Month: June 2021

The home nations’ autumn report

first_imgIn the coming months Declan Kidney is going to have to reinvent himself. To get the most out of the squad he has he will need to become a slick combination of the players’ best friend and a hellfire-and-brimstone motivator. Is he able to do so?Tim VisserScotlandThere are not enough digits on the ends of human extremities to keep count of how many new starts and near-misses Scotland have had.It may be getting to the stage where the charade is over and everyone in Scotland agrees to just play a negative and stifling game in the hunt for results, rather than trying to play rugby. Of course this depends on the new coach(es).Andy Robinson brought in many changes, but the team of the moment cannot buy a win in Britain. They have to learn to play to their strengths and play away from those of the opposition. Scotland need a tactician, rather than a hands-on coach.Matthew ReesWalesAnalysing the Welsh is tough. They are an anomaly, inherently, so trying to figure out why they have collapsed after hitting dizzy heights is nigh on impossible.They have talented individuals, but they look run down as if they have downloaded a virus, to a man. Confidence is always the easiest excuse to explain away awful form. ‘Confidence’ is as clichéd in sports as ‘nerves’ and crying are in reality TV shows. There is an illusion that these excuses will mean forgiveness or advancement. NOT FOR FEATURED Triumph: England coaches Graham Rowntree, Andy Farrell, Stuart Lancaster and Mike Catt with the Hillary ShieldBy Al DymockWHENEVER THERE is an international series, the game of rugby and those that play it are put on trial. The old legal adage comes out: qui bono?  Who Benefits?With results and incidental occurrences varying throughout the autumn Internationals, it is not a case of saying that there were winners and losers. There is a cost for the smallest of efforts and a reward for the most taxing of endeavours. The key is to look at the whole picture and ask what is next for those who were fiercely cross-examined.Brad BarrittEnglandStuart Lancaster’s side have had it all. They have lost out to the South Africans thanks to miscalculation and they have lost out to the Australians thanks to the heft of pride. Yet their own failing sdid not manifest themselves against the fearsome All Blacks. They just got on with playing hard, fast, exciting rugby.It snuck up on us, as it no doubt did for their coach, that the fresh, new, different, unpredictable, unprecedented England existed. They played rugby we had never before seen and it blitzed the All Blacks and blasted England forward.The job now is to build on this. No matter what is said elsewhere, this is not a complete team nor a mission accomplished. The losses in the weeks before tell us this. England need to work on staying ahead of their neighbours and even smashing France.If they do this we can all worry about climbing back up to the top of world rugby.Craig GilroyIrelandNormally we expect more ceremony when there is a changing of the guard, but it has just silently happened in Ireland’s case.Do not worry; the old boys are still there, just to help in this period of transition. However, there is a cost. The older bodies are not as agile or as sturdy as they used to be. The younger bodies are not as battle-hardened. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales need more confidence, sure, but that comes from the next win. How do they get that next win? By playing belligerent front-foot rugby and generating the pace Wales thrive on. Their next matches must be played in a bullish manner.Warren Gatland’s team cannot shy away from losses and hope they wake up on the right side of the bed.last_img read more

Scotland v New Zealand: Talking points

first_img The All Blacks are still the best at closing out tight gamesScotland came closer than they have in more than a decade to breaking their 109 year drought against New Zealand but the visitors were still able to close out what was a one point game going into the last ten minutes.Those circumstances alone might have introduced some tension into the home players that would result in them tightening up. But even on a day when their standards were perhaps below the very highest that they set, the All Blacks have remarkable consistency of belief in their system, their team and their own ability to regain control and play their way to victory. For a Scotland side looking to develop something similar under Vern Cotter it was an object lesson.Scrums are the biggest worryUnder the scrutiny of the Gray brothers, the lineout is firing as it hasn’t done in years even with Ross Ford throwing in. But the physical hooker may also be a big part of the problems with the other set-piece, the scrum. This was epitomised by the opening scrum of the game when the ball sat motionless in the tunnel between the two front rows, with Scotland knowing if they attempted to hook it they would promptly be shoved backwards.We need to find either a way to get the ball moving more quickly or find a pair of props that can give Ford the stability he needs to do his job title. Our main area of worry is tighthead, with Euan Murray the current starter, but Geoff Cross having a game he’ll want to forget.I’d like to see a bit of experimentation in this area for the final Tonga test, with Gordon Reid, Cross or Fraser Brown given the opportunity to swap bench spots with the current incumbents and Ryan Grant also waiting in the wings is worth consideration.Making an impact: Johnnie Beattie is another athletic optionBig Vern is building an ArkCotter’s DIY SOS makeover of Scotland is far from complete but certain patterns are beginning to emerge. Having taken steps to identify a style of play that suits Scotland, he’s looking for players to fit that style, preferably in twos. So for Adam Ashe you also have Johnnie Beattie; both athletic No 8s, both similar. Scotland came incredibly close to beating the All Black for the first time ever, but ultimately lost 24-16. So what did we learn? Here are five things from Rory Baldwin… Not overawed: Scotland stood up to an experimental All Blacks side and gave them a scare LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img This also means the gaps in depth are easier to spot. He’s clearly a fan of the rejuvenated Ford but it’s harder to see who the understudy in a similar mould is. You’ll never find two exactly the same with a player pool as small as Scotland’s but perhaps Fraser Brown fits in slightly better than, say, Scott Lawson. Or maybe we should look for two Scott Lawsons, or two Pat MacArthurs?The key benefit of this method again follows from study of the Kiwi model, that you can rotate your squad between or during games and not have to alter strategy too much. The exception to this could be at No 10 where Duncan Weir might be suited in certain conditions. But the best tens can alter their own game to suit the approach required, so what we really need is another Finn Russell…Grant Gilchrist may not be Captain in the Six Nations eitherOnly just announced as the captain in late October, the Edinburgh lock broke his arm and had to be left out of the Autumn tests. There were mutterings at the time before the injury that having to overlook Jonny Gray might be slightly unfair given his great form for Glasgow (and Gilchrist’s lack thereof) but if Cotter made the same announcement say, next week there would be an uproar.The younger Gray has been one of the standouts for Scotland over the last two weeks and has run the lineout, carried and tackled with such conviction that if you wanted me to pick a captain for the Six Nations, I’d choose Jonny Gray. Of course the long term future may be a Gilchrist/Gray partnership; but which Gray would you pick?Lesson learnt: Stuart Hogg is distraught after losingWe’re never really done learning from New ZealandAs a rugby nation we’ve already started trying to learn from New Zealand. Our best young players (and coaches) are sent on the Macphail Scholarship for a summer with the Canterbury player development unit – Russell and Jonny Gray have both been recent beneficiaries. I haven’t always been the biggest fan of playing games against opposition who have a near certainty of defeating us, so it was unsurprising that New Zealand played an experimental team against Scotland given past results. The only real way to earn respect from All Black players, fans and media is to beat them and even then it would be grudging. We didn’t quite manage that, but the best sign we’re on the right track would be a chance to face the first XV (or close to it) next time.The choice of a Kiwi coach also seems to be paying dividends even at this early stage. Next year will be the tester, and if it’s a good one after the World Cup dust settles, we’ll have to hope there’s some BT money left for a contract extension.last_img read more

Guinness Pro14 Players To Watch

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news regarding the Pro14. Take a look at our 14 players to watch in the Guinness Pro 14 here. LEINSTERWith 83, Leinster scored more tries than any other team in the Pro14 regular season. Then their backs coach, Girvan Dempsey, left for Bath. So all eyes will be on ex-fly-half Felipe Contepomi, who has returned to Dublin to join the coaching team, to see if he can maintain their standards in attack – and take them to a higher level.MUNSTERWhile lock Tadhg Beirne comes in with the promise of turnovers to come, it is exciting young Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery who will garner the most attention. It’s his time to shine, away from the RDS.OSPREYSAdam Beard had a breakthrough summer tour with Wales, where he showed ball-carrying prowess, a hunger in defence and set-piece solidity. It could be the springboard to him starting regularly.SCARLETSSam Hidalgo-Clyne went off the boil in Scotland in recent seasons and will hope a move to West Wales has the same rejuvenating effects as it did on John Barclay. Gareth Davies is first-choice nine but this Scot will be sure to make an impact from the bench.SOUTHERN KINGSIn some very trying circumstances last season, lock Bobby de Wee was a binding force and a fulcrum point as the pressure came on. He and flank Tienie Burger are hard-working young men you will spot again and again.ULSTERMany want to see Jordi Murphy as the out-and-out, run-hungry No 8 for this province, then there’s the continued rise of the lethal Jacob Stockdale on the wing. However, the instalment of Billy Burns at ten will be the most fascinating aspect. Can he get this side firing and playing with a nice rhythm?ZEBREIf there was one bright spot from a dismal Six Nations for Italy, it was the joyful broken-field running of Matteo Minozzi, who crossed the whitewash four times in five games. Just 22, the hot-stepping full-back is full of enterprising play. Guinness Pro14 Players To WatchWhich players should you be keeping an eye on this upcoming Guinness Pro14 season? We take a look at one player for each team in this piece.BENETTONHe scored eight tries in his 11 Pro14 appearances last season, including a hat-trick against Scarlets, so expect to see more of 23-year-old wing Monty Ioane this term. If he doesn’t touch down himself when making breaks and beating defenders (he appeared in the top charts for these stats despite playing in only half the games), he can help set up chances for others.CARDIFF BLUESWhen Tom James took a break from the game, many feared a dearth of power on the wing, but Owen Lane, a 20-year-old from Rhiwbina, filled the void with six tries in 19 games. A 13 by inclination, Lane has the pace and near 16st frame to excel out wide.CHEETAHSScrum-half Rudy Paige will be motivated to prove John Mitchell wrong after being cast into the wilderness by the Bulls coach. With sharp service and masses of Super Rugby experience, the scrum-half should prove a calming influence on an exciting back-line.CONNACHT Bundee Aki is the star attraction but fellow centre Thomas Farrell also caught the eye last term. He topped the Pro14 charts for most carries (217) and offloads (43 – 14 more than Charles Piutau) while he was fourth in the list of defenders beaten, too, with 55. Connacht need more of the same from him.Related: 2018-19 Guinness Pro 14 FixturesDRAGONSHooker Elliot Dee seems to have already announced himself on the Pro14 scene in a big way, but there is some huge buzz building for a front-row buddy of his. Much is expected of tighthead Leon Brown in the near future. Now capped, he is described as an athlete with freakish strength who could become a Test titan.EDINBURGHSimon Hickey, brought in at No 10 from Bordeaux having previously played for the Blues in Auckland, is an exciting capture. Edinburgh have been without a commanding fly-half for a while and the word on Hickey is he could be the answer to what has been a problem position for the club. If Hickey is the real deal, they’re in business.GLASGOW WARRIORSWith Russell gone and Pete Horne likely to be part of Gregor Townsend’s international squad, this could be a big season for Adam Hastings. The 21-year-old fly-half was capped for the first time on Scotland’s summer tour and was excellent in the demolition of the Pumas in Resistencia.last_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: Wales 29-17 Fiji

first_img 2019 Rugby World Cup: Wales 29-17 FijiHead-to-headPlayed – 12Wales wins – 10Fiji wins – 1Draws – 1Did You Know?Alun Wyn Jones won his 140th cap (Wales and Lions Test appearances) against Fiji, so overtook George Gregan to move into fourth in the all-time most-capped player list. He is now one behind Brian O’Driscoll, two behind Sergio Parisse and eight behind Richie McCaw.Wales have never lost a Rugby World Cup pool match when leading at half-time.Wales have now scored six hat-tricks in World Cups: Ieuan Evans 4 v Canada (87); Glen Webbe 3 v Tonga (87); Gareth Thomas 3 v Japan (95); Scott Williams 3 v Namibia (11); Cory Allen 3 v Uruguay (15); Josh Adams 3 v Fiji (19).Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn A NutshellA penalty try, a hat-trick, four yellow cards – there was plenty going on in this match.Fiji were electric at times, with Semi Radradra at his elusive best, but Wales managed to hold off the waves of attackers in white in the second half to book their place in the quarter-finals. It’s now a case of whether they can top Pool D – next up it’s Uruguay on Sunday.Warren Gatland had talked pre-match about how well Wales had been starting matches at this World Cup, but it was the opposite here. They seemed to sit back in defence and give Fiji space, allowing the islanders to rack up a ten-point lead in as many minutes.Josua Tuisova kicked things off by barrelling his way through three Wales defenders – Josh Adams, Dan Biggar and Josh Navidi – to score in the corner. Then a few minutes later Fiji attacked down the right-hand side again and Kini Murimurivalu contorted his body into various angles to ground the ball on the line despite being faced with a number of Welsh defenders.There was plenty happening in between those two scores too. First Navidi was sent over the line by a George North pass but the try was ruled out by the TMO for an earlier Hadleigh Parkes knock-on. Then Ken Owens was sent to the sin-bin for a dangerous tackle on Viliame Mata – had the Fiji No 8 not landed on his back it could have been red.Wales managed to take a little more control of the game and when Tevita Cavubati was yellow-carded for a shoulder charge at a ruck, they scored a try from the resulting penalty. Dan Biggar found touch in the Fiji 22, they worked through the phases from the lineout and then Biggar’s cross-field kick was plucked from the air by Adams to score in the corner.Showing their colours: Fans at the Wales v Fiji game in Oita (Getty Images)They used their one-man advantage to put on pressure up front by opting for scrums from a series of penalties and not long after Cavubati had returned, Semi Kunatani was sent to take his place in the sin-bin for an offside offence.Wales attacked again from their scrum platform, using a set move from the base to make ground before spreading the ball wide. Quick hands between Biggar-Liam Williams-Jonathan Davies-Adams and the wing was over for his second. With Biggar’s conversions they were leading 14-10.Fiji showed more flashes of their attacking threats before the break but Wales weathered the storm. Could they do the same in the second period?Pure power: Josua Tuisova charges over for a try in the opening minutes (Getty Images)The second half started similarly to the first with Fiji in the ascendency. Radradra became more prominent, continually making ground with ball in hand, and when James Davies was sin-binned for slowing the ball down after one such break, Fiji capitalised from the ensuing penalty.Having found touch five metres out, Cavubati won the lineout at the back, their drive kicked into gear fast and referee Jerome Garces awarded a penalty try for Wales collapsing the maul.Soon after came a nasty aerial collision between Liam Williams and Biggar. A miscommunication saw them both leap for the ball and the fly-half came off worse. Rhys Patchell arrived in his place and kicked a long-range penalty to level the scores with 20 minutes to go. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Over time: Josh Adams scores Wales’ first try (Getty Images) Then Wales showed some flair of their own. Jonathan Davies powered through the Fiji defensive line and somehow offloaded in a tackle close to the line to find Adams. The wing managed to stay in the air long enough as he dived for the corner to ground the ball before going into touch.Bonus time: Liam Williams scores the fourth try (Getty Images)Adams was involved again as Wales secured the bonus point. After his initial run, he offloaded to Ross Moriarty then Gareth Davies took the ball on before passing to Liam Williams inside him and the full-back scored under the posts.Job done, quarter-final place secured and expect to see a few changes to the Wales line-up for Sunday’s match against Uruguay.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageStar ManSemi Radradra was superb again but purely because we gave him the award after Fiji’s match against Georgia, we’ve opted for Josh Adams. He had a torrid first ten minutes, not only being bowled over as Fiji ran in those early tries but knocking the ball on when he could have had a clear run down the wing. Yet he recovered to score a hat-trick and troubled the Fijian defence whenever he had ball in hand. There were a couple of other occasions he crossed the line only for the try to be ruled out by the TMO and he played a part in setting up the bonus-point score for Liam Williams. TAGS: Fiji Wales book their quarter-final place with a bonus-point win over Fiji The ReactionWales coach Warren Gatland: “We knew Fiji would be tough. They’ve got some absolutely world-class athletes and we were disappointed to concede a penalty from the start of the game and they scored off that.“To be 10-0 down and finish with a bonus-point win, I thought we showed some great character as a side, particularly given how hard and physical it was. We got ourselves back into the game and finished strongly.Fiji coach John McKee: “We came here with high aspirations and did want to get to the play-offs. We’ve not achieved that, which is disappointing, but having said that the World Cup is a competitive environment and it’s very difficult to get out of the pool phase for any team.“For me, the team can come away with their heads held high after that performance today. It’s pleasing to get the opportunity on the world stage to show what this team is capable of.”The TeamsWales: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies (Owen Watkin 63), Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams (Tomos Williams 71); Dan Biggar (Rhys Patchell 56), Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones (Rhys Carre 71), Ken Owens (Elliot Dee 67), Tomas Francis (Dillon Lewis 71), Jake Ball (Aaron Shingler 71), Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Josh Navidi, James Davies (Elliot Dee 12-18, Aaron Wainwright 68), Ross Moriarty.Tries: Adams 18, 31, 61, L Williams 70. Cons: Biggar 2, Patchell. Pen: Patchell.Yellow card: Owens 8min, James Davies 53min.Fiji: Kini Murimurivalu; Josua Tuisova, Waisea Nayacalevu, Levani Botia (Jale Vatubua 32), Semi Radradra; Ben Volavola, Frank Lomani (Nikola Matawalu 67); Campese Ma’afu (Eroni Mawi h-t), Samuel Matavesi (Mesulame Dolokoto 71), Manasa Saulo (Peni Ravai 52), Tevita Cavubati (Api Ratuniyarawa 64), Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu (captain), Semi Kunatani, Viliame Mata (Peceli Yato 62).Tries: Tuisova 4, Murimurivalu 9, penalty 54.Yellow card: Cavubati 16min, Kunatani 29min.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Serge Blanco

first_img Rugby’s Greatest: Serge BlancoThe Eighties were the halcyon of French rugby, where players wearing le coq would play with abandon, verve and a certain je ne sais quoi. Fitting the bill perfectly was Serge Blanco.Born in Caracas to a Venezuelan mother, Blanco was nevertheless raised in the rugby hotbed of Biarritz where, as a proud Basque, he stayed for his entire career, going on to become the president of the club. Blessed with the pace of a wing, ability to counter from anywhere on the field and a fiery temperament, Blanco was a dangerous adversary who went on to win 93 caps – every single one of them as a starter.Not the most vigorous defender, he routinely turned defence into attack, scoring 38 Test tries – still a French record to this day. After winning Grand Slams in both 1981 and 1987, his most famous score came in the first World Cup against Australia where he smoked – he did like his Gitanes – the covering defence in the dying minutes of the semi-final to go over in the corner and put France into the final.Another Blanco classic was as the catalyst for one of the greatest tries ever witnessed. With a typical cavalier attitude, he broke out from behind his try-line at Twickenham to spark a move that finished with Philippe Saint-André sprinting in under the posts, 100m upfield. Serge Blanco attacks from deep TAGS: The Greatest Players All you need to know about Les Bleus… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What a joy it was to watch French… France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Collapse Rugby’s Greatest: Thierry Dusautoir Expandcenter_img France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Thierry Dusautoir won the IRB Player of the… Rugby’s Greatest: Thierry Dusautoir Major teams: BiarritzCountry: FranceTest span: 1980-91Test caps: 93 (93 starts)Test points: 233 (38T, 6C, 21P, 2DG) In the book Brothers in Arms, Patrice Lagisquet says of Blanco: “His pace was extraordinary, being able to just glide away from the opposition. You couldn’t see him accelerate because his legs didn’t go any faster, he simply lengthened his stride. Rugby’s Greatest: Philippe Sella Mercurial and enigmatic, Blanco had a presence few could match.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Rugby’s Greatest: Philippe Sella “His mental side was very impressive too. If he made a mistake, he just put it behind him. It wouldn’t stop him trying something else as daring immediately.”Blanco’s Test farewell, however, was a disappointment as France lost to England in the RWC 1991 quarter-finals. Blanco, the captain, was specifically targeted under the high ball.Post-rugby, he has had a huge influence on French rugby as an administrator. He was a long-term president of the Ligue National de Rugby (LNR) and joined Saint-André’s coaching set-up as an unofficial adviser to help the misfiring French back-line.Commerce, too, has been kind to him as the former mechanic now boasts a business empire that includes a clothing range and a luxury hotel chain.last_img read more

Executive Council adopts draft budget for next triennium

first_imgExecutive Council adopts draft budget for next triennium Budget calls for exploring ‘long-term reform’ of Episcopal Church’s work 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 Executive Council, Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Diocese of British Columbia Bishop James Cowan, Anglican Church of Canada liaison to the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, and the Rev. Lee Allison Crawford, council member, concelebrate Eucharist Jan. 29 on the closing day of council’s meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Crawford was celebrating the 18th anniversary of her ordination. In the background, the Rev. Winnie Varghese, another council member, monitors the projection of the order of service for the entire council. Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Jan. 29 approved a 2013-2015 draft budget that includes money meant to “open the door to doing long-term reform of how we do business as the church.”Executive Council spent the majority of its Jan. 27-29 meeting here at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute discussing the draft budget, alternating between discussing big-picture issues and negotiating specific line items. It also passed what Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori called a “highly significant” resolution expressing solidarity with the people of the Republic of South Sudan.The draft budget represents $104.9 million in income from dioceses and investments plus other sources such as facilities rental, and an equal amount of expenses. It does not include the church’s refugee resettlement work, which is performed under government grants, according to Treasurer Kurt Barnes.He said the draft budget is due to be posted here in the next few days.The budget, which will not be final until General Convention acts in July, proposes to set aside money for a “churchwide consultation” on the Episcopal Church’s future shape and work. It also includes money for pilot projects that Chief Operating Officer Stacy Sauls said could show how the church’s purchasing and organizational power could help congregations and dioceses free up more of their resources for mission work.Sauls characterized such a cooperative arrangement as one way to bring about “long-term significant change” in how the churchwide staff relates to the rest of the church. Council accepted his proposal and his suggestion that the 2013-2015 budget “should open the door to doing long-term reform of how we do business as a church.”Jefferts Schori told the council in her closing remarks that “we have begun to look at a restructuring of this church for God’s mission. It is the beginning of a process that is only one stage in what the reformers call ‘the church always in reformation.’”She also suggested that council view the staff employed at the Church Center in New York and elsewhere across the church as “a churchwide staff who are meant to be dispersed in service – sent across the church, spread out to help network Episcopalians in service to God’s mission.”“We don’t have a ‘church center’ except in Jesus,” she said.House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson said in her closing remarks that she was grateful for what she called “glimmers” of change reflected in the choices council made in the budget. However, she said that she is “concerned that the categories within the budget perpetuate the church’s continued reliance on an executive, staff-driven church. This model isn’t working for us, and it runs counter to the flexible networks that are being developed and embraced at other levels of the church and in the world.”Noting that the draft budget includes more than $7.7 million to maintain the Church Center and service its debt, Anderson said “if we continue to spend this kind of money on a building to house an executive structure, the only place we’ll be able to look for savings will be in areas that compromise the voices and leadership of clergy and laypeople in the church. That’s not faithful to our tradition as Episcopalians or to who I believe God is calling us to be.”In its letter to the church, council members said they were challenged in their budget work to “to seek a way to take on the adaptive challenges facing all denominations in a post-Christian era of declining interest in the institutional church.”Council members said their budget discussion Jan. 29 reiterated their “concern that the budget would reflect the vision and mission of the church, that it spring from a theology of abundance and bear the Five Marks of Mission.”“The discussion also reflected a real appreciation and desire to engage our internal and external partners affected by the budget,” council’s letter said. “This appreciation is tempered by the understanding that the process does not always give us time to have those conversations. And so we live in that tension. The discussion also made clear that Council knows a budget is a living document. We trust the staff to work out the details and nuances of making it a real instrument for renewal of our life in the church.”The council was required by canon to present a draft triennial budget to the church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) by the close of this meeting.Council said it “took a greater part in the development of this budget this triennium because it understood that in a time when business as usual no longer served the church in its response to God’s mission, then budget driven by renewed vision is required. Council determined to take its part in building toward new vision of the tasks before us. The effort changed Council itself, shaping it to work in new ways.”Program, Budget and Finance will begin to study the 2013-2015 draft when meets at the Maritime Institute Jan. 30-Feb. 2. The committee will eventually develop the triennial budget to propose to General Convention on July 10. The 2013-2015 budget will not be final until General Convention approves it, a vote now scheduled for July 12. The budget takes effect January 1, 2013.Council had assigned its Executive Committee to design and manage the budget process by which the council developed a draft 2013-2015 budget. That process included soliciting input from across the church on what the church’s funding priorities ought to be and engaging in financial modeling.On Jan. 27, Executive Committee gave council two budget scenarios. One called for asking dioceses to contribute the 19 percent of their income and the other was based on dioceses contributing 15 percent. The different in income was about $13.5 million.The draft 2013-2015 budget features a decrease in income from the current triennium, which was based on $141,271,984. The difference is due in part to the fact that the General Convention reduced the amount of money the church’s 110 dioceses were asked to contribute to the cost of funding the denomination’s work. The amount went from 21 percent of diocesan income in 2010 to 20 percent in 2011 and 19 percent in 2012.Council crafted the final draft version of the 2013-2015 budget by assuming the 19 percent asking and the spending outlined in the 15 percent version. To that spending scenario, council members then ranked their priorities for restoring parts of the budget to the 19 percent levels. Those priorities include investing in emerging networks and supporting existing ones, empowering local ministry and communications.In other council action, Jefferts Schori also praised the members for passing the Sudan resolution, which rejoiced in the establishment of the independent state of the Republic of South Sudan, while deploring “the great human tragedy” still occurring in Abyei, Blue Nile State, and Southern Kordofan State. It reaffirmed solidarity with the Episcopal Church of Sudan, noting that the church there had stood with all the Sudanese even as it has been “targeted for violence and abuse.” The council reminded and urged all Episcopalians to continue in prayer and advocacy for all the people of Sudan and called upon the U.S. government “to renew and continue its economic sanctions and diplomatic efforts urgently to secure peace and an end to the egregious human rights violations and ongoing military brutality against the people in all areas of the Sudan.”The Presiding Bishop said passing the resolution “did not involve sending money, it involved expressing solidarity and support for other Anglicans in another region of the world. It got us beyond ourselves.”A summary of all the resolutions passed by council at the meeting is here.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by provincial synods for six-year terms, plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Washington, DC 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Executive Council January 2012 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 29, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Tags An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_imgRapidísimas Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Por Onell A. SotoPosted May 30, 2012 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls 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 a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal News Service] Como si el papa Benedicto XVI no tuviera nada que hacer o estuviera libre de preocupaciones, otro gran escándalo toca a su puerta: Paolo Gabriele, su hombre de confianza y mayordomo personal está arrestado como el principal sospechoso de filtraciones de documentos privados del papa. Gabriele de 40 años, está casado y tiene tres hijos. La Gendarmería Vaticana ha encontrado en su apartamento documentos confidenciales y ahora tendrá que explicar qué hizo con ellos y si tiene cómplices o actúa a las órdenes de alguien. Los documentos tratan de luchas internas de poder y parece que el cardenal Tarcisio Bertone es “persona de interés” en las investigaciones.La modelo, presentadora de televisión, cantante y actriz brasileña de 42 años María da Graça Meneghel conocida como Xuxa, asombró a sus fans con una entrevista en el programa de televisión “Fantástico” donde reveló que fue víctima de abusos sexuales cuando niña. El valor de la popular artista ha movido a muchas mujeres a hacer similares denuncias. Xuxa trabaja desde hace años en su fundación a favor de la infancia sacando de la calle a niños abusados.Con motivo del comienzo del año jubilar del Monasterio de Santa Catalina de Siena en Córdoba, Argentina, que celebra el 400 aniversario de su fundación, se le concederá una “indulgencia plenaria” a los que visiten el histórico lugar. Los fieles deben estar “reconciliados por el sacramento de la Penitencia, recibir la Comunión y orar por las intenciones del papa”.La consagración de Ogé Beauvoir, como obispo sufragáneo de la Iglesia Episcopal de Haití tuvo lugar el 22 de mayo en Puerto Príncipe con la asistencia de gran número de fieles y la presencia de varios obispos de Europa, Canadá, Estados Unidos y el Caribe. El nuevo obispo realizó sus estudios teológicos en Montreal y se desempeñaba hasta su elección como deán del seminario diocesano.Tendencias liberales en la Iglesia Presbiteriana (USA) han provocado que nueve congregaciones del Presbiterio Tropical que incluye partes de Miami y de los Cayos de la Florida abandonen la denominación madre. Similares acciones están ocurriendo en otras partes del país, como la Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colorado Springs que tiene cerca de 10,000 miembros. La causa principal, según observadores, es la ordenación de homosexuales.Religion News Service informa que un mes después que el papa Benedicto XVI expresara su “profunda gratitud por la fidelidad y el sacrificio” de las monjas norteamericanas, acusó al Liderato de la Conferencia de Mujeres Religiosas que representa a la mayoría de las órdenes religiosas femeninas, por “no hablar con suficiente fuerza contra los matrimonios del mismo sexo, el aborto y la ordenación de mujeres”.Una nueva encuesta revela que en Inglaterra el 80% de los habitantes piensa que la reina “tiene un papel importante en materias de fe”. Además, el 73% piensa que debe mantener los títulos de “Suprema Gobernadora” de la Iglesia de Inglaterra y “Defensora de la Fe”, títulos que fueron otorgados al monarca por el rey Enrique VIII en el siglo XVI. Con motivo del 60 aniversario de su reinado, la reina Isabel II tuvo una reunión con líderes religiosos en el Palacio de Lambeth, la residencia londinense del arzobispo de Cantórbery, en la que dijo que su misión no es “defender el anglicanismo a expensas de otras comunidades, sino proteger la libre práctica de otras comunidades de fe en el país”.El estado de Israel tiene muchos problemas, uno de ellos es la inmigración ilegal. Se calcula que en el país viven unos 60,000 indocumentados procedentes principalmente de Sudán y Eritrea. Recientemente en Tel Aviv una manifestación de judíos exigió al gobierno que expulse a los “clandestinos” como se les llama popularmente. El primer ministro Benjamín Netanyahu prometió que “pronto” se haría algo.Roberto González Nieves, arzobispo de San Juan, dijo a la prensa que el episcopado católico romano de Puerto Rico apoya una enmienda a la Carta Magna del Estado Libre Asociado, en la cual se “exprese la necesidad de que el matrimonio entre un hombre y una mujer se eleve a rango constitucional en la Isla”.Danilo Medina, ex ministro de la presidencia de la República Dominicana, ha sido electo presidente. La población vivió momentos de tensión cuando su oponente, Hipólito Mejía, dijo que el cómputo de votos “era inaceptable”. Pero después tuvo palabras conciliadoras y los ánimos volvieron a la tranquilidad. Mejía, de 71 años, fue presidente de la República Dominicana entre 2000 y 2004.PALABRAS PROFÉTICAS: “Digan a los tímidos: ¡Ánimo, no tengan miedo! ” Isaías 35:4. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_imgRapidísimas Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Por Onell A. SotoPosted Oct 30, 2012 Featured Events 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 a Press Release La semana pasada el huracán Sandy, con sus ráfagas de hasta 165 kilómetros por hora, atravesó la parte oriental de Cuba donde hubo lluvias torrenciales e inundaciones que causaron el derrumbe de viviendas y destrozos en cultivos. Santiago de Cuba, la segunda ciudad de Cuba, fue una de las zonas más afectadas por el huracán. La situación es muy grave, dicen los medios de comunicación. En Miami muchas personas e instituciones se preparan para mandar ayuda humanitaria y se espera que no sea rechazada como ha ocurrido en ocasiones anteriores. El obispo Zaché Duracín informa desde Haití que las necesidades son grandes. Se necesita agua, alimentos y medicinas. Más de 67 personas han muerto en Cuba y Haití a causa del huracán.A la hora de cerrar esta edición de Rapidísimas (lunes a las 9:30 pm) las noticias que nos llegan del curso del huracán Sandy son muy serias. El agua ha entrado en varias partes de la ciudad de Nueva York. Hay millones de personas sin electricidad. El sistema de trenes subterráneos está suspendido. Hoy los noticieros nacionales dedicaron más del 90 por ciento del tiempo a relatar los estragos de Sandy. Vayan nuestras oraciones y nuestra solidaridad con todos los que sufren en todas partes. Que el Señor en su misericordia les proteja y les dé aliento.Desde los comienzos de su ministerio el evangelista Billy Graham ha sido considerado el “Pastor de la Nación” y ha sido amigo y consejero espiritual de todos los presidentes de Estados Unidos. Ahora frente a las próximas elecciones y en el ocaso de su vida (cumple 94 años) ha publicado una declaración en la que dice que es de “vital importancia” que se vote por los candidatos que basan sus decisiones en “los principios bíblicos y apoyen a la nación de Israel”. También añade que los candidatos “protejan la santidad de la vida y definan el matrimonio como la unión de un hombre y una mujer”. El anciano predicador termina diciendo que se ore para que Estados Unidos sea “una nación bajo Dios”.El cadáver del sacerdote greco-ortodoxo, Fadi Jamil Haddad, párroco de la Iglesia de San Elías en Qatana, Siria, ha sido encontrado en un barrio al norte de Damasco. El clérigo fue secuestrado el 19 de octubre por cuatro hombres armados no identificados. Su cuerpo tenía signos de “increíble crueldad”. Los secuestradores pedían 550.000 euros para su liberación suma que la familia no pudo reunir. Otro mártir cristiano.La memoria del sacerdote Jerzy Popieluszko, capellán del Movimiento Solidaridad en Polonia y líder de la resistencia, ha sido honrada con un pequeño altar en la Basílica de San Bartolomé en Roma al cumplirse un aniversario más de su muerte a manos de la policía comunista en 1984. En el altar se pueden ver las piedras con la que fue ultimado.La conferencia de obispos católicos romanos de Estados Unidos está preparando un documento titulado “Predicando el misterio de la fe” que enfatizará la relación entre las homilías dominicales y las vidas de los fieles. Un obispo dijo que su padre decía “yo sé lo que pasó hace 2.000 años pero necesito saber cómo vivir mi vida hoy”.Richard Mourdock, candidato republicano al Senado de Estados Unidos, ha generado una polémica por sus palabras sobre el aborto al decir “creo que, incluso cuando la vida comienza en una situación horrible de violación, es algo que Dios quería que pasara”. Posteriormente dijo que su declaración había tenido “falta de claridad” pero no se disculpó. Varios líderes republicanos lo han criticado y piensan no ayudarlo en su campaña.En Uruguay se está gestando una campaña para derogar la ley que despenaliza el aborto aprobada por el Parlamento y firmada por el presidente. Varias organizaciones están recolectando firmas para someterla a consulta popular y buscar su derogación, según las leyes vigentes. Analistas políticos opinan que la ley fue aprobada únicamente debido a los votos del Frente Amplio que tiene mayoría en ambas cámaras. El Frente es “una coalición de partidos de izquierda”.El obispo Francisco Duque de Colombia y presidente de la Novena Provincia de la Iglesia Episcopal, anuncia la celebración de un taller titulado “La e-vangelización: herramientas para el acompañamiento digital a comunidades” durante los días del 10 al 14 de diciembre próximo en Bogotá. El taller contará con la participación de Alberto Cutié, sacerdote escritor y conferencista de Miami y el obispo Onell Soto, editor de Rapidísimas, vía skype.PARA MEDITAR: Confiad en el Señor en todo tiempo. Dios es nuestro refugio. Salmo 62:8. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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, ORlast_img read more

Church in Wales to vote on women bishops

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Women’s Ministry Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Church in Wales press release] The Church in Wales will decide in September whether or not to allow women priests to be ordained as bishops.A bill, proposed by the six diocesan bishops of the Church in Wales, will be voted on by the 144 members of the church’s legislative arm, the Governing Body, at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, at Lampeter, on Thursday, Sept. 12.The bill will need a two-thirds majority in each of the three sections of the Governing Body – the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity – in order to be passed. However, if it is passed, it will not come into effect until a second bill, outlining a scheme of provision for those who cannot accept women bishops, is written and passed.The process will start with a vote on three proposed amendments to the bill.Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan said: “Since we ordain women as deacons and priests it makes no theological sense not to ordain them as bishops since we believe in the three fold order of ministry. That is why I and my fellow bishops will be asking members of the Governing Body to vote in favor of the bill. It would not be able to come into effect immediately but at least we would have established the principle to which I believe most people in the church assent.”This will be the bishops’ second attempt to pass a bill to ordain women as bishops. Their first bill was defeated in April 2008 when it failed, by three votes, to secure a two-thirds majority in the House of Clergy.The two-day Governing Body meeting begins Sept. 11 at 1.30 p.m. with an address by the president, the archbishop of Wales. The Bill to enable the Consecration of Women as Bishops will be introduced on Sept. 12 at 9.30 a.m.The bill and its proposed amendments, as well as the full agenda of the Governing Body meeting, will be on the Church in Wales website after Aug. 28 here. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Church in Wales to vote on women bishops Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Aug 15, 2013 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Video: Young adult Graham Simpson talks about second chances

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal New Service] Graham Simpson represented the Diocese of Western Massachusetts during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.Here he talks about his work with inmates in his local county jail and the importance of the Second Chance Act. Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted May 15, 2014 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Video, Featured Jobs & Calls Youth & Young Adults Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Video: Young adult Graham Simpson talks about second chances 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 Press Releasecenter_img 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 Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more