European Champions Cup player analysis: Sam Burgess, Bath

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_img Centre of attention: Burgess played a full part in Bath’s bonus-point victory over Montpellier TAGS: Bath RugbyHighlight He is unlucky here. David Wilson and Alafoti Faosiliva do not execute the clear-out and it could be argued that the tackler does not release Burgess before getting over the ball. In any case, the tutorial is clear: pump your legs in contact until you are sure support can arrive.21:42 Toppling TulouFrancois Louw has been assigned the task of being Burgess’ specialist breakdown coach. By chopping down Montpellier lynchpin Alex Tulou brilliantly, Burgess served his mentor a turnover to yield another three points for Bath:We all know how much he relishes contact, so the fact he can fell such an effective carrier is not surprising. It is the manner in which he fights to roll away from the tackle – obviously unnecessary in league – that is most striking.Take another glance:28:16 Audacious grubberBath’s main priority was to win with a four-try bonus point. With that in mind, there was license to try things. And why not? This very nearly came off:40:20 Offloading and organising Having been comfortably bettered in the 10-minute spell up until half-time, Bath needed an assertive start to the second period.Burgess was at the forefront of that, latching onto Dominic Day‘s charge-down and finding Cook with an offload:With Cook trapped in the ruck, Burgess then shows awareness to assume the scrum-half role. He finds Stuart Hooper and then hits the ruck for good measure:50:20 and 56:00 Uncomplicated, accurate clear-outsChris Ashton is one league convert whose support lines are consistently world class, aiding his crossover to union. Burgess displayed similar instincts on Friday.Where Ashton usually sniffs scoring chances, Burgess tailed runners and launched himself into the breakdown to ensure possession was won. This electric break from Joseph was a prime example:One major advantage of Burgess’ lack of union experience is that he has a blank canvas in some areas. The way in which Rene Ranger is banished from the breakdown confirms how well Toby Booth and Neil Hatley are doing:Less conspicuous but just as important is this piece of protection after Ford takes a high ball slightly later:57:32 Choking upBurgess was animated throughout the game. He swore loudly on conceding the holding on penalty and winked at Ford following a second-half carry. However, after wrapping up Tulou to form a maul and force a turnover, he was evidently ecstatic.It’s easy to see why:There is even a little glance at the referee here. It’s almost as if he has been affecting choke tackles for five years…64:24 Spill in contactRanger is a fine player who would have appeared in many more All Blacks Tests should he have opted to remain in New Zealand.His know-how tells here, as Burgess is hit from the side, forcing the ball loose:72:09 An honest mistakeIf you had believed some social media whispers last week, Burgess was only going to last a couple of minutes before seeing either yellow or red for a swinging arm. As it was, he only gave away a pair of penalties, both on technicalities.This second one might easily have been applauded if it was Richie McCaw or Michael Hooper swooping on what looks like a straightforward knock-on rather than a ruck situation. Decide for yourselves:74:32 Late lapseBath only had 42 per cent of possession, and the majority of that time was spent trying to work Burgess into space. Sadly, the only time he found open grass in front of him, he snatched at the chance:Latching onto Houston’s muscular carry and deft offload, Burgess should have simply drawn Ranger and released Louw. A still of the moment he drops the ball onto his foot does not make for comfortable viewing:Composure will come. In the event, this kick was weighted nicely. Ranger carried over his own try-line and Bath pressurised long enough to force their fourth try.Even so, Burgess wore a frustrated expression at the final whistle, probably because of this trio of late set-backs. He is so ambitious that he will dwell longer on the negatives than the numerous positives. For him, Bath and ultimately England, that is the best approach. A first Bath start for Sam Burgess on Friday brought a blend of immense raw ability and moments of understandable inexperience. Overall, it was extremely encouraging. We analyse a fascinating evening for the league convert. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Burgess will be on the bench this Sunday at Kingsholm and then Ford senior will decide whether to involve him in clashes with Exeter, Leicester and Wasps. Then comes a potential Saxons assignment.Whether or not World Cup honours arrive, his journey will be intriguing. As Friday showed, Burgess already has a solid base from which to build. What a treat. After months of opinions ranging from social media suggestions to ostentatious open letters, there was actually some meaningful action on which to judge how Sam Burgess is progressing in rugby union.While a couple of 20-minute cameos had provided glimpses of his transition over the past fortnight, a maiden start for Bath against Montpellier allowed a more accurate gauge. Following a full part in a 32-12 win, anyone wishing him well can feel quietly encouraged.Burgess’ visceral edge, grounded attitude and singular focus make him perfectly equipped to make rapid improvements. This new boy just wants to chuck himself in at the deep end and figure things out.Relentless work-rate and willpower will definitely help him there. On Friday evening he racked up 17 tackles from centre – one more than the heroic Brad Barritt managed against Australia. Even behind a pack that was hammered at the set-piece, he got through seven carries. Most encouragingly, Burgess shirked nothing at the breakdown.All of this industry represented opportunities to make mistakes and, crucially, to learn. Here is a run-down of a promising display.02:15 Lucky bounceBurgess’ first contribution came down to an iffy decision from television match official Carlo Damsco, who ruled there to be no knock-on and for Matt Banahan not to have been offside after collecting the ball from a ricochet off his teammate’s thigh:There are reasons to be cheerful despite the slice of luck. First, Burgess’ presence helps create the initial opening:Standing inside George Ford, he attracts the attention of the Montpellier defence. They jam in and Ford can float out a pass to Leroy Houston, cutting out hooker Ross Batty.Burgess’ support line is good and he would have scored himself with a higher offload from Houston. The reverse angle offers better insight:05:13 Contact area carnageMinutes later, Burgess did get his hands on the ball:Even in heavy traffic – Springbok opposite number Wynand Olivier is pretty close to tackling him without the ball – Burgess barges over the gain-line and wins a penalty from referee Marius Mitrea as one of the three tacklers, hooker Charles Geli, does not release before trying to win the ball on the floor. Bath gain three points.Interestingly, Burgess gets to his feet to ensure the ruck is won, showing appreciation for the nuances of his new sport. More of that shortly. For now, a closer look at scrum-half Chris Cook‘s options from this lineout demonstrates how defences will react to such a direct carrier:As Burgess steams off Cook’s shoulder, Semesa Rokoduguni and Ford are ignored as three Montpellier men flood the same channel. Later, similar ‘honey-potting’ proves costly.07:10 Tackle-turnoverFrom the ensuing restart, Ford went high and Banahan forced fly-half Enzo Selponi to infringe:Banahan was brilliant all night and this is another superb effort, making the hit and then marching into the space beyond the ball. Watch once more what happens after poor Selponi ships a penalty, though. He is smashed by Burgess, who recovers his feet before bulldozing over his man:This is a satisfying retort for anyone who thought he might struggle to lower the upright collisions that characterised his league success. The tackle is copy-book and, as he bounces back up, his driving position is flawless:Especially for those who see his future as a back-rower, this was very heartening. After a momentary stutter, the physicality did not ease.09:44 Miss and hitSelponi then seized a modicum of revenge by dancing past Burgess, confirming that body-position alteration and arm-wrapping remains a work in progress:It is coming, though. In a microcosm of his short time at Bath thus far, Burgess halted all 122 kilograms of Robins Tchale-Watchou on the gain-line from the very next phase:12:38 Olivier outmuscledA reminder: Olivier has 38 South Africa caps. Burgess will come up against bigger international reputations soon enough. He would do well to treat them all like this:Working with midfield partner Jonathan Joseph, Burgess drifts softly before striking as Montpellier attempt a simple switch.A tackle around the sternum suits the situation, preventing an offload and propelling Olivier into touch:13:20 More decoy dangerFrom the resulting lineout, Burgess tears forward again, this time off the shoulder of Ford. Olivier steps in on a payback mission and Rokoduguni skates away:Isolating the moment Ford releases the pass, we see how Olivier’s desire to stop Burgess (blue circle) disconnects him from fellow Montpellier centre Robert Ebersohn and manufactures a large gap:Though Rokoduguni holds on for too long, Anthony Watson saves him with a fine offload and Banahan is in again.18:10 Isolated and penalisedAs mentioned, this was an 80-minute lesson punctuated by steep learning curves. This was one of them. Burgess carries strongly but concedes a holding on penalty:last_img read more


Opinion: Players right to hit back over World League plans

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_img Following Rugby World’s recent trip to the Pacific… The opportunities and the obstacles for Pacific Islands rugby – a special report Find out what Test stars think about workload,… Tough Test: Ireland’s Johnny Sexton is double tackled by New Zealand (Getty Images) Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All Blacks captain Kieran Read also sits on the International Rugby Players Council and says: “We need to be very careful that we balance the commercial needs of the game with the player welfare needs, and ensure the quality and integrity of matches meets expectations.“Fans want to see meaningful games; they don’t want to see fatigued players playing a reduced quality of rugby as part of a money-driven, weakened competition that doesn’t work for the players or clubs.“With new technologies, new broadcast deals and new money coming into the sport, this is a crucial moment for rugby and one that many players are generally excited about. However, we have to make sure that the integrity of the game and welfare of the players is protected.”BIG READS ON RUGBY’S BIG ISSUES What the players think about rugby’s biggest issues England captain Owen Farrell also highlighted how the new plans appear to have given little thought to the club game. The top clubs in England and France will hardly be cheering at the suggestion of being without their big names for five or six weeks in November-December.“Players are definitely open to discussing a new global season, but what we develop has to work with the club game in order to reduce conflict, deal with player release issues and make sure their welfare is looked after,” says Farrell.The absence of promotion-relegation will also limit the progress of Tier Two nations, with Samoa captain Chris Vui saying: “For countries in this bracket and for Pacific Islanders in particular, our biggest issue has always been the ‘club versus country’ factor.“We feel that that a 12-year deal is not workable, particularly when it presents no hope of advancement during that period. This will have the dangerous knock-on effect of luring senior players away from their countries and more towards the clubs, which is the exact opposite of what we’re all trying to achieve.”World Rugby have responded to say that International Rugby Players have been involved in the discussion process. Their statement added: “It is inappropriate to comment on specifics whilst wider stakeholder consultation, including with IRP, is ongoing.“However, it is important to note that some assumptions made in the statement regarding the proposed competition structure are inaccurate and that important matters such as playing load and emerging nation opportunities are at the heart of constructive dialogue on the overall concept.”Let’s hope that is the case. Having a proposal that appears to put financial gains far above player welfare and developing the sport in myriad nations rather than just the privileged few smacks of the self-interest that has so often held the game back. Until those making these decisions behind closed doors open their eyes to the bigger picture and what is best for the sport and the players rather than the unions’ bank balances, rugby will never fulfil its true potential.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Collapse International Rugby Players president and Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton says: “The issue of player load has never been so topical, however needs to be properly understood. To suggest that players can play five incredibly high-level Test matches in consecutive weeks in November, is out of touch and shows little understanding of the physical strain this brings.” Opinion: Players right to hit back over World League plansNews originally broke about a proposed ‘World League’ or ‘League of Nations’ last year with the goal of making all Tests more meaningful.Plans that were mooted included an expanded Rugby Championship involving Japan and Fiji as well as promotion-relegation in that competition and the Six Nations.The top 12 teams would all play each other across a year, with semi-finals and a final in November/December between the leading nations.While I liked the idea of Fiji and Japan (or whatever teams were at 11th and 12th in the world rankings) playing at a higher level and introducing promotion and relegation in the two big annual competitions to give lower-ranked teams an incentive to progress up the global ladder, there were also numerous flaws. Will it devalue the World Cup? How does the club game fit in? What about player welfare?Making strides: Under the proposal Japan would join the Rugby Championship (Getty Images)Now it seems the only plus points – in my view at least – of the proposal may be dispensed with. The NZ Herald have reported that the current plan is to have a closed shop of just 12 teams – the Six Nations staying as it is and Japan and the USA joining the Rugby Championship.No promotion/relegation. No route for Pacific Islands – Fiji, Samoa and Tonga – or growing European sides like Georgia to get involved in the action. And this plan would likely be in place for 12 years.World Rugby insist a competition involving promotion and relegation is their goal, but there are numerous stumbling blocks to achieving this with so many stakeholders involved. Nations Champ’s is still an evolving concept that continues to be shaped by multiple and complex stakeholder discussion. Objective is to propose a more compelling and sustainable global international game for fans, players and Unions. Discussions continue with all stakeholders.— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) February 28, 2019Looking at the mooted shake-up revealed by the NZ Herald, it’s great that Japan and the USA would be involved, but there’s little doubt the potential of those financial markets will have been considered when making these plans.For Tier Two countries to develop, they need to play Tier One nations more often, not less, so if these plans go ahead you could see lower-ranked countries actually go backwards in terms of progress.On top of that, the ramifications for player welfare are hugely concerning. Northern hemisphere teams would play three Tests in the southern hemisphere in the July window. Whereas now they usually play against one country, under this plan they would be travelling between three on successive weekends.Closed shop: If the plans go through Tonga would not play Tier One teams (Getty Images)Playing New Zealand, Japan and Argentina, for example, would be a nightmare in terms of flights, jet lag, logistics and so on.It would be the same for the Rugby Championship teams during their tournament, with numerous time zones involved.On top of that, the plan to play five Tests on successive weekends at the end of the year to determine who will win the ‘World League’ is absolutely brutal – and the players have rightly spoken out about this. Expand The opportunities and the obstacles for Pacific Islands rugby – a special report “OUR DOC used to walk around with a… Playing through the pain: an investigation into painkiller use in rugby Plan for new international competition is flawed, with too much focus on money and not enough on player welfare Playing through the pain: an investigation into painkiller use in rugby What the players think about rugby’s biggest issueslast_img read more


2019 Rugby World Cup: South Africa 66-7 Canada

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first_imgIt was a painful evening for Canada as the Springboks ran riot in Kobe Fancy dress: Fans enjoy the action in Kobe (Getty Images)Back the Boks came, though. Schalk Brits battling his way over from a couple of metres out despite the attentions of a handful of defenders – not bad for a 38-year-old – and Damian Willemse finishing off a sweeping backs move that left Canada short of defenders.Frans Malherbe took the try count into double figures with a close-range finish after Siya Kolisi had made ground down the left.Canada will no doubt try to build on the positives from an improved second-half performance that prevented the Boks from taking this scoreline to three figures, which at one point looked possible. However, with a short turnaround before their final game against Namibia on Sunday, the African side will fancy their chances of picking up a first World Cup win.Star ManDamian Willemse showed some lovely touches at full-back and Cobus Reinach certainly took his chance in the No 9 shirt, scoring three tries in ten minutes and bringing pace and energy to the Springboks attack. Yet RG Snyman was the one who stood out for us – and not just because he’s probably a good head taller than everyone else on the pitch. TAGS: Canada Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just a caveman carrying the ball like a boss! RG Snyman Reinach finishes it off and that’s the quickest bonus point of the 2019 Rugby World Cup#RWC2019 #ITVRugby pic.twitter.com/m7znV98N9B— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 8, 2019As well as all his work in the tight – especially at the lineout – the second-row made huge gains with ball in hand, breaking the Canadian defensive line with ease and playing a big role in the build-up to the first-half tries for Damian De Allende and Reinach’s second.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe ReactionSouth Africa coach Rassie Erasmus: “In the first half we were clinical and decisive, especially with a bunch of guys who haven’t played a lot in the last four or five weeks. We conceded only one penalty in the first half, but the second half started badly with five penalties in five minutes. So it was a solid performance, especially in the first half.”Canada coach Kingsley Jones: “The way the Springboks started took us by surprise. Their pace and physicality we couldn’t deal with. There was a lot of thinking in the sheds at half-time. There wasn’t a lot we could do about the first 40 minutes. The only thing we could change was the second 40 minutes and I thought the boys fought admirably with 14 players.”The TeamsSouth Africa: Damian Willemse; Warrick Gelant, Damian De Allende (Handre Pollard 62), Frans Steyn, S’busiso Nkosi; Elton Jantjies, Cobus Reinach (Herschel Jantjies 52); Thomas du Toit (Steven Kitshoff 54), Schalk Brits (Malcolm Marx 58), Vincent Koch (Frans Malherbe 54), RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (captain), Kwagga Smith, Francois Louw.Tries: De Allende 2, Nkosi 6, Reinach 10, 18, 20, Gelant 28, Steyn 40, Brits 55, Willemse 66, Malherbe 73. Cons: Jantjies 8.Canada: Andrew Coe; Jeff Hassler, Conor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn (Guiseppe du Toit 75), DTH Van Der Merwe; Peter Nelson (Shane O’Leary 63), Phil Mack (Jamie Mackenzie 56); Hubert Buydens (Djustice Sears-Duru h-t), Andrew Quattrin (Benoit Piffero 56), Jake Ilnicki (Matt Tierney h-t), Evan Olmstead, Kyle Baillie (Josh Larsen 13), Lucas Rumball, Matt Heaton, Tyler Ardron (captain, Michael Sheppard 56-75).Try: Heaton 47. Con: Nelson.Red card: Larsen 36min.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. 2019 Rugby World Cup: South Africa 66-7 CanadaHead-to-headPlayed – 3South Africa wins – 3Canada wins – 0Did You Know?South Africa secured the fastest four-try bonus point at RWC 2019 so far, doing so inside 18 minutes against Canada.Cobus Reinach scored the earliest hat-trick in World Cup history, crossing three times in the first quarter.DTH van der Merwe reached 15 World Cup appearances to set a new Canada record, overtaking Rod Snow and Jamie Cudmore.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesEarly doors: Damian De Allende scores in the second minute against Canada (Getty Images)In A NutshellCarnage. This match needs only a one-word summary. Forget Tier One and Tier Two, this was more like a game played between teams from different stratospheres such was the gulf in class between South Africa and Canada in the first half.Yes, Canada rallied in the second half to stem the flow, but the game was already lost by that point.Inside the first quarter, the Springboks wrapped up the bonus point and Cobus Reinach scored a hat-trick as they started at a ferocious pace. It was almost as if the Boks had entered the 100m sprint while the Canadians had pitched up thinking it was the marathon.It was bad enough that they had conceded six tries in half an hour – their defence extremely poor at times – but just as Canada had their first sniff of a try and built pressure of their own in the opposition 22, Josh Larsen steamed into a ruck to clear out Thomas du Toit.Seeing red: Josh Larsen was sent off shortly before half-time (Getty Images)Not only did he illegally enter from the side but he connected with the neck of the Bok prop. A red card and Canada were down to 14 men for the rest of the game.The Boks started at warp speed to score within two minutes, Damian De Allende going over after a strong carry from RG Snyman. Soon after Kwagga Smith put S’busiso Nkosi over in the corner with a neat offload.Then came Reinach’s hat-trick. He scored three tries in ten minutes and the first was the pick of the bunch… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fast show: Cobus Reinach runs in the first of his tries (Getty Images) Oh Reinach, that is perfection The old chip and charge from the scrum-half and that’s three tries in 10 minutes for the Boks #RCW2019 #ITVRugby pic.twitter.com/PJtHDEG2SM— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 8, 2019Warrick Gelant got the sixth when beating three defenders in a tight space to score in the corner.Then finally Canada made a break. Phil Mack started things off in his own 22 before Evan Olmstead released Jeff Hassler and the wing broke into the South Africa half. The Boks conceded a penalty, Canada kicked for the corner and got close to the line before Larsen’s shoulder stepped in to abruptly end that momentum.The final play of the half probably summed up the evening for Canada, Frans Steyn picking off Mack’s pass from a quick tap near the line and scoring probably the simplest try of his career. It was 47-0 at the break and the omens looked ominous for Canada.There was a renewed vigour to the team in red at the start of the second period, a desire to salvage a semblance of pride. In fact, you could say they played better with 14 men – and they did get an early try. Hassler cut a nice line following a lineout maul and Matt Heaton then finished things off from close range.last_img read more


Eddie Jones reacts to England’s defeat by Wales

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgThe England coach says he’s “not allowed to debate” big refereeing decisions Eddie Jones reacts to England’s defeat by WalesEddie Jones didn’t criticise referee Pascal Gauzere for Wales’ two controversial first-half tries in their 40-24 Six Nations victory over England in Cardiff.The England head coach wouldn’t comment on the decisions because he didn’t want to risk a fine.“They’re huge decisions, we can’t debate it, we are not allowed to debate it,” said Jones after the match. “All I will end up with is a fine and that won’t help anyone. The dog won’t be able to eat its food, the wife won’t be able to eat, so I can’t say anything.“They get points maybe they don’t deserve and we have to fight to get back in the game. It makes it difficult and you have to be good enough to overcome it. They were worthy winners, but we have to be good enough to overcome those, as unusual as they might be.”Related: Wales v England Match VerdictIt was after this fixture last year that Jones was critical of referee Ben O’Keeffe for sending off Manu Tuilagi. He was later reprimanded by the RFU, who apologised to O’Keeffe. “The score indicates a substantial win for Wales, but I don’t think that indicates the actual game.“There were times we gave away penalties we shouldn’t have, it was just from the effort and sometimes you get in situations where emotionally you struggle because of the circumstances and you try too hard and that happens.“We take full responsibility and dont blame the referee. I want my dog to eat food, so I am not going to say anything.” This time Jones avoided criticising the officials and instead pointed to his side’s ill-discipline – they conceded 14 penalties – and inaccuracy as flaws in their performance.“It’s a very disappointing result,” he said. “Our boys overcame a tough start to get back and get to 24-all then we let ourselves down a little bit. We got in their 22 eight times, they got in ours six. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. After England’s poor showing in the 2021 Six Nations, Eddie Jones’s job is on the line (Getty Images) Scrum-half Ben Youngs, whose try brought England level at 24-24 midway through the second half, also highlighted the penalty count as what let England down.“It’s an interpretation and you have to get on with it,” Youngs said of the decision for Wales’ first try. “You’re in the huddle, the whistle goes, you turn and they score from it. There’s not a lot you can do about it. He was adamant it was fine and he’s the guy in charge.“You just get on with it. We clawed our way back to 24-24 but our ill-discipline was the theme of the game.“We got ourselves in a position to kick on and try to win the game. Unfortunately we just couldn’t eradicate poor discipline. When you give away easy points you’re going to be putting yourself under pressure and eventually they were able to claw ahead.”last_img read more


Canada: Joint Assembly sent ‘forth for the love of the…

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img The historic Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly ended with a closing eucharist that combined the traditional shape of a eucharistic liturgy will creative innovations. Photo: Art Babych, Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] The first-ever Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) ended with a flourish of beating drums, rousing hymns, and an exhortation to “go forth for the love of the world.”Drummers pounding djembes greeted the approximately 500 delegates as they gathered in the plenary hall for the Joint Assembly’s closing eucharist.  ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson began the service with an impromptu invitation to delegates to remove their different-coloured lanyards, which indicate their name and status at the gathering, so that during the liturgy “there is no delegate or visitor, Anglican or Lutheran, so we are one in Christ.”Like the Joint Assembly’s opening service, the closing celebration was an attempt to combine the traditional shape of a eucharistic liturgy will creative innovations.  Among them was the proclamation of the gospel, Luke’s story about the sending of the 70, which was set to music and sung as a duo by Montreal Lutheran delegate Charlotte Corwin and the Joint Assembly’s musician, Tim Piper.  “We, who have been gathering in this assembly in some multiple of 70 are the current wave,” Archbishop Fred Hiltz said in his sermon. “This is our moment in time. God has given this moment to us.”Hiltz urged his listeners to use that moment to go out and act on some of the issues on which the Joint Assembly took positions, like responsible resource extraction, access to clean water and affordable housing.“Our faith is not a private affair. It is a public faith. And our faith does take us into the arena of politics,” the primate said. “Our faith impels us to work for a just social order.”That theme was picked up in the prayers of the people, which were led by Canon William Cliff of the diocese of Huron. The petitions, prayed in an artistic, spokenword style and musically accompanied by a djembe and an Indonesian rainstick, also focused on the Joint Assembly’s focus on water, homelessness and exploitation of natural resources.The eucharistic prayer was the same original composition used at the opening liturgy, but this time sung by Bishop Susan Johnson.  A 40-voice choir of Joint Assembly delegates, clothed in a colourful array of T-shirts, led the gathering in singing hymns, which included the public debut of “Great God, Whose Story,” commissioned for the 2014 Anglican-Lutheran National Worship Conference in Edmonton.After communion, Algonquin elder Annie Smith-St. Georges, who last week welcomed Joint Assembly delegates to her First Nation’s traditional territory, bid them Godspeed.“I ask the Creator to guide you home safely now, to the directions that you are going to be heading: to the north, the east, the south, the west, to take you home to your families, to take you home to your loved ones,” Smith-St. Georges said.  She also led the gathering in a moment of silence in memory of those killed by Saturday’s devastating freight train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.In their own dismissal, Archbishop Hiltz and Bishop Johnson stood side by side as they together offered the delegates a final blessing, invoking the Joint Assembly’s theme: “May you journey in hope towards a vision that brings us together for the love of the world.”Also coming back together was the 12-foot-tall inukshuk, which was dissembled during the opening eucharist to form the Joint Assembly’s altar, font and ambo.  By the end of the concluding hymn, the distinctively Canadian marker of a gathering place had been reassembled by a team of worship assistants, who encircled it with joined hands as the deacon dismissed the historic gathering with the words, “Go forth for the love of the world.” By Bruce MyersPosted Jul 8, 2013 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ecumenical & Interreligious Canada Joint Assembly, Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canada: Joint Assembly sent ‘forth for the love of the world’ Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Servicelast_img read more


South Africans make ‘human chain’ for Mandela Day

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first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Anglican Communion Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA South Africans make ‘human chain’ for Mandela Day Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] South Africans from all walks of life on July 18 were to form a human chain to honor Nelson Mandela for his achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace and reconciliation.In a statement about the event, Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba said the aim of the chain is to “make a very visible expression of commitment to upholding Madiba’s dream of breaking down old division between communities and building up a new, united, democratic, non-racial South Africa.”He added, “The aim is to form a human chain along the Klipfontein Road between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on July 18, Mandela Day, which will stretch from Athlone Stadium towards Rondebosch and towards Gugulethu, linking areas and communities that were previously kept separate and apart.”The archbishop also called on all young people of South Africa to come forward and commit to taking up the baton that Madiba’s generation is handing over to them. He said, “This is a time we must continue to sow the seeds of love and not destruction so that we can give hope to all in our beautiful country.”In a letter sent to various organizations to raise awareness for the day, the event coordinator Ruschka Jaffer explained, “This human chain will link together the hands of all those committed to realized Madiba’s dream, of a united, democratic, non-racial South Africa.Young and old people will stand together in peace and reflect on the qualities Madiba espoused and commit to building a country based on the values expressed in our constitution,” he added.The event which is not affiliated to any particular organization or political party is being organized by ordinary members of civil society, with the support of local radio stations and the Cape Town Inter-faith forum.Nelson Mandela Day which falls on July 18 every year not only celebrates Nelson Mandela’s life, but is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. It aims to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Africa, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Bellah ZuluPosted Jul 18, 2013 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more


Las mujeres construyen la paz, pero sus voces e historias…

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first_img Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 16, 2016 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Smithfield, NC Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Las mujeres construyen la paz, pero sus voces e historias han sido ignoradas A las mujeres deben permitirles reclamar su lugar en ‘los espacios donde se toman las grandes decisiones’, dice una experta. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL 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 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Sustainable Development Goals, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ UNCSW Rector Shreveport, LA Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini dice, en una reunión celebrada el 16 de marzo en la capilla de Cristo el Señor del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal, que las experiencias y las voces de las mujeres con frecuencia son desestimadas y borradas de los procesos de la toma de decisiones e incluso de la historia. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] Durante siglos y en todo el mundo, las mujeres siempre han trabajado por la paz y, si bien sus talentos son ahora más necesarios que nunca, una promotora de la paz dice que las historias de las mujeres y sus capacidades han sido desestimadas y borradas.Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, cofundadora y directora ejecutiva de Red Internacional de Acción en la Sociedad Civil, con sede en Washington, D.C., dijo el 16 de marzo en una reunión del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York que los gobernantes del mundo —políticos y de otra índole— no reconocen el hecho básico de que “cuando uno mira a través del tiempo y la geografía cuando las mujeres se organizan colectivamente como mujeres, no utilizan la violencia”.“Podríamos ser perturbadoras; podríamos tener un cierto nivel de militancia, pero no es lo mismo que tener agrupaciones guerrilleras de mujeres”, dijo Naraghi-Anderlini, que también es profesora adjunta de la Universidad de Georgetown y quien en 2011 fue la primera experta importante sobre sexo e inclusión en el Equipo de Reserva para la Mediación de Naciones Unidas. Naraghi-Anderlini nació en Irán y se educó en las universidades de Oxford y Cambridge, Inglaterra.La reunión del 16 de marzo estaba relacionada con la 60ª. sesión de la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición [Jurídica y Social] de la Mujer, que se celebra del 14 al 24 de marzo. Mujeres de toda la Iglesia Episcopal y de todo el ámbito de la Comunión Anglicana, que representan a más de 20 países, han venido a Nueva York para asistir a la sesión y a varios eventos paralelos como la presentación de Naraghi-Anderlini.Su argumento acerca del papel de las mujeres como pacificadoras quedó descrito vívidamente durante una sesión de preguntas y respuestas cuando Claudette Kigeme, la coordinadora nacional de la Unión de la Madre en Burundi, dijo que las mujeres en su país claman por la paz y por la protección de las personas desarmadas, pero están hablando en un país “donde no puede decirse la verdad”.Naraghi-Anderlini dijo que mientras la ONU vive a la altura de su expreso mandato de pacificación, debe comenzar a prestar atención al pueblo de sus estados miembros en lugar de a los gobiernos de esos estados, ante quienes la organización actualmente “se postra”. Y debe prestarse esa atención de manera coherente que no permita que otros países pretendan estar listos a ayudar a un país con problemas cuando de hecho no hacen más que perseguir su propia agenda, añadió.Ella también le pregunto a Kigeme, “¿cuáles son los canales de acceso e influencia que ustedes tienen como Comunión Anglicana” para abordar el continuo conflicto en Burundi? “¿Cómo consigue usted que los líderes de su Iglesia y otros saquen a relucir estos problemas? ¿Quién le susurra qué a quién?”Naraghi-Anderlini advirtió que las personas en puestos de autoridad con frecuencia tratan de distraer a las mujeres de sus objetivos. “Lo que yo veo todo el tiempo es que intentan despolitizarnos porque se trata realmente de que las mujeres ingresen en los más exclusivos espacios masculinos”, señaló, los espacios de los militares y de los políticos de alto nivel que “toman decisiones para el futuro de las vidas de millones de personas”.“Y, como mujeres, decimos: ‘Perdonen, queremos tener un sitio a la mesa”. Y ellos intentan despolitizarnos y devolvernos al espacio de los problemas sociales” y lejos de “los espacios donde se toman las grandes decisiones”, donde se sopesan las importantes decisiones políticas y de seguridad.En el amplio espectro de su presentación, Naraghi-Anderlini también abordó lo que ella dijo que eran las tensiones inherentes a vivir en un mundo que es más plural de lo que nunca antes lo fuera, y donde la tecnología de las comunicaciones no le permite a los países ocultar los conflictos entre sus valores declarados y sus acciones.Mientras las naciones luchan por crear una identidad común en medio de la creciente diversidad en la que muchos grupos ejercen políticas basadas en la identidad, “una minoría compuesta por grupos extremistas, excluyentes y violentos están llenando el vacío que otros dejan”, afirmó.“El extremismo se ha tornado convencional”, dijo Naraghi-Anderlini. “Y en este país tenemos que vigilarlo porque lo estamos viendo en nuestra campaña electoral que cuando empiezas a decir cosas de las personas y a demonizarlas, no sabes las consecuencias que eso tendrá”.La Rda. Valerie Webster, a la izquierda, delegada de la Iglesia Episcopal a la UNCSW y proveniente de Montana, hace un comentario durante una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en la sesión del 16 de marzo con Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, a la derecha, en la capilla de Cristo el Señor del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal. Beth Adamson, al centro, moderó la discusión. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La UNCSW sirve para promover los derechos de las mujeres en los campos de lo político, lo económico, lo civil, lo social y lo educacional, y hace recomendaciones sobre problemas urgentes tocante a los derechos de las mujeres. La conferencia se reúne anualmente o bianualmente desde 1946; y alcanzó un hito en Beijing 1995 cuando adoptó un marco de política global para la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres que identificó 12 áreas de interés fundamental.El tema para la 60ª. sesión de la UNCSW es “El empoderamiento de las mujeres y su relación con el desarrollo sostenible” y la revisión del tema que se arrastra desde la 57ª. sesión es “Eliminación y prevención de todas las formas de violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas”, lo cual incluye un marco para abordar, prevenir y responder a la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas.El tema de la 60ª. sesión deriva del respaldo de los líderes mundiales a la Agenda de Desarrollo Sostenible 2030, que incluye 17 nuevos Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y 169 metas para ponerle fin a la pobreza, combatir las desigualdades y promover la prosperidad al tiempo de proteger el medio ambiente. Los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible se definieron a partir de los ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio que se adoptaron en 2000.Las delegadas anglicanas y episcopales también participarán en la promoción social de las Mujeres Ecuménicas, que incluyen capacitación, culto ecuménico, visita a las misiones permanentes ante las Naciones Unidas y promoción continua al regreso a sus comunidades locales.— La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more


As election nears, Episcopal Church groups offer resources

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first_img October 3, 2016 at 8:45 pm WHAT “destruction of traditional values by the Episcopal Church”? All they say is that we have an obligation to vote. What about that is against our traditional values? They also said that, whatever the outcome of the election, we should behave like Christians. Did you plan to do something other than that? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm In other words, vote for Hillary. The Episcopal Church welcomes you…only if you’re a wealthy, elitist liberal. Rector Albany, NY October 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm I grew up in a time and place where “Jim Crow” was the tradition and considered a good custom. At the same time females couldn’t serve as acolytes, couldn’t serve on the vestry, and couldn’t be ordained as priests. My great, great, grandfather who was a Presbyterian minister, went along with the tradition of slavery. The tradition in the very early church was that a Gentile would have to become a Jew before he could become a Christian. Of course this list of rejected traditions and customs could go on, but you get the point. As Tennyson put it, “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (10) 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 Submit an Event Listing Douglas M. Carpenter says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Mary Ann Fraley says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Richard McClellan says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Donald Trump, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release October 13, 2016 at 6:23 pm I’ll pray for you Mr. Richard McClellan. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 October 14, 2016 at 5:34 am I take exception with the PB’s assertion that I h have a Christian obligation to vote and participate in government. I have a legal right to vote and participate in government and that implies a legal right not to. I don’t think it is any of the PB’s business how I decide. A very strong case can be made that a Christian should avoid political involvement. Canon Alonzo Pruitt says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Vicki Storberg says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ (The Rev.) Michelle Boomgaard says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Election 2016, 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 October 4, 2016 at 11:27 am Sometimes, when I hear people speak dismissively of “political correctness,” I feel that what is meant is “we want to say whatever we want.” The Episcopal Church holds fast to the values we have always had, the ones Jesus taught. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. When we say things that hurt others, we may be speaking freely, but we are not speaking as Christ would have us speak. When we pray for others who disagree with us, we are obeying Jesus’s command to love our enemies, and we may even finding our hearts moved towards compassion for them. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA October 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm I’m very concerned about the destruction of traditional values by the Episcopal Church. The “Political Correctness” approach seems to be the guiding light. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Catherine Cheek says: Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm The Episcopal Church hasn’t lost anymore traditional values than any other denominations. I have heard this many times before. It all goes back to our inclusiveness. We are supposed to practice the teachings of Jesus. We are taught to look at each person as a Child Of God. Just because we don’t dwell on sin, Hell, and damnation, it doesn’t mean we don’t have traditional values. Jesus teaches love, acceptance, and peace, and is what the Episcopal Church focuses.I challenge you to attend an Episcopal worship service. See for yourself, and have some conversations with our clergy. You will find that your statement is untrue. God’s peace and blessings be with you.🕆 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By ENS staffPosted Oct 3, 2016 Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA As election nears, Episcopal Church groups offer resources Richard McClellan says: [Episcopal News Service] There are a number of Episcopal Church-related resources available to help United States voters prepare over the next 40 days for the Nov. 8 general election.3:07 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on voting“Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in late August. “And that is a Christian obligation. Indeed, we who follow in the way of Jesus of Nazareth are summoned to participate actively as reflections of our faith in the civil process.”The video is closed-captioned and is subtitled in Spanish. The text of the presiding bishop’s message in English and Spanish can be found here at the end of the story.Election Engagement ToolkitThe Episcopal Public Policy Network’s Election Engagement Toolkit is an introduction for congregations that are eager to participate in the electoral process “faithfully, responsibly and legally.” The toolkit anchors such engagement in the Baptismal Covenant’s promise to “strive for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being.”It suggests that particularly appropriate activities are conversations on public policy issues, candidate forums, voter registration and issue education campaigns, engagement with young adults who are eligible to vote for the first time, Get Out The Vote campaigns and advocacy for voting rights legislation.The network’s #EpiscopaliansVote page includes a calendar of election-related dates, an election-related litany and other prayers, an interactive U.S. map with information about elections in each state, sample tweets about voting and other resources.EPPN also invites church members to sign the Episcopal Voter Pledge, noting that the Episcopal Church considers voting an act of Christian stewardship.A Season of Prayer for an ElectionFor the 30 days leading up to the election, Forward Movement is calling Episcopalians and all others to join in a time of prayer.“This election season has been among the most contentious in recent memory,” the Rev. Scott Gunn, Forward Movement executive director, said in a letter announcing the Oct. 9-Nov. 9 prayer cycle. “I’ve heard people say, again and again, ‘I’m not sure what to do.’ For Christians, there is always one thing we can do, every one of us. We can pray.”The Season of Prayer includes weekly PDFs with prayers for each day. The entire cycle can is available for download in a single PDF. Except for the final prayer, all prayers come from The Book of Common Prayer. The final prayer for Nov. 9, titled “Pray to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ today, no matter the election results,” is printed in each issue of Forward Day by Day under the title “For Today.”The downloads, one in English and another in Spanish, are here.Forward Movement will also post each daily prayer to its Facebook and Twitter feeds, and in Spanish on Adelante día a día.Faith, Politics and the Golden RuleLos Angeles Times writer Mark Oppenheimer, other panelists and participants in the annual Lansing Lee Conference Oct. 16-18 at Kanuga Camp and Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, will explore the idea of transformational leadership and the question: “How can the country go from a place of partisanship to engagement?” Joining Oppenheimer will be human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar and assistant editor at The Washington Post Elizabeth Bruenig. Further details are here.Bridging the Political DivideChurchNext offers online course Bridging the Political Divide with Parker Palmer for a $10 fee. It comes in two formats: individuals and groups.The course description says “many observers note that the political rancor and rhetoric has reached all-time highs, injecting unprecedented fear, division, and unease into our culture.” Palmer, the description says, “believes our current political climate provides a rare opportunity to think more deeply about who we are as people and a nation.” The course asks how people of faith ought to respond and how they can “remain calm and centered amidst our difference and tension, taking our roles as peacemakers and even prophets, seriously.”Palmer offers four video presentations, including downloadable discussion questions for groups and “The Takeaway” for personal study.A call to ‘intense prayer’The three Episcopal bishops who serve in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  issued a joint statement Oct. 5 in which they call for all Episcopalians to join a 48-hour prayer vigil prior to Election Day.  The statement and details are here. The Rev. Bob Thwing says: Kenneth Knapp says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET October 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm Only by someone who doesn’t know Jesus…… Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Faith & Politics October 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm I apologize for that hateful comment I posted October 5. I suffer from major depression and deal with it on a daily basis. I offer no excuses but a hundred apologies. I am truly sorry.last_img read more


Welby names South Sudan bishop adviser for communion affairs

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first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Oct 4, 2016 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (1) Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rev Jacob Chol Wal Nhial at Mingkaman South Sudan says: October 19, 2016 at 10:22 am Congratulations to bishop Anthony you will do the best as the man of God called you Thanks to archbishop of Canterbury for trusting South Sudanese.Thanks.Rev Jacob Chol Wal Nhial at Mingkaman South Sudan diocese of Awerial Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA The Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo is currently the bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan.[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has appointed the Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo, currently bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan, as his new adviser for Anglican Communion affairs.Poggo with his wife Jane and youngest daughter Joy will move to London at the end of October where he will join the team at Lambeth Palace.“I am absolutely delighted that Bishop Anthony is joining the team at Lambeth,” Welby said. “He brings the experience of his ministry in one of the most challenging provinces in the Anglican Communion where he has faithfully served the church as a pastor and teacher. Throughout his ministry he has engaged with the profound issues we face in many parts of the Communion, where famine, war, and violent ethnic tensions destabilise society and leave whole communities living in poverty.“He is well known and respected throughout the Communion and I am most grateful to Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul for releasing Bishop Anthony as a gift to the wider church. His appointment provides a necessary voice and perspective from the global south in the team at Lambeth. I look forward to working with Bishop Anthony to strengthen our relationships around the Provinces at a significant time in the life of the Communion.”On Oct. 4 Deng Bul joined Poggo in the Diocese of Kajo-Keji where the news of the appointment was given.Speaking of his new ministry, Poggo said: “I am delighted to accept Archbishop Justin Welby’s invitation and appointment to join the team at Lambeth Palace. I look forward to working together with colleagues at Lambeth to support the Archbishop of Canterbury in his ministry. I appreciate the support from Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul in releasing me from our current role in Kajo-Keji so as to make a contribution in the global Anglican Communion. Jane, Joy and I are excited at this next phase of our ministry.”Bishop Anthony worked with Scripture Union before his ordination in 1995. From 2002 he served with ACROSS, becoming its executive director in 2004. He was elected bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan in 2007. Married to Jane they have three daughters, Grace, Faith and Joy.In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate for his role in the mobilizing the church in service of the community. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Nairobi International School of Theology, now called International Leadership University, and a Master of Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University.His appointment comes following an extensive selection process which attracted applications from across the Anglican Communion. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Sudan & South Sudan Archbishop of Canterbury, Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group People, Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID center_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Welby names South Sudan bishop adviser for communion affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Anglican Communion, Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more


Church of England, Methodists to consider full communion

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first_img Rector Washington, DC 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 Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (2) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Church of England, Methodists to consider full communion New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Frank Jacobson says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tom Rightmyer says: Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing June 27, 2017 at 10:26 pm Give thanks for Professor Geoffrey Wainwright, a British Methodist teaching at Duke Divinity School, who led in the Lima Declaration Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry and in the international Anglican Methodist dialogue – and helped form the North Carolina Episcopal United Methodist Dialogue which led to the American Episcopal United Methodist proposal for full communion. The US proposal is similar to the Episcopal Lutheran proposal and will require action by the next two Episcopal General Conventions and by the UMC General Conferences. The Church of Ireland also has a full communion and shared ministry agreement with the Irish Methodists. Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation.The proposals are presented in “Mission and Ministry in Covenant,” a joint report from the two churches’ faith and order bodies. It sets out how the Methodist Church could come to have bishops in the historic episcopate, and how ministers from one church could become eligible to serve in the other.Full article. Curate Diocese of Nebraska June 27, 2017 at 9:48 pm Since the Wesleys remained Anglican clergy all their lives, it would seem logical for us to reunite.As I understood it, separation happened largely because the Anglican Church declined to consecrate bishops for Methodists, John Wesley wrote that he was in favor of celebration of the Lord’s Supper at least on every Sunday. Both Methodists and Anglicans departed from the practice. Anglicans have returned. I would be happy to see Methodists come back too. Posted Jun 27, 2017 Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more