General Seminary partners with Church Center on social media

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Theological Education Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm What an exciting and timely opportunity to learn how to expand my sadly lacking social media skills. Working half the year from Honduras means that I really, really need these skills. I can’t wait to learn all I can here with my very first webinar. [Episcopal News Service] The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church is working with the Office of Communication of the church’s denominational headquarters on a new education program called Digital Formation.The goal is to help clergy and lay leaders throughout the Episcopal Church appreciate the importance of understanding the use and effects of social media in the church as well as its theological foundations and implications, according to a seminary press release.The program begins with a series of webinars, each centering on a different topic related to social media. The first hour-long webinar starts at 1:00 pm EST on Feb. 17. Interested persons may register here. The program includes 45 minutes of content and a 15 minute question-and-answer session. The topics include:Feb. 17: introduction to the church and social media;March 2: social media as hospitality;March 16: what to tweet about;March 30: Foursquare and evangelism;April 20: mobile apps for churches;May 4: QR Codes in and around church.“The exponential growth of phenomena like Facebook, Twitter, and the use of various mobile devices challenge us to take not just a practical ‘how to’ approach but also to develop a serious theology of social media,” Colin Chapman who, along the Rev. Joseph P. Mathews, have guided the creation of the program, said in the release. Both are GTS students.“Formation is a part of our name because we hope to address not just technology, but also how we are shaped into the image of Christ, how we embody our Baptismal Covenant,” added Mathews.In an interview with Episcopal News Service, both Chapman and Matthews said they bring their faith online with them and it has served as a chance for them to evangelize in the world of social media.“I think what happens, particularly with people who are maybe somewhat newer to the Internet and social media, is that you can cheapen what happens online as not personal or less than personal,” Chapman said.But, he said, “when you acknowledge that the person on the other end of your Facebook wall is a person reflective of the incarnate nature of Christ it completely changes the church’s need to be involved because now we’re no longer dealing with digits and bits and images on a computer; but you’re dealing with Christ in the other.”Following the webinar series, Digital Formation will welcome the Rev. Matthew Moretz from Christ Church, Rye, New York, the host of the popular online video series “Father Matthew Presents.” Moretz will be on the GTS campus on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. to discuss how social media has supported his own ministry and mission, as well as how others may use social media tools such as YouTube to highlight their own parish’s strengths. The public is invited and there is no charge.Matthews compared the evangelism possible through social media to the methods used by St. Paul when he founded early Christian communities.“In the first century, Paul got into a boat and went around the Mediterranean and built a community of people where they were. And he didn’t just say ‘You need to believe in Jesus” and then get back in his boat,” Matthews told ENS.Paul lived with the people, built up the community and the church and when he eventually did move on, “he stayed in the touch with the communities that he had planted and we have some of those letters now,” he said.“It’s important for churches to pay attention to social media because it’s where people gather,” he said, adding that much social interaction takes place online and noting the oft-repeated statistic that Facebook’s membership is equal to the third-largest country in the world.A short Episcopal Church-produced video about the impact of social media is here.“Another part of it for me is that as the church has lost a lot of its clout in the sort of post-Christian society that we’re living in, social media gives the church a platform to re-create intentional communities similar to those of the early church,” Matthews said. While early Christians might have been were living together and sharing houses, denizens of social media share news feeds to be connected to each other.“That enables a way to talk about discipleship and formation, which is why we’re talking about digital formation,” he added.Digital Formation will have a presence at General Convention this summer and has ambitious plans for additional training sessions on and off campus next year, according to the release.“Helping current and future leaders to understand social media underscores General’s commitment to an ever-increasing emphasis on the use of new technologies in the enterprise of theological education,” said the Rev. Lang Lowrey, the seminary’s president, in the release.The Church Center’s Office of Communications is working with Digital Formation to share expertise and technology in an effort to make some of the programming available on-demand to the wider church.“We are delighted to be working with GTS on this program,” said Anne Rudig, director of communication for the Episcopal Church.For more information about Digital Formation, email to [email protected] Digital Formation’s Facebook page, which includes a schedule of upcoming webinars and events, is here. The program can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/digiformation.last_img read more

Gay Jennings anuncia su candidatura a presidente de la Cámara…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 General Convention, Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 8, 2012 [Episcopal News Service] La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, que acaba de terminar un período de seis años en el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal, anunció el 5 de junio que se postula para presidente de la Cámara de Diputados.Jennings dijo en un mensaje en Facebook que tomó esa decisión “luego de haber orado mucho y de muchas conversaciones con episcopales de toda la Iglesia”.“Pido vuestro apoyo, ideas, participación y oraciones”, dijo ella, pidiéndoles a las personas que se le unieran en la página “para que podamos intercambiar ideas e interrogantes sobre la obra que Dios nos llama a realizar”.Jennings anunció también sus intenciones a través de una carta dirigida a los miembros de la Cámara de Obispos y a la lista de correos electrónicos de los diputados.“Me gustaría trabajar con ustedes y con otros líderes para cambiar nuestra manera de funcionar en el próximo trienio”, dice en la carta. “Para que la Iglesia Episcopal tenga importancia en el siglo XXI, tenemos que encontrar medios de avanzar juntos. Creo que Dios nos llama a abrazar un futuro sin más falsas opciones entre misión y gobierno. Sin falsas guerras entre individuos o grupos. Sin más forcejeo por autoridad o control”.Jennings dijo que, más que pedir el apoyo de los diputados, ella “esperaba que todos ustedes invertirán y participarán en la edificación de asociaciones colaborativas e interconectadas para la obra que Dios nos ha llamado a realizar en esta Convención General y en el próximo trienio”.Si resulta electa, Jennings prestaría servicios desde el fin de la reunión de la Convención General en Indianápolis, Indiana, del 5 al 12 de julio, hasta el final de la próxima reunión de la Convención General a celebrarse en Salt Lake City, Utah, en julio de 2015. Ella sucedería a Bonnie Anderson, que ha sido presidente de la Cámara de Diputados durante dos períodos de tres años.Anderson anunció el 23 de mayo que no le pediría a la Convención que la eligiera para un tercer y último período como presidente [de la Cámara de Diputados].La Cámara de Diputados aceptará nominaciones para la presidencia durante la próxima reunión de la Convención el 8 de julio, y la elección para el 32º. Presidente de la cámara tendrá lugar al día siguiente.El 10 de julio, la cámara recibirá nominaciones para vicepresidente, según información que puede encontrarse aquí. Ese cargo ha estado vacante desde el 15 de febrero de 2010, cuando Brian Prior, que era el vicepresidente, fue ordenado obispo.El vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados debe ser de un orden diferente al del presidente.La Cámara de Diputados incluye hasta ocho miembros con derecho a voto de cada una de las 109 diócesis de la Iglesia, una zona de misión y una convocación. La Convención General es uno de los cuerpos legislativos más grandes del mundo.El [o la] presidente de la Cámara de Diputados sirve como vicepresidente del Consejo Ejecutivo y de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera [DFMS, por su sigla en inglés] (la entidad corporativa de la Iglesia Episcopal). El [o la] presidente encabeza la Cámara de Diputados en la Convención General, nombra clérigos y miembros laicos de todas las comisiones permanentes y comités legislativos de la Convención, y realiza muchas funciones de enlace, desarrollo y oportunidades entre convenciones.El cargo no tiene salario, pero en el trienio 2010-2012 la Convención General aprobó un presupuesto (vea aquí el renglón 140-145) de alrededor de $589.000 para cubrir los gastos de Anderson, compensar al personal que la ayuda y cubrir los costos de mantener un consejo asesor, nombrado por la presidente.Desde que Anderson anunció su decisión de jubilarse, algunos observadores han comentado sobre cómo las exigencias del cargo podrían afectar económicamente a posibles candidatos.Jennings, de 61 años, vive en Sagamore Hills, Ohio, y ha sido directora asociada de CREDO Institute Inc. durante los últimos nueve años. CREDO ofrece toda una gama de materiales de conferencias y posconferencias que ayudan a las personas con derecho a participar del Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia a examinar, evaluar y re-energizar su salud y bienestar.“Estoy trabajando para garantizar que tendré todo el tiempo necesario para dedicarme al cargo de Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados”, dijo Jennings a Episcopal News Service poco después de haber anunciado su intención de presentarse a elecciones.Antes de unirse a CREDO, Jennings prestó servicios como canóniga del ordinario en la Diócesis de Ohio durante 17 años. Fue ordenada al diaconado en 1978 y al presbiterado en 1979, y atendió parroquias en Virginia y Ohio a principios de su ministerio. Se presentó a la elección del obispo de la Diócesis de Virginia a principios de 2007, ocasión en que resultó electo el actual obispo Shannon Johnston.Ella está casada con el Rdo. Albert Jennings, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Timoteo [St. Timothy’s] en Macedonia, Ohio, y deán de la zona de misión de Summit en esa diócesis.Jennings presidió el comité de Gobierno y Administración para la Misión del Consejo Ejecutivo durante los últimos tres años de su permanencia en el Consejo. Como parte de su trabajo, el comité tomó la iniciativa de revisar los estatutos de este organismo y el manual de la política de personal de la DFMS.Ella es también miembro clérigo de la delegación de la Iglesia Episcopal al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, cuya próxima reunión este otoño es en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri.En inglés: http://bit.ly/LHijkF Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Tags Featured Events Rector Bath, NC 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Gay Jennings anuncia su candidatura a presidente de la Cámara de Diputados Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 General Convention 2012, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET President of the House of Deputies Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Boston-area Episcopalians gather for prayer, offer solace to neighbors

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Comments (2) Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Boston-area Episcopalians gather for prayer, offer solace to neighbors Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Boston Marathon Bombing Submit a Press Release Rev. Joel W Murchison says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group P. Parker says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Annie Packard, 13, sings during Trinity Episcopal Church Copley Square’s Eucharist at Temple Israel, which invited the congregation to use its sanctuary April 21in Boston. Trinity is within the blocked-off area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two bombs exploded on April 15 as the race was ending. Packard was in the grandstands when the first bomb exploded and ran away in the direction of the second bomb, which went off 10 seconds later. AP Photo/Julio Cortez[Episcopal News Service] They all may not have been able to get to their churches, but in the hours after the second of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings was captured April 19, Episcopalians in the Boston area continued to support each other and their neighbors.Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, as he holed up in a boat parked in a backyard just blocks away from Church of the Good Shepherd in Watertown, Massachusetts. He was weakened by a gunshot wound after fleeing on foot from an overnight shootout with police that left 200 spent rounds behind.The Rev. Amy McCreath, Good Shepherd’s priest-in-charge, e-mailed her congregation shortly after the capture, calling the capture a “great gift.”“Your vestry met by conference call while events unfolded tonight, praying for all of you, for your children, and especially for our neighbors on Franklin Street,” she wrote.Good Shepherd was open during the day on April 20 for “prayer and companionship,” and Angelita Caceda was one member who came to the church the day after the internationally watched drama unfolded in her neighborhood. The evening before, she had been on the floor of her home as the bright light from a police search helicopter illuminated the room.“When I saw it was Franklin Street I said ‘that’s where I usually walk. I see that boat all the time,’” she told the Salem Patch website.McCreath said people came in the church and blurted out their experiences from the previous day. “They had it inside and needed to share it.”That evening about 300 people gathered on Watertown’s Victory Field for a vigil to remember the victims of the Marathon bombings.“This is one way everyday citizens can really give thanks to everyone that took care of us,” Mary Labadini, a 56-year-old elder care specialist who lives in Waltham and attended the vigil, told the Boston Globe. “You can’t thank them all individually, but this shows the sentiments of the public are with them.”Residents at the vigil swapped stories about the dramatic police action in their neighborhoods, including gun battles and methodical door-to-door searches by SWAT teams.Volunteers from a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post passed out American flags.Residents spontaneously sang the national anthem and other patriotic songs, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and listened in silence as McCreath led an impromptu prayer of thanksgiving.Diocese of Massachusetts Thomas Shaw, SSJE, came to Good Shepherd on April 21 “as a sign to us of the prayers and companionship of the larger church,” McCreath told her parishioners.The church had healing ministers to pray with people during communion and a guided discussion during the Liturgy of the Word for children, “to help them process the events of the week and recover their calm and hope.”April 21 was the Fourth Sunday of Easter, is known as Good Shepherd Sunday because the gospel appointed for the day is John 10:22-30, a portion of the story in which Jesus calls himself the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. Thus, it is the patronal feast day of congregations known as Good Shepherd.Members of Trinity Church Copley Square prepare for Holy Eucharist April 21 at Temple Israel. The parish members could not worship at Trinity because it is still cordoned off as investigators comb the area around the Boston Marathon finish line where two bombs exploded April 15. Photo/Trinity ChurchNot all Episcopalians could be in their church buildings for Good Shepherd Sunday. Trinity Church Copley Square, just yards from where the bombings occurred near the marathon’s finish line, is still off-limits because it is within the crime-scene boundaries investigators have set. The FBI allowed church officials a half hour on April 20 to go inside to gather vestments and the wine and bread for Eucharist, according to one report.The Temple Israel synagogue opened its doors to the congregation and Trinity’s congregation filled the 900-seat sanctuary. Rabbi Ronne Friedman told CNN that the synagogue was honored to host Trinity in an hour of need. “It was beautiful, moving,” he said. “And it was a reminder of the deep bonds that exist between us. It reminded us all that our proximity is not just geographical.“After the trauma of the past week, we are in proximate relationship with one another spiritually and psychologically. I think we all very much felt it was one Boston.”The Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, Trinity priest in charge, prayed for those who were slain “and for those who must rebuild their lives without the legs that they ran and walked on last week,” Yahoo News reported.“So where is God when the terrorists do their work?” Lloyd asked. “God is there, holding us and sustaining us. God is in the pain the victims are suffering, and the healing that will go on. God is with us as we try still to build a just world, a world where there will not be terrorists doing their terrible damage.”Debris still litters the streets near Trinity Church Copley Square six days after the Boston Marathon bombings. Photo/Trinity ChurchLloyd was among those priests and pastors who shared with Time magazine their thoughts about preaching on the Sunday after the six extraordinary days in Boston. He wrote that people had to name what the bombers tried to do to them and “name the way that has touched our spirits, and then talk about everything we are gathered to do on a Sunday, to care for each other, to remember the grace and mercy at the heart of everything day by day, and claiming the call to live that here and now. All of that is our answer to the terrorists’ efforts to undermine the fabric of our lives.”The service at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul near Boston Common included a prayer to the “Lord Christ, Risen Victim,” who “even on the cross you prayed for the forgiveness of those who murdered you.” The prayer in part asked that Christ would “remind us to pray for those who persecute us. Keep us aligned with your justice and not our own. Teach us to undo the cycles of violence and retribution and give us courage to act on our faith.”And, in London on April 20, the Rev. Jacqueline Cameron of the Diocese of Chicago preached for the London Marathon Dedication Service held at All Hallows by the Tower. The next day Cameron ran in the London Marathon for the second time and in her 14th marathon overall.The London event attracted much attention coming as it did six days after the attack in Boston and, as in Boston, many runners ran with pledges of support for various charities.“The potential healing power of events such as the London Marathon is at least as staggering as the power of violence,” Cameron said during her sermon. “We do need to remember pain. We do need to remember the suffering and the dead from Monday’s bombing and from all of the acts of violence and destruction that pepper human history. But also we need to learn how not to be burdened by bitterness or poisoned by a desire for revenge. And one of the best ways to do that is to allow our pain to spur us to acts of courage, of joy, and of compassion.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Tagscenter_img April 24, 2013 at 1:22 am I find the moment between that lovable young dancer whose left foot was severed by shrapnel and CNN’s Anderson Cooper spectacularly life-affirming, extraordinarily open, and revealing, and honest, and real! …. the rest of her years uncertain in the extreme!…..her career as dancer and instructor and mentor dangerously derailed! …..yet, the conspicuous lack of bitterness!…. the evident hope and grace that’s propelling her forward!……the confidence – despite her injury’s horror and injustice – that “the arc of history bends toward justice”….for me, this speaks loudly of the God of Holy Scripture:“gracious and merciful; full of compassion and forgiveness; slow to anger and abounding in loving-kindness” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm Was their any damage to the foundations of Trinity as there was when the Prudential Building was erected. Will it be checked? New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 22, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Massachusetts announces nominees for bishop election

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 House of Bishops Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jan 15, 2014 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Elections, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Tags Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Massachusetts announces nominees for bishop election Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Diocese of Massachusetts press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts announced Jan. 15 its slate of nominees for election as bishop.  They are:The Rev. Holly Antolini, 61, rector, St. James’s Church, Cambridge, Mass.;The Rev. Ronald Culmer, 49, rector, St. Clare’s Church, Pleasanton, Calif.;The Rev. Alan Gates, 55, rector, St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio;The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, 54, rector, St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, Penn.; andThe Rev. Sam Rodman, 54, project manager for campaign initiatives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.More information about each of the nominees is available at http://mabishopsearch.org/candidates_for_bishop.A petition process for submitting additional names opens with and will close on Jan. 31.  Complete information about the petition process and the petition form are available at http://mabishopsearch.org/petition_process.The slate is the result of a seven-month discernment process conducted by a Discernment Committee comprising lay and clergy members from across the diocese and reporting to the diocesan Standing Committee. With the announcement of the slate, a Transition Committee, also comprising lay and clergy members from across the diocese, implements the next stages of the election process, also reporting to the Standing Committee.The nominees will participate in a series of open meetings around the diocese March 14-19, giving the people of the diocese an opportunity to meet and learn more about the nominees.  Details will be announced.The election will take place on Saturday, April 5 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  All canonically resident clergy of the diocese and lay delegates (two elected from each of the diocese’s parishes and missions) vote separately as “orders”; a majority of votes on the same ballot from both the clergy and lay orders is required for election.Pending consent from a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan bishops and a majority of dioceses (via their Standing Committees), the consecration of the bishop-elect is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Agganis Arena at Boston University, with the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding.The current bishop, the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, became the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts in January 1995. In preparation for retirement, he plans to resign his office at the time of the new bishop’s consecration in September.The Diocese of Massachusetts, among the Episcopal Church’s oldest and largest, in terms of baptized membership, comprises 183 parishes, missions, chapels and chaplaincies in eastern Massachusetts. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox prepare for theological breakthrough

first_img Anglican Communion, Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL August 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm The ivory towers behind which many hide today in order to take pot shots at ideas which they did not originate are generally not those of academia, which has embraced and innovated peer-oriented knowledge sharing to a laudable degree. They are the “towers” of personal computers, which enable anyone to use open public discussion about serious issues as a means to vent our personal frustrations. We don’t like it when people in power do it. Why is it acceptable to do it in a crowd? During the Occupy Movement, protesters started getting tired of having their causes railroaded by loud people with personal axes to grind that weren’t related to the common good. The crowds of protesters, as groups, found the will and means to prevent such railroading while still allowing everyone a chance to be heard. People still vented their frustrations, yet at the end of the day, groups were able to come to consensus about what to do and take meaningful action. That’s just the kind of response I believe would be most helpful on the issue of finding the right balance of peace and justice for all in Syria and Iraq, especially as it pertains to our Christian brethren and all those finding themselves disenfranchised and oppressed by religious extremism coupled with tribal warfare. Here is what I’m taking away from what is going on between Anglicans and the Oriental Orthodox Church: they (the Oriental churches) are crying out for help, both on the physical and theological planes. We (the Anglicans), in turn, could really use their spiritual help, too. They have unbroken apostolic connections to the people who broke bread with Jesus Christ. We have received Christ through a succession of cultural and linguistic filters that have the tendency to water down the message, yet we somehow believe ourselves to be morally and theologically superior to the rest of the world because our Christianity is “Rated G”. Let’s do whatever we can to keep this door open. Lord only knows when we’ll come knocking, asking for sanctuary. August 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm It is beyond comprehension that we in the 21st Century are discussing this and not reinterpreting the entire understanding of our “Christology/theology using the knowledge of science and scholarship available today. It is embarrassing! Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Aug 11, 2014 August 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm Hear, hear! cory dupont says: August 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm Thanks to Harry Shipps and Ian Montgomery for their balanced and respectful insight on healing divisions and helping us move towards “being one” as Christ prayed earnestly. Certainly, there are many, many important matters for us to address as God’s people charged with bringing blessing, peace and healing to a broken world, but this is one step in the right direction. Our Oriental Orthodox brothers and sisters have a beautiful and faithful tradition….I was blessed to spend my sabbatical a few years ago in Armenia and met with Armenian Orthodox Church officials…if ever in Jerusalem, I highly recommend services at St. James Cathedral in the Armenian Quarter. The Armenian story of faith is remarkable…we should all know it. August 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm I’m so glad that Mary said yes to God before there was an agreed-to Doctrine of the Incarnation. August 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm Sigh…how sad that we think a theological breakthrough has been achieved when 21st century theologians find convergence on 4th century categories no one finds adequate, or even meaningful, anymore. Harry W Shipps says: August 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm I find the fourth century categories very meaningful. In fact, I led a group in my parish through the Council of Chalcedon statement on the two natures as found in the historical documents of the BCP. People told me it was hard, but also really interesting and emotionally touching. Our ancestors were trying to say really important things about all that God has done to be with us and to have us be with God. We don’t teach that enough to our people. If the Anglican/Oriental Orthodox group has found a way to connect with that passion while recognizing that the two groups share in that passion, I think that’s a good thing. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Thomas Bushnell, BSG says: Chris Epting says: Jan Rudinoff says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Submit a Press Release Randall Warren says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis August 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm But it’s always been easier to talk about religion and develop dogma and doctrine than to actually live the Gospel… Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Susan Russell says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Jessica Rose says: August 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm If this dialogue and subsequent agreement serve the singular purpose of leading Anglicans into the Orthodox faith, into the Church, and out of that Erastian farce, the “Church” of England (the “church” of Parliament, really), then great. If, however, it serves to further delude them (i.e. Anglicans) in believing that they are now or ever were in the “one, holy, catholic and apostolic” Church, while their bishops and priests consecrate women “bishops,” officiate gay “marriages,” and ordain indulgent homosexuals to the presbyterate, then shame on the Orientals for their utter lack of backbone and moral discretion. Anglicanism has one option: leave behind the “church” that was founded upon the family values of Henry VIII and enter the House of the Lord for the first time since! Thomas Bushnell, BSG says: Davis Dassori says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Davis Dassori says: Jesse Sierke says: Rector Knoxville, TN August 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm I think Kaeton’s comment was simply a lighter hearted, but equally offensive, version of Russell’s mockery.I get it, peeps, caring about dogmatic theology isn’t your thing. But is it really necessary to mock the successes of others? August 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm On the contrary, I think it is good news. On SCER I worked with the Armenians. They are delightful Christians and are so grateful to us. Granted ancient theological disputes seem remote, that is nevertheless where they are.Harry W ShippsSavannah Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Alda Morgan says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox prepare for theological breakthrough Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Grace Cangialosi 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 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 Comments (19) The Rev’d Dr. Andy Anderson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Submit an Event Listing August 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm I agree with Bishop Shipps. I rejoice that we — Anglicans — have agreed and continue a dialogue about something — anything — with dis-enfranchised Christians on the other side of the world. With respect, I suggest to my sisters (and Bishop Epting), above, that we should not be glib or smug when dealing with REAL ecumenical theological breakthroughs while our government is complicit (directly or indirectly) in the support (arms to Quatar http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/us-strikes-11bn-arms-deal-with-qatar-2014714223825417442.html who funds ISIS) in the death and maiming of Christians in the East. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am While I agree with and applaud Dr. Kaeton’s comment, I think that as Anglicans we should be wary of belittling the concerns of others. Obviously the Oriental Orthodox, and indeed many Anglicans, find such historical categories meaningful and, as a framework for reflection, adequate. The distinctive Anglican approach to theology, which we’re pleased to think of as “practical.” leads us to emphasize other concerns; but that we prefer it shouldn’t blind us to the fact that some other traditions, falling into a similar trap of their own, see it as sloppy and even beside the point. Let’s hope that the present agreement bespeaks at least a recognition that the theoretical and the practical aren’t mutually exclusive. August 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm 1600 Years is a long time there is so much suffering and poverty all over the world and war in the Middle East only so much we can do in the world to help those who are hurting Grace Cangialosi says: Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Jason Matthew says: August 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm Let me know when they figure out the angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin-thing! Rector Martinsville, VA August 18, 2014 at 10:37 am It is really sad to see some of the hateful and rude comments being made toward the theological achievements being made with our Oriental Orthodox brothers and sisters. Christ’s prayer that we may all be one seems to be lost on some people….really sad…. Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME August 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm This has been an informative set of responses for me about where we are with regard to the relative importance for the Episcopal Church of theological struggle versus political and humanitarian activism. It does seem as if the pendulum has swung pretty heavily on the activist pole. What was dismaying about reading these responses, though, was that the tone–overall–hardly rises above the rudeness that characterizes so much of media discussion. There were exceptions, to be sure, and I read those with gratitude. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox churches are to confirm an agreement on their understanding of Christ’s Incarnation.The co-chairs and co-secretaries of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission who met near Beirut, Lebanon last week reviewed responses to the 2002 Agreed Statement on Christology, which had been sent to the churches of the two church families for consideration.The statement considered the question of how the two natures, human and divine, were united in one human being: Jesus Christ.Noting overwhelming approval for the agreement from both sides, the steering committee considered minor adjustments and will prepare a Preamble for consideration by the Commission.His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Rt Rev. Geoffrey Rowell of the Church of England, Archbishop Nareg Alemazian of the Armenian Orthodox Church were joined by the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, director for unity, faith and order for the Anglican Communion, who said, “Such an agreement on the fundamental theological question about the Incarnation marks a breakthrough in over 1600 years of division.“It is a blessing that the churches can proclaim together in such a time as this the great good news that God in Christ became human in order to enter into and save our world.”Barnett-Cowan said that throughout the meeting the group was conscious of the violence breaking out in so many places in the Middle East.“Anglicans and Oriental Orthodox alike, together with Christians worldwide, are united in prayer for the peace of God to come again to the region.”The committee was received by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Cilicia, who expressed gratitude for work which brings Christians together in solidarity.The Anglican members were also received by His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church, who was at his summer residence in Beirut.“There we heard more about the suffering of so many people in Syria and Iraq,” said Barnett-Cowan, “and of the need for Christians and people of good will to assist with relief efforts, but also to encourage the powers of the world to ensure security.“The Patriarchs of local churches issued a joint statement on August 7 about the situation, and Anglicans everywhere are encouraged to read it and take action as they are able.”This statement, together with a statement of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem from July 23, are available here and here.The next full meeting of the Commission will take place in Cairo October 13-17, 2014. Ian Montgomery says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 13, 2014 at 11:43 am Susan, do you have useful comments to make? Or is theology just too hard? August 19, 2014 at 5:38 am This is a content-free test of whether a Reply is individual or public. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

WCC mourns the loss of Anglican ecumenist Kodwo E. Ankrah

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA People Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Ecumenical & Interreligious, 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 center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jun 8, 2015 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 WCC mourns the loss of Anglican ecumenist Kodwo E. Ankrah Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [World Council of Churches press release] In a letter of consolation to the family and friends of Canon Kodwo E. Ankrah of the (Anglican) Church of the Province of Uganda, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed sympathy following the death on May 29 of “this great Pan-Africanist and ecumenist.”Born in Anomabu, Ghana on Jan. 30, 1928, Ankrah served in a variety of key positions for the Christian Council of Ghana, the Christian Service Committee, the All Africa Conference of Churches, and as coordinator for planning, development and rehabilitation within the Church of the Province of Uganda. From 1970 to 1974, he was the WCC executive for English-speaking Africa.Ankrah was the author of the 1998 book Development and the Church of Uganda: Mission, Myths and Metaphors (Nairobi: Action Publishers).The WCC general secretary wrote in part: “We cannot but acknowledge his true commitment to ecumenism and humanity for traversing national boundaries, denominational identities and his deep engagement with the plight of refugees in Africa, especially in the Sudan. Canon Kodwo Ankrah was a highly motivated and effective church leader.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Africa, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Resoluciones en la Convención General contra la violencia armada

first_img General Convention 2015, Por Sharon SheridanPosted Jun 29, 2015 Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Gun Violence Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC General Convention, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] En tanto 1.500 participantes de la Convención se unieron, en la mañana del 28 de junio en esta ciudad, a una procesión de Obispos unidos contra la violencia armada, varias resoluciones que denunciaban esa violencia se abrían paso a través del proceso legislativo [de la Convención].La devota procesión recorrió la media milla que va desde el Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace hasta el Parque del Pionero [Pioneer Park] mientras los manifestantes cantaban himnos y oraban. Miembros de agrupaciones contrarias a la violencia armada y organizaciones pro derechos civiles de Utah se sumaron al desfile.El obispo Eugene Sutton, de la Diócesis de Maryland, dijo que la sociedad enfrenta lo que él llamo una “impía trinidad” de pobreza, racismo y violencia. El obispo primado electo, Michael Curry, les dijo a los participantes que ellos se habían levantado temprano para participar en la procesión a las 7:15 A.M. porque esa “impía trinidad amenaza la vida de todos nosotros”.“Pero estamos realmente aquí porque hay otra trinidad”, dijo él. “Hay otra trinidad que no es una trinidad impía. Hay otra trinidad que es una trinidad santa. Una trinidad dadora de vida”.Las temperaturas en Salt Lake City han oscilado entre 32 y 39 grados C. desde que obispos, diputados y personal y voluntarios de la Convención comenzaron a llegar aquí el 22 de junio. Una hora antes de la procesión, la temperatura era de 23 grados C. y durante el día fue subiendo constantemente hasta alcanzar los 39 grados a las 6:30 P.M.La resolución más abarcadora que enfrentan los obispos y los diputados, la C005 de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles, insta a los legisladores en todas las instancias del gobierno a poner en vigor leyes que exijan verificación de antecedentes penales y adiestramiento relativo a la seguridad de las armas de fuego, para poder comprarlas; la prohibición de ciertos tipos de armas de asalto, de cargadores de alta capacidad y de los equipos para convertir armas mecánicas en automáticas; medidas enérgicas contra el tráfico de armas y la promoción de fondos para la investigación sobre la violencia armada. La última versión de la resolución pide que se reconozca “el impacto de las actuales leyes de la herencia en el traspaso de la propiedad de las armas” y elimina el llamado de la resolución original a la imposición de impuestos por la venta de armas y municiones, y un crédito en los impuestos personales sobre los ingresos a los que entreguen armas de fuego en programas de recompra de armas.La Resolución B008, propuesta por el obispo Ian Douglas de la Diócesis de Connecticut, insta a las diócesis “a abogar porque los que compren armas cortas obtengan la licencia en sus contextos locales”.Una resolución de la III Provincia que se originó en la Diócesis de Bethlehem, la C030, le pide a la Iglesia que inste al presidente de EE.UU. y a los líderes del Congreso a que promulguen leyes que “prohíban la venta, traspaso, importación y fabricación de armas totalmente automáticas y de cargadores de alto calibre, de municiones antiblindados y de equipos que conviertan los alimentadores de municiones en cargadores capaces de llevar más de 10 proyectiles”.La Resolución D018, propuesta por el Rdo. William Exner, que encabeza la diputación de Nuevo Hampshire, insta a los episcopales a pedirles a los legisladores en todas las instancias del gobierno “a apoyar políticas públicas que frenen la violencia armada al exigir e implantar verificaciones de antecedentes universales en todas las ventas [de armas]; la prohibición de todas las ventas futuras de armas semiautomáticas de las que usan los militares, de municiones de alto impacto y de cargadores de alta capacidad; y que se exijan permisos para portar armas ocultas”.La matanza de alumnos y personal en la escuela elemental de Sandy Hook en diciembre de 2012 dio lugar a la Resolución C005, dijo el Rdo. Gary Commins, rector de la iglesia de San Lucas [St. Luke’s] en Long Beach, California, y diputado diocesano. Él predicó un sermón en la Fiesta de los Santos Inocentes acerca de esta matanza a tiros, en la que invitó a los que estuvieran interesados en encontrar medios para combatir la violencia armada a reunirse en enero de 2013. Entre otras decisiones, esto llevó a la aprobación de una resolución que ahora ha sido sometida a la consideración de la Convención General.Los auspiciadores de la resolución intentaron proponer acciones legislativas que pudieran lograrse en la próxima década, dijo Commins. Si bien una legislación federal podría no aprobarse, “los estados pueden de seguro promulgar cosas”.“Para mí, el argumento de esto es que sólo estamos intentando limitar la violencia armada”, dijo. “En verdad no estamos abordando el problema cultural del pueblo violento que somos”.Su propia pasión en torno al tema proviene de una experiencia de primera mano con los resultados de la violencia armada como un sacerdote en varias parroquias: un tiroteo a las puertas de su iglesia durante un estudio bíblico; feligreses retenidos a punta de pistola y puestos boca abajo en la acera; el suicidio de un joven de 16 años con una pistola; una niña de 12 años a quien alcanzó un balazo en la frente mientras iba de camping con sus padres.La experiencia personal con la violencia armada también alimenta la pasión sobre el tema del obispo Scott Hayashi de la Diócesis de Utah, a quien le dispararon a quemarropa en el costado durante un robo mientras trabajaba en una tienda de discos en Tacoma, Washington, cuando tenía 19 años.Como cuenta en un vídeo en el que llama a un diálogo de todas las partes sobre el tema de detener la violencia armada, él pasó dos meses en el hospital y años de ulterior reflexión y oración para recuperarse.Hayashi le dijo a ENS él se sentía “indeciso” respecto a las resoluciones de la Convención General. “¿Quién no querría hacer lo que estas resoluciones instan?”, preguntó. “Creo que nosotros, como Convención, aprobaremos ésas. Creo que las aprobaremos fácilmente”.Pero, añadió, “creo a veces que nosotros en la Iglesia Episcopal hacemos declaraciones audaces, y no necesariamente llevamos a cabo algo con ellas”.La aprobación de las resoluciones ayudará a los promotores [de esa causa], que puedan señalarlas como la posición oficial de la Iglesia. “En ese sentido estoy a favor”, dijo.Él ve la necesidad, sin embargo, de que se entable una conversación a fondo con todo el mundo en la mesa —los que abogan por el control de las armas, los dueños de armas, los miembros de la Asociación Nacional del Fusil (NRA), las víctimas de la violencia de las armas de fuego y sus familias— sobre cómo combatir la violencia armada, dijo. “Creo que donde estamos como nación es un sitio de profundas divisiones, donde ni siquiera podemos tener la conversación”.“Sí las resoluciones [de la Convención General] son buenas”, recalcó. Pero “si uno realmente quiere que nuestro gobierno actúe, uno tiene que crear una corriente de opinión”.Para generar eso, el primer paso es crear un espacio de diálogo seguro, para decir: “tenemos un problema. Estas armas de fuego se están usando para matar personas inocentes. Están en malas manos. ¿Qué podemos hacer para frenar esto?”, arguyó él. La Iglesia Episcopal tiene la posibilidad de crear ese espacio, sugirió Hayashi.El desfile del 28 de junio contra la violencia armada “un llamado a exigir un terreno común”, dijo. “Yo creo que tenemos muchísimo más terreno común del que la mayoría de las personas se da cuenta”.Commins fue mostró menos entusiasta respecto a propiciar un diálogo con todos los participantes, arguyendo que los dueños de armas y la NRA habían dispuesto de muchísimo tiempo publicitario y que era más necesario escuchar a los afectados por la violencia armada.“Creo que debería imponérseles, a los dueños de armas, una moratoria de un año para hablar de armas”, afirmó. Al día siguiente de que no maten a nadie en Estados Unidos con un arma de fuego, “los dueños de armas pueden empezar a hablar otra vez”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Tags Resoluciones en la Convención General contra la violencia armada Una devota procesión incluye testimonios contra la confianza en las armas de fuego An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Three-centuries-old mission agency USPG launches new name and look

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC 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 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Three-centuries-old mission agency USPG launches new name and look Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 30, 2016 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Anglican Communion News Service] One of the oldest Anglican mission agencies has returned to its historic name USPG. The 315-year-old charity, which was briefly called United Society (Us) has responded to calls from its supporters to reclaim its former name, which it re-launched this weekend at the Greenbelt Christian arts festival in Northampton, England.In 2012, the agency changed its name from USPG, meaning United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, to United Society. Now, USPG is back, but this time with an important difference: the new full-version of its name is United Society Partners in the Gospel.Full article. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

En una celebración episcopal-luterana del Dr. King en Los Ángeles,…

first_img Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Por Pat McCaughanPosted Jan 17, 2017 Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Ecumenical & Interreligious, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA En una celebración episcopal-luterana del Dr. King en Los Ángeles, el Obispo Primado dice: ‘únanse y vayan de la mano’ Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cientos de feligreses abarrotaron la iglesia luterana de Westchester en Los Ángeles para celebrar el natalicio de King. Foto de Robert Howe.[Episcopal News Service – Los Ángeles] El obispo primado Michael Curry citó al profeta Isaías y al dicho de Robert Fulghum, “todo lo que necesito saber lo aprendí en el kindergarten”, cautivando a un nutrido público que celebraba el natalicio de Martin Luther King el 15 de enero en Los Ángeles, y retándolo a avanzar en tiempos difíciles mediante la búsqueda de la “sabiduría antigua… probada y cierta y demostrada”.Curry suscitó las risas, el aplauso, las aclamaciones y una ovación de pie de cientos de episcopales y luteranos que participaron de la histórica celebración conjunta. Él recalcó el tema de Isaías “Miren la roca” (51:1-2) con su característico estilo de predicar, enérgico, extemporáneo y ululante que atribuye a la influencia de su abuela, “una bautista recalcitrante de convicción”.Recordó la dispersión de los israelitas durante el exilio babilónico. “Esto es lo que dijo el profeta: ‘Ustedes, los que van tras la justicia y buscan al Señor, ¡escúchenme! Miren la roca de la que fueron tallados, la cantera de la que fueron extraídos. Miren a Abraham, su padre, y a Sara, que los dio a luz’. Miren la roca”.Al tiempo que reconocía la actual incertidumbre y ambigüedad política, Curry enfatizó los temas de la unidad, el amor y la creación de relaciones: “Es oportuno que conmemoremos el natalicio del Dr. Martin Luther King en este momento y en este tiempo. Lo necesitamos [a él] urgentemente ahora”.El obispo Guy Erwin del Sínodo Sudoccidental de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América calificó la reunión conjunta de “histórica” y le dio la bienvenida a todos los feligreses, entre ellos Curry y otros episcopales, así como a Elizabeth Eaton, obispa presidente de la IELA, al alcalde de Los Ángeles Eric Garcetti y a representantes del Departamento de la Policía de Los Ángeles.Erwin también le dio las gracias a Diane Jardine Bruce, obispa sufragánea de la Diócesis Episcopal de Los Ángeles por la “gran alegría” de la estrecha relación de trabajo que le ha permitido a las dos iglesias colaborar en la conmemoración de King. Más tarde, en una mesa redonda, él también resaltó [la labor de] un equipo de trabajo conjunto contra la violencia armada.Bruce transmitió los saludos del obispo de Los Ángeles Jon Bruno, que no pudo asistir luego de un resbalón y una caída menor en el hielo durante una visita en Oregón. “Este es en verdad nuestro primer servicio multicultural [en memoria] de Martin Luther King que se celebra entre la IELA y la Iglesia Episcopal, y yo espero que no sea el último”, dijo Bruce.El obispo primado Michael Curry fue el predicador invitado en la histórica celebración conjunta episcopal-luterana y participó luego en una mesa redonda. Foto de Robert Howe.Los feligreses abarrotaron la celebración multilingüe, que tuvo lugar en la iglesia luterana de Westchester, cerca del centro de Los Ángeles. Incluía la impactante música del canónigo Chas Cheatham y la Sociedad Coral Episcopal, y los coros luteranos. El servicio, por momentos conmovedor y divertido, puede verse aquí.Entre aplausos, Curry le dijo al Alcalde, que también le dirigió la palabra a la asamblea, “Necesitamos líderes políticos como usted. Lo necesitamos”.Garcetti le dijo a los fieles que la diversidad y el propósito de la reunión “nos recuerda lo que es posible. Me siento en casa aquí, el producto de un padre católico y de una madre judía que se tranzó y me envió a una iglesia episcopal”, dijo en medio de risas.Reconociendo el tenso clima político actual, recordó el mandato de King de “pónganse en los zapatos de los demás…y dejen que sus relatos abran nuestros corazones y nuestras almas”. Especialmente a los que son vulnerables, como “los estudiantes [que] irán a la escuela esta semana en nuestra ciudad preguntándose si sus padres estarán en casa cuando ellos vuelvan luego del cambio de gobierno.“Los estudiantes que tomarán decisiones respecto a si abandonan la escuela porque no tendrán esperanzas ni empleo. Cuando vemos a personas que salen de prisión preguntándose si tendrán otro camino cuando vuelvan [a la sociedad]”.Ahora es el momento de los profetas y los pastores, dijo Garcetti. “Debemos trazar el rumbo, como hizo el Dr. King, hacia dónde debemos ir, pero también debemos tenderle nuestra mano al prójimo y cerciorarnos de que ellos vienen con nosotros”.Parafraseando a la ex primera dama Eleanor Roosevelt, él dijo que los derechos humanos “comienzan en lugares tan pequeños que no aparecen en ningún mapa humano: los lugares en que trabajamos, los lugares en que vivimos, los lugares en que adoramos”.Resaltando que el sueño del Dr. King abarcaba tanto la igualdad racial como la económica, él retó a los feligreses a usar “el poder que tenemos” estando unidos. Ese poder, dijo, le permitió a los angelinos aumentar recientemente el salario mínimo a $10,50, cuando el salario mínimo federal es de $7,25, y aprobar también una iniciativa para albergar a indigentes.“Sabemos lo que sentimos en nuestros corazones, lo que pensamos en nuestras cabezas y, visceralmente, hacia donde debemos avanzar en estos próximos días, es que el Dr. King no esperaría que nos conformáramos con sentarnos aquí a lamentarnos, sino que saliéramos e hiciéramos algo.El sermón de Curry evocó la imagen del ave sankofa, un símbolo ghanés “que le recordaba a la gente que el camino hacia un futuro incierto consiste en saber cómo mirar atrás y cosechar sabiduría del pasado y fuerza de los antepasados, de manera que uno pueda marchar adelante en tiempos inciertos y ambiguos”.Él recordó el descubrimiento en 1991 de un cementerio de africanos esclavos y libertos en el Bajo Manhattan, que ahora es un monumento nacional. Grabado en uno de los sarcófagos de madera, los obreros descubrieron ese símbolo, el de la sankofa, que traducido al español significa aproximadamente “regresa y tómalo”.“El profeta hebreo entendió esto”, dijo Curry, refiriéndose a Isaías, que predicó durante la dispersión judía. “Escúchenme, los que van tras la justicia … en un momento de auténtica polarización e incertidumbre y de profunda división… Escúchenme los que buscan al Señor. Miren la roca… a la sabiduría antigua. Presten atención a la forma de antaño, probada y cierta y demostrada”.“El profeta (Isaías) lo sabía … él estaba haciendo sankofa. Mirar a la sabiduría del pasado. Traerla al presente para adentrarse en el futuro. Este era un momento en que el pueblo judío encontraba su mundo perturbado. Su mundo había sido de una manera, un día, y al siguiente era una pesadilla.“Estos eran los tiempos en que, como dice James Weldon Johnson (Lift Every Voice and Sing), la esperanza había muerto antes de nacer… y es en este contexto en el que el profeta hebreo le habla a su pueblo. Escúchenme, los que buscan el sueño de Dios en medio de una pesadilla… ustedes que creen en el amor.“Miren la roca de la que una vez fueron tallados y a la cantera de la que fueron extraídos. Miren a Abraham. Miren a Sara. Miren a Martin. O, mejor aún, miren a Jesús. La verdad es…ignoramos la sabiduría del pasado por nuestra cuenta y riesgo”.Citando las lecciones del libro de Fulghum, tales como compartir las cosas y jugar limpio, Curry provocó la risa al preguntar: “¿Pueden imaginarse el Congreso con esto?”Retornando a las “profundas raíces de quienes somos” al honrar los principios fundamentales y los inalienables derechos de la nación, la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad, Curry dijo que “habremos de encontrar nuestro camino hacia delante como nación”.“Pero,” añadió que “para nosotros que somos cristianos, que andamos en el camino de Jesús, estos van a ser tiempos difíciles. Porque habrá ocasiones en que sentiremos que debemos reaccionar al odio y al prejuicio y al error con más odio y prejuicio y error. Habrá ocasiones que estaremos tan heridos y tan enojados que queramos responder con ira”.El citó la “Carta desde una cárcel de Birmingham”, un punto de inflexión en el movimiento de los derechos civiles, en la cual King instruía a los activistas a meditar en la vida y enseñanzas de Jesús mientras se preparaban a marchar. “Recuerden que el movimiento no violento busca la justicia y la reconciliación, nunca la victoria”, escribió King.En un mensaje en que resuenan los principios de Jesús, ellos [los activistas] también fueron instruidos a vivir en amor “de manera que todos los hijos de Dios puedan un día ser libres”.No, dijo Curry, “porque sea fácil, sino porque el amor es la única vía”.Y añadió: conciban un mundo “que trate a todo el mundo como a un hijo de Dios… entonces Estados Unidos de América será en verdad Estados Unidos de América y entonces cuando celebremos el natalicio de Martin Luther King, qué gran día será. Podremos decir, libres al fin, feliz cumpleaños Martin King”.Curry integró una mesa redonda después del oficio. Los panelistas dijeron que la Iglesia puede empezar a vivir el sueño de King de una manera más efectiva creando relaciones en sus comunidades.Eaton, de la IELA, dijo que un pastor entabló una relación con la policía local a raíz de la muerte de Amadou Diallo en El Bronx, Nueva York, en 1999. Diallo era un joven de 22 años de África Occidental a quien la policía le hizo más de 40 disparos al pensar erróneamente que portaba un arma de fuego.En lugar de adoptar una “mentalidad de nosotros contra ellos”, el pastor se adhirió a la visión de King de “nosotros juntos”, dijo ella.El comandante Phil Tingirides de la Agencia Sur del Departamento de la Policía de Los Ángeles, dijo que la policía se asocia regularmente con las iglesias porque “se espera que ustedes sean líderes dentro de la comunidad, un lugar donde las personas vienen a oír cómo ser buenas, a oír cómo llegar a las personas necesitadas”.“La gran mayoría de las personas involucradas en delitos son personas necesitadas”, que tienen problemas de amor, de control de la ira, y problemas económicos y mentales, afirmó él.“Este servicio en el que participamos hoy fue asombroso; ustedes tuvieron personas de procedencias tan diversas, diferentes religiones, diferentes creencias y esa es la manera en que vamos a resolver muchísimos de los problemas raciales”, añadió. “Llegando a conocernos unos a otros, acercándonos y entendiéndonos mutuamente. Las iglesias son un lugar para eso. Ustedes tienen un enorme papel [que desempeñar] que no termina el domingo cuando las puertas se cierran”.John Taylor, obispo coadjutor electo de Los Ángeles, dijo que, si bien los primeros años del movimiento de los derechos civiles fueron para cambiar las leyes discriminatorias, en los años posteriores King habló contra la guerra de Vietnam y “se pronunció por una verdadera revolución de valores, para tratar de pensar en un camino a una sociedad que supere las inequidades estructurales y económicas y que avance unida”.Curry convino en que las iglesias pueden ser “comunidades puente que unan a la gente… que podrían no ser aquellos con los que nos relacionamos. Eso, en sí, es parte de elaborar juntos el contrato del tejido social que necesitamos en este país y que es el fundamento para que cualquier democracia pueda funcionar”.A un joven de 18 años que se preguntaba cómo los jóvenes podrían ayudar a marcar la diferencia, Curry le respondió: “Tienen que ser sabios, ser inteligentes. Presten atención a ustedes mismos. No teman defender lo que es justo y ayudar a cualquiera que no tenga a nadie que lo ayude.“La verdad es que hay más personas buenas allá afuera, hay muchas más personas buenas allá afuera…pero muchísimas veces se asustan de los que vociferan a su alrededor. Y si alguien da un paso al frente y junta a los buenos, lo cierto es que pueden resultar vencedores.“Ustedes pueden, aunque es difícil. Pero no se rindan”.–La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

California bishop posts a statement about Las Vegas mass shooting

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Gun Violence, Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Las Vegas shooting Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Posted Oct 3, 2017 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem California bishop posts a statement about Las Vegas mass shooting Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Diocese of California] With heavy hearts, the Diocese of California is praying for the many victims of last night’s tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas. May we as a nation set aside our differences at this dark hour to comfort all those who mourn. May we also find the resolve to end, once and for all, the senseless epidemic of gun violence ravaging our country.“Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.” – St. Francis of AssisiThe Rt. Rev. Marc AndrusBishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California(Via Facebook) Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more