Month: June 2021

Video of the Day – The inaugural Hartley vs Foden quiz

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Northampton teammates squared up to see who know most about each other and their England teammates. Join in with them and see if you can answer a few questions…last_img

Chris Cusiter will start for Glasgow against Benetton Treviso

first_imgGlasgow Warriors Magners League at the Stadio Monigo on Saturday 16 April (kick-off 3pm local time/2pm BST)15 Peter Murchie 14 Hefin O’Hare13 Federico Aramburu12 Graeme Morrison CAPTAIN11 DTH van der Merwe 10 Ruaridh Jackson9 Chris Cusiter 1 Ryan Grant2 Dougie Hall3 Moray Low4 Aly Muldowney5 Tom Ryder6 Robert Harley7 Richie Vernon8 Johnnie BeattieSubstitutes: 16 Fergus Thomson,17 Kevin Tkachuk,18 Jon Welsh,19 Chris Fusaro,20 Ryan Wilson,21 Colin Gregor,22 Duncan Weir,23 Peter Horne EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – MARCH 13: Chris Cusiter of Scotland in action during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield Stadium on March 13, 2010 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Glasgow scrum-half Chris CusiterGlasgow Warriors scrum-half Chris Cusiter will start this Saturday’s Magners League clash against Benetton Treviso at the Stadio Monigo.Although Cusiter’s return to the squad was announced earlier this week, it was confirmed today that he will be on the field from the outset – a prospect that has the players, supporters and coaching staff brimming with excitement, none moreso than head coach Sean Lineen. “Having Chris back is massive not only for us, but for him,” said Lineen.“It’s been a hard 11 months for Chris but he’s always kept his head high and we’ve always supported him. He’s a world class player and has been buzzing around the field all week. The whole squad has been buoyed by his return. The medical staff have been excellent and shown real patience as he has. It’s all about getting him on the field now and giving him every opportunity of being involved at the World Cup.”Cusiter is among four personnel changes from the team that beat Aironi almost a fortnight ago, with one further positional switch. In addition to the British  Irish Lion’s inclusion in the backs, Hefin O’Hare replaces Alex Dunbar on the right wing and DTH van der Merwe moves over to the left as a result.The pack sees hooker Dougie Hall promoted from a bench appearance last time out to a starting berth this week as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury. Following an improved performance against Aironi, Johnnie Beattie is re-instated to the back-row in place of Ryan Wilson.Ahead of the squad’s maiden trip to the Stadio Monigo, Lineen continued: “Treviso have been around for a few years and are well-versed in the Heineken Cup. They are also very difficult at home. “It’s important that we give good performances in these last three games. The players know what it’s all about – we need to finish on a winning note.” Unavailable for selection: John Barclay (rest), Rob Dewey (knee), James Eddie (illness), Max Evans (elbow), James Fleming (knee), Calum Forrester (knee), Richie Gray (rest), Ed Kalman (back), Alastair Kellock (rest), Murray McConnell (back), Colin Shaw (knee).BE THE EXTRA MAN NEXT SEASONGlasgow Warriors’ adult, student and concession season ticket prices have been frozen once again and under-18s can enjoy all the thrills of the Magners League and Heineken Cup from just £35. Those who sign up to any of the club’s over-18 season ticket options will be entered into an exclusive prize draw to win an all expenses paid trip to travel with the squad, with a friend, to the Warriors’ premier European fixture next season. Season tickets go on sale this Friday so keep an eye on the club’s website – www.glasgowwarriors.org – for more details. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

NZ rugby fans offer free world cup accommodation to Wales fans

first_imgleft Basil Lennan and right David Kneebone, two New Zealanders who are part of a scheme offering to host Welsh rugby fans and families free of charge at RWC 2011 in New Zealand in September, outside one of the available homes in Hamilton Basil Lennan is a former rugby coach and a close friend of both Warren and Trudi Gatland who are fully supportive of the project. He added: “We have already had contact from some families and friends of players who are likely to make the Wales squad, but this offer is open to all travelling supporters from Wales. We will need to know as much detail as possible to try to match up the groups with suitable families but we are treating this as something which will be quite enjoyable and probably quite social for all involved.”The Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, Roger Lewis, said: “This is a fantastic offer which shows the great bonds of respect and friendship between our two rugby nations. I know the Welsh supporters who travel to New Zealand will have a fantastic time in a great country and this project will surely help make the experience even more enjoyable. It is a wonderful gesture and shows what high esteem Welsh fans are held in wherever they travel to support the team.” For further information on the project please contact Basil Lennan at [email protected] The project organisers are hoping to hear from travelling fans soon to ensure they can help as many supporters as possible. Basil Lennan said: “The idea was forged out of a desire to show Welsh fans the best of Waikato Rugby hospitality. The idea is that no money will change hands but everyone involved will forge lasting bonds and create memories of the Rugby World Cup. A vast number of us have travelled and experienced fantastic hospitality in the past and this is a chance for us to give something back along with hopefully having a great time. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Basil Lennan (L) and David Kneebone (R), two New Zealanders who are part of a scheme offering to host Welsh rugby fans and families free of charge at RWC 2011 in New Zealand in September, outside one of the available homes in HamiltonRugby fans in New Zealand are offering free accommodation to Welsh rugby supporters around crucial pool matches if they travel to the southern hemisphere to watch Wales play in RWC 2011.They want the Welsh fans to experience a warm New Zealand welcome and head home with a true bond of friendship from their World Cup experience. The project has been launched by a group of supporters from around the Hamilton area of the North Island where Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland still has his family home. Hamilton businessman Basil Lennan is leading the project with full support from his schooldays friend Warren whose wife Trudi Gatland is helping organise the roster of homes.More than fifty New Zealand families have already signed up to offer free overnight accommodation for supporters from Wales. The accommodation is being offered for up to four nights around the Wales versus Samoa and Fiji pool matches which will be played in Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium on September 18 and October 2 respectively. All the family homes are in and around Hamilton. The Waihi Beach area on the East coast has also committed to the idea with offers of accommodation between the games or as a base to explore the beautiful Coromandel region.The families opening up their doors to Welsh fans will also have details of events at local rugby clubs where special welcomes are being laid on for groups of visiting supporters. Anyone interested in securing a stay at one of the family homes can email Basil Lennan at [email protected] for more details. They will need to supply some personal and contact details along with specific numbers involved in their group.last_img read more

Pro’s Playbook: Target Blindside Return

first_imgYou can download the PDF, to read at your leisure or take it with you to training! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS EVERY MONTH we rack the brains of the professionals to bring you the best tips to help you improve your game! We speak to Lyn Jones, ex-Wales flanker and head coach of London Welsh, to find out the best way to create a scoring chance for your left-wing.last_img

Hotshot: Connacht back-row Paul Boyle

first_imgIreland U20 captain Paul Boyle has swapped Leinster for Connacht in the summer of 2017 Leading role: Paul Boyle captained Ireland U20 at the 2017 Junior World Championship. Photo: Inpho LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Date of birth 14 January 1997 Position Back-row Province ConnachtHow long have you played rugby? I began aged seven at Gorey in Wexford. My dad took me and my brother along. We’re a sports-mad family.What other sports did you play?Soccer until 14, and hurling and Gaelic Football until about 18. So why rugby? Probably because I was best at it! It suited me best. I liked the physical aspect of it too.What positions have you played? I played prop for a couple of years in my larger days! But I’ve played the majority of my rugby in the back row. I like the freedom there.Who were your childhood rugby heroes? The main one is Sean O’Brien. He comes from a country background and didn’t go to one of the big schools. He’s relatable as that’s what I’ve done myself.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWhen did you think rugby could be a career? TAGS: Connacht It wasn’t until I got to Leinster and Ireland U18 that I started thinking about it. Then I thought I could give this a go.What are your goals for the next year? To get Pro12 game time (for Connacht, having switched from Leinster) and to improve as a player.What are your strengths? Being a leader first of all. Rugby-wise, I pride myself on defence and like to make a few carries too. I love doing it all.What do you do away from rugby? I’m studying law. It’s tough to balance but I’m enjoying it. RW Verdict: In the Team of the Tournament for the U20 Six Nations, Boyle captained Ireland to a disappointing ninth spot at the Junior World Cup. Yet his honest summations mark him out as a strong leader.This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Rugby World.last_img read more

Sunwolves Last Minute Drop-Goal Ensures Historic Back To Back Wins

first_img WATCH: The Stormers Tell Terrible Jokes A Hayden Parker drop-goal gave the Sunwolves a historic win against the Stormers in Hong Kong. Sunwolves Last Minute Drop-Goal Ensures Historic Back To Back WinsLast week the Sunwolves side produced a spirited performance to create some history  against the Cape Town-based Stormers.The 2018 season has not been going well for the Japanese side as they sit bottom of the Super Rugby table by some margin. However, in the first Super Rugby match to take place in Hong Kong, the Sunwolves slotted a last minute drop-goal to give them their second straight win in the competition and their first ever over the Stormers.The Asian region was selected to host the game to reduce travel times for both teams.During the first-half of the match, the Stormers started the better side with Dillyn Leyds scoring in the corner in the 5th minute. A JJ Engelbrecht interception quickly followed and the score was 12-0. Having lost nine of their last ten matches, it appeared as if the Sunwolves would lose again.But they hit back almost immediately with Hayden Parker crossing over and converting his own try. Leyds would then score another and the score going into half-time was 17-10 to the Stormers.After a Grant Hattingh try, the scores were level and several penalties followed to make a draw an ever increasing prospect. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The result did little to the Super Rugby table with the Sunwolves remaining on the bottom. The Stormers are 11th with five wins and eight losses. Hosea Saumaki Causing A Stir For Sunwolves Hosea Saumaki Causing A Stir For Sunwolves In the final minutes, the Stormers were attacking and were playing for a penalty, but the Sunwolves turned it over and worked their way into the Stormers 22. Parker dropped back into the pocket and slotted the historic drop-goal. 26-23 was the final score. Expandcenter_img Ecstatic: The Sunwolves celebrate after a last-minute drop goal against the Stormers (Getty Images) In a recent video, the Stormers backs and… WATCH: The Stormers Tell Terrible Jokes The Crusaders sit atop the tree with 10 wins, two losses and 46 points. The Wellington-based Hurricanes are one point behind but have played one game less. Tongan-born winger has made a sublime start to… Collapse Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: Japan 38-19 Samoa

first_img TAGS: JapanSamoa Samoa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Japan Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide 2019 Rugby World Cup: Japan 38-19 SamoaPlayed – 16Japan wins – 5Samoa wins – 11Did You Know?Kotaro Matsushima scored his eighth Test try of 2019 – an unrivalled figure.Henry Taefu’s 19 points is the third-highest individual tally by a Samoan at a World Cup. The record is 23 by Silao Leaega against Japan in 1999.The Lam brothers, Jack and Seilala, started together for the first time in a World Cup.Yu Tamara leads the points chart at Japan 2019 with 40 points.This match was the most watched sports event of the year in Japan, averaging at 32.8% of the population and peaking at 46.1%.Samoa are the fourth side to exit the tournament after Russia, Georgia and Uruguay.Japan’s Toru Kurihara is the only player to score more than 50 points in a Test. The wing racked up 60 against Chinese Taipei in 2002 through six tries and 15 conversions.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellThe Japan roadshow rolls on, this bonus-point victory in Toyota keeping the host nation bang on track for an historic place in the quarter-finals.Kotaro Matsushima’s try after the gong had sounded gave the Brave Blossoms the fourth try that could yet prove critical in what is a fascinating three-way Pool A battle with Ireland and Scotland. Samoa, much improved here, are out.It was a nervous affair, with Japan never quite shaking Samoa off despite leading for all but ten minutes of the match. Yu Tamura’s two early penalties were cancelled out by Henry Taefu and there was only one score between the sides at the break, Samoan-born centre Timothy Lafaele crossing on the left after a coruscating run by Matsushima had caused the damage. Samoa never really coped with the winger all match. 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. Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Japan Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide The TeamsJapan: Ryohei Yamanaka (Kenki Fukuoka 56); Kotaro Matsushima, Timothy Lafaele, Ryoto Nakamura (Rikiya Matsuda 69), Lomano Lava Lemeki; Yu Tamura, Yutaka Nagare (Fumiaki Tanaka 62); Keita Inagaki (Isileli Nakajima 51), Atsushi Sakate (Shota Horie ht), Jiwon Koo (Asaeli Ai Valu 51), Wimpie van der Walt (Uwe Helu 67), James Moore, Michael Leitch (Hendrik Tui 63), Pieter Labuschagne (capt), Kazuki Himeno.Tries: Lafaele 27, Himeno 53, Fukuoka 75, Matsushima 80. Cons: Tamura 3. Pens: Tamura 4.Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams (Kieron Fonotia 40); Ah See Tuala (Tusi Pisi 51), Alapati Leiua, Henry Taefu, Ed Fidow; Ulupano Seuteni, Dwayne Polataivao (Pele Cowley 65); Jordan Lay (James Lay 63), Seilala Lam (Ray Niuia 56), Michael Alaalatoa (Paul Alo-Emile 56), Piula Faasalele (Senio Toleafoa 56), Kane Le’aupepe, Chris Vui, TJ Ioane (Josh Tyrell 69), Jack Lam (capt).Try: Taefu 72. Con: Taefu. Pens: Taefu 4.Yellow card: Ioane 24.RELATED RUGBY WORLD CUP CONTENT Expand Rugby World Cup Groups Japan notch up their third successive win in Pool A, but the World Cup hosts leave it late to grab the bonus point against a Samoa team that went down fighting in Toyota Expand Having to rely on a play-off win against… A tough one because Japan’s back-rows Pieter Labuschagne and Kazuki Himeno were excellent, their locks James Moore and Wimple van der Walt put in huge shifts defensively, and Lomano Lemeki was very busy, making 15 carries. on the left wing.But Kotoro Matsushima gets the nod for us for his eye-catching running. His break teed up the position for the opening try and he finished skilfully at the end to secure the bonus point. He carried for 110 metres and was undoubtedly the biggest running threat on the pitch.Bonus time: Kotaro Matsushima scores Japan’s fourth try as the hosts returned to the top of Pool A (Getty)The reactionJapan coach Jamie Joseph: “I’m really proud of the team, especially at the end there. That was a never-die attitude. We knew that was going to be a real physical battle and Samoa never let us down. They were impressive, particularly because they played a Test four days ago. We were ready for a spirited performance from Samoa but they really took it to the next level.“Even today, the belief in our team has grown and I guess we’ll need it going into next week. It’s the first time ever Japan’s got themselves in the position where they can top the pool so it’s new territory for us.”On the growing pressure on Japan: “I’ve got to put everybody straight. We’ve got a really awesome opportunity to do something that’s not been done before. No one thought we could beat Ireland and now they think we can win every game we play. That’s how silly it is.”Skirting round: Kenki Fukuoka scores Japan’s third try with just five minutes remaining (Getty Images)Japan No 8 Kazuki Himeno: “We’ve finished in the best way possible. Getting the bonus point will be a turning point and I am relieved we got it. Samoa were a strong side but the fans here and watching across the country with television pushed at our backs. It was the greatest feeling. We want to win all the games to reach the last eight.””On his tackling that forced turnovers: “I’m always intent on producing a piece of play that turns dangers into chances, so I’m glad to have made two of them.”Samoa coach Steve Jackson: “What an amazing crowd – 40,000 people and I think 39,500 of them were Japanese supporters. It’s deafening. We tried to go out there and silence the crowd by getting points on board. At times we did that but we just failed to capitalise. Look at the crowd – you can hear it now – and it’s just great to be part of this atmosphere.Cultural challenge: the Samoa players perform the Siva Tau prior to the match in Toyota (Getty Images)“Japan were deserved winners. We had opportunities here to really put some pressure on it that game and unfortunately we didn’t come out with the win.”On TJ Ioane’s yellow card, and losing Tim Nanai-Williams following an HIA: “I agree TJ’s (tackle) was late. But it was shoulder to the chest, then it is shoulder to the head (against Nanai-Williams) and we lose a player after the HIA. I don’t take away anything from the Japan side but our players deserve better than that.”“Henry (Taefu) was outstanding. He took over kicking duties but, not only that, his carrying too. He’s been a shining light, as Seilala (Lam) was tonight. I’m proud of their efforts.”On Samoa’s final game, against Ireland next Saturday: “We’ve got nothing to lose now, have we? Playing against Ireland – again, what an opportunity for us to beat one of the top teams in the world. We’ll throw everything at it. We’re just going to go out there and enjoy it.”Samoa captain Jack Lam on choosing a scrum on their line in the final seconds: “I thought our scrum was doing well at the time and we back our team to score from anywhere.” Samoa won a free-kick from the scrum and could have ended the match but they chose to take a scrum on their line and then conceded a free-kick themselves. Japan elected to scrum and, initially denied a penalty try on safety grounds as they thundered forward, they worked Matsushima in on the left for the bonus-point try.Japan have now matched their three wins at RWC 2015 and in all probability they will have a four-point lead over Scotland – yet to play Russia – when the teams meet next weekend in Yokohama. What an occasion that will be.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageSharing the love: the teams inadvertently create a heart shape as they walk onto the field (Getty Images)Star man Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Hosting their first World Cup, Japan made history… A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… Five-pointer: Japan celebrate the try by Timothy Lafaele that set them on their way against Samoa (Getty) The extraordinary ruck efficiency that we saw from Japan in their victory against Ireland was absent this time, with Samoa clearly targeting aggressive clear-outs as a means to disrupt the hosts. And Japan’s discipline was ragged too, especially at the breakdown; they conceded ten penalties having conceded just 12 in their first two matches put together.Samoa were also culpable and flanker TJ Ioane, who has had a fine tournament, blotted his copybook with a late, no-arms hit on Matsushima that saw him yellow-carded.Samoa coach Steve Jackson applauded sarcastically as Jaco Peyper brandished the card, but he could have no complaints. Jackson’s mood didn’t improve when Tim Nanai-Williams was obliged to go off for an HIA having collided with James Moore as the Japan lock attempted a charge-down. It yielded a soft penalty that Taefu slotted to reduce the arrears to seven.Rugby fever: Japan’s great start to the tournament has captured the nation’s imagination (AFP/Getty)After Japan turned round 16-9 ahead, Taefu and Tamura exchanged penalties before the second try arrived on 53 minutes, Japan No 8 Kazuki Himeno scoring from a driving maul.Yet Samoa refused to lie down. When lock Kane Le’aupepe precipitated a series of goal-line thrusts by carrying forcefully off a lineout, Taefu was on hand to finish. His conversion took his personal points tally to 19 – before this match he had only scored three Test points.Samoa again trailed by seven with eight minutes remaining and Japan’s hopes of gleaning a bonus point were ebbing away. But Kenki Fukuoka – their try-scorer against Ireland – was neatly put over by Lomano Lemeki and then, after Samoa resisted a huge lineout drive by Japan in which almost every home player piled in, came a twist. Rugby World Cup Groups Samoa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guidelast_img read more

Panel ecuménico da inicio a un foro de la ONU…

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Panel ecuménico da inicio a un foro de la ONU sobre cuestiones indígenas Por Lynette WilsonPosted May 9, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Sarah Eagle Heart (a la derecha), misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal para el ministerio de los indígenas, lee una oración luego de la presentación del panel “Las iglesias repudian la Doctrina del Descubrimiento: un llamado a la reducción de la pobreza y a la restauración” el primer día de la 11ª. Sesión del Foro Permanente para las Cuestiones Indígenas de las Naciones Unidas. Foto de ENS/ Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] En los años cincuenta del siglo XIX, los pueblos nativos que vivían en el oeste de Estados Unidos firmaron tratados de “paz” con el gobierno estadounidense a cambio de tierras; tierras que habrían de proporcionar un hogar seguro y oportunidades económicas, explicó Cheryle Kennedy, presidente de las Tribus Confederadas de la Grand Ronde de Oregón Occidental, durante la discusión de un panel ecuménico en el Centro Eclesial de las Naciones Unidas el 7 de mayo.Un siglo después, en 1954, en un “acto de revocación”, cuando el gobierno recuperó la tierra y despojó a los pueblos nativos de su estatus indígena, “sucedieron muchas cosas malas, pero no nos quebrantamos”, continuó diciendo ella.En los años setenta, las tribus confederadas resolvieron anular la decisión del gobierno y para 1983 les habían restaurado su estatus; en 1986, les habían devuelto más de 4.000 hectáreas. Desde entonces, dijo Kennedy, hemos estado comprando de nuevo la tierra, hectárea por hectárea.La Iglesia episcopal y otras agrupaciones religiosas se encuentran entre los auspiciadores del panel que sesionó en las Naciones Unidas con el título de “Las iglesias repudian la Doctrina del Descubrimiento: un llamado a la reducción de la pobreza y a la restauración”, que se propuso abordar los temas de la educación, los derechos a la tierra, la reconciliación, la restauración y las medidas prácticas a seguir. Asistieron casi dos docenas de personas.La discusión del panel tuvo lugar el primer día de la 11ª. Sesión del Foro Permanente sobre Cuestiones Indígenas de las Naciones Unidas (UNPFII, por su sigla en inglés), que se reúne del 7 al 18 de mayo, bajo el título “La Doctrina del Descubrimiento: su impacto duradero en los pueblos indígenas y el derecho a enmendar las conquistas del pasado (artículos 28 y 37 de la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos del los Pueblos Indígenas).La “Doctrina del Descubrimiento” se refiere a la manera en que se interpretaron ciertas leyes internacionales para establecer las formas en que las potencias coloniales se atribuyeron los territorios recién descubiertos desde principios del siglo XVI hasta el siglo XVIII (A lo largo del siglo XIX, se creía que Estados Unidos, específicamente las personas de ascendencia anglosajona, estaban destinadas a expandirse a través del continente, conforme a una doctrina que se llamó “Destino manifiesto”).La reunión de 2009 de la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó una resolución (2009-D035) en que repudiaba la Doctrina del Descubrimiento. La Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá tomó una medida semejante en 2010, como lo hizo luego, en 2012, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias.Además de Kennedy, el panel incluía a la obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal, Katharine Jefferts Schori; a Robert J. Miller, profesor en la Escuela de Derecho Lewis & Clark de Portland, Oregón, y a Sarah Augustine, directora del Fondo de Salud Indígena del Surinam y miembro de la Iglesia Menonita.Sarah Eagle Heart, misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal para el ministerio de los indígenas, moderó el panel, que comenzó con la proyección de un vídeo producido por la Iglesia Episcopal que explora el impacto duradero de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento.La lesión dejada por la doctrina entre los pueblos nativos de América del Norte puede apreciarse en las altísimas tasas de suicidio, de alcoholismo y de consumo de drogas, así como en la preponderancia de la violencia y las violaciones sexuales. No resulta fácil emprender la obra de la reconciliación; y es más fácil para los no nativos alejarse e ignorar las acciones de sus antepasados, dijo Eagle Heart.“Es mucho, mucho más difícil sentarnos juntos y hacerle frente al sufrimiento”, afirmó ella. “Librarse de un sufrimiento insoportable sigue siendo necesario en la actualidad”.Luego de la expulsión del Huerto del Edén, la Biblia está llena de historias que se centran en las comunidades humanas y en su lucha por regresar “a una patria que será fuente de bendición para toda la comunidad, dijo Jefferts Schori durante el panel.“A lo largo de lo siglos, la comprensión profética de esa comunidad se ha ido ampliando para incluir a todas las naciones de la tierra. Aun así, el conflicto, al parecer eterno, entre dominadores y mayordomos [de la creación] continúa hasta el presente.“La mayoría de los pasajes bíblicos que hablan acerca de tierras se refieren al anhelo de un lugar fértil, donde la gente pueda plantar sus cultivos, pastorear sus rebaños y vivir juntos en paz. La prole de esos primeros seres humanos dio lugar a personas hambrientas de tierra y muchas de ellas cometieron grandes actos de violencia a través de las edades a fin de ocuparla y poseerla. Los imperios cristianos de Europa batallaron hasta la extenuación por tierras durante siglos, y finalmente enviaron expediciones militares al otro lado del Mediterráneo con el propósito de restablecer un derecho cristiano sobre lo que llamaban Tierra Santa”, continúo diciendo [la obispa primada].Miller, profesor de derecho, habló brevemente acerca del derecho internacional y la Doctrina del Descubrimiento, remontándose a las Cruzadas, cuando Roma y las monarquías cristianas de Europa se propusieron dominar el mundo y subyugar y esclavizar a todos los pueblos no cristianos.En 1436, el papa Eugenio IV promulgó una bula papal por la cual le cedía el control y soberanía de las islas Canarias a Portugal, en lugar de España, lo cual puso luego a Portugal en camino a la colonización de la costa occidental de África. España, sintiéndose excluida, se dirigió al oeste. En 1493, el papa Alejandro VI, promulgó cuatro bulas papales que, de hecho, dividieron el mundo en dos: entre España y Portugal, dijo Miller.“Cuando los europeos se aparecieron, los pueblos nativos perdieron el derecho a su tierra”, prosiguió él.Otras naciones europeas siguieron [esta ruta], reclamando el derecho a territorios mediante la plantación de banderas y cruces, pero no fue hasta 1823, con el caso Johnson v. McIntosh, que Estados Unidos definió la Doctrina del Descubrimiento como “descubrimiento” y “conquista”, limitando las tierras tribales y los derechos de soberanía. El caso judicial, resultado una disputa de tierras entre dos hombres blancos en Indiana, se convirtió en un modelo internacional.Aun en la actualidad, dijo Augustine, los pueblos indígenas están siendo “colonizados”. Augustine trabaja con pueblos indígenas del Surinam que han sido desplazados y que se han enfermado por el crecimiento de la industria minera en ese país sudamericano, que hasta 1975 perteneció a Holanda.“Las personas a quienes ayudo necesitan ayuda todos los días”, dijo Augustine, instando a los presentes a ayudar a los pueblos indígenas a través del apoyo de movimientos de base. Ella también instó el apoyo para que naciones como Surinam y Estados Unidos adoptaran en sus constituciones [el documento de la ONU sobre] los derechos de los pueblos indígenas.El panel del 7 de mayo fue coauspiciado por la Iglesia Episcopal, la Comunión Anglicana, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, El Comité Central Menonita, la Federación Mundial de Mujeres Metodistas y de las Iglesias Unidas, El Grial (un movimiento internacional de mujeres), las Panteras Grises, el Movimiento Internacional por la Unión Fraterna entre Razas y Pueblos, el Fondo de Salud Indígena del Surinam, el Comité de ONG sobre la Década Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Mundo de la ONU, el Ejército de Salvación, la Federación Mundial de Estudiantes Cristianos y la Oficina del Capellán del Centro Eclesial para las Naciones Unidas.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Convención General Sermón predicado por el Rvdmo. Michael B. Curry

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Convención General Sermón predicado por el Rvdmo. Michael B. Curry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [ooyala code=”x0YnViNTqvBpJproohlFpp92wMJ0LWy8″][Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] El siguiente sermón fue presentado hoy en la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúne en Indianápolis, Indiana, hasta el 12 de julio.Sermón predicado en la 77a. Convención General de la Iglesia EpiscopalLa conmemoración de Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)Sábado 7 de Julio de 2012Necesitamos algunos cristianos locosPor el Rvdmo. Michael B. CurryEn el día de hoy conmemoramos el testimonio de Harriet Beecher Stowe, una mujer que usó la palabra para liberar a los cautivos. Hablaré más acerca de ella después, pero ahora quiero resaltar que en 1944 su testimonio se celebró en Broadway con una obra titulad Harriet y dedicada a la labor de Eleanor Roosevelt, en la cual Helen Hayes representaba el papel de Harriet Beecher Stowe. Al final de la obra, la familia de Beecher Stowe se congregaba a su alrededor y cantaba la letra de “El himno de batalla de la república”, con lo cual afirmaban el testimonio cristiano de esta mujer audaz y valerosa. Parte del himno dice así: [1]Entre lirios de hermosura, Cristo nació allende el mar,Con una gloria en el pecho que ha transfigurado el mal:Como él murió por salvarnos, muramos por liberar,Que Dios avanza ya.Gloria, gloria aleluya,Gloria, gloria aleluya,Gloria, gloria aleluya,Avanza Su verdad. [2]Como texto del día, les ofrezco las palabras de Marcos 3:20-21, como las traduce la Nueva Versión Estándar Revisada: “Luego [Jesús] entró en un casa, y de nuevo se aglomeró tanta gente que ni siquiera podían comer él y sus discípulos. Cuando se enteraron sus parientes, salieron a hacerse cargo de él, porque decían ‘está desquiciado’”.La versión de la Biblia del Rey Jacobo traduce la preocupación de la familia de Jesús por él con estas palabras: “está fuera de sí”. La antigua versión del Nuevo Testamento de J.B. Phillips traduce, “la gente decía ‘¡él debe estar demente!’” Pero mi preferida es la Versión en Inglés Contemporáneo de 1995 que dice “Cuando la familia de Jesús oyó lo que él estaba haciendo, pensaron que estaba loco y fueron a dominarlo”.Dostoievski in Los hermanos Karamázov nos advierte con toda propiedad que ésa es una descripción precisa de cómo la Iglesia y nosotros los cristianos hemos intentado con frecuencia dominar al Mesías. Pero este Mesías no sería dominado. Como Richard Holloway, ex Primado de Escocia, escribió una vez, “Jesús irrumpe de todas las tumbas en que lo hemos puesto”. [3]North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry preaching during the July 7 General Convention Eucharist. ENS Photo/Lynette WilsonPor tanto, y perdónenme que lo diga de esta manera, pero ¡Jesús estaba, y está, loco! Y aquellos que habrían de seguirlo, los que serían sus discípulos, los que vivirían como el pueblo del Camino, son llamados justamente a eso: a la locura. Así, pues, quiero abordar el tema “Necesitamos algunos cristianos locos”.I“Cuando la familia de Jesús oyó lo que él estaba haciendo, pensaron que estaba loco y fueron a dominarlo.” No quiero apresurarme a juzgar a la madre y a toda la familia de Jesús. Tenían buenas razones para preocuparse. Acabamos de leer en I de Pedro una enseñanza que refleja lo que Jesús predicó en el Sermón del Monte: “No devuelvan mal por mal ni insulto por insulto; más bien, bendigan” (1 Pedro 3:9). Eso es una locura. En la lectura del Evangelio de Mateo, que acabamos de leer hace unos momentos, Jesús dice “El más importante entre ustedes será siervo de los demás” (Mt. 23:11). Eso es una locura.A los que el mundo considera infelices, Jesús llama bienaventurados. Bienaventurados son los pobres y los pobres en espíritu. Bienaventurados son los misericordiosos, los compasivos. Bienaventurados los que tienen hambre y sed de que prevalezca la justicia de Dios. Bienaventurados los que laboran por la paz. Bienaventurados son ustedes cuando los persiguen precisamente por intentar amar y hacer lo que es bueno. Jesús estaba loco. Dijo, amen a sus enemigos, bendigan a los que los maldicen, oren por los que los ultrajan. Él estaba loco. Oró mientras lo mataban, “Padre, perdónalos, porque no saben lo que hacen”. Ahora bien, eso es una locura.Necesitamos algunos cristianos que estén tan locos como el Señor. Lo bastante locos para amar como Jesús, para dar como Jesús, para perdonar como Jesús, para hacer justicia, amar la misericordia y caminar humildemente con Dios, como Jesús. Lo bastante locos para atreverse a cambiar el mundo de la pesadilla que con frecuencia es a algo que se acerque a la manera en que Dios lo sueña. Y ¿para aquellos que habrían de seguirle, los que serían sus discípulos, los que vivirían para ser el pueblo del Camino? Podría resultar un escándalo, pero son llamados a la locura.Permítanme sugerirle un ejemplo de ese llamado en el Nuevo Testamento: María de Magdala, María Magdalena. Por cualquiera que sea la razón, María con frecuencia resulta calumniada. Ya sea por el falso retrato de ella como una de las prostitutas del Nuevo Testamento o por El código de Da Vinci, María resulta calumniada. Pero yo quiero sugerir que María Magdalena podría ser el ejemplo por excelencia de lo que significa seguir a Jesús, ser su discípulo, ser una persona del Camino.María Magdalena estaba loca. Ella se aparece cuando no se supone que lo haga. Habla cuando los demás se callan. Se levanta cuando todos los demás se sientan. Estaba loca. Henry David Thoreau dijo una vez que si alguien “no marca el paso al compás de sus compañeros, es tal vez porque oye un tambor diferente”. María es alguien que obviamente oía un tambor diferente. Y esta gente son a las que el mundo llama locos.Hagan memoria de la crucifixión de Jesús. La crucifixión era la ejecución que imponía el imperio [romano] por delitos contra el Estado. Era una tortura pública. Era un medio deliberadamente brutal de pena capital, una ejecución concebida para transmitir un mensaje de que la revolución y los revolucionarios no serían tolerados. Si usted era partidario o seguidor de la persona que era crucificada, resultaba peligroso mostrarse demasiado cerca durante la ejecución. Lo racional e inteligente era esconderse o exiliarse.Habiendo dicho esto, pasemos lista a aquellos que Jesús llamó a que le siguieran, tomémosle la asistencia a los apóstoles en la crucifixión de su Señor. ¿Simón Pedro? Ausente. ¿Santiago? Ausente. ¿Andrés? Ausente. ¿Bartolomé? Ausente. ¿Judas? Ausente. ¿María Magdalena? ¡Presente y confirmada! Cuando los viejos esclavos cantaban, “¿Presenciaste la muerte del Señor?” había una mujer llamada María que podía responder. “¡Yo estaba allí! ¡Ahora bien, ¡eso es una locura!Pero eso no es todo. En la mañana de Pascua, se repite el mismo patrón de conducta. ¿Quién se levanta y va a la tumba de Jesús? ¡María y algunas de las hermanas! Ni Pedro, ni Andrés, ni Santiago ni Juan. ¡María! Y eso es algo insensato. Como dije, era peligroso estar tan íntimamente asociado con una persona ejecutada por el Imperio. Ir a la tumba no tenía absolutamente ningún sentido. Era sencillamente una locura. Los evangelios dicen que habían rodado una gran piedra ante la tumba. Es de suponer que María lo sabía. Ella no tenía ningún modo de moverla. Pero ella fue de todos modos. Eso es una locura. El evangelio de Mateo dice que los romanos habían puesto guardias en la tumba. María no tenía ningún plan de deshacerse de ellos ni ningún modo de hacerlo. Pero ella se levantó y fue de todos modos. Eso es una locura. Y esa locura la llevó a convertirse en el primer testigo de la resurrección de Jesús de los muertos, el primer testigo del hecho de que el amor de Dios es más grande que cualquier odio que los humanos puedan infligir. Por haber estado tan loca como el Cristo, ella fue testigo de Cristo al mundo. Hermanos y hermanas, María Magdalena nos ha mostrado el camino. Necesitamos algunos cristianos locos.Puede que no sea tan obvio al principio, pero en verdad tenemos un día para recordar a los cristianos locos. Creo que lo llamamos Día de Todos los Santos. No lo llamamos “Día de Todos los Mismos”. Es Día de Todos los Santos, porque aunque ellos fueron falibles y mortales, y pecadores como el resto de nosotros, cuando llegaron los momentos difíciles, las personas que honramos como santos marcharon al ritmo de un tambor diferente. En sus vidas, ellos marcaron una diferencia para el Reino de Dios. Como ustedes saben, aún estamos trabajando en un libro que nos ayudará a conmemorarlos. Lo llamamos, Santas y Santos. Pero también podríamos llamarlo Las crónicas de los cristianos locos.Una de las personas que celebramos en el libro es Harriet Beecher Stowe, que nació en 1811 en el seno de una familia devota consagrada al evangelio de Jesús y a ayudar a transformar al mundo de la pesadilla que con frecuencia es al sueño que Dios quiere que sea. Por lo que más se le conoce es por su novela La cabaña del Tío Tom. En esta obra de ficción, ella contó la verdad. Contó la historia de cómo la esclavitud afligía a una familia, afligía a personas de carne y hueso. Ella contó la verdad acerca de la brutalidad, la injusticia, la inhumanidad de la institución de la esclavitud. Su libro hizo lo que hacen al presente los vídeos que captan injusticias y brutalidades: reagrupó a los abolicionistas y enfureció a los intereses creados. La influencia de ese libro fue tan poderosa que se cuenta que Abraham Lincoln, al encontrarse con Harriet Beecher Stowe por primera vez, dijo: “¡así que ésta es la damita que empezó esta gran guerra!” [4]Beecher Stowe una vez explicó sus escritos en contra de la esclavitud con estas palabras: “Escribí lo que escribí porque como mujer, como madre, me sentía oprimida y con el corazón deshecho por la tristeza y la injusticia que presenciaba; porque como cristiana padecía la deshonra del cristianismo; porque como amante de mi país, temblaba ante la llegada del día de la ira”. [5]Eso es locura. Una mujer de su época se suponía que escribiera historias agradables, no historias que perturbaran la conciencia de una nación. Se suponía que se casara bien, que criara bien a sus hijos, que participara en algunas actividades benéficas y que fuera cariñosamente recordada por todos los que la conocieron. Esa era la vida que se suponía que ella tuviera. Pero a ella la habían criado en una familia que creía que seguir a Jesús significa cambiar al mundo de la pesadilla que con frecuencia es al sueño que Dios quiere que sea. Y a veces eso significa marchar al compás de un tambor diferente. A veces eso significa que las cosas importen cuando se está tentado a que importen menos, o levantarse cuando otros se sientan. A veces significa hablar cuando otros callan. A veces significa ser diferente, —incluso estar loco.Cuando Steve Jobs, uno de los fundadores de Apple Inc., murió el año pasado, un viejo anuncio comercial de Apple de los años noventa se propagó como un virus en YouTube. Era un comercial que se estrenó en 1997 y que intentaba relanzar los productos Apple. El eslogan del anuncio y de la compañía era Piensa diferente [Think different] una frase que es gramaticalmente incorrecta, lo cual es parte del argumento.En el anuncio aparecía un montaje de fotografías y material fílmico de personas que han inventado e inspirado, que han creado y se han sacrificado para mejorar el mundo, para marcar la diferencia. Mostraba a Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart, Frank Lloyd Wright, María Callas, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, Jim Henson, la Madre Teresa, Albert Einstein, Pablo Casals, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer y muchísimos más. Mientas pasaban las imágenes, una voz leía este poema:He aquí a los locos. Los inadaptados. Los rebeldes.Los problemáticos. Las clavijas redondas en los hoyos cuadrados.Los únicos en ver las cosas de un modo diferente. Los que no se contentan con las reglasY no sienten ningún respeto por el status quo.Puedes citarlos, discrepar de ellos, glorificarlos o vilipendiarlos.Pero lo único que no puedes hacer es ignorarlos.Porque ellos cambian cosas.Inventan. Imaginan. Curan. Exploran.Crean. Inspiran. Hacen avanzar a la raza humana.Acaso tienen que estar locos.¿De qué otro modo puedes contemplar un lienzo en blanco y ver una obra de arte,O sentarte en silencio y oír una canción que no se ha escrito nunca,O mirar fijamente a un planeta rojo y ver un laboratorio sobre ruedas?Mientras algunos los ven como locos, nosotros los vemos como geniosPorque aquellos que están bastante locos para creerque pueden cambiar el mundo,son los únicos que lo cambian. [6]Amigos míos, necesitamos algunos cristianos locos. El cristianismo cuerdo y aséptico nos está matando. Eso puede haber funcionado alguna vez en el pasado, pero ya no es portador del Evangelio. Necesitamos algunos cristianos locos como María Magdalena y Harriet Beecher Stowe. Cristianos lo bastante locos para creer que Dios es real y que Jesús vive. Lo bastante locos para seguir el camino radical del Evangelio. Lo bastante locos para creer que el amor de Dios es más fuerte que todos los poderes del mal y de la muerte. Lo bastante locos para creer, como dijera con tanta frecuencia el Dr. King, que si bien “el arco moral del universo es largo, tiende hacia la justicia”. Necesitamos de algunos cristianos lo bastante locos para creer que los niños no tienen que irse a dormir hambrientos; que el mundo no tiene que ser de la manera que a menudo parece; que hay un modo de deponer nuestras espadas y nuestros escudos, abajo a la orilla del río; que tal como solían cantar los esclavos, “hay sitios buenos de sobra en el reino de mi Padre”, porque todos los seres humanos han sido creados a imagen de Dios y todos somos igualmente hijos de Dios y queremos ser tratados como tales.Lo que necesitamos son algunos cristianos locos: cristianos que estén lo bastante locos para captar un atisbo de la visión enloquecida, transformadora y transfiguradora de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo, para luego seguirle en la obra de ayudar a convertir en realidad el sueño de Dios para todas las personas y para toda la creación.Entre lirios de hermosura, Cristo nació allende el mar,Con una gloria en el pecho que ha transfigurado el mal:Como él murió por salvarnos, muramos por liberar,Que Dios avanza ya.Gloria, Gloria aleluya,Avanza Su verdad.[1] Susan Belasco, “Harriet Beecher Stowe in Our Time,” www.nationalera.wordpress.com[2]Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)[3] Richard Holloway, Prefacio de The Great Sayings of Jesus: Proverbs, Parables and Prayers (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999), John Drane, editor[4] Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints (New York: Church Publishing, 2010), p. 448[5] www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/hbs/[6] Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997 Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Jul 7, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention 2012 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Honest change, not just ‘buzzwords’

first_img Louis Bannister says: Press Release Service Honest change, not just ‘buzzwords’ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Structure Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET JOHN SCHAFFER says: Rector Smithfield, NC Ron Peak says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. September 12, 2012 at 8:13 am Insightful and inspirational! It reminds me of the difference between going to church and doing church. Vicki Gray says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing September 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm I can’t help but think we’ve gotten the cart in front of the horse. For some time now, the Holy Spirit has been telling me that we (TEC) need to focus more attention and energy on deepening the faith of those who DO attend our churches. If we do that successfully, everything else will happen naturally. People of deep, well-fed faiths are naturally prone to sharing the Good News of their faith. Their lives become a form of organic evangelism, attracting others by their example. Furthermore, people of deep, well-fed faiths have or seek out the tools they need to hear and understand God’s call to them. As such, they will be involved in outreach and social justice causes, because their God – rather than their church – calls them to do so. What would the Episcopal Church look and act like, if every single parishioner had a deep and abiding faith that was fed by a strong theological foundation, daily spiritual practices, and an understanding of God’s call to them? By Alex DyerPosted Sep 10, 2012 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Tags September 13, 2012 at 1:24 am God bless, Alex, you’ve got it right. It’s not about being “nimble,” but relevant to a hurting world. We are capable of much more and you give me hope that we can do it. I woke up this morning my mind stayed on Jesus, It’s good to know I’m not alone. Thank you, Comments (6) Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY September 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm Excellent final paragraph. God is calling us, so let’s get going! Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service] It has been nearly two months since the beginning of General Convention 2012.  As a deputy, I remember the excitement around the idea of doing things differently.  The cynical side of me says that we will cut staff and resources, but ultimately seek to preserve an institution that acts the same way and produces the same results.  The optimistic side of me thinks that we are on the verge of being the church that God has called us to be for decades.  I think there is a bit of both in most of us.  Most of us are fearful that the church we all love is slipping through our fingers and yet we feel powerless to make any real change.In order not to let my cynical side win and to really change, we need to stop lying to ourselves.  We are not as important as we think we are, and the world often chooses to ignore us.  Yes, that saddens and frustrates me, and I think we are in the process of changing.  People ignore us because we sometimes love our institution more than we love Jesus.  I love the Episcopal Church, and I love Jesus even more.  I know I am guilty of defending an institution when I feel that Jesus is calling us to something different.In order to find what is at the core of the Episcopal Church, let’s start to have real, honest and frank discussions about where we are now and where we feel God is calling us to go.  This means listening to cynics and optimists alike and even those outside our own denomination.We are also really good at simply ignoring Jesus when it makes us uncomfortable or calls us to really sacrifice something.  I will confess that I struggle with giving up something that I really care about, even if I know it will transform me and/or the larger community. We all know that by going through the motions as individuals or communities, we only fool ourselves.Being the Body of Christ in the world means worrying less about being “nimble” (a General Convention buzzword) and more about being relevant. To be relevant we need to be a church that is actively engaged in changing the world and is a moral voice on all levels.  It broke my heart to hear people say that General Convention resolutions concerning social issues did not matter because the government does not care what we think.  It broke my heart because I knew they were correct.  I wonder if that is the politician’s fault or ours?  What if politicians did care what we think?We need to let go of our self-aggrandizing goals and seek to build a truly new church that responds to the needs of the world, with word and action.  To most of my non-church attending friends, the Episcopal Church, like most churches, appears to care about the world most when it suits our own needs or makes us look good. Our ineffectiveness has not gone unnoticed by those outside the church. The Episcopal Church I know is a different church where great work is being done, and I think we are capable of much more.A huge part of change is engaging in a process of self-sacrifice and owning our own accountability in the system.  If you are concerned with, for example, ministry to Spanish-speaking people or university chaplaincies (or whatever), then stop looking just to your diocese or the Episcopal Church Center to solve the problem. We need to start claiming our own authority to solve problems for our own ministry contexts. Claiming our own local authority balanced with our recognition of our mutual interdependence will help us forge a new path that others will want to join.Speaking of our own authority, let’s not sit around idly and wait for a restructuring committee to give us all the answers we need. This transformation needs to start at the parish level or diocesan level while the restructuring committee does the work that it needs to do on the largest levels of our church.  We do not need a report from a committee to start to hold each other accountable and start to transform the church.  You have more responsibility than you think, and God is calling you to use it.– The Rev. Alex Dyer is priest-in-charge at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul & St. James, in New Haven, Connecticut.  Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release September 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm Yes, we need to get started — but I fear we have been starting for a long time. Many clergy in my generation have, for decades, have worked at making Jesus the focus of the church. Many of us are now retired, and I fear the message hasn’t taken. I hear very few in the Episcopal saying they love Jesus, but multitudes are more than happy to tell me they love “their” church. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ana M. Arellano says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA September 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm YES . . . YES . . . YES . . . YES . . . YES . . . YES . . . YES . . . YES. Finally, a voice of reason. TEC should devote more of our energies to changing ourselves at the parish level. We need passionate lay people who will infect other lay people with their passion. And that is very difficult to do. The clery can’t do it, the Bishop can’t do it, the National Church can’t do it, and the Anglican Communion can’t do it. It will take time, a long time. But nothing will change if all we do is submit resolution after resolution that requires nothing different from us. So . . . LET’S GET STARTED. 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