Episcopal Relief & Development seeks input on next strategic plan

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Relief & Development seeks input on next strategic plan Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 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 Tags 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 Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Jan 24, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is developing its next strategic plan, which will cover 2013 to 2015. The agency is seeking advice from supporters and friends around the Episcopal Church.In 2009, the first strategic plan was launched to set institutional priorities and guide the organization’s work through 2012. Major developments and commitments were made in the following areas: International Programs, US Disaster Preparedness and Response, Church Engagement, Funding and Visibility and Awareness. Under the plan, key initiatives such as the US Disaster Program and Church Engagement were started.“This year is the last in the current triennium, and one of Episcopal Relief & Development’s major tasks is preparing our next strategic plan,” said Rob Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief & Development. “We hope that Episcopalians will take a few minutes to offer advice and feedback that will help inform our discussions about new priorities and goals.”A major part of the new plan is Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary in 2015. “We welcome ideas about ways to honor and celebrate this important milestone,” continued Radtke.An online survey is available for supporters to share their insights. It can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZ83DTV. Completed surveys must be received by Sunday, February 5, 2012.To learn more, visit www.er-d.org or call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). To stay up to date on news, visit Episcopal Relief & Development on Facebook, Twitter and the organization’s blog. 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Two young women priests to lead Episcopal Peace Fellowship

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 jackie lynn says: Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (2) Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Rev. Allison Liles will become executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship.[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] For the first time in its 74-year history the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) will have both its executive director and chair of the group’s National Executive Council (NEC) in their early 30s. After serving one year as interim, the Rev. Allison Liles will become executive director and the Rev. Jessie Vedanti, a four-year NEC member, will chair the EPF board of 17 peace activists from across the U.S. beginning officially on September 1, 2013.“This is the culmination of a long and thoughtful transition process toward young and vibrant leadership of EPF. I am grateful to all those who have worked together to take this giant step into our future. EPF is in good hands!” said outgoing board chair Dr. Linda Gaither who has led the board for four years and resides in Ithaca, New York.“I look forward to building an even better EPF and enhancing our commitment to peace and other social justice issues – always with an emphasis on bringing more and more young adults into our fellowship,” said Liles.“I strongly believe in Taking the Gospel to the Streets and anticipate we will be developing more opportunities to do exactly that from coast to coast in the coming years,” said Vedanti.Liles and Vedanti were active in the EPF movement during their seminary years and share other similar experiences.Jessie Vedanti will chair the Episcopal Peace Fellowship board.Both led EPF chapters during their seminary studies – Liles at Virginia Seminary and Vedanti at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Both attended General Conventions through the EPF Young Adult Presence – Liles in 2006 and Vedanti in 2009 and 2012.Liles joined the EPF National Executive Council in 2006 – her ordination year – and was vice chair for public witness for three years before Vedanti assumed that leadership earlier this year.Liles served two churches in Alabama for five years before resettling with ordained husband Eric and two children to Crozet, Virginia.Vedanti created an interfaith street ministry to Occupy Austin and led two EPF Urban Pilgrimages for Young Adults that explored immigration and homelessness issues in Austin. Vedanti is vicar of St. Anne Church in Washougal in the Diocese of OlympiaThe Episcopal Peace Fellowship has championed peace, nonviolence and social justice issues since its founding on Armistice Day 1939. Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments are closed. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest June 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm So thankful and proud to have such dynamic women to lead EPF! Congratulations to Liles and Vedanti and Gaither! 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Two young women priests to lead Episcopal Peace Fellowship In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jun 19, 2013 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 21, 2013 at 11:35 am Nice going! Warmest wishes a highest hopes for you both from Jessie’s Tacoma community. 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Sydney archbishop calls for increased refugee intake

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Sydney archbishop calls for increased refugee intake Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Sydney Anglicans] The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking for Australia’s humanitarian intake to be lifted to 20,000.Davies again expressed concern about the wave of persecution in Iraq and Syria, saying Christians and other religious minorities have been “persecuted, threatened, dispossessed and in many cases, killed for their beliefs. Those who have survived are in transit camps with few possessions and little hope. Some are not yet safe as it is reported that there are ‘hidden cells’ of terrorists who may be activated and pose a further threat to Christians who have fled the north.”The archbishop thanked the government for reserving 4,400 places in the refugee intake program for the victims of the ongoing violence in the Middle East.“Although l applaud the inclusion of the persecuted within the quota of Australia’s humanitarian intake of 13,700, I respectfully request that you increase this quota even further, as the Howard government did when boat arrivals became negligible. Given that boat arrivals, under your government, have slowed considerably, a level of 20,000 would not be unsustainable and would reflect a country whose values include compassion for the vulnerable and dispossessed,” Davies said.The archbishop has made several statements since the start of the Iraq crisis, calling on the government to ensure the safety of those fleeing, and urging Sydney Anglicans to urgent prayer and material support through the Archbishop’s Anglican Aid emergency appeal.“Churches all over Australia have been united in urgent prayer for our brothers and sisters in Christ as well as other persecuted minority groups, against whom these atrocities are being committed,” Davies told the prime minister.“Anglicans in our diocese, which is the largest in Australia, have responded generously to an appeal for victims of this persecution and my office has received contact from many members of our churches who are very concerned at the plight of these people and asylum seekers generally.”“As a Christian leader, I appeal to you to show hospitality and generosity to those who have suffered more than we can imagine,” the archbishop said. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Posted Sep 16, 2014 Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Australian Anglicans consult on climate change

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Environment & Climate Change In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Communion, Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Australian Anglicans consult on climate change By ACNS staffPosted Feb 12, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from across Australia and the world gathered in Melbourne this week to hear first-hand accounts of the impact climate change is having on local communities. Rose Elu from the Torres Strait Islands and Tagolyn Kabekabe from the Solomon Islands explained how communities are responding to their changing situation.The Ash Wednesday Climate Change Forum also heard from Ncumisa Magadla, who described the work being undertaken by Green Anglicans, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network. These included a Carbon Fast for Lent and the expectation that confirmation candidates successfully nurture a seed during their 18-month preparation process.There were also presentations on theology and the science of climate change from eco-theologian Mick Pope; and on Pope Francis’ highly acclaimed Laudato Si’ encyclical on Care for our Common Home by Professor Neil Ormerod from the Australia Catholic University.The event was organized by the Anglican Board of Mission (ABM), Anglican Alliance, the Public Affairs Commission, and Anglican Overseas Aid. “Throughout the day participants discussed what they had heard, and shared what was happening in their various parts of the church,” an ABM spokesman said. “In the afternoon the forum addressed what the Anglican Church in Australia should do in response to the challenge of climate change.“There was a consensus that it was a key priority for the church in our time.”Among the suggested responses were the use of creative liturgy, planting gardens, the use of solar panels, theological teaching, partnerships between churches, divestment from fossil fuels, a clear connection between climate change and poverty in development work, prophetic advocacy and developing a new language to describe the vital place of the fifth Mark of Mission — to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth — into the broader theological story.The Rev. Andy Bowerman, co-director of the Anglican Alliance, facilitated the forum and will take the results of the discussions to the Anglican Consultative Council when it meets in Zambia in April.The Rt. Rev. Stephen Pickard, an assistant bishop of Canberra and Goulburn and the executive director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, concluded the day by speaking about the“bonds of affection” which enable Anglicans to engage with climate justice globally.Celia Kemp, the education officer for ABM, said after the event that “praying, listening and talking to people from vastly different circumstances who share a deep love for God’s creation and are acting to care for it brought hope into an area where there is often nothing but a sense of futility and despair.”Wednesday’s Climate Change Forum was one of three significant events organised by ABM under the umbrella title of Anglican Gathering. On Tuesday there was a gathering of young Anglicans; while a conference looking at mission and evangelism – Life in Abundance – has been taking place from Wednesday.Click here for more information on the Climate Change Forum and the Anglican Gathering. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more

Canada’s Primate, National Indigenous Bishop voice support for Standing Rock

first_imgCanada’s Primate, National Indigenous Bishop voice support for Standing Rock September 1, 2016 at 11:43 am A Prayer for the Bakken Pipeline:Dear Jesus, you came so that we may have life and have it in abundance. Thank you for the blessings of abundant oil, which comes from deep within the womb of the Earth, our island home. Bless the oil company workers as they harvest the oil safely for our use. We were anointed with oil at our baptism, and so we know it is a symbol of your love and warmth. May those who benefit from its production have a living wage to lessen the burden of income inequality. May the schools funded from the taxes on this resource be centers of growth and renewal for our children. Give strength and alertness of mind to those who stand watch over the pipeline to ensure that the rest of your creation is not spoiled beyond our capability to restore it. This we ask in your name. Amen. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Dakota Access Pipeline, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Indigenous Ministries, Comments (2) Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA September 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm We Episcopalians and other citizenry must support, stand up and speak out for justice for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe–their lands and wishes must be protected, respected and honored. Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Dr. Erna Lund says: Tags By André ForgetPosted Aug 31, 2016 Standing Rock Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 [Anglican Journal] As pipeline construction near Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the Missouri River continues to cause tensions between Indigenous protesters and the U.S. government, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald are calling on Canadians to support the protesters.Full article. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rich Basta says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Advocacy Peace & Justice, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 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 Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

Episcopal Church Women hear message of revival at DaySpring Center

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida] A new model for the venerable Episcopal Church Women was presented at the first-day opener of the new Program Center at DaySpring Episcopal Center. The building, supported by ECW from its inception, is part of $20 million in improvements to the Diocese of Southwest Florida conference and camp center.“It’s about the possibilities of a new model based on the good that we have done,” said Lisa Towle, president of the Episcopal Church Women. Towle, from the Diocese of North Carolina, spoke to the group of about 180 women for well over an hour on the future of the ECW. The audience listened carefully as she reasserted the need and potential for the ECW, in spite of the difficulty of attracting new members in a time of church decline.Lana Fitzgerald, president of the Episcopal Church Women in Southwest Florida and a co-chair of the DaySpring Episcopal Center capital campaign to build the center, said that it was fitting that their 46th Annual Meeting was the first in the building and pool, which will be dedicated officially next Sun, Feb 26. “Women get done what needs to get done,” said Fitzgerald, a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Marco Island, Florida.In Southwest Florida, the ECW represent the women of 77 congregations. It also functions as a support organization for all of the traditionally women’s affiliated ministries of the Diocese, including the venerable Order of Daughters of the King, Church Periodical Club, United Thank Offering, Diocesan Altar Guild and Order of St. Luke. ECW has been a longtime financial supporter of DaySpring, donating everything from capital for buildings to general fund assistance for campers to rocking chairs for the entrance porch pavilion. The week of the meeting, contractors were pouring gunite for a new, A.D.A.-compliant geothermal pool, also supported by $17,000 in ECW funds.“You are women of the church,” said Towle, at the Nov. 17 meeting. “You are needed. You are valuable.” The role of the national ECW is about offering best practices, ideas and encouragement. “You are doing terrific things. This I know. But we can all do better in our lives.”Towle was elected at the ECW Triennial in Salt Lake City, which took place during the same meeting of General Convetion that elected Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. The simultaneous election was an accident; the election was the first in years that was actually contested. The ECW position is unpaid, and is expected to be full-time, though she does receive travel expenses. There is no national office overseeing the operation; it is done out of homes.To describe the potential of ECW, she described a number of anecdotes about welcome, both good and bad. The unfortunate was a Welcome Wagon lady who showed up on Towle’s doorstep after a move. Towle was literally barefoot andpregnant; the lady arrived with a plastic bag full of coupons, and then disappeared. “I have often wondered,” Towle asked, “are we, as ECW, kind of like that Welcome Wagon lady? Do we show up only when we see somebody new?”Towle got involved with ECW, however, because she found a different sort welcome, where she was immediately connected on the first time she arrived at a church. “All of a sudden, I found out I had people,” said Towle. “And they were connected people.”ECW, founded in 1871 when the General Convention authorized the Women’s Auxiliary to the Board of Missions, needs to reinvent itself, but it’s about individuals changing, not an organization. Often, they don’t want to change. “Change is good for everybody else, but I don’t need it,” said Towle. “There will be no change unless something happens in here.”Towle has been told she just trying to focus on the young. “Our elders laid too sure a foundation, they worked too hard, they lifted us up in the face of a lot of negativity and at great personal expense. And the anger they faced down from the church that they loved,” said Towle. “Every single person in this room is too valuable to lose.”The solution is for ECW women to move over a bit, but not to leave the table. For instance, a meeting might be held at Starbucks, and the meeting should end in time for moms to be able to pick up children in the carpool line. “Make room at the table for the new to come over and sit down to talk to us,” said Towle. “You are in it. You will always be in it.”The white glove, church supper tradition of ECW is a noble one, and has relevance today. “You are part of something that is so big and so grand that women for 150 years fought, I mean fought, to even form,” said Towle. “It took a century for women to get the right to vote in this church.”Towle said that there was no one perfect model for an ECW Chapter, only that it needs to exist  “amidst the goodness of the old.” The call for the ECW is a call for the laity to be missionaries in their own communities; there is no replacement for this role. “If I walk away, nobody is going to do it,” said Towle. “Don’t walk away. Find somebody to help you.”The DaySpring event was the first Episcopal Church Women meeting for Linda Lynch of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Tampa. She had decided to go at the request of Marcia Allison, the wife of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church rector, The Rev. Roy Allison. Lynch, who grew up Catholic, had never been a part of the ECW before, and had no preconceptions about what ECW was about. Having been a part of groups like Kiwanis, she longed to be a part of something larger, but also appreciated the difficulty that these service organizations face in recruiting new members.Lynch’s father was involved in the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars. She knew nothing of the long traditions of the Episcopal Church Women; her mother was involved in a Rosary group, and that was always very inwardly focused. When approached by Allison, the Michigan emigre was eager to participate, as her husband was active on St. Mark’s vestry and she wanted a different role. “I want something different that what he was involved with,” said Lynch.Towle respectfully disagrees with those who think the ECW is irrelevant, or that women somehow have less time than they used to, though she acknowledges the distractions of things like team sports for families. “We all make time for what is important to us. If ECW is important enough for you, it is important to be there.”Success for the ECW, with chapters in thousands of Episcopal parishes large and small, means keeping those who are active and bringing in new. “If we keep pushing out, there isn’t going to be anybody to push out anymore,” said Towle. Each ECW Chapter knows individually what the danger point is, the time where they either reinvent themselves, or die.“If this goes away, who is going to pick it up? Once something happens it is so hard to reverse it,” said Towle. “Once something goes away, it is so hard to bring it back.”In a Eucharist with the church women, Bishop Dabney Smith told the gathered women that the change needs to be the right change. “If you are adapting, make sure of the change you are adapting to,” said Smith. “All the Lord says is you have to take care of the church. You don’t have to do it forever. But you have to do it now.”— Garland Pollard is director of communications for the Diocese of Southwest Florida. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Submit a Press Release Women’s Ministry 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 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Episcopal Church Women hear message of revival at DaySpring Center Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Garland PollardPosted Nov 29, 2016 Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Le slogan « Trinité impie » : un appel à une triple action…

first_imgLe slogan « Trinité impie » : un appel à une triple action contre la pauvreté, le racisme et la violence armée La conférence épiscopale a attiré des participants de 37 diocèses, 25 évêques Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Les deux autres intervenants étaient Natalie Moore, une reporter de WBEZ-FM qui couvre le quartier South Side et la révérende Kelly Brown Douglas, professeure de religion au Goucher College à Baltimore (État du Maryland) et  chanoinesse théologienne à la Washington National Cathedral.Natalie Moore a affirmé que le racisme est l’un des éléments qui attire l’attention au niveau national sur la violence à Chicago et suggéré également qu’il y a un motif politique derrière les critiques sur la ville, ville natale de l’ancien Président Barack Obama. Elle a invité les auditeurs à aller au-delà des stéréotypes, tels que le centre urbain comme zone de guerre, lorsqu’ils œuvrent pour mettre fin à la violence armée.Kelly Douglas, lors de son intervention, a présenté en détail les racines du racisme dans l’Amérique de l’époque coloniale avant d’expliquer le réquisitoire de la suprématie blanche aux États-Unis. Les taux plus élevés de pauvreté et d’incarcération auxquels sont confrontés les noirs aujourd’hui, soutient-elle, sont les conséquences permanentes de « l’histoire violente anti-noir qui participe à la définition de l’identité américaine ».Compte tenu de cette oppression historique et systémique, pourquoi s’étonner que les noirs soient confrontés à une plus grande menace de violence, demande Kelly Douglas.« Le système est structuré de façon à les conduire à leur mort et non pas à leur vie » explique-t-elle.Si les paroles des trois intervenants étaient censées mettre les participants à la conférence face aux dures réalités historiques du racisme, de la pauvreté et de la violence armée, le reste de la conférence avait en grande partie pour objectif d’enseigner les moyens de transcender ce passé et de changer le système oppressif qui persiste aujourd’hui.L’action contre la violence armée est depuis longtemps soutenue par la Convention générale de l’Église épiscopale, qui a adopté  des résolutions remontant à 1976 à l’appui de diverses formes de contrôle des armes.Les ateliers proposés l’après-midi du 21 avril comportaient des débats sur la façon d’exercer des pressions sur les législateurs, de collaborer avec les chrétiens évangéliques sur ces questions et d’élaborer des campagnes communautaires. Lors d’une séance, la révérende Carol Reese a parlé de son travail d’aumônier au centre de traumatologie de l’hôpital John H. Stroger Jr. de Chicago, tandis que lors d’une autre séance, une délégation du diocèse du Massachusetts a expliqué comment le diocèse avait réussi à travailler avec des jeunes dans le cadre d’ un programme appelé B-Peace for Jorge, dénommé ainsi en souvenir d’un jeune homme assassiné en 2012.Eugene Taylor Sutton, l’évêque du diocèse du Maryland, dirige les chants et slogans de la foule pendant la procession Unholy Trinity (Trinité impie). Photo : David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceLes évêques qui ont convoqué et organisé la conférence se sont fait l’écho de l’appel à l’action lancé le dernier jour, le 22 avril. Ian Douglas, évêque du diocèse du Connecticut et Mark Beckwith, évêque du diocèse de Newark ont réparti les participants en quatre groupes pour échanger leurs idées sur les principales priorités, à savoir la liturgie publique, la stratégie de communication, le plaidoyer politique et l’organisation communautaire. Et Jeffrey Lee, l’évêque du diocèse de Chicago, s’est ensuite adressé à la conférence tout entière sur la façon dont la liturgie publique peut atteindre les gens au-delà des murs d’une église.La conférence a montré la force de la liturgie publique le soir du deuxième jour avec une procession dans les rues qui mènent à l’Université de Chicago.Edouard Konieczny, l’évêque du diocèse d’Oklahoma, a démarré la procession par un discours sur les marches de la School of Theology (école de théologie). Les évêques Jeffrey Lee, Ian Douglas et Mark Beckwith ainsi qu’Eugene Taylor Sutton, évêque du diocèse du Maryland et Mariann Edgar Budde, évêque du diocèse de Washington, ont alors porté la bannière de la conférence alors qu’ils étaient en tête de la foule pour descendre la 55e rue et l’avenue Ellis jusqu’à Midway Plaisance Park où Michael Pfleger a fait son discours.Edouard Konieczny, évêque du diocèse d’Oklahoma s’adresse à la foule avant la procession le 21 avril. Photo : David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceChacune des trois journées a commencé par une étude contextuelle de la Bible sous la direction de Dora Rudo Mbuwayesango, professeure d’Ancien Testament au Hood Theological Seminary à Salisbury (État de Caroline du Nord). Les participants ont étudié deux passages peu familiers de l’Ancien Testament et la parabole bien connue du Bon Samaritain, fouillant les textes à la recherche d’un sens biblique plus profond tout en en discutant également dans le contexte de la conférence.– David Paulsen est rédacteur et journaliste de l’Episcopal News Service. On peut le joindre à l’adresse  [email protected] Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Gun Violence, 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 Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Racial Justice & Reconciliation Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Advocacy Peace & Justice, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Julian DeShazier, pasteur principal de l’University Church à l’université de Chicago et également musicien de hip-hop connu sous le nom de J.Kwest, a déclaré que trop d’églises chrétiennes sont devenues des « groupes de réflexion » alors qu’elles devraient être des « centres d’action ». Fort de l’expérience du travail de sa congrégation avec des militants du quartier South Side de Chicago, il a fait pression sur l’université pour ouvrir un centre de traumatologie. Malgré des taux élevés de violence, les quartiers environnants n’ont aucun centre de traumatologie à proximité. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel En partant de la gauche, Jeffrey Lee, évêque du diocèse de Chicago, Ian Douglas, évêque du diocèse du Connecticut, Mark Beckwith, évêque du diocèse de Newark, Eugene Taylor Sutton, évêque du diocèse du Maryland et Mariann Edgar Budde, évêque du diocèse de Washington, portent la bannière de la conférence « Unholy Trinity » [Trinité impie] alors qu’ils sont à la tête d’une procession le 21 avril dans les rues du quartier d’Hyde Park à Chicago. Photo : David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Chicago (Illinois)] Désireux de trouver des solutions aux problèmes de la pauvreté, du racisme et de la violence armée, des évêques, membres du clergé et laïcs de l’Église épiscopale se sont réunis pendant trois jours la semaine dernière pour une conférence à Chicago, la ville américaine qui a enregistré le plus grand nombre d’homicides en 2016.La vague récente de violence meurtrière dans la ville a servi de sombre toile de fond à la conférence « Unholy Trinity » [Trinité impie] organisée par Bishops United Against Gun Violence [Les évêques unis contre la violence armée] du 20 au 22 avril à la Lutheran School of Theology (école de théologie luthérienne) dans le quartier d’Hyde Park de la ville. Mais les intervenants ont tour à tour souligné que le problème n’est pas localisé dans cette seule ville et que les perspectives ne sont pas aussi moroses que le suggèrent les « unes » de nombreux médias.Michael Pfleger, prêtre catholique et militant de Chicago, s’exprime depuis le podium, à mi-parcours de la procession Unholy Trinity (Trinité impie) le 21 avril. Photo : David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceLa conférence a attiré quelque 150 participants de 37 diocèses épiscopaux, y compris 25 évêques et un évêque élu. Les participants étaient principalement des épiscopaliens, bien que d’autres dénominations chrétiennes aient été également représentées, dont des luthériens et des presbytériens ainsi qu’un prêtre catholique, Michael Pfleger, qui a prêché à mi-parcours de la  procession publique le 21 avril.L’un des thèmes de base de la conférence était la manière dont l’Église épiscopale et les chrétiens en général ont une capacité unique à être une force de changement dans le pays en dépit de redoutables défis. Parmi ces défis, on trouve la conviction de certains chrétiens que les questions de justice sociale ne doivent pas être celles de l’église, position que le révérend Julian DeShazier a décortiqué le 21 avril lors de la principale présentation « à trois » de la conférence.« Depuis quand se préoccuper de la justice est-il devenu quelque chose de révolutionnaire pour les chrétiens ? » Julian DeShazier a posé cette question rhétorique aux participants à la conférence dans la chapelle de la School of Theology (école de théologie). Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ de David PaulsenPosted Apr 25, 2017 last_img read more

Anglicans and other Christian leaders demand action on climate change

first_imgAnglicans and other Christian leaders demand action on climate change Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion News Service] Five Anglican archbishops have joined other Christian leaders in calling for governments to implement the promises they made at the Paris Climate Change talks. Political leaders from 197 nations will gather in Bonn, Germany, in November for the next phase of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23); and the Christian leaders are urging them to “keep the promises they made in the Paris Agreement, to restore the natural balance.”Read the entire article here. Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Environment & Climate Change Featured Jobs & Calls Ecumenical & Interreligious, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Oct 19, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Adolescentes, no adultos, son la vanguardia de los episcopales en…

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Audrey Scanlan, obispa de la Diócesis de Pensilvania Central, se unirá a un grupo de jóvenes que se congregarán y marcharán hasta el capitolio estatal en Harrisburg el 24 de marzo. El clero está invitado a asistir, revestido de sotanas para que resulte un testimonio claro y visible, dijo ella. El sitio web de la diócesis, dispone de materiales sobre cómo responder a la violencia armada, y su página de Facebook será actualizada con los eventos locales. También habrá manifestaciones en York, en Lancaster y posiblemente en Williamsport, añadió. Más de 1.000 personas expresaron interés en el evento de Harrisburg y más de 4.000 en el de Lancaster.Aunque la marcha en Washington D.C. es sólo a un par de horas de diferencia, Scanlan quiere que se mantenga local. “La sola idea de que esto lo organizan los estudiantes es tremenda, y yo quiero apoyar a nuestros jóvenes en nuestras escuelas, donde vivimos, lo cual creo que es más importante”, apuntó.Siempre que se produce un tiroteo en una escuela, Scanlan recuerda la masacre de 2006 en West Nickel Mine, Pensilvania, donde un pistolero agredió a tiros a 11 personas en una casa escuela de los amish y mató a cinco niñas.Luego, con respecto a este movimiento de jóvenes, Scanlan se refiere al pasaje de Isaías 11:6 , “un niño pequeño los guiarᔓNosotros como adultos tenemos la responsabilidad de crear y mantener una sociedad justa y pacífica, y estamos fracasando. Nuestra sociedad está fracturada y la violencia armada es uno de los síntomas. Cuando nuestros niños se levantan, yo no puedo hacer otra cosa que seguirlos. Merecen mi apoyo”, afirmó Scanlan.El Rdo. Mark Sims, rector de la iglesia episcopal de Santa María Magdalena  [St. Mary Magdalene] en Coral Springs, Florida, les pide a las personas que respeten a los adolescentes durante este momento difícil y que escuchen lo que tienen que decir. Una de las víctimas de la masacre de la escuela, Carmen Schentrup, una líder del grupo de jóvenes de 16 años, pertenecía a su parroquia.El cuerpo estudiantil de la escuela de San Eduardo [Saint Edward’s School] en Vero Beach, Florida, no está haciendo una declaración pública, dijo Monica Jennings, la portavoz de la escuela episcopal.“Puede haber estudiantes individuales que estén interesados en participar, pero en este momento, la escuela como un todo no está tomando ninguna decisión específica más allá de la comunicación interna con nuestros profesores y las familias”, dijo Jennings a ENS. La escuela actualiza y reevalúa constantemente los procedimientos de seguridad en el campus, un proceso que ya estaba funcionando en el momento de la tragedia de Parkland, señaló ella.Varias escuelas episcopales no respondieron a las indagaciones de ENS en que solicitaban comentarios, entre ellas la escuela episcopal de Jacksonville, Florida, donde el director fue víctima en 2012 en un caso de asesinato-suicidio cometido por un maestro recién despedido.Sin embargo, la Asociación Nacional de Escuelas Episcopales se ha puesto en contacto con líderes docentes y ha sabido que muchos de ellos irán en autobús a Nueva York o a Washington para participar en las marchas del 24 de marzo, dijo Jonathan Cooper, director de comunicaciones de la asociación. La escuela diurna episcopal de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School] una escuela en Coconut Grove, Florida, que tiene alumnos desde preescolar para niños de 3 años hasta quinto grado, está enviando tarjetas a los alumnos mayores de la secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas dijo él.Aquí están algunas de las tarjetas dibujadas a mano que estudiantes del colegio diurno de San Esteban, en Coconut Grove, Florida, para alumnos desde pre escolar hasta quinto grado, están enviando a los estudiantes mayores de la secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Foto cortesía de la Asociación Nacional de Escuelas Episcopales.Líderes de la Diócesis de Washington y de la Catedral Nacional de Washington están tratando de conectarse con grupos de jóvenes, clérigos y laicos episcopales de fuera de la ciudad que quieran traer estudiantes a participar en la manifestación del 24 de marzo a quienes les ofrecerán hospitalidad y alojamiento con iglesias y miembros locales.El Ministerio de Promoción Social Luterano Episcopal de Nueva Jersey  [Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey] está organizando autobuses para el D.C. de manera que miembros de la Diócesis de Newark, la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey Jersey y el Sínodo de Nueva Jersey de la Iglesia Luterana puedan participar en la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas. Están alentando a las iglesias a enviar adolescentes con un acompañante adulto por cada cinco jóvenes.El obispo de Nueva Jersey,  William Stokes (“Chip” ) invita a los episcopales, jóvenes y viejos, de toda la Iglesia a participar en eventos locales y nacionales.“Al igual que tantísimas personas en todo el país, los miembros de Obispos Unidos Contra la Violencia Armada estamos enormemente agradecidos a los jóvenes de la escuela secundaria [Marjory] Stoneman Douglas y a sus homólogos de todo el país, que están encabezando un renovado movimiento para ponerle fin a la violencia armada en este país. Estamos comprometidos a estar en solidaridad y angustia con ellos y a respaldar sus empeños”, dijo Stokes. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Por Amy SowderPosted Mar 1, 2018 Una alumna del último año de la escuela secundaria  Marjory Stoneman Douglas llora frente a una cruz y una estrella de David en memoria de Meadow Pollack, una víctima de la masacre, mientras una compañera de clase la consuela, en un acto conmemorativo por la escuela de Parkland, Florida, el 18 de febrero. Foto de  Jonathan Drake/Reuters.[Episcopal News Service] Sarah Jacobs, de 17 años, no se siente segura.Después de la masacre que tuvo lugar en una escuela de la Florida el 14 de febrero, la alumna del último año de la escuela secundaria Fishers, en un suburbio de Indianápolis, Indiana, dijo que ninguna escuela está ya a salvo de la violencia armada, y que eso no es justo.Jacobs asiste la iglesia episcopal de San Cristóbal [St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church] en Carmel y es miembro del comité directivo de los jóvenes de la Diócesis de Indianápolis. Su comité decidió durante una teleconferencia el 25 de febrero conversar durante el retiro de jóvenes, del 3 al 4 de marzo, acerca de cómo se sienten sobre lo sucedido, lo que pueden hacer al respecto y compartir las oportunidades.Ella espera asistir a la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas convocada por estudiantes de toda la nación para el 24 de marzo en Washington D.C., mientras otros adolescentes participarán en marchas locales que tendrán lugar el mismo día en toda la nación.“Querríamos pensar que eso no afecta nuestra zona, pero sí la afecta. No se trata sólo de ‘esa’ gente. Puede sucederle a cualquiera, en cualquier lugar”, le dijo  Jacobs a Episcopal News Service recién salida de clases.En la escuela de Jacobs y en otras de todo el país, los adolescentes se disponen a suspender las clases el 14 de marzo a las 10:00, durante 17 minutos, un minuto por cada persona que murió en la escuela del sur de la Florida.Han pasado dos semanas desde que 17 personas —entre ellas 14 adolescentes— fueran asesinados el 14 de febrero por un ex estudiante de la secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas en Parkland, Florida, con un AR-15, un fusil de asalto semiautomático, que era legalmente de su propiedad.Desde entonces, adolescentes y niños episcopales se encuentran entre la oleada de jóvenes de todos los Estados Unidos que, motivados por la masacre más reciente, se disponen a protestar, marchar y reclamar una legislación seria sobre las armas de fuego. Nicholas Cruz, que está acusado de la masacre de Parkland, utilizó el mismo tipo de fusil que se han usado en otros asesinatos en masa, particularmente en un tiroteo de 2012 que dejó un saldo de 27 personas  muertas en la escuela primaria de Sandy Hook, en Newtown, Connecticut. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. Bishops United Against Gun Violence, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Robert Robinson says: Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET El mismo día, el 14 de marzo, en que las escuelas planean llevar a cabo su suspensión de clases, al menos siete diócesis estarán ofreciendo oficios del Día de Lamentación, organizados también por miembros de Obispos Unidos Contra la Violencia Armada. La catedral episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Cathedral] en Trenton, Nueva Jersey, será el sitio de un oficio de oración y ayuno de 12 horas de duración.Como líder de la Fraternidad Episcopal de la Paz  [Episcopal Peace Fellowship] la Rda. Allison Liles tiene una teleconferencia semanal con unos 50 grupos nacionales para la prevención de la violencia armada. La fraternidad ha tenido un arduo trabajo adicional por esta causa en los últimos cinco años, desde Sandy Hook, dijo ella. “Pero la masacre en esta escuela de la Florida ha provocado algo en el país que no había sucedido antes. Pienso que hemos pasado de la desesperación y la tristeza a la ira y la acción”, dijo Liles a ENS. “Y ese ha sido el caso para muchísimos estadounidenses”.La abuela de Liles, de 87 años, la llamó al día siguiente de la masacre de Parkland desde su casa de Alabama, luego de ver a una mujer con la cruz de ceniza en la frente doblada por el dolor. La masacre del 14 de febrero fue el Miércoles de Ceniza, así como el Día de San Valentín. Su abuela, republicana de toda la vida y partidaria de la NRA [Asociación Nacional del Fusil] quería que Liles le enviara sus sermones y pláticas sobre la violencia armada.Parkland, Florida. @AP photo by Joel Auerbach pic.twitter.com/ger2sX1PPA— Tamara Lush (@TamaraLush) February 14, 2018“Habíamos acordado de siempre no hablar sobre ciertos temas, y este era uno de ellos”, dijo Liles. “Oír eso de ella, pedirme que la ayudara a luchar por un cambio, me hizo darme cuenta de que algo era diferente esta vez”.El sitio web de su fraternidad ofrece 10 medidas que una iglesia puede tomar para reducir la violencia armada, así como liturgias sobre la violencia armada que clérigos y líderes laicos pueden adaptar a sus propios sermones y pláticas.Antes que Liles, su marido y sus dos hijos se mudaran a Dallas, Texas, en agosto, vivían en Virginia, donde cada año el Día de Martin Luther King, desde que ellos estaban en cochecitos, ella llevaba a sus hijos a una vigilia interreligiosa, a una manifestación y a un día de cabildeo en el jardín del capitolio de Richmond. Ellos oraban en el césped del capitolio y luego se reunían con los legisladores para hablar sobre la prevención de la violencia armada.“Creemos que es realmente importante enseñar a los niños a que sepan orar con sus pies. Queremos vivir nuestra fe no sólo en la casa y en la iglesia, sino en la esfera pública”, explicó Liles.La Rda. Allison Liles, directora ejecutiva de la Fraternidad Episcopal de la Paz, llevaba a sus hijos, Pailet, de 6 años, y Hill, de 9, a las manifestaciones para la prevención de la violencia armada todos los días de Martin Luther King en el capitolio de Richmond, Virginia, cuando ellos vivían cerca, para enseñarles la defensa de la justicia desde el comienzo. Foto de la Rda. Allison Liles.En estos días, cundo ella y su marido llevan a su hija, Pailet, de 6 años, y a su hijo Hill, de 9, a la escuela, enfatizan la seguridad en sus oraciones diarias por sus hijos. Liles insta a la gente a vencer el miedo de abordar un tema tan controvertido en la iglesia, donde muchos creen que debe evitarse la política.“Pero es un asunto de vida o muerte, luego es un asunto de fe, y nos corresponde a nosotros quitar el estigma que dice que la violencia armada no es algo de que podamos hablar en las iglesias”, dijo Liles.Victoria Hoppes, coordinadora de ministerios con y para los jóvenes de la Diócesis de Indianápolis, está ayudando a adolescentes como Jacobs a organizar el viaje a Washington D.C. Desde que este movimiento empezó, todos los coordinadores del ministerio diocesano de los jóvenes han estando en conversaciones al respecto, expresó Hoppes.“Creo que estamos trabajando con una generación que quiere ver un cambio positivo y que está dispuesta a ser una voz en pro del cambio positivo. Y no siempre le damos voz y espacio para que actúe. Este es un movimiento de jóvenes, luego debemos darles espacio para que lo dirijan”, dijo Hoppes a ENS.El deseo de hacer algo surge directamente de los adolescentes y no es instigado por los adultos, agregó.Las palabras y las acciones de la juventud episcopal están mostrándoles a los episcopales adultos cómo vivir el pacto bautismal en el mundo, dicen los líderes de la Iglesia.“Estoy realmente agradecida de nuestros chicos [y chicas] en las iglesias que reconocen que no son demasiado jóvenes para no preocuparse”, dijo Liles. “Esa es la narrativa que los estudiantes de la Florida están mostrando. Son jóvenes, pero no demasiado jóvenes para no preocuparse. Sus voces importan”.Lea más sobre el temaUna lista creciente de materiales de la Iglesia Episcopal para confrontar la violencia armada puede encontrarse aquí.— Amy Sowder es corresponsal especial de Episcopal News Service y escritora y redactora independiente radicada en Brooklyn. Puede dirigirse a ella en [email protected] La redactora  Frances Schjonberg colaboró con este informe. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Rector Bath, NC Adolescentes, no adultos, son la vanguardia de los episcopales en las protestas y marchas en contra de la violencia armada La masacre de la escuela de Parkland, Florida, desató el movimiento de activistas jóvenes Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Gun Violence, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

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first_img Featured Events Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Nov 25, 2020 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Journal] Bishop of Saskatchewan Michael Hawkins is thankful for the prayers and support he’s received while in the hospital with COVID-19, and is encouraging people to be careful as the pandemic continues.Hawkins contracted COVID-19 in mid-November and was admitted to the ICU. When he spoke with the Anglican Journal on Nov. 24, he had been in the hospital for eight days and said there were no plans yet for his discharge.Read the full story here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Two Canadian bishops recovering from COVID-19 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Tags 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL COVID-19 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC last_img read more