Saints team named for Scarlets test

first_img Mallinder believes last week’s defeat at Thomond Park will not be easily forgottenThe Northampton Saints team has been named for tomorrow night’s Heineken Cup Round 2 clash against the Scarlets, at Franklins Gardens, (kick-off 8pm).The Saints go into Round 2 on the back of the last-gasp 23-21 defeat at Thomond Park, and while director of rugby Jim Mallinder acknowledged that memories of the Round 1 loss to Munster won’t go away straight away they will also provide some great motivation for the Saints team tomorrow night.“Games like last Saturday’s don’t disappear from your mind straight away, but you learn very quickly in this game to move on,” he said. “You have to move on to the next game, which for us is Friday night’s game against the Scarlets.“The Heineken Cup is a tough competition and we’re in a tough pool. The Scarlets showed with their win over Castres that they deserve to be treated with respect. They’ve got some exciting backs and a dynamic set of forwards who are very competitive at the breakdown and will ask lots of questions of us at the set piece. Northampton Starting XV:15 Ben Foden14 Chris Ashton13 Jon Clarke12 James Downey11 Vasily Artemyev10 Ryan Lamb9 Lee Dickson1 Soane Tonga’uiha2 Dylan Hartley (C)3 Brian Mujati4 Courtney Lawes5 Mark Sorenson6 Calum Clark7 Tom Wood8 Roger WilsonReplacements16 Mike Haywood17 Alex Waller18 Paul Doran Jones19 Samu Manoa20 Phil Dowson21 Martin Roberts22 Stephen Myler23 George Pisi “But myself and the other coaches have been very pleased with the reaction of our players in training this week. We know that we have been playing well and everyone has been positive in their attitude towards Friday’s game.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Jim Mallinder, the Northampton director of rugby looks on during the Northampton Saints training sessiion held at Franklin’s Gardens on November 9, 2011 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)last_img read more

Romain Ntamack Goes Surfing On French Top14 Trophy

first_img Expand (Credit – Anouk Espiasse-Cabau on Twitter) Many of the Frenchman on display during the final, like Ntamack and Medard, got some welcome news a couple of days later as well as Jacques Brunel named his 2019 Rugby World Cup wider training squad as well which you can take a look at by clicking on the link above.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest rugby news. La Rochelle and France prop Uini Atonio France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand La Rochelle and France prop Uini Atonio Front-rower Uini Atonio talks pranks, pies and party… Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 All you need to know about Les Bleus… The contest was a close, attritional affair throughout as the men in red took a 11-9 lead in at half-time. Then, man of the match Yoann Huget dotted over again amid several other penalties from Thomas Ramos, Greig Laidlaw and Camille Lopez to all but assure Toulouse the victory.Another newsworthy moment was created by Toulouse captain Jerome Kaino who declined to participate in the initial trophy celebrations, instead making sure original Toulouse captain Julien Marchand took the honour. Marchand did not play in the final because of injury but Kaino insisted he raise the trophy alongside Maxime Medard, the only survivor from Toulouse’s last league win in 2012.Speaking after Kaino said; “It was very important to me. He’s my captain. If he had not been hurt, he would still be the captain.“We have a strong group. The injured guys played a big part in the motivation of our team. Even though I was captain today, I see Julien as my captain. He had to be the one who lifted the Brennus.” Collapse Romain Ntamack Goes Surfing On French Top14 TrophyIn this day and age we are used to seeing all manner of victory celebrations both on and off the pitch, but Frenchman Romain Ntamack has taken it to another level after his Toulouse sides 24-18 victory over Clermont in the Top 14 final.Spotted on a beach the young Frenchman decided to use the famous Bouclier de Brennus trophy as a makeshift surf-board as you can see below! Clearly the sheer size of the trophy has lent itself nicely to Ntamack’s surfing ability as he didn’t fall flat on his face into the ocean. France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 The Frenchman used the Bouclier de Brennus as a makeshift surf-board after the victory. Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… One of the most successful French clubs in Europe, the win was Toulouse’s first in the Top 14 since consecutive titles in 2011 and 2012. As a result the squad have been celebrating in a big way as shown by their bus parade below.last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL 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 Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing [Episcopal News Service] Informes de prensa afirman que la salud del presidente Hugo Chávez se agrava con el paso de los días. Esta semana regresó a Cuba por séptima vez. Observadores en Caracas afirman que su programa de radio y televisión no se transmite desde hace tres meses y que en su última comparecencia pública tuvo que usar una silla de ruedas. Además, se notó que habla con un profundo sentimiento emocional que a ratos se traduce en lágrimas y en “nudos de garganta”. En su comparecencia sacó de su bolsillo un pequeño crucifijo que besó con reverencia pidiéndole a Dios salud y más vida. Por otra parte, se ha informado de conversaciones secretas entre el gobierno cubano y la oposición venezolana. En círculos íntimos se comenta que posiblemente Chávez no llegue a las elecciones.En Cuba se ha producido un documental titulado “Cuba: tierra de misión” en el que se ve la labor misionera realizada por sacerdotes franceses que ministran en la ciudad de Placetas, en la parte central de Cuba. Los sacerdotes son jóvenes y pertenecen a la Sociedad de San Martín. Tienen que hacer sus visitas pastorales en bicicletas o a pie. Distribuyen medicinas y alimentos y dan ayuda pastoral a los que la necesitan. Han descubierto que muchos jóvenes han reaccionado positivamente a la labor social y espiritual de la misión. En Miami se están haciendo colectas para ayudar a los misioneros franceses.El sábado 28 de abril la congresista Ileana Ros Lehtinen entregó un pergamino del congreso federal a Marcos Antonio Ramos, distinguido historiador y pastor bautista cubano “por sus valiosas contribuciones a la comunidad”. Ramos nacido en la ciudad de Colón en la provincia de Matanzas, se ha convertido en especialista de la historia del protestantismo cubano, labor avalada por varios libros de circulación continental. Uno de sus libros más recientes lleva por título “Dominicanos en la historia de Cuba” que ha recibido elogios en círculos académicos. Los conocimientos de Ramos son tales que con frecuencia sus amigos se refieren a él como “La biblioteca andante”.Un sacerdote anglicano neozelandés que no se ha distinguido por el buen vestir(a veces anda descalzo) o aún la higiene personal consecuencia de su trabajo de más de 20 años con gente desposeída y olvidada en las calles de Wellington, Nueva Zelanda, ha sido electo obispo en una votación que sorprendió a todos el mundo. Justin Duckworth será un ejemplo para todos nosotros dijo el arzobispo David Moxon y nos enseñará los valores eternos del “verdadero ejemplo de Cristo”. El nuevo obispo y su esposa Jenny fundaron en 2008 una misión urbana para alcanzar a la gente que nadie quiere y que deambulan por las calles sin recursos ni dirección. La prensa secular ha elogiado la elección y le desea éxito a la pareja en este nuevo capítulo de su ministerio.Según la agencia AP, Cuba está cerca de tomar una importante decisión para poner fin a medio siglo de restricciones a los viajes fuera de la isla. Ricardo Alarcón, presidente de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular, dijo que próximamente “ocurrirá un cambio profundo y radical” que ha sido interpretado como la eliminación de las restricciones vigentes a los viajes al extranjero.El recinto metropolitano de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico celebró a mediados de abril un congreso de teología que congregó a 25 eruditos en esa disciplina. El congreso es parte de los actos que se están celebrando allí para conmemorar el primer centenario de la universidad que fue fundada por presbiterianos en San Germán en 1912. En la actualidad la universidad es plenamente ecuménica, tiene nueve recintos y es una de las universidades privadas más grandes de las Américas.El fin de semana pasado se ha celebrado en Washington un oficio inter-religioso en la Catedral Nacional de San Pedro y San Pablo de la Iglesia Episcopal para celebrar 100 años del comienzo del movimiento de las Girl Scouts. La oradora principal fue la obispa presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori que recordó con emoción sus años de niña en la organización. El Concilio de las Girl Scouts de la Capital de la Nación reúne 90,000 niñas procedentes de Washington y diez condados aledaños. Más de 2,000 niñas y sus acompañantes participaron del acto inter-religioso del sábado que contó la presencia de líderes cristianos, judíos, musulmanes, budistas y de otras religiones. Lidia Soto Harmon, hija del obispo Onell Soto y su esposa Nina, es la presidenta ejecutiva del concilio de Washington.VERDAD. “Todas las niñas deben tenerla oportunidad de desarrollarse física, mental y espiritualmente”, propósito de las Girl Scouts. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Por Onell A. SotoPosted May 2, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rapidísimas Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Three thousand attend enthronement of Tanzania’s new primate

first_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Africa, By Bellah ZuluPosted May 20, 2013 People Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Communion News Service] About 3,000 people from Tanzania, other parts of Africa and beyond gathered at Dodoma’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Saturday (May 18) for the installation of the Anglican Church of Tanzania’s new Primate.The enthronement of Bishop of Mpwapwa Jacob Erasto Chimeledya was described by one church worker as “like a dream” because of the number of dignitaries in attendance. These included the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife Caroline.Other notable guests at the service included the primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala, and representatives from other Anglican provinces, including Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. As Dodoma is the country’s political capital, the service was also attended by many government leaders including the president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete.Chimeledya did not pass the opportunity to speak to the country’s political leaders. He urged the government to take action against those guilty of “hate speech,” especially the traditional media and those who publish comments online. With particular reference to the relationship between Muslims and Christians he asked Tanzanians not simply to tolerate one another, but respect each other. “We only tolerate an enemy, not our fellow citizens,” he said.The archbishop also announced a plan by the Anglican Church of Tanzania to begin a new micro-finance bank that will support small business enterprises in the country, and he appealed to the government to support the church in its efforts to address people’s needs. During the service, Kikwete did commit his support to the church’s many programs throughout its dioceses.This cooperation between church and state was welcomed by Bishop John Lupaa of the Diocese of the Rift Valley, as was Welby’s presence in Tanzania — his first official Anglican Communion engagement as archbishop of Canterbury.“It’s a great honor to have the archbishop of Canterbury visit Tanzania,” said Lupaa. “His visit will definitely raise the profile of the Church in Africa as a whole.”While there was only room for about 400 people in the cathedral, other guests were able to watch the two-hour service on screens under tents outside. Thousands looked on as Welby was made a senior elder in the cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika, and they listened as he spoke about the risk of fear, especially to church leaders. He stressed that while fear is a part of life, it can be overcome through the Holy Spirit.Other Anglican groups present at the enthronement included Tanzania’s Mothers’ Union. Members, along with their new President Mwezwa Chimeledya, met with Caroline Welby during her visit to Dodoma to discuss their work.Church Mission Society (CMS) is an Anglican agency with significant historical links to the new primate’s diocese. Mpwapwa is a place where much of the planning and execution of missionary work to the rest of Tanzania took place in the early years of the church there.Speaking to ACNS, the Rev. Dennis Tongoi, executive director of CMS-Africa, congratulated Chimeledya and wished him all the best in his new role. He also acknowledged CMS’ emphasis on leadership development and investment as a way of growing the church in Africa.“Finally our investment is bearing fruit. Africa now has a contingent of well-equipped leaders ready to support the growth of the church,” Tongoi said. “The new archbishop needs to shepherd the flock. Africa is a youthful continent therefore investment in [Tanzanian] youths should also be his top priority.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Three thousand attend enthronement of Tanzania’s new primate Archbishop of Canterbury honored at his fellow primate’s installation Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Director of Music 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Central Pennsylvania diocese elects Audrey Cady Scanlan as bishop

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Elections, Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release 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 Washington, DC Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Central Pennsylvania diocese elects Audrey Cady Scanlan as bishop [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Audrey Cady Scanlan was elected on March 14 as 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.Scanlan, 56, canon for mission collaboration and congregational life in the Diocese of Connecticut, was elected on the second ballot out of a field of three nominees. She received 79 votes of 147 cast in the lay order and 50 of 79 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 74 in the lay order and 40 in the clergy order.The election was held during the diocese’s Electing Convention, held at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Pending a successful consent process, Scanlan will succeed Bishop Nathan Baxter, who retired last May after serving the Central Pennsylvania diocese for eight years. The Rt. Rev. Robert Gepert has since served as provisional bishop.Under the canons (III.11.4) of the Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan standing committees must consent to the bishop-elect’s ordination as bishop within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.Scanlan was born in New York, but has lived in Connecticut for the past 50 years. She has served that diocese in many ways, building leadership, addressing conflict, walking with parishes in all seasons of congregational life, as well as building networks and communities across a diocese of 168 parishes. She and her husband of 30 years, Glenn, have three children: Emma (27), William (25), and Harriet (22).The ordination and consecration is scheduled to take place Sept. 12, 2015 at Downtown Hilton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.“I am delighted to have been chosen to serve as the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. I look forward to a challenging and fruitful time working alongside the faithful people of the diocese to join in building God’s Kingdom,” said Scanlan after hearing the news. “I am grateful to the discernment and transition committees for their diligent work, and for the prayers and support of so many. God is good and there is much joy in store for us.”The other nominees were:The Rev. Canon David A. Pfaff, 49, former canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Milwaukee; andThe Rev. Douglas Everett Sparks, 59, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Rochester, Minnesota, in the Diocese of Minnesota.Information about all the nominees is available here.The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is composed of 12,827 members worshiping in 65 congregations throughout central Pennsylvania. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Disciplinary panel sanctions Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno

first_imgDisciplinary panel sanctions Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno Bishop accused of trying again to sell church at heart of pending disciplinary case Thomas Drummond says: Joseph Henderson says: June 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm In his letter of invitation, Archbishop Williams said, “with the recommendations of the Windsor Report particularly in mind, I have to reserve the right to withhold or withdraw invitations from bishops whose appointment, actions or manner of life have caused exceptionally serious division or scandal within the Communion.” The Windsor Report called for a moratorium on further acts that create division, ie consecration of another gay bishop, and performing same gender blessings. Bishops were called upon to examine whether they in fact would uphold Windsor, and if so, then they would be invited to participate in the councils of the Church. Bishop Bruno was invited because such an assent was understood, yet he did not uphold The Windsor Report recommendations in his own diocese. Andrew G. Kadel says: Bruno Hearing, Property The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: June 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm The Shepherd, with a fiduciary obligation to his flock, falls victim to the idol of filthy lucre, deposes two congregations from their oceanfront sanctuary, and enters into secret real estate contract to sell said sanctuary while appropriating the contract’s confidentiality clause as a fig leaf to hide his moral nakedness. Rector Knoxville, TN June 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm RE: “the Bishop, as long as he is the Bishop, has the legal right to sell the church”. I don’t know about that. If I were purchasing St. James in this secret deal, I would insist upon TEC’s sign off to clear title. After all, the National Church intervened in the original LA lawsuits, and filed suit in other jurisdictions where Bishops took out the Diocese and many member churches. Thus, one can only conclude that according to TEC’s attorneys, it is the ultimate owner of all Episcopal Church property (at least when it comes to assets; TEC undoubtedly would demur if asked to assume liabilities :). June 20, 2017 at 1:52 am Just fyi, tons of Episcopal bishops were looking the other way on same-gender marriages for quite a long time, as they believed their conscience dictated. doing so hardly establishes a “clear pattern of deceit”. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Doug Desper says: June 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm How long will the hearing panel exacerbate the situation with out rendering a conclusion ?Maybe they do not have the authority over Bruno? Bruno stated when telling the congregation he was the owner of St.James and it was his to do with it as he pleased, at his sole discretion and he was selling the property. The operation of the church from the Rededication ceremony of a sanctuary for the community in which he asked for the attendees help in this mission parallels a Ponzi scheme,only here a monetary reward was not promised the sanctuary for worship was the reward offered in return. To lie dressed in costume of an ecclesiastical to persuade the attendants to contribute money , time and efforts under the name of the Episcopal church seems deceptive by Bruno,if the church does not remain as dedicated. If the dedication was from Church Bruno and he made this known at the time of dedication he was the sole owner and operator truth and transparency would have prevailed. Rather he lied again and again durning his sermon when he asked the congregation to come to the Vicars Vision knowing there was no vision he was just going to tell the congregation he owned the church and was selling it. When asked if the church needed the money? He said no. To lie to the people attending church during the services represents the right or wrong ,good or evil conflict that struggles between satin and god. In the position Bruno was allowed to be representing the Episcopal church he should be held to the highest of standards. Possibly higher than the Episcopal church is willing to offer. Possiblyexorbitant land values have became more valuable than the church’s representation. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm “Objections” made by Bishop Bruno’s legal team to the Panel’s request that he disclose whether St. James had been sold, are not evidence that the sale occurred. However, the panel obviously found the objections to be without merit. Since the response was evasive and non-responsive, the Panel concluded that if there was no sale, the Bishop could have simply responded to with a denial rather than a “none of your business” objection.The ENS article does not explain in detail whether the Panel has the power or jurisdiction to order the Bishop not to sell St. James. Legal title to the property is held in the name of the Bishop as a “corp. sole,” which means the Bishop, as long as he is the Bishop, has the legal right to sell the church. The Bishop may well believe, and have been advised by his attorneys, that the Panel will have to confirm his legal authority to sell the property, and that at worst, the Panel can only find that he could have handled the situation “better,” or issue a public reprimand. It will be interesting to see how the Bishop responds to the Panel’s prohibitory order.I care not whether Bishop Bruno is reprimanded for his actions in trying to sell St. James the Great. My sympathies are with the church members who have been locked out of their church for two years now. In his closing brief, Counsel for the loyal members of St. James urged the Panel to find a resolution that would promote unity and reconciliation with the Bishop, which included: “Requiring that St. James promptly be reopened for Episcopal worship under the auspices of an independent member of the diocese, . . . .” If the Bishop has sold the church, then that train may have left the station. If we assume the Bishop is not a vengeful man, then we must also assume that the Diocese is in desperate need of money. St. James is just one of many properties worth millions of dollars to a Diocese thirsty to fund its political agenda. In an era of declining membership and pledges, the sad case of St. James the Great will be the poster child for why members should not invest their energy or capital to improve church property owned by a Bishop as a “corp. sole.” Curate Diocese of Nebraska June 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm If he is deposed as a bishop, then he is not a bishop, and therefore not THE bishop and cannot be corp. sole. I suspect this also applies when under suspension, though I am not an attorney or canonist. The questions here are fundamentally questions of honesty–the Episcopal Church was never designed as an absolute monarchy, where the bishop as CEO can act with absolute impunity–it is perhaps slightly messy to work in a church designed as a constitutional democracy, but it is deeply dishonest to subvert that in the misguided idea that a “strong” “leader” can make decisions that will get the church out of its financial crises. In fact it is this sort of thing that got us into these things. Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (16) Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL June 23, 2017 at 8:54 pm On June 17, the Hearing Panel ordered Bishop Bruno not to sell the Church.Today, the Orange County Register reports that Bishop Bruno secretly sold St. James the Great to Developer Burnham Ward in April. The timeline is interesting.• The hearing on misconduct charges ended on March 29th, 2017. Counsel for the TEC and members recommended reconciliation and that they be allowed to return to services in the church.• Bishop Bruno sold the church property in April in a confidential sales contract.• The attorney for the TEC and Congregation submitted their closing Brief on April 24, 2017.• Escrow is scheduled to close July 3, 2017. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/23/episcopal-diocese-confirms-sale-of-controversial-newport-beach-church-property/Sounds like Bishop Bruno doesn’t have much respect for the authority of the Hearing Panel or the congregants.. The Post Trial Brief of the TEC attorney is worth reading.https://media.wix.com/ugd/80a168_322372b63fc04e6191de4c6d26ff258b.pdf Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rev. David Justin Lynch says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 19, 2017 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI James Koenig says: Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Charles Crowder says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno spent nearly seven hours March 29 and 30 talking to the Hearing Panel considering the disciplinary action against him. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church ecclesiastical disciplinary panel considering a complaint against Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno has sanctioned the bishop for again trying to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church.The Hearing Panel told Bruno on June 17 that he is prohibited from “selling or conveying or contracting to sell or convey the St. James property until further order of the Hearing Panel.”The original case against Bruno involves his unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell the church in Newport Beach, California, to a condominium developer for $15 million in cash. That effort prompted the members of St. James to bring misconduct allegations against Bruno. The members alleged Bruno violated Church law. The Hearing Panel is still considering whether or how to discipline Bruno.One of the complainants in the case contacted the Hearing Panel earlier this month with what is known as a “colorable” or plausible legal claim that Bruno may have entered into another contract to sell the St. James property, according to the panel’s notice. Bruno then refused to confirm or deny the alleged contract.The Hearing Panel said that if Bruno has tried to sell the church property, or has sold it, before the panel decided the original case against him that conduct is “disruptive, dilatory and otherwise contrary to the integrity of this proceeding.” The same is true of his failure to give the panel the information it asked for about the accusations, the notice said. Such behavior violates the portion of canon law which governs the behavior of clerics who face disciplinary actions (Canon IV.13.9(a) page 151 here).A hearing on the original accusations, including engaging in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy took place March 28-30 in Pasadena, California. Attorneys representing the Episcopal Church and Bruno filed written closing briefs a month after the hearing ended. The Hearing Panel has not ruled on the initial complaint.St. James was one of four properties that the diocese spent close to $10 million in litigation to recover from disaffiliated Episcopalians who broke with the Church over its policies on women’s ordination and the full inclusion of LGBTQI members in the life of the Church, including ordained ministry.Diocese of Los Angeles Chancellor Richard Zevnik and Vice Chancellor Julie Dean Larsen have asked the panel to dismiss the entire case against Bruno. They have said that a “civil lawsuit, political actions and social media campaign” mounted by members of St. James the Great in Newport Beach were “wrongfully, but successfully and strategically, designed to stop the sale of [the] 40,000-square foot church property” on what is known as Lido Island, a prosperous housing development sporting a yacht club.The Church’s clergy disciplinary canon, the chancellors argue, is “not intended to be used as a weapon to challenge a diocesan bishop’s decisions regarding the administration and stewardship of his or her diocese.”Episcopal Church Attorney Raymond “Jerry” Coughlan has said that Bruno is guilty of “serious misconduct” in violating three sections of the Title IV canons: “failing to exercise his ministry in accordance with applicable church canons,” “conduct involving dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation” and “conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy. He said in his closing brief that the panel must conclude that Bruno’s conduct was “calculated, pervasive and long-running.”Because of those violations and because “he shows no sign of recognizing even the possibility of his misconduct,” Coughlan recommended that panel suspend Bruno from ministry for at least a year.However, because he said such a sentence would only exacerbate the conflict and not lead to reconciliation, Coughlan urged the panel to use its “broad authority” to craft a remedy that “looks forward creatively to heal the division now existing in the Los Angeles diocese.”Bruno turns 72, the Church’s mandatory retirement age, in late 2018. Incoming Bishop Coadjutor John Taylor, his successor, is scheduled to be ordained and consecrated on July 8.Because none of the previous steps of the Title IV disciplinary process resolved the issue, when the complaints against Bruno got to the point of seating a Hearing Panel, the Episcopal Church replaced St. James as the complainant in the case. Coughlan, representing the Episcopal Church, presented the case to the panel. According to the Title IV process, the Church pays for the costs of the disciplinary process for bishops.Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop Herman Hollerith IV is president of the Hearing Panel. The panel, appointed by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops from among its members, also includes Rhode Island Bishop Nicholas Knisely, North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island and Deborah Stokes of Southern Ohio.Previous ENS coverage is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA mike geibel says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC June 29, 2017 at 6:37 pm David Lynch is right. ‘Preaching the Gospel by how you live’ is what we all must aim for. I highly recommend Brian McLaren’s important new book, “The Great Spiritual Migration: How The World’s Largest Religion Is seeking A Better Way To be Christian.” He argues we need to move from orthodoxy to an emphasis on orthopraxy. How we live is more important that the beliefs that often divide us as Christians. I wish every priest and lay leader in TEC would read McLaren’s Chapter 3, “Learning How to Love,” and meditate on his teaching about “love of neighbor, self, the earth, and God.” Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT mike geibel says: June 29, 2017 at 7:23 pm The report somewhat misrepresents St. James— the present issues are not about when a group in control at the church left the Diocese of Los Angeles in opposition to ordination of women and full inclusion of LGBT persons in the life and ministry of the church. The property and ministry was returned to the diocese– and properly so– and parishioners were working hard to re-establish and continue a ministry through the Diocese that was fully inclusive. The abuse of power issue was in regards to the sale of the property and misrepresentation of facts to the parish, vestry, and clergy. If the property is sold with escrow set to close on July 7– the sale should be challenged as an illegal sale. That is a sale that should not go through for all sorts of reasons. But facts would indicate that St. James– after being returned to the diocese– was on the road to being an inclusive and faithful ministry in the community. Those who oppose full inclusion of women and of LGBT persons in the life of the church should give it up and quit dragging it into every discussion– that ship has sailed, thank God! Get over it! Give witness to a church that celebrates God’s inclusive love for all people. In this case– the issue and damage to the church is the matter of abuse of power. The hierarchical structure of the church is not for the purpose of facilitating lack of transparency in decision making. We have enough alternative facts nationally. We can do without “making up the facts” in the church. Richard Nixon said something like “The people need to know their president isn’t a crook.” In the church the people need to know that the only crook is the one that represents a Shepherd’s crook and servant role represented by the Crozier. A fair resolution of this matter should give witness to the idea that the Episcopal church knows the differences between a shepherd’s tool and a scepter and that abuse of power is neither to be accepted nor tolerated. June 29, 2017 at 6:39 pm Refresh my memory – but wasn’t part of the problem the factThat Bishop Bruno didn’t inform the Executive Committee of the diocese about the sale offer? And according rding ttheir canons, this was necessary properTo the sale. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Noah Kilian says: Doug Desper says: Submit an Event Listing June 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm That was a brilliant comment, above.The Episcopal Church where I grew up, St. Bartholomew’s Tonawanda NY, where my parents, in-laws and their friends spend their time and hard earned money year after year to improve the church, the church where I was confirmed and married and where my son was baptised, was lost to the arrogant bishop of the Diocese of Western New York even though St. Bartholomews had the largest congregation in all of New York State. The congregation didn’t have the heart to fight the bishop so they simply moved away, to an abandoned synagogue. The Diocese of Western New York sold its very valuable headquarters building for a profit and moved all of the diocesan operations into what was formerly St. Bartholomew’s church. I have imagined the arrogant bishop staring at the beautiful stained glass windows that my parents’ generation donated after several years of saving money for that project. I have imagined the arrogant bishop picking roses in the church’s rose garden donated in the name of my mother-in-law’s best friend.The response in my family was to completely cut off attendance and donations to ANY Episcopal Church. I will never set foot in an Episcopal Church again. When I was in critical condition in a hospital after a train I was riding in crashed, my distraught husband mistakenly told the hospital admissions staff that I was an Episcopalian. When an Episcopal priest showed up in my hospital room 4 days after I almost died, I said “Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?” and my son threw him out.If today’s Episcopal clergy like Bishop Bruno are sad that attendance at Episcopal Churches throughout the USA is “down” they need to recognize that they brought the church’s decline upon themselves. June 25, 2017 at 7:14 am On Friday, June 23, the Orange County Register reports that Bishop Bruno had already secretly sold St. James the Great to developer Burnham Ward in April. The timeline is interesting.• The hearing on misconduct charges ended on March 30th, 2017.• Bishop Bruno sold the church property sometime in April in a confidential sales contract.• The attorney for the TEC and Congregation submitted their closing Brief on April 24, 2017 which asked to be allowed to return to using the Church as a first step towards reconciliation.• Escrow is scheduled to close July 3, 2017. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/23/episcopal-diocese-confirms-sale-of-controversial-newport-beach-church-property/ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm Retirement age does not lessen the reality of underhanded and dishonest interactions. Let us not forget that this is the same bishop who knew of uncanonical same gender marriages being performed in his diocese before Lambeth a decade ago. Yet, to be invited to Lambeth he pledged to uphold the long-standing Lambeth Sexuality and Marriage Resolution 1.10 — all the while intending to keep ignoring it. A clear pattern of deceit is shown. If Bishop Bruno is guilty of unpriestly conduct and duplicitous dealings then let right be done regardless of age. If all he gets is a hand slap, a frown, and then a golden parachute then this Church has lost all credibility and has the best preacher union in Christendom. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Stacy Anderson says: June 27, 2017 at 10:39 am The actions of Bully Bruno, and other bishops, are a substantial justification for my leaving the Episcopal Church and becoming Old Catholic. TEC is too focused on money and power. I just want to be a good parish priest, meaning, I celebrate Mass, take care of my people, and preach the Gospel by how I live. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ mike geibel says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm No one “pledged to uphold Lambeth 1.10.” That is what has become known as an alternative fact. This sad situation is sad enough without adding that kind of insult to injury. Seriously. Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Jennifer Shaw says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

Darvin Darling named Episcopal Church Director of Information Technology

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events People 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab 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 Darvin Darling named Episcopal Church Director of Information Technology Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Darvin Darling has been named the Episcopal Church Director of Information Technology, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.Darvin DarlingSmith, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, in making the announcement. “He’s smart, thoughtful and at least three steps ahead when thinking about what the church needs from technology to build up the Jesus Movement.”“At my core, what has always mattered most to me are the values of kindness, compassion and being in service to others,” Darling said.  “When I decided to move on to a new opportunity, I felt that the Episcopal Church best modeled the ideals of what I felt would continue to advance that commitment. It has been and continues to be a beacon of hope and an organization which provides services to the least among us.”In his new position, Darling will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for all the information technology operations for the Episcopal Church Center and the staff located in NYC and remotely.Meet Darvin DarlingDarling is a native of Brooklyn, NY, and at age 15 he began designing computer systems and programs for his high school robotics competitions at Brooklyn Technical High School.Most recently Darling was the Director of Information Technology and Technical Services at The Riverside Church in NYC. In this role, Darling was charged with providing the design, implementation, rollout, training and support of all technology systems and technical teams, including live event and post-production of audio, video and lighting.Prior to joining Riverside, Darling was the Senior IT Manager & Application Developer at City Harvest Inc. where he was responsible for the implementation, management and direct hands-on administration of all IT systems as well as the development of systems which were core to the delivery of food to hundreds of shelters and soup kitchens around the cityIn his spare time Darling volunteers helping many small not-for-profits embrace the cloud and open source for infrastructure.He is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology with degrees in Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering.He begins his new position on September 18. Darling’s office will be located at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City; as of September 18, he can be reached at [email protected] Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL 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 center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Posted Sep 14, 2017 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 Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Global Christian Forum urges Christians to take up challenges of…

first_imgGlobal Christian Forum urges Christians to take up challenges of peace, unity, discipleship Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Posted May 8, 2018 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] The third gathering of the Global Christian Forum has called on Christians around the world to take up together the challenges of peace, unity and costly discipleship. The Forum connects the broadest range of global Christianity. Its third global gathering took place last month in the Colombian capital Bogata. Some 251 church leaders from 55 nations took part in the event, representing almost all streams of global Christianity – including from the Anglican Communion.“Against the backdrop of growing division in the world, the ‘meeting itself became a message’ of careful listening and respectful engagement across barriers of old enmities and historic separations,” the World Council of Churches said.Read the full article here. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

‘Now is the time,’ witnesses say, to work harder against…

first_img Larry Waters says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 5, 2018 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Oklahoma Deputy Julia Ayala Harris, the proposer of Resolution D016, testifies July 5 to the Committee on Safeguarding and Title IV. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] People of all genders told the Safeguarding and Title IV Committee July 5 that the Episcopal Church must do more to eliminate sexual discrimination and abuse.“What we witnessed last night was just a beginning,” the Rev. Cynthia Taylor, a Georgia deputy, told the committee, referring to the House of Bishops’ “Liturgy of Listening,” a service of lament and confession centered on stories of sexual abuse and exploitation in the Episcopal Church. “That work is incomplete, my sisters and brothers.”Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Taylor said the work is incomplete if “we pat ourselves on the back for being open to discussion of the role of institutional discrimination, harassment and abuse of women.” The church must find a way to continue “not just the conversation but the hard work of seeking the truth, respecting the dignity of all human beings through the restoration of their God-given rights as children of God.”Since she became the first woman ordained in the Diocese of South Carolina more than 32 years ago, Taylor said she has “had personally experienced gender biases in the form of equality of pay, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and gross misuse of power by ecclesiastical authorities” in clergy discipline cases.“Things have changed somewhat, but the abuses of the past are not only still with us. There is a sense that by just speaking up about injustices, such injustices have been addressed,” she told the committee. “They have not.”The committee held an open hearing on Resolution D016 and Resolution D020.The Committee on Safeguarding and Title IV’s hearing room was crowded for a July 5 hearing on two resolutions pertaining to sexual harassment. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceD016 would have the General Convention “confess our sins of gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence against women and girls in all their forms as we understand these sins.” It would call on the Episcopal Church to “turn from the systems of oppression, patriarchy, heteronormativity, white supremacy, and our colonial legacy, among them, and seek to engage in restoration of the dignity of women and reconciliation from past acts.” It would establish a task force to help accomplish that work. The resolution is “meant to address issues related to gender-based violence and discrimination on an overall structural and cultural level,” said Oklahoma Deputy Julia Ayala Harris who proposed the resolution.Citing the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Methodist Church, Ayala Harris said, “We find ourselves in the midst of a movement that has already begun within other mainline denominations. This is not uncharted territory.”D020 would appoint a task force to conduct a survey on “gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence against women and girls in all their forms as we understand these sins, which include, but are not limited to, sexual and gender harassment, sexual assault, physical, spiritual, and emotionally abusive behavior, and oppression based on gender.” The results of the survey would be publicly reported online no later than early 2021, the year of the 80th General Convention.When asked by a committee member if she would accept a move by the committee to combine the two resolutions, Ayala Harris said she had anticipated such a suggestion and had prepared a draft for such a move.The Rev. Brian Baker, Northern California deputy and member of Executive Council, said, “The church is a hostile work environment for women and it’s just not okay.”“I am embarrassed that the church is being led by the culture of the #MeToo movement,” he said. “We’re responding because they woke up when we should have woken up first.”The Very Rev. Craig Loya, a Nebraska deputy, told the committee that he agreed to be an official endorser of D016 because “it is long past time for us as a church to fully account for the ways that we have been complicit in – in ways that we have actively perpetrated – sexism, misogyny, sexual harassment and gender discrimination.”Rowan Pantalena, a postulant from the Diocese of Connecticut and a self-described “nonbinary trans person,” spoke to the committee about the aftermath of being raped while in seminary. That experience, Pantalena said, showed “how hard it is to speak up.”“Please consider the difficulty that comes for anyone who speaks about their own experience of sexual harassment and violence, whether perpetuated by people employed by the church or external,” Pantalena said.The members also heard testimony on two memorials, or petitions, to convention, one titled “Women and Social Justice,” which tells convention that “this is our moment to offer healing and to bring our laws closer to the justice and equity that God envisions for us.” The other, “Gathering of Gen X and Millennial Clergy,” asks the church to work for gender equity and “expend resources to create a more equitable church.”Resolutions D016 and D020 are among the 24 resolutions proposed by the members of the special House of Deputies Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation, appointed in February by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president. They focus on inclusive theology and language; disparities in pay, hiring, leave and pensions; changes to the Title IV disciplinary process and training; truth and reconciliation; and systemic social justice beyond the church.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (12) Submit a Press Release 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 Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Eric Bonetti says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Phyllis Denison says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN General Convention, July 13, 2018 at 10:16 am Thank you for your article covering the general convention. However, I wonder why other discriminations, particularly age, were not included in resolution DO16. I have suffered age discrimination, but all forms of prejudice and bias violate what our Lord gave his life for. Surely, our church should model the quest for justice for all. July 6, 2018 at 10:20 am To Ms. Macgregor and Mr. Finley: both your comments re-enforce my belief that white males, should leave the EC. And if I were negotiating with Mr. Finley about an issue, I would definitely have my body guards at my side. What a vitriolic, bigoted, hateful opinion you have Mr. Finley. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anjel Scarborough says: Larry Waters says: Tags Rector Belleville, IL 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 howard m finley says: Rev. Valerie Webster says: Rector Collierville, TN 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 July 6, 2018 at 6:45 am The legacy of white supremacy and domination continues to plague America and contradicts “love God love neighbor.” Rector Bath, NC Frank Harrision says: Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img Deacon Norm Carroll says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Gender Justice, Elizabeth Kaeton says: Submit a Job Listing July 5, 2018 at 10:06 pm I completely agree with Rev. Webster. July 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm As a PS, I would add that Title IV is a crock of hooey. The church talks a good game, but my efforts to obtain redress at the national level haven’t even received the courtesy of a response, let alone a “pastoral response.” Same for my mother, who is terminally ill and being bullied by my former rector. I can only say that there is a special place for those who bully the dying, and that is right next to the place for people who ignore the situation.Shame on The Episcopal Church. ‘Now is the time,’ witnesses say, to work harder against sexual abuse, discrimination in the church Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Roslyn Macgregor says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 5, 2018 at 4:57 pm 1. To anyone who has been sexually assaulted or otherwise abused, I am truly sorry. My wife was raped prior to our marriage, and she struggles with those memories. However, she does not continue to blame “males” for that horror. Only the person who did it. 2. I am tired of hearing about “white supremacy”. However, if the EC needs to blame white folks for the world’s ills, then I propose that all white people, particularly males, leave the EC. That way the EC can distance itself from “…systems of … white supremacy…” July 6, 2018 at 4:28 am You might want to read the powerful and truthful book by Reni Eddo-Lodge “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” … if you want to understand why parts of your comments are distressing to me, as a ‘mostly’ white person who has benefited from white privilege because my grandmother was able to pass for white … and into the next generations. We have a great deal to learn … Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Frank OBrien says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 5, 2018 at 11:43 pm Alas, Mr. O’Brien, but this is not an “old issue”. Gender bias, gender inequality, sexual harassment, violence, and abuse are issues as old as antiquity, present in scripture and as current as right now. The next three years will, in fact, be productive as we work to rid our church, at least, of the scourge of this disease. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS General Convention 2018 July 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm I had hoped the next three years would be productive, not full of recrimination. Let’s not spend our resources and time spinning wheels on old issues. July 12, 2018 at 5:34 pm Dear Ms. Kaeton; there are a couple of logical points to remember, First, just because a group of things has a property it does not follow that each member f that group has that property. The engine of my automobile is heavy. True. It does not follow that every part of my engine is heavy. that is false. Also, second, just because some members of a group have a certain characteristic it does not follow that all members of that group have that characteristic. Yes, there are humans who are murderers, It does not follow that all humans are murderers. In a word, we want to avoid both the Fallacy of Division and the Fallacy of Composition. Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm Grateful for Julia Ayala Harris & all the others speaking on their and others behalf; grateful too that The Episcopal Church at Convention is listening. Holding all gathered at General Convention in prayer as we seek the forward in Christ. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA July 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm Mr. O’Brien, these are not “old issues.” I am a second vocation priest and in the 10 years I have been ordained, I have been stalked, verbally sexually harassed, and groped by lay men in every congregation I have served in TEC except for two. Lay men act with impunity as they are not subject to disciplinary actions under our canons except for my excommunicating them for their actions which makes me the “bad priest” for doing so. It’s high time our church addresses this current issue.last_img read more

As election nears, Maine Bishop, Standing Committee keep candidate cleared…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Elections, Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel As election nears, Maine Bishop, Standing Committee keep candidate cleared in discipline matter on slate Candidate, one of five, responds Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release House of Bishops Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Feb 7, 2019 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls [Episcopal News Service]  Diocese of Maine Bishop Stephen T. Lane and the Standing Committee issued a statement Feb. 7 regarding one of the candidates for the 10th bishop of Maine. A response from the candidate, also follows. An election convention is scheduled for Feb. 9 in Bangor.On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Bishop and Standing Committee received information regarding one of our nominees for bishop, the Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee.It was alleged that the Rev. Canon Mallonee failed to report the sexual abuse of a student by another priest when the Rev. Canon Mallonee was Chaplain at the University of Kansas in the late 1980’s. The Diocese of New York, which has jurisdiction in this matter, has determined that the facts of the matter do not support the allegation, and the Intake Officer of New York has dismissed the complaint. Under our canons, the person who brought the complaint has thirty (30) days to appeal, and the appeal period will overlap our Electing Convention by several weeks.As it stands now, there is currently no charge against the Rev. Canon Mallonee, and she remains on the ballot. We believe that we need to report to the Electing Convention the possibility of an appeal. In preparing this statement, the Bishop and Standing Committee have conferred with the Bishop for Pastoral Development and the nominee.The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, Bishop of MaineThe Rev. Maria Hoecker, President of the Standing CommitteeThe Rev. Sarah Gavit, Ms. Brenda Hamilton, The Rev. Timothy HigginsMr. Douglas Mayer, Mr. Charles Priest, Members of the Standing CommitteeA Statement from the Rev. Cn. Anne Mallonee Dear Friends,I commend the decision for full transparency that your Bishop and Standing Committee have made on this matter. I am grateful for the dismissal by the Diocese of New York.The Episcopal Church has made an important commitment to address past misconduct — arising from the #MeToo movement — and to transform our Church into a safer place for all. As a priest I fully embrace this commitment.Blessings,Anne+                               Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more