washington, pro tempore, con algunas palabras del Hon. Ebrahim Rasool, embajador de Sudáfrica en EE.UU.Tres diferentes grupos vocales cantaron himnos especiales [durante el oficio]. Entre ellos estaban Potomac Fever, un pequeño conjunto del Coro de Hombres Homosexuales [Gay Men’s Chorus] de Washington, D.C., que cantó la canción de cuna de Fred Small “Todo es posible” [Everything Possible] en un arreglo a cappella.Los Cantores de la Catedral, dirigidos por el director de música, Canónigo Michael McCarthy, cantaron “Luz eterna [Eternal Light] de Leo Sowerby y posteriormente “Cuando anocheció” [When Night Fell], una nueva composición con música de David Hurd y letra de Carl Daw y Adam Tice, encargada especialmente para el oficio por el comité de planificación. Los Hombres y Mujeres del Coro Gospel de la Sociedad de Artes Escénicas de Washington, dirigidos por el director artístico Stanley J. Thurston, hizo una edificante interpretación del himno tradicional “Oh, día feliz” [Oh, Happy Day] en que los asistentes de pie marcaron el ritmo con palmadas. Luego de la bendición final y la despedida todos se unieron as cantar “Siyahamba,” o “Marchamos en la luz de Dios”, el himno de la libertad de Sudáfrica.La Rda. Gina Gilland Campbell, directora interina de culto de la Catedral, desarrolló gran parte de la liturgia del oficio en conjunción con un comité interreligioso coordinado por el Rdo. Canónigo Ted Karpf. El Centro para la Salud y los Derechos Humanos “Joseph W. Blount” de la Universidad de Emory, la Escuela de Teología y la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Boston, así como la División del VIH/SIDA del Centro para la Salud Mundial del CDC en Atlanta, Georgia, fueron coauspiciadores del oficio.El oficio tuvo lugar mientras miles de personas se reunían en Washington, D.C., para asistir a la 19ª. Conferencia Internacional del SIDA, de la cual Estados Unidos es el anfitrión por primera vez en 22 años, y que se esperaba fuera la más grande de estas reuniones desde que comenzaron en 1985. También fue el lanzamiento de “La colcha en la capital” [“Quilt in the Capital”] una conmemoración del Proyecto de los NOMBRES de los 25 años de la colcha de retazos del SIDA, que conllevó un importante despliegue en el Mall y exposiciones de segmentos de la colcha en más de otros 50 lugares a través del área de Washington.El ministerio de la Catedral Nacional en torno al VIH/SIDA se remonta a 1986, cuando auspició una conferencia sobre el papel que la religión podría desempeñar para crear una mayor conciencia sobre el problema. La catedral también ha recibido la colcha de retazos del Sida y ha celebrado oficios sobre el tema en 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994 y 1996.— Richard M. Weinberg es director de comunicaciones de la Catedral Nacional de Washington. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Health & Healthcare, Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Por Richard M. WeinbergPosted Jul 26, 2012 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA HIV/AIDS Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC La Catedral Nacional de Washington auspicia un oficio de recordación por las víctimas del SIDA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more


British bishops condemn ‘Go home or face arrest’ campaign


first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR British bishops condemn ‘Go home or face arrest’ campaign Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, 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 Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Trevor GrundyPosted Aug 9, 2013 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Michael Craig Patterson 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 Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Refugees Migration & Resettlement Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel August 9, 2013 at 11:13 pm Bless these bishops and shame on Home Affairs!Michael Patterson Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Immigration, The British government’s the Ministry of Home Affairs’ controversial “go home” bus and van campaign has drawn criticism. Photo: www.gov.uk[Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Two bishops — one Anglican, the other Roman Catholic — condemned a British government billboard and stop-and-search campaign aimed at picking up illegal immigrants and deporting them.Bishop Nick Baines, the Anglican leader of Bradford in northern England, derided the Ministry of Home Affairs’ controversial “go home” bus and van campaign and described it as divisive and ineffective.Bishop Patrick Lynch, one of the Roman Catholic Church’s authorities on immigration, said the government’s billboard campaign targeting illegal immigrants in several London boroughs left the impression all immigrants and foreigners are unwelcome in England.Earlier this month, bus and van ads appeared across London with the slogan: “Go home or face arrest.” The Ministry of Home Affairs paid for the ads.A summer immigration crackdown has included spot identity checks and regular Ministry of Home Affairs updates on Twitter detailing the number of people arrested.“These cases need to be dealt with compassionately, especially when there are children involved,” Lynch told The Catholic Herald.Sarah Teather, a Catholic member of Parliament, suggested the announcements are designed to make the government look tough on immigration.With unemployment hovering at 7.8 percent, some Parliament members and human rights workers say the government’s campaign could stoke ethnic tensions.Prime Minister David Cameron has made curbing illegal immigration a priority but faces calls to reassess the way government is measuring it. A recent report by a gqovernment watchdog committee said the current system was “ little better than a best guess.”There are an estimated 570,000 illegal immigrants in Britain, many from Africa but also from eastern Europe. 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 last_img read more


Congregaciones episcopales encuentran medios de participar en el actual ciclo…


first_imgCongregaciones episcopales encuentran medios de participar en el actual ciclo político Discernir la vocación de una congregación es esencial para su labor, dicen algunos líderes 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Votar es sólo una de las maneras en que los episcopales pueden participar en el proceso electoral. Foto de everylibrary.org.[Episcopal News Service] Busque en Google la frase “religion and politics” [religión y política] y en 52 segundos el motor de búsqueda sugerirá al menos 140.000.000 entradas en Internet.Obviamente, la mezcla de los dos temas tiene muchas ramificaciones, especialmente durante un año de elección presidencial.Las comunidades religiosas con frecuencia debaten si toman parte en el ciclo político y, de hacerlo, cuán profundamente. Además de las dudas teológicas y de cultura congregacional, sopesan y temen las normas aparentemente complicadas de la Superintendencia de Contribuciones (IRS) que regular esa participación.A ese objeto, la Red Episcopal de Política Pública de la Iglesia Episcopal publicó el 18 de mayo un Instrumento de Participación en las Elecciones que se presenta a sí mismo como una introducción para las congregaciones que están ansiosas de participar en el proceso electoral “fiel, responsable y legalmente”. El instrumento basa esa participación en la promesa del Pacto Bautismal de “luchar por la justicia y por la paz y respetar la dignidad de todo ser humano”.El mismo sugiere que las conversaciones sobre temas de política pública, foros de candidatos, inscripción de votantes y campañas de información sobre temas específicos, interacción con jóvenes adultos que tienen derecho a votar por primera vez, campañas de Sal y Vota y la promoción legislativa de derechos electorales son actividades particularmente apropiadas.“Participar en las elecciones es una manera de cumplir con nuestro llamado a amar a nuestros prójimos como a nosotros mismos”, dijo Lacy Broemel, directora de comunicaciones y operaciones de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal. “La participación en las elecciones trasciende el simple acto de votar, incluye participar en el discurso cívico y en proteger los derechos electorales”.Durante una entrevista en el programa NewsHour de PBS  que salió al aire el 17 de mayo, el obispo primado Michael Curry le dijo a Judy Woodruff que la participación política de los cristianos era esencial.“Independientemente del lado en que usted se encuentre —este no es un pronunciamiento partidista—  imagine nuestra política si comenzamos a comprometernos mutuamente no desde la perspectiva de mi mezquino interés personal, sino de la perspectiva de nuestro interés, del bien común, del bienestar general. Imagine nuestra política global. Imagine nuestras relaciones económicas”, afirmó.A veces las personas de fe dicen que la Iglesia no debe involucrarse en política, pero la Rda. Leah Sandwell-Weiss, diácona de la iglesia episcopal de San Felipe de las Colinas [St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church] en Tucson, Arizona, les dice esto: “Política es en lo que Jesús se implicó. Encarémoslo: todo lo que él hizo, de algún modo, tuvo una repercusión política”.Ella añade que es importante entender que “político es diferente de partidista” y que “si no decimos nada, eso es político también”.El Rdo. Ed Bacon, que se jubiló recientemente como rector en la iglesia de Todos los Santos [All Saints Church] en Pasadena, California, lo ha definido de este modo: “a la fe en acción se le llama política. La espiritualidad sin acción es infructuosa, y la acción social sin espiritualidad es desalmada. Somos audazmente políticos sin ser partisanos. El tener un lugar que defender libre de partidarismo libera al patriota religioso para ver claramente, para hablar valientemente y para actuar audazmente”.El instrumento de la EPPN insta a las congregaciones a comenzar conversaciones para discernir cómo participar y “donde nuestros fuertes pueden hacer el mayor impacto”.Tal discernimiento es decisivo, dicen los líderes de congregaciones para quienes esa participación se ve como una vocación a la cual los llaman el Espíritu Santo y la tradición.Por ejemplo, el Rdo. Martini Shaw, rector de la iglesia episcopal africana de Santo Tomás [African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas] en Filadelfia, dice que la tradición de la participación política de la congregación es específica tanto de su historia en la ciudad como de la parte histórica que las iglesias han desempeñado en las comunidades negras.Santo Tomás “siempre ha estado al frente de la comunidad” en lo que toca a los problemas sociales y durante las elecciones, dijo Shaw, añadiendo que esa posición se ha acrecentado durante sus 12 años en la iglesia.En el pasado, los pastores negros con frecuencia se contaban entre las personas más instruidas de sus comunidades, apuntó Shaw, y durante la esclavitud y en la era de la segregación las iglesias eran los únicos lugares donde los negros podían legalmente congregarse. Esas condiciones se han traducido en la práctica común de políticos que visitan congregaciones negras los domingos durante la temporada de campaña.En consecuencia, durante la mayoría de los ciclos electorales, Santo Tomás consigue “un montón de personas interesadas en venir y lo que normalmente les digo es que son bienvenidas a visitarnos y a adorar como cualquiera otro”, dijo Shaw. Durante el momento de los anuncios, que en Santo Tomás tiene lugar después que termina la comunión, los candidatos que nos visitan son invitados a presentarse y a decir al cargo al que aspiran.Cuando Hillary Clinton buscaba visitar iglesias negras en Filadelfia el 24 de abril, el domingo antes de las elecciones primarias en Pensilvania, se acercó a Santo Tomás y a la iglesia bautista del Triunfo [Triumph Baptist Church]. Cuando Shaw la presentó la llamó ex Primera Dama y ex Secretaria de Estado, no candidata presidencial. Por supuesto, dijo Shaw, Clinton mencionó que ella aspiraba a la presidencia.“Lo interesante es que Bernie Sanders quería venir ese mismo domingo”, contó “pero le dijimos muy claramente que Hillary se había comprometido a venir y que probablemente no sería una buena idea”, debido a la ocasión.Si Donald Trump, el presunto candidato republicano, pide venir a Santo Tomás de ahora a la elección del 8 de noviembre, “ciertamente lo recibiríamos”, dijo Shaw.Recibir a los candidatos es parte del objetivo de Shaw de educar a los miembros en el proceso político y en los temas de cualquier ciclo electoral dado. A Santo Tomás también le preocupa conseguir que las personas se inscriban para votar y que se preparen para ir a las urnas con la debida documentación y ayudar a la gente a llegar a los centros de votación el día de las elecciones.“Vamos a estar ocupados, ocupados, ocupados haciendo que la gente vaya a los colegios electorales a votar”, dijo Shaw. “Todo va a girar en torno a la votación”.Si Santo Tomás vive a la altura de las tradiciones de la participación política de la iglesia negra, entonces la iglesia de Todos los Santos en Pasadena, epitomiza un modelo diferente, basado en discernir un llamado a lo que la Rda. Susan Russell, asociada principal de la parroquia, llama “vivir en la vanguardia profética”.Todos los Santos ha estado durante décadas en el frente de los problemas de justicia social. En los años 40, el Rdo. John Scott, el cuarto rector de la parroquia, fue a la Union Station de Los Ángeles a protestar la deportación de nipoamericanos a los campos de internamiento. Dos décadas más tarde, el Rdo. Jon Burt, sucesor de Scott, recibió amenazas de muerte después que apoyó a Martin Luther King y lo ayudó a organizar enormes manifestaciones a favor de los derechos civiles en la zona.El Rdo. George Regas, sucesor de Burt, se opuso rotundamente a la guerra de Vietnam, dando lugar a una gran división en la congregación con su sermón de 1971 “Sr. Presidente, el jurado está formado”. En octubre de 2004, el ahora jubilado Regas predicó un sermón en Todos los Santos que la Superintendencia de Contribuciones dijo inicialmente que constituía una intervención en la elección presidencial de 2004. La IRS inició una investigación de dos años en la parroquia que concluyó en 2007 sin llegar a cuestionar su estatus de exenta de impuestos y sin que la auditoría con la que habían amenazado tuviera lugar.“Pero ninguna de esas acciones tiene que ver con los candidatos”, dijo Russell. “Si bien el ADN de Todos los Santos ha estado profundamente arraigado en el evangelio social a través y dentro del proceso político, hemos trazado el límite en cualquier participación que sea partidarista”.“Estamos muy claros de que nuestro reto está en los temas no en los partidos”, señaló ella.La “ética teológica fundacional” de la parroquia es que está “profundamente comprometida con ser una voz profética en la arena pública en asuntos que importan para el evangelio, y la manera en que hacemos eso es también vehementemente no partidaria”. Una resolución de la junta parroquial sobre justicia racial está orientando a algunos sobre la participación de Todos los Santos en este ciclo electoral, explicó Russell.Todos los Santos auspicia foros educativos sobre iniciativas electorales y a veces asume posiciones respecto a esas iniciativas, según Russell. También tiene montada una “mesa de acción” en una Hora del Café en la que brinda a los feligreses medios de hacer oír sus voces en temas de justicia social y proporciona información sobre inscripción y derechos del votante.La parroquia ha discernido su vocación y Russell dijo que ser episcopal significa que Todos los Santos pertenece a una “Iglesia bastante amplia” que permite tanto a congregaciones como a individuos encontrar sus propias vocaciones. Y si bien algunas parroquias, tales como Todos los Santos, ven su vocación como viviendo en esa vanguardia profética, “es la vocación de otros vivir en la vanguardia contemplativa de nuestra tradición y todo eso cae dentro de los lindes de nuestra fe y práctica comunes como anglicanos”, subrayó.Una congregación que busca discernir su vocación —o discernir si está siendo “llamada a un nuevo lugar para un nuevo propósito”— debe escuchar al Espíritu Santo y, afirmó Russell, escuchar “los problemas que hacen latir su corazón más aprisa como congregación”.San Felipe en Tucson participa en los procesos políticos y electorales en más de un nivel. [La iglesia] fue miembro fundadora de la Organización para la Educación Cívica Interreligiosa del Condado de Pima, una organización de promoción social sin fines de lucro que se moviliza por asuntos que afectan a familias y comunidades en los ámbitos local y regional. La promoción social y la educación han incluido temas tales como violencia armada, inmigración, economía medioambiental y financiación educacional, dijo Sandwell-Weiss.El grupo espera que brindando información y ayudando a las personas a relacionar esos asuntos con su fe —especialmente con el llamado de Jesús en Mateo 25 a encontrarle mientras nos ocupamos de las personas en los márgenes de la sociedad— “es de esperar que habrá un electorado más informado y un electorado que trabajará por hacer algunos cambios”, afirmó.La iglesia fue también un colegio electoral para la elección especial del estado del 17 de mayo sobre dos proposiciones sobre financiación educacional y cambio para el sistema de pensiones de los empleados públicos. Un número indeterminado de congregaciones e instituciones episcopales ofrecen sus instalaciones como colegios electorales.La iglesia episcopal de Betesda junto al mar [Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea] en Palm Beach, Florida, tiene “toda clase de personas en la iglesia y algunas son más conocidas que otras, y mi esperanza es que todas encuentren un lugar donde podamos conversas sincera y abiertamente de ciertas cosas”, dijo el Rdo. James Harlan, rector de la parroquia. Donald Trump es una de esas personas, quien se casó en la iglesia en 2005.Harlan, que ha predicado sobre conducta de campaña y retórica de campaña, así como el modo en que los cristianos pueden vivir más allá del modelo de ganadores y perdedores, dijo que otros de sus objetivos es que cuando la gente vote “se dé cuenta de que sus votos bautismales —luchar por la justicia y por la paz de todas las personas y respetar la dignidad de todo ser humano— deben influir realmente en su manera de votar”.– La Rda. 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Executive Council asks bishops, spouses to ‘prayerfully and carefully consider’…


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Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Midwest City, Oklahoma] Executive Council has asked The Episcopal Church’s bishops and their spouses, and the House of Bishops collectively, “to prayerfully and carefully consider her/his/their response, choices and actions” in the light of what it calls the “troubling circumstances” of the decision to exclude same-sex spouses from the 2020 Lambeth Conference of bishops.Council unanimously approved a resolution on Feb. 24 that says it finds the decision “inconsistent” with the positions of The Episcopal Church and with multiple statements of Anglican Communion entities that have urged the church to listen to the experiences LGBTQ persons.“Exclusion of spouses at Lambeth Conference: When does all mean all?” calls the decision “particularly misguided and inconsistent with the stated purposes of the conference,” in part because the conference planning group decided to run a joint program for bishops and their spouses, rather than the traditional parallel programs. The FAQs section of the Lambeth2020 website says that the joint conference “is in recognition of the vital role spouses play across the Anglican Communion and a desire to support them in their ministry.”The resolution came in response to a Feb. 15 Anglican Communion News Service blog in which Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon wrote that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had invited “every active bishop.” However, Idowu-Fearon said that “it would be inappropriate for same-sex spouses to be invited to the conference.” He said the Anglican Communion defines marriage as “the lifelong union of a man and a woman,” as codified in Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference.The cameras were out Feb. 24 as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached during Eucharist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePresiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a statement after council’s vote that the resolution “reflects our commitment to be ‘a house of prayer for all people,’ as the Bible says, where all are truly welcome.”Curry said, “It reflects our commitment to be an inclusive church, not based on a social theory or capitulation to the ways of the culture, but based on our belief that the outstretched arms of Jesus on the cross are a sign of the very love of God reaching out to us all. It reflects our belief that the words of the Apostle Paul to the Galatians should be true for the church today: ‘All who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, for all are one in Christ.’”The resolution also:* expresses its love, support, concern and prayers for the spouses who have not been invited or may not be invited to the Lambeth Conference, and* affirms and laments the hurt and pain this action causes to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons across the Anglican Communion.The resolution includes a lengthy summary of what it calls General Convention’s more than 40 years of “support of homosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their partners, spouses and families, both in secular society and in the church,” beginning in 1976.It offers a summary of statements and resolutions that have been issued by Anglican Communion entities about the full inclusion LGBTQ people in the life of the church. Among those are the Anglican Consultative Council’s decision in 2012 to commend to the communion for study the statement of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation’s “Rites Relating to Marriage.”Section 15.5 of that statement says, “Some in the Anglican Communion are discerning that much of what is held to be true of Christian marriage between a man and a woman is also found and given expression in faithful, committed, monogamous, lifelong relationships between two men or two women, whether it is called a marriage or something else. This provides an opportunity for continuing conversation within the Communion, and listening to the experiences of gay and lesbian disciples of Christ.”The council passed the lengthy resolution on the final day of its four-day meeting here, after its governance and operations committee spent hours the day before writing and revising it.The Rev. Aaron Perkins told the committee on Feb. 23 that he and council colleague Diane Pollard discussed House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings’ opening remarks and agreed that “the council should not leave here without some sort of statement, without some sort of resolution that speaks to the issue.”When the council’s debate raised the question of why the resolution does not tell Welby to invite same-sex spouses, Oklahoma Bishop Ed Konieczny said he and his committee colleagues tried to “be in a place where we said something that definitely describes our concerns about what has happened without crossing over into a place where we’re being attacking in some way.”The committee hoped that the resolution would support people who can be part of an ongoing conversation with Anglican Communion officials in hopes of giving Welby “the opportunity to react or respond on his own, if there is flexibility in that space,” he said.“[If] we don’t give him the space, if there is any, to change his mind,” the rest of the communion will feel that Welby is “bound to the pressures” of The Episcopal Church, Konieczny said.Pollard urged the council to approve the resolution because it shows that the council disapproves of a decision that is “unfair to those that we hold dear.” In addition, she said, “Giving the archbishop [of Canterbury] quote, wiggle room, unquote, is a very good strategic idea while trying to avoid telling him to do something.”The resolution “certainly is not the strongest resolution that I would have liked, but I think that it is a good middle point,” Pollard said.The Rev. Mally Lloyd reminded the council that it meets three more times before the Lambeth Conference convenes on July 23, 2020. “What I like about this resolution is that it is very open, and if we need to narrow it down and be more directive, we can,” she said.Meanwhile, Welby’s exclusion of same-sex spouses will no doubt be discussed at the House of Bishops’ previously scheduled meeting March 12-15, 2019, at Kanuga outside Hendersonville, North Carolina.During the governance and operations committee meeting on Feb. 23, Konieczny noted that the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, or ACC, is scheduled for April 28-May 5 in Hong Kong. He will be attending for the first time as the bishop member of The Episcopal Church’s three-person delegation.“I hate to say this, but I’m looking at it from the political sense of how do I engage this conversation when I get to Hong Kong with the ACC,” he told the committee.Executive Council’s Committee on Governance and Operations on Feb. 23 considers the wording of the resolution responding to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision not to invite same-sex spouses to the 2020 Lambeth Conference of bishops. The entire council approved the resolution the next day. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceIn Jennings’ remarks on Feb. 21, she told the council that Welby’s decision not to invite same-sex spouses to the conference was wrong on many levels.Jennings said that Idowu-Fearon’s post promulgated “a misconception about the Anglican Communion’s governance” by claiming that the Anglican Communion’s position on marriage is defined by that resolution because the Lambeth Conference has no constitutional power to set policy for the communion. That authority rests in the Anglican Consultative Council, which is seen as the corporate entity of the Anglican Communion by the four Instruments of Communion’s governing documents, and British law.The Lambeth Conference is a periodic gathering of bishops from across the Anglican Communion, which the archbishop of Canterbury calls and issues invitations for. The last gathering was in 2008. The July 23-Aug 2, 2020, gathering will be held, as is tradition, in Canterbury, England, with most of the sessions at the University of Kent. The theme for the 2020 gathering is “God’s Church for God’s World: walking, listening and witnessing together.”Konieczny said on Feb. 23 that he thought there was a possibility that Welby could change his mind, though Konieczny said, “I know that the word from [Anglican Communion Secretary General] Josiah [Idowu-Fearon] is that this is a done deal; there’s no more conversation.”Konieczny added, “Personally, I don’t think the cement has completely solidified around that yet.”“I don’t think that [Welby] was prepared for this to become public yet,” he said. “He was pre-empted.”While some have suggested that Episcopal Church bishops and/or their spouses should boycott Lambeth 2020, Konieczny argued that staying away would not “serve our cause.” The bishops and spouses ought “to be there to witness to what’s happening and say this is inappropriate,” he said.Welby’s refusal currently effects at least two bishops and one bishop-elect who are publicly known to have same-sex spouses. Diocese of New York Bishop Assistant Mary Glasspool is currently The Episcopal Church’s one actively serving bishop who has a same-sex spouse. She is married to Becki Sander, her partner of more than 30 years.The Rev. Thomas Brown is due to be ordained and consecrated on June 22 as the next bishop of the Diocese of Maine. He is married to the Rev. Thomas Mousin. The diocese elected Brown on Feb. 9. His election is about to enter the consent process canonically required in all bishop elections. A majority of diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction must sign off on each election.The only other active bishop in the Anglican Communion to whom Welby’s decision is known to apply is Diocese of Toronto Bishop Suffragan Kevin Robertson, who married Mohan Sharma, his partner of nearly 10 years, on Dec. 28, 2018. The diocese congratulated him on his marriage, which was attended by Toronto Archbishop Colin Johnson and Toronto Bishop Diocesan Andrew Asbil. Robertson recently told Episcopal News Service that Welby told him in person earlier this month that Sharma would not be invited. Robertson and Sharma are the parents of two young children.The Feb. 21-24 meeting of Executive Council took place at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center.Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.Episcopal News Service’s coverage of the meeting is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more


A big Anglican welcome planned for Lambeth Conference delegates


first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Big Hello will connect attendees to their companion link diocese or provide the opportunity for new ones to be started. Photo: Lambeth Conference Company[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican parishes and dioceses across England, Wales and Scotland are gearing up to welcome more than 1,000 Anglican bishops and spouses from across the globe in July 2020.The delegates, who will be attending the 15th Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, hosted by the archbishop of Canterbury, will travel from over 165 countries from across the Communion.The event provides an opportunity to build relationships and create new ones, not just between bishops and spouses, but among churches, dioceses, communities and countries across the world. And the Lambeth Conference Company is helping coordinate the special welcome called ‘The Big Hello’ that will be rolled out from churches.Read the full article here. A big Anglican welcome planned for Lambeth Conference delegates Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Belleville, IL By Rachel FarmerPosted Dec 13, 2019 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Lambeth Conference Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more


How should Apopka spend its CRA budget?


first_img Reply Mama Mia Reply clogging up the lake frontage, not cogging, sorry….typo LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 I don’t know why more benches are not placed downtown, along with planters with flowers and plants along the sidewalks of the business sections? More lighting along North Park as it changes into Rock Springs Road still needed too. Still waiting on the Welcome to Apopka new signs………..weren’t they to light up too? Mama Mia MaMa, we did not hack, Hillary screwed herself and should be in prison. GET A LIFE Vladimir Vladimir Please enter your comment! Mama Mia January 3, 2017 at 8:42 am After researching a bit about the CRA budget along with other funding that will be used to spring board business and economic growth it appears to be a good opportunity. Let’s get the SJWM people to agree and let’s plant some wildflowers along the Wildlife Drive Loop along Lake Apopka North Shore…..would look great with the bird photography. Please enter your name here As for a positive note, things are looking up in Apopka now. We are now getting a nice new sidewalk along the woods along Maine St. that leads to Apopka High School and joins Martin St. The Apopka High has leveled the fenced in area in front of the school that was piled up in dirt and grown up with weeds at the front of the school, and it looks nice now. Lake Avenue Park grant has been granted and the city is putting up their share of the money to improve the park with new playground equipment, new grass, an irrigation system, benches, new picnic tables, and I believe a covered pavilion, plus the soil will be tested to insure that the ground is free from toxic chemicals where children will play. This will be coming soon. Also I drove by Dream Lake Park today and they are beginning some work of digging out some of the cattails that have been cogging up the lake frontage…..so I am a happy camper……wish I could say something positive about the national scene, but all I can do is hold my nose and not gag when that irrational irresponsible orange man comes on tv…….. A.Centen January 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm Mama Mia I agree with Lydia and how can you come to that conclusion that Nov.election was hacked… by reading fake news?? Our election system that has been used to elect our presidents without failing for hundreds of years concluded that Donald Trump is the elect president. That has proven that voters decided to think out of the box and no longer take crap from the same politicos. Reply Dat Poe Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 My, Apopka is on the map! The problem will be that the Mayor has his own ideas of what should happen in this town. The Mayor has made it very clear that he is on a mission to turn Apopka into Joe’s Florida. This selfishness will eventually open up the eyes of all, look at the Nov election, it represented a time when the people stood up and stated we are no longer taking crap from politicos. The Mayor is bad for Apopka. TAGSCRAGreg Jackson Previous articlePlymouth Sorrento lane closures scheduledNext articleWhat You Need to Know About PCOS Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply A. Centen, you think? You seriously don’t believe the allegations that our elections were hacked? Believe what you want, but there is evidence that it did happen and Russia was responsible because Putin was trying to help Trump get elected. Trump is even is on audio and video calling for the Russians to hack into our system….(treason)…. Of course hardly any of the Republicans in power want to open up an investigation. They prefer to forget and let’s move on because it benefited their party. Also the FBI did a number on Hillary (Comey) and now that Trump is in there, he talks about investigating Comey but the truth is he was so glad that Comey did what he did, as it helped him get elected (if he did win) and I doubt that he did win with the hacking……….now as to standing up to crap from politicos, Trump’s administration first order of business was try to gut the ethics commission, and now plans to leave a vacancy in the intelligence commission……nice. Really nice. Wait for the stuff that affects the average citizen……you will see plenty of crap from that politician and his crappy cronies!!!! But believe what you want, and vote however you want……votes of the people don’t count anyway, in the national election. I hope honestly that our democracy can survive and that Trump doesn’t throw our long- standing allies away and become close allies with the likes of Putin’s Russia, and other Communist countries……now we know why Trump said the election was rigged before the votes were cast….he knew it was rigged all along, for him!!!! Susan Bowman January 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm January 4, 2017 at 9:03 pm Reply We could really use some upscale painted murals. Jazz up the downtown area. Nice ones, not those awful graffiti type ones I see east of Orange Av. in Orlando out on Colonial Drive…..no, no, no. Classy, not trashy ones. Reply January 4, 2017 at 9:39 pm January 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm January 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm Mama Mia January 4, 2017 at 11:46 pmcenter_img Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here January 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm Reply January 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm Mama Mia Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom January 5, 2017 at 10:19 am 17 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Vladimir, Hillary no more deserves to be in prison than” the orange man” deserves to be in the White House. Have you been hittin the Russian vodka cocktails too frequently again? Should you not be training some future KGB enforcers or attending Russian ballet company performances, tweeting your bro-crush puppet, or something????……you GET A LIFE VLADIMIR. Mama Mia How should Apopka spend some of its CRA budget money? Let’s heavily sow some wildflowers along the roadways in and out of town along the shoulders and medians. Then we will have beauty to look at and not have to pay out so much for mowing to the employees and inmates. Let’s get with the wildflower groups and hope they will help us with the project as to knowing what type of wildflowers would be easy to grow and successful and maybe they could help with the seeds or where to obtain them. We used to have state specialty tags that were for wildflowers and they were selling well, but I think Gov. Rick Scott had them axed, at least that is what I heard. I wonder what the governor has against wildflowers? Part of the money paid out for the tags went to promoting wildflowers. Maybe there is still some cash available? Mama Mia Let’s spend some CRA money on replacing the bridge and docks at Dream Lake Park, and building them out of weather resistant materials such as metal or resin type lumber that won’t rot, and put a fountain out in the middle of Dream Lake to help the lake quality and fish. Let’s get another eagle scout project going and build some purple martin bird condos high upon tall metal poles to place across the lake frontage to help keep the mosquitoes controlled, and a drinking water fountain, new picnic tables, benches, restrooms, and new sprucing up. Lydia Mosten January 4, 2017 at 11:50 am Mama Mia Vladimir, if I were you, I would go seek a legal last name change……who wants to be referred to as Mr. ( what rimes with tootin)?????……LOL!!! January 4, 2017 at 11:50 pm Reply Mama Mia January 3, 2017 at 6:34 am January 5, 2017 at 10:13 am Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Community Redevelopment Agency: The Bucks Start HereOpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq. After taking three consecutive weeks to write about violence in the Apopka community, my sincere hope is that I now have your attention so that I can share my opinion of how strategic, deliberate economic development within underserved areas of Apopka may serve as one of the major solutions to the problem. Just recently, a small Central Florida town of less than 3,000 residents was visited by Governor Rick Scott who announced major jobs and economic development coming to the town. The project involves over $50 million in development and will bring over 100 high-tech jobs to an area that needs a boost to its revenue engine. A statement made by the Governor as he was greeted in a room of less than 25 people stood out to me — jobs and economic opportunities change attitudes.Greg JacksonOne bit of information that I have firsthand knowledge of is that the community redevelopment agency (“CRA”) in this small town provided some necessary funding to keep the project on track. I also know that in anticipation of the upcoming development, the town with the assistance of a brilliant young lawyer developed an infill affordable housing program to provide downpayment assistance to home buyers to help redevelop an area seeking economic growth opportunities. Why am I discussing this? Because I am convinced that Apopka’s CRA is poised to bring equal and greater economic opportunities to the areas within its CRA boundaries, specifically south of 441 and along Central Avenue, if it can realize that jobs and economic development changes attitudes.In describing the purpose and use of CRA funds, I can use technical and legal terms that even confuse most elected officials and even some members of CRA Boards who are charged with overseeing the agency and the use of its funds. But, in short, CRA’s are statutorily created agencies that were established to address “slum” and “blighted” areas within defined boundaries of a municipality. In some rare cases, the CRA boundaries encompass the whole municipality; but in other areas, such as Apopka, the CRA boundaries encompass areas that have been largely underserved and would benefit from redevelopment efforts. For fear that I may be giving an over-simplified view of CRA’s, I believe that CRA funds best serve a community when the communities needs are evaluated, keeping in mind that the primary intent of such funds is to address slum and blighted areas. Interestingly, in laying out workable programs for CRA’s to prevent the spread of slum and blighted areas, the law dictates that there should be development of affordable housing programs, as well as the implementation of community policing innovations.In taking an unprecedented approach to address an issue that is reaching epidemic proportions — violent crimes — a plan has been developed by the Apopka Task Force on Violence and it is seeking funds to help reduce violence while increasing economic opportunities to change attitudes. The reality is that in order for this plan to work effectively, funds are needed from state, local and possibly federal sources. With Apopka, my sincere hope is that instead of finding excuses to not work together, efforts will be made to find ways to breathe life into a plan that seeks to use economic development as a part of the solution to help reduce violence in the community, while promoting business and economic growth — in my humble opinion. Greg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. Reply mama-pretty evident who needs to get a life, you actually argue with yourself on these opinion sites which explains your state of no-mind:) I moved to Apopka in 1987 with my family from Coral Springs, Fl. My two son’s graduated from Apopka High School, since then they both are raising their families in Apopka . The City has come along way from a little country town to what it is today in the right direction. I feel the Mayor has his best interest in the city, bringing in more businesses. Apopka is a wonderful city to raise your family. January 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm Mama Mia Reply Reply Lydia, you think the Nov. election represents a time that people stood up and stated we are no longer taking crap from politicos…..how can you come to that conclusion, since the election was hacked by the Russians and was not recounted in each and every state????????????????? The citizens don’t know the truth about the Nov. 8 national election. Anyway, Hillary got the majority of the votes, based on what was counted, as was reported. Putin is the one that won the election!!!! Reply January 5, 2017 at 9:58 amlast_img read more


Got Prediabetes? 1 in 3 do and don’t know it


first_img Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, and another 86 million adults – more than 1 in 3 – are prediabetic.Free diabetes assessments are available, click here.To this point, a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association last September stated nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or prediabetes.We sat down with Damon Tanton, MD, endocrinologist at Florida Hospital, to ask a few questions about prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Below are his responses.What is diabetes?Diabetes is a disease that results in an abnormal rise in blood glucose (sugar) levels. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of this condition.So, what is prediabetes?Prediabetes – sometimes referred to as impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or insulin resistance (IR) – is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, especially after meals, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.Are there signs or symptoms of prediabetes?The most common symptoms of insulin resistance are:Weight gain, especially around your mid-sectionCravings for sweets and carbohydratesExtreme fatigueSleepiness after carbohydrate-rich mealsLightheadedness or weakness when fastingUnexplained irritability, especially between mealsIrregular menstruation, increased miscarriage rate, infertilityA darkening of the folds of the skin, especially at the neck and groin [called acanthosis nigricans]So who’s most at risk for prediabetes?If you’re inactive and overweight, you should be tested. Other risk factors include:A close family member, such as a parent or sibling, who has diabetesAfrican-American, Latin-American or Asian/Pacific Islander descentElevated blood pressure, cholesterol or triglyceride levelsA history of gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndromeRequest a free diabetes screening.What can you do?If you’re concerned, ask to be tested at your next office visit, or schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider. He or she can order a simple, fasting blood test, similar to one drawn from those with diabetes.Will I develop Type 2 diabetes?Having prediabetes doesn’t mean you’ll definitely develop Type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, however, many patients with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes in the upcoming 5 years, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you have prediabetes, long-term damage— especially to your heart and circulatory system — may already be starting.What is Type 2 diabetes?High blood glucose (sugar) results when your body is no longer able to use the hormone, insulin, effectively — this is known as insulin resistance.At first, your pancreas – an organ located between your stomach and spine that helps with digestion – makes extra insulin to overcome this resistance.  Over time, however, the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to keep blood glucose at normal levels.How does insulin work?Insulin transfers excess sugar from your blood to your cells to be used for energy. When your body becomes insulin resistant, sugar starts building in your blood, and this begins to cause damage to your blood vessels, nerves, and organs.So what’s the good news?Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable.  You can prevent, or at least postpone, the conversion to diabetes.What can you do?With healthy lifestyle changes — such as eating healthy foods, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight — you may be able to reverse your blood sugar level back to normal.Research shows optimizing your lifestyle not only reduces your risk for diabetes but does so even better than using medication. What’s more, improvements in glucose levels (and symptoms) may be seen in as little as three months.Source: National Institutes of Health; American Diabetes Association; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida HospitalFocus on your healthPrediabetes Previous articleLeaving Netflix in JulyNext articleFlorida Hospital to begin using risk-predicting software Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Focus on your healthFrom Florida Hospital LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


A Hug from Papa God


first_img Richard September 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm InspirationBy Charles TowneImagine that you have a little girl. She is three years old, and adorable… an absolute joy, the apple of your eye, a precious gift from God.One day you are sitting in your favorite chair reading a book, and as you read you get a strange feeling that someone is watching you. You glance up, and there is your little girl standing in front of you. She is smiling as she stands there staring at you.She moves closer.You pretend to ignore her.How can you do that? Are you a heartless brute?She stands there holding her favorite doll in one little hand, and then she reaches out and puts her free hand on your knee.How can you resist that smile? Yes, go ahead. Admit it, You are a heartless brute!She whispers, “Daddy.”You continue to ignore her. You are worse than a brute.She bends down so she is able to look up from under your book into your face.You continue to ignore her.She continues to stand there… but slowly that cute little smile, that smile that you love so much, begins to fade, and it is replaced by a scowl. She lays her doll in your lap and begins to make faces at you.How can you ignore her?She sticks two fingers in her nose and squinches up her eyes as she continues to look up into your face. Then she sticks out her tongue at you, and believe it or not, she makes a little fist and frowning – and with all the angst and frustration she can muster – she strikes your book! Yes she did, she actually struck your book!And then she exclaims in her little girl voice, “Daddy, do you love your book more than you love me?”Well, you might be a brute but you aren’t dead!You lay your book down, pick your precious little girl up, and spent the next hour assuringher of your love as that beautiful little smile returns to her face.You know, Papa God never plays games with you like that, and I am sure you wouldn’t either. And He doesn’t ignore you, or pretend that He doesn’t see you, because He loves you so very much, and He is smiling at you right now. Yes, He loves you more than you can imagine, and lot more than any old book!Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Reply Don Young Please enter your name here September 13, 2020 at 9:41 am Charles Towne Dear brother Leonardo, thank you for your kind words. Bless the kittle children O Holy God, Amen Reply Charles Towne Richard, so; I am a little slow on the uptake! You are right, German children will absolutely always be KINDER. Chaz 24 COMMENTS Charles Towne Dear Diana, I thank you for your comment. May you and yours be blessed far beyond your greatest expectations is my prayer. I look forward to the day when we can sit down over a cuppa joe and reason together, sincerely, your friend, Chaz September 15, 2020 at 11:39 pm Reply Ahh, Mr. Mike Mike, and your comments always make my day! I will keep writing and you dear folks keep on commenting. Bless you my brother, Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Charles Towne Reply Christian propaganda that held no substance with a bizarre misogynistic patriarchal undertone. Diana Faith, I bet you were cute when you were a little girl! Bless you dear heart, Chaz September 16, 2020 at 2:01 pm Charles Towne Reply Mike McFadden September 17, 2020 at 7:36 pm Thank you Charles….reminds us all of the unconditional love available and waiting for us to embrace! Love you…keep writing! Mike, it’s good to know that Chuck’s articles are read even by the folks in Portland! Ahh Richard, well spoken and well said. Some of us, not knowing the truth of the matter, speak from fear, but, once the fear is dispelled love is possibly the end result. May our Holy friend bless us each with a special portion of His grace and abundant love. Chaz Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Looks like your work was noticed by someone that could easily work for CNN, MSNBC or the NYT. As I have said before, your articles makes me smile on Sunday mornings but today I couldn’t help but shake my head when I got to the comments. Keep on writing for the majority of us who look forward to your Christian truth. Richard, WHAT?? Chaz Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Being a little girl, once upon a time, makes it easy for me to imagine the scene. I am very glad that as we grow up we realize that parents are human, too, and must be allowed some grace to grow as well. Thankfully, our Heavenly Father Loves us all in every stage of growth. Life in this world would be unbearable without that truth. Thank you for sharing the many pictures of His love and grace. Reply Reply Reply September 16, 2020 at 3:09 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Susette & Herbert Weissman September 13, 2020 at 6:29 pm September 13, 2020 at 10:33 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Richard September 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm September 13, 2020 at 8:27 am Charles Towne EdG, When I first read her comment the hackles rose up on the back of my neck so I prayed about it and put off answering until the next morning. You have heard that old saying about “catching more lies with hone than you ever would with vinegar.” Just maybe Mrs. Towne’s title boy is learning after all? You reckon? Bless you my friend, Chaz September 16, 2020 at 2:43 pm The Anatomy of Fear Reply Faith Reply Richard Richard Charles Towne September 16, 2020 at 8:11 am Reply Richard, Richard, Richard, thanks oodles, Chaz, Chaz, Chaz Reply Leo Reply Chuck, I am glad our Heavenly Father allowed me to keep my two little girls, 4 & 6 years old, after my first wife left me for her boy-friend. Now they are 62 & 64 years old and I live on their 12 acre farm! They both love the Lord and they continually make their Papa proud. God is good! loved it Charlie. TAGSAllegoryCharles TowneGamesGodGod’s LoveInspirationRelationship Previous articleReal Hope from an Unexpected EncounterNext articleFederal ruling: Florida can require eligible felons pay fines, fees to vote Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash September 13, 2020 at 5:31 pm September 12, 2020 at 10:15 pm September 16, 2020 at 9:25 pm September 13, 2020 at 5:18 pm September 13, 2020 at 7:51 pm Charles Towne Charles Towne Don, I have a pretty good idea that you set a good example for your little ones. What is that old saying about the apple not falling far from the tree? God bless you my friend, Chaz Reply Reply I loved the story, but enjoyed your response to Diana more. The scriptures explain the root cause of her comment.“ The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” – 1 Cor 2:14 Please enter your comment! Another nice story, Charles … When something involve a child or children everything turns positive and always Beautiful … Children are Energy in all senses.We were …GOD Bless You Charles and keep writing and Motivated September 13, 2020 at 9:25 am Concerning Diana, She seems not to realize that ANY interaction of a father and daughter must, by definition, be patriarchal!Other than that, I feel that something in her past has wounded her deeply to cause so much anger in her heart. I think we should pray that Papa God sends His Spirit to heal whatever is troubling her, I truly hope she finds peace! Charles Towne Reply September 13, 2020 at 6:11 pm Reply NH September 17, 2020 at 10:04 pm EdG September 17, 2020 at 8:03 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Another great one Chuck! Good illustration, we try all sorts of stupid, self serving actions trying to get attention. I noticed the little girl did not do too well until she actually spoke to him! I think it is also interesting that for some people, if they don’t like or agree with something, it becomes propaganda, if they like it or is then called truth or “reality”! Reply September 17, 2020 at 11:14 am Just had another thought Chuck, no matter how nice we try to be, most children will be even nicer and no matter how kind we are, German children will always be kinder! charles towne Reply Charles Towne September 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm Dear NH, the great joy and peace that He blesses us with is so far beyond anything we can comprehend, but in the embracing that you speak of comes the understanding doesn’t it? Bless you, Chaz Reply AHH, YOU HERBERT, ARE A WISE GUY, bless you both, Chaz Reply September 13, 2020 at 6:36 pmlast_img read more


The Wallabies defeat the French in Sydney


first_imgSunday Jun 28, 2009 The Wallabies defeat the French in Sydney Sydney was the venue on Saturday as the Wallabies hosted France in a once off Test match that resulted in the hosts coming out convincing winners, 22-6.Star flyhalf Matt Giteau ran the show as he scored all the points for the home side as they stretched their dominance over France to four consecutive victories.France, on a tough tour that saw them facing the All Blacks two weeks in a row, were surely fatigued as they struggled to break the Wallabies unrelenting defence.Australia on the other hand, came into the match relatively fresh after convincing wins over the Barbarians and Italy.Giteau scored the only try of the match, which he converted. He also slotted a handy five penalties, which helped the Aussies pull away in the second half after leading 10-3 at halftime.“It’s been a solid month for us and it’s good background for us and that was better than a solid performance,” coach Robbie Deans said.“There were elements there that we’ve been working on, our defence was obvious and it was a full team effort, everyone got into the game and added something.”French coach Marc Lievremont wasnt pleased with the way their tour has ended.“We are very disappointed about the end of our tour and it was a very good Australian team that showed us a real level.”“They had a better start than us and everything we did wrong we paid for it. 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