France: Top 14 reaches its denouement

first_imgThere are stories of elation and dejection just waiting to be written as we enter the final stages of the Top 14, it’s too close to call… Spare a thought this week for Grenoble manager Fabrice Landreau. At the end of March his side were in the top six of the Top 14 and looking good for a place in next season’s Champions Cup. They’d just beaten Stade Francais on the road, only the second time the Parisians had lost at home this season, and next up for Grenoble was the visit of bottom-placed Castres. It should have been another victory to move them further up the table, but a slack first-half cost Grenoble dear and they lost 16-12.Morale slumped, form, too, and three more defeats followed to leave Grenoble hovering above the drop zone and trying not to think of the financial implications of relegation to the ProD2. “This championship, it’s terrible, for us and for the other clubs,” mused Landreau on Saturday evening, in the wake of Grenoble’s 37-17 defeat to Clermont. “These two last weekends are going to be terrible for the nerves.”Confidence loss: Racing Metro are showing an inconsistency that will frustrate boss Jacky LorenzettiNext up for Grenoble is the visit to the Stade des Alpes on Saturday of in-form Toulouse, who have won their last five league matches to move into third. This is the same Toulouse side who in the early autumn lost the same number of games on the bounce. If Grenoble lose to Toulouse their fate will be decided on the final weekend of the championship when they go to Lyon.That is at least some comfort to Landreau and his fellow coach, former Leinster and Ireland hooker Bernard Jackman. Lyon are ten points adrift at the foot of the table and, barring a mathematical miracle, as good as relegated. They travel to Oyonnax on Friday night, to play the surprise package of this season’s Top 14. Lying fifth in the table, Oyonnax know that with their final game away at Toulon they must beat Lyon if they’re to have any chance of finishing in the top six.Lying one place above Lyon are Bayonne, on 47 points, the same number as Castres who have a superior points difference. Bayonne are at Bordeaux on Saturday, a tough place to visit at any time, but particularly when their hosts are still in with a chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions Cup.Plenty to fight for: Bordeaux (in blue) are still in the running for the Champions Cup just ahead of opponents OyonnaxBayonne’s final match is at home to La Rochelle, another side who have punched above their weight this season, but the hosts will be quietly confident of victory given what is at stake and the atmosphere of their raucous supporters. As for Castres, they have the biggest game of their season on Saturday when they welcome Brive to the Stade Pierre Antoine. Brive, hammered 67-19 by Toulouse on Saturday, are on 48 points (the same number as Grenoble) and victory over Castres should ensure their survival, as they’re at home to Stade Francais for the final match of the season. Not an easy fixture but a better one than Castres, whose season concludes with a trip to Racing Metro.Racing Metro are experiencing another season of frustrating inconsistency. Though they reached the last eight of the Champions Cup for the first time, Racing’s indiscipline in the dying seconds of the quarter-final against Saracens cost them a place in the semi. It also appears to have cost them their confidence as Racing have failed to win their three league games since that slip-up against Sarries.Racing are sixth in the table and it’s conceivable that with an awkward away trip to La Rochelle on Saturday they could finish outside the top six. Were that to happen one imagines there would be repercussions from owner Jacky Lorenzetti who, despite huge investment, has yet to see any major silverware in the nine years since he got involved with the Parisian club. Lorenzetti has never been the No1 fan of Mourad Boudjellal but how he must envy his Toulon counterpart whose involvement with the Cote d’Azur club also began in 2006.Happy days: Mathieu Bastareaud and Toulon are closing in on a second consecutive titleHaving won an unprecedented third European title at the start of the month, Toulon are well placed to clinch a second successive Top 14 title, and at the same time create another piece of rugby history by winning back-to-back doubles. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Form team: Luke MacAlister’s Toulouse have won their last five games on the spin Four points ahead of second placed Clermont, Toulon clash with their arch rivals on Sunday night at the Stade Marcel Michelin, but the pressure will be more on the hosts’ shoulders. Clermont are just one point clear of Toulouse and two in front of Stade Francais, and after Toulon Les Jaunards wrap up their regular season with a trip to Montpellier, who are now finding some form under Jake White.So tight is it at the top that Clermont could win the regular season championship or they could finish fifth, sixth or, albeit very unlikely, seventh. As Landreau said, the next fortnight are going to be “terrible for the nerves”, for those at the top and at the bottom.last_img read more

Marco Zanon Error Costs Italy Victory

first_img Zanon (left) thought he had scored but sadly knocked on before the try-line (Getty Images) Who is leading the way in the Six… Six Nations Wales v Ireland Preview That dummy Try-time for Tito Tebaldi #ITAvFRA #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/3E0EQolsV7— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 16, 2019Then, with 17 minutes to go we saw one of the rarest sights in modern international rugby, a drop-goal. Well taken by Ntamack, this pushed the score to six before Tebaldi came agonisingly close to scoring another try but was adjudged to have knocked on, an all too common sight for the men in white.The pivotal knock-on by Marco Zanon then occurred in the final ten minutes which killed any momentum they had. As a result the French then put the game to bed with a brilliant try by Damian Penaud. Once again, it was a script that was all too familiar for the Italians – so close yet so far. Six Nations Table 2021 Rewind: The Greatest Final Day in Six Nations History Rewind: The Greatest Final Day in Six Nations History Expand The second half started it in similar fashion to the first, with Tomasso Allan kicking a penalty and France scoring a try, this time through Yoann Huget who dotted down to push the score to 17-9 after Ntamack again converted. Classy @FFRugby handling releases @Dupont9A for his first Test try#ITAvFRA #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/kJPmXsHVXq— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 16, 2019 Will it be home sweet home as Alun… Saluting @Huget14 #ITAvFRA #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/mC0TRfnhe8— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 16, 2019The Italians responded well with wave after wave of pressure into French territory which eventually resulted in a fantastic try for Italian scrum-half Tito Tebaldi who has been a revelation in this years tournament. Allan was unable to add the extras so three points was the difference with 25 minutes to go. More points followed a few minutes later from the boot of Ntamack before the Italians were denied a try first by the post and then twice on the line. The second incident went to the TMO Graham Hughes who was pretty much the only person in the stadium who didn’t think it was a try, aside from referee Matthew Carley obviously.Eventually the pulsating first half concluded with more Italian pressure but they failed to make it count and the score was 10-6 in favour of the French. In a pulsating affair, a Marco Zanon knock-on proved to be the difference. Six Nations Wales v Ireland Preview Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS With Ireland going for the Grand Slam this… Six Nations Table 2021 Incredible @PenaudD’s match-saving tackle And he followed it with a match-clinching try moments later #ITAvFRA pic.twitter.com/tRvc6KJj4C— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 16, 2019Everything was to play for in the first match of Super Saturday. Italy were looking to get their first win on the board by playing some fantastic off-loading and exciting rugby. Exploiting French anxiety was the name of the game.This was exactly what happened early on. French hands looked nervous and edgy spilling the ball on several occasions gifting the Italians possession. You would think an attacking, broken-down match would be playing into French hands but that simply wasn’t the case in the opening exchanges.Tomasso Allan opened the scoring for the Italians knocking over a penalty after a few minutes and another followed in the 10th minute after the Italan pack utterly destroyed the French scrum.Indeed the bounce of the ball was going Italy’s way but as always it was only a matter of time before the Italians gifted the opposition some points.After the quarter of the hour mark Maxime Medard freed his hands to off-load to Damian Penaud who got passed Tito Tebaldi too easily and then passed to Antoine Dupont to score a try. Roman Ntamack duly converted and it felt like the Italians had the stuffing knocked out of them. Marco Zanon Error Costs Italy VictoryIn an end-to-end contest, an Italian knock-on and brilliant tackle by Damian Penaud cost the Italians victory in the first match of Six Nations Super Saturday.With time winding down and the Italians six points behind, centre Marco Zanon had all but scored to narrow the gap to one with a conversion to come. However Damian Penaud put in a colossal tackle on the try-line to cause Zanon to knock-on. It would prove to be a huge mistake that would ultimately cost them victory.  Collapse In a match that was there for the taking, the wait for a win goes on.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news.last_img read more

France v Wales: Six Nations title permutations

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Everything you need to know about how this year’s title race can play out France v Wales: Six Nations title permutationsWhat happens if Wales beat France?If Wales are victorious in Paris, the Grand Slam title is signed, sealed and delivered for the men in red. They last won the Grand Slam in 2019 and they will be hoping to repeat that unbeaten run in 2021.It would be their fifth Grand Slam of the Six Nations era – more than any other country. What happens if France beat Wales?Here’s where it gets complicated!France have to win both of their final two matches to have a chance of winning the title but even then it depends on bonus points and points difference.Let’s look first at the specific permutations of the France v Wales match:If France win, with or without a try bonus point (ie five or four match points), and Wales pick up two bonus points – one for losing by seven points or fewer and one for scoring four or more tries – Alun Wyn Jones will be lifting the Six Nations trophy. Wales will have 21 points and France will have 15 or 14, so Wales can’t be overtaken in the table.If France win without a try bonus point (ie four match points), and Wales pick up one bonus point – either for losing by seven points or fewer, or for scoring four or more tries – Wales win the title. Wales will have 20 points and France will have 14, so Wales can’t be overtaken in the table.If France win and Wales don’t pick up any bonus points, or France win with a bonus point and Wales pick up only one bonus point, then it will all come down to that France v Scotland match.Taking that third scenario, there are several permutations around that final France v Scotland match too:If France beat both Wales and Scotland but without any bonus points (ie eight match points in all), Wales will lift the trophy.If France beat both Wales and Scotland with try bonus points (ie ten match points in all), and Wales don’t get any type of bonus point in Paris, France win the title.If France and Wales finish level on points in the table – 19 or 20 depending on the number of bonus points each team picks up – then the title will come down to points difference. If points difference ends up being the same for both teams, the title will then be decided on how many tries each country has scored throughout the tournament.Let’s see how things play out in Paris on Saturday night. France v Wales: Six Nations title permutationsWales are aiming to secure their second Six Nations Grand Slam in three years after beating Ireland, Scotland, England and Italy. All they have to do is beat France on Saturday in Paris!Even if Wayne Pivac’s side fall to defeat against France, they can still win the tournament.France are the only other team in with a chance of winning the title as they have a game in hand – their match against Scotland was postponed in February after a Covid-19 outbreak in the French camp.They will be keen to bounce back from their defeat by England last weekend and if Fabien Galthie’s men beat Wales, they can still get their hands on the trophy – depending on bonus points and points difference.It’s not completely straightforward so below we explain all the Six Nations title permutations and here is the table as it stands… Wales are hunting a Grand Slam in Paris (Getty Images) What happens if it’s a draw?Wales would miss out on a Grand Slam if it’s a draw in Paris, but they would win the title. A tie gives a team two points, which would take Wales to 21 in the table and make it impossible for France to catch them. TAGS: Highlight Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Christmas services go outdoors as quakes again hit New Zealand

first_imgChristmas services go outdoors as quakes again hit New Zealand December 28, 2011 at 1:28 am It appears there are some blessings in all of this. Major disasters often lead us into different models of being church. We’re forced to leave what’s been comfortable and get out into the world. Evensong in botanical gardens – a great idea. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA By David CramptonPosted Dec 23, 2011 Anglican Communion Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Ecumenical News International] Many Christmas church services in Christchurch, New Zealand will be held outdoors this weekend after four strong earthquakes struck within three hours on Dec. 23, injuring 60, and causing further damage to the Anglican and Catholic cathedrals.Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said the quakes, which included 5.8 and 6.0 magnitude temblors, were distressing at a time when the council is slowly making the city safe after a February 6.1 magnitude quake that killed 181 people. This time, he said, “there has been no loss of life or serious injury. This is not a miracle, we have been right to be cautious.”The Anglican ChristChurch cathedral has apparently sustained further significant damage, after suffering the loss of its bell tower and famed rose window in February, according to Anglican Taonga, a publication of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The building was deconsecrated on Nov. 9, preparatory to partial demolition.Anglican bishop Victoria Matthews instructed all Anglican Christmas services to be held in the “cathedral of the great outdoors”, under canvas and in community halls. She said the Christmas Day evensong normally held in the Cathedral will be located in the city’s Botanic Gardens, and suggested parishioners bring torches.“I am hoping that people who are walking in the park will stop by … It will be very relaxed, with beautiful music,” she said.One suburban church has erected a marquee that can hold 240 people, bought with insurance money. “The marquee works very well and it looks lovely. It is a large space and we don’t feel cramped,” Vicar Mike Chamberlain told Fairfax Media.The initial quake also caused major power outages, collapsed already-damaged houses and cliff faces and closed malls packed with Christmas shoppers. “It was very frightening … my husband was outside the Catholic Cathedral; there were bits of rubble coming down off that,” Newstalk ZB’s Jo Scott said.Catholic congregations will also gather in makeshift places of worship on Christmas Day. Mike Stopforth, bishop’s deputy for parish planning for the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, said extra services would make up for the loss of 16 churches in previous earthquakes.Last year, Christchurch was rocked by a series of earthquakes on Boxing Day, after a major September quake. New Zealand sits on the so-called “Ring of Fire” boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year. 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Honor thy mothers and fathers

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev. Ann Fontaine says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Honor thy mothers and fathers Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID May 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm You note great opportunities for ministry by all ages of the church but too bad you once again “beat up” on the work of the past on internal issues – like inclusion – which in my opinion set the stage for what can be and are not the cause of decline. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Religion News Service — Clearwater, Fla.] A counseling clinic here that helps the elderly deal with depression has a waiting list of several months.Even affordable housing here is too costly for retirees whose investments tanked in 2008, or whose pensions were squandered by mindless employers and whose average Social Security check is around $1,100.Isolated in houses they cannot sell or in half-empty apartment buildings, many elderly wear a haunted look as they peer into their futures. They worry about outliving their funds, burdening their children, losing their independence. They try to stay busy, but find that sometimes even churches can’t offer them volunteer opportunities.The face of aging in America isn’t a pretty one. Not because the flesh is sagging, but because the nation that once built schools, malls and suburbs for baby boomer families when they were young has turned against its elderly.Opportunistic politicians seeking to preserve tax benefits for their wealthy patrons assault Medicare as a “socialistic” entitlement serving leeches. They take aim at Social Security as undeserved, even though recipients basically receive funds they themselves contributed over many years of working.Banks lure the elderly into credit card debt, then slap on interest rates edging toward 40 percent and then seize property. Banks and some states siphoned off funds intended to ease mortgage stress.If you take the time to listen, you will hear one horror story after another. People who once shared typical middle-class stories about careers and children’s exploits now share dread about losing what little they have left.One fear, church folks told me last weekend, is being “parked” — sequestered in whatever housing can be found, cut off from others, watching funds evaporate, knowing that their safety net is shredded.Wealth-chasing politicians might think retirement in America is one golf outing after another, punctuated by cocktail parties and shopping sprees. Maybe it is in their rarefied world. But in fact, retirement — when those 65 and older can even afford to stop working — is becoming a nightmare for many Americans.Episcopalians from four congregations met here to find ways forward after five decades of nationwide decline. They understood immediately that their future doesn’t lie in another round of surveys asking what they wanted — that kind of inward-looking obsession has eviscerated churches. Rather, they need to look outward, to see the needs around them, and to ask what God wanted them to do about those needs.When they named the needs that lie outside their doors in this aging area of Southwest Florida, they listed deteriorating health care, financial dread, isolation, loneliness, depression, inactivity, feeling ignored and aimlessness.They will spend the next several months imagining and preparing responses to those needs. It’s a risky venture. Looking outward is never easy for church communities, especially when many of their constituents are “snowbirds” who come for a few months to escape the winter cold, not to address problems of the year-round population.Addressing emerging needs leads inevitably to change in religious systems that they have wanted to be stable and reassuring. I have been around churches long enough to recognize that fear of change is a powerful motivator.But they got off to a good start, and they did so by deciding up front to collaborate, not to preserve “walls and borders,” as one person put it. The real face of aging looks to them like a call to ministry.— Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich.Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. Chuck Till says: 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA May 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm Merciful heaven!! For once I find myself agreeing with the Reverend Ehrich; mainly because he hasn’t resorted to divisive mantras about conservatives, et al, and because he is telling absolute facts. We need more affordable housing, built into quality park-like settings for our communities. Every diocese should make this a priority by forming a housing corporation and obtaining or building decent, quality, low-rent apartments and townhouses with federal funds that are available for the taking.I’ve got to breathe deep now – I can’t believe that I agree with Reverend Ehrich. I hope to again soon (so lay off the divisive, labeling stuff, OK?) 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There is a time to examine situations to determine what needs to be done then proceed to, putting it in an earthy way, do one’s business and get off the pot.To others do they not think that the administrations of FDR and LBJ pondered different scenarios and structures for these signature programs? Yes I do agree that there may have been what some would euphemistically term “mission creep” with regards to their original intended purposeAs to affordable housing Mercy Housing is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to that very issue. Unfortunately, mercyhousing.org is experiencing difficulties with their server as this is being written. I would nevertheless encourage anyone or any group who may be interested in forming affordable housing organizations within their respective diocese to contact Mercy Housing to at least check on the possibility of partnerships in their areas. In lieu of their website they may be contacted at (303) 830-3300, fax (303) 830-3301 [source superpages.com] or 1999 Broadway Ste. 100, Denver, CO 80202-5701. Their CEO is Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC 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 Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ May 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm One can be a compassionate, progressive, politically left-leaning Episcopalian and still have doubts about the implications of Social Security and Medicare, as presently constituted, on the nation’s finances.It is an oversimplification to say that Social Security recipients are getting what they paid into the program. Yes, there is a correlation but it’s not a precise one. Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Tom EhrichPosted May 23, 2012 Doug Desper says: Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Environmental change a moral issue, bishops say

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Advocacy Peace & Justice, Environmental change a moral issue, bishops say Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Environment & Climate Change Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Anglican Consultative Council, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops fronting a public forum on environmental change Nov.1 called on Anglicans everywhere to show moral courage in tackling its cause and impacts.Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Southern Africa, as well as Fiji’s Bishop Apimeleki Qiliho, challenged listeners to consider addressing environmental damage as part of their Christian duty.Following presentations from Qiliho and Anglican Alliance Director Sally Keeble on the impact of environmental change and on some church-led projects to address it, Makgoba said, “This is not a social problem, it is not an economic problem, it is not an environmental problem, it is a moral problem and it needs a moral response.”Qiliho said God had given Christians a mandate to look after the earth and they needed to show moral courage by asking themselves how they and their communities could be better stewards of creation.Speaking about the issue of stewardship and social justice, Keeble told the forum that there was still massive inequity in terms of water and food consumption, and use of energy.Williams, who chaired the forum, agreed saying that environmental issues were bound with issues of moral courage such as land ownership, empowerment of women and global industry.He said that, considering the damage being done to our environment, “running out of a world to live in is a mark of our unfaithfulness,” adding that Christians should not consider environmental issues “a secular fuss imported into the church.”Followers of Christ should not “shrug our shoulders when we are asked why there is not sufficient food or safe, clean water…That is not what Christians should be. That is why this is a matter of faithfulness to our creator and redeemer.”Makgoba, who is chair of Anglican Communion Environmental Network, said, “What might a world where Christians take their moral responsibilities seriously look like?“Our network tries to link people from different provinces to reflect on the environment. It is hoped that we will have representatives throughout the communion. Even at this stage we are calling for those provinces without an environmental network to appoint one.”Referring to the nexus of water, food and energy, Makgoba asked the audience: “When you are receiving Communion, have you stopped to think about the water that we use to mix with the wine. Where has it come from? How clean is that water? Have you stopped to think about…those who do not have access to basic and of the resultant illnesses that go with poor sanitation and water? When you receive…wafers, have you spared a thought for those who do not have food?“During the service, out of the small chalice, you are all able to share. Have you not thought that you could replicate that, that there is a plenty in the world and no need for others to suffer?”In response to questions from the floor as to what Christians could do to begin changing their lifestyles, panel members said that, while environmental issues seemed overwhelming, individuals and parishes could at least make a start. Suggestions included eating less meat (experts estimate that animal food production requires 2-5 times the water needed to produce plant food of the same caloric value), working to mitigate carbon footprints, and discussing energy use in the parish.Makgoba concluded the evening with a challenge: “What this evening was all about was water, food supply and energy. What is your faith response?”The 15th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-15) is meeting in Auckland, New Zealand Oct. 27-Nov. 7. This is an advisory body comprising lay and ordained delegates from all provinces that consider the present and future life and work of the Anglican Communion. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing By ACNS staffPosted Nov 1, 2012 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Interfaith community comes together for ‘silent nights’ in Chicago

first_imgInterfaith community comes together for ‘silent nights’ in Chicago City plagued by gun-related violence Craig Knapp says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Gun Violence Youth Minister Lorton, VA December 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm I support law-abiding citizens right to bear arms…for personal protection, for hunting, for target shooting. I own guns. With equal enthusiasm I support the effort of the church and my neighbors to end senseless gun violence. No hunter…no sportsman…no homeowner protecting his family and his possessions needs a weapon that fires 30 rounds in a matter of seconds. God have mercy on us all, and guide our citizens, our Governor, and our elected officials to collaborate effectively in the creation of sensible gun laws…and may Illinois lead the nation by example. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Kenneth A. Stiff says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing 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 Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls By Mario VillafuertePosted Dec 18, 2012 December 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm You are setting an example. One of the nations largest city with the strictest gunlaws in the nation.still can not get guns of the street by making them illegal, no more than making whiskey illegal ( which chicago also led in illegality) got whiskey ff the streets, or making maijauna and other recreational drugs illegal got them off the streets. So lead on Chicago, you are the most corrupt city in America.Craig, Monroeville, Alabama Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee was among 300 people gathered Dec. 17 at First Baptist Congregational Church in Chicago for “Silent Nights,” an interfaith service aimed at curbing gun-related violence. Photo/Connie Wilson[Episcopal News Service] Three hundred people gathered at First Baptist Congregational Church on Chicago’s west side Dec. 17 to pray for silent nights unbroken by gunfire in a city that has in recent years seen an increase in gun-related violence disproportionately affecting youth.Organized by CROSSwalk, the interfaith “Silent Nights” vigil and service blended readings and songs with meditations on themes of peace. Following the service, participants processed to the steps of the church to sing the hymn “Silent Night” and to receive candles to take to the members of their faith communities.CROSSwalk began earlier this year as a 1,500-person Holy Week procession to remember some 635 young people who have been murdered in Chicago since 2008. So far this year more than 150 children and youth have been killed by gun violence in Chicago, with total gun-related deaths at more than 500.“It [CROSSwalk] has grown into a point of connection for anguished communities and a new force for youth programming and funding,” said Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee, in a press release.A strong supporter, the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago is one of 50 partners working with CROSSwalk to engage people of faith in addressing the violence against young people.On Dec. 12, two days before a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, in Newtown, Connecticut, Lee spoke against a U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn the Illinois ban on carrying concealed weapons.“The voices of lobbyists and lawyers threaten to drown out the cries of the children and youth who will bear the brunt of any new law that allows more guns on our streets. We have already lost too many of those children, like 7-year-old Heaven Sutton, who was gunned down at her mother’s candy stand, and 13-year-old Tuyquan Tyler, who bled to death in his mother’s arms,” said Lee.“The Christian tradition teaches us that violence only breeds more violence and that the only certain antidote to it is the hard and steadfast work of building a just society. As leaders, we will be called upon to answer first for how we protected the most vulnerable people entrusted to our care. We already share the blame of being unable to shield far too many of our young people from violent deaths. Any conceal-carry law that results in more children being gunned down on our streets will only compound our devastating failure.”The Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown refocused the national debate on gun control. In the Diocese of Chicago, the debate has been ongoing since 2011.“The diocese couldn’t be silent anymore about what we’ve been seeing. We had a horrible year with violence, particularly this summer,” said the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, the diocese’s director of networking, in a telephone interview in early December.Now that Lee has claimed gun violence as a core issue, “there’s a channeling of efforts and resources addressing the recent violence,” Burrows added.Three hundred people gathered Dec.17 at First Baptist Congregational Church in Chicago for “Silent Nights,” an interfaith service aimed at curbing gun-related violence. Photo/Connie Wilson“Silent Nights” was part of a larger effort to stop gun violence. On Nov. 11, the diocese organized a moment of prayer and reflection,“Silence the Guns,” to coincide with Armistice Day.The diocese intended that the two-minute silence that has been observed for almost a century on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month since the Allied forces and Germany signed the armistice in 1918 would resonate louder than gun fire.With roots in the Episcopal Church, CROSSwalk has become the catalyst for forging new and stronger relationships with other faith communities to battle the violence.The driving force behind “Crosswalk” is its director, Jacqueline “Jack” Clark, 28, a Chicago native and former seminarian at All Saints Church.“A lot of the events we’re having are about community building,” said Clark, in a telephone interview.CROSSwalk and its community and faith-based partners are working to create programs that give children and teens alternatives to an environment of gangs and crime.“Having formed relations with those mothers who have lost children, and with people in communities who are struggling under all the weight of this loss, grief and trauma, I don’t feel like I can walk away from it,” said Clark.Not all the gun violence is gang-related; domestic abuse, poverty and drug crime contribute to the escalation of violence,” said Clark.“Someone may have a beef with someone, and with the availability of guns the first reaction is sometimes to shoot, and a lot of innocent folks are caught in the crossfire,” she said.During an interfaith summit in August, called “Stop the Violence,” also held at First Baptist Congregational Church, civil, police and faith leaders discussed what legislative and faith actions could reduce the violence.During the gathering, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said said that in Lawndale, one of the west side neighborhoods most affected by violence, the murder rate is three times the citywide rate. Young people are not only the victims of violence, but also the perpetrators, with a small number of young people causing the violence.Built on a legacy of Episcopal social activism that exists in Chicago, the diocese is creating new coalitions between secular and faith groups to strengthen a movement to disarm violence, said Catherine Thomson, chair of the Peace and Justice Committee.“I don’t think any one of us can achieve it [ending violence] by ourselves.  It’s all well and good to light candles and have vigils and pray, that’s an element of the process, but people want to be called to action,” said Thomson.— Mario Villafuerte is a Shreveport, Louisiana-based freelance journalist and a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Lynette Wilson, editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service, contributed to this report.  Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (2) Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury’s message on Pope Benedict’s resignation

first_imgArchbishop of Canterbury’s message on Pope Benedict’s resignation Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ronald J. Caldwell says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Pope Resigns Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 William Winston says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Ecumenical & Interreligious, 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis February 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm “…in all things, charity.”Augustinus Aurelius Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC February 11, 2013 at 10:35 am This appropriately praiseful message is also interesting for what it omits, such as the Anglican Ordinariate. Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Rector Albany, NY 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 Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Feb 11, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Featured Events Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 11, 2013 at 11:26 am As a collector of “neutral phrases” over the past few decades, this feels extremely carefully worded, which it should be. At times like these, one has no real choice but to be gracious, even to a person who was repeatedly and precisely insulting on his last visit, and yet also quietly grateful for his decision to retire. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Lambeth Palace] It was with a heavy heart but complete understanding that we learned this morning of Pope Benedict’s declaration of his decision to lay down the burden of ministry as Bishop of Rome, an office which he has held with great dignity, insight and courage.  As I prepare to take up office I speak not only for myself, and my predecessors as Archbishop, but for Anglicans around the world, in giving thanks to God for a priestly life utterly dedicated, in word and deed, in prayer and in costly service, to following Christ.  He has laid before us something of the meaning of the Petrine ministry of building up the people of God to full maturity.In his visit to the United Kingdom, Pope Benedict showed us all something of what the vocation of the See of Rome can mean in practice – a witness to the universal scope of the gospel and a messenger of hope at a time when Christian faith is being called into question.  In his teaching and writing he has brought a remarkable and creative theological mind to bear on the issues of the day.  We who belong to other Christian families gladly acknowledge the importance of this witness and join with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters in thanking God for the inspiration and challenge of Pope Benedict’s ministry.We pray that God will bless him profoundly in retirement with health and peace of mind and heart, and we entrust to the Holy Spirit those who have a responsibility to elect his successor.+ Justin Cantuar Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Robert G. 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Olympia diocese committed to multi-phase Oso mudslide recovery

first_img Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal Diocese of Olympia] Five months after a major mudslide occurred near Oso, a rural area of Washington State approximately 60 miles northeast of Seattle, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Olympia are expressing their gratitude to all who’ve donated to the ongoing relief efforts while focusing on the future. “Through our combined efforts, the Episcopal Church has dispersed approximately $35,000 to date,” including quiet donations from people and congregations, said the Rev. Janet Loyd, vicar of Church of the Transfiguration in Darrington, just east of Oso. “The generosity has helped many people up and down Highway 530, especially in the community of Darrington, move forward.”It was Saturday morning, March 22, 2014, when the mudslide occurred. A portion of a hill collapsed sending mud and debris flowing across the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, damming the river, and burying more than one square mile of the landscape, including homes, cars, people and animals. The town of Darrington was cut off and isolated when the slide covered a portion of Highway 530. The slide killed 43 people.In the days following the slide ,Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel provided ongoing updates and a donation site was set up. On April 3, the mudslide was declared a major disaster by President Barack Obama, who visited the site on April 22.A diocesan press release at the time noted that “the fabric of small towns is tight-knit community. Oso and Darrington are communities with tightly-woven relationships connecting people in integrated lives that make everyone ‘family’ in one way or another. The implication of this symbiosis is that when one thread of these communities’ fabric is pulled the whole cloth is affected.”Recovery from this disaster will be a long-term project, and donations either directly to the Church of the Transfiguration, Darrington, or through the Diocese of Olympia, have been handled based on the approach that it is a marathon, not a race. There have been three phases to the recovery to date.During Phase 1 – the first days after the slide – the biggest gift was prayer. Offers of immediate physical help were deeply appreciated, though the nature of the event made them mostly impractical. Donated books, cards, prayer shawls and squares, quilts, fleece blankets and comfort rocks were distributed to an appreciative community. The community felt very isolated as the slide blocked access to jobs, medical care, and basic services – with only a “back roads” mountain route cleared early of snow available. During this period monetary donations were largely used for gas cards, hotel accommodations, and community funeral dinners.Phase 2 began with a collective sigh of emotional and practical relief when the first by-pass route opened. It also marked the beginning of the town facing the physical reality of the slide on a regular basis. Those living in Darrington must drive through the slide zone, and regularly revisit the places where homes, friends, and family members were lost. Funding during this phase was very diverse; many needs were identified through participation in the Combined Long Term Recovery Group, sometimes called the Unmet Needs Group. Each family or individual requesting help was assigned a caseworker who helped them develop a long-term plan for recovery, and then relayed needs to the group. Donations provided scholarships for affected children, participation in summer camp and other grief-related programs, storage containers and replacement vehicles, payment of household and medical bills, insurance and business licensing, small-business employment support, and payment of property taxes and mortgages while people struggled to get back on their feet. The mandate of the group to care for widows and orphans – and to love our neighbors – was fully addressed through the generosity shared with our community.Phase 3 began in July when the remains of the final victim were found and returned to her family. For Darrington, this wasn’t closure, but did mark the beginning of a general readiness to look forward. Needs at this time tend to involve larger amounts as families are make decisions to move, renovate or relocate. The Unmet Needs Group has helped with down payments, rentals, mortgages, and construction costs. Because people are just beginning to realize their needs, money has been set aside for the future, and there will be an ongoing need for funding.— Dede Moore is canon for operations for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and the Rev. Janet Loyd is vicar of Church of the Transfiguration in Darrington, Washington. Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Dede Moore and Janet LoydPosted Sep 5, 2014 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Olympia diocese committed to multi-phase Oso mudslide recovery Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Seminary of the Southwest welcomes new faculty member

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Sep 9, 2014 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Theological Education Tags Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest welcomes new faculty member 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Dr. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski[Seminary of the Southwest] The Seminary of the Southwest officially welcomed its newest member of the faculty, Dr. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, who joined the community at Seminary of the Southwest this fall after serving on the faculty at Church Divinity School of the Pacific since 2005. Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye installed Joslyn-Siemiatkoski as the Duncalf-Villavaso associate professor of church history at the seminary’s Matriculation Evensong on September 7.Dr. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski’s areas of interest include Jewish-Christian history, the history of Anglican ecclesiology, and contemporary interfaith dialogue. Earlier this summer, he participated as a fellow in the Christian Leadership Initiative in Jerusalem sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the Shalom Hartman Institute.He is the author of Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs and is currently working on A Christian Commentary of Mishnah Avot. He has published in journals such as Anglican Theological Review and Anglican and Episcopal History.  Dr. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski will teach History of Christianity I and II and offer electives in his areas of expertise. Dan and his wife Jennifer have two children. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA People, Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more