Month: June 2021

Month: June 2021

first_imgThe same couldn’t be said for his kicking game, the couple of grubbers he put in amounting to nothing and simply handing the Barbarians an opportunity to counter-attack – and this is a team that needs no second invitation to run the ball back. Doing just that brought them a last-gasp 31-28 win over Wales.Overall it was an average display from Henson, he himself said he was “bitterly disappointed”. He didn’t have the huge influence on proceedings that would have been expected by the hype his return had generated. His running game was never given an opportunity to shine and he didn’t seem to click with unfamiliar players around him. His lack of rugby in the past two years was obvious, never more so than when he was replaced by Scott Williams. The debutant fizzed when he arrived midway through the second half and slotted into the all-Scarlets midfield with ease, his first act to make a 30-metre break down field. Up and running: Henson played his first game for Wales in two years against the BarbariansBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorGAVIN HENSON made his long-awaited return to Test rugby against the Barbarians on Saturday afternoon. He’d been out of the international arena for two years and 75 days – and was given precisely 61 minutes to prove that he still had the talent to be a key man for Wales. So how did the 29-year-old centre fare?Nice touch: Henson won his first cap for Wales since 2009 against the Baa-BaasWell, there was some good, some bad and a couple of ugly kicks. He was given a not-so gentle reminder of the rigours of international rugby within the first five minutes when he had to stop the rampaging France centre Mathieu Bastareaud, who is pushing 18st and looks like rugby’s Mr T, a metre short of the Welsh line.After his defence had held firm, he got the ball in his hands in attack and with his second touch threw a miss-pass that allowed George North to sprint over for Wales’ first try. In fact, his distribution was the highlight of his performance; he showed some lovely touches with soft hands to the fore. Wales’ midfield has often been one-dimensional this season with plenty of hard runners, so it’s clear that his passing skills could be a welcome addition. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Hands up: Henson needs to train hard to earn a World Cup spotAs part of Wales’ 45-man World Cup training squad, Henson has the next few weeks and months to form more of an understanding with players and grease the attacking skills that have grown somewhat rusty. He will surely get another opportunity to prove himself in the August warm-up games and Warren Gatland would love him to rediscover the form of the 2008 Grand Slam campaign.Off the field Henson dominates the headlines like few other rugby players, but he needs his performances on the pitch to warrant such coverage. At his best Henson has the X-factor and he has the ability to ignite a back-line that has stuttered for the past couple of years – but whether he can get his game up to scratch in time for this year’s World Cup will come down to his own determination. His versatility – he can play centre, fly-half and full-back – make him an ideal choice to take to New Zealand, but Gatland will want to see improvements before giving Henson another stamp in his passport.last_img read more


Month: June 2021

first_imgCore strength SpeedConditioning Cool down & flexibility Did you know you can still enter your team into Lucozade Sport’s Kit-Out Project? Simply go to lucozadesport.com/kitoutproject and register your team’s name. You can also browse the kit catalogue and select the kit you want to collect for. Then, all you need to do is enter the codes (one code per every bottle of Lucozade Sport) into the website and start watching your collection grow. The more codes you collect, the more kit you can get.  Make sure you get your team-mates involved! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS School rule: the skipper gives his team a talking to center_img WE TEAMED up with the Lucozade Sport Kit-Out Project earlier this season to give away £3000-worth of kit, nutrition and training advice, and it was Parmiter’s School in Hertfordshire who won our competition.The school’s first XV are leading a leading light for schools rugby in the state sector, with the younger pupils desperate to get involved in their successful team, instead of joining the football ranks.Acting Head of PE and Games Bradley Hughes said: “Our 1st XV has been pivotal over the last few years as we have looked to develop rugby at the school. We have created an environment where students are extremely proud to represent our 1st XV and they provide exceptional role models to our younger students, often leading training sessions for our younger boys.”We took Brett Davison, a former England Sevens and Wasps physio/head of performance, and Lucozade Sport’s Sports Scientist Tom Brownlee down to the school, to take a training session with the first XV and give them some nutrition advice. Check out these videos to see what they learned on the day…IntroductionWarm-up We took some pros along for a training session at Parmiter’s School, as part of the Lucozade Sport Kit-Out Project. Here’s what they learned… last_img read more


Month: June 2021

first_imgFirstly, the world was privileged to see fly-halves in such fine form. Three months later Fernandez would be using his silken play to help Argentina to a third place finish in the Rugby World Cup, and in this final he was imperious. On the other end, Clermont’s James kicked clinically, but added to a narrative about his career by just falling short.Secondly, a total change of name, style and outlook would not bare success for Clermont straight away, as was evidenced in this fixture as a narrow lead was blown away in the closing minutes by a marauding Samo who squeezed in to score on the 77th minute. This bitter loss would not be the last, as for two more finals in a row the men from Clermont would lose, before finally breaking their curse in 2010.Now, in 2015, we have Stade as a resurgent force, having missed the play-offs for the last six seasons, while Clermont have had yet more finals misery from recent years to overcome. Too much can be taken from failures of the past, for sure, but if this Top 14 final is anything like that of 2007, you should get another intoxicating cocktail of 80-minute drama and a little bit of heartache.The challenge isn’t any bigger, and there is not wild uptake in star names because there were already so many in France. But this final should be as fun and as anxious as any before.Clermont: Abendanon; Buttin, Rougerie, Stanley, Nalaga; Lopez, Parra; Domingo, Ulugia, Zirakashvili, Jedrasiak, Vahaamahina, Chouly (c), Bardy, Lee.Subs: Keyser, Chaume, Pierre, Lapandry, Radosavljevic, James, Delany, Ric. Scenes of delight: Stade Francais celebrate their Top 14 title on 2007 Stade Francais: Camara; Arias, Waisea, Danty, Sinzelle; Steyn, Dupuy; Van der Merwe, Bonfils, Slimani, Pyle, Flanquart, Burban, Lakafia, Parisse (c).Subs: Sempere, Taulafo, Pape, Ross, Fillol, Bosman, Doumayrou, Kubriashvili.Kick off: 8pm, Saturday, 13 JuneVenue: Stade de France, ParisReferee: Pascal Gauzère This weekend sees Stade Francais face Clermont Auvergne in the final of the Top 14, and if you pick through Clermont’s broken past you’ll see that one of their most harrowing losses came at the hands of the flash Parisians.Eight years ago, Clermont lined up in a Top 14 final for the first time with their current name. Previously they had been known as Montferrand, and they had lost every league final they had ever appeared in under that name – seven grand final losses in total. The last crushing defeat as Montferrand came in 2001 as Toulouse tore away with a scrum and scrum-half-led 34-22 victory.Montferrand had endured rotten luck, so like a banned gambler trying to sneak back into the casino, they hoped to changed their appearance and their fortunes. In 2004 they rebranded as Clermont. In 2007, led by Vern Cotter in his first season as coach, they were competing for the Bouclier de Brennus again. Against Stade, who had won three titles between 2000 and 2004.Looking through the team sheets that day it strikes you, just how many stars were at either club, many of which are still grinding away today.Stade had a young, in-form David Skrela at 12. Old campaigner Christophe Dominici was at 11. In his finest year in the game, the magician Juan Martin Hernandez was at fly-half. Agustin Pichot was their leader. Remy Martin was the shock of blonde on one flank, with the relentless Mauro Bergamasco on the other – Sergio Parisse had to watch from the bench. Benjamin Keyser and Rodrigo Roncero were in the front row. Dimitri Szarzewski, Radike Samo, Jerome Fillol and Brian Liebenberg rode the pine.There were other notable names in the Clermont ranks. Anthony Floch, Aurelien Rougerie and Julien Malzieu were their back three. Tony Marsh was at 12. Brock James, obviously, was there at 10, with Pierre Mignoni his accomplice at 9. Jamie Cudmore, Martin Scelzo and Mario Ledesma were in the pack. Little general Alessandro Troncon was barking from the bench.There were so many star turns involved but two major factors stood out in that game – a painfully close encounter that Stade came from behind to win at 23-18. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more


Month: June 2021

first_imgIt’s a regular sight – players off the pitch hugging their mates on it after a try is scored. But some feel it’s all getting out of hand. Read this debate from our March 2021 issue Face-off: Should we allow substitutes to celebrate in the in-goal area?STUART BARNESFormer England fly-half, analyst and journalistThe dead-ball area is part of the playing field. You wouldn’t know it to see replacements doing their constant warm-up drills in there. Not just when the possession is in the other 22 but with the game going on within a quick sprint of the try-line.Nobody wants a pulled hamstring but someone has to enforce the replacement problem. The field belongs to 30 players and the referee. Not 46. The merge of one and all occurs when a try is scored. As players slide in pursuit of a chip through, replacements are inches the other side of the field, urging them on.Clear view: ex-England centre Will Greenwood sides with Barnes on this issueIt was a while ago, in the Guinness Pro14. Don’t ask me the match or who was referee, but I think it was in Ireland. A player touched down, blades of grass from the dead-ball line. I was commentating. I was pretty sure the try had been scored, based on my feel for the game.But the try wasn’t awarded. There was no defining TV angle available because the substitutes had celebrated in-field, before the score. All of Sky’s angles amounted to a mob of subs hugging their man, the touchdown lost in a forest of thick legs. Whoever the referee was on that distant day, God bless him! This was the moment ‘exuberance’ literally crossed the line.The pressurising pack of replacements can be heedless of the game before their number is called. However, rugby union must remain a game of 30 players on the field, with 16 doing whatever it takes to be prepared – until their number comes up. The line must not be crossed.Interference: a scuffle at Kingsholm after a Sale waterboy stopped Gloucester collecting the ball (Getty)IAIN HAYGlasgow-based freelance writer and podcaster Encroaching? French subs join in the celebrations after a try against Wales last year (AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img I view try-scoring pile-ons in the same manner that I view booing the kicker: I don’t much care for it, but I care even less for pearl-clutching and moaning about it.There are frequent complaints about a lack of characters in the game, because they’ve been media-trained to death and taught to say nothing controversial. Yet once the players show any emotion – or ‘character’ if you must – they get jumped on for being uncouth.They’ve just achieved the main aim of the game and their pals are right there. Of course they want to celebrate. It’s camaraderie, it’s passion.Pure joy: Quins subs pile in to celebrate a Mike Brown try from a few years ago at Twickenham (Getty)Are those complaining about it trying to tell us they haven’t high-fived or hugged their friends at the same time, or are they so stoic that they deem a quick handshake and a polite round of applause sufficient? With defences as staunch and solid as they are now, a try is something that should be celebrated.As a caveat to the above, should the celebrating team engulf an opponent who was trying to stop the scorer and engage in goading then that’s not really cool, but we see similar levels of goading at any number of smaller victories on the park. I’d put good money on those who feel so passionately about it as being nonplussed when it’s their team engaging in such frippery.Of all the things to get wound up about in the game, celebrating in this fashion should be so far down the list that it is an irrelevance. Should substitutes celebrate in-goal? We want to know what YOU think. Email your views to [email protected] debate first appeared in the March 2021 issue of Rugby World.last_img read more


Month: June 2021

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC By diocesan staffPosted Jun 17, 2013 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina Anne Elliott Hodges-Copple offers the blessing at the conclusion of her June 15 ordination service in Durham. Photo: Richard Schori[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The Diocese of North Carolina, on the morning of June 15, ordained the Rev. Anne Elliott Hodges-Copple as its sixth bishop suffragan. Hodges-Copple becomes the first female bishop in the Episcopal Church’s Province IV.More than 1,400 people attended or participated in the service, held in the historic Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham. Hodges-Copple, formerly the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham, was elected Jan. 25 out of a field of five candidates during the diocese’s annual convention.As bishop suffragan, Hodges-Copple will assist North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry in leading the diocese into what he has termed “21st-century Galilee,” or the diverse modern world in which we live.Hodges-Copple ministry will focus especially on higher education, young adults, Spanish-speaking communities, the ordination process for the diaconate, companion diocese relationships with Costa Rica and Botswana, ecumenical and interfaith work, and pastoral care of retired clergy and their spouses.Hodges-Copple will be the diocese’s first bishop suffragan since the Rt. Rev. Gary Gloster retired in 2007. With her historic election, she follows in the footsteps of the diocese’s first bishop suffragan, the Rt. Rev. Henry Beard Delany, who became the first black bishop to serve the diocese when ordained in 1918.Hodges-Copple previously served as the Episcopal chaplain at Duke University; the assistant to the rector at St. Luke’s; the director of battered women’s shelters in Wake, Orange, and Durham counties; and a community organizer in Massachusetts and Kentucky.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori served as chief consecrator. Co-consecrators included Curry, Gloster, Bishop Scott Benhase of Georgia and Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff of Virginia.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori served as chief consecrator during the June 15 service. Photo: Richard SchoriThe service featured many important symbols of Hodges-Copple’s office: her brightly colored vestments, for example, display images of water, grain, grapes and wind and serve as expressions of sacramental life. The handmade walnut crosier she received belonged to the Rt. Rev. Huntington Williams, Jr., bishop suffragan of North Carolina from 1985-1989. The crosier is a gift from Williams’ family.Hodges-Copple’s husband, John, presented her with her pectoral cross, and her mother, Joan Daniel Hodges, presented her with her ring. The Rt. Rev. Robert Johnson, 10th bishop of North Carolina and also a former rector of St. Luke’s, and his wife, Connie, presented Hodges-Copple with her miter. Her children, siblings, nieces and nephews all also played important roles.Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina Anne Elliott Hodges-Copple with her family during her June 15 ordination service. Photo: Richard SchoriDuke Chapel also holds special significance for Hodges-Copple. She attended Duke University as an undergraduate and sang in the chapel choir. She later served as the Episcopal chaplain at Duke from 1992 until 2005.Watch a video of the complete service here. Donald Lowery says: Bishop Consecrations, House of Bishops, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Drew Levy-Neal says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Doug Desper says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Nancy Nash Long Clayton says: September 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm What a wonderful day for NC and for TEC. Anne is simply wonderful in all that she does and she embodies the concept of compassion. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group September 16, 2013 at 9:35 am I had the privilege of being in St. Michael’s of Tarboro, NC yesterday for the baptism of my young cousins….with the newly elected Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple…what an extraordinary day it was…she was so welcoming and natural….her faith and love immediately filled the sanctuary and I believe that all in attendance yesterday must have felt the warmth, desire, and love…Nancy Nash Long ClaytonMember of Kitty Hawk United Methodist ChurchKitty Hawk, NC 27949 Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Margaret Akingbade says: Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (8) Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img June 17, 2013 at 10:31 pm Yes, I was there also and what a glorious day! Our very first female Suffragan Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina!! I could not be more proud to be a part of the Church where you are allowed to think and to question, and where it is being steadily revealed that God’s call is not limited to only one gender or one race or one sexual orientation. Thanks to Bishop Barbara Harris of Massachusetts, Bishop Eugene Robinson of New Hampshire, and Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori for leading the way. Glory be to God! Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem October 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm Dear Bishop Sufrragan.I looked and watched on YOUTube with great intrest at your ordonatian a bishop of North Corolina.Please, would You send me the text that was sons at the the end of the ceremonie.I was very impressed of the melody and very ancious at the words.Mij gratulations, deep respect en greetings fromFrits SpijkermanDe Heze 54824 BW BredaThe Netherlands (Holland) Youth Minister Lorton, VA frits spijkerman says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anne Hodges-Copple ordained as North Carolina’s bishop suffragan Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm I was there and it was glorious! What a wonderful day for Anne and her family. What a wonderful day for the Diocese of North Carolina. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME June 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm Bishop Anne is such a gift to our Diocese and to the Church!In postscript, the correct dates of Hunt Williams’s tenure are 1990-1996. His friend Frank Vest served as Bishop Suffragan from 1985 to 1989. Sadly, both Dad and Frank have left us, but their legacies live on. Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm Just wondering where the Cross was during the extensive procession. People Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 27, 2013 at 11:42 am I am so proud of you, and proud for you, very good wishes from St. Anne’s, Atlanta, Ga. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN pat royalty says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Sarah Britton Williams says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York last_img read more


Month: June 2021

first_img David Starr says: Anglican Communion, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Michael Johnson says: Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Province IX Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 17, 2014 at 7:12 am Thank you for this informative article. July 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm I commented yesterday I guess you did not post mine, anyway nicely written and tells some of the real root of the problem, I moved there in 1994, great folks, great country By Lynette Wilson Posted Jul 15, 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Advocacy Peace & Justice, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (5) Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA El Salvador: Violence, insecurity, impunity lead to displacement Faith-based NGOs respond Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Susan Copley says: Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAcenter_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN July 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm Thank you Lynette for this article. The gospel lesson for today just happens to be Matthew 25 ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me…’ I pray that we keep our eyes and hearts and borders open to receive Christ. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector 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 July 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm Good job, Lynette, in giving us a picture of the situation in El Salvador. Latin America, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] Irene’s 13-year-old daughter disappeared leaving school on Feb. 15, 2012, in a gang-controlled municipality just northwest of San Salvador. The teen’s body was found two days later; Irene learned about it from a local television station.“I’m very afraid for my other children, that something will happen to them because of the violence,” said Irene, during an interview with ENS at the Institute for Human Rights based at the University of Central America in San Salvador.She has two sons aged 10 and 13; one disappeared briefly and won’t talk about it.Although Irene, not her real name, would like to see her daughter’s killers prosecuted, the state’s ongoing investigation, which involves the abduction and similar murder of four other girls, means she and her family live in constant fear of retaliation. Regardless of whether Irene pursues the investigation, explained human rights lawyer Karla Salas, the gang members associated with the killers threaten and harass her and her family. They have no protection.“When the state is negligent in handling these cases, the people come here,” said Salas.Two of Central America’s most violent gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18, each control and battle for territory in El Salvador, mostly in poor marginalized communities where violence, murder, rape, extortion and threats permeate residents’ everyday life, including children. It’s this reality that has in part led to the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border, where more than 44,000 unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the two other Northern Triangle countries with gang problems, have been detained crossing the border.“The issue of unaccompanied minors is just one element of a broader immigration problem. It’s not new; it’s something that has been building over two or three years, but it’s caught fire in the media now,” said Noah Bullock, executive director of Foundation Cristosal, a human rights-based community development organization rooted in the Anglican and Episcopal churches operating in El Salvador.“When we look at immigration in the United States we tend to look at one big block, and we understand it as people looking for jobs and a better life. But we don’t look at the people who are fleeing very serious conflicts and threats of violence, and those cases bring up protection issues,” he said.In Colombia, decades of civil war and associated organized crime have internally displaced five million people and close to 400,000 have met refugee criteria. Gang violence and organized crime has led to the internal and external displacement of Central Americans, though in the absence of declared war and the criminal nature of the fighting, the phenomenon hasn’t formally been addressed from the perspective of human rights violations and international protection; typical asylum procedures are difficult to apply.Unlike Colombia, where internal and external displacement have been well-documented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other nongovernment agencies, displacement is less studied in Central America.“It’s a less visible, less documented phenomenon in El Salvador and there isn’t really a national strategy to deal with it,” said Bullock.In fact, the UNHCR country profiles for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras combined do not list one person as being internally displaced.Foundation Cristosal first became aware of the stories of people displaced by violence when it, along with the Anglican-Episcopal Church of El Salvador, supervised the local UNHCR refugee resettlement program.“Last year we got more than 150 people who were Salvadorans seeking asylum outside the country, so what we see in the kids is should be seen as part of a historic pattern of displacement that has been happening for a long time,” said Bullock, in an interview with ENS in his San Salvador office.Both internal and external displacement, Bullock added, have common causes: lack of well-being in Salvadoran communities, generalized violence and the state’s inability to safeguard people’s lives and impose rule of law by prosecuting criminal organizations.“All those things, the inability to protect witnesses, the inability to keep safe schools and areas where children do recreation … those are areas that have been recruitment grounds for gangs and where threats are primarily made,” said Bullock. “They’re a common cause for internal and external displacement.”UNHCR, in its 2014 report of projected global resettlement needs, estimated there would be 691,000 refugees, not factoring for the outflow of Syrian refugees. In 2012, there were 86,000 spaces available.On World Refugee Day in June it was reported that the number of refugees worldwide has surpassed 50 million for the first time since World War II.2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration, which amended the 1951 and 1967 definition of what it means to be a refugee to include “persons who have fled their country because their lives, safety or freedom have been threatened by generalized violence, foreign aggression, internal conflicts, massive violation of human rights or other circumstances which have seriously disturbed public order.”The countries of Central America and Mexico adopted the protocol, which was not recognized by the United States, at a time when both Guatemala and El Salvador were fighting civil wars and when Contra rebels were fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.“In Central America there were from the end of the 1960s into the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, three pretty solid decades of war. And then the wars ended and there was not a very good resolution to some of those structural causes; then you get two decades of a social conflict that doesn’t have a name like a traditional armed conflict but produces death on the same scale,” said Bullock. “So essentially you have 50 years of low-intensity warfare going on in Central America and we really shouldn’t be surprised that we have a refugee crisis in the United States.”“Never did we dare to use the word ‘refugee’; before they were immigrants, they were illegals … and now because they are kids we are more open to seeing the Central Americans who arrive at our borders as something else,” said Bullock. “Three weeks of a humanitarian and refugee crisis, five decades of conflict.”In a July 10 statement addressing the crisis on the border, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori urged Episcopalians to contact their legislators and ask them to support an “appropriate humanitarian response to the crisis.”Meanwhile, Foundation Cristosal is working with human rights and civil society organizations, including the University of Central America’s Institute for Human Rights, to develop a more comprehensive analysis of internal and external displacement and a proposal to address both phenomena, said Bullock.“What we are trying to do now with our program is respond to those needs, but there are no perfect answers because the causes are so structural and deep,” he said. “You have to be able to try and help someone in an immediate humanitarian crisis, but also try to work to resolve some of the structural issues that are creating the humanitarian crisis,” he said.In the July 13 edition of La Prensa, one of El Salvador’s top two daily newspapers, the front-page headlines went from the World Cup to the 375,000 immigration cases backlogged in U.S. courts to the homicide of two teenagers. Inside, there was a story about a teenage girl raped by her uncle on her journey north, a story meant to dissuade similar journeys. Earlier in the week, there were stories focused on trying to dissuade families from sending their children north.“This is one thing the White House points out,” said Bullock. “The human traffickers and the information they’re giving the families seems to motivate them to send their kids; they think they’re better of taking the risk based on the information the coyote gives them…  we want people to have another resource to get information that is a little more objective than what would be given to them by a human trafficker.”Foundation Cristosal’s lawyers, he said, however, don’t participate in making a life-and-death decisions with people; that’s something that ultimately up to a family member. What the lawyers do is try to give the families good information so that they can make informed decisions.“The White House is spending a million dollars in publicity to dissuade families from sending their children,” Bullock said. “But that’s just another form of propaganda; the thing people respond to is real objective advising from organizations like Cristosal.”The University of Central America started the Institute for Human Rights in 1986 in response to the overwhelming number of human rights violations committed during El Salvador’s 12-year civil war during which 75,000 people were killed. At the time the institute adopted immigration as a focus because of the large number of people fleeing the country to escape the armed conflict, said Salas, the human rights lawyer representing Irene, in an interview in her office at the university.Irene wakes up at 3 a.m. every morning and heads to her food stall in an informal market. By 2 p.m., she is back at home where she stays in doors. Her sons go to and from school, and nothing more. The family, including Irene’s mother, lives on $6 a day, she said.UNHCR doesn’t operate an in-country office for asylum-seekers; Irene and her family must petition for asylum outside El Salvador. Salas said she and others are working with a Roman Catholic agency in Europe – the University of Central America is a Roman Catholic university – that has agreed to help the family with its petition, but they need to cover the transportation costs themselves.In the meantime, the family lives in fear and continues to receive threats from gang members mockingly wanting to know how the investigation is going. Even if the state offered witness- or whistle-blower protection, it couldn’t keep her safe, said Salas.“She’d be placed with the people who killed her daughter,” she said.– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.  Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm Excellent illumination on the connection between the U.S. border crisis and the need to work toward a just society in El Salvador.Thank you! Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS James Hagen says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY The Rev’d Canon George F. Woodward III says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Month: June 2021

first_img [Episcopal News Service] Mientras la Iglesia Episcopal se prepara para conmemorar, el 15 de febrero, el Domingo de la Misión Mundial, el siguiente artículo contempla algunos de los tesoros de su programa misionero. El propósito del Domingo de la Misión Mundial es centrarse en el impacto global del llamado del Pacto Bautismal a “buscar y servir a Cristo en todas las personas” (Libro de Oración Común, p. 225) y crear conciencia de las muchas formas en que la Iglesia Episcopal participa de la misión de Dios en el mundo. El recién publicado Informe a la Iglesia detalla la obra de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera en coordinar y apoyar a los misioneros de la Iglesia Episcopal que prestan servicios a través del mundo.Natalie Finstad, misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal que presta servicios en Kenia, ayuda a sembrar plantones en un evento de liderazgo de jóvenes adultos con una de las organizaciones asociadas de Tatua Kenya, El hogar infantil Nyumba ya Tumaini en Nairobi. Foto de Tatua Kenya.Varios años de servicio como misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal enseñaron a Natalie Finstad que la restauración y el cambio sólo ocurren realmente en el contexto de la comunidad y que “no podemos empezar a reconocer quienes están en Dios sin la presencia de la comunidad”.Las relaciones mutuas “nos invitan a una comprensión más profunda de quienes somos”, le dijo ella a ENS poco después de regresar a EE.UU. luego de cuatro años de vivir en Kenia, donde estableció el programa Tatua Kenya para formar líderes y organizadores comunitarios en África Oriental que se conviertan en agentes de cambio.Y para Finstad, de 30 años, ser misionera significa una profundización de asociaciones, “mantenimiento de las relaciones adecuadas… edificación del reino de Dios”.Finstad es una de los miles de misioneros episcopales que, a lo largo de varias décadas, han escogido abrazar la experiencia transformadora de hacer vida común con una comunidad, con frecuencia distante —tanto geográfica como culturalmente— de la propia.Aunque ella se fue de Kenia, su obra misionera sigue viva a través de Tatua Kenya, que ahora la dirigen localmente líderes comunitarios que se han comprometido con un futuro sostenible [para la institución].El atravesar fronteras culturales, crear asociaciones y participar local y globalmente en la misión de Dios es el núcleo mismo del programa misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal, que “ofrece a los individuos una oportunidad de ser agentes de Jesús en el mundo. Luego, a través de nuestros relatos, ofrece a otros una oportunidad de ver cómo pueden participar”, dijo Finstad.“Necesitamos oportunidades de participación. El programa me abrió vías para que yo contara la historia…y para crear hermosas relaciones”, añadió. “Ni siquiera podría decir quién soy sin esa experiencia en Kenia. Ni siquiera podría comenzar a separar mi yo de lo que he aprendido allí. El resto de mi vida será una demostración de gratitud por esa experiencia: confío en ello”.El Rdo. David Copley, funcionario encargado del personal en misión en la Iglesia Episcopal, dice que es difícil “cuantificar el éxito de nuestros misioneros porque la premisa básica siempre es fortalecer las relaciones con nuestros asociados”. Pero, añadió, algunas de las mayores historias de éxito pueden hallarse “en los programas que continúan cuando la presencia de los misioneros termina”.Natalie Finstad, misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal, asiste al almuerzo de una campaña para lograr que los niños regresen a la escuela en Kenia. Foto de Tatua Kenya.A través de Tatua Kenya, por ejemplo, Finstad tuvo la oportunidad de encontrar soluciones eficaces y sostenibles para la pobreza en Kenia, mediante la formación de un liderazgo local y estimulando la participación comunitaria, en lugar de dirigirse a las fuentes de financiación extranjeras. El proyecto ahora ofrece una beca de dos años a líderes locales para aprender destrezas de organización comunitaria y la utilización de esas destrezas para lanzar iniciativas de dirección local que mejoren la subsistencia y reduzcan la dependencia dentro de sus comunidades.“Rara vez vemos misioneros que estén en una ubicación de largo plazo durante toda su carrera”, dijo Copley, reconociendo la importancia de programas que potencien a la comunidad local. “Esto puede verse también con el ministerio del Rdo. Zach Drennen, que comenzó con un programa de becas para estudiantes de secundaria en Kenia con fondos que provenían fundamentalmente de Estados Unidos. Su programa recibe ahora el 50 por cientos de sus fondos de fuentes locales y él espera contratar un nuevo director local para el programa y abandonar el papel que desempeña allí”.El programa misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal, que es administrado por la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera [DFMS], auspicia y apoya actualmente a 47 misioneros adultos que ejercen varios desempeños, tales como médicos, enfermeros, maestros, contadores, agricultores, técnicos en computadora, administradores, teólogos y comunicadores.Los misioneros son laicos y ordenados, jóvenes y viejos, y sirven “como representantes de nuestra comunidad que cruza las fronteras culturales para participar en la misión de Dios a que son llamados a responder nuestros hermanos y hermanas en otras partes de la Comunión Anglicana”, dice Copley.Durante los últimos dos años, el programa del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos ha tomado un nuevo hálito de vida, con 45 misioneros, con edades de 21 a 30 años, que sirven en una amplia diversidad de papeles y contextos.El presupuesto 2013-2015 aprobado por la Convención General asignó $1 millón para poner “una experiencia misionera a disposición de todos los jóvenes episcopales a través de programas tales como el Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos para la experiencia de un año de receso entre la escuela secundaria y la universidad o un empleo”.Esa asignación es parte del modo en que la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera responde a la tercera Marca de la Misión, que llama a los miembros de la Comunión Anglicana a responder a las necesidades humanas en amoroso servicio.El recién publicado Informe a la Iglesia, reveló detalles de la labor con respaldo presupuestario de la DFMS en el trienio actual hasta la fecha, incluidas la labor en lo concerniente a la Tercera Marca en las páginas 44-55.La Convención estructuró el actual presupuesto trienal en torno a las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana y proporcionó importantes sumas no asignadas para nuevas obras en torno a cada una de las marcas de la misión. La intención era que el trabajo resultante se hiciera en nuevas asociaciones de colaboración con diócesis, congregaciones y otras organizaciones episcopales. La DFMS ha proporcionado el dinero inicial o subvenciones compartidas [o complementarias] o ambas cosas así como el apoyo y la experiencia de su personal para la nueva obra.El grupo de 2013 de 28 misioneros fue el de mayor número de voluntarios del YASC hasta el presente, incluidos tres que reingresaban y dos que representaban a la IX Provincia de la Iglesia (diócesis en el Caribe y en Centro y Sudamérica) por primera vez en el programa.Para el año próximo, habrá un récord de 42 jóvenes adultos en representación de 25 diócesis, un cuarto de los cuales son personas de color, que han solicitado servir en el programa.Will Bryant, misionero de Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Norte Occidental, posa para una foto con un marinero y amigo durante su año de servicio con la Misión a los Marinos en Hong Kong.“Cuando me alisté por primera vez en el YASC, no tenía la menor idea de cuanto cambiaría mi vida¨, dijo Will Bryant de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte Occidental, que pasó su primer año como misionero del YASC trabajando con la Misión a los Marinos en Hong Kong y que está pasando su segundo año en el Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma en Roma.“En mis dos años con el programa he crecido espiritual y mentalmente de una manera que nunca habría imaginado”, le dijo a ENS.Bryant señaló que sus experiencias con el programa del YASC le habían ayudado a darse cuenta de que “si eres un refugiado afgano, un marino filipino o un misionero norteamericano, todos estamos en busca de lo mismo: un lugar cómodo y seguro al que llamar hogar, un empleo que sostenga a nuestras familias y a nuestra comunidad, y una conexión más profunda con nuestro creador.A través del programa misionero, varias relaciones con otras provincias anglicanas han seguido profundizándose y floreciendo.La asociación entre la Iglesia Episcopal y la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, por ejemplo, se remonta a varias décadas. La misionera adulta a largo plazo Jenny McConnachie ha dedicado su vida a los más pobres de los pobres. Ella y su difunto marido Chris se mudaron de Carolina del Norte a Eastern Cape en Sudáfrica a principios de 1980. Juntos establecieron la Misión Médica Africana, robusteciendo las comunidades más vulnerables a través de su compromiso y su servicio compasivo.Durante la última década esa asociación ha visto a varios miembros del YASC dirigirse a Sudáfrica para desempeñar papeles docentes y en el terreno de la atención sanitaria, así como en el del desarrollo comunitario y en el administrativo.Copley recibió una carta del arzobispo de Ciudad del Cabo Thabo Makgoba en que le decía cuanto había beneficiado el programa del YASC a la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur “y cómo él ve a los jóvenes adultos creciendo en su ministerio y destacando la mutualidad de la misión”.Makgoba, hablando con Episcopal News Service, dijo que todos los misioneros jóvenes adultos “se caracterizan por un valor fundamental: son generosos en dar de su energía y de su conocimiento. Muestran el valor esencial del Ubuntu”, una palabra zulú/xhosa que describe la identidad humana como formada a través de la comunidad y que incluye un sentido de cuidar, compartir y estar en armonía con toda la creación.“Mi oración es que esta asociación debe crecer de fortaleza en fortaleza”, añadió Makgoba. “Espero que aquellos que vienen a Sudáfrica se sientan tan motivados por Sudáfrica que formen parte de nuestra humanidad. Este es un programa inapreciable como parte esencial de la misión y ministerio nuestros en África del Sur. Como cristianos debemos luchar por estar anclados en el amor de Cristo y comprometidos con su misión y ministerio y con la transformación de las sociedades de manera que reflejen el amor de Cristo y que también puedan ser investidas de poder para dar a conocer a Cristo en sus propios contextos”.Copley dijo que la Iglesia en las Filipinas, que comenzó a recibir misioneros del YASC en 2012, ha reconocido también los beneficios de su presencia y ha expresado su compromiso en continuar la asociación.Carlin van Schaik, de la Diócesis de Texas Noroccidental [o del Noroeste], se encuentra actualmente en su segundo año en el YASC trabajando con la Iglesia Episcopal en las Filipinas. Su [primer] año 2013-2014 en el YASC lo pasó en Seúl con el programa de la Iglesia Anglicana Hacia la Paz en Corea, que se centra en la ayuda humanitaria y en la educación a favor de la paz.Natalie Finstad, misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal, se sienta y conversa con algunos niños en el Hogar Infantil Nyumba ya Tumaini, en Nairobi, una de las organizaciones asociadas de Tatua Kenya, Foto de Tatua Kenya.Hablando con ENS a sólo pocos meses después de su llegada a Corea del Sur, van Schaik dijo que la experiencia ya había “ampliado su visión del mundo. No tenía idea de cuán norteamericana yo era hasta que llegué. Escucho mucho más de lo que solía hacerlo, y tengo un sentido mucho mejor de la interconexión de las personas… Eso marcó en verdad una gran diferencia respecto a cómo veo el mundo y considero mis propias acciones ahora. Quiero ser capaz de vivir mucho más globalmente y mucho menos localmente que antes”.El programa del YASC es “una oportunidad de aprender más acerca de ti mismo, de conocer a nuevas personas y no tener que pagar tus préstamos de estudiante durante un año”, añadió. “Uno se mantiene cambiando toda la vida, así que el programa del YASC es un buen lugar para empezar a practicar eso. Ha sido en verdad aleccionador”.Copley resaltó una nueva iniciativa que ofrece actualmente la oficina del personal en misión de apoyar misioneros a corto plazo que puedan proporcionar destrezas específicas.Por ejemplo, Jim y Mary Higbee y Sue Dauer estuvieron de visita en Kenia por sólo un mes en 2014 para ofrecer experiencia docente directa a la que le harán seguimiento en los próximos años.La oficina de Copley también sigue trabajando con algunas diócesis episcopales para fortalecer sus relaciones de compañerismo y apoyar misiones a mediano plazo de adultos mayores así como de misioneros del YASC.“Veo el servicio de misión como una vía de proporcionar experiencia técnica para facultar a otros y también como una avenida para fortalecer las relaciones de compañerismo a través de un ministerio de presencia”, agregó.Jenny Korwan, que prestó servicio como misionera del YASC de 2012-13 trabajando con Finstad en Tatua Kenya, dice que ella siempre se considerará una misionera episcopal. “La sociedad y la cultura te dicen lo que es el misionero, pero la misión de la Iglesia se basa realmente en la relación y en compartir el amor de Cristo y el amor de Dios a través de lo que hacemos y de cómo actuamos. Unir iglesias y unir la comunidad de fe más allá e las culturas es una enorme parte de eso en que consiste ser un misionero”.Para Finstad, que está actualmente en el proceso de discernimiento en la Diócesis de Massachusetts, su fe personal siempre le ha motivado su quehacer, el cual ella dice que consiste fundamentalmente en entablar relaciones y en laborar en pro de la reconciliación.Pero su ministerio en Kenia ha cambiado su manera de ver la misión.“Solía creer que la misión era algo que hacer o que cumplir, pero ahora estoy mucho más interesada con la misión que tiene que ver con restaurar” y con relaciones.“No es nuestra responsabilidad curar al mundo —esa es la obra de Dios”, añadió. Sin embargo, nuestro mandato es honrar la presencia de Dios en toda la creación y cultivar una interpretación madura de lo que significa ser un hijo de Dios. Debemos invitar a todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas a unírsenos… en concebir cómo podríamos trabajar juntos para acercar el reino de Dios”.Para más información acerca del programa misionero, diríjase al Rdo. David Copley, director del personal en misión, en [email protected] Para más información acerca del programa del YASC, diríjase a Elizabeth Boe, encargada de redes globales, en [email protected] continuación aparecen los enlaces donde encontrar las historias en vídeo de ENS que destacan el ministerio de misioneros del YASC.Un joven adulto…y un centro de refugiados en RomaUna joven adulta…y una clínica sudafricanaUna joven adulta…y un archivo provincialUna joven adulta…y una misión para obreros migrantesUn joven adulto…y una misión para marinos— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Month: June 2021

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Collierville, TN [4 de abril de 2016] El Rvdmo. Michael Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, se dirigió hoy al personal de la Iglesia Episcopal y le brindó la siguiente información actualizada:4 de abril de 2016Como saben, el 9 de diciembre de 2015, impuse licencia administrativa al obispo Stacy Sauls, director de Operaciones, al Sr. Sam McDonald, subdirector de Operaciones y director de Misión, y al Sr. Alex Baumgarten, director de Participación Pública y de Comunicaciones de la Misión, pendiente de una investigación de denuncias y alegaciones de posibles violaciones de las normas del personal de la DFMS, recibidas de numerosos miembros del personal del Obispo Primado.Respondiendo a mi solicitud, la firma de Curley, Hessinger & Johnsrud llevó a cabo una investigación independiente de estas denuncias y alegaciones. Al solicitar una investigación independiente y externa, no supuse ni culpa ni inocencia, tan sólo me comprometí con una indagación de la verdad. Los investigadores se reunieron, o hablaron por teléfono, con más de 40 personas diferentes, incluidos los tres individuos mencionados en las denuncias, y revisaron miles de páginas de documentos. La Iglesia Episcopal no ejerció ninguna restricción ni influencia en la investigación, y se ha salvaguardado la confianza compartida con los investigadores independientes.Las decisiones que tomo se basan en los hechos determinados y en los resultados alcanzados por esa investigación independiente.Resultados y decisiónNuestra tarea como personal es servir a la Iglesia Episcopal de tal manera que ella pueda servir al mundo en el Nombre y en el Espíritu de Jesucristo. Somos llamados, en consecuencia, a luchar por alcanzar y ser fieles a las más elevadas normas de conducta personales y profesionales que encarnen el amor de Dios y reflejen las enseñanzas y el camino de Jesús.Me entristece que la investigación haya llegado a la conclusión de que dos miembros del personal violaron esas normas. Específicamente, se reveló que Sam McDonald and Alex Baumgarten han violado normas laborales establecidas y no han vivido a la altura de las normas de conducta personal de la Iglesia en sus relaciones con algunos empleados, lo cual contribuyó a crear, con frecuencia, un ambiente laboral incompatible con los valores y expectativas de la Iglesia Episcopal. Por tanto, ambos fueron rescindidos inmediatamente de sus cargos.La investigación concluyó que el obispo Stacy Sauls no violó las normas laborales, que no era consciente de las violaciones de las normas de los dos miembros del personal que le rendían cuentas a él y que funcionaban dentro del ámbito de su oficina. No se precisa ninguna investigación ulterior. Sin embargo, dadas las necesidades del liderazgo del personal a la luz de mis prioridades para la dirección de la Iglesia, el obispo Sauls no continuará como director de Operaciones de la DFMS. Hay conversaciones en marcha para implementar esta decisión.En adelanteHabiendo dejado atrás la investigación independiente, quiero decir algo respecto a como avanzaremos a partir de aquí.Hemos de llevar a cabo [un proceso de] recuperación. Los patrones de conducta de poca ayuda deben reemplazarse con nuevas formas de trabajar juntos. Esto no sucederá de la noche a la mañana. Sin embargo, resultará gratificante. Todos debemos estar dispuestos a la crítica [constructiva] —incluido yo. Todos necesitamos imaginar un mejor ambiente laboral y estar dispuestos a cambiar para mejorar las cosas.a. Una auditoría de los RH y una revisión procedimental de todos los sistemas de salvaguarda.En adelante, estoy comprometido a garantizar que las preocupaciones respecto a la falta de ética laboral y cualquier otro tipo de denuncias o conflicto se aborden con eficacia, a tiempo, eficientemente y en el nivel más bajo posible. A ese fin, estoy en el proceso de contratar a un experto en este campo para que lleve a cabo una auditoría independiente de los Recursos Humanos y una revisión procedimental de todas las salvaguardas y funciones de nuestro sistema laboral, con el objetivo particular de brindar y mantener un ambiente laboral seguro y saludable para todos. Al concluir esta auditoría y revisión, llevaremos a cabo un re-adiestramiento sustantivo de todo el personal de la Iglesia Episcopal.Oramos y seguiremos orando por todas aquellas personas afectadas por esta situación, y bridamos o brindaremos apoyo pastoral directo a los individuos que así lo deseen..b. Trabajar hacia una cultura saludableResulta claro para mí que la verdadera labor y la más importante que debemos emprender juntos en lo adelante no es fundamentalmente organizacional ni estructural, sino profundamente cultural y espiritual. A ese fin he contratado una firma llamada Human Synergistics [Sinergía Humana] Viene recomendada por personas en cuyo saber y juicio tengo una gran confianza, y aporta extensa experiencia y la capacidad de ayudarnos a abordar inquietudes acerca de la cultura del personal y de nuestro sistema que ahora han aflorado debido en parte a esta situación. Ellos [los representantes de esta empresa] han realizado una gran labor al ayudar a la Diócesis de Chicago y a muchas otras organizaciones a entender su cultura y a ingresar más rápidamente en patrones culturales más saludables. En un futuro cercano, a cada miembro del personal se le pedirá que participe en una serie de encuestas acerca de la cultura que ahora tenemos y de qué manera, juntos, podemos movernos en una dirección más sana. Les pido valor según hacemos esto. Debemos trabajar juntos para reconocer y cambiar los viejos patrones de conducta que no son útiles, para imaginar nuevas posibilidades para nuestro ambiente laboral y, finalmente, afirmar el noble llamado a servir a Dios sirviendo al pueblo de Dios conocido como la Iglesia Episcopal en la labor de servir y dar testimonio del camino de Jesús de Nazaret, que es la senda del verdadero amor de Dios.c. Operaciones en el ínterinEn términos prácticos, continuaremos en la estructura que hemos utilizado desde principios de diciembre según nos adaptamos a estructuras más efectivas para responder a las necesidades de la Iglesia en el futuro.El equipo de liderazgo seguirá incluyéndome a mí, al director de Finanzas Kurt Barnes y a los canónigos Charles “Chuck” Robertson, Michael Hunn y Stephanie Spellers.  Trabajaremos con ustedes en la creación de un ambiente de liderazgo receptivo y colaborativo. A su debido momento, les brindaremos más información respecto a lo que ocurrirá con el cargo canónicamente descrito como Dirección de Operaciones.Los líderes del equipo del Departamento de Misión continuarán reuniéndose semanalmente con los canónigos para coordinar el ministerio de ese departamento. Participaré de esas reuniones cada 4 o 6 semanas, de manera que pueda estar más estrechamente conectado a esos ministerios.El canónigo Robertson, con la ayuda del Rdo. Mark Stevenson, seguirá orientando la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales y su trabajo de promoción de política pública a favor de una comunidad nacional y global más justa y humana. Trabajaremos en determinar la forma de liderazgo que necesitamos a largo plazo.El canónigo Hunn continuará orientando el Departamento de Comunicaciones mientras  re-ideamos la manera en que el Departamento de Comunicaciones puede ayudar a la Iglesia a hacer evangelización al proclamar las buenas nuevas a través de todos los medios, desde Twitter hasta impresos y YouTube. Finalmente, contrataremos a un nuevo director de Comunicaciones una vez que determinemos qué tipo de persona necesitamos para que nos conduzca al futuro.La canóniga Spellers continuará orientando y asociada con los líderes en [los terrenos] de Evangelización, Reconciliación, Plantación de Iglesias y Ministerios Étnicos. Trabajaremos juntos  para re-idear la mejor manera de estructurar ese trabajó y cómo la evangelización y las comunicaciones están constantemente conectadas.ConclusiónA pesar del estrés y las dificultades de los últimos meses, ustedes han continuado haciendo su trabajo fielmente. Estoy profundamente agradecido por ello y honrado y bendecido de servir a nuestro Señor con ustedes.Nuestra tarea como personal es servir a la Iglesia Episcopal de tal manera que pueda servir al mundo en el Nombre y en el Espíritu de Jesucristo. Nuestro compromiso de ocupar nuestro lugar como parte del Movimiento de Jesús en el mundo, nuestro compromiso con la labor de la evangelización, nuestro compromiso con la labor de la reconciliación racial está directamente vinculada con esto. Y yo soy inquebrantable en mi compromiso con ello.Si bien no preví esta situación como el primer gran desafío de mi ejercicio como Obispo Primado, soy asimismo inquebrantable en mi compromiso con cada uno de ustedes de que colaboraremos juntos para tener un lugar de trabajo que refleje el amor de Dios y las enseñanzas de Jesús. Trabajaremos juntos para tener un lugar de trabajo que realmente se asemeje algo al sueño que Dios concibe para todos nosotros y para el mundo entero.Dios les ama. Dios les bendiga.+MichaelRvdmo. Michael CurryObispo Presidente y Primadode la Iglesia Episcopal Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA El Obispo primado Curry se dirige al personal con información actualizada AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Posted Apr 5, 2016 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more


Month: June 2021

first_imgIndia: Equality demanded for Dalit Christians and Muslims Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Anglican Communion, Asia Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, 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 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 a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India held a “black day” of protest last week against the continuing discrimination faced by Christians and Muslims in the country’s caste system. Indian society has, for centuries, operated the caste system of social stratification, with the population assigned to four specific groups. At the top are the Brahmins, or poet-priests; these are followed by the Kshatriya, or warrior-chiefs; the Vaishya, or traders; and then the Shudras, or servants. The Dalits, or untouchables, are seen to be below the Shudras and are often excluded from education and employment.Full article. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 15, 2016 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC last_img read more


Month: June 2021

first_imgSuivre la voie de Jésus : déclaration de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Faith & Politics, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Donald Trump, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls [Episcopal News Service] Michael B. Curry, Évêque Primat de l’Église épiscopale a publié la déclaration suivante :La semaine dernière, j’ai partagé ce qui je l’espère était un message de réconciliation postélectorale à l’attention de notre église, en rappelant que « nous vivons tous ensemble en tant que concitoyens américains ». Aujourd’hui je tiens à rappeler que lors des moments de transition, lors des moments de tension, il est important de réaffirmer notre identité et nos valeurs fondamentales en tant que disciples de Jésus dans la tradition épiscopale anglicane.Jésus a déclaré, dans la langue des prophètes hébraïques, que la « maison [de Dieu] sera appelée maison de prière pour toutes les nations » (Marc 11:17). Il a invité et a souhaité la bienvenue à tous ceux qui voulaient le suivre en disant « venez à moi, vous tous qui peinez sous le poids du fardeau » (Matthieu 11:28).Nous pouvons donc affirmer et sommes convaincus que « l’Église épiscopale vous accueille » – vous tous, n’est pas simplement un slogan pour l’église mais le reflet de ce que nous croyons que Jésus nous enseigne et qui est au cœur du mouvement qu’il a commencé au premier siècle. L’Église épiscopale nous accueille tous. Nous tous !En tant que branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus aujourd’hui, nous les épiscopaliens y sommes engagés car notre Livre de prière nous enseigne à honorer l’engagement que nous avons pris et les promesses que nous avons faites pour le saint baptême : de proclamer par la parole et par l’exemple la Bonne Nouvelle de Dieu dans le Christ, de rechercher et de servir le Christ dans toute personne, d’aimer notre prochain comme nous-mêmes, de lutter pour la justice et la paix entre tous les peuples et de respecter la dignité de tout être humain.En tant que chrétiens, nous croyons que tous les êtres humains sont créés à l’image de Dieu et sont égaux devant Dieu – ceux qui se réjouissent tout comme ceux qui sont dans la douleur. En tant qu’église, en cherchant à suivre la voie de Jésus qui nous a enseigné « tu aimeras ton prochain comme toi-même » (Matthieu 22:39) et « tout ce que vous voulez que les hommes fassent pour vous, faites-le vous-mêmes pour eux » (Matthieu 7:12), nous tenons notre engagement de longue date de soutenir et d’accueillir les réfugiés et les immigrés, et d’être solidaires avec ceux qui vivent parmi nous sans papiers. Nous réaffirmons qu’à l’instar de toute personne, les LGBT ont pleinement droit aux droits civiques et à la protection au regard de la loi. Nous réaffirmons et renouvelons les principes d’inclusion et de protection des droits civiques pour toutes les personnes handicapées. Nous nous engageons à respecter l’honneur et la dignité des femmes et dénonçons la violence sexuelle ou sexiste. Nous exprimons notre solidarité et honorons les peuples autochtones du monde. Nous affirmons le droit à la liberté d’expression religieuse et à la présence dynamique de différentes communautés religieuses, en particulier nos sœurs et frères musulmans. Nous reconnaissons notre responsabilité dans la gestion de la création et de tout ce que Dieu a remis entre nos mains. Nous le faisons parce que Dieu est le Créateur. Nous sommes tous enfants de Dieu, créés égaux à l’image de Dieu. Et si nous sommes les enfants de Dieu, nous sommes tous frères et sœurs.« L’Église épiscopale vous accueille » n’est pas simplement un slogan, c’est ce que nous cherchons à être et le témoignage de que nous cherchons à faire, en suivant la voie de Jésus.Michael B. Curry Évêque Président et Primat de l’Église épiscopale Posted Nov 14, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Election 2016, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more