first_imgArchbishop of Cape Town leads 1000 in procession of witness Event kick-starts ’16 Days of Activism’ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Africa, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba on Nov. 25 led one thousand people in a Procession of Witness to kick-start South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children.Through joining the act of public witness — from Keizersgracht Square to St. Georges Cathedral, Cape Town — Makgoba underlined his backing for the annual, government-supported campaign.The international theme for 2012 is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. Makgoba is firmly committed to increasing awareness of abuse and to developing effective support for victims and survivors of abuse, according to a press release from HOPE Africa, the social development department of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town.Makgoba invited men, women and young people, representatives of business, government, NGOs, religious leaders and members of the media to join him in the procession of witness. “The Anglican Church of Southern Africa recognizes that not all men are abusers, and therefore warmly invites these men to stand up and be counted, and to join in sending a strong message to abusers out there, saying ‘Not in our name,’” the press release said.The Procession of Witness was followed by a service at St. George’s Cathedral to celebrate the Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Anglicans ACT Vision. The Procession of Witness highlights two of the eight priority areas of the vision, namely Women and Gender and The Protection and Nurturing of Children and Young People. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Tags By ENS staffPosted Nov 26, 2012 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 Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Video: Princess Basma Center transforms disabled children’s lives

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] The Princess Basma Center is a unique institution in East Jerusalem that serves children both with and without disabilities. The center is one of 35 institutions run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. About one fifth of the 650 students have physical or mental disabilities. They receive treatment, rehabilitation and education, with the aim of integrating them fully into their communities. It’s a place of miracles for these children, whose ages range from 4 to 17. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Allison Duvall says: Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Matthew DaviesPosted Jan 16, 2013 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Children, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Israel-Palestine, Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET January 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm Thank you for this story, Matthew. Wonderful work. I love hearing about the ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Middle East, Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Video: Princess Basma Center transforms disabled children’s lives Video last_img read more

Canada: Primate ‘filled with much hope’

first_imgCanada: Primate ‘filled with much hope’ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, addresses the members of General Synod. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, delivered a presidential address to the members of General Synod that offered snapshots of what’s happening in the church across the country, some of the challenges that lie ahead and the reasons why he is full of hope.Hiltz began by sharing a few highlights from across the country. In Winnipeg, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church is transforming its historic buildings to include 25 units of affordable rental housing, a neighbourhood resource centre and a worship space.The Northern Ontario Area Mission is asking this General Synod to consent to the creation of a new diocese in northern Ontario. “Hope abounds in these First Nations communities—the dream of the elders taking on flesh and bone and soul and spirit,” said the primate.The primate travelled to the diocese of Edmonton when it launched its 100th centenary celebrations at Pentecost. About 1,300 Anglicans from across the diocese attended a praise and prayer event at the Winspear Centre concert hall in Edmonton.Hiltz said he rejoices that the Five Marks of Mission “have become household language in the family of our church.” New generations of Anglicans will be able to learn about them in a new Sunday school curriculum, ‛The Compendium of the Church Mice.’He also praised the work of The Primate’s Commission on Theological Education, which has produced a report on the qualities, skills and charisms that can reasonably be expected of those called to priestly ministry. “I believe it holds great hope for consistency of standards across the church. I trust the Synod will heartily endorse the report and its several recommendations. “Also in keeping with decisions from General Synod 2010, the primate said he convened a national consultation to “identify desirable changes in the structures of the General Synod, that would enable the national church to effectively carry out its national and international ministries.” That consultation was held in January and facilitated by Janet Marshall. The report from a steering group, “Embodying God’s Call,” is to be presented to General Synod.Hiltz paid tribute to all those who serve in the north. “While all our ministries across the whole church are sacrificial in nature, those who serve in the north make particular sacrifices. They live with challenges in geography, huge distances between communities, issues associated with isolation, the high cost of food, particularly perishable food and numerous social challenges. Bishops and clergy receive a bare minimum stipend. Many clergy receive no stipend. I can only stand in awe of their deep devotion to Christ, their labours of love among those they serve.”The primate said he thought there is still some distance to go, but he believes the church is making “good progress” in walking with indigenous peoples.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the church’s apology for its role in running Indian residential schools. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples have advised the primate on ways to mark the anniversary. Plans are being made to pay tribute to Archbishop Michael Peers “for his leadership, which was truly humble and holy, compassionate and courageous, far-sighted and firm. He set us on a trajectory toward healing and reconciliation from which we have not, nor ever will, turn back,” Hiltz explained.The primate said he is also prepared to establish a commission that will follow through on actions associated with the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery by General Synod 2010, but that he has prayerfully discerned that the mandate should be broadened. The primate said the commission should also examine a question posed by Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair Justice Murray Sinclair to all parties in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, “What is reconciliation?” It should also consider “the church’s commitment to addressing longstanding injustices borne by indigenous peoples in Canada” and racism within our society. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ecumenical & Interreligious By Leigh Anne WilliamsPosted Jul 5, 2013 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canada Joint Assembly, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags 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 Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Malawi Anglicans address rapid population growth

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Africa, Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Malawi Anglicans address rapid population growth Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Malawi has joined other faith groups in the country to educate people on the importance of family planning considering Malawi’s rapid population growth rate.Malawi’s current population of 15 million is expected to grow to about 40 million in the next 20 years “if strong measures for controlling the birth rate per year are not put in place.”In an interview with ACNS, Bishop of Upper Shire Brighton Malasa said that his diocese would participate in addressing the effects of rapid population growth through “preaching in their churches as well as ensuring that the two hospitals and many other health centers owned by the church teach people the importance of family planning.“Last year, we marked August 25 as a special day for teaching people on the effects of overpopulation,” he said. “One of the sermons emphasized that overpopulation would lead to the shortage of learning materials in schools and would put more stress on parents. Health facilities would also be under a lot of pressure.”Many church organizations, including the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) — of which the Anglican Church is a part — and the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM), partnered with the government of Malawi through the sanctioned Health Population Project (HPP) to tackle population growth in the country.The government there considers the inclusion of faith-based organizations an important step in purveying development and population related information to the masses since about 97 percent of the population are religious followers.“The Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire believes that overpopulation can lead to unhappy families, miserable villages, gloomy districts and a lifeless country,” said the bishop. “All the people of God in Malawi are called to fight against overpopulation which might lead to too much pressure on the available resources.”The USAID-funded HPP in collaboration with the University of North Carolina supports the initiative through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Malasa concluded: “All Malawians should remember that the square kilometers of the earth shall remain the same though the population is growing. Strong measures should be followed in order to curb the negative effects of overpopulation.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Bellah ZuluPosted Jan 24, 2014 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

Presiding Bishop tells Standing Rock protectors ‘the way of Jesus…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA September 28, 2016 at 11:47 pm Don’t hold your breath Richard. Remember, Rev Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, where abortion is not only tolerated, but celebrated. October 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm Rich Basta….You see no problem with construction ? So it’s ok to bulldoze graves ? Numerous laws were ignored when permits were granted. There are 11 protected species on this land ( the Army Corp of Engineers was told there were none )…Sacred sites…not to mention the drinking water of millions. The President asked that all construction be halted till an investigation could be done. Dakota Access agreed, and two days later started work again. The people are chaining themselves to equipment because that is the only way to stop construction. The courts have ordered it stopped…but no one will enforce this. ALL pipelines leak ! And why do I care ? I live in Louisiana, were there is still over 100,000,000 gallons of BP oil in the gulf ! I thank the Episcopal Church from the bottom of my heart. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The approximately 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline will deliver as much as 570,000 barrels of light sweet crude oil per day from the oil fields in the Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued permits July 26 allowing construction of the pipeline.Opponents of the pipeline say it poses too great a threat to the environment. The tribe says the pipeline would cross treaty lands, disturb sacred sites and threaten drinking water for 8,000 members who live on the tribe’s nearly 2.3 million-acre reservation. The pipeline would cross under the Missouri River, the tribe’s water source, just outside the Standing Rocking Reservation.Energy Transfer Partners says the pipeline will provide a “more direct, cost-effective, safer and environmentally responsible” way to transport oil and reduce the current use of rail and truck transportation. At least 42 people were killed in 2013 when a train pulling an estimated two million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota to Canadian refineries derailed in a fiery explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.Reuters reported Sept. 23 that its analysis of government data on crude oil spills showed that Sunoco Logistics, the company which will run the pipeline once it is operational, has had more pipeline leaks than any of its competitors. Sunoco leaked crude oil from onshore pipelines at least 203 times over the last six years, Reuter reported.George Fulford of Mandan, North Dakota, right foreground, speaks during a listening time arranged Sept. 24 for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, center top, at Oceti Skowin Camp. Seated to Curry’s right are South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant and Bishop Mark Narum of the ELCA Western North Dakota Synod. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAgainst that backdrop, Curry spent more than an hour sitting in a circle in the Episcopal gathering area at Oceti Sakowin Camp listening to people’s concerns and their hopes for the church’s role in supporting their action.Rosa Wilson, a Standing Rock Episcopalian, was one of many people who spoke. She described the discrimination she has experienced, including getting beaten up high school and being followed by storeowners in Bismarck when she was young because they thought she would shoplift because she was an Indian.“What can we do; what can we do to try to make it better? I don’t know if in prayer God will listen to us,” she said. “After 74 years I just have to respect everybody that comes my way and just be a person that gives out love.”The Oceti Sakowin Camp spreads out along the north side of the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. This is the view from Facebook Hill, where media have gathered, where people can charge their electronic devices at a truck with solar panels and where one can sometimes get a cell phone signal. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOne woman came into the circle to challenge church members about their motives in coming to the camp, repeatedly asking what they wanted and whether their goal was to convert Indians.The Rev. Lauren Stanley, Episcopal priest-in-charge on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, said her eight churches were there to support the protestors however they needed support. When Rosebud Episcopalians heard that the camp needed wood, her church members delivered five cords, she said. They also brought food to the camp and are working to get a generator.Told on the day of Curry’s visit that the camp needed another log splitter, Stanley said she asked the presiding bishop to pay for it. “So, we’ll have one here in two weeks,” she said.“Our goal is not to tell anyone anything; our goal is to support you,” she said.“We are not here to convert you. We are not. We are not the old Christians,” Stanley told the woman, meaning the ones who required Indians to become Christians.Conversation about struggling with diversity and racismBefore heading to the camp that morning Curry met with local community, educational and religious leaders for a breakfast conversation about the impact of the growing protest on the area and the history of race relations there.Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary told Curry that about 4,000 the capital city’s 67,000 residents are Native Americans. Non-Native residents “are kind of in denial, and we’re comfortable with that” when it comes to dealing with diversity, he said.South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant, center, Sept. 24 introduces Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Linda Simon, who attends St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Simon, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, was at Oceti Sakowin Camp for the first time. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceHe described a meeting with business leaders a few years ago before he became mayor to talk about efforts to fill what were then 7,500 open jobs in the city. The business people discussed going to job fairs in large cities to attract job seekers, Seminary said. When he asked whether they had tried to recruit among local Indians, the mayor said he ran up against unspoken stereotypes about Indians’ employability.Seminary worshipped at St. James the next day and spoke to the congregation, bringing his pledge of solidarity and his assurance that he prayed each day for the people of Standing Rock. During the  Sept. 24 breakfast meeting, he said that any time Natives and non-Natives come together it’s a way to build relationships. Those relationships could bring the community to a time when the sight of Natives and non-Natives working together would be unremarkable, he said.That night back in Bismarck, an hour north of the camp, Curry joined close to 50 people at St. George’s Episcopal Church to talk about racism. It was a not-always-comfortable conversation with some tribal members speaking of discrimination they had experienced or witnessed in the city and other participants speaking about their perception of racism and their response to it.Carmen Goodhouse, a full-blooded Hunkpapa Lakota and a third-generation Episcopalian, said “we were taught that we would always have to defend ourselves because of racism” and not enough has happened to eliminate racism in the area. The Jesus Movement is needed in North Dakota, she said, because “aside from asking Jesus” she doesn’t know how things will change.Dominic Hanson said he “completely understand[s] that there’s been a lot of racism towards the Natives” but, he said he’s also seen “a lot of racism from the Natives towards whites in general and other races.”People ought to be open to the possibility that “it’s not a white issue that we aren’t connecting,” Hanson said.“I think that, as a whole, nobody’s really opening up to anyone and wanting to make those connections,” he said. “And that’s why we’re here today. We’re willing to open up.”Protests spread through and beyond the reservationThe Diocese of North Dakota has rallied behind the anti-pipeline cause. It issued a statement of support Aug. 19 and diocesan members have been in the three protest camps helping build a unified presence and helping with material needs. Curry followed with a supportive statement, calling the protest action “one that joins the fight for racial justice and reconciliation with climate justice and caring for God’s creation as a matter of stewardship.” The nine Episcopal churches on Standing Rock Reservation issued a letter Sept. 5 expressing their solidarity with the Sioux Nation.Leona Volk, of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota, greets Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Sept. 24 at Oceti Sakowin Camp. Volk has grandchildren who live on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near where the Dakota Access Pipeline would pass. “It’s got to stop here, now,” she said. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe rallies and protests have gone beyond North Dakota. Clean-water advocates, allies of indigenous peoples and supporters of the No Dakota Access Pipeline movement, hashtag #NoDAPL, have staged rallies across the country. The action has attracted the attention of Congress, the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations and celebrities.In a 48-hour span last week Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II testified in Geneva, Switzerland, at the U.N. Human Rights Council and in Washington, D.C., in front of the U.S. House of Representatives’ natural resources committee. The U.N. rights group said Sept. 22 after Archambault’s testimony that the United States should stop construction on the pipeline because of its environmental and cultural threats, and because the Standing Rock Sioux Nation had not been treated properly during the permitting process.Archambault was scheduled to be at St. James on Sept. 25 but Floberg said he was in Washington, D.C. dealing with pipeline issues.As of Sept. 26, close to 1,300 archeologists, museum officials, academics and students have signed on to a letter addressed to the Obama administration calling for a thorough environmental impact statement and cultural resources survey of the pipeline’s route in proper consultation with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.A battle fought in the courtsMeanwhile, a federal appeals court on Sept. 16 ordered Energy Transfer Partners to stop construction within 20 miles of Lake Oahe, the dammed section of the Missouri River under which the pipeline will pass, to allow the court more time to consider the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an emergency injunction to prevent further destruction of sacred sites within 20 miles on both sides of the lake.The tribe requested the emergency injunction after U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg Sept. 9 denied its request for a preliminary injunction to halt construction of the pipeline while the tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permitting the pipeline is being considered.Within hours of the Sept. 9 ruling, three federal agencies said they would stop construction and asked Energy Transfer Partners to “voluntary pause” work on government land, land that tribal officials say contains sacred burial sites and artifacts.The federal agencies also said that the case highlights the need for serious discussion regarding reform aimed at incorporating tribes’ views on such infrastructure projects, including better ways to include tribes’ input about land and resource protections, and treaty rights. The agencies will “invite tribes to formal, government-to-government consultations.” The National Historic Preservation Act requires that level of consultation with tribes.The situation in and near the camps continues to evolve. On Sept. 22 Energy Transfer Partners bought more than 6,000 acres, including land involved in one of the few violent incidents of the protest, from ranchers David and Brenda Meyer, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Protestors clashed with private security guards hired by Energy Transfer Partners on Sept. 3 as the company began to dig on land the tribe had told the court the day before was sacred and has served as a burial ground. Law enforcement officials said four security guards and two guard dogs were injured, while a tribal spokesman said the dogs bit six people and at least 30 people were pepper-sprayed, the Associated Press reported.The Bismarck paper said the Meyers told a local television station that they sold the land for liability reasons, that there were too many people on his property all the time and that it was a beautiful ranch but he “just wanted out.”A North Dakota State Trooper records members of the presiding bishop’s staff as they stand along North Dakota Highway 1806 on Sept. 24 while law enforcement officers arrest two men at a small anti-Dakota Access Pipeline encampment. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceTwo days later, the presiding bishop and his staff stopped along North Dakota Highway 1806 on Sept. 24 on their way back to Bismarck to witness as law enforcement officers arrived in nine vehicles at a small pipeline protest encampment. As a helicopter circled overhead, they calmly arrested two men, accusing them of removing no-trespassing signs from the fences bordering the disputed land. Officers and protestors recorded each other’s actions. One state trooper also recorded members of the presiding bishop’s staff as they stood along the highway.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. Shari Abshire says: Comments (17) Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one. Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Indigenous Ministries, Submit an Event Listing Nye Ffarrabas says: September 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm Mary Frances: As true as this is in theory it is odd to have the Dean (now formerly) of one of our seminaries state:“And when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion – there is not a tragedy in sight — only blessing. “These are the two things I want you, please, to remember – abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done.” from a sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Katherine Ragsdale,former Dean of Episcopal Divinity School(Source Episcopal Divinity School sermon blog).Perhaps Dr. Ragsdale did not get the intent of the “grave seriousness” of the Church’s stance: “We emphatically oppose abortion as a means of birth control, family planning, sex selection, or any reason of mere convenience”.Regardless, she is no longer the Dean of that school.And, that school will cease to grant degrees after 2017. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Richard McClellan says: Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Dianne Iverson says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop tells Standing Rock protectors ‘the way of Jesus honors the water’ North Dakota visit is filled with praying, listening, reflecting October 28, 2016 at 11:48 pm Mr. McClellan, your apology seems indeed to be sincere, and for that you are to be sincerely thanked. I wish more of us were so willing to ‘fess up and retract hurtful words with such humility! Nevertheless, it is also true that you adroitly drew a conversational red herring across the thread, and effectively stopped a worthwhile discussion in its tracks. I regret that loss. Important thoughts were in progress, here, but perhaps even here there is a common thread: Not only the rights, but the worth of First Nation people are being trampled at Standing Rock. Similarly, not only the rights, but the worth of women are jeopardized, and if some people had their way, would be obliterated as a result of the abortion “question” and its implacable opponents. Clearly, neither the White settlers and their descendants, nor many of the males in our society, have had occasion to consider matters from the others’ point of view; curious how privilege blinds people to compassion – or even comprehension – about the predicaments of others, and slams shut, and locks, mental doors! I’m put in mind of a bumper sticker I once saw: IF MEN COULD HAVE BABIES, ABORTION WOULD BE A SACRAMENT! Think about that for a minute before you blow your stack! The hue and cry against abortion not only negates the worth of a woman who has found herself trapped in an untenable position (whatever her circumstances), it can condemn a child, through no fault of its own, to a lifetime of rejection and resentment and a nagging sense of being worthless and unwanted. Nor is adoption or fosterage a cure-all for such things. Many who take unwanted children have terrible agendas of their own. I suspect – actually, I know it in my (elderwoman’s) bones – that all the hooraw against abortion boils down to one underlying motive and that is, Keep the women down on the farm – barefoot and pregnant – so men can be free to rule the world! Well, we’ve had enough of that, thank you very much, we’d like to have OUR lives, too! But now look at the situation of Native Americans through the same set of lenses. Thousands of years of thriving on the land with laws and spirituality and living ‘in synch’ with the land and other life-forms – suddenly and violently overthrown by greedy, lawless invaders who have neither respect nor comprehension for the ways of Indigenous Peoples. “Kill the damn bison (on which they subsist) – they get in the way of our railroads!” And so on, and so on, deep into the degradation of the Native way of life. (And – will we NEVER LEARN? – it’s happening AGAIN! ) So, ‘uppity’ women and downtrodden Natives have some common cause, here: As long as we are DOWN, somebody else is UP. Men, White men, especially, have been running their ‘entitlement’ into the ground. Greed has replaced common decency. And all to the tune of the mythology of supremacy. It is a LIE! It only exists to support the greed and entitlement of the few. And it is taking our country down, and despoiling the land, water, and air on which we depend for our very existence. Heck, it’s taking down other life-forms by extinction, every day! And – did I mention? – Our precious planet is beyond sustainable subsistence, RIGHT NOW! We blew past the Seven Billion mark quite recently, and are on an ever-escalating charge toward Nine Billion. Not in MY lifetime (I’m in my 80s), but maybe in YOURS. Now, doesn’t THAT throw some sobering perspective upon the abortion ‘question’? And the ‘Right-to-Lifers’ have the cheek to scream that all life is sacred? And THAT’s their excuse for arguing for unlimited baby production? NO! It’s all a rationalization to keep women (79 cents on the dollar, if they’re lucky – altho’ they shouldn’t really be in the work force at all – they should be home minding the babies!) … to keep them in their ‘place’ which is the Underclass. Get it? Now, isn’t it exactly the same game, against Native Americans and other Indigenous Peoples? Don’t we have some common cause, here? I think it is about time we all woke up and really examined the assumptions that drive so much of our lives. Career religious people, included, because the ‘institution’ of the church, in its various forms, is also one of the main forces that keep patriarchy going, full steam. September 29, 2016 at 10:49 am The Episcopal Church’s stance on abortion was set by the General Convention 28 years ago. Resolution 1988-C047 states in part “While we acknowledge that in this country it is the legal right of every woman to have a medically safe abortion, as Christians we believe strongly that if this right is exercised, it should be used only in extreme situations. We emphatically oppose abortion as a means of birth control, family planning, sex selection, or any reason of mere convenience. In those cases where an abortion is being considered, members of this Church are urged to seek the dictates of their consciences in prayer, to seek the advice and counsel of members of the Christian community and where appropriate the sacramental life of this Church. Whenever members of this Church are consulted with regard to a problem pregnancy, they are to explore, with grave seriousness, with the person or persons seeking advice and counsel, as alternatives to abortion, other positive courses of action, including, but not limited to, the following possibilities: the parents raising the child; another family member raising the child; making the child available for adoption.” (http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution-complete.pl?resolution=1988-C047 )Related to the resolution’s urging ” to seek the advice and counsel of members of the Christian community and where appropriate the sacramental life of this Church,” General Convention in 2009 authorized use of liturgies entitled “Rachel’s Tears, Hannah’s Hopes,” part of the Enriching Our Worship series. Those liturgies, litanies and prayers are here: https://www.churchpublishing.org/siteassets/pdf/liturgies-and-prayers-related-to-childbearing/enrichingourworship5.pdf Ron Porter says: Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Standing Rock Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Nye Ffarrabas says: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry stands along North Dakota Highway 1806 on Sept. 24 to witness as law enforcement officers arrive at a small anti-Dakota Access Pipeline encampment to arrest people accused of removing no-trespass signs from neighboring ranch land recently purchased by the pipeline construction company. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: An image gallery of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation is here.[Episcopal News Service – Bismarck, North Dakota] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry came to North Dakota Sept. 24-25 to declare in person that he, the Episcopal Church and, most importantly, God stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in its struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline that will run under their water supply, over its treaty lands and through some of its burial places.Curry also called for racial reconciliation in the midst of opposition that has at times surfaced the area’s historical tensions between Indians and non-Indians. He engaged Episcopalians, leaders of other churches, Bismarck residents and its mayor in conversations about racism and environmental justice. He urged people to continue talking with each other after he left.The Rev. John Floberg told Curry that action against the pipeline is a “kairos moment,” a Greek word meaning God’s appointed time to act. The moment, said Floberg, supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock, is filled with hope because “God is doing something here” beyond the actual protest.That something has brought together Standing Rock Indians with members and leaders of at least 250 of the recognized tribes in the United States in an unprecedented show of unity. Many non-Native people have come to join the protests, as well, including Episcopalians from other parts of the country.And many people are re-exploring how they have traditionally related to each other in the context of the protest that some say is damaging the part of the state’s economy that is dependent on natural-resource extraction, particularly oil and gas, and the jobs the pipeline will provide. Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company building the pipeline, says construction will create 8,000 to 12,000 local jobs, while the AFL-CIO has pegged the number at 4,500.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reacts Sept. 25 to being told that the people of St. James Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, gathered at the church on Nov. 1, 2015, to watch a broadcast of his installation as the 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“God is in the movement business,” Curry said during his Sept. 25 sermon at St. James Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. “If you look at the Bible very carefully, you will discover that God’s usual way of changing the world – even if it’s just inching it along a little bit – is to create a movement of people who will follow his way.”The presiding bishop cited Abraham and Sarah whom he said God called to share their way of life with others. The movement of peoples that they began resulted in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, the presiding bishop said. He compared the pipeline protest with Moses leading the Hebrews to the Promised Land. God brought down plagues on Pharaoh to protest his refusal to free the Hebrew people from their oppression, Curry said.“That’s Standing Rock in the Bible. That’s folks standing their ground and saying ‘do not pollute our water,’” he said. “That’s Standing Rock folks saying ‘do not violate our sacred burial places.’”Then there is the movement Jesus created, Curry said, a movement of people called to practice love, justice, compassion and to try to “look something like Jesus.”“I’ve got a feeling if we started looking like Jesus, you wouldn’t have to protest here at Standing Rock because the way of Jesus honors the water” through the act of baptism. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Lesley Hildrey says: Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel October 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm I would like to offer a sincere apology for my hateful comments. I suffer from depression and am not at peace with myself and it shows in my reactions. I humbly apologize. November 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm Love you, Michael. Keep it up! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ann Christenson says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Richard McClellan says: November 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm Please let us know how we can help and support these people? I am not brave enough to stand and protest with them after the police attacks of the last few days but would still like to be of some use. What do they need? Rector Smithfield, NC Terry Francis says: Featured Events Glenn Johnson says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska November 28, 2016 at 11:24 pm I assume our Presiding Bishop walked to North Dakota. Oh wait, he used lots of petroleum products to get there and uses a lot in his large home, church, and vacation home? Hmmm. Interesting. Visiting Oceti Sakowin CampThe previous day, Curry; Floberg; Heidi J. Kim, Episcopal Church missioner for racial reconciliation; the Rev. Charles A. Wynder Jr., missioner for social justice and advocacy engagement; the Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church; South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant; and Bishop Mark Narum of the ELCA Western North Dakota Synod traveled to Oceti Sakowin Camp along the Cannonball River near where it flows into the Missouri River. (North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith was traveling overseas on a previously planned trip.)Curry spoke to pipeline opponents, who prefer to call themselves “protectors,” during the camp’s daily information session. He told them that the Episcopal Church stands in solidarity with them because “water is a gift from the creator.”“Water means life for all of the children of God, human beings who are gifts of the creator,” Curry said, adding that “your struggle is not just your struggle, it is our struggle; it is the struggle of the human community.” The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 27, 2016 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Fred Horton says: Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service September 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm From the Reuters article referenced in the article above, I have included some quotes. There is a mixed bag of information to be sure, and the oil company is not a knight in shining armor. The protestors are right to raise questions and of course have a right to peaceful protests, especially in light of Sunoco’s history of spills. But, to trespass on private property and destroy equipment is certainly not holy work. Bottom line for me is that as long as Sunoco can provide assurance to regulators that the safety measures and technology they have in place are such that a leak can be detected and dealt with , without jeopardizing water quality in the cannonball area, I see no problem with the construction. If they can’t, then the project needs to be delayed until it can prove so. That said, there is no hard evidence of racism or evil agenda involved. Comparing the oil companies to Pharoah and the “protectors” to the Israelites is a bit misguided. I thereby scold Curry for doing so. He certainly doesn’t speak for me in this particular instance. He’s a nice man and all, but sometimes speaks with hyperbole when restraint is called for.1. Sunoco and Enterprise both said most leaks take place within company facilities and are therefore contained..2. Sunoco’s spill rate shows protestors may have reason to be concerned about potential leaks.3. The main option that was considered for routing the line away from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation was previously discarded because it would involve crossing more water-sensitive areas north of the capital Bismarck, according to the project’s environmental assessment.4. To be sure, most pipeline spills are small and pipelines are widely seen as a safer way to move fuel than alternatives such as rail.5. Sunoco and its units leaked a total of 3,406 net barrels of crude in all the leaks over the last six years, only a fraction of the more than 3 million barrels lost in the largest spill in U.S. history, BP Plc’s (BP.L) Macondo well disaster in 2010.6. Sunoco said it found that crude lines not in constant use were a significant source of leaks, so it had shut or repaired some of those arteries.7. In September, Sunoco received another corrective measure for its newly constructed Permian Express II line in Texas, which leaked 800 barrels of oil earlier this month. The company is already contesting a proposed $1.3 million fine from regulators for violations related to welding on that line. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Nye Ffarrabas says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME September 28, 2016 at 7:40 am If it were all about “protecting creation” then I expect the good Bishop will be protesting outside an abortion clinic soon. Dakota Access Pipeline, Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books September 28, 2016 at 2:04 am Amen. I cannot adequately express my admiration for our Presiding Bishop for taking such a strong stand in behalf of the earth and its people. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS October 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm There is one, simple, overriding principle here: We MUST keep fossil fuel in the ground. The extraction and use of fossil fuels is destroying our planet. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Jon Spangler says: September 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm Thank you, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop John Tarrant, the Rev. John Floberg, the Rev. Lauren Stanley, and to all the people of the local Episcopal churches standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies against the ruination of sacred land, water, and burial grounds.It is good and right and just that we stand with the Creation and against its destruction. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rich Basta says: Doug Desper says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY December 1, 2016 at 2:43 pm THANK you Bishop MIchael for STANDING up for the Earth. I am continually amazed at all the negative comments, because those tribes and thousands of other people are STANDING UP for EVERYONE’s water. They are Standing Up against major money interests. They are Standing Up for this Earth that is falling apart under our feet, that SO NEEDS ALL of our Protection. Fossil Fuels are killing our planet. This pipeline alone will emit more carbons into the atmosphere than 27 coal burning plants. We CAN and MUST CHANGE. We simply HAVE TO switch to Sustainable Energies or politics won’t matter any longer because the earth is at a tipping point and will not be able to recover. I SO appreciate your wisdom and commitment to make clean water a priority over our stubborn old ways, that NEED to change. We do NOT need OIL to survive. EVERYTHING that relies on oil now can be replace with sustainable practices and energies. Why is Everyone SO AFRAID to change? October 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm Well said. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Young women spend months living monastic life with Canadian nuns

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] More than 10 months after a group of young women began living with members of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto, Candada the inaugural Companions on the Way program is drawing to a close.The sisters officially commissioned five companions in September 2016, though three were unable to stay for the entire duration of the program. The companions joined in living the monastic lifestyle of the sisters, devoting their days to work, study, prayer and spiritual contemplation.Full article. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Posted Jul 26, 2017 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth & Young Adults Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Music 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 Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Young women spend months living monastic life with Canadian nuns Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Aumenta la presión para retirar símbolos confederados de instituciones episcopales

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Por David PaulsenPosted Aug 25, 2017 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Aumenta la presión para retirar símbolos confederados de instituciones episcopales Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Esta tarja en honor Leonidas Polk, obispo episcopal y general confederado, se muestra en la iglesia catedral de Cristo en Cincinnati, Ohio. La deana Gail Greenwell dice que debe ser retirada o relocalizada. Foto de Sarah Hartwig/iglesia catedral de Cristo.[Episcopal News Service] Los feligreses que asistieron al oficio dominical en la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] en Cincinnati, Ohio, el 20 de agosto no debían haberse sorprendido de que el sermón de la deana Gail Greenwell abordara el tema del racismo, dado el clamor nacional por una gran manifestación de supremacistas blancos en Virginia el pasado fin de semana.Esos grupos de odio se habían congregado en defensa de una estatua del general confederado Robert E. Lee en Charlottesville. Lo que puede haber sorprendido a algunos feligreses de Cincinnati son los símbolos confederados en su propia catedral.Greenwell se valió de su sermón para llamar la atención [de sus fieles] a parte de una vidriera emplomada que honra a Lee y a una tarja dedicada a Leonidas Polk, obispo episcopal y general confederado. Ella pidió que ambas fuese retiradas.“La Iglesia misma ha sido cómplice de la consagración de sistemas y personas que han contribuido a la supremacía blanca, y están aquí en los mismos rincones de esta catedral”, dijo Greenwell en su sermón.El creciente debate secular sobre las estatuas y monumentos confederados, amplificado por la violencia en Charlottesville, también está alimentando un renovado escrutinio de los numerosos símbolos confederados que por mucho tiempo se han mostrado en la catedral de Cincinnati y en otras iglesias e instituciones episcopales de todo el país.Unos trabajadores comisionados por la Diócesis Episcopal de Long Island se valen de una sierra eléctrica para remover una de las tarjas conmemorativas de Robert E. Lee. Foto de la Diócesis de Long Island.Dos tarjas en honor de Lee habían estado durante mucho tiempo en el exterior de una iglesia de la ciudad de Nueva York a la que él en había asistido y de cuya junta parroquial fue miembro, hasta que un obispo ordenó su inmediata remoción la semana pasada.En Sewanee: La Universidad del Sur, una escuela con raíces episcopales y conexiones confederadas, los administradores dicen que la escuela participa de un debate actual sobre los símbolos de la Confederación en el campus, donde aún se alza un monumento a un general confederado.La Catedral Nacional de Washington en la capital de la nación está deliberando sobre si retira o no sus vidrieras emplomadas que honran a los generales confederados Lee y Stonewall Jackson. La representaciones de la bandera de combate de la Confederación ya han sido eliminadas de las vidrieras.Tal escrutinio se extiende incluso al nombre de una iglesia episcopal. La congregación en Lexington, Virginia, decidió en abril que rebautizaría la iglesia En Memoria de R. E. Lee [R. E. Lee Memorial Church] pero la junta parroquial se enfrenta a nuevas presiones para revertir esa decisión.Los miembros de la junta parroquial, en su reunión del 21 de agosto, aprobaron una declaración conjunta en la que condenaban el racismo y la violencia fatal en Charlottesville. También defendieron la reputación de Lee como cristiano y sus cinco años como feligrés [en esa congregación] después de la guerra de Secesión. La junta parroquial decidió no tomar ninguna decisión respecto a la remoción del nombre de Lee de la iglesia, una postura que respalda el guardián mayor Woody Sadler.“Nos encantaría ser todas las cosas para todas las personas, y desafortunadamente no podemos. Y no creo que ninguna iglesia pueda”, dijo Sadler a Episcopal News Service en una entrevista telefónica.Al tiempo que clérigos episcopales participaban en un acto de solidaridad no violento el 12 de agosto contra el odio y la intolerancia en Charlottesville, algunos líderes episcopales fijaban su mirada en el interior y buscaban oportunidades para la reconciliación racial en el ámbito denominacional en medio del debate sobre el legado de la Confederación.“No hay nada sencillo respecto a este criterio”, dijo Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado para la evangelización, la reconciliación y la creación, en un declaración enviada por email a ENS. “Retirar de las iglesias vidrieras, estatuas y tarjas que honren y valoren a la Confederación puede ser necesario. Yo diría que niegan el espíritu de Jesucristo [y] que  no tienen ningún lugar en su casa”.Pero la verdadera reconciliación exige algo más que retirar símbolos confederados de la vista del público, dijo Spellers.“Retirarlos no cambia la razón por los que un principio se instalaron”, dijo. “No cambia el modo en que ciertos grupos prácticamente adoran a esas figuras. No cambia el hecho de que nuestras escuelas están llenas de libros de historia revisionista que enmascaran el mal perpetrado contra indígenas, negros, asiáticos, latinos y algunos blancos que no eran blancos cuando llegaron aquí”.La masacre de Charleston fue un primer catalizadorAun así, un diálogo sin precedentes ha tenido lugar en Estados Unidos en los dos años transcurridos desde que Dylann Roof abrió fuego el 17 de junio de 2015, en la iglesia metodista episcopal africana Emanuel, de Charleston, Carolina del Sur, con un saldo de nueve muertos. Después del arresto de Roof, detalles de su afecto por la bandera de la Confederación dio lugar a que algunos líderes sureños ordenaran que dejara de desplegarse la bandera en los edificios del estado y otros lugares públicos, un cambio súbito y dramático luego de años de resistencia a los llamados a quitar la bandera.La Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal también se pronunció al respecto, al aprobar una resolución en 2015 en que condenaba la bandera de combate confederada como contraria a un testimonio fiel del amor reconciliador de Jesucristo”. La resolución también abogaba porque la bandera dejara de desplegarse en público, incluidas las instituciones religiosas.El alcance de esa resolución se limitaba a la bandera, pero el racismo ha sido una prioridad regular de la Convención General a lo largo de las últimas cuatro décadas . Mediante sus resoluciones, la Iglesia se ha comprometido a “abordar el racismo institucional dentro de la Iglesia y en la sociedad” poniendo fin “al silencio histórico y la complicidad de nuestra Iglesia con el pecado del racismo” e investigando los medios históricos en que la Iglesia se benefició de la esclavitud.El obispo primado Michael Curry ha identificado la reconciliación racial como una de las tres prioridades de su primacía y, este año, su personal publicó unas directrices bajo el título de Convertirse en la Amada Comunidad que intentaban ayudar a las congregaciones a tener éxito en sus empeños locales.Este énfasis en la reconciliación racial ha alineado a la Iglesia con las personas que se oponen a la exposición pública de estatuas, monumentos y otros símbolos de la Confederación. Arguyen que la Confederación no puede ser absuelta de llevar al país a una brutal guerra civil con el objetivo de preservar la esclavitud, y dicen que los símbolos confederados están inextricablemente vinculados al racismo adoptado por los grupos de odio que los defienden.Otros, si bien rechazan a los grupos supremacistas blancos, han citado la historia y la herencia al argüir en contra de la remoción de los monumentos confederados. Resaltan que la esclavitud es un estigma en las vidas de muchos héroes de la historia norteamericana, no sólo de los generales confederados, añadiendo que la remoción de estatuas conseguirá oscurecer el pasado, pero no eliminar el odio racial.Los intentos de parte de las congregaciones de salvar esa división pueden ser dolorosos, pero el proceso también puede ser restaurador. El caso de la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s] en Richmond, Virginia, puede servir de ejemplo.San Pablo, localizada en la primera capital confederada, también era conocida como la “Catedral de la Confederación”. Lee asistió a sus oficios allí y el presidente confederado Jefferson Davis era uno de sus miembros. Hasta hace poco, una tarja de uno de los muros de la iglesia honraba a Davis y mostraba la bandera de combate de la Confederación.La iglesia episcopal de San Pablo en Richmond, Virginia. Foto cortesía de San Pablo.Luego de la masacre de Charleston en 2015, el Rdo. Wallace Adams-Riley, rector de San Pablo, instó a la congregación a que pensara profundamente si los símbolos confederados pertenecían a su espacio de culto. Ese reto se transformó en la Iniciativa de Historia y Reconciliación, y mediante una invitación al discernimiento, la congregación decidió retirar todas la banderas de combate pero mantener los recordatorios de familia a los soldados confederados caídos.“Nosotros los sureños hemos hecho con frecuencia una de las dos cosas”, dijo recientemente Adams-Riley al Daily News Leader en Staunton, Virginia. “O bien reconocemos a nuestros antepasados por su coraje, o somos sinceros respecto a todo ese pasado oscuro, terriblemente oscuro, respecto a nuestra cultura que descansaba sobre las espaldas de hombres, mujeres y niños esclavizados. Pero la verdad debe hacernos libres. Podemos permitirnos contar toda la historia. Lo que queremos es más historia, no borrar la historia”.Hay tarjas que señalan los bancos de San Pablo donde Lee y Davis solían sentarse, y los dos aparecen en las vidrieras emplomadas de la iglesia.Dieter Goldkuhle, fabricante de vidrieras emplomadas, que trabajó con su difunto padre para instalar muchos de los vitrales de la Catedral Nacional de Washington, reemplaza una imagen de la bandera de combate confederada luego que los líderes de la catedral decidieran en 2016 que el símbolo de la supremacía racial no tenía ningún sitio dentro de la catedral. Foto de Danielle E. Thomas/Catedral Nacional de Washington.La Catedral Nacional de Washington, al igual que la de San Pablo, decidió retirar todas las representaciones de la bandera confederada de sus vidrieras emplomadas luego de la masacre de Charleston. Pero la catedral se encuentra sólo a medio camino en un proceso de discernimiento de dos años respecto a si remplaza también las vidrieras donde aparecen Lee y Jackson, dijo el deán Randy Hollerith en una carta a la congregación el 30 de junio.“Estas vidrieras y estas interrogantes han puesto al descubierto emociones que están en carne viva y, en ocasiones, heridas que aún no han sanado”, escribió Hollerith. “Ellas nos hay ayudado a revelar lo mucho que todavía tenemos que aprender tocante a reparar la brecha de la injusticia racial, y edificar la amada comunidad”.Un portavoz de la catedral dijo este semana que los sucesos de Charlottesville le habían añadido un sentido de urgencia al proceso.‘Lo que elegimos reverenciar’Greenwell, la deana de Cincinnati, fue más directa al pedirle a la junta parroquial que reexamine dos monumentos conmemorativos de la catedral con la esperanza de que sean retirados.Uno de ellos muestra a Leonidas Polk, que fue consagrado como obispo misionero del Sudoeste en Cincinnati en 1838. Polk, uno de los fundadores de Sewanee, fue obispo de Luisiana cuando sirvió como general confederado. Se le conocía por usar sus vestimentas episcopales encima de su uniforme militar; “una fusión absolutamente ofensiva de la fe que profesaba y de su fervor en ver que perdurara la institución de la esclavitud”, dijo Greenwell.Robert E. Lee, el general confederado, se muestra aquí, en la vidriera emplomada de la catedral de Cristo en Cincinnati, Ohio,  en el momento de recibir una bendición del obispo William Meade de Virginia. Foto de Sarah Hartwig/iglesia catedral de Cristo.El otro recordatorio, una vidriera emplomada que muestra a Lee recibiendo una bendición del obispo de Virginia William Meade, fue un regalo de un descendiente de Lee, dijo Greenwell.“Debemos ser muy cuidadosos, muy minuciosos, respecto a lo que elegimos para reverenciar en una tarja o poner sobre un pedestal”, dijo ella en su sermón.La junta parroquial debatirá [el tema de] los monumentos conmemorativos en su reunión del 13 de septiembre.Sewanee, también, enfrenta la compleja tarea de salvar esta fractura, dado que su herencia, al igual que la del Sur, está interrelacionada con la historia de la Confederación.La Universidad [del Sur] en Sewanee, Tennessee, conocida en la Iglesia Episcopal por su seminario, fue fundada en 1857 por varias diócesis episcopales bajo el liderazgo de Polk, aunque la guerra de Secesión retrasó su apertura hasta 1868 (a Polk lo mataron en 1864 mientras él y otros generales reconocían algunas posiciones [del Ejército] de la Unión cerca de Marietta, Georgia.)¿Debe Polk ser honrado en Sewanee? Aun la relocalización de un retrato histórico del fundador de la universidad provocó un debate en 2016, aunque los empeños de la universidad de reexaminar los símbolos confederados se extienden más allá de Polk y datan de más de una década.Un artículo de The Nerw York Times de 2005 reportaba de los medios en que Sewanee y otras universidades del Sur estaba tratando de atraer a más estudiantes de fuera de esa región. En el caso de Sewanee esto conllevaba la remoción de símbolos controversiales, entre ellos banderas confederadas de la capilla y una maza ceremonial que le diera y dedicara a la universidad un fundador del Ku Klux Klan.Tales decisiones alienaron a algunos de los antiguos alumnos de la escuela, aunque las huellas de la Confederación siguen presentes en el campus, tal como el monumento en honor de Edmund Kirby-Smith, un general confederado que posteriormente enseñó matemáticas en Sewanee.Edmund Kirby-Smith fue un general confederado que posteriormente enseñó matemáticas en la Universidad del Sur en Sewanee, Tennessee, donde se encuentra este monumento en su memoria. Foto de Caroline Carson.Sewanee ha retirado “muchas de las más visibles y controvertidas representaciones de la Confederación”, dijo el vicecanciller John M. McCardell Jr., en una respuesta por escrito a una indagación de ENS.“No obstante, resulta demasiado fácil dejarse llevar por la metáfora que los símbolos de la Confederación representan y obviar la genuina necesidad de combatir el odio, la intolerancia y el racismo”, dijo él. “La Universidad del Sur ha mostrado su determinación y ha tomado medidas efectivas en los últimos años para abordar estos mismos problemas y continuaremos haciéndolo”.Pero, ¿qué debería hacer una iglesia cuando su mismo nombre está asociado con la Confederación?El cartel frente a la iglesia En Memoria de R. E. Lee, en Lexington, Virginia. Foto de Doug CummingLee llevaba muerto 33 años cuando una iglesia en Lexington fue rebautizada en su memoria [R. E. Memorial Church], y algunos miembros de la congregación ven su identidad estrechamente asociada a su más famoso feligrés.“Algunos dicen que él incluso salvó la parroquia”, dijo Sadler, el guardián mayor.Cambiar el nombre alienaría a muchos miembros de la congregación, dijo Sadler, quien desestima los argumentos de que el nombre se ha convertido en una distracción y que hace a la iglesia menos acogedora para aquellos de la comunidad que encuentran ofensivo a Lee.“Creo que si la congregación quiere conservar el nombre, luego es así como queremos llamarnos”, dijo. Y no deberían otras personas que nunca asistirán a nuestra iglesia… exigir que cambiemos la manera en que nosotros nos llamamos”.Mark Bourlakas, el obispo de Virginia Sudoccidental, está entre los que advierten que el nombre está distrayendo a la congregación de su misión evangélica. Él se propone discutir el asunto durante una visita a la iglesia de Lexington el 30 de agosto.Pero Bourlakas, que asistió a Sewanee en la década del 80, cuando las banderas confederadas aún estaban desplegadas en la capilla de Todos los Santos, piensa también que es importante que los estadounidenses en todas partes abran sus mentes al dolor de que tales símbolos pueden ser portadores.“Hay gente, especialmente gente blanca, que pasa de largo pensando, ¿qué tiene de malo? No es más que un monumento. ¿A quien ofende esa bandera?  No tiene importancia. Ha estado siempre ahí”, dijo él, y desafortunadamente, tiene que ocurrir un brote de violencia, como en Charleston y Charlottesville, para que algunas personas contemplen una perspectiva diferente.Spellers espera que las conversaciones que han empezado en lugares como Cincinnati, Sewanee y Lexington serán pasos para una trayectoria más larga hacia la reconciliación racial.“Retirar los símbolos de sus actuales lugares de honor y utilizarlos en otras partes para educación y arrepentimiento tiene que ser una parte del empeño global de contar la verdad, de proclamar el sueño de Dios, de practicar el camino del amor y de reparar la brecha en la sociedad”, dijo Spellers, “todo lo cual es necesario para avanzar hacia la Amada Comunidad”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

Bishop of Asante Mampong Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith will become archbishop…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Jan 21, 2021 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Africa, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Asante Mampong Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith will become the next archbishop of the internal Province of Ghana in the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA). Ben-Smith will succeed Archbishop Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, who retires on Feb. 12. The CPWA has two internal provinces: Ghana and West Africa. The primate alternates between the two.The archbishop-elect was elected at a special synod held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Cyprian in Kumari, Ghana, on Jan. 15 with 18 votes. Bishop of Accra Daniel Torto received 15 votes.Read the entire article here. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop of Asante Mampong Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith will become archbishop of Ghana Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Orlando puts moratorium on marijuana

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSApopka City CouncilMarijuanaOrlando City Commission Previous articleAPD releases details of Dexter Hughley ShootingNext articleCharlie Daniels Presented with Humanitarian Award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mirrors Apopka vote from last monthOrlando’s city commission voted unanimously to extend a temporary ban on any new medical-marijuana dispensaries until next July. The moratorium is similar to an amendment passed by the Apopka City Council by a vote of 3-2 last month.Despite Florida voters backing a Constitutional amendment to expand the medical uses of marijuana, Orlando voted to extend that temporary ban, which will allow staffers to study the impact of marijuana distributors in the city, including whether they should be allowed near churches and schools.In Apopka, it was law enforcement that pushed the hardest for a moratorium.Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley wanted a six-month moratorium to re-evaluate if the locations are still the most suitable places for the City of Apopka.“I thoroughly understand everybody’s concerns and not to impede anybody’s business, but the city has changed in the year-and-a-half since that ordinance has been enacted,” he said. “If you look at the designated grow area, it’s surrounded by sub-divisions now. If you look at a little bit of history from Colorado which first started with marijuana, the task force there studied the effect marijuana had on Colorado, and from 2006-2011 drivers who tested positive for marijuana involved in traffic fatalities increased 114% in five years. Denver’s Department of Safety reported there were 7,000 reported crimes within 1,000 feet of dispensaries in the first six months of 2012-13. I’m not trying to stop anyone from the growing and dispensing of marijuana and I certainly can sympathize with those that need medical marijuana. I just think currently that the city is looking at the development code and the direction the city is going, and we need to look at whether the dispensary locations are still appropriate.” Please enter your comment! Reply Why bother to ask the voters on the ballot about approving or not approving medical marijuana? The voters approved it, and now there are those throwing out the stop sticks. Elected leaders think they are God. Just wait until some of the elected leaders trying to obstruct the needed pain relief that the medical marijuana provides for certain conditions to suffering people, and the elected leaders need it themselves, and I’m sure they will be harping a different tune then. Anyway, it doesn’t matter apparently from what I am reading…..Trump plans to ax it all. I guess he hasn’t invested in the marijuana industry. If Trump needs pain relief well……..he will just sniff sniff his $$$$$$$$ and he will be ok, and to heck with the rest of the country’s suffering citizens,……… probably millions will be cut off from any pain relief of any kind anyway, with the repealed health care he flip-flops around on. December 6, 2016 at 11:31 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here forbidden flower Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

Talk to State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan this month

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Coming to Apopka City Hall in JuneJennifer SullivanState Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for constituent outreach.  Please call Morgan Hatfield at 352-742-6275 for an appointment.If you need immediate assistance, please visit or contact our Eustis office located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis 32726, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also contact our office at 352-742-6275.If you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee.Sullivan is in her second term in the Florida Legislature after decisive wins in 2014, and 2016. She is the Majority Deputy Whip. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSJennifer Sullivan Previous articleBest Foot Forward begins tomorrowNext articleThere is a solution for male pelvic pain Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more