Month: June 2021


Amlin Challenge Cup Final: Biarritz 21-18 Toulon


first_imgPens: Wilkinson 5. DG: Wilkinson.Sin-bin: Hayman (46min), Armitage (53). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mixed fortunes: Biarritz celebrate while Toulon look dejected after the final whistle in the Amlin Challenge Cup finalBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIn a nutshellA RATHER drab and uninspiring final with Biarritz able to ensure their Heineken Cup qualification thanks to the boot of Dimitri Yachvili in wet conditions at the Stoop. They were fortunate, however, that Toulon couldn’t get the ball to Jonny Wilkinson in the final minutes or he could have slotted another of those drop-goals to take the game into extra-time.Key momentThe officials’ failure to spot Yachvili’s professional foul on his opposite number Sebastien Tillous-Borde in the final ten minutes meant Toulon were not awarded a justified penalty – and perhaps a one-man advantage if the yellow card had been brandished – that would have taken them into the lead. Instead, play moved back into Toulon’s half and Biarritz slotted the penalty that gave them the victory.Boot boy: Dimitri Yachvili slots a penaltyStar manDimitri Yachvili is the heartbeat of this Biarritz side and his boot not only contributed all of his side’s 21 points but kept Toulon pinned back in their own half, especially in the first period. His raking kicks kept the pressure on Toulon and le petit general again inspired his team to victory.Room for improvementJust a hint of creativity would have sparked this game into life. Yes, the conditions weren’t the best and the game was very stop-start with errors and penalties, but it would have been nice to see either team keep the ball in hand on an occasion or two rather than resorting to relentless ping-pong.Toulon need to look at their discipline, indiscretions giving Yachvili plenty of chances to kick at goal and resulting in two of their players being sent to the sin-bin. If they want to keep their Top 14 title hopes alive, they will need to tighten up ahead of next weekend’s play-off against Racing Metro. NOT FOR FEATURED In quotes – winnersBiarritz captain Imanol Harinordoquy: “This is fantastic. This season has been very hard for us but we’ve now won a title. Normally it’s Jonny Wilkinson who gives us a hard life but this time Dimitri gave Toulon a hard time.”Down and out: Jonny WilkinsonIn quotes – losersToulon captain Joe van Niekerk: “I’m very disappointed. The boys showed a lot of heart out there, but our discipline let us down; playing 13 against 15 meant it was an uphill battle.”BIARRITZ: Iain Balshaw; Taku Ngwenya, Jean-Pascal Barraque, Damien Traille, Dane Haylett-Petty; Julien Peyrelongue (Marcelo Bosch 73), Dimitri Yachvili; Yvan Watremez (Sylvain Marconnet h-t), Arnaud Heguy (Benoit August 71), Eugene Van Staden (Francisco Gomez Kodela 60), Jerome Thion (Erik Lund 71), Pelu Taele, Wenceslas Lauret, Benoit Guyot (Talalelei Gray 51), Imanol Harinoroquy (capt).Pens: Yachvili 7.TOULON: Benjamin Lapeyre; Alex Palisson, Mathieu Bastareaud, Matt Giteau, David Smith; Jonny Wilkinson, Sebastien Tillous-Roberts; Eifion Lewis-Roberts, Sebastien Bruno (Jean-Charles Orioli 51), Carl Hayman, Christophe Samson, Kris Chesney (Dean Schofield 58), Pierrick Gunther, Steffon Armitage, Joe van Niekerk (capt).last_img read more


Top 14: Expat half-term report


first_imgJust up the road at Bayonne, Mike Phillips has patched things up with Bayonne after he was suspended in September for various misdemeanours. The Wales scrum-half has looked sharp of late, putting in a man-of-the-match performance in the win over Mont-de-Marsan just before Christmas and showing all the signs that he intends to regain the Lions shirt he wore so well in South Africa four years ago.Finally, Lee Byrne could be back as early as the middle of the month despite cracking a bone in his fifth vertebra in Clermont’s win against Leinster in last month’s Heineken Cup victory. Initially it was feared that Byrne, who’s been in exceptional form for Clermont this season, could be out for several months but the latest bulletin suggested the 32-year-old full-back might be fit for the visit of Exeter on January 12. Bouncing back: Despite cracking a bone in his vertebra, Lee Byrne is recovering well and may be back in two weeksBy Gavin MortimerJONNY WILKINSON brought down the curtain on 2012 in fine style, signing off with a 26-point haul as Toulon crushed Perpignan 46-13 and consolidated their position as the Top 14’s dominant side in the first half of the season. Toulon have won 12 of their 14 matches, giving them a seven point lead at the top of the table over Clermont with reigning champions Toulouse lying third a further three points adrift.It’s been an impressive few months for Wilkinson, who’s scored 206 points in his 12 Top 14 appearances, keeping France fly-half Frederic Michalak out of the Toulon starting line-up and attracting the attention of Lions coach Warren Gatland ahead of the summer tour to Australia.But elsewhere how have the British exiles been faring in the first half of the notoriously long Top 14 season?Wilkinson’s former England teammate, Andrew Sheridan, has been playing as well as at any time in the last ten years. Like Wilkinson, the former Sale prop seems to be benefiting from the Cote d’Azur climate and the niggling injuries that so disrupted his career in the Aviva Premiership have disappeared. Against Perpignan on Sunday, Sheridan inflicted serious damage on the opposition scrum while also carrying well in the loose. Another who must be in contention for a spot on the Lions tour.Fine form: Sheridan is having a cracking season in FranceThe Armitage brothers, Steffon and Delon, have helped themselves to seven tries so far this season, while Simon Shaw continues to a cock a snook at Old Father Time, relegating Nick Kennedy (eight years his junior) to the bench.The one Brit to struggle at Toulon is Gethin Jenkins. Unable to dislodge Sheridan and Carl Hayman from the first-choice XV, the Wales and Lions prop has made just one start this season in the Top 14 and if the rumours are to be believed he’s heading home at the end of the season. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS At Perpignan, James Hook has been the pick of the expat bunch. The fly-half has scored 172 points so far this season, a total that would have been more had he not been forced off in the first-half against Toulon on Sunday with a knock to the shoulder. Hook’s international teammate, lock Luke Charteris, had settled in well in his first season at the Catalan club, but his season is now over after he ruptured knee ligaments in the win over Montpellier last month. In the Perpignan back-row Englishman Luke Narraway and Alasdair Strokosch have both adapted well to their new environment with the Scottish flanker in particular relishing the combative nature of French rugby.Just up the coast from Perpignan in Montpellier, former Scotland No8 Johnnie Beattie has at last managed to string a series of games together. The 27-year-old’s career has been bedevilled by injuries in recent seasons, and a back problem sidelined him for the first two months of the season. But the Scot has been an ever present for Montpellier since the start of November and coach Mario Ledesma was singing his praises in the pages of Midi Olympique after the 54-16 hammering of Stade Francais at the weekend.Former England centre Shontayne Hape has been less conspicuous than Beattie in the Montpellier side and injury has limited his appearances in the last two months to just three starts.Welsh flier Aled Brew has had a curious initiation to the Top 14 since arriving at Biarritz in the summer. The former Dragons’ wing has appeared in all 14 of the Basque side’s matches yet he’s still to score his first try. Despite his lack of points, Brew’s been playing well and his work rate and assists have endeared him to Biarritz’s passionate supporters. Toulon’s prop Andrew Sheridan (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match RC Toulon vs. Castres at the Mayol stadium on September 22, 2012 in Toulon, southern France. Toulon won 33-12. AFP PHOTO/GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/GettyImages) last_img read more


The team that didn’t make the Lions plane…


first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Double booked: Jonny Wilkinson’s commitments with Toulon prevented him from taking a Lions spotBy Bea AspreyONE MAN’S loss is another man’s gain. While 37 Lions have booked their seats on the plane to Australia, a few more are left licking their wounds. The cruel thing about sport is that the casualties from Warren Gatland’s squad would make a formidable team. Here’s our pick of the bunch… Full-back There weren’t too many surprises here, but the likes of Lee Byrne, a 2009 tourist, Mike Brown and Alex Goode were on the fringes. Goode is held in high regard, and his ability to read the game, as well as play fly-half, could’ve been a welcome addition against the threatening Wallaby backs.Winging out: Simon Zebo didn’t make itWingsIt’s been a while since Chris Ashton hit the highs of that try against Australia, and few could argue against the lethal combination of Wales pair George North and Alex Cuthbert. But should Simon Zebo’s magic footwork have earned him a shot at the Wallabies? The other name on everyone’s lips is Wasps’ Christian Wade, who sliced through Leinster’s defence like a hot knife through butter in their Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final. Stuart Lancaster will surely snap him up for England’s tour to Argentina.CentresA late addition to the rumour mill was Billy Twelvetrees, who impressed on his England debut against Scotland during this year’s Six Nations. While Twelvetrees’s creativity put him in the frame, his international centre partner Brad Barritt and Scotland’s Matt Scott ticked the defence boxes. Given Perpignan fly-half James Hook‘s versatility – the Welshman can play ten, 12, 13 and 15 – he is very unlucky to miss out too.Half-backsThe big one. There was shock and disbelief from Jonny Wilkinson’s team-mates past and present, and the media world at his omission from the squad, only for Gatland to explain that it was the man himself who had turned down the chance to tour due to worries about his physical condition and his Toulon commitments.In the next berth, Conor Murray narrowly beat the speedy Danny Care in the race to the airport.Unlucky: Scotland prop Ryan Grant missed the cutProps  Again, controversial. Matt Stevens’s experience and ability to play on both sides of the scrum pushed his name to the forefront, but Scotland fans will be angry that England new boy Mako Vunipola pipped Ryan Grant to the post. A relative newcomer to the Test scene, having made his Scotland debut last year, Grant will be disappointed that his dynamics around the park haven’t made bigger waves in Gatland’s eyes. On the other side of the scrum, 2009 tourist Euan Murray misses out as does technician Mike Ross.Hookers Rory Best is one of the more high-profile casualties of this squad, and has gone from potential Lions Test hooker to losing his plane ticket to Dylan Hartley. The Ulsterman has led Ireland and would’ve brought experience to the party, but Gatland hasn’t forgotten the way Hartley fronted up in Cardiff in the first game of the 2011 Six Nations.LocksJoe Launchbury has burst onto the England scene, and that’s where he’ll stay this summer. Did the drubbing in Wales harm his Lions chances? And what about Donnacha Ryan? Solid in the lineout, he’s run the show in Paul O’Connell’s absence. Scots Jim Hamilton and Nathan Hines also miss out, with Hamilton recently suffering an ankle injury. While Hines is still a force in Clermont, at 36 years old it’s time for youngsters to take their places.Down and out: England’s Chris RobshawFlankers The most competitive position, but this will be scant consolation for Chris Robshaw. He’s led club and country by example, winning plaudits from team-mates, fans and coaches, yet a Lions appearance is not to be this time. Similarly Kelly Brown and Ryan Jones captained Scotland and Wales respectively during the Six Nations. Elsewhere, the efforts of Peter O’Mahony and Tom Wood could have warranted their inclusion, while Steffon Armitage is shackled by his commitments to Toulon.No 8Johnnie Beattie has rediscovered his form in Montpellier this season, and his omission will further anger Scotland fans. England’s Ben Morgan missed the majority of the Six Nations through injury, but his carrying skills could have come in handy Down Under.center_img Who have we missed out? Tweet us @Rugbyworldmag or post us a message on Facebook Rugby World Magazine.last_img read more


Heineken Cup: 10 players to watch


first_imgRory KockottThe sure-booted scrum-half helped Castres to lift an unlikely Top 14 title last year and while they are languishing this time round, anything can happen in the Heineken Cup. Facing off against a yapping Kahn Fotuali’i of Northampton Saints should help Kockott to train his concentration on kicking well down the tramlines, owning his own back-row and scaring the posts with every place kick. If he really does have the quality we all expect he has, Kockott could be a revelation on Saturday if the best laid plans come off.George NorthA populist choice? Obviously, but he is doing well on the hoof and looks to have settled in Northampton. He also adores the big stage. Don’t be surprised if the Welsh wonder opens up his stride at a time when he really should be passing to a team-mate from deep. He is one of the players who is allowed to do things like that…Tommaso BenvenutiPerpignan travel to Gloucester at a time when the young west country side are umming and ahing about whether they are doing things the right way. So Italian international Benvenuti may seem like an odd choice to some, but the way he reliably links and helps back-up players like James Hook means that he could be worth dedicating some watching time to.Jimmy GopperthGopperth didn’t start against Munster at the weekend and many thought that such a move meant Ian Madigan would be the favoured fly-half during big games, but the Kiwi has since been re-instated for Saturday’s game away to the Ospreys. With three penalties, a conversion and a drop-goal against Ospreys when the sides drew 29-all earlier in the season, Gopperth should be right up for renewing his battle with Dan Biggar.Man apart: Racing’s Jonny SextonSUNDAYJonny SextonAnother obvious choice, but the man with the Oligarch-embarrassing salary moved to Paris not only for the lifestyle and riches, but because he wanted to taste success somewhere else. This will be an intense study of whether Project Racing is working so far with a game against Clermont to ‘enjoy.’Ryan Grant Bursting through: George North’s form and power has been well documented, but now he hits the big stage in EuropeBy Alan DymockWE MAY be celebrating the end of a superb competition, but as the Heineken Cup 2013/14 is here we thought it would be worth putting on the party hats, popping some corks and toasting the beauty of the great European race.This weekend throws up some mouth-watering clashes and here we list 10 players you should keep your peepers peeled for.Rise up: Can Craig Clarke lift Connacht?FRIDAY NIGHTJoe TekoriHaving moved from Castres to Toulouse this summer the big lock – who often looks like he would love to break from the restraints of set-pieces – has helped Toulouse tie for the lead in the Top 14 and despite a wobbly start to their domestic campaign they have righted themselves. They are also one of the teams in France that actually cares about Europe.Facing Zebre, it is likely that the four-time winners will spend a lot of time on the front foot and with Tekori’s bulk he could have a field day.Miles BenjaminHaving played no rugby for some time, Benjamin is back and getting his first start of the season on the right wing against Ulster’s Tommy Bowe. A big ask for your first trot out, but he is having to play there because of a head-knock to Blaine Scully.At Ravenhill on a Friday night against the T-100-like Bowe? Welcome back, Miles…Craig ClarkeConnacht may not be fancied to dent anyone in this competition, but to have a second-row who has won Super Rugby titles and who adds quality to a pack must be watched in an elite competition and they don’t come more hefty or elite than Saracens.Nick WilliamsThe Ulster No.8 had a magnificent season last time round and Ulster will still be smarting from their late Heineken slip and lost RaboDirect Pro12 final. Matching him up against Jordan Crane and another challenging forward pack on Friday night could be good for all rugby fans.Famed boot: Rory Kockott will have to kick Castres forwardSATURDAY LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There are so many players for Toulon that we could name-check and coo over, but it is surprising how many are writing off a Glasgow Warriors team that have won five games from five in the Pro12 and who are playing well.The true test of how this game is going will be in the scrum where Lion Ryan Grant will hunker down to face A.N. Oversees-International. It is the kind of challenge Test players love. Racing Metro’s fly-half Jonathan Sexton prepares to kick the ball to score a penalty during the French Top 14 rugby Union match Racing Metro vs Oyonnax on August 31, 2013 at the Yves du Manoir stadium in Colombes. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more


15 reasons to get the new issue of Rugby World magazine


first_imgThe April 2020 edition is packed with exclusive interviews and expert insight – find out what’s inside here Former England lock Martin Haag, who now sits on the Cornish Pirates board, gives his verdict on how the RFU’s reduction in funding will affect Greene King IPA Championship clubsEngland Women’s Sarah BeckettThe 21-year-old back-rower is a key member of the England team chasing back-to-back Grand Slams. She reflects on her journey to international rugbySurrounded: Josh van der Flier takes on the Wales defence (Getty Images)The making of Josh van der FlierThe flanker is becoming an ever more important member of Ireland’s back row. We find out about his route to the top – from those who’ve helped him get thereWelcome to my club… Stirling CountyOn Scotland’s famous Burns Night, Rugby World takes in some Super6 action under the looming Wallace MonumentNew-look FranceSean Holley analyses how Fabien Galthie’s side have stepped up on both sides of the ball – and explains why this could be the start of a golden era for FranceProp star: Scotland’s Zander Fagerson in action against Italy (Getty Images)Scotland prop Zander FagersonThe front-rower has come a long way since spending is days mountain biking. He talks fatherhood, fitness and finding his wayPaul Grayson column“We have to get backchat out of the game. It’s not a good look.” The former England fly-half talks that – and why he’s so impressed with FranceFace-off debateTake the points or kick for the corner? Read both sides of the argument on what teams should do when awarded a penaltyPlus, there’s all this…Italy captains Luca Bigi and Giada FrancoJamaica Sevens stalwart Conan OsborneEdinburgh centre Mark BennettDragons prop Brok HarrisWorld Cup 2023 drawRising stars Marcus Street and Grace BrookerIreland No 8 turned BBC commentator Jamie HeaslipGrass-roots club news The April 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale until 30 March 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 15 reasons to get the new issue of Rugby World magazineThe latest issue of Rugby World magazine shines a spotlight on the young stars making an impact in the Six Nations. From Alldritt to Zander, we have exclusive interviews and expert insight so you can find out more about this new generation.Those are the success stories at the top end of the game; we also have an eight-page special report on the perils of being thrown into elite rugby too early. Knowing when someone is ready to make that step up is a delicate balancing act.Plus, there are all our regular features in the April 2020 edition. Here are 15 reasons to get the new issue of Rugby World magazine…Ball player: England’s Lewis Ludlam in training (Getty Images)England back-row Lewis LudlamFrom private education to preparation, Bargain Hunt to Bolognese, the Northampton Saint covers myriad topics with Rugby WorldSpecial Report: Too Much, Too SoonRW’s Alan Dymock looks at why the physical and mental demands of the elite game can overwhelm young pros – and celebrates those who ensure the kids are alrightStephen Jones column“Replacements guarantee a climax of chaos, not tension.” Our columnist explains why he thinks rugby should revert to a time when only injured players could be substitutedOn the attack: Aaron Wainwright tries to get through a French tackle (Getty Images)Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright He’s a latecomer to rugby, but the Dragons youngster is rising to the challenge in every way. RW’s Alan Pearey reportsEuropean Champions Cup quarter-final previewsThe best clubs in Europe will go head-to-head for a place in the last four at the start of April. We provide a detailed look at all four match-ups – and look ahead to the Challenge Cup quarters tooWhat it’s like to… suffer a strokeFormer Bath and England star Steve Ojomoh explains why every day is a blessing after having a stroke in 2018France No 8 Gregory AlldrittMan of the Match in France’s first two Six Nations matches this year, the La Rochelle back-rower talks through his thunderous riseThe Championship cuts LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more


‘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. 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British bishops condemn ‘Go home or face arrest’ campaign


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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. 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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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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




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