20 Jun

Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 6

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 6, 2012 Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here’s some of what else went on Nov. 6 (local time), the 11th day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering.Standing Committee members electedThe ACC elected six of its members to fill six of the council’s seven seats on the 14-member Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. They are:Juanildo Barrity, Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do BrasilHelen Biggin, Church in WalesBishop Eraste Bigirimana, Anglican Church of BurundiThe Rev. Sarah Macneil, Anglican Church of AustraliaSamuel Mukunya, Anglican Church of KenyaLouisa Mojela, Anglican Church of Southern AfricaDiocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas was elected to the Standing Committee during the previous meeting of the ACC in Jamaica in 2009 and his term continues.Anglican Communion primates hold five seats on the committee. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is one of those five.Diocese of Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga and Elizabeth Paver from the Church of England hold seats on the committee by virtue of their status as ACC chair and vice chair.The archbishop of Canterbury is an ex officio member of the committee.‘Christian Zionism’ report accepted with revisions, offered as study resourceThe council accepted a slightly revised version of “Land of Promise? An Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land, with special reference to ‘Christian Zionism,’” the 33,000-word report which stirred debate earlier in the meeting.The members passed another version of Resolution 15.32 expressing appreciation for the report and requesting that it be made available as a resource for the provinces to study.Christian Zionism is defined in the report as “a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with biblical prophecy … and thus deserving of political, financial and religious support.”The report comes from a working group of the communion’s Network for Inter Faith Concerns.The portions that caused the most concern with some council members come in the final chapter called “Mapping Our Views” in which the original version had a 25-item list labeled “We agree that all Anglicans can and should affirm the following.” That heading has been changed to “We wish to affirm the following.”Explanatory wording at the beginning of that chapter has also been changed to make it clearer that the opinions expressed are those of the committee and not all Anglicans.Resolutions passed by council todayResolution 15.20 welcoming “Participating in God’s Communication” and recommending it to the provinces, that they “work to ensure that it is full equipped at all levels to share the good news of God’s kingdom in the 21st century, setting a goal of each province having a “qualified, senior provincial communicator” by ACC-16 and encouraging churches of the communion to celebrate Anglican Communion Sunday.Resolution 15.22 adopting the financial summary reports for the Anglican Communion, approving the 2012-2013 budgets and the projections for 2013 and 2014, and asking each province to meet its requested budget contribution (includes a projected three percent annual increase).Resolution 15.30 commending the Francophone Network, requesting the Anglican Communion Office gather translated key documents on the website to facilitate sharing, welcoming and encouraging provinces in translating documents into local languages and asking those translations to be sent to communion office, requesting the secretary general to report to ACC-16 on progress.Resolution 15.31 requesting the secretary general to explore and, with the approval of the Standing Committee, implement as appropriate, a capital campaign to provide endowment income for the programs of the communion.Resolution 15.35 expressing concern, compassion and prayers for Sudan, Great Lakes Region (including eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia and Mali); thanksgiving for “the growing peace” between Sudan and South Sudan; empathy for African countries emerging from armed conflicts; urging prayer for victims of atrocities; condemning those responsible for violation of human rights; calling upon governments, U.N. and NGOs to support victims; offering support of initiatives for the restoration of peace and improvement of living conditions, asking governments to ensure “free, fair and peaceful” elections and supporting reconciliation processes in African nations.Resolution 15.38 welcoming participation of Anglican women to the next U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meeting in March 2013 and adopting the text of a written statement to the meeting.Some, but not all, of these resolutions have been posted here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Anglican Consultative Council Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Tags Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 6 Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

20 Jun

New York adds a bishop suffragan candidate

first_imgNew York adds a bishop suffragan candidate The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Marcia Callender says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Elections Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Oct 28, 2013 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (1) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Smithfield, NC November 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm Fr. Ward came to our church as the Interim Minister. As our search process began, our parish participated in focus groups to discuss what we were looking for in a new Rector. My son who is 13 years old, was listening to someone speaking Fr. Ward sermons. I explained to my son that Fr. Ward learned how to preach from the Southern Baptists, where I am sure some of the Preachers were Black. Malcolm turned and said “we need another Black Minister at Christ Church like Fr. Ward”. Fr. Ward sermons, as all he does brings a richness and realness to the words of God, that even a child can embrace. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Patrick J. Ward has satisfied the necessary requirements to be nominated by petition as a candidate for election as bishop suffragan, according to an Oct. 27 e-mail from the Episcopal Diocese of New York.Ward presently serves as interim rector of Christ Church in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.A petition process for submitting additional candidates closed Oct. 26.On Oct. 7, the diocese the Standing Committee of the diocese announced a slate of five nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s bishop suffragan.They are:The Rev. Kim L. Coleman, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia;The Rev. Canon Susan C. Harriss, rector, Christ’s Church, Rye, New York;The Rev. Kathleen L. Liles, rector, Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, New York, New York;The Rev. Allen K. Shin, rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntington, Long Island, New York; andThe Rev. Mauricio J. Wilson, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, California.The nominees will participate in a visit to the diocese Nov. 12-15, during which time they will meet with clergy and lay people of the diocese.The bishop suffragan election is scheduled to take place on Dec. 7.The bishop suffragan will succeed the Rt. Rev. Catherine Roskam who retired in 2011 after serving the diocese for 15 years.last_img read more

20 Jun

Archbishops call on church to pray for new disciples of…

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 [Lambeth Palace press release] This Pentecost, the archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling on the church to pray for those who have not yet encountered the love of God in Jesus Christ.The call to prayer for evangelism at Pentecost, which is celebrated on Sunday (June 8), was the first task given to the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group by the General Synod of the Church of England in November last year. The Task Group was set up by the Synod to facilitate the outworking of the priority of “Intentional Evangelism.”Members of the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group have put together printed and online prayer resources, which are available at www.usewords.org. There is also a short video, which explores the question: “What is evangelism?”The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “The task before us cannot be overestimated. We could easily be disheartened. We cannot do it alone. But. . . Allelulia! For we are not thrown back on ourselves, but in, by and through the power of the Holy Spirit, God brings forth life. It is right that as the Evangelism Task Group considers how it may resource the Church to bear faithful witness to Jesus Christ, the commitment to pray is the essential first step. Prayer has to be our first priority, if we are to call more people to follow Christ, and to invite others to share in the story of God’s love for the world. The wonderful news is God is always ready to hear our prayers and to send his Spirit that we may proclaim the good news afresh. I urge every church community and individual to set aside time to pray and to share God’s heart for all his people.”The archbishop of York, John Sentamu, said: “Recently all the Bishops of the North of England met with a group of young adults from across the Province of York to pray and take counsel together ‘towards the re-evangelisation of the north of England’. It was wonderful to tread in the footsteps of St Aidan and St Cuthbert, who in their time told the people of the north the good news of Jesus Christ, rooting their proclamation in the practice of fervent prayer and praise. Praying for others to come to know Christ is a privilege and a joy – and loving our neighbours and making disciples of Jesus is exactly what we are called to do. At Pentecost we recall the wind and flame of the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples, so let’s commit ourselves afresh to pray, for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and for boldness, simplicity, wisdom, and compassion in the proclamation of the Gospel.”In calling the church to pray the archbishops are reaffirming, for all Christians in all times and in all places, the priority of prayer for new disciples of Jesus, and encouraging many ways in which this prayer takes shape.For the Task Group this is just the beginning of a process to encourage everyone in the church, young and old, to consider how best to witness to the love of God in Christ amongst families, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and to hold them before God in prayer.The call to prayer is not a one-off, but a call to a continuing openness, dependence upon, and imploring of God to work among us for the sake of others. Rather than launching a programme or a campaign, the Church is seeking to respond obediently afresh to the last words of Jesus, in both the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 16-30) and his charge to wait on the empowering presence of the Spirit (Acts 1:8). Tags Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Archbishops call on church to pray for new disciples of Jesus Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jun 4, 2014 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

20 Jun

Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Feb 16, 2015 Rector Collierville, TN From right: U.K. Conservative Member of Parliament William Hague; Actress Angelina Jolie-Pitt; Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office the Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay; and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, on a panel at the FCO event. Photo: Anglican Alliance[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans gathered with other faith leaders in London to set recommendations for how faith communities can work collaboratively, together with governments and national and international stakeholders, to end sexual violence in conflict. The two day interfaith consultation was convened by the We Will Speak Out coalition and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (further coverage of the meeting here).The Anglicans taking part in the meeting were: Mathilde Nkwirikiye (Anglican Church of Burundi), Archbishop Henri Isingoma (Anglican Church of Congo), the Rev. Joseph Bilal (Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan), Vijula Arulanantham (Church of Ceylon), Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva (Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil), Bishop Margaret Vertue (Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Bishop Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya (Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Bishop Christopher Cocksworth (Church of England) and the Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin (Church of England).On the final day of meetings faith leaders made a joint statement (the full text is available below). You can add your voice to theirs at http://www.wewillspeakout.org/interfaithevent2015.On Feb. 11, the Anglican Alliance hosted a webinar on how churches can mobilize to end sexual and gender-based violence in their communities and raise their voices with other churches and faith communities globally to tackle these issues at a global level.Speakers addressed subjects such as care and support of survivors of gender-based violence; ensuring survivors are at the heart of church responses; gender justice and theology; engaging men and boys in ending gender-based violence; faith leaders speaking out; and church as a “safe space” for survivors.The webinar was chaired by the Rev. Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director of the Anglican Alliance, and presenters included: Archbishop Henri Isingoma, Anglican Church of Congo (DRC); Mathilde Nkwirikiye, Mothers’ Union in Burundi; Mara Luz, Episcopal Church in Brazil; Therese Mama Mapenzi, a partner of CAFOD in DRC; the Rev. Terrie Robinson, director for women in church and society at the Anglican Communion Office; and Paulo Ueti, theologian and Anglican Alliance facilitator for Latin America and the Caribbean.You can listen to the recording of the webinar and access the slides, with presentations in both English and French.Resources relating to many of the themes discussed on the webinar are available at: http://www.wewillspeakout.org/resources.Inter Faith Declaration on Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, 9-10 February 2015We have come together at the inter faith consultation on ‘Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’, 9-10 February 2015, because we recognise our particular role and responsibility as leaders in helping bring to an end the use of rape and other forms of sexual and gender based violence in conflict. This consultation advances the discussion at the ‘Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ held in London in June 2014.As faith leaders, we acknowledge that all faiths affirm the dignity of human beings and so condemn sexual violence. We share a common understanding of our potential to mobilise people at all levels to work together to end sexual violence in conflict.  We will challenge the culture of impunity that exists for these crimes, and use our influence to mobilise and encourage leadership and commitment across governments, communities and religious institutions to protect human rights and provide safe spaces and support to survivors and their families.We will promote the dignity and rights of survivors of sexual violence, both female and male.  The shame for these crimes lies with the perpetrators and not those who suffer them. We have a critical role to play in tackling the root causes of sexual violence, including the subordinate and unequal status of women around the world, and harmful cultural, religious and social norms, including distorted notions of masculine identities. Ideas of culture or tradition, or misapplication of sacred texts, must never be used to allow impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence. We will also seek to work with perpetrators to end the cycle of violence.Based on our discussions, we have determined the distinctive role of faith leaders in:Defending values of faith and human rightsTackling impunity and promoting justice and accountabilitySupporting survivors of sexual violenceEngaging men and boys in promoting positive masculinities and transformed gender relationsPeace building and peace processesWe have agreed to implement recommendations for collaborative action in these areas, as set out in the Report of the Inter Faith Consultation on Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.  As faith leaders, we commit ourselves to take these actions:We will speak out against sexual and gender-based violence in conflict at every opportunityWe will take action together to promote human rights and see girls, women, boys and men freed from the threat and impact of sexual violence in conflict across the world.We will stand together in solidarity with all those affected by sexual violence.We will promote the development and implementation of laws that protect and promote justice to bring an end to sexual, and other forms of gender based violence during and after conflict, holding governments to account.We will strive to build peace and promote reconciliation, challenging the internal and external causes of conflict.We will dedicate ourselves to finding lasting solutions; mobilising leadership at all levels and implementing these values within our own faith community.We call on all faith leaders to join us in speaking out and to work together with governments, national and international stakeholders, and communities to help end the use of sexual violence in conflict. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Alfonso Camiwet says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Comments (1) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls February 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm Congratulations on this recent interfaith meeting on sexual and gender based violence. May leadership communities actively support and actively join the campaign during conflict and peace times. It rests on faith communities the responsibility and function to end sexual violence of all forms. Cultural and traditional misconceptions on masculinity must be exposed. Sheer malfunctions of male exploitation, harassment and abuse must be documented, revealed and checked; so there will abide peace, peace of mind and celebration of life. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA 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 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Gender Justice Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

20 Jun

Primate of Brazil reflects on Primates’ actions in Canterbury

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Primates Meeting, Rector Collierville, TN Primates Meeting 2016 reaction, Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL South America AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Primate of Brazil reflects on Primates’ actions in Canterbury Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] Brothers and sisters,As I expressed earlier, I did not want to communicate anything prior to the end of the meeting regarding the heat of the debates that followed the discussion taken by the majority of Primates in relation to the Episcopal Church of the United States (TEC). In other words, the temporary suspension for three years from all decision-making entities of the Communion, rooted in [TEC]’s decisions with respect to the Matrimonial Canon.Today I arrived in Brazil and would like to share a pastoral word with the Church regarding this matter. This issue took up a disproportionate amount of time from the meeting and was very difficult for all of the Primates. The most extreme position of the GAFCON primates was to demand an apology or require the withdrawal from the Communion of both TEC and the Church of Canada. This position caused a reaction that brought the Primates into the center of the debate, and the more progressive members sought alternatives that might have caused a drastic break in the Communion, along the lines of what the secular media had repeatedly predicted before and during the meeting. The final resolution what I call positive in terms of keeping the Primates at the table and with the desire to continue conversations on the emblematic grounds of sexuality. In the decision that was taken, the Church of Canada was not included, as there has not yet been a definitive decision taken at the synodical level regarding a matrimonial liturgy for same-sex couples.The impact of this decision certainly impacts and causes pain, not only in TEC, but in all churches who have answered the call of God to welcome all persons in pastoral need. As Bishop Michael Curry stated, TEC is responding to a pastoral need, that is not just a cultural issue, with a concrete response to people who love God, serve Him, and desire ardently to follow Jesus.Our IEAB (Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil), as well as other provinces in the Communion, has committed to a path of inclusion and community with LGBT persons, and depending on the decisions made in the next two or three years, we could live through situations that are similar to what TEC is currently experiencing.There is no doubt that the Communion is experiencing and deepening its division. The question that emerges is how we will live together with this division. Perhaps the easiest road is to avoid the cost of living with difference. It’s not the first time that TEC has had this experience.  But TEC has stayed firm in the resolution to participate and contribute to the Communion. TEC is not alone and we are together on the road of mission. One thing however needs to be stated. The secular and religious media seems not to have observed the final communiqué of the Primates’ Meeting in which declares condemnation of the churches that refuse (for testimonial fragility) to firmly condemn the attitudes and laws that insist on propagating homophobia and the criminalization of LGBT people.The Primates also affirmatively committed to the Sustainable Development objectives, to the cause of refugees, to the cause of people victimized by human trafficking, and to the defense of victims of sexual violence. And I regret that we did not spend more time discussing what, in my view, is really relevant to our testimony as the Church of Christ.All the above is stated without speaking of the climate of prayer that we experienced intensely during the meeting, with the participation in the daily offices, in the Eucharist, in the moments of silence and fasting we experienced in the Cathedral crypt, and the veneration of symbols such as the Holy Gospels of St. Augustine and the staff of St. Gregory, the pope who sent Augustine to evangelize the British Isles. For the first time in nearly 1500 years these two holy objects were together in the same place!We need to have the courage to recognize that our Communion continues divided. The decision of the Primates needs to be scrutinized by the Anglican Consultative Council, as this is the only legislative body entitled to decide on membership issues within the Communion.I will be convening a meeting of the House of Bishops [of the IEAB] to discuss this matter, in which we will compose a message of solidarity with TEC, and we will send this word out to the Communion.May God enable us to hear his call and make Jesus known and loved by all persons, regardless of their personal condition. May orthodoxy (professed by some) not become an impediment to the advancement of the Reign of God.From Your Primate.++ FranciscoEpiscopal Anglican Church of Brazil Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC By Francisco de Assis da SilvaPosted Jan 20, 2016 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

20 Jun

Oklahoma bishop honored for his commitment to human rights

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm We at Iron Gate feel so lucky to have Bishop Ed. He walks the walk of Jesus and encourages us all to open our hearts to the whole community, especially those who need a helping hand. We are grateful for his stalwart support and encouragement of Iron Gate’s ministry. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Ed Konieczny and his wife, Debbie, with guests at the Iron Gate’s Annual Founders’ Dinner. Photo: Iron Gate[Diocese of Oklahoma] For nearly 40 years, Iron Gate has served the homeless and working poor in Tulsa, Oklahoma through their Daily Soup Kitchen, Grocery Pantry, and Kids’ Pantry programs. Their mission is simple, “to feed the hungry and homeless of Tulsa—every day.” Iron Gate refers to those who partake in these ministries as “guests.” Iron Gate’s philosophy states that, “We are all guests on this Earth, and guests treat one another with courtesy, kindness and respect.”Iron Gate has served the homeless and working poor in Tulsa, Oklahoma through their Daily Soup Kitchen, Grocery Pantry, and Kids’ Pantry programs. Their mission is simple, “to feed the hungry and homeless of Tulsa—every day.” Iron Gate refers to those who partake in these ministries as “guests.” Iron Gate’s philosophy states that, “We are all guests on this Earth, and guests treat one another with courtesy, kindness and respect.”On March 31st, at Iron Gate’s Annual Founders’ Dinner, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, was honored by this ministry for his support, his continued commitment to human rights, and his dedication to respecting the dignity of every human being.In his brief remarks following the presentation of his award, Bishop Konieczny commended Iron Gate for its dedication and commitment to serving those in need. “Without your support, the hundreds of clients who depend so much on this ministry for their daily survival would find themselves in even more dire circumstances.” Continuing, he thanked all those in attendance for their support of this vital ministry, and challenged them to continue their dedication, “I invite all of us…to think of the men, women, and children, who through a variety of circumstances and challenges find themselves homeless and struggling; and then commit ourselves to reaching out as we are able to bringing them some sense of hope and peace in their lives.”Bishop Konieczny spoke of the growing discrimination and disenfranchisement of individuals and groups based exclusively on a single aspect: economic status, race, gender, etc. He shared his fear that this type of exclusion is merely a symptom of a world where we have lost the call of community and no longer value or respect the dignity of others. He stated, “We seem more inclined to point out those things which divide us, instead of that which might unite us with a common purpose of living our lives where all people have the opportunity to live into their fullest potential.”Bishop Konieczny urged all in attendance to reclaim their role as people of faith in this world, and all the responsibilities that entails. “We, as people of faith, have an obligation and responsibility to speak out…In the Christian Faith, our baptismal covenant call us to love our neighbors, strive for justice and peace in the world, and to respect the dignity of every human being…we can make a difference in our own communities by how we respond to those around us. Iron Gate is an example of that work.”In addition to Bishop Konieczny, Iron Gate honored Jonathan Moosmiller, Executive Chef at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa and a Certified Master Chef, whose volunteer work helps feed the homeless and working poor in Tulsa; Sterlin Harjo, an award-winning Native American filmmaker, whose feature and news films help enhance awareness of the needs of homeless Native Americans in our cities; and Alice Blue, a Fidelity Manager for the Carrera Pregnancy Prevention Program, whose public service helps empower youth and decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies.Speaking of the award recipients, Iron Gate’s Executive Director, Connie Cronley, stated, “Their work in the greater community reflects Iron Gate’s philosophy of treating all others with courtesy, kindness and respect…Not only do they support Iron Gate, their support of the homeless, the working poor, at-risk youth, Latinos and Native Americans extends throughout Tulsa, across the state and nationwide.”Iron Gate clarifies that it is not homelessness that walks through their doors, but rather poverty. Their numbers show that since the beginning of the recession, “The number of hungry people seeking food assistance at Iron Gate has increased 407%.” Meaning that in a, “church basement dining room with a seating capacity of 127, Iron Gate feeds 500+ people every day and distributes grocery bags to 300+ families every week.”Iron Gate’s Daily Soup Kitchen serves healthy, hearty, home-cooked meals daily and serves approximately 650 meals each day; serving 220,000 people in 2015. The Grocery Pantry distributes fresh groceries and produce three times a week, provides the opportunity for guests to visit the Grocery Pantry once-a-month, and serves approximately 300 bags of groceries to households each week; providing 32,000 bags of groceries in 2015. The Kids’ Pantry provides healthy, kid-friendly snacks to every guest of both the Daily Soup Kitchen and the Grocery Pantry under the age of 18; providing 16,000 Kids’ Packs in 2015.Although Iron Gate originally began as a ministry at Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, it has since increased and evolved so substantially, that it has grown into its own ministry organization separate from Trinity Church. Due to this growth, the Iron Gate Board of Directors has voted to build a new facility for this ministry organization. Iron Gate is still currently serving out of Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, but their capital campaign to raise the funds necessary to move is well underway. Iron Gate needs $9,000,000, which includes an operating reserve, to complete this move, and donors have already given $5,000,000 to help this incredible ministry!Despite the close quarters and crowded dining room, Iron Gate will continue to live into its mission, “to feed the hungry and homeless of Tulsa—every day” until they are able to move into their own new facilities. Once this move is complete, the ministry of Iron Gate will have the room it needs to continue to expand and grow in their service to those most in need in the Tulsa community.— Nicole Baxley is communications director for the Diocese of Oklahoma.  Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (1) Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Connie Cronley says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Oklahoma bishop honored for his commitment to human rights Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Nicole BaxleyPosted Apr 14, 2016 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. 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20 Jun

Churches step up action on climate change

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Comments (1) Edward J. Costello says: By Gavin Drake Posted Dec 13, 2016 Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Churches step up action on climate change In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Environment & Climate Change Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England is to launch a new data analysis tool to help investors monitor companies’ climate-related risks. The move comes as a student-led campaign to persuade institutions to withdraw investments from fossil fuels has reached $5.2 trillion. Meanwhile, a group of Massachusetts bishops in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church has questioned President-elect Donald J. Trump’s decision to appoint climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.Full article. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET December 15, 2016 at 12:00 am What about boycotting companies and individual businesspeople who deny climate change? Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

20 Jun

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows se convierte en el onceno Obispo de Indianápolis…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Susan Salisbury says: 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 La obispa Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows Saluda a la congregación luego de su consagración mientras Barbara Harris, al centro y la obispa Catherine Waynick observan complacidas. Foto de Meghan McConnell[Diócesis de Indianápolis] La Rda. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows fue ordenada y consagrada como el onceno obispo de Indianápolis el 29 de abril, convirtiéndose en la primera afroamericana que preside una diócesis en la historia de la Iglesia Episcopal y la primera mujer que sucede a otra como obispa diocesana.El obispo primado Michael Curry presidió la ceremonia como principal consagrante junto con más de 40 obispos de todo el ámbito de la Iglesia. Cerca de 1.400 personas participaron en el oficio que se celebró en Clowes Hall en el campus de la Universidad de Butler. El obispo de Chicago, Jeffrey D. Lee, fue el predicador. De 2012 hasta su elección episcopal, Baskerville-Burrows prestó servicios en el personal de Lee como directora de interconexiones en la Diócesis de Chicago.“Indianápolis, has llamado a una pastora fuerte, amorosa y sabia para que sea tu obispa”, dijo Lee en un sermón que fue interrumpido varias veces con aplausos. “Ella te amará, te retará, te dirá la verdad tal cual la ve y te invitará a decirla de la misma manera. Orará contigo en la primera ocasión que sea menester y cuidará de ti de manera que no disminuya tu propio empeño. Te facultará. Te dirigirá. Cuenta con eso”.La obispa Catherine Waynick entrega el báculo a la obispa Jennifer-Baskerville Burrows. En la consagración del sábado fue la primera vez en la historia de la Iglesia Episcopal que una mujer le transfiere la autoridad episcopal a otra. Foto de Meghan McConnell.Entre los coconsagrantes en el oficio se encontraba la Rvdma. Barbara Harris, la primera obispa de la Comunión Anglicana.  Antes de su consagración, Baskerville-Burrows le dijo al Indianapolis Star, “Lo primero que me viene a la mente es lo agradecida que estoy a las mujeres que me han precedido. Barbara Harris estará en mi consagración, y cuando pienso en lo que ella ha hecho por mí y como incluso me he encontrado a niñitas que decían ‘oh, Dios mío, ¿podré un día percibir ese llamado?’ Eso sencillamente lo es todo”.Harris se jubiló en 2003 como obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts y fue sucedida por la Rvdma. Gayle Harris (sin ningún parentesco con ella), que también fue una de las consagrantes de Baskerville-Burrows.  Los otros principales consagrantes fueron la obispa Catherine Waynick (su predecesora), el obispo de Indiana Norte Douglas Sparks, el obispo de Atlanta Robert Wright y William Gafkjen, obispo del Sínodo Indiana-Kentucky de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América.El orden del oficio para la ordenación y consagración se encuentra aquí.Ella fue entronizada al día siguiente en la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] en Indianápolis.Baskerville-Burrows fue electa en octubre por el clero y los líderes laicos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Indianápolis para dirigir 48 congregaciones que cuentan con cerca de 10.000 episcopales en el centro y sur de Indiana. Sucede a Waynick, que dirigió la diócesis de Indianápolis durante 20 años y que fue uno de las primeras obispas de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Situada en la encrucijada de Estados Unidos, esta diócesis tiene un llamado especial a restaurar, esperanzar y amar a un mundo que con demasiada frecuencia está temeroso, herido y polarizado”, dijo Baskerville-Burrows antes de su elección. “Veo a la Diócesis de Indianápolis como una comunidad inclusiva de esperanza que lleva la luz de Jesucristo al sur y centro de Indiana y al mundo”.Antes de su trabajo en Chicago, Baskerville-Burrows fue rectora de la iglesia episcopal de la Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Syracuse, Nueva York, donde también sirvió como capellana de la Universidad de Syracuse. Ella obtuvo una licenciatura de Smith College,  una maestría en planificación de la preservación histórica de la Universidad de Cornell y una maestría en teología de la Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico. Ella y su marido, Harrison, se conocieron en su ordenación al presbiterado en 1998 y se casaron en 2003. Tienen un hijo, Timothy, de 6 años, que asiste al kindergarten en la escuela episcopal de San Ricardo  [St. Richard’s Episcopal School] en Indianápolis. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ May 3, 2017 at 10:50 am For some reason not known to me I am receiving this newsletter in Spanish. While I speak and read some Spanish, English is my first language. Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Elections, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 House of Bishops Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows se convierte en el onceno Obispo de Indianápolis y en la primera afroamericana que encabeza una diócesis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted May 1, 2017 Ethnic Ministries, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (1) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

19 Jun

Benjah’s transformation brings his voice to Christian music

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Apopka Family, Faith & Food Festival Feature: BenjahBenjah will be performing in the Apopka Family, Faith & Food Festival Jan. 7 2017. Benjamin “Benjah” Thom is a critically acclaimed Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning songwriter, producer, and music engineer.Benjah was featured on and produced two tracks for Lecrae’s latest project entitled “Rehab.” It was nominated for both Grammy and Dove Awards while reaching #15 on the Billboard top 200 and #1 on Billboard Christian charts. He also produced and was featured on “Blacklight” by Tedashii, which hit the Billboard top 200 and was #1 on the Christian charts. Benjah was one of the original members of Group 1 Crew and had the opportunity to produce and write for five songs on their self-titled freshmen project with Word/Warner Records, and won a Dove award for album. He has also worked with many other artists including mainstream neo-soul singer Angie Stone.Benjah began pursuing music full-time after walking away from a football scholarship. He was was critically injured in a car accident that resulted in the death of the driver during his freshman year in college. He felt the Lord took away the idol of football and led him towards a career in Christian music.Pivotal events in life caused him to see that Christianity was not merely a singular thought or act, but, a life of mission, following Christ and reaching the masses with a testimony of Grace. Based on that, he set out to create an appealing unique sound with the good news weaved throughout hard beats and infectious melodies.Benjah has traveled worldwide and has lived in various contrasting places. He has called Orlando home for the past 10 years. Living among unique cultures and consuming their diverse musical styles has contributed greatly to the shaping of his distinct sound.Make sure to purchase your tickets online at: https://apopkafaithfestival.eventbrite.com/For physical tickets visit Chuck Wagon Homecooking or Nelson’s Insurance Services in Apopka more ticket locations to be listed next week. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Family Faith Food FestivalBenjah Previous articleLocal business Qorvo bringing 100 high-tech jobs to ApopkaNext articleApopka resident getting a “Habitat Home” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

19 Jun

Cookies and Milk with a Cop this morning

first_img 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous article7 Tips to Stress-Free Home BuyingNext articleApopka Police Department adds three officers to its family Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sharon Lee Gates June 17, 2017 at 8:12 amcenter_img The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. What a wonderful idea! I hope many attend! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Take your kids to the North Orange Library in Apopka this today from 10:30 am – 11:30 am to meet the officers of the Apopka Police Department for cookies and milk and a story. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative environment. The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Reply last_img read more