Anglican Refugee and Migrant Network seeks diocesan insight

first_img By ACNS staffPosted Feb 14, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Refugees Migration & Resettlement Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Smithfield, 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] The coordinator of the Anglican Communion’s newest international network, the Anglican Refugee and Migrant Network (ARMN), is looking to connect with dioceses around the world.A letter sent to nearly 800 diocesan bishops by the Rev. Terrie Robinson, in her role as Anglican Communion’s Networks’ Coordinator, introduced ARMN’s new coordinator, the Rev. Catherine Graham, and asked them to share with her insights and information from their dioceses about issues of refugees or migration.“Across the Anglican Communion, church communities are supporting migrants, internally displaced people and refugees in many different ways,” wrote Robinson. “To help Catherine understand how best to facilitate networking among Anglicans who are involved in such mission and ministry, and to enhance international awareness and support of local initiatives, we would like to ask for your assistance.“Catherine would be very grateful to receive as much information as you are able to offer in respect of migrants, internally displaced people and refugees in your diocese or area. This might include a description of the local situation with any available statistics, together with an account of particular challenges faced locally by children, women and men who are now living away from their country or place of origin – and also by host communities.“She would also value any information you are able to give concerning the church’s mission and ministry among, or on behalf of migrants, internally displaced people and refugees. This work might cover a broad range, for example, helping congregations to become aware of global situations giving rise to the displacement of people and the gospel imperative to respond to those in need; providing pastoral care and opportunities for worship for new arrivals; offering practical support.”Robinson explained that it would be very useful to know of any engagement with local government and agencies, and with international structures or agencies on these matters. She also requested if someone in the diocese could be identified as a local point of contact for Graham.ARMN was formally re-established by the Anglican Consultative Council when it met in 2009 and among its plans are setting up a website for the network within the Anglican Communion portal at www.anglicancommunion.org, and the formation of a global management committee, representative of the communion, to help steer its activities.The network’s objectives are:To share information, ideas and experience, and to provide affirmation and mutual support for front-line program-workers and program-managers working with refugees and migrants on behalf of the Anglican Church through the creation of an active informal network;To provide, when appropriate, practice-based information and briefing to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primates, other Anglican Church leaders, and the Anglican Observer to the UN, to inform and strengthen their prophetic, advocacy and pastoral work on behalf of refugees and migrants;To promote awareness, concern and commitment to action within dioceses and parishes, to the benefit of local refugees and migrants;To encourage and collaborate with the wider ecumenical family and other faiths in promoting active ministry to refugees and migrants;To help tackle the root causes contributing to the creation of refugees and migrants through advocacy;To network with other institutions working on behalf of refugees and migrants; andTo develop and share theological reflection on the causes, issues and consequences relating to refugees and migrants.For more information contact the Rev. 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Parishes continue to provide relief to hard-hit communities post-Sandy

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Hurricane Sandy Rector Washington, DC Mildred Melendez says: November 8, 2012 at 12:41 am This is a very good action from our Parishes. Everyone of us should be helping those who are hardly hit by Hurricane Sandy. This action shows that we are one family and that we live not just to serve our family, friends and relatives but also to other people. Thank you so much to all the Parishes who helped. Comments are closed. 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ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service – New York] As the East Coast braced on Nov. 7 for another storm, this time a nor’easter expected to bring heavy rains, snow and strong winds to the region, Episcopal churches continued to provide assistance and relief to residents still struggling to recover from the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy just over a week ago.After pummeling the Caribbean, the devastating storm made landfall in New Jersey Oct. 29, killing more than 100 people and leaving millions of people in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states along the Northeast corridor without electricity and, in some cases, water or heat. Tens of thousands of New York and New Jersey residents remained without basic utilities on Nov. 7 as temperatures were expected to dip into the 30s.On Avenue C and 12th Street in Manhattan’s East Village, the 1,700 residents living in Campos Plaza, where first-floor apartments flooded, still lacked heat, and the garbage had not been picked up in nine days, said Dereese Huff, Campos’ tenants association president.As Huff left her eighth-floor apartment on Nov. 7 and her voice echoed through the hallway, one tenant shouted thanks from behind her door to Huff for her efforts to help residents after the storm. While Huff rode the elevator to the first floor, another tenant thanked and praised her.Huff and the Rev. Winnie Varghese, rector of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, were headed to Huff’s office, awaiting a carload of prepared food and other items. The supplies were en route from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Somers, New York, an area in Westchester County where Sandy left 95 percent of the population in the dark.Rector Sanford “Sandy” Key drove into New York city to deliver the donation Wednesday morning. As he unloaded the car, he explained that his own parish served hot meals to between 75 and 100 people in the storm’s aftermath through Nov. 6 and served as a power station where residents could charge cell-phone batteries and other electronics.The Rev. Winnie Varghese, rector of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, pushes a cart full of supplies into Campos Plaza. ENS Photo/Lynette WilsonLocated on Second Avenue and Tenth Street in the East Village, St. Mark’s is a few blocks away from two public housing projects, the Jacob Riis Houses and Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza.On Nov. 7 around 10:30 a.m., just before it began drizzling outside, Varghese filled a hand cart with rice, juice boxes and other items and began walking east to Campos Plaza.St. Mark’s began accepting donations and organizing volunteers to deliver food and other necessities to neighbors who either couldn’t make it to the church to pick up supplies or didn’t know they were there on Nov. 2 when Varghese was able to assess the needs.Volunteers from St. Mark’s and other Episcopal Churches in Manhattan used flashlights and climbed stairs in darkened buildings to deliver food and water to upper floor residents during the weeklong blackout.Tom Walker, who attends services at St. Mark’, began volunteering on Nov. 5. It’s been “nonstop” since then, he said.“There’s great need, and it’s not just the storm,” Walker said. “People are in need.”“Churches are often well-positioned to see real needs as they emerge in the communities they serve,” Katie Mears, Episcopal Relief and Development’s program manager for U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Response, told ENS. “Understanding the local context and being hubs of informal news-sharing – members talking about elderly neighbors in need, or chatting with guests in the weekly free lunch in the parish hall – helps congregations see the real and varied needs of people.”“The deep community knowledge that comes with having a long-term presence,” she said, “helps churches see more broadly than the large, visible problems that everyone’s working on, to concentrate on seemingly peripheral concerns that that often fall through the cracks. This is an extremely important role, and one that we as the church are uniquely equipped to fill.”Varghese said she would reassess the community’s needs on Nov. 12.The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn is serving as a base of operations for the Diocese of Long Island’s recovery work. It has partnered with Occupy Sandy in its relief effort and distribution of resources and serves as its hub.“The turnout and response has been enormous. We are doing thousands of hot meals a day and thousands of pounds of essential items delivered to the hardest-hit areas,” said the Rev. Michael Sniffen, rector, in an e-mail message to ENS. “We set up an amazon registry for people to buy needed stuff, and $38,000 worth of stuff has been purchased by people across the country and is en route to the church as we speak. We have had over 3,000 volunteers come through since opening on Saturday.”On Nov. 7, Sniffen and other volunteers went to Staten Island to assist St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church on Lincoln Avenue, not far from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk.“The damage out here is devastating; the entire community is devastated,” said Sniffen in a telephone interview. “People are just shoveling stuff out of their houses, the water line is above my head on the side buildings. There’s no power anywhere here, or at least within a few miles.“We are just passing the beach now, and there is a mountain of trash three stories tall.”Sniffen’s team brought a generator and gasoline and diesel fuel to Staten Island and is working with clergy and the parish council to set up a neighborhood relief center.The supplies and donations coming into St. Luke and St. Matthew are being distributed mostly to people in need in Red Hook, a hard-hit Brooklyn neighborhood on the water, the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, and Staten Island. The church is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and will continue to operate through Nov. 17, at which time needs with be reevaluated, Sniffen said.The Diocese of New Jersey has published a custom Google map geographically pinpointing 16 churches serving as resource centers across the state. Users are asked to contact the church in their area if they are in need of food, shelter and clothing, or if they want to help others in need.And in the Diocese of Newark, the Rev. Gregory Jacobs, canon to the ordinary and chief of staff, sent an e-mail to clergy reminding them to be mindful of the needs of their communities and suggesting ways to reach out and keep in touch with those in need.On Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Wall Street will host a benefit concert, donating 100 percent of the funds to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to provide food, water, blankets, baby supplies and other essential items needed by those most affected by the hurricane.— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service.  Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Parishes continue to provide relief to hard-hit communities post-Sandy Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By Lynette WilsonPosted Nov 7, 2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 last_img read more

Zimbabwe Anglicans celebrate return to cathedral after ‘life in exile’

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC By Bellah ZuluPosted Dec 17, 2012 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Zimbabwe Anglicans celebrate return to cathedral after ‘life in exile’ Comments (2) 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Kunonga and his supporters seized cars, churches, orphanges and other properties belonging to the CPCA claiming they belonged to him. Recently Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court ruled that he should return all the properties to the Diocese of Harare.Anglican Bishop of Harare, the Rt Revd Chad Gandiya recalled the challenging times that the church went through. He said that, “all those five years we were driven from our churches and went into exile, life was not easy but God was with us. We survived and found grace in exile.”Bp Gandiya was full of joy when he called on Anglicans to help rebuild the diocese. He said, “Come, let us rebuild our diocese. As we journey from the past, pressing on towards the goal together, there is a lot of work to be done in the area of rebuilding our diocese. A lot of our churches and schools and other institutions are in need of renovation after years of neglect.”The Primate of the Province, Archbishop Albert Chama, encouraged all Christians from the Diocese of Harare to continue being a testimony to the works of God. He said, “You are going back to your churches to worship God in dignity as it was intended to be. Be strong as you are a testimony to the rest of the church. Continue and never relent because wherever we are we say we are learning from the church in Zimbabwe.”The head of the worldwide Anglican Communion Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams sent a congratulatory message to the Diocese of Harare. In it he said, “I am absolutely delighted to be able to send my warmest congratulations on this momentous day for the Diocese of Harare, the Church of the Province of Central Africa and the whole of the worldwide Anglican Communion.”He added, “You have faced threats of violence and arrest and yet your faith has not weakened, rather it has grown stronger. I want to commend particularly the leadership of Bishop Chad Gandiya and Bishop Sebastian Bakare before him, as they have embodied authentic Christian servant-hearted leadership. Through all this, your faith has been a beacon of light to the rest of the Anglican Communion.”A young Anglican from the Diocese of Harare Takunda Zvaita could not hide her joy on living to see this day. “This is freedom for us,” she said. “We have learned a lot in exile. There is a vibrant Anglican Church that has been growing because of the exile and we have even improved our praise and worship.”Anglicans in the Diocese of Harare have not been able to worship in their churches ever since their buildings were seized five years ago. Many of them have only been able to worship in open air, under trees and any other areas they could find.The service ended with the official opening of the Cathedral, it’s cleansing and rededication back to God. Similar cleansing services are due to begin Monday in parishes outside Harare Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says: December 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm A long, long wait for Anglicans of Zimbabwe. May we all rejoice in this news of new life in Christ. December 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm WOW! What a journey. A light of hope for Zimbabwe. 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Diocese of Newark: Lenten film series invites introspection

first_img Matthew Broderick fields questions about the movie “Infinity,” which he directed and acted in, during the Lenten series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] During the introspective season of Lent, a film and speaker series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, aims to help participants reflect on who they are and how they are spending their lives.It is, in a sense, of series about connections – within a particular family, and within the human family.“Removing Our Veils” features three movies – “Infinity,” “Margaret” and “Wonderful World” – and post-film discussions with their directors, Matthew Broderick, Kenneth Lonergan and Josh Goldin. The Lenten series also will include a staged reading of the play “The Graduation,” read by church members and staged by the Rev. Janet Broderick, St. Peter’s rector, sister of Matthew and daughter of the playwright, the late Patricia Broderick.The series is described as a way “to help us explore the powerful process of becoming the person God intended us to be. Who are you deep inside? What would happen if that voice were allowed to speak in full volume? How do friends and community empower us?”The purpose, the rector told ENS, is to help people “look more deeply at themselves, understand the repercussions of letting time go by in which they do not use their own voice.“It’s very serious to waste your life,” she said. “What I would want for the congregation is that they would see the seriousness of that folly – the old-fashioned word would be ‘repent,’ the new word might be ‘to take a risk.’”The first film, “Infinity,” screened Feb. 24, depicts the early life of physicist Richard Feynman and his wife, Arline, as they take risks and live life fully. The film tells the parallel tales of Feynman’s growth as a scientist who works at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico as the atom bomb is being developed and the love story between him and Arline, who dies of lymphatic tuberculosis at a hospital in Albuquerque. Matthew Broderick starred as Feynman as well as directed the film, written by his mother. She wrote the screenplay based on the books “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” and “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” both written by Feynman and Ralph Leighton.One audience member wondered about the actor’s inspiration for the film.“I like science. I like reading about science,” Matthew Broderick said. “But I really liked the story.”Several people asked about the filmmaking process, including the shots on location of ancient Pueblo ruins at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.“That was an amazing place,” said Broderick, who said he had to negotiate for some time for permission to film there. They shot one scene, of a picnic the Feynmans held inside a cliff dwelling, inside the small cave. “The cameraman shot that scene with a hand-held camera, and he was sitting in what would be the fireplace.”The film series began with a showing of “Infinity,” which depicts the early life of physicist Richard Feynman and his wife, Arline. Photo/Sharon SheridanWorking with his mother during the filming of the 1996 film proved challenging in its own way, he admitted. “She was great but … she didn’t compromise so well.” Because it was a low-budget film, “you often didn’t get what you wanted.“It was very challenging for all of us. She was filled with energy and came up with great solutions.”Broderick family connections run through the series. Patricia Broderick wrote the play “The Graduation,” which features two teens in New York, one living in an apartment with her dying father. Matthew Broderick’s best friend since their teen years, Lonergan, directed “Margaret,” in which a young woman witnesses a bus accident and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not the accident really was intentional affects many people’s lives. And Matthew Broderick stars in Goldin’s “Wonderful World,” a comedic drama in which Ben Singer has his cynical world view darkened by his roommate Ibu’s sudden medical situation — but the arrival of Ibu’s sister, Khadi, might remedy both men’s ills.“I know this work very intimately because I was there,” Janet Broderick said. “I know these films because they were created and written within my community.” Lonergan and Goldin knew her mother well, and Lonergan worked with her father, the late actor James Broderick, she said.Movies in general help forge connections, Matthew Broderick told ENS. “I think it makes you less alone when you realize that maybe some feeling you have is shared by the writer or the creator of the film.”“Even a silly moment” such as in the Broadway musical comedy he is performing in – “Nice Work if You Can Get It” – that you as an actor find funny and the audience also finds funny creates a shared experience, he said. “I think it makes us more connected to each other.”And the arts help us look at ourselves, “under the veils,” his sister said. “I don’t know where we would be without them.”“The church is an art form,” she noted. It has structure, history, method and a language – not just of words, but of music, metaphors and visual images, she said. “I see as my task to integrate the church art form with other ways that people are able now to speak. These movies are … all created by artists. … These are existential movies.”“I don’t appreciate the delineation between secular and sacred, secular and sacred art forms,” she said. “I find an equal amount of sin and depravity in all worlds, and an equal amount of grace. I think that both grace and need are equally distributed.”“That’s not to say that there is nothing sacred,” she added. “I think there is a tremendous amount of sacred work in these movies. I think it is obvious to any faithful person when they see it.”More information about Removing Our Veils is available here.— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Diocese of Newark: Lenten film series invites introspection Matthew Broderick, other directors visit Morristown church Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (1) Elizabeth R. Hallett says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR February 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm I am curious about the other films planned and where the films are obtainable. Thank you. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Sharon SheridanPosted Feb 26, 2013 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

Video: The Rev. Fran Toy reflects on her ministry and…

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab 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 June 28, 2013 at 2:27 am God is a God of surprises indeed, He works in mysterious ways and you are one of the fruits of that miracle surprises. My first time to attend EAM and its really overwhelming experience to me seeing multicultural people and races called together to learn and worship. 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 Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Wilmer Toyoken says: Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Video Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 25, 2013 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ethnic Ministries, Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] The Rev. Fran Toy sat down with Episcopal News Service June 22 to reflect on her ministry and her involvement in the church’s Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries. Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm Thank you, Fran Toy, for your vision, your leadership, and your wise words to all of us. We are so very blessed to have you in our midst. Lelanda Lee says: Video: The Rev. Fran Toy reflects on her ministry and [email protected] Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm love and blessings to Art and you, Fran, for your long and faithful ministry. What an adventure it is! Harriet+ Comments (3) Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Se aceptan ahora solicitudes para subvenciones 2015 de la Ofrenda…

first_img 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [3 de noviembre de 2014] Se aceptan ahora las solicitudes para las subvenciones 2015 de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias. Los formularios de solicitud están disponibles aquí.El enfoque para las subvenciones 2015 de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias es la Cuarta Marca de la Misión Anglicana: Transformar las estructuras injustas de la sociedad, desafiar a la violencia de cualquier tipo y buscar la paz y la reconciliación.Las reglas generales para solicitar estas subvenciones están aquí.Avisos ImportantesLa Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias aceptará;• una solicitud de subvención por cada diócesis dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal;• se puede presentar una solicitud adicional para una subvención compañera de una diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal. Esta relación se puede formar con una diócesis con la ayuda de la Iglesia Episcopal o con una diócesis de la Comunión Anglicana. El obispo patrocinador con jurisdicción será responsable de la contabilidad de la subvención.Para obtener más información sobre estas pautas, comuníquese con la Rda. Heather Melton, coordinadora de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias,[email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Nov 4, 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Se aceptan ahora solicitudes para subvenciones 2015 de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Video: The pilgrims of the Episcopal Church in Okatie

first_img 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 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 Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church in Okatie, which recently became an official mission of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is on a journey of renewal which began on a dock. November 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm I’m sure I would have liked this had the music not been so loud that it practically drowned out the voices. Video: The pilgrims of the Episcopal Church in Okatie Comments are closed. 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 Bath, NC Tags Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 25, 2014 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Laura Pittard says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Video Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

La Obispa Primada hace una histórica visita al norte de…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Por Lynette Wilson Posted Dec 22, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, el obispo diocesano de Haití Jean Zaché Duracin, a la derecha, el obispo sufragáneo de Haití Ogé Beauvoir, a la izquierda, y algunos clérigos posan en las gradas de la parroquia del Espíritu Santo en Cabo Haitiano luego de la eucaristía del 14 de diciembre. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Cabo Haitiano, Haití] La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori se convirtió recientemente en la primer primado de la Iglesia Episcopal que visita el norte de Haití.“Es una visita muy importante para nosotros”, dijo el Rvdmo. Ogé Beauvoir, obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Haití, durante una entrevista con Episcopal News Service, el 15 de diciembre, en la oficina diocesana de Pétionville, un suburbio de Puerto Príncipe.Cada domingo, los episcopales del norte de Haití oran por la Obispa Primada, dijo Beauvoir, que ha vivido en Cabo Haitiano [Cap-Haitien] desde que se convirtió en obispo sufragáneo en 2012, pero con excepción de unos pocos, nunca la habían conocido. Mientras los feligreses abordaban los autobuses luego de la eucaristía del 14 de diciembre, le dijeron a Beauvoir, “‘por favor, exprésele nuestra gratitud y amor a nuestra Obispa Primada, dígale que la queremos’”, contó él.La Obispa Primada visitó Haití del 13 al 15 de diciembre, haciendo primero una escala en el norte, donde predicó en la parroquia del Espíritu Santo, visitó la escuela parroquial y la escuela técnica del Espíritu Santo. Este fue su sexto viaje a Haití, el primero fue en 2008, antes de devastador terremoto del 12 de enero de 2010, que causó la muerte a miles de personas y destruyó totalmente a Puerto Príncipe, incluida la catedral diocesana [episcopal] y su complejo de instalaciones.  La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, recorre la escuela del Espíritu Santo en Cabo Haitiano. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Jefferts Schori estaba acompañada de Alexander Baumgarten, director del Departamento de Actividad Pública y Comunicación de la Misión de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, en el viaje que comenzó tres días antes con una visita a la Diócesis de la República Dominicana, donde se impusieron del empeño del gobierno en despojar de la ciudadanía a dominicanos de ascendencia haitiana.“Hemos estado en la República Dominicana durante los últimos días para saber más de la necesidad de buenas nuevas en presencia de lo que han dicho los tribunales [de ese país] sobre las personas de ascendencia haitiana que viven allí”, dijo la Obispa Primada durante su sermón del 14 de diciembre. Los fallos legales parecen decir que aunque hayas nacido allí, si tus padres o abuelos fueron de Haití a trabajar allí, no tienes ningún derecho a inscribir tu nacimiento ni a garantizar tu ciudadanía. Muchas personas se han visto atrapadas entre las dos naciones, sin que, en la práctica, ninguna de las dos los reclame. Los que carecen de un estatus reconocido no pueden trabajar, ni asistir a la escuela, ni viajar fuera del país ni obtener reconocimiento para sus propios hijos”.“Las raíces de esta injusticia son muchas —racismo, historia colonial, apetito de poder, incluso incompetencia y negligencia oficiales. Son las mismas realidades pecaminosas que han confrontado los seres humanos desde el principio —no siempre elegimos amar a nuestros prójimos como a nosotros mismos.“La buena nueva es que a todos nosotros nos reclama una nación llamada el Reino de Dios. Juntos, podemos decidir usar nuestras voces y acciones para cambiar las malas noticias del mundo…”, dijo ella.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori habla con una feligresa luego de la eucaristía del 14 de diciembre en la parroquia del Espíritu Santo en Cabo Haitiano. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El viaje de la Obispa Primada a Haití tuvo lugar en un momento de violentas protestas contra el gobierno del presidente Michel Martelly. Los manifestantes exigían la celebración de las elecciones legislativas y locales que se han aplazado durante mucho tiempo. El 28 de noviembre, Martelly nombró una comisión de 11 miembros, compuesta por ex funcionarios y líderes religiosos, entre ellos [el obispo] Beauvoir, para ayudar a resolver el impasse político que existe desde que se suspendieron las elecciones en 2011.La comisión recomendó que el primer ministro haitiano Laurent Lamothe renunciara, lo cual él hizo el 14 de diciembre.“Es parte de nuestro ministerio”, dijo Beauvoir de su nombramiento para [integrar] la comisión. “Cuando el país se encuentra en problemas y el gobierno nos pide ayuda, es nuestra tarea hermanar a la gente.“Ser episcopal significa ser tolerante, y hay una falta de tolerancia en la sociedad actual y eso es lo que nosotros aportamos”.Martelly ha aceptado la recomendación de la comisión y está dispuesto a actuar en consecuencia, y el primer ministro ha acabado de renunciar, dijo Beauvoir el 15 de diciembre.“Esas son señales de esperanza, y el próximo paso es llamar a la oposición a que venga y dialogue”, señaló.Las protestas violentas continuaron el 16 de diciembre cuando los manifestantes tomaron las calles de la capital exigiendo la renuncia del Presidente.A menos que las elecciones se celebren antes del 12 de enero de 2015, el quinto aniversario del terremoto, Haití se quedará sin un parlamento en funciones hasta las elecciones presidenciales hacia fines de 2015.“Siempre hemos tenido inestabilidad política, pero hemos presenciado algún progreso”, dijo Jean Zaché Duracin, obispo de la Diócesis de Haití. “La situación no es como cuando ocurrió el terremoto, pero podríamos hacer más por el pueblo haitiano. Muchos jóvenes sienten que han sido abandonados [por el gobierno], en lo concerniente a la educación y la atención sanitaria; la situación económica no es buena, el [índice de] de desempleo es alto. Creo que tenemos mucho que hacer”.La Iglesia Episcopal es muy respetada en Haití y ha desempeñado un importante papel en la reconstrucción después del terremoto; sin embargo, el país sigue siendo el más pobre del hemisferio occidental.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, el obispo de Haití, Jean Zaché Duracin, y el Rdo. Jean MacDonald, sacerdote jubilado, durante una visita a la escuela técnica en Cabo Haitiano. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Haití tiene una tasa de desempleo del 80 por ciento y millones de personas viven en extrema pobreza; luego del terremoto, haitianos de todo el país acudieron en masa a la devastada Puerto Príncipe para recibir ayuda internacional. Finalmente, las ONG y los donantes se dieron cuenta de que debían invertir en desarrollo rural y urbano fuera de la capital para alentar a los haitianos a regresar a sus lugares de origen. Esa labor puede verse ahora tanto en el Centro Agrícola San Bernabé, donde la diócesis adiestra a 54 estudiantes en tareas agrícolas, y en la escuela técnica, donde ofrece cursos de mecánica, plomería y electricidad.La diócesis tiene una asociación en la región norte con Pan para los Pobres [una organización benéfica] con sede en la Florida, a través de la cual está contribuyendo a que algunos jóvenes obtengan destrezas básicas, dijo Beauvoir, señalando a los 420 alumnos de la escuela técnica.“Gracias a la asociación con Pan para los Pobres, costeamos [los estudios de] 250 de ellos”, añadió. “Estamos tratando de capacitar a los jóvenes. También estamos trabajando con las personas de los pueblos en la organización de sus vidas colectivas… y con las mujeres en los temas de justicia social”.La Diócesis de Haití es la más grande de la Iglesia Episcopal y abarca los 17.220 kilómetros cuadrados del país, en el cual 46 clérigos atienden a más de 200 iglesias, 254 escuelas, dos hospitales y 13 clínicas.La diócesis se propone presentar una resolución en la Convención General de 2015 en Salt Lake City, Utah, la cual, de resultar aprobada, establecería una segunda diócesis en el norte.Establecer una segunda diócesis en Haití le permitiría al liderazgo perfeccionar e intensificar el desarrollo emprendido en esa región al proporcionarle más atención y apoyo locales, y [al tener] la capacidad de responder más rápidamente a las oportunidades y los retos que se presenten, dijo Jefferts Schori a ENS después de la visita.“Por ejemplo, la Asamblea de la Región Norte, que se celebró justo antes de que llegáramos, es ejemplo de un liderazgo protodiocesano que puede crear estrategias para esa parte de la diócesis”, afirmó. “La sostenibilidad depende de la capacidad de vincular recursos misionales con necesidades misionales, y ello siempre tiene que ser en un contexto específico”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN La Obispa Primada hace una histórica visita al norte de Haití Jefferts Schori predica en el tercer domingo de Adviento Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Haiti, Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Una subvención de sostenibilidad ayuda a la Rep. Dom. a…

first_img Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector Albany, NY 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 Una subvención de sostenibilidad ayuda a la Rep. Dom. a garantizar la misión y el ministerio El presupuesto de la Segundo Marca ayuda a todas las diócesis de la IX Provincia Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Province IX 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 Tampa, FL Latin America, Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service] La Diócesis Episcopal de la República Dominicana dio recientemente un gran paso adelante para garantizar su misión y ministerio para el futuro gracias a una subvención única de $950.000 otorgada por la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS).“La contribución que la Iglesia Episcopal hace a la [Iglesia en la] República Dominicana representa un estímulo a favor de los esfuerzos que ha estado haciendo la diócesis para alcanzar el objetivo de la sostenibilidad económica”, dijo Julio César Holguín Khoury, obispo de la [Diócesis de la] República Dominicana, en un correo electrónico a Episcopal News Service. “Contribuirá de manera significativa al continuo desarrollo de la obra de evangelización y de servicio social concentrada en la misión que hemos estado haciendo desde la llegada del anglicanismo al país en 1897”.(La Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) es el nombre legal y canónico con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).La subvención, un componente clave para el plan de [la Iglesia en] la República Dominicana de dotar sus operaciones de misión, significa el compromiso a largo plazo de la DFMS para garantizar la misión y el ministerio en la IX Provincia, dijo Samuel A. McDonald, subdirector de operaciones y director de misión de la DFMS.“La importancia es que ésta es la primera subvención cuantiosa que la DFMS ha hecho en apoyo a la sostenibilidad”, dijo McDonald.Desde 2013, la DFMS ha estado trabajando con todas las diócesis de la IX Provincia —la República Dominicana, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras y Puerto Rico— para desarrollar un plan de autosostén y además garantizar sus ministerios.El plan de 18 años para garantizar la misión y el ministerio en la IX Provincia es coherente con la segunda de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana: enseñar, bautizar y formar a nuevos creyentes. El presupuesto del actual trienio se basó en las Cinco Marcas de la Misión.Las diócesis de la IX Provincia adoptaron el autosostén como un punto focal en 2012; además de la República Dominicana, Honduras y Ecuador Central han hecho avances significativos para garantizar su misión y ministerio.El presupuesto 2013-2015 asignó $2,9 millones en subvenciones globales a lo largo del trienio y también incluyó $1 millón adicional para la IX Provincia con el objetivo de “fortalecer a la provincia para una misión sostenible”.El Plan de sostenibilidad de la IX Provincia fue adoptado por el Consejo Ejecutivo en 2014.A la Convención General se le pedirá mediante la Resolución A015 que continúe su apoyo del plan en el trienio 2016-2018.El plan de la 2ª. Marca significa un notable cambio en el enfoque de la Iglesia para ayudar a las diócesis extranjeras, y fue un resultado directo de la labor de sostenibilidad que comenzó en 2011 durante una conferencia en Tela, Honduras, que reunió a las diócesis de la IX Provincia para explorar la sostenibilidad, dijo McDonald.“El aspecto realmente notable del plan de la Marca de la Misión… es el valiente liderazgo y la visión de los dirigentes de la diócesis de la IX Provincia. Si bien a menudo conversamos acerca de ‘garantizar el ministerio’ y de ‘planes sostenibles’, los líderes de la IX Provincia opinan que es bueno para la vida espiritual de la IX Provincia. Están rompiendo los viejos modelos coloniales de dependencia y conduciéndonos a todos a un modelo de ministerio que se asienta en la asociación, dijo McDonald. “Esa es la verdadera visión de este trabajo”.Cada una de las diócesis de la IX Provincia contemplada en el plan recibirá finalmente una subvención específica basada en un plan estratégico para el autosostén, además de las subvenciones globales que se distribuyen anualmente.En los próximos años, el monto de la subvención global recibida por la República Dominicana irá decreciendo y dentro de diez años cesará. Lo mismo ocurrirá con las restantes diócesis de la IX Provincia en la medida en que alcancen la sostenibilidad económica. Según cada diócesis se hace sostenible, se compromete a trabajar con las otras diócesis de la provincia para ayudarles a alcanzar el mismo objetivo.“Le damos infinitas gracias a Dios por la iniciativa de la Obispa Primada y la Convención General de designar los fondos para contribuir a que las diócesis de la IX Provincia se liberen gradualmente de la dependencia económica, al tomar sus propias iniciativas, que conducen a la sostenibilidad de la misión en sus respectivos lugares”, dijo Holguín,La [Diócesis de la] República Dominicana recibió la primera subvención específica porque la diócesis tenía una un plan vigente y había avanzado más en el camino de la sostenibilidad económica.Por ejemplo, en la República Dominicana:Las congregaciones locales, la mayoría de las cuales tienen recursos limitados, han comenzado a asumir responsabilidades por algunos de sus propios costos, mayordomía, servicios públicos, mantenimiento, salarios del clero, educación cristiana y programas sociales.Las congregaciones han comenzado programas empresariales.Las escuelas, centros de conferencia e instituciones de la diócesis continúan creciendo conforme a sus propias capacidades administrativas y los servicios que ofrecen, aumentando así sus ingresos y su contribución a la diócesis y su misión en el país.El Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo y el subsidio anual de la Iglesia Episcopal brindan ayuda continua.En 1998, se creó el Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo con el objetivo fundamental de buscar los “recursos humanos, materiales y económicos que se necesitan para mantener el índice de crecimiento de la diócesis y proporcionarle a la diócesis la capacidad de conservar programas de calidad”.En el transcurso de unos 15 años, el GDD ha recaudado más de $10 millones para financiar la construcción de infraestructuras, incluidas iglesias, escuelas, guarderías infantiles y clínicas en la República Dominicana. Se alza como un modelo de empresarismo a través de la IX Provincia.La subvención específica de $950.000 servirá para apoyar los fondos que ya existen en la diócesis, los cuales están invertidos en los mercados financieros locales de la República Dominicana. Actualmente, la economía dominicana es una de las de más rápido crecimiento en América Latina.En 2014, la diócesis ganó un rédito de un 15 por ciento sobre su inversión. Su plan de sostenibilidad estipula que el 20 por ciento de las ganancias se añada al activo de la diócesis, dijo Holguín.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Communion women can help change sisters’ fate, says Anglican leader

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing March 18, 2016 at 6:30 am To accept the elevation to priest and primate is or should be also to accept the responsibility and burden of leadership. Leaders such as primates MUST lead the way to justice and not equivocate to placate their recalcitrant colleagues and clergy flock so that they don’t feel judged or rebuked. Our highest priest Jesus the Christ rebuked the priests of his day for failing their responsibilities to the marginalized. The Secretary General must live into the responsibility to admonish and to educate the male primates to do better and not relinquish or default in that role and responsibility. It is not the wives who have the official responsibility or power to do the work. Women can be and are important allies in the work and have been doing our part for our own sakes for our lifetimes. Press Release Service March 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm Yes, but … I don’t think the SG realizes that he is still putting the onus to change on women. Rather, he should address his remarks to men. It’s not the responsibility of women to encourage their husbands , sons and other men, it’s the responsibility of men to grow up. That’s not to be ignorant of the reality of patriarchal cultures, it’s to say that male leaders need to tell other men to change their ways. Women are constantly adapting and changing. Men, not so much. Catharine White says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Lelanda Lee says: March 29, 2016 at 9:29 am I am weary of men (in dresses) telling women what they need to do. 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Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon tells Anglican and Episcopal women gathered March 16 in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. The speech by the Anglican Communion’s secretary general came during an event related to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion said March 16 that Anglican and Episcopal women must continue – and redouble – their work to change the fate of women and girls in their communities, including by working with their national and local governments.“Sisters, opportunities are many, but we cannot afford to sit still and wait for things to happen,” said the Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, speaking in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York in an event related to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. “We need to keep knocking on the doors of U.N. agencies and governments, and be ready to show what we can do and how we can be effective partners in terms they can respect.“Anglicans are on the ground, serving their communities in over 165 countries,” he said. “We have countries where we are an established church. We must speak up for the people we serve at the grassroots level because we know what they need in order to develop and to thrive.”Women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion representing more than 20 countries have come to New York to attend the March 14-24 UNCSW session and parallel events such as Idowu-Fearon’s presentation.Idowu-Fearon said he was grateful that the UNCSW afforded the chance for Anglican voices to be heard at the highest levels of international government. “And by ‘Anglican’ I mean the Episcopal Church as well,” he added.He said he hoped that when the delegates returned home, they could find like-minded people and “form a little group within your provinces in order to make the ripple effects go farther.“That kind of advocacy, my sisters, requires capacity,” he said. “It requires us to be intentional about telling our stories and showing in concrete terms the difference we can make in our unity. It means being courageous and speaking truth to power.”Idowu-Fearon acknowledged during his speech that in many contexts, including some parts of Africa, “religion can be a stumbling block to change.” Earlier that day, he said, he learned “to my horror” that the parliament in his home country of Nigeria had defeated gender equality legislation for the third time. Opponents claimed that the proposed law violated Nigerian cultural norms as well as both the Bible and the Quran.He also recalled attending a meeting of the Nigerian provincial standing committee in 2003 after the Episcopal Church had agreed to ordain openly gay Episcopal priest Gene Robinson as the bishop of New Hampshire. During that meeting, the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals, adopted in 2000, were being discussed. A senior bishop declared that the development goals are “ways of the West wanting to poison our minds and remove us from focusing on the gospel.” Idowu-Fearon said the bishop refused to back down when he challenged him.“You see what ignorance does? That’s ignorance,” he said, “but, I thank God that even though Nigeria did not buy into it, other parts of the communion were fully into it.”Idowu-Fearon was the bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria for 17 years before he became the communion’s secretary general in July. He also served as archbishop of the Nigerian church’s province of Kaduna from 2002-2009. He has a global reputation for his expertise in Christian-Muslim relations.He said Anglican and Episcopal women, as disciples of Jesus, can promote change by teaching and preaching about sustainable development for all women as well as “modeling the attitudes and behavior we want to see.” They must also be “prophets in our time” and advocates and gender champions at all levels of community. And, they must “pay attention on the ground to those who are being left out.”While people of faith can and should challenge cultural norms, Idowu-Fearon acknowledged “with a heavy heart” that “our churches are buried in the past and, in so many cases, still failing to recognize the equal God-given dignity and giftedness of women and men.” He noted that he comes from a province in which women cannot be ordained and are not given “full leadership roles in the church.” In addition, he said, work is needed to ensure that lay voices are heard “as an essential part of the Anglican dialogue.”“We must speak up for the people we serve at the grassroots level,” the Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon tells Anglican and Episcopal women meeting March 16 in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. Photo: Mary Frances SchjonbergIn his presentation, Idowu-Fearon repeatedly referred to the roles that the wives of bishops and clergy have to play in changing attitudes in their provinces. Noting that Anglican women are very involved in the church, especially in Africa, he said “bishops’ wives are bishops to the women, clergy wives are clergy to the women.”During a question-and-answer session, two women challenged Idowu-Fearon about the focus of the recent primates gathering on internal issues.“Each time you meet as primates you have specific agendas and you seem to fight and there’s so much tension – so much conflict – and we hold our breath because we don’t know what is going to come out of your meetings. And yet, there is so much injustice happening in the world, so much that we could be working on,” said Ashella Ndhlovu Chama of Zambia.Chama challenged Idowu-Fearon and the primates of the Anglican Communion to be seen participating in the White Ribbon Campaign of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls.“You see, the fact that we are gathered here means that we are committed. The fact that we are means that we want to make an impact, to change the communities, as Anglican women, but we cannot do it without you,” said Chama, who is married to Archbishop Albert Chama, primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa that is hosting the April 8-19 meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, the communion’s main policy-making body.Reminding the secretary general of the influence of bishops, especially in Africa, she said, “We want you to use that influence because if you come out there (at the end of the next Primates Meeting) in your robes … and you have a fantastic picture and all of you are wearing white ribbons, you would be amazed at how that message will get out.”Clergy must speak from the pulpit against the violent treatment of women and girls, instead of allowing it to go on by being silent, Chama said. “We’ve got to see more of that happening and it has to start from the top. So, while we are working, while we are sweating it out and trying to make things work from the ground, we want to see things happening at the top, trickling down,” she said.As the audience applauded her remarks, Idowu-Fearon said, “Hmm, okay, sure, I agree with you.”“If you can convince your husbands to wear that ribbon, it will make a difference,” he added, and referred to the role of the wives of bishops and clergy in the work of ending silence.Citing the example of a conference offered in Africa by Caroline Welby, the wife of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Idowu-Fearon said such meetings were “another way of doing what you are talking about here – because when women meet, things you share amongst yourselves are much deeper and beneficial to us because some of the wives go back and share with their husbands.”“So, we will try to talk with the primates and the bishops but you also have this role to play” because you have to go back home and share the experience of meetings like this with your colleagues, Idowu-Fearon said.Then, Cynthia Katsarelis, Episcopal Church delegate from the Diocese of Colorado, stood to say she supported Chama’s comments “in the strongest possible terms about what we should focus on and I am not going to let the primates off the hook.”Telling Idowu-Fearon that she is a lesbian who was married in the Episcopal Church, Katsarelis said, “I’m not your problem.”“My spouse, Rebecca, is not your problem. We’re fine; we’re not hurting anybody. The people that are hurting are the women who are being murdered, the women and girls who are being raped, the women and girls who are disappearing in the world, the women and girls who are hungry, the women and girls who can get an education to make a life for themselves.“These people are the problem that we need to address. These people are children of God that we’re called upon to love as our neighbors and to lift up as children of God to prosper in the abundance – the great gift of God’s abundance to us all.”Katsarelis said she has been “graced with this abundance,” especially during the many times when “hateful rhetoric” was directed against her.“Every time, who saved me? God,” she told the secretary general. “Don’t worry about me. God’s taking care of me and all of us here.”She asked Idowu-Fearon not to let the conflict at the primates’ level be used “as an excuse not to address the suffering hunger and pain of this world.”As Katsarelis sat down to loud applause, Idowu-Fearon said “Thank you.”More ENS coverage of Anglican and Episcopal women’s participation in the UNCSW is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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