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Opportunity for kids with Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup

first_imgThat winning feeling: The winning team from last season’s tournament at Allianz Park get a pitch-side photographFROM OCTOBER, right through to April, every Premiership club will be hosting a tournament for junior clubs and your kids could take part.Your kids could soak up some Premiership atmosphereThe Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a nationwide series of under-11 and under-12 rugby festivals, with each grassroots festival being run in conjunction with Premiership Rugby and the Premiership Rugby club’s Community departments. The thriving tournament has now seen over 40,000 children take part since its inception in 2008.The intention of the festivals is to allow young rugby players to enjoy a tournament that is delivered to the highest standards and to inspire them to be like their rugby heroes. Stars of the relevant Premiership Rugby club come along to watch the young players in action, pass on some tips and sign autographs on the day. Sessions can be held by the likes of Leicester Tigers and England’s Toby Flood.In addition, Land Rover will be bringing their fantastic radio control cars to the festivals this season. The radio control cars are just as capable as the real thing and you will have the opportunity to test them for free across the challenging Everest, Sahara and Grand Canyon terrain. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The day begins with each team having a photo takenon the hallowed Twickenham turf, then after that all players are presented to a capacity crowd at half-time of the Final, where they do a lap of the pitch – all of which makes for a truly unforgettable day for the rugby stars of the future.To find out more about the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, including dates and locations of tournaments visit: www.premiershiprugby.com/landrovercupcenter_img The unique opportunities that the festivals offer do not end once the day is over, as each of the winning teams are then invited to take their place on the coveted Parade of Champions. This Parade sees all of the winning teams come to Twickenham, the home of English Rugby, for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final.last_img read more

Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup?

first_img After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,… Top Dog: Wilkinson played in four Rugby World Cups (Getty Images) Expand Rugby World Cup Groups Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby World Cup Groups Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… Indeed it was Fox who scored the most points in one tournament as he led the All Blacks to victory in 1987 scoring 126 points.The most points in a match by a single player is New Zealander Simon Culhane who scored 45 points against Japan in 1995. This was part of their 145-17 victory which saw Culhane convert 20 of the tries and score one of his own. It is difficult to see how that will be broken!Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Scotland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guidecenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand In this piece we take a look at which players have scored the most points in the history of the tournament. Expand Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup?As you would expect, the answer to who has scored the most points in the Rugby World Cup, is a kicker. Kickers of conversions and penalties regularly rack up the points especially when they play for a good team. The big teams often amass a huge number of tries against weaker opposition in the tournament and as a result the kicker can do the same with their own personal points tally. But who has the most? We answer all here.As it stands, arguably the greatest kicker of all time, Englishman Jonny Wilkinson sits atop the standings with 277 points. In 19 appearances he had one try, 28 conversions, 58 penalties and 14 drop-goals across four World Cups going from 1999 to 2011.Second Spot: Hastings comes in behind Wilkinson (Getty Images)Gavin Hastings of Scotland follows 50 points behind although he had six less appearances than Jonny. The next three players rounding out the top-5 are Michael Lynagh of Australia and then Dan Carter and Grant Fox from New Zealand. 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. England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Scotland failed to reach the quarter-finals for only…last_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: Namibia v Canada – Cancelled

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 台風19号の影響で、本日の試合が中止になったカナダ代表 @RugbyCanadaそのまま釜石の町に残り、ボランティア活動を行いました#RWC2019 #RWC釜石 #NAMvCAN pic.twitter.com/bwTpHAJPsV— ラグビーワールドカップ (@rugbyworldcupjp) October 13, 2019Head-to-headPlayed – 2Namibia wins – 0Canada wins – 2Most recent meeting – Namibia 13-17 Canada (7 November 2014)Despite a try from Jacques Burger, Namibia lost narrowly to Canada in Colwyn Bay in Wales. Gordon McRorie kicked 12 points and Nanyak Dala got a try for Canada.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. TAGS: CanadaNamibia Expand Collapse History makers? Namibia were hoping for their first-ever World Cup win (Getty Images) Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide The last team to qualify for the tournament,… Rugby World Cup Groups The typhoon hit the Kamaishi area later than Tokyo/Yokohama because it is situated further north on the island of Honshu.The Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium was built to remember those who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and staged Uruguay’s memorable win over Fiji earlier in the tournament. The Namibia-Canada game, which was due to kick off at 12.15am local time (4.15am UK & Ireland time), would have been its second match of the World Cup.World Rugby Chief Operating Officer and Tournament Director Alan Gilpin said: “The safety of teams, fans, volunteers and workforce is our number one priority. Following strong direction from the Prefecture of Iwate and the City of Kamaishi, we were left with no option but to cancel the match on safety grounds.“Our hearts go out to the teams and also their fans, but also the people of Kamaishi, who have been incredible during what has been a special journey in recent years. Nobody will be more disappointed than them, but also nobody would have better empathy with the decision.”Despite the disappointment of having their final match cancelled, Canada players and staff went to help with the recovery efforts in the area following the typhoon… Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Namibia booked their place once again at the…center_img Following the cancellation of their match in Kamaishi, @RugbyCanada players headed out to help with recovery efforts, showing the true values of the game. Amazing scenes and brilliant to see from the team. #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/jdXQlyD2ZM Rugby World Cup Groups Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Typhoon Hagibis causes cancellation of match due to be played in Kamaishi 2019 Rugby World Cup: Namibia v CanadaThis Pool B match between Namibia and Canada has been cancelled on safety grounds due to Typhoon Hagibis.These two sides were both chasing their first wins at Japan 2019 – Namibia their first-ever World Cup victory – but with an evacuation order still in operation in the Kamaishi area the match has been called off.A statement from tournament organisers said: “Kamaishi is situated in a highly mountainous area, including mountains directly behind the main stand of the stadium. There have been landslides and flooding in the vicinity of the stadium and along access roads to the venue following torrential rain throughout the night.”The result will now be classed as a 0-0 draw with both teams awarded two match points.RELATED RUGBY WORLD CUP CONTENT A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide 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. — Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 13, 2019 Expandlast_img read more

What’s inside the May 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine?

first_img What’s inside the May 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine?There’s nothing like a global pandemic to put sport in perspective. Usually sport can be a welcome distraction, an escape from more serious happenings in the world. This is not to say it allows us to ignore those situations, merely that it can provide some light relief.While watching live rugby is not an option right now, we’ve compiled a range of engaging articles, from the Lions to LA, in the latest issue of Rugby World magazine to keep you entertained in these uncertain times.If you can’t get to the shops to buy a copy, you can find out how to download the digital edition to your tablet here. We also have incredible subscription offers, including three issues for just £5 – find out more here.Here’s what’s inside the May 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine…British & Irish Lions 2021RW columnist Stephen Jones turns selector to pick his playing squad to take on world champions South Africa next year – will you agree with his choices?Badge of honour: The Lions line-up for the first Test in New Zealand in 2017 (Getty Images)State of the nationsThis year’s Six Nations may have been fractured but there was still plenty for former England fly-half Stuart Barnes to glean. He gives his verdict on the teams and predicts how the tournament will play out – should it be completedProfessional v amateurModern-day pros are bigger, faster and stronger than ever before, but how far away are amateurs from hitting similar heights? Rugby World used GPS data to compare the two, with fascinating resultsWales centre Nick Tompkins“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.” The Saracens centre opens up on opting for Wales instead of England and reflects on an eventful seasonCentre of attention: Nick Tompkins makes a break against England (Getty Images)Rugby in a war zoneIn the darkest corners of a conflicted world, RW’s Alan Dymock discovers how rugby has created a bit of lightHow to fix the Women’s Six Nations“A tournament should never just be a two-horse race.” Wasps Ladies director of rugby Giselle Mather gives her verdict on the championshipIreland half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have been Ireland talismans for a decade, but who will be next to wear the nine and ten jerseys? RW’s Tom English investigates Top pairing: Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have been highly successful for Ireland (Getty Images)Should South Africa join the Six Nations?Rugby World gets views from both the northern and southern hemisphere on this hotly-debated topicBenjamin Kayser columnThe former France hooker gives his thoughts on les Bleus’ Six Nations campaign and how the team are shaping up for RWC 2023Downtime with… Poppy CleallThe England Women’s second-row talks bare bottoms, coach tricks and Champagne moments in our offbeat Q&APower surge: Poppy Cleall scored a hat-trick against Wales in the Six Nations (Getty Images)My life in pictures… Mathieu BastareaudFor a decade the French centre was one of Europe’s brightest stars and now he’s part of MLR in the US. He reflects on his amazing journeyDOWNLOAD RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S DIGITAL EDITION HEREClub hero Jono RossThe back-row is a star performer for Sale Sharks, but why are England overlooking him? RW’s Alan Pearey speaks to those who know him bestScotland lock Scott CummingsThe Glasgow second-row on learning from various mentors to become a regular for his countryHigh standards: Scott Cummings wins a lineout against Ireland (Getty Images)Northampton scrum-half Alex MitchellThe Saints nine and England apprentice talks garden cricket, rugby league and cancelled holidaysLA SevensWith the USA leg of the World Sevens Series in Los Angeles for the first time since 2006, Rugby World headed to the City of Angels to go behind the scenes TAGS: Highlight Show of support: USA fans dressed as Eagles during the LA Sevens (Getty Images)Plus, there’s all this…Glasgow wing Ratu TagiveTop tips on how to vary kick-offsIreland Women’s captain Ciara GriffinEx-England centre Tom May on his latest charity featAnalysis of Edinburgh’s attackJames Hook talks about writing a children’s bookThe Secret Player on rugby in FranceAustralia Sevens captain Nick MaloufA rugby rant on ‘project players’Rising stars Kayleigh Powell and Amelia HarperInside the mind of… Shane WilliamsThe Secret Referee on deliberate knock-onsThe May 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale until 4 May 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From the Lions to LA, the latest edition has plenty to keep you entertained during these uncertain timeslast_img read more

Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_img Bear hug: Bristol did a number on Northampton in the reverse league fixture in February (Getty Images) A suspension has deprived Bristol of their chosen captain at Ashton Gate tonight. But the Bears start as firm favourites against a Saints side struggling for confidence Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, then SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Bristol v Northampton kicks off at 8.45pm on SuperSport Variety 2.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Check out ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from anywhereOff we go again! Barely has the dust settled on Gallagher Premiership round 18 than we’re launching into round 19, with Bristol and Northampton squaring up (7.45pm) after their mixed fortunes last Friday night.Third-placed Bristol, 36-13 winners at Worcester, will need more of the same as they try to ensure they aren’t the team squeezed out in a five-way tussle for a play-off spot. Victory for the Bears tonight at Ashton Gate – where Saints have won on both previous visits – will enable Pat Lam’s men to leapfrog Sale into second place.Director of Rugby Lam makes eight changes from the side that started at Sixways. Siale Piutau was initially named as captain but pulled out after being given a three-match ban by a disciplinary panel last night. He was cited for punching and will also miss the Premiership match with Wasps and a European Challenge Cup quarter-final against the Dragons.DID YOU KNOW? These two teams have picked up more yellow cards than anyone else in this season’s Premiership, with Saints (12) one ahead of Bristol (11)Worcester’s Andrew Kitchener was sent off in the match – by Wayne Barnes, tonight’s TMO – and also copped a three-match ban. But Lam said he was “shocked” that no disciplinary action was taken following an illegal challenge on Bristol centre Semi Radradra.Lam said: “If he feels that Siale Piutau defending himself as two guys come in at him is a red card and self-defence, and yet feels that the Semi Radradra one with a swinging arm with full contact to the face is not, then the one thing about the process is we can’t do anything about it. Tony Diprose (citing officer) has the only say on it. We have to move on and let it go.”With Piutau unavailable, Luke Morahan comes into the back three, Piers O’Conor switches to inside-centre and Ioan Lloyd joins the bench. Callum Sheedy takes over the captaincy.Radradra, who made a best-of-round 17 carries and 197m at Worcester, again starts while Chris Cook is among the replacements and in line for his Bears debut. Scrum-half Harry Randall (knee) and Max Lahiff (concussion) are the latest additions to the injury list.Razzle-dazzle: Semi Radradra makes a break against Worcester at Sixways last Friday (Getty Images)Northampton arrive in a state of flux, the optimism that accompanied their scintillating early-season form long since dissipated. The offloads that were sticking last autumn are now going to ground and four defeats in five since the resumption has realistically put paid to their hopes of qualifying for the knockout phase.They are a better side than recent results suggest but will be firm underdogs tonight as DoR Chris Boyd fields a youthful squad. The side, an entirely new XV from that beaten 22-19 by Exeter, includes teenager Tommy Freeman at full-back and a first start for scrum-half Tom James, signed from Doncaster Knights this summer.Tom Collins is absent having picked up a foot injury last Friday, so wing Josh Gillespie is primed for his league debut off the bench. Senior Academy prospects Karl Garside, Tui Uru and Reuben Bird-Tulloch are also hoping to seize their opportunity in the West Country.Bristol had a hand in sparking Saints’ league slide this season, coming from behind to win 20-14 at Franklin’s Gardens in February. Tries by Henry Purdy and Lewis Thiede that day enabled Bristol to close the gap on Saints to four points. Fast-forward and Bristol are now 12 points above their visitors. Watch highlights of the sides’ last meeting here…Bristol: Charles Piutau; Luke Morahan, Semi Radradra, Piers O’Conor, Alapati Leiua; Callum Sheedy (capt), Andy Uren; Jake Woolmore, Harry Thacker, Kyle Sinckler, Dave Attwood, Joe Joyce, Chris Vui, Ben Earl, Nathan Hughes.Replacements: 16 Will Capon, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Peter McCabe, 19 Steven Luatua, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Max Malins, 23 Ioan Lloyd.Northampton: Tommy Freeman; Ryan Olowofela, Fraser Dingwall, Piers Francis, Taqele Naiyaravoro; James Grayson, Tom James; Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi, Mikey Haywood, Ehren Painter, Alex Moon, Nick Isiekwe, Jamie Gibson, Lewis Ludlam (capt), Shaun Adendorff.Replacements: 16 Reece Marshall, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 Karl Garside, 19 Lewis Bean, 20 Tui Uru, 21 Henry Taylor, 22 Reuben Bird-Tulloch, 23 Josh Gillespie.Young leader: Lewis Ludlam captains a Saints team trying to arrest an untimely slide (Getty Images)Here we explain how to find a reliable Bristol v Northampton live stream wherever you are.How to watch Bristol v Northampton from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Bristol v Northampton this evening, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free. Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Bristol v Northampton from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 6.45am on Wednesday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from the UKBristol v Northampton, which kicks off at 7.45pm tonight, will be shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they’re showing every Premiership game played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassClubs are also working with BT Sport to allow season ticket-holders free access to home games on the channel’s app.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Bristol v Northampton takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch Bristol v Northampton (kick-off 8.45pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Bristol v Northampton will kick off at 2.45pm EST and 11.45am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Bristol v Northampton live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and you can watch Bristol v Northampton from 4.45am on Wednesday morning (AEST).The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO, so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle offer Can’t get to the shops? 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Landmark Christian-Muslim Peace Summit opens in Beirut

first_img Rector Albany, NY by Eileen White ReadPosted Jun 19, 2012 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Belleville, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Pierre Whalon says: June 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm Someone once shared with me the importance of humble goals. I pray for a good outcome for this summit. A deepening commitment to persist in dialogue would be a good outcome, wouldn’t it? The world needs this so very much. May God bless this meeting! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group June 20, 2012 at 11:34 am I just love how ECUSA supports and works with groups hostile to U.S. interests rather than supporting a U.S. ally. June 20, 2012 at 10:29 am Such a huge difference between the goals and the facts on the ground. At it’s best, it can only be one piece of the puzzle. Still, it’s an important piece even if a small step forward. I would join in prayers for success through this channel. The article doesn’t say how this was reported in the Middle East media– I hope it was favorable. Why is it that it doesn’t seem to have appeared in Western media?I think President Gemayel’s and Bishop Chane’s comments were particularly cogent. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Barbara Bloom says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jeff Parker says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm As one who witnessed with admiration the tireless efforts of Canon Peterson, then-bishop John Chane, and their competent support staff for the first Christian-Muslim Peace Summit held at Washington National Cathedral, I join all in prayer for a sacred and peaceful outcome for this summit. I share the comment above about the curious fact we’ve seen nothing (?) in the national press about this crucial work for peace. Maybe today? Prayers and gratitude abound. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Middle East June 22, 2012 at 11:25 am Possibly because western media does not see ECUSA as having much ability to impact world events in any significant fashion. Most of the “press” coverage I see for ECUSA comes from what 815 pays to put in prnewswire. [Episcopal News Service, Beirut] The Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, a former Episcopal bishop of Washington and four Iranian Shi’ite Muslims, two holding the rank of ayatollah, are among the religious leaders who’ve traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, for the second Christian-Muslim peace summit organized by Washington National Cathedral.The three-day conference, which opened June 18, is taking place against a regional backdrop that includes the conflict spilling into Lebanon from nearby Syria, the chaotic Egyptian elections, the threat of nuclear strikes between Israel and Iran, and following the 45th anniversary of the 1967 war that ended in the occupation of the Palestinian Territories.Shi’ite Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri, one of four Iranian religious leaders participating in the Beirut summit on the Middle East, addresses the dozens of participating religious representatives, including (L to R) former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel, leader of the Christian Phalange party,Sunni Sheikh Malek Shaar, Mufti of Tripoli & North Lebanon, and Catholic Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo. Photo/Eileen ReadThe highest ranking clergyman of the Iranian group, Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri, invoked the sense of near-emergency felt by many of the delegates, as he urged the dozens of religious leaders – representing nearly all strains of Christianity and Islam – to envision “the heaven and passion of coexistence,” adding that “dialogue was born with humanity itself.”The international peace summits – two more are planned – were organized at Washington National Cathedral by the Rt. Rev. John B. Chane, 8th bishop of Washington, D.C., and the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, director of the cathedral’s Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation.The first event, held at Washington national Cathedral in May 2010 brought together Shi’ite clergy from other countries with Sunni Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant representatives. Over three days of meetings, the group hammered out a call to action asking “government and community leaders to promote peace and reconciliation efforts worldwide,” especially in the Holy Land. [Details of the 2010 summit are available here.]The 2012 Beirut summit, themed “Building Justice and Peace in a Violent, Changing World,” was opened by former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel, a Maronite Christian leader whose brother and son were both assassinated while holding political office. Standing in Beirut’s new Al-Amin Mosque, Gemayel called on the group not to try to “reduce differences,” but rather to find commonality through dialogue so that they could together “face the world of fundamentalism and other-ism.”The distinctive head pieces worn by Lebanese Sunni Muslim mufti were much in evidence at the Christian-Muslim summit, held in Beirut at the city’s central mosque and its Maronite Catholic cathedral. Photo/Eileen ReadOne of the Beirut summit’s principal areas of discussion is the plight of religious minorities throughout the world, with focus on how the Muslim minority is treated in the West, and how the Christian minority is treated in the East. Another theme is the importance of overcoming a culture of religious disbelief and indifference to religion in the developed world.Said Chane: “It’s clear that once faith is either removed from public life or is challenged as a guide for compassionate care of the other through the values of kindness and goodness … then a vacuum is created. When such a vacuum occurs, fringe elements from both religions corruptly reinterpret time-honored core teachings and religious values in order to support their own personal or political needs and desires.”Among those assembled are Anglican Communion officials known for interfaith work, including former archbishop of Canterbury George L. Carey; Bishop Michael Ipgrave of Woolwich, England, and former interfaith relations adviser to the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England; and Clare Amos, inter-religious programme executive of the World Council of Churches.Organizers of the Beirut Summit (from left), the Rev. Canon John Peterson and Bishop John Chane, 8th Bishop of Washington, D.C., discuss the need for greater Christian-Muslim dialogue with Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani. Photo/Eileen ReadAlso attending is Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, leader of 30 parishes and more than 30 social service institutions throughout Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, and Israel. Dawani reminded the group of the crucial importance of “strengthing the Christian presence in the Middle East and the Holy Land in particular.” Sounding the summit’s theme of interdependency, he noted that the presence of Christians in the Holy Land “will not be improved without widespread support of Christians worldwide and our Muslim and Jewish friends and neighbors.”Young Episcopalians from the U.S. are represented by the Rev. Chloe Breyer, executive director of the Interfaith Center of New York and a well-known author, blogger, and public speaker.Catholic representatives include Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.; and Fr. Paul Rouhana Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches.Rounding out this group are representatives from other Catholic denominations prevalent in the Middle East, including the dominant Maronite Church from Lebanon, the Melkites, and the Armenians.The large Lebanese Sunni group is led by the Mufti of Tripoli & North Lebanon, Sheikh Malek Shaar. A Sunni woman is participating from Egypt, Sanaa Aly Marei Makhlouf, a professor at American University of Cairo.“It was a stimulating and engaging start to the conference, in which presentations by the Sunni and Roman Catholic delegations opened the discussion,” said Carey. “I think it was a very good day.” The Shi’ite and Anglican Communion principals, along with their delegations, will be making their presentation on the second day of the summit.Many of the principals who attended the much-smaller gathering two years ago praised the summit organizers for moving the second round to the Middle East. “It’s an important statement of our ongoing commitment to work toward reconciliation in a way that can make a real difference to people of the region, both Christians and Muslims,” said Amos.Following the opening session, the summit received enormous press coverage on Lebanese television, radio, and print media, as well as Middle East-based cable channels Alhurra and Al Jazeera. “This,” noted Peterson, “reflects the importance of the summit in finding ways to work towards justice and peace.”— Eileen Read is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles.center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events 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 Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm Jesus said in his words in John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and don’t be afraid. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Landmark Christian-Muslim Peace Summit opens in Beirut Episcopalians attend event organized by Washington National Cathedral Charles Smith says: 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 June 20, 2012 at 4:16 am The first Christian-Muslim Summit had Anglican representatives, no Protestants. They were Bishop Suheil Dawani, Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Bishop Chane, Clare Amos, and myself.Thank you. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (8) The Rev. Scherry Fouke says: Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN June 21, 2012 at 10:16 am Men, men, men. 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Update on Colorado congregations’ response to wildfires

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Update on Colorado congregations’ response to wildfires Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Diocese of Colorado, Office of the Bishop] With fires raging around the state, parishes in many communities are affected by and responding to the worst wildfires the state has seen in some time.The Waldo Canyon fire in the Colorado Springs area exploded overnight and ran into neighborhoods on the northwest side of Colorado Springs. Authorities now estimate at least 100 homes have been lost.  With more than 32,000 people in the area evacuated, parishes in Colorado Springs have been working to pair parishioners who are evacuated with other parishioners who have room. The Rev. Sally Hubbell, an associate priest at St. Michael’s, which was in the evacuation area, said, “I think half our parish is staying with the other half.”Chapel of Our Saviour, also in Colorado Springs, is offering to help find homes for evacuees, as is St. Matthias in Monument. Grace & St. Stephen’s is also working to pair those with rooms to spare with those who have had to leave their homes, and will host St. Michael’s for services on Sunday if St. Michael’s remains under an evacuation order.Chapel of Our Saviour has also been collecting supplies requested by local agencies offering support to evacuees and firefighters, including Care and Share and Westside Cares. They’ve also offered their parish hall to St. Michael’s as they need it.Today mandatory evacuations spread into Teller County and the Woodland Park area. Cathedral Ridge, the diocesan conference and retreat center outside of Woodland Park, has closed for the next seven days. Their staff is facilitating alternative locations for groups who had reservations there during that time.Episcopal Relief & Development has been in touch with the office of the bishop to see how they can help. The office of the bishop will take donations designated for fire relief and get them to either parishes in the area, Episcopal Relief & Development, or local agencies who are providing direct services to evacuees, firefighters and those who have lost property.There are also evacuations in Boulder, thanks to the Flagstaff Fire, which remains relatively small at something over 200 acres, but given weather conditions, authorities are concerned it could grow. And, in the Fort Collins area, the High Park Fire has burned more than 87,000 acres and 257 homes.  Authorities there hope that favorable weather conditions in the area will allow evacuees to return to their neighborhoods within the next 48 hours.There are also fires burning near Mancos and Pagosa Springs in southwestern Colorado. The Rev. Bob Seney, who serves the vicar at St. Paul’s in Mancos, reports that conditions there are improving.  “A light rain last night helped and clouds are helping to keep lower temps this a.m., “ he reports. “All of this is helping the fire fighters.  They are positive in their reports, but always with the warning that with a fire things can change quickly.”  The Rev. Doug Neel, rector at St. Patrick’s in Pagosa, reports that ranches in that area have been evacuated due to the Little Sand Creek Fire, which is 30 percent contained at this point.The Rev. Dean Smith, who serves as the vicar at Peace in Christ Episcopal / Lutheran ministry in Elizabeth, sent this Litany in Time of Wildfires from the Rocky Mountain Synod (ECLA):Litany in Time of WildfiresThis litany may be used by those who are concerned by the destruction of wildfires.Holy God, in the wake of fires that devour and consume,Refresh us with the water of life.In the barren places of ash and dust,Restore us with the water of life.When all we can see is devastation and despair,Renew us with the water of life.When those whose vocations are to protect the property of others are tired and weary,Renew them with the water of life.When the creatures of the forest are frightened, displaced, or injured,Renew them with the water of life.When the fires have ceased, the cycle of renewal begins, and the plants and animals return,Renew them with the water of life.In Christ, we are washed clean.We are refreshed.In Christ, we drink from the wellspring of hope.We are restored.In Christ, we dance in the fountain of life.We are renewed.Thanks be to God. Amen.— based upon a Litany from ELCA worship resources. See additional resources at that link.Local agencies who are assisting with the Colorado Springs fire include:Pikes Peak Area Red CrossCare and ShareThe Salvation Army Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL By Beckett StokesPosted Jun 27, 2012 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Convention OKs continued trial use of ‘Holy Women, Holy Men’

first_img Rector Collierville, TN General Convention 2012, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 General Convention, Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Harry Coverston says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY (The Rev.) Robert A. Hargreaves says: Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Rev. Dr. Linda L. Lowry, Chaplain USAF Retired says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm This is all so sad…very little of any of this affirms the Authority of Holy Scripture, or depends upon it for “research” particularly into future mariage. Very, very sad. Rector Albany, NY Fr. William W Haslett III says: Rector Knoxville, TN The Very Rev. David Thurlow of South Carolina goes over wording changes in an amendment to a resolution with the Rev. Susan Williams of Western New York during a meeting of the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee.Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] The 77th General Convention in Indianapolis made headlines when it approved a provisional rite of blessing for lifelong same-gender relationships (Resolution A049). But it also considered 35 resolutions on a wide range of other liturgical issues, from authorizing continued trial use of Holy Women, Holy Men to considering the best way to translate the prayer book into other languages.Calendar commemorationsNearly one-third of the resolutions involved commemorations on the church calendar.The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music will continue revising Holy Women, Holy Men during the 2013-2015 triennium, in part by soliciting responses from the church, according to Resolution A051. Holy Women, Holy Men was first presented to the 2009 General Convention as a major revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts, the church’s commemoration of various saints and occasions not included as major holy days on the calendar of the Book of Common Prayer. The new version, which added many new commemorations to the church calendar, was in trial use during this triennium. That status will continue during 2013-2015.The convention directed SCLM (via Resolution A052) to consult with Executive Council’s Committee on the Status of Women, the Episcopal Women’s History Project and other organizations of women in the church to identify women suitable for inclusion in the calendar and to develop liturgical material for their commemoration. It proposed trial use of additional commemorations and propers for: James Solomon Russell, Emily Cooper, Junia and Andronicus, Pauli Murray, the first ordination of women to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, the baptisms of Manteo and of Virginia Dare, and Thecla.General Convention referred various potential commemorations to SCLM: Whiting Griswold; Dr. Artemisia Bowden; the Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano; Daniel Sylvester Tuttle; George W. Foote; Edward N. Goddard; William “Bowtie Bill” White; Deaconess Anna Ellison Butler Alexander; Emily Malbone Morgan; and Dag Hammarskjold.Marriage task forceThe convention authorized creating a task force of up to 12 members to study marriage (via Resolution A050). It directed the task force to consult with married couples, single adults and those “in other lifelong committed relationships” as well as with other churches in the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church’s ecumenical partners.General Convention also directed the task force to consult with SCLM and the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons about addressing clergy’s pastoral needs “to officiate at a civil marriage of a same-sex couple” in states where it is legal. During a July 5 discussion by the General Convention Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee, the Very Rev. David Thurlow of the Diocese of South Carolina objected to taking an action he said was contrary to the understanding of marriage in the wider Christian church, including the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches.The task force was told to report its progress to the 78th meeting of convention in July 2015 in Salt Lake City.But Deputy Katrina Hamilton from the Diocese of Olympia, who identified herself as a single heterosexual woman, said she’d like to see the church “have a serious conversation” about marriage. “I think we need this for all of us, not just for our gay and lesbian friends and brothers and sisters, but for me as well.”Animal and creation ritesThe convention approved new rites and prayers for the care of beloved animals (Resolution A054). The resolution calls for the liturgies to be made available “for use in a variety of settings to provide pastorally for people caring for animals.” They include a rite for when a beloved animal dies as well as prayers for when animals are adopted, ill or lost or missing, when an animal is euthanized, when a farm or wild animal dies and when animals suffer during warfare.Proposed “Liturgical Materials for Honoring God in Creation” (Resolution A053) were referred to the SCLM for further revision in anticipation of their reintroduction at General Convention 2015.Lectionary and translationsThe convention authorized changes in the Book of Common Prayer lectionary to conform with the Revised Common Lectionary (Resolution A059). But it also authorized continued use of the 1979 prayer book lectionary instead of the RCL, with the local bishop’s permission (Resolution B009).“It’s not the goal of this resolution to supplant the Revised Common Lectionary,” said the resolution’s proposer, legislative committee member Springfield Bishop Daniel Martins. “It is rather a request for some pastoral charity in that, as a bishop, I have received several requests from clergy in my own diocese to allow them to continue using the 1979 lectionary.”The convention approved Resolution A062 to allow for translations of the prayer book into other languages “so that such translations reflect the idiomatic style and cultural context of those languages.”Concerning Bible translations, the convention approved Resolution D021 authorizing the use of the Contemporary English Version (1995), the Contemporary English Version Global (2005) and the Common English Bible (2011) for lectionary readings.It referred Resolution A061 concerning authorizing other Bible translations to the SCLM for further research and review.In convention discussions and during informal pre-convention discussions on the House of Bishops and Deputies listserv, some had objected to the use of The Message because they said it was a paraphrase rather than a translation. The convention legislative committee initially recommended the resolution pass without adding The Message and deleting the currently approved Good News Bible on those grounds. The resolution explanation had described The Message as a text “that greatly improves upon the Good News Bible.”Committee member the Rev. Ernesto Medina of Nebraska said he was glad when an amended version of the resolution returned to the committee for consideration because, “in the area of unintended consequences,” deleting the Good News Bible would have meant that the Spanish translation of that Bible – the one most commonly used in Latino ministry – no longer was authorized.The amended resolution would have included authorizing using the English Standard Version (2007) with the New Oxford ESV Apocryphal (2009). The committee recommended the resolution to the SCLM for further study.Electronic availabilityThe legislative committee spent some time discussing the electronic availability of liturgical resources, how much it cost to produce such materials and whether they should be available to users at no cost. The committee also requested and heard testimony from Church Publishing Inc. officials about these issues and heard from Martins about an offer from Forward Movement to potentially be involved in producing such materials. Ultimately, the convention referred two related resolutions to the SCLM.DO60 had asked convention to direct SCLM to start planning during 2013-2015 “for the structuring of all liturgical and musical resources as format- and platform-independent content, so that it may be made freely available to any device or medium,” and return to the 2015 General Convention with a plan to move forward.D079 would have directed church center staff “to gather and make electronically available and easily accessible, both online for downloads and in electronic media such as CD-ROM, DVD and their successor technologies, all liturgical resources adopted for permanent or trial use by General Convention, as soon as reasonably feasible” but not later than the end of 2013.Other resolutionsOther liturgy-related resolutions General Convention approved include:• A048, directing the SCLM to form a congregational song task force and to develop and expand the work started in the World Music Project.• A055, making available “Daily Prayer for All Seasons,” a set of liturgical materials for use by those wishing to pray or meditate throughout the day.• A056, continuing revision of the Book of Occasional Services.• A057, authorizing continued use of Enriching Our Worship 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.• A058, directing the SCLM “to continue to collect, review and disseminate materials to address Christian anti-Judaism” in Scriptures and liturgical texts.• A060, continuing work on liturgies for the adoption of children.• A166, urging participation in the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, which begins the first Sunday in March.— Sharon Sheridan is an Episcopal News Service correspondent and was a member of the ENS news team at General Convention. July 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm I am glad to see the article mention The Contemporary English Version and the Contemporary English Version Global. (Global has metric measurements, not British) The translation is set at a 4th grade reading level, and is especially meant to be read orally and listened to. When readings for the Gospel of John come up, that have the word “the Jews” translating hoi Ioudaioi, consider CEV, as you will find “the Jewish leaders” or “the leaders” or “the people.” I have been involved in interfaith work for a couple of years, and have an ear attentive to how our words can sometimes lead themselves to unfortunate connotations and misunderstandings.If you buy a copy, get the American Bible Society with Deuterocanonicals and Apocrypha. The art work is middle-Eastern (not blue-eyed blond northern European). Or, if you go to Bible Gateway on line, the entire text (excluding the Deuterocanonicals and Apocrypha) is available online. I thank the bishops and deputies of GC 77 approving D021.And, yes, I have a Common English Bible. I most often read NRSV in worship and on occasion feel I should be reading something else.Personally, I regret The Message was not approved. There are times I will read the gospel in NRSV and then read The Message to begin the sermon. Some of the parables are unbelievably good. If/when it is approved, I would use it judiciously and rarely. I first heard The Message read at an ecumenical service in a Methodist church, and the reader read I Corinthians 13. I heard that chapter like I had never heard it before.My contacts at the American Bible Society pointed out that the CEV was not designed to replace the Good News but to supplement the Good News. I know that an Episcopal priest who works at the ABS will be in touch with SCLM about the Good News Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 22, 2012 at 12:12 am I wish I could let you know how much I disagree. But whatever I say would be censored. I have been censored before, not because I wasn’t nice, but just because I disagreed.Grant, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA) Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Tags Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Convention OKs continued trial use of ‘Holy Women, Holy Men’ Gathering also approves 1979 lectionary option, refers creation rites for more work Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC July 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm I am delighted to hear of this approval by Convention. I was the original author of the resolution to include the Dorchester Chaplains and I had tremendous support from the Bishop for the Armed Forces and two other diocesans. I thank God for David Fox, nephew of Chaplain, Lieutenant George Fox who gave his life aboard the Dorchester along with the three other chaplains: Lieutenant Alexander Goode, Clark Poling and John Washington. David Fox helped me with my research and the prayers I wrote for the submission and invited me to present them at their annual meeting. Please visit: http://immortalchaplains.org/home.htm for further information. Thank you for your support. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Grant Carson says: Comments (7) 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS r h lewis says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY July 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm Will there be a response link for “Holy Women, Holy Men” as was true after the Trial Use 3 years ago?Have the previous response materials been collated? Is there a report on the responses ? Available thru’ what link? Thank you for any info. R H Lewis Liturgy & Music Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 17, 2012 July 18, 2012 at 8:31 am This is not the Episcopal Church in which I was ordained fifty years ago. But I am grateful. My life today is spent working among non-church people, mostly in jails and prisons, and a lot of what I did in parish ministry had nothing to do with the lives of such people. Today I feel that the Episcopal Church is a lot closer to those people’s lives. I have not always been very proud to be an Episcopalian. Today, more often than not, I am very proud and thankful. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm Wow. What a convention! Now *this* is the Episcopal Church I thought I had joined 40 years ago! Intelligent, humane, concerned for justice and creation. Yes, that’s still a church worth loving and serving. Les Singleton says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

Iraq airstrikes not a solution, says Syrian priest

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Squeezing ISIS’ source of funds is a better solution than airstrikes, the Rev. Nadim Nassar tells a gathering at St. John’s (Stone) Church. He also says”religious reconciliation” is necessary to rebuild trust in Syria and Iraq. Photo: Beatrice Paez[Anglican Journal] The U.S.-led airstrike campaign is hardly a plausible solution to quelling the encroaching and horrific reign of Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, says the Rev. Nadim Nassar, the lone Syrian Anglican minister and director of the London, England-based, Christian charity, Awareness Foundation.“It can’t be the solution because it only adds to the casualties and destruction to the region,” said Nassar, who spoke at a gathering Oct. 28 at St. John’s (Stone) Church in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. “The only solution is to dry out external resources that it relies on and all the veins that are feeding it.”Military response merely provides a distraction, he said, ­­ a “show that they are doing something” —while the situation worsens daily as more than a million dollars a day is pumped into the operations of the Islamic State (known as ISIS or ISIL), a radical group of insurgents in Iraq and Syria and an offshoot of the Islamist militant organization al-Qaeda.The alternative, said Nassar, is to pinpoint the source of its funding rather than to raise arms.“When Western countries decided to arm Syrian opposition, they gave a signal that we do not want the war to stop,” said Nassar, adding that ISIS is counting on the war to rage on and spread to other parts of the region.Nassar made a stop in Saint John as part of his visit to Canada, where he spoke about the hardships of imperiled religious minorities and the eroding bonds that once kept Christians and Muslims alike secure.Nassar, who grew up in Lattakia, Syria, spoke of a time when both Christians and Muslims celebrated festivals together, worked, lived, studied and fought side by side. He lived through the seven-year civil war in Lebanon, from 1981 to 1988, and said he has faced death many times.Today, he said, through its targeted persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, ISIS is determined to make it impossible for different sectarian groups to coexist peacefully.Pinned on Nassar’s lapel was a tiny letter “n” in Arabic (“n” for Nazarite), symbolic of the marked life led by today’s Christians living in Iraq or Syria—the Nazarite pin has been used by ISIS, and at times former neighbors, to single out Christian minorities living amongst Muslims and destroy their homes.“Some Muslims betrayed their neighbors and told ISIS where [their] Christian neighbors were,” he said. “Other Muslims protected them and hid them in their homes.”ISIS’ violent attacks have raised the visibility of Christian communities in the Middle East, but he said that people sometimes neglect to recognize that the region is the birthplace of the Christian faith — and not a Western export — as extremists, and at times the West, would like to perceive.And while the threat against Christians is mounting, he said it’s important that they not be seen as victims.“It’s so painful when people look at me and see only a poor victim…Suddenly, we’re visible, but we’re victims,” he said. “We do not see ourselves as victims; we see ourselves as part of the tragedy of the Middle East.”Nassar appealed to Canadians to put pressure on their government to come up with a political solution—one that involves religious reconciliation to rebuild trust—that deals with the war in Syria.For more than three years, the Syrian war has displaced over three million Syrians from their country, with about a third of those fleeing to neighboring Lebanon—making up almost a quarter of Lebanon’s population.A solution to the crisis in Syria, he said, is “rarely” spoken about, whether in the U.S., Canada or Europe, despite the fact that countries worldwide are not insulated from the consequences as ISIS solidifies its presence in the region.“Proof of this can be found in the many thousands of people leaving their work, schools, families and universities to fight with ISIS,” he said.He added that as long as ISIS’ destabilizing hold remains unchecked, “it will always export terror and bloodshed to the rest of the world.” He added, “We have the responsibility to create a counterforce that’s equal in power…”Nassar said he is hoping to mobilize Christians far and wide (with a trip to Hong Kong planned as well) to push for much-needed engagement and dialogue among Abrahamic faiths and political and religious leaders.— Beatrice Paez is a multimedia journalist whose reporting spans international development issues, politics and arts and culture.  Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Martinsville, VA Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls November 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm “When Western countries decided to arm the Syrian opposition” ? When did that happen? I assume he’s talking about the current bombing campaign in Iraq. This began only when ISIS (or Daesh) began its rampage against the Iraq government, religious minorities and the Kurds this year. We are in an emergency situation. I doubt that the Kurds or Yezidis, or Chaldean Christians would criticize the West for trying to stop ISIS by military force. I think that Nassar mis-judges ISIS and the nature of the crisis. They are getting their financing from ransoms and oil revenue. That is why the US and its allies are bombing the oil facilities that ISIS captured. The West has recognized that a political solution is necessary, by inclusion of the Sunnis in the Iraqi government, and have tried to effectuate one (but if the Shiites who dominate the Iraq government refuse to share power, the West has limited leverage). If Nassar is talking about the Syrian Civil War which started 3 years ago, the Syrian opposition has been funded by the Gulf states, not the West. Perhaps Nassar is unaware of much Pres. Obama has been criticized (by his political opponents in this country) for not supporting the Syrian opposition. Comments like “When the West decided to arm the Syrian opposition, they gave a signal that they do not want the war to stop” is less than helpful, and mis-characterizes the situation. I also note that he says nothing about Putin and the Russian Federation who have strongly supported Assad. Perhaps Nassar does not criticize Putin because he knows that his words would have no effect. Western audiences, in contrast, would be more susceptible to self-criticism because of our tradition of free speech, which permits public examination of current policies and admissions of past mistakes. While it’s Nassar’s job as a priest to try to find a peaceful solution to such a horrible situation, trying to make a only spiritual appeal to ISIS and blaming the West is not a practical or wise way to respond to the current crisis. 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Canada: Niagara, Ottawa to offer same-sex marriages; Toronto to consider

first_img July 12, 2016 at 1:46 pm That’s because he cares more about truth and the word of God then those who don’t care about the scriptures and the gospel (the liberal church for same sex marriage.) God is to be worshiped and obeyed as he has layed in his word and if one tried to bring people in the church by serving them what they want then you already have dead churchs. Liberal churches are spiritually dead. Comments (3) Rector Shreveport, LA Canada: Niagara, Ottawa to offer same-sex marriages; Toronto to consider Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Journal] Within hours of the defeat of a motion to amend the marriage canon of the Anglican Church of Canada, at least two dioceses had announced plans to go ahead with same-sex marriages, with a third saying it would consider this course of action.In a prepared statement, Niagara Bishop Michael Bird cited General Synod chancellor Canon (lay) David Jones, who announced in synod Monday, July 11, that the marriage canon in its present form does not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage.In Jones’s words, the statement said, the canon “does not contain either a definition of marriage or a specific prohibition against solemnizing same-sex marriage.” It’s also clear, it continued, that Anglican conventions allow bishops to authorize “liturgies to respond to pastoral needs within their dioceses, in the absence of any actions by this General Synod to address these realities.“Accordingly, and in concert with several other bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, it is my intention to immediately exercise this authority to respond to the sacramental needs of the LGBTQ2 community in the Diocese of Niagara,”  said Bird.There being currently no approved liturgy for this in Canada, the statement said, “I am authorizing The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage and The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2 for use in our diocese,” liturgy recently created by The Episcopal Church intended for the marriage of “any duly qualified couples.”General Synod’s vote against changing the marriage canon, the statement said, is “deeply regrettable and inconsistent with the ever more inclusive witness of our Church that has inspired this synod’s theme: ‘You are my witnesses’ (Isaiah 43).“My sincere hope is that God’s grace will inspire all Canadian Anglicans to continue to break bread together in the days ahead,” the statement continued. “I want to say, as a bishop charged with guarding the faith, unity and discipline of the Church, that I solemnly pledge to do my part to ensure that this is indeed the case.”A similar statement was issued by Bishop John Chapman, of the Diocese of Ottawa.“When the vote was announced I was extremely disappointed,” Chapman said. “It is now up to and within the authority of a diocesan bishop to respond in a manner that they deem appropriate.“It is my intention, in consultation with and in partnership with a number of other diocesan bishops to proceed with same-sex marriages immediately within the Diocese of Ottawa,” he said. “While no clergy will be required to officiate at a same-sex marriage, those willing may do so with my permission.“This is a pastoral decision that is necessary at this time in our history as a diocese and as a church.”In a videotaped statement,  Archbishop Colin Johnson, of the Diocese of Toronto, also suggested the canon does not in fact forbid same-sex marriages.“The integrity and sanctity of same-sex relationships was affirmed by our church in 2004,” Johnson said. “I know there will be some among you who will disagree with me, but I do believe that the logical next step would be to permit same-sex marriages in the Church at the pastoral discretion of the Bishop and with the agreement of local clergy.  This is an option I will be considering in the coming weeks.“I am advised that this option would not contravene the marriage canon, and I am confident it would be supported by the majority — even if not all — of our bishops, clergy, laity and the wider community.”In an interview with the Anglican Journal, Dennis Drainville, bishop of Quebec, said he agreed with Jones’s assessment of the marriage canon in its current, unamended form.“He’s right in terms of the canons…The implication of that is there is nothing prohibiting anyone from moving forward,” Drainville said.However, Drainville suggested he had no intention to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese until there’s a decision by the national church.“I’m not one of those who will go ahead when the church hasn’t made a decision yet…[As for] my successor, I have no idea—we’re in transition right now in our diocese.”Last August, Drainville announced he would probably retire in 2017. His successor will be the current coadjutor bishop, Bruce Myers.Commenting on the primate’s announcement that the motion to amend the marriage canon had been defeated, Drainville said, “You could tell from the silence, everyone was shocked … It’s going to take some time to work the emotions out and figure out where we go from here.”—With files from Marites Sison  Human Sexuality, MaryLou Scherer says: Comments are closed. July 12, 2016 at 9:24 pm My husband and I already solemnized our marriage civilly in Vermont, in 2012. We have tired of our diocese’s ambivalence in this matter, and have married outside the Church’s provenance. May God grant the Diocese of SW Florida and teh Bishop Dabney Smith the grace to understand the sanctity of our union. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Same-Sex Marriage Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC July 12, 2016 at 11:14 am I am surprised that the bishop of Quebec will not allow same-sex marriages in a diocese that is on its way to extinction…in a province that is strongly secular and where people look at religion with the eyes on an archaeologist… I suspect we wants to shut down the diocese before he retires Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Greg Pizarro says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Steven Colburn says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By Tali FolkinsPosted Jul 12, 2016 last_img read more