Month: June 2021

Sonny Bill Williams to make debut

first_imgNew Zealand rugby fanAll Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have named their team for the Hillary Shield Test against England at Twickenham on Saturday 6 November, with Sonny Bill Williams to make his Test debut.Starting XV:1.  Tony Woodcock (70)2.  Keven Mealamu (81)3.  Owen Franks (18)4.  Brad Thorn (47)5.  Samuel Whitelock (9)6.  Jerome Kaino (34)7.  Richie McCaw – captain (90)8.  Kieran Read (26)9.  Alby Mathewson (2)10.  Daniel Carter (75)11.  Hosea Gear (2)12.  Ma’a Nonu (53)13.  Sonny Bill Williams *14.  Josevata Rokocoko (67)15.  Mils Muliaina (90) The Hillary Shield, the rugby trophy honouring the late Sir Edmund Hillary, was first contested in the 2008 Test against England at Twickenham. It honours Sir Edmund’s lifetime of achievements as a mountaineer, adventurer, humanitarian and as Knight of the Garter. A legendary figure in New Zealand, Sir Edmund was also widely respected in the UK and around the world as the climber who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, made the first successful ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 as part of a British climbing expedition.The All Blacks have played England 33 times since 1905 with 26 wins to New Zealand, six to England and one draw.  The last Test against England was at Twickenham on last year’s end of year tour, which the All Blacks won 19 – 6. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Reserves:16.  Hikawera Elliot (uncapped)17.  Ben Franks (7)18.  Anthony Boric (16)19.  Liam Messam (5)20.  Andy Ellis (14)21.  Stephen Donald (20)22.  Isaia Toeava (27)* Test debutNumber of Test caps in bracketsThe starting XV features four changes from the team that lost the opening match of the All Blacks BackingBlack Tour against Australia in Hong Kong. Sonny Bill Williams will make his Test debut at centre replacing Conrad Smith and becomes the latest New Zealand rugby league – rugby union double international following 1992- 1995 All Black Marc Ellis.  In the other changes, lock Samuel Whitelock comes in for Tom Donnelly in the second row, Alby Mathewson will make his starting debut for the All Blacks at halfback, replacing Jimmy Cowan, while Hosea Gear gets his second Test start, replacing the injured Cory Jane on the wing.Meanwhile, on the bench, Ben Franks comes in as prop cover, lock Anthony Boric and loose forward Liam Messam cover their respective positions, and Andy Ellis is the reserve halfback.Graham Henry said the All Blacks were focussed on this weekend’s Test, following last weekend’s loss to Australia.“There is a resolve in the team to put in an improved performance this weekend and the team has worked hard on that this week. There is excitement in the camp as well, with the All Blacks playing England at Twickenham for the Hillary Shield always a marvellous occasion.”last_img read more

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Own a mini signed by England’s 2003 World Cup winners

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The signed MiniA unique opportunity to own a piece of rugby history has arisen. This Mini Cooper is number one of five limited edition vehicles signed by the 2003 winning England rugby world cup team. In immaculate condition this car has delivery miles only and comes with a presentation log book also signed by the team. Originally sold for £90,000 at auction this car will be available for bids on eBay from 10 May or contact the owner on 07957 351006.last_img read more

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Rennie makes first start for Scotland

first_img1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh) 55 caps2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 48 caps, 2 tries, 10 points VICE-CAPTAIN3 Geoff Cross (Edinburgh) 5 caps4 Jim Hamilton (Gloucester) 31 caps, 1 try, 5 points5 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 10 caps6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester) 19 caps, 1 try, 5 point7 Ross Rennie (Edinburgh) 6 caps8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors) 15 caps, 3 tries, 15 pointsSubstitutes16 Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors) 34 caps, 1 try, 5 points17 Alasdair Dickinson (Sale Sharks) 19 caps18 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) 32 caps, 1 try, 5 points19 David Denton (Edinburgh) uncapped20 Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh) 1 cap LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 21 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh) 24 caps, 1 try, 5 points22 Jack Cuthbert (Bath) uncappedcenter_img Starting berth: Ross Rennie’s six Scotland caps to date have all been won off the benchROSS RENNIE will make his first start for Scotland against Ireland on Saturday at Murrayfield as he bids for a place in Andy Robinson’s 30-man World Cup squad.The Edinburgh openside replaces John Barclay in one of five changes to the team that played Italy in the Six Nations, while Scotland coach Andy Robinson has also made one positional switch.Robinson said: “In any international match there is always a huge amount at stake, but the EMC Tests take on extra significance this year as we hone our preparations for the start of the world’s third biggest sporting event.“I’m a firm believer that competition brings the best out in players and I’ve said to the squad that it lies in their hands to make the case for their inclusion in the final 30 for New Zealand.”The other alterations from the last Murrayfield International in March see Graeme Morrison return in midfield having missed the Six Nations with a knee injury, thus Sean Lamont reverts to the wing and Simon Danielli drops out of the 22.Up front, Johnnie Beattie is given the chance to demonstrate his shoulder woes are behind him at No 8, Alasdair Strokosch comes in at blindside flanker and Jim Hamilton will start at lock.  The three forwards replace Kelly Brown, Nathan Hines and Alastair Kellock respectively.The team will be led by Rory Lawson, who captained Scotland to victories over reigning world champions South Africa and Samoa at Murrayfield and Pittodrie respectively last November. Vice-captain for the first time will be Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford, who will be winning his 49th cap.On the bench Robinson has listed two uncapped players, 21-year-old Edinburgh back-row forward David Denton, who has already represented both Scotland at Sevens and A level, and 23-year-old  Bath full-back Jack Cuthbert, who has also won promotion from Scotland A.Scotland team to play Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday 6 August, kick-off 2.15pm15 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh) 104 caps, 22 tries, 162 penalties, 89 conversions, 3 drop goal, 783 points14 Nikki Walker (Ospreys) 22 caps, 6 tries, 30 points13 Joe Ansbro (London Irish) 6 caps12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps, 3 tries, 15 points11 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 55 caps, 8 tries, 40 points10 Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors) 6 caps, 1 penalty, one conversion, one drop-goal, 8 points9 Rory Lawson (Gloucester) 27 caps CAPTAINlast_img read more

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Ireland’s confidence growing

first_imgIreland’s back three of Bowe, Rob Kearney and Andrew Trimble all had notable performances and the centre partnership of Gordon D’Arcy and Keith Earls worked much better. Interestingly though it was Sexton and Bowe who finished in the Centre. Could it be that Bowe at 13 has the physical attributes to counteract the battering ram that is Aurelien Rougerie?Should Donncha Ryan start v France?The scrum was an area of concern and Ireland lost a couple of line outs (one of which led to Parisse’s try) but whether concentration was better after the break or Italy tired, the scrum improved. Stephen Ferris and Paul O’Connell were both outstanding but a question mark remains over who will partner O’Connell in the second row. When called upon, Donnacha Ryan does all he can to take the starting place from Donncha O’Callaghan.Another issue for Kidney is getting the best out of Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip who have struggled to stamp their authority so far – something that will be crucial in disrupting the French and stopping their big ball carriers.Playing against Wales, errors and lack of discipline cost Ireland dearly. A “sloppy” first half against Italy could be put down to rustiness but Ireland got away with it. France is a much tougher test in which any lapses in concentration will be exploited. Scotland showed on Sunday that France do have their weaknesses but ultimately Les Bleus were able to up their game. Two-try Tommy BoweBy Claire GlancyPERFORMING under pressure. After their defeat to Wales, that’s the challenge Ireland faced before even taking to pitch against Italy. So when Sergio Parisse crossed the whitewash to level the sides late in the first half on Saturday, the pressure cooker reached boiling point. “Come the day and come the hour” Ireland’s response was critical if they were going to get their RBS 6 Nations campaign back on track.Tommy Bowe’s try in the 39th minute not only put the hosts back in front but it was the first step in rebuilding confidence in a side that has rarely reached its potential since the Grand Slam of 2009. The momentum was back in Ireland’s favour and set up an excellent second half performance which saw them score 25 unanswered points.Critics will say those points don’t carry much weight when they come against a side like Italy, who by their own admission eventually just gave up, but it’s the manner in which Ireland played and the ease with how those scores came that means they will travel to the Stade de France in a very different frame of mind to a fortnight ago.Of course, they will still be underdogs. As World Cup finalists, France started the tournament as favourites and remain unbeaten but the underdog tag sits more comfortably with Ireland so if they can continue to gather momentum then they won’t fear the French as much as before.By now Declan Kidney has had a good look at all of his players in action so it will be interesting to see if there will be any changes to the starting XV in Paris.Eoin Reddan upped the tempo v ItalyAt Lansdowne Road, the introduction of Eoin Reddan after 53 minutes ramped up the tempo. Jonathan Sexton, who was excellent at controlling play, looked more at ease with his Leinster team-mate feeding him quick ball than he had with Conor Murray’s service. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS not for featured With Wales already winning the Triple Crown, whispers of a Grand Slam have started and it will take a lot to stop them. But at least Ireland’s victory over Italy has kept alive their Championship hopes. They go to Paris more confident but seeing as they’ve only won there once since 1972, they also have to be realistic about their chances.Follow Claire Glancy on Twitter @claireglancylast_img read more

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England 38-7 Crusaders: England get their win in loose affair

first_imgThe Crusaders promised to play Test rugby in this fixture but unfortunately ran into an England side with just enough Test-quality performers, reports Alan Dymock from Christchurch. It was billed as a ‘fourth Test’ on England’s tour of New Zealand, but in the end England won efficiently if unspectacularly against the Crusaders.The visitors did just enough in the first half to ensure that they could roll the subs and run around looking for some structure in the second. Of course they still managed to tot up six tries to their hosts one, and although the Crusaders battled hard, particularly in the second half, they struggled to get much continuity in a match with certain members of the opposition having international pedigree. One of those players, Danny Cipriani is looking incredibly likely to be one of England’s substitutes against New Zealand this Saturday with Owen Farrell pulling out with a knee injury.England started at a furious pace and only two minutes in Cipriani found himself eight metres out and able to shimmy, draw two and send hooker Joe Gray through the parted red sea. The fly-half always looked assured on the ball and a few skewed kicks aside, had control of his boot. The play was indicative of a night were England created holes while Canterbury were happy just to use simple hands, drift and hope that they could skirt round the sides.Such invention was evidence when, in the games first flash of what-the-hell-was-that skill, Ben Foden sprinted towards a sharp grubber laced down the touchline by Alex Goode. Just as the ball spun over the head of home full-back Tom Taylor and into touch, Foden plucked the ball out of the air and walked the tightrope right to the try-line to score an unlikely five-pointer.The Crusaders had promised to play Test rugby before this contest, but went too wide too early or were snaffled by an aggressive English defence. They did, however, score a first-half try through released All Black Matt Todd who careered over from pinched lineout ball. It was the only moment they were direct and dragged defenders over the gainline with them. Moment of brilliance: Tight-rope walker FodenA few big hits aside, the rest of the half belonged to England and tries from Brad Barritt and Goode simply added gloss to the first 40 minutes.Understandably Cipriani was hoiked from the pitch early in the second-half alongside Lee Dickson, with the scrum-half also in the running to sit on England’s bench against the All Blacks in Hamilton if a ’50-50′ Danny Care does not pull through this week, and England struggled to strangle the game from there. Taking it to the gain-line: Danny Cipriani, who was taken off at half-time, impressed for England TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It took until an hour was played before Anthony Watson carved a beautiful line, and as Chris Pennell spotted him and lifted a little pop his way, Watson burned in to score a try that briefly lifted the crowd.The game ended up slipping into glorified touch and when Pennell sprinted through to flop on top of Barritt’s kick to score England’s sixth try at the death it did not really matter too much; England had their first win of the trip and gave their well-rested extras some much needed game time.last_img read more

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Downtime with… Japan hooker Shota Horie

first_imgThe Panasonic Wild Knights front-rower discusses superpowers, superstitions and the supernatural  Pointing the way: Shota Horie plays for Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan’s Top League (Getty Images) Downtime with… Japan hooker Shota HorieShota Horie is a hugely popular figure in Japanese rugby, having played for the Brave Blossoms for more than a decade and been part of both the famous win over South Africa in 2015 and the historic World Cup campaign on home soil four years later.He is also part of the Panasonic Wild Knights squad coached by Robbie Deans that features a couple of familiar faces from the UK in George Kruis and Hadleigh Parkes.Here the hooker gives us an insight into his life…How do you feel about Japan playing the British & Irish Lions this year? It’s a huge privilege, a massive privilege. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m not sure what the Japan squad will be like then, I’m not sure if I’ll make it, but it will be an exciting moment. I’ve not retired (from international rugby) so I’m still in the mix, I’m just an old man!What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch? This is a difficult question! I have dreads and in one match one of my dreads came off and ended up lying on the ground. Timothy Lafaele, the centre for Japan, saw it in the middle of the field and thought it was a dog s***!He then realised it was my hair – it wasn’t very complimentary to me!If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To fly. Scoring tries would be a lot easier!What really annoys you? When I lose a game.Who are the jokers in the squad? At Panasonic, Kwon Yuin is the joker in the team. He is always making jokes, always exaggerating stories. Half of his stories are full of s*** but it’s all part of rugby!Any practical jokes you can tell us? We’re not a joking country to be honest – we need ideas.What’s your favourite WhatsApp group? The Outdoor Group – me, Rikiya Matsuda, Ryuji Noguchi and Shota Fukui. We go camping, SUP (stand-up paddle-boarding), have campfires. We go to Lake Chuzenji, which is an hour and a half’s drive.If you could be one team-mate, who would it be? Kenki Fukuoka. Because he scores a lot of tries.Do you have any superstitions? Before a game I think about my ancestors. I talk to my dad and my grandfather, who have both passed away.What’s been your most embarrassing moment? I tend to forget bad memories so I don’t have one.What are you scared of? Ghosts. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? It’s probably from my mum – don’t push yourself too hard.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? To coach younger players, bring up younger ones. I’d like to go into coaching, but before that I want to play rugby until I’m 40!How would you like to be remembered? As cool and respected by people. TAGS: Japan center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Have you had any supernatural experiences? When I was in New Zealand (he played for Otago in 2012), I was doing a flat share with a friend. I was sleeping one night and my friend came into my room in the middle of the night to say, “We’re going out drinking”.Then the next week I thought it was my friend coming in again, but there was something holding me onto the bed, I couldn’t get up. When I opened my eyes there was a weird force, it wasn’t a human being. I rushed out of bed. It was a weird experience.NZ stint: Shota Horie scores a try during his time at Otago (Getty Images)Who would be your three dream dinner party guests? One, The Beatles. Two, Aiko – a Japanese singer. She’s a good friend. Three, Kemuri – they are a Japanese-American punk band who were formed in California.So you’re a big music fan. Do you play any instruments? The guitar and ukulele.Do you ever play songs for the team? No, I’m pretty shy.Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with? Haruka Ayase, a Japanese actress. Every Japanese person is fond of her.If your house was on fire, what one thing would you save? People and pets are safe. Money – cash!What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever bought? Mutant Ninja Turtles toys. I got six toys and a small car quite recently – I like them but my wife doesn’t!They’re vintage toys. I like vintage stuff. I have an old car – a 1977 Volkswagen Campervan. It’s white and sky blue. We take it when we go camping. This article originally appeared in the February 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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World Rugby name Alan Gilpin as new CEO

first_imgWhat other roles has Gilpin held at World Rugby?The 47-year-old joined the governing body in 2014 to run the various Rugby World Cups – sevens, 15s, men’s and women’s. Since 2016, Gilpin has been World Rugby’s chief operating officer and director of Rugby World Cup.Gilpin pointed to the upcoming 15-a-side World Cups, in 2022 and 2023, as signinficant events. He said the 2022 women’s tournament, which was recently postponed by a year, will be at the heart of “increased commitment and investment in the growth of women’s rugby”, and that the 2023 men’s competition will be a “spectacular” way of celebrating 200 years of the sport.World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes Gilpin is the right choice as CEO, saying: “I am excited by Alan’s vision for the future of the organisation and the moves the sport needs to take to become truly global and drive sustainable growth in new, key markets.” Alan Gilpin has been named the new CEO of World Rugby (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS World Rugby name Alan Gilpin as new CEOWorld Rugby has named Alan Gilpin as the governing body’s new CEO.Gilpin took over the chief executive role on an interim basis when Brett Gosper departed in December to pursue a role in the NFL and has now been given the job on a permanent basis.Gilpin said: “I am immensely proud and honoured to take up the role as chief executive of World Rugby, and to lead an organisation that is at a really exciting stage in its history.“With a new strategic plan ready to launch, considerable talent within the organisation and an executive board that has ambitious goals for the next few years, it is set to be a pivotal period in the growth of the sport.“I am also well aware of the challenges that we face as we emerge from the global Covid-19 pandemic and seek to get rugby back on the field in many parts of the world.”center_img Gilpin has been the interim chief executive since Brett Gosper departed Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Southern Sudanese again seek safety at Kakuma camp

first_img Anglican Communion, By Rose KarimiPosted May 29, 2012 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Southern Sudanese again seek safety at Kakuma camp Sudan & South Sudan Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Africa, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL [Ecumenical News International] Violence in South Sudan and along the border with Sudan are forcing hundreds of families back to the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya where they lived several years ago.The border clashes involve territorial control and resources. The violence between communities in newly independent South Sudan involves cattle raids, reports Lutheran World Information, the information service of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).The growing numbers are putting pressure on already-strained services at Kakuma, according to humanitarian organizations providing services there, including the LWF.Established in 1992 to accommodate 90,000 refugees, it had 96,000 people by May 22, and the numbers are expected to reach 100,000 by the end of June. The new arrivals are mainly from South Sudan, with more than 1,000 registered per month since February, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistics.The total number registered from Sudan and South Sudan is 34,000, second only to the 47,000 Somalis there.The LWF is in discussions with the local authorities and UNHCR about taking part in the establishment of a new camp that is planned to accommodate the increasing numbers.The LWF runs the reception center at Kakuma, where new arrivals are registered and provided with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and household goods. Many of the refugees have survived traumatic experiences and require psychological support, said Okello Arweny, LWF area coordinator for Kakuma.“Support by professional social workers will make it easy for the majority of refugees to quickly settle down in the camp with fewer incidences of violence, community conflict and delinquency,” he said.Through its Department for World Service (DWS) country program in Kenya-Djibouti, the LWF manages some of the services to refugees at Kakuma, which for more than two decades was home to mainly Southern Sudanese fleeing the conflict at home.With peace agreements and independence in July 2011, tens of thousands repatriated to South Sudan, where the LWF also supports returnees.DWS Director the Rev. Eberhard Hitzler, recently visiting Kakuma, expressed concern about the upsurge of violence between the neighboring countries. “Last year, we were hoping that after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement [in 2005] and the creation of … South Sudan, Kakuma would soon be empty and that Southern Sudanese refugees would be able to go home,” he noted.The camp is now run down and needs funds to rebuild, said Hitzler. “I was deeply embarrassed when we visited a school building in which the LWF provides educational services. There were classrooms without books, old desks and chairs for half a dozen students while the classroom fills up with hundreds of students.”“It is a miracle that teachers and students can still perform under such circumstances. But it is a shame that neither UNHCR nor LWF is able to find funds to improve these conditions,” adds the head of the LWF humanitarian arm.Some additional help arrived recently. Through an appeal from the global emergency network ACT Alliance, of which the LWF is a founding member, US$58,000 was donated to expand kitchen facilities, pay additional staff and install water tanks and children’s play equipment.Despite the difficult situation at Kakuma, Hitzler says he is heartened by the fact that students from 13 nations are learning to live peacefully together and to understand each other.— Rose Karimi is LWF gender equity and human rights officer at the Kakuma camp. 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Puerto Rico diocese names four nominees for bishop

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Tags Puerto Rico diocese names four nominees for bishop Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Latin America, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 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 Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By ENS staffPosted Jul 8, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico has announced a slate of four nominees to run for election as the next bishop.They are:The Rev. José A. Peña Muñoz, Diocese of Puerto RicoThe Rev. P. Rosalí Fernández-Pola, Diocese of Puerto RicoThe Rev. Luis F. Padilla, Diocese of Puerto RicoThe Rev. Juan Carlos Restrepo, Diocese of ColombiaA petition process for submitting additional candidates will run until July 15.The new bishop will be elected during an Election Assembly on Sept. 7 at the Ponce Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. The ordination is scheduled for Nov. 23.Further details about the diocese and the election of its new bishop are available here.The bishop-elect will succeed the Rt. Rev. David Alvarez, who has been bishop of Puerto Rico since 1989 after having served as bishop coadjutor for more than two years. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Elections, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Province IX last_img read more

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Maui’s ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ pours hope into homeless…

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Photo: Keith Yamamoto[Episcopal News Service, Maui, Hawaii] The blue and white van bounced slowly, a bumpy ride along the rocky beach, bringing water, food, clothing, first aid and personal care items to isolated homeless communities along the mouth of Maui’s Wailuku River in Hawaii.Nearing a small encampment of several cars and trucks sheltered by trees and bushes, Lawrence Kauhaahaa carefully maneuvered the van to a stop. He tapped the horn lightly as his mother, Juanita Kauhaahaa, 75, threw open the van’s sliding door and called out: “A Cup of Cold Water!”Along with grandson Joseph, 18, she bagged canned meat, fruit cups, cheese crackers, pop-top puddings, granola bars and other snacks to hand out as a line quickly formed at the door. Other brown paper sacks were filled with personal and first aid items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, Band-Aids, lotion, and soap and – because of the extreme July heat – cold water, lots of water.Requests – for toilet paper, socks, slippers, shorts, T-shirts, hats, sheets, towels, laundry detergent – are granted as available, and grace abounds in the personal exchange.“I haven’t seen you for awhile. I wondered where you’d gone,” Juanita called out to a family whose two young children perch inside the van. In return, a young man offers her a box of almost-ripe bananas with a simple request to “spread them around.”“Everybody shares what they have,” said Lawrence Kauhaahaa, a retired 20-year veteran of the Maui police department who considers the once-monthly Wednesday morning run a family affair. And it’s not just because three generations of his family participate together. They have come to know many “uncles” and “aunties” along the route through Central Maui.“They’ve gotten to know us and trust us,” he said.Volunteers and supporters work together to help Maui’s homeless community.A little ‘elbow-grease’ ChristianityEstimates of the numbers of homeless people on Maui range as high as 2,000, about half of whom are “hard-core homeless” with little access to assistance on weekends, according to Kekuhaupio “Keku” Akana, a parishioner at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku.“Helping them was always something that I felt compelled to try and be part of the hand of Christ in,” according to Akana, 57, a retired Maui deputy police chief, the inspiration and driving force behind A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW), which takes its name from Matthew 10:42.“The old-timers used to call us peace officers and that’s what I considered myself,” he said. “But it was always very difficult when you had to respond and move on, respond and move on, and you couldn’t give quality time to somebody in need,” he told ENS. “I was a cop for 25 years; I drove into a lot of despair.”So with “a little elbow-grease Christianity, age-old compassion and love,” diocesan support and generous donations he formed a committee of dedicated supporters. They began organizing, fundraising, recruiting and training volunteers from Good Shepherd and the island’s other Episcopal churches: St. John’s, Kula; Holy Innocents, Lahaina; and Trinity-by-the-Sea, Kihei. The first run happened in November 2013.Since then, the ministry has distributed some 34,000 items during more than 4,300 encounters and it has attracted volunteers from Catholic, Nazarene, Congregational, New Hope Chapel, Grace Bible, Hawaiian Church and other local communities of faith. Akana hopes it will expand beyond the current three weekly runs: Wednesdays in Central Maui, Saturdays in Lahaina and West Maui, and Sundays in Kihei and South Maui.The ministry relies on donations to help others survive, he said. ACCW partners with other local agencies and hands out resource cards, and upon request, Bibles and prayer books.“For us, it’s giving hope and love, moment by moment, person to person,” Akana said. “It’s giving a little bit of hope to someone in despair, connected to addiction, mental illness or whatever the circumstances, giving hope that someone’s going to come because they care.”Good old-fashioned compassionOn a steamy Saturday morning, B. J. Santiago restocks the van with water, food and supplies from the storage space at Good Shepherd Church and pauses for prayer with other ACCW volunteers.A line has already formed in the church parking lot at the sight of the van. Each person’s needs are addressed before the van departs for the West Maui run.“There are lines waiting when we get back from the run, too,” according to B.J. Santiago, a longtime Good Shepherd member and one of nine volunteer drivers. “Some of our guests are homeless, some work but have a hard time making ends meet.”Stops along the route are scheduled and unscheduled: “If I see people who look like they need help, and there’s room to pull the van over, I do.”With a tropical storm threatening, he is eager to assist as many people today as possible. He parks at the first scheduled stop, along Highway 30 west. One, two, three quick beeps of the horn and he goes to check on the elderly “uncle” who has built a wooden shelter on top of a truck, beside the tent where a family of six live.Typically, there are three volunteers per run. A driver records items distributed and keeps track of mileage. Two others distribute food and personal items and “talk story” with guests, which just seems natural to volunteers like Kit Hart, a parishioner at St. John’s, Kula.“We just take people at face value. Just the fact that we’re here, engaging them as people about whatever they want to share, helps,” according to the retired family therapist. “They need food and other things, yes, but they need smiles and conversation, too.”“Mickey” was among the first to line up as the van parked near the Lahaina courthouse, alongside the town’s iconic 60-foot high, block-long banyan tree.“I lived in Ohio and California. I came here to work and got hurt,” according to the former restaurant employee. “I have a place to stay, but the food helps. Every little bit helps.”Andrew, who requests and receives a pair of slacks, says he left Saginaw, Michigan, in search of “a peaceful environment. I kept moving west.”But “things have been up and down financially,” he said. “A Cup of Cold Water is a blessing to me. It’s the only thing available this day of the week. The food helps out a lot.”Food is the main thing, agreed Joel, 48, who said the past two years have been tough ones. “I lost my dad. My camp just got bulldozed. I had a Volkswagen but someone stole the engine. It’s been two years now and I’ve just left it all in God’s hands.“But,” he smiled, “it’s great that A Cup of Cold Water comes out here, and helps us. Every little bit helps and I’m thankful to God. I mean to give to others, too.”He points ACCW volunteers in the direction of “Charles” who is dozing on and off in a wheelchair and whose legs are covered with infected sores. He promises Santiago to keep a watchful eye on Charles.A little further along the route, Deborah Duffy hesitates when Santiago and Hart beckon her toward the van.Seated at a park picnic table near the ocean, she is at first cautious. But after watching Hart interact with others, she approaches, eager to interact, to share her story.“I haven’t been in a house for four years,” she said. “I lost my wallet. I had to give up my apartment and I’ve been hoping to get back in. I’m trying to make some money so I can eat.”For now, the food and attention allays at least some of her anxiety. “I didn’t know anything like this existed,” according to the 59-year-old. “I think you’re blessed. When do you come back?”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says he’s ‘reasonably back to normal’

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Kurt Barnes, right podium, discusses budget matters. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is at the left podium. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The Episcopal Church Executive Council began its Feb. 26-28 meeting by hearing some good news about the health of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.Curry, who had surgery for a subdural hematoma and spent six days in the hospital in early December, told council members that he is now “reasonably back to normal … I think I am back about 90 percent.”“Some brain processes are a little slower than they were before,” he added, saying that he has one more speech therapy session, work that is as much cognitive as it is speech therapy.“I’m coming along and feeling very good,” he said.Curry is preaching again but “I don’t stray as far away from manuscript as I normally would do, but they say that will come back.”He has one more CAT scan and a three-hour neuropsychological work-up “to finish up everything.”A subdural hematoma is usually caused by a head injury strong enough to burst blood vessels, which can then cause pooled blood to push on the brain. Curry said the doctors determined that a fall he took on the morning of his Nov. 1 installation as presiding bishop caused the hematoma, although at the time he did not know he had injured himself that seriously.Curry said he had been to the gym and was running across the street from a Starbucks back to his hotel in Washington, D.C. when he tripped over a curb, hit his head and scratched up his right arm. “I didn’t think twice about it, but they said the symptoms are delayed four or five weeks,” he said.His injury became apparent on Dec. 6 while he was preaching at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia, “when I couldn’t remember anything – everything was gone – but, being a preacher, I kept talking.”Curry was taken to the hospital that same day. He said he was glad the symptoms did not manifest themselves on the day of his installation, calling it “a blessing for the church because had it not been delayed, imagine what the sermon would have been like on Nov. 1.”“We thank God for a lot,” he said as council members joined in his laughter.Curry’s remarks came during council’s opening plenary session at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the council’s vice president, said during her opening remarks that council would hear at this meeting about the initial steps she, Curry and other leaders of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops have taken to begin “remaking our commitment to racial justice and reconciliation, and church planting, and towards supporting more effectively our Latino and Hispanic congregations.” The commitments were made in a series of resolutions passed by the 2015 meeting of General Convention.Earlier this month those leaders met with several staff members and other leaders n the church to begin work on fulfilling the call of Resolution C019 to establish a churchwide response to systemic racial injustice.“We have an enormous opportunity to be agents of justice and reconciliation. We had the mountaintop moments we needed to get going last summer at General Convention,” she told council. “And now we have the sacred responsibility to carry that commitment into the everyday work of leading the Episcopal Church. And we should know – we should really know – going into this work, that it will not always come naturally and will surely be a growing edge, especially for those of us who have lived and enjoyed white privilege.”During their three-day meeting, the members of council will, among other actions, amend the 2016 annual budget to account for changes in revenue and expense forecasts since General Convention passed the 2016-2018 triennial budget in July. Treasurer N. Kurt Barnes walked the council through the preliminary results of the 2013-2015 triennium, giving them both good news and warnings, as he put it.What Barnes called a “calculated budgetary surplus” of $8.5 million in the 2013-2015 triennium was already anticipated by council, which allocated it mainly to cover loans to dioceses and to its Economic Justice Loan Fund.“There are calls all the time on our checking account and short-term investment account,” Barnes noted. He urged council to “be conscious as to what our assets are” when they are considering such “admirable requests.”He also called for caution in terms of drawing from the church’s investment income. That income in 2015 declined by 1 percent and Barnes said the decline prompted him to warn council about continuing its recent pattern of drawing more from investment income than its normal 5 percent. The 2016-2018 budget is based in part on an effective 5.75 percent draw on investment income.He said the council’s own investment committee thinks additional draws are “less than prudent and not sustainable over the long term.” Barnes urged council to remember the need “to preserve the future purchasing power of the trust funds.”At the end of the opening plenary, council members moved into an executive session to receive “confidential briefings on personnel matters and media interactions,” according to the motion made by Jennings. On a previous version of the council’s draft agenda an item called “interacting with Press” was listed on the open portion of the agenda. The issue was moved into executive session without explanation.Curry recently updated the church about the independent investigation he called for after placing three members of senior management on administrative leave in December. He made that decision while he was still in the hospital. Council last met in mid-November.Curry had praised the churchwide staff during his opening remarks. “This has been a tough time for them as well as for all who have been involved,” he said, adding that the council would discuss the situation in executive session.“While the staff and I are really just getting to know each other, I’m not simply impressed – I’ve been moved by them. These guys, they love our Lord, they love this church, they work hard. They’ve taken some body blows but they have kept on working,” he told the council. “You probably knew this already, but we have a remarkable group of people we call the staff of the Episcopal Church and I just look forward to nine years with them.”The council then stood to applaud the staff.Jennings echoed Curry on that score during her opening remarks, commending staffers “for the grace and forbearance you have shown during the ongoing investigation into matters that led to three staff members being placed on administrative leave.”“I’ve been fortunate enough to be with staff at several meetings recently, and I am grateful for the considerate ways that you are working with each other and with volunteer leaders in the church to advance our common mission. Thank you for standing on the threshold with such courage.”Council members spent the afternoon in committee meetings. The members will return to plenary on the morning of Feb. 27 before heading back into committees. On Feb. 28 those committees will each report to the full body, proposing resolutions for the full body to consider.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have seat and voice but no vote.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Trump inaugural events end in prayer at National Cathedral

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET January 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm It is a good thing to pray for the president… especially when it is someone we have concerns about. For the prayers are not a blessing upon their personal agendas, but that they will find and seek out God’s ways for those he or she is to serve, to know that they are there in fact to serve, and also, if they have gone astray, for God to turn their hearts and actions to God’s purposes.As our Hebrew ancestors well understood, even if Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t a good guy, or believed in and followed the Lord, the Lord was still able to use him to the Lord’s purposes.As a former canon of the Cathedral, I say: May it be so. Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Faith & Politics January 25, 2017 at 12:20 am Watching the now President Trump at Saturday’s service was a painful experience. He reminded me of a restless schoolboy who seemed unfamiliar with church rituals. He didn’t seem able to follow the program, perhaps because he sat on his service outline a few times, he fidgeted, tried propping his feet on the kneelers, and sat with his arms folded across his chest (body language translation: closed, bored, not connecting), He absolutely looked like a fish out of water….he clearly was uncomfortable and out of his element! RD White says: January 22, 2017 at 8:52 pm The Inauguration is always the same date. Every 4 years. The Prayer Service always follows. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA January 22, 2017 at 2:34 am This service shouts the Ecumenicalism of The Episcopal Church in America. Could we all stop and seethat we have been shown the way to pray and sing together. Great thanks to Cardinal Wuerl, To Bishop Budde and Dean Randolph “Randy” Hollerith they didn’t duck and hide nor run. They presented our church beautifully.Blessings to all who took part in this glorious service. May God bless President Trump and give him the strength to lead this country to its greatest development possible. January 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm I am in complete agreement with Anne Bay’s comments. As an Episcopalian I was embarrassed by this show. It is time to stop this tradition in this church. I am certain Mister Trump was anxious to get the whole shenanigan over with and get out of there. January 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm As I’m sure Bishop Budde & others would note, verse 24 provides the pertinent response. Please, God: Help us find our way to justice and righteousness amidst the mayhem in which we live! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN January 23, 2017 at 6:12 am Perhaps the PB couldn’t face the truth that there is a real American in the Whitehouse. He well knew when this was to be held. Would he have appeared if Clinton had won? You bet he would have been there with bells on.Hopefully, you made the same statements when the prayer service was held for Ptez. Clinton! He was one of the most tainted men ever elected and all was known prior to his election. You could keep going back to our former miscreants. Including Kennedy and Roosevelt. They were all misogynists. President has been crucified by the lies from the press and presenting all these falsehoods as truth. Just like the Alred fiasco. This man is certainly no better nor worse than any of our presidents. Why not support him and pray for his success as that will be the harbinger of success for America. Get over it people we have a new president and he will be here for 8 years to guide and lead us and make us the most powerful nation on earth, again! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm I hound the service moving and inspiring. Lou Schoen says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL April 3, 2017 at 10:53 am Really? Rhetoric. A breath of FRESH air and real hope after Obama’s 8 years of rhetoric and lies. Director of Music Morristown, NJ January 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm Anyone remember Amos 5:21? By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 21, 2017 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 Kilty Maoris says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Donald Heacock says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Marlin Dohlman says: Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT RD White says: January 21, 2017 at 5:08 pm I th Ihunk President Trump wise not to name a po reacher. The sermon would have been analyzed for some imput from him Ian Montgomery says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Steven Barrett says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Len Freeman says: January 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm You are right to pray for this President and this country. We need it. You are wrong to send the choir to participate in the inauguration, a secular event, over the objections of your community. You say some are called to show “hospitality”? He has a hotel for that, and he is welcome to visit the Cathedral any day of the year. Where was the Cathedral during the March or the days leading up to it? There was an outpouring of support by so many churches and organizations, but you stayed silent. Instead of standing with the people Trump has mocked and maligned, even threatened, you added the Cathedral to the entertainment bill at inauguration and ignored the protest. Please do not call that a “conversation” with him, Mr. Hollerith. He declined to hear you preach! Please do not equate your participation with those of presidents and their spouses. The Cathedral is not in the line of White House succession and does not belong in a ceremony installing someone who has pledged to do so much damage. Please do take a stand and be an ally to people he has targeted. Please reconsider the direction you have chosen for an institution we have respected our entire lives and looked to for moral leadership. This is not even a close call. January 22, 2017 at 5:57 am Was the Presiding Bishop gravely ill? Should we be praying for his recovery and healing? If so, would someone please let us know? Otherwise, it is hard to take him seriously when he enjoined us to pray for the president when he chose to avoid the very first opportunity to do it in his very own primatial seat at a service which his predecessors traditionally attended and to which he sent a “representative” like the President sends to the Royal Wedding of the third son of the fourth child of the King of XXX? The PB’s excellent preaching would hold much greater sway if he did not appear to be avoiding the first opportunity to practice what he preached. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Featured Events Kornaie Maoris says: Philip M. M. Pavlik says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [The families of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence take their seats at the 1 hour 53 minute mark of this video, followed by Trump and his wife Melania. The service begins shortly thereafter.][Episcopal News Service] The morning after Donald Trump became the 45th president, Washington National Cathedral performed one of its traditional roles in U.S. life by offering the new president and the nation a chance to come together in prayer.A representative of the presiding bishop, the bishop of Washington and the dean of the cathedral led 26 representatives of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Baha’ism and Buddhism in the service. Many of the participants read, chanted and prayed in the language of their faith traditions and in English. Some 1,275 invited guests attended. The cathedral can seat 2,500.Prior to the service, the cathedral noted on its website that the liturgy was an “interfaith service of prayer, music and Scripture readings, designed to reflect the diversity of our nation and to remind the president that he is called to lead all of us, not just a narrow few.”The service went on while thousands of people flooded Washington for the Women’s March, including many Episcopalians. Companion marches occurred across the country and in other parts of the world. (Episcopal News Service plans coverage of the marches.)Trump and his party were nearly 35 minutes late for the service, leaving the cathedral musicians to fill the time with music.President Donald Trump and his party were nearly 35 minutes late Jan. 21 for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral. 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Johnson IV via FacebookAfter Trump arrived, former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay, a Navajo who is a member of Trump’s inauguration committee, began the service chanting the Navajo Way Prayer and Blessing as he walked up the center aisle.The procession followed, during which the congregation sang “My country, ‘tis of thee.” Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde then welcomed the congregation “to this house of prayer for all people” and “to this hour of prayer for our nation, its leaders and all those who call this land their home.”“As we mark this moment of political transition, let us all draw strength and courage from the sacred texts and songs and petitions, from the many traditions of our land, and may they inspire us always to seek divine assistance, care for another and live according to the highest aspirations to which God calls us as individuals and as a nation,” she said.Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries James “Jay” Magness led the opening acclamation. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked Magness to represent him at the prayer service because the presiding bishop is leading a pilgrimage of reconciliation to Ghana, a commitment he made more than a year ago.The Very Rev. Randolph “Randy” Hollerith, dean of the cathedral, then used the Book of Common Prayer’s “Prayer for the Human Family” (page 815) for the opening prayer.The readings included 1 Kings 3:5–12 (read mostly in Hebrew), Romans 5:1-5 and Matthew 5:1-10 as well as the first seven verses of the Quran, known as the Surah Fatiha. The 1 Kings reading was introduced with a Jewish call to prayer; the two New Testament readings by a Christian call to prayer (a sung Kyrie Eleison) and the reading from the Quran followed a Muslim call to prayer.President Donald Trump, his wife Melania, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen since the National Anthem during the 58th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service. Photo: Danielle E. Thomas, Washington National CathedralPrayers and music were interspersed among the readings. The prayers included for those who govern, for civil leaders, for those who serve others, for peace and for the country, as well as a form of the Prayers of the People. Many of the prayers had multiple biddings with responses echoing prayers for Morning and Evening Prayer, and the Prayers of the People in the Book of Common Prayer.Among participants offering those prayers were Elder D. Todd Christofferson, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Evangelist Alveda King, Priests for Life director of civil rights for the unborn and Martin Luther King’s niece; Narayanachar Digalakote, senior priest, Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Lanham, Maryland; His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; Jesse Singh, chairman, Sikhs of America; Anthony Vance, director of public affairs, United States Baha’i Community; Cissie Graham Lynch, Samaritan’s Purse and granddaughter of Billy Graham; and His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.The Rev. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, cathedral canon for worship, chants the Kyrie Eleison as the Christian call to prayer from the cathedral’s pulpit. Photo: John B. Johnson IV via FacebookIn addition to the processional hymn, the congregation sang “Great is thy faithfulness,” as well as the national anthem, and joined the cathedral choir and U.S. Navy Band Chief Musician Antje A. Farmer in singing the final verse of “America the Beautiful.”Blind Christian singer Marlana VanHoose, who had sung at the Republican National Convention, sang “How great thou art” and the United States Navy Sea Chanters sang “Let there be peace on earth.” The Liberty University Praise gospel choir from Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University sang “We’ve come this far by faith.” The gospel choir also sang during the choral prelude, as did the Sea Chanters and the choir from Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Roman Catholic Church on Capitol Hill.Trump asked that there be no sermon, Budde told the Washington Post earlier this month. Budde said in a later blog post the choice of a preacher for the service and even whether to have a sermon traditionally belonged to the president. She acknowledged that some people felt agreeing to Trump’s request seemed “as if the church had surrendered its responsibility to preach truth to power.”Budde had told the Post that the service was “not the occasion that we will use to address particular issues of policy or concerns we might have about the direction he’s taking the country.”Cathedral Dean Randolph “Randy” Hollerith, left, Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde and Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries James “Jay” Magness helped lead the 58th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service. Photo: Danielle E. Thomas, Washington National CathedralMagness closed the service with a prayer used at the 2013 service for former President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, asking God to look graciously upon the country. “Where it is in pride, subdue it. Where it is in need, supply it. Where it is in error, rectify it. Where it is in default, restore it. And where it holds to that which is just and compassionate, support it,” he prayed.Budde blessed the congregation, telling them to “go forth into the world in peace.”“Be of good courage. Hold fast to that which is good. Render to no one evil for evil. As far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all, but make no peace with oppression,” she said. “Strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the afflicted, honor all people, love and serve your God whose spirit working in you can do infinitely more than you can ask for or imagine. And may the blessing of God Almighty, our creator, sustainer and giver of life be with you and remain with you this day and forevermore. Amen.”The Rev. Darrell Scott, senior pastor of New Spirit Revival Center, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a Trump campaign supporter and prosperity gospel preacher, gave the dismissal. “Go forth from this place in peace. Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous and strong,” he told the congregation. “Let all that you do be done in love.”As the altar party recessed, Trump shook hands with many participants, including Budde.The order of service is here.To participate or notNot everyone invited to participate in the service accepted and some of those who did faced criticism.Rabbi Ari Plost of Congregation B’nai Abraham in Hagerstown, Maryland, wrote in the Washington Post that he declined because it would appear “callous” after he had spent 2016 helping congregants and others who were “overwhelmed and in tears from the constant rhetoric of antagonism and derision” of the campaign.He said he planned to pray with his congregation on the Sabbath that day. “Each of us, in our own way, should use the occasion of this inauguration to rededicate ourselves to compassion and cohesion in our communities, lifted up by our creed of religious inclusivity and liberty,” he wrote.Mohamed Magid, a Sudanese-American imam known for his interfaith work and who leads a network of 11 mosques in Northern Virginia known as the All-Dulles Area Muslim Society, faced critics on social media for agreeing to issue the Muslim call to prayer during the service.Calling Washington National Cathedral “a modern day icon of unity and peace-building for our nation,” Magid said in a Facebook post that it is also “an institution that welcomes diverse representations of faith as a statement of our nation’s belief in the freedom of religious expression.Tickets were required to attend the 58th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service. Photo: John B. Johnson IV via Facebook“As we enter a new chapter for our country, faith leaders must seek out opportunities to elevate our shared principles, champion freedom, and promote civil rights for all Americans,” he said. “In doing so, we will demonstrate to all who witness this service that our nation is strengthened by our diversity, enriched by our common humanity, and sustained by our belief in God Almighty.”The prayer service is a tradition dating back to the inauguration of George Washington and is considered the conclusion of the official inaugural events. A congressional resolution that relied heavily on the English coronation ceremony largely shaped Washington’s first inauguration in 1789 in New York City, according to information on the cathedral’s website. The resolution required that, following the oath of office in front of Federal Hall on Wall Street, the Senate and House walk a short distance to St. Paul’s Chapel on Broadway to hear “divine service” by the chaplain of Congress, Episcopal Bishop Samuel Provoost. He acted in a role similar to that of the archbishop of Canterbury at English coronation services.Beginning with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inauguration in 1933, presidential inaugural prayer services have taken place at the cathedral, which calls itself a “house of prayer for all people.” That tradition has been more recently consistent since President Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration in 1985. The exception was President Bill Clinton, who chose Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, the historic black church in downtown Washington, for both of his inaugural prayer services. Washington National Cathedral has also been the location of funeral and memorial services for nearly all the 21 U.S. presidents who have died since the cathedral’s founding.Prayer surrounded the 2017 Inauguration Day eventsTrump, his wife Melania and about 300 people attended a private church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church near Lafayette Square across from the White House the morning of the inauguration. The parish has traditionally offered that opportunity to incoming presidents.Trump’s was the 12th such service.Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, preached the sermon at Trump’s request. The controversial preacher has spoken derisively of Muslims, Mormons, Roman Catholics and LGBTQI people in the past.The Rev. Luis León, rector of St. John’s, told CNN that he was involved in logistical planning of the event but not the choice of speakers.Jeffress used the story of Nehemiah to show why God blesses leaders. The text of his sermon is here.Seven religious leaders participated in the inauguration ceremony later that morning. The program for that event is here.The chaplains of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate prayed during the luncheon that followed.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Donald Trump, January 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm I wonder why they were so late? Thankfully the ample supply of excellent musicians was able to fill that time constructively. I personally hope that President Trump will be drawn towards and into the Church. St. Johns is a short walk from the White House and the Cathedral is a short limousine ride away, for those days when he might desire a bit of grandeur. Perhaps these things will enable him to open his heart a bit and moderate his rhetoric and behavior. No matter your opinion of him, he is a child of God and God might just find a way to accomplish God’s purposes through him Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Doug Desper says: Anne Bay says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing January 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm I just read the text of the Rev. Robert Jeffress’ sermon during the early pre-Inaugural Service held at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House. Since this is an official Episcopal parish, why wasn’t the Presiding Bishop the ultimate authority to decide who would conduct the service and preach the sermon? When pols, especially vain pols such as Donald Trump are allowed to pick n’ choose their preacher at any Service … or in the case of the Service at the National Cathedral, be allowed to say “no sermon,” who’s in charge? I just can’t imagine somebody like Trump, who. just before he began campaigning, openly admitted he never got on his knees to beg for God’s forgiveness … would be allowed to pick and choose his preacher, much less dictate if there’d be a sermon in Al Sharpton’s church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral or St. John the Divine or any parish/cathedral where the rector, bishop or Presiding Bishop was allowed to have the final say. Trump would receive at best, a polite laughing off: which is all he deserves given his long record of trashing what Scripture has said on a wide variety of subjects where his life has intersected with God’s Word. Prosperity preachers and cherry picking whether or not he’d be able to escape hearing what a preacher who’s far more interested in preaching God’s actual, not alternative truths, to him than giving in to custom and/or “security” and “protocol.” Steve Catanich says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA January 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm Exactly my observations as well. That is why I said above that he wanted out of there as fast as possible. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Alison Ewing says: Rector Smithfield, NC 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 H.Paradis says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest MiMi Kole 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 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis January 22, 2017 at 7:17 am As we reported in the story: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked Magness to represent him at the prayer service because the presiding bishop will be leading a pilgrimage of reconciliation to Ghana, a commitment he made more than a year ago. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Comments (18) Trump inaugural events end in prayer at National Cathedral Interfaith service hoped to ‘remind the president that he is called to lead all of us, not just a narrow few’ Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI January 22, 2017 at 4:40 am As a former church organist, I always enjoy the music from the cathedral. I think a better forum for acknowledging different religious groups with a new President in attendance would be to have a concert in a non-religious setting, and a low-key place with far Less persons attending. I can understand why the Rabbi said he wasn’t coming in light of the hate speech uttered by the now President Trump all during his campaign. Even the Texas Baptist pastor that Mr. Trump selected to speak at the morning service at St. John’s Episcopal Church is well known for his hate-speech rhetoric. In light of Mr. Trump’s hate rhetoric toward Muslims, undocumented persons, and his many disgusting and inappropriate descriptions of his behaviour toward women and his demeaning remarks toward women, and even mocking a disabled person, I don’t think this kind of service should be conducted at the cathedral as it has been. This is a different day than when President Roosevelt worshiped at St. John’s and also he was an Episcopalian. So, that was a different service by the nature of his being an Episcopalian. I think it’s time for a clearer separation of state than ever before. The amount of people -both women and men-who marched all over the United States today and in other cities of the world over Mr. Trump’s plans that may have dire consequences for universal health care, women’s health care, undocumented children and their parents, undocumented person in general, LGBT legal rights, deregulation of protections for the environment, and the list goes on- preclude any kind of atmosphere to have any positive purpose. This cathedral is an Episcopal Cathedral and should focus on maintaining its purpose to stand for an inclusive society, protection for the environment, women’s rights to their own decision about their own health care, and to stand for the financial well-being of its disabled and seniors with regard to medicare and social security, and the here too, the list goes on. I think it is valid that the cathedral value and protect its integrity. I can tell you that should not be compromised-it is a different day and many young people are more matter of fact and open and accepting than people my age-they can spot phoniness and discrimination very quickly. Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

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Atlanta bishop named to GA Supreme Court Committee on Justice…

first_imgAtlanta bishop named to GA Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis People Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Children, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Episcopal Bishop Robert Wright has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on Justice For Children.Wright, bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, is the only faith leader on the 29-member committee charged with improving justice for children and families involved in Georgia’s juvenile courts.Formed in 1995 to apply data-based improvements to Georgia’s child dependency cases, the Justice for Children (J4C) committee expanded its scope of work in 2017 to include the full spectrum of juvenile court cases.The J4C lists its top priorities as: 1. implementing nationally recognized best practices; 2. providing child safety, permanent placement, and judicial process measurements to juvenile courts; 3. improving foster care placement stability and decreasing the time children spend in foster care; 4. improving outcomes for children in delinquency and status -offense cases; 5. advocating for improvements in juvenile law and policy; and 6. ensuring compliance with federal grant requirements.“The list is long, but the work is vital,” Wright said, following his appointment to J4C. “I’m committed to leveraging my experience and perspective as an adopted child, the parent of an adopted child and chief pastor to thousands of families facing the crisis of broken ties in my work on the committee.”Wright was appointed to the J4C with two other new members; Virginia Pryor, the interim director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice Executive Director Talley Wells.Georgia Supreme Court Associate Justice David Nahmias, who chairs the committee, said he was impressed by Wright’s real-world experience and leadership qualities.“Bishop Wright is a passionate and eloquent advocate for children, and for the special needs of foster children in particular,” Nahmias said. “We look forward to the experiences, ideas, and contacts he will bring to the Supreme Court’s Justice for Children Committee as we seek to improve the justice system for Georgia’s children.”Wright was born in a Roman Catholic orphanage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was adopted at 9 months of age. After graduating high school, he served five years in the U.S. Navy as a helicopter crew chief and search and rescue diver.While attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he earned degrees in history and political science, Wright worked as a child advocate for two mayors and for the Children’s Defense Fund.Wright earned an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary, and has been awarded honorary doctor of divinity degrees by the Virginia seminary and Sewanee: The University of the South.Prior to being elected in 2012 as the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, Wright served as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta.  Previously, he was Canon Pastor and Vicar of the Congregation of St. Saviour at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and as chaplain of the Cathedral School.Since becoming bishop of the diocese, which includes 114 worshiping communities in the northern half of Georgia, Wright has been a vocal advocate for improving the lives of children, prisoners, immigrants and military members and their families.As bishop, Wright has addressed the Georgia legislature, urging passage of sensible gun safety laws, spoken up for Medicaid expansion and has been a vocal and active opponent of the death penalty in Georgia.  His pastoral examples include marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King by praying with City of Atlanta sanitation crews before taking an early morning shift on the back of a city garbage truck. In 2015, Wright was named among the 100 Most Influential Georgians by GeorgiaTrend magazine.The Atlanta diocese was carved from the Diocese of Georgia in 1907, and includes 75 ½ counties stretching from south Columbus and Macon to the state’s borders with South and North Carolina and Tennessee.The Diocese of Atlanta is the ninth largest of the 109 dioceses of the Episcopal Church in 17 countries. By its membership in The Episcopal Church, The Diocese of Atlanta is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion of 70 million people in 38 provinces. The Diocese of Atlanta has active companion diocese relationships with several dioceses in Africa and South America. 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Minigolf installed in English cathedral to draw in younger visitors

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The nave of Rochester Cathedral in England has been transformed into a minigolf course. Photo: Rochester Cathedral via ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] A minigolf course has been installed in a Church of England cathedral at Rochester in Kent to help build bridges with young people.Although worship services will continue as normal, the medieval nave has been transformed by a green and various bridges which visitors can send their golf balls through while being inspired by the architecture.Read the full article here. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Minigolf installed in English cathedral to draw in younger visitors In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Rachel FarmerPosted Aug 2, 2019 Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA 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 last_img read more

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Burundi: Bishops express sorrow following death of President Pierre Nkurunziza

first_img Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [ACNS Digest] The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Burundi have expressed “great sorrow” at the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The bishops met on June 10 following the death of President Nkurunziza last Tuesday (June 9). Officials in Burundi say that the president died following a heart attack.Nkurunziza had announced his intention to stand down later this year, after 15 years in office, and he did not contest the country’s General Election last month. The president-elect, Evariste Ndayishimiye, was due to be sworn in during a handover ceremony in August. Following an emergency ruling by Burundi’s constitutional court, President Ndayishimiye will now be sworn in on Thursday (June 18). Both men are from the country’s CNDD-FDD party.In a communiqué following their meeting last week, the bishops expressed their condolences to Nkurunziza’s family, the government, and all Burundians. They urged people to be calm and united as a tribute to the late president, who they said “always called people to seek for unity and social cohesion.”In a statement, the Anglican Church of Burundi said that the House of Bishops appealed to other religious groups to join together in solidarity with the whole population in prayers during this hard time.The primate of Burundi, Archbishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho, issued the communiqué in the presence of the bishops representing the nine Anglican dioceses of the province. In a television broadcast he said that they were grateful for all the good work that Nkurunziza had done for his country during the last 15 years he was in power. He stressed that they will always remember what he achieved for the benefit and development of Burundi.All nine bishops in Burundi visited the State House in Ntare Rushatsi to sign the book of condolence. 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Over 200 attend Apopka Chamber Hob Nob

first_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here 147 voters cast ballots in Hob Nob Straw PollPolitical candidates from around Central Florida converged last night at The Apopka VFW Community Center to take part in the Political Hob Nob sponsored by The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. They shook hands, handed out business cards, and talked to attendees in an informal setting.There were 19 candidates and more than 200 local business leaders and community members in attendance.“We hope that the candidates are able to capitalize on the opportunity to share their respective visions for the greater Apopka area and the state as a whole,” said Chamber President Laura A. Heiselman. “We are particularly pleased to feature several judicial candidates.  It is often challenging to learn more about these particular races so this event gives our attendees the chance to engage with candidates on a one-on-one basis to help make informed decisions.”147 Voters participated in the Straw Poll.The Hob Nob format is essentially a trade show for candidates… allowing attendees to engage one-on-one with the candidates and business exhibitors.There were no formal speeches, forums or debates, but there was a straw poll taken with the winners announced at the end of the evening by Chamber Board Chairman Jeff Welch.147 ballots were cast for 18 different elections from President all the way local elections.Republican John Mica and Democrat Val Demmings share a rare photo together.In the Presidential Straw Poll, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump 68-60 with Gary Johnson receiving 13 votes.For the US Senate, Marco Rubio defeated Alan Grayson 61-33 with Patrick Murphy receiving 25 votes.For the US House District 10 race, Val Demings and Thuy Lowe tied with 55 votes each, followed by Geraldine Thompson with 19.For the State Senate District 11, Bob Sindler defeated Randolph Bracy 46-31, followed by Chuck O’ Neal with 25 votes and Gary Siplin with 22.For the State House District 31, Jennifer Sullivan defeated Robert Rightmyer 76-27, followed by Theo Bob with 12 votes.For the State House District 45, Greg Jackson defeated Kamia Brown 41-26 followed by Kelvin Cobaris with 17.For Orange County Sheriff, Jerry Demings defeated Spike Hopkins 81-63.For Supervisor of Elections, Bill Cowles defeated Della Davis 109-25.For Orange County School Board District 7, Christine Moore defeated Matthew Fitzpatrick 54-45, followed by Isadora Dean with 27 votes.For complete results of the Straw Poll, go here. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceHob NobStraw Poll Previous articleIkea Recalls 29 Million Dressers and ChestsNext articleOn This Day in History: June 29th, 1776 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

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