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Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 7

first_img Rector Collierville, TN By Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Nov 7, 2012 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Janine Baalbergen says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 7 [Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here’s some of what else went on Nov. 7 (local time), the final day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering.The Auckland Fire Department extinguishes a trash bin fire below Holy Trinity Cathedral just after the end of the Anglican Consultative Council’’s closing Eucharist Nov. 7 (local time). ENS photo/Mary Frances SchjonbergWhite smoke over cathedralHoly Trinity Cathedral Organist Philip Smith had just begun Louis Vierne’’s Toccata in B flat minor as the organ voluntary for the closing Eucharist of ACC-15 when smoke alarms began to sound in the cathedral.The altar party and choir had already recessed, and ushers began urging ACC members and other attendees to exit quickly as smoke began to fill the building. They emerged into a cloud of acrid smoke circling the cathedral’’s forecourt and wafting over the roof.A trash bin in the lower car park at the back of the cathedral was smoking and the Auckland Fire Department was already extinguishing the smoky fire by the time people had left the cathedral above.On a day filled with rumors of the impending announcement of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan William’s’ successor, one Anglican priest of the province urged his fellow bystanders not to interpret the smoke as a signal of a new archbishop.ACC-16 will meet in Province of Central AfricaAnglican Communion Secretary General Kenneth Kearon told the council that the 16th meeting of the ACC will be held in May 2016 in the home province of its chair Diocese of Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga.“We’re very grateful that you have accepted the invitation to come to the Church of the Province of Central Africa,” Diocese of Lusaka Bishop David Njovu, who is also an ACC member, told the council.The bishop predicted that the meeting will be “transformational” both for Anglicans in the province and for those visiting Anglicans who will experience the “vibrant” church in Central Africa, which he said united even though it is in a “hostile environment.”Njovu asked for the council continued prayers for Anglicans in Zimbabwe, which is part of the province. The Anglican Church in Zimbabwe has been under attack from the excommunicated bishop, Nolbert Kunonga, since 2007. Kunonga, with the support of police and henchmen, has seized church property and used violence and intimidation to break up church services. In a 2011 media interview, Kunonga was quoted as saying he aimed to control the 3,000 Anglican churches, schools, hospitals and other properties in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi, which make up the province. At the end of 2011, the archbishops of Canterbury, Central Africa, Southern Africa and Tanzania met with President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe and presented him with a dossier that outlined how Anglicans have been persecuted over the years.“The persecutions that the church in Zimbabwe has gone through” has made it stronger and “their faith has grown,” said Njovu. “We are looking to Zimbabwe for how to deal with situations like the one they have.”Press briefing harkens back to royal weddingThe first question to Archbishop Rowan Williams at an afternoon press briefing that included local Auckland media concerned what it was like to preside at royal weddings.Williams said the pre-marital counseling time he spent with Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine “was pretty much what I do with any young couple and because they’re a young couple fairly typical of their generation, that was in its way challenging, interesting and very moving.”The archbishop said he also told the couple that even if they were aware as they walked up the aisle that five billion people were watching, “when you get to the sanctuary it won’t feel like that, you’ll be looking at each other, your families and, unfortunately, you’ll be looking at me, and that’s what it is going to be about.”The marriage service “was a really extraordinary platform for talking nationally and internationally about marriage, about how the church sees marriage and about the significance of this commitment,” he said.Resolutions passed by council todayIn addition to the resolutions reported here, the council also acted on:Resolution 15.24, which endorses “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World” from the World Council of Churches; encourages all provinces to study, assess their current practice of Christian witness and develop practices to suit their local context in light of its recommendations; recommends that provinces discuss the report with other faith communities.Resolution 15.25, which thanks members of the Theological Education in the Anglican Communion Working Group, receives its report and calls for it to be widely circulated, notes that its recommendations “cannot be implemented within the present budget priorities of the Anglican Communion” and recommends that outside funding be sought for a commission of theological education and a director.Resolution 15.33, which welcomes the Canterbury Statement of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation “Rite Relating to Marriage” (available via a link here) and commends it to the provinces for study.Resolution 15.36, which requests the secretary general of the Anglican Communion to ensure the increased participation of lay people in all of the ACC’s commissions, councils, committees, working groups and other bodies.Resolution 15.37, which requests the secretary general of the Anglican Communion to identify practical strategies to support provinces whose people are suffering with respect to land disputes and conflicts between agricultural and pastoral communities; the “trade in small arms, their diffusion and misuse”; border disputes; narcotics and alcohol abuse; youth unemployment and crime; trafficking, abduction and abuse of children and women for rituals, forced labor and forced marriages; and communicate these strategies to the provinces as soon as they are developed.Resolution 15.41, which authorizes the chair, vice chair and secretary to issue a letter of thanks to all who assisted in “making this council’s meeting so fruitful for us all.”All ACC-15 resolutions are due to be posted here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing November 7, 2012 at 7:16 am OK, that may be the most memorable part of ACC15 for our bishop, who has been a volunteer member of the Auckland Fire Brigade for at least 20 years. His fellow firefighters will surely never allow him to forget this one….. One just wonders where he was when this went down: in the Cathedral or on the firetruck….? Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. 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In Canada, first joint assembly for Anglicans, Lutherans is a…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Comments (1) Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA July 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm Greetings to The Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada as you meet together in this historic moment. I an the Lutheran half of an Episcopal – Lutheran clergy couple and the first ELCA pastor placed in charge of an Episcopal parish under the agreement, Called to Common Mission, in Minnesota, from Dec 2001 – February 2013. Rev. Constance Claxton and I will be keeping you in our prayers as you do this new thing!Peace be with you both,Rev. Roger C. Claxton Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Canada Joint Assembly, In Canada, first joint assembly for Anglicans, Lutherans is a milestone Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious By Leigh Anne WilliamsPosted Jul 2, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Part of the Joint Assembly of representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is a public witness event on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill on July 6. The event will focus on access to clean water. Photo: Shutterstock.[Anglican Journal] The Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is a watershed moment in the full communion relationship of the two churches. This is the first time the national governing bodies of the two churches are meeting together. While it is a time to celebrate 12 years in full communion, the gathering also aims to challenge both churches to do more, as the theme says, “together for the love of the world.”There are 291 Anglican delegates and 274 Lutheran delegates. When they all gather in the Canada Hall of the Ottawa Convention Centre, they will sit at 84 tables. They will meet, eat and worship together, but they will separate into the Anglican General Synod and the ELCIC National Convention for matters that require votes by each legal body.The gathering officially begins with a Eucharist service in the Canada Hall on July 2 at 1:30 p.m. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Bishop Susan Johnson, national bishop of the ELCIC, will then deliver a joint report. A community building session next is intended to help people get to know each other while stimulating their creativity with some art projects. The evening sessions will include the keynote address from the Rev. Christopher Duraisingh and a presentation on homelessness and affordable housing.In the following four days, Anglican and Lutheran members will spend their mornings together. After morning devotions on July 4 and 5, there will be greetings from representatives of the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran World Federation, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the World Council of Churches. Members will hear reports from the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission, aboriginal groups, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund and Canadian Lutheran World Relief, as well as a presentation on responsible resource extraction. Finally, members will be asked to approve a joint assembly declaration on the issues of homelessness and responsible resource extraction.On the morning of July 6, there will be a public witness event devoted to the issue of access to clean water, particularly in aboriginal communities. That evening all will come together for a banquet.The event will close with a summation, reflections and a Eucharist service on Sunday morning, July 7. 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Standing in the need of prayer for missing reporter David…

first_img 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 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 24, 2014 January 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm All Saints, Millington NJ – Loving your neighbors with no prerequisites. AMEN. Matthew Read says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET David Bird, 55, did not return from what he reportedly told his wife would be a short walk on Jan. 11, triggering a massive search and investigation that now involves the FBI. Photo: Facebook/Long Hill Township Police Department[Episcopal News Service] Residents of Millington, New Jersey, have turned to the local All Saints Episcopal Church as a prayerful gathering place as they await word on the fate of a missing Wall Street Journal reporter who lives with his family near the church.Local residents seeking out the comfort of All Saints is an outgrowth of the parish’s sense of call to what its rector describes as “community hospitality.” The nearly 110-year-old church about 38 miles from Midtown Manhattan follows “the old village church model” whose sense of caring for a parish extends beyond members of the church to all residents of the area, according to the Rev. Victoria Geer McGrath.Missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird. Photo: Facebook/Long Hill Township Police DepartmentAbout 12 hours after David Bird, 55, did not return from what he reportedly told his wife would be a short walk on Jan. 11, McGrath was on her way to church for Sunday worship when she got a phone call from parish administrator Susie Harris telling her that Bird was missing and asking that she put him and his family on that morning’s prayer list. While McGrath was presiding at the 10 a.m. Eucharist, Harris was in her church office making missing-person fliers.Bird covers energy markets, including OPEC, for the Wall Street Journal and has worked for Dow Jones for more than 20 years, according to a Journal report.While the Birds are not members of All Saints – they worship at the Roman Catholic church in town – they are well known to All Saints members, and not just because they live in the neighborhood. David Bird serves as the troop committee chair for Boy Scout Troop 56 of which All Saints is the chartering organization and Nancy Bird leads a Girl Scout troop that meets at the parish. David Bird has helped connect the Boy Scouts with All Saints service projects. For example, scouts always help set up for the church’s large annual outdoor rummage sale.“Just kind of being good neighbors together,” is how McGrath described the relationship in an interview.All Saints Episcopal Church in Millington, New Jersey practices “community hospitality” and recently became a center for prayer as the surrounding community awaits word on the fate of a missing Wall Street Journal reporter who lives with his family near the church. Photo: Facebook/Long Hill Township Police DepartmentThe Birds’ daughter and son, a middle schooler and a high schooler, are friends with many children in the parish, she said. After confirmation class the day after Bird went missing, All Saints high school members searched for Bird in some of the areas where they knew he liked to run and hike.The parish’s relationship with the Birds is a long-standing one. When David Bird needed a liver transplant nine years ago, All Saints members contributed to a fundraising effort.On Jan. 13 – a day during which All Saints was the site of a funeral and reception for a six-year-old member of the parish who died of cardiac arrest – McGrath got a call from a parishioner who was trying to connect a friend of the Birds with Harris. The Birds’ friend reported that Nancy Bird was “completely overwhelmed” with offers for help and that all she wanted people to do was to pray that her husband will be found and can come home.Because so many community activities happen at All Saints, the friend’s “first thought” was that that would be the place to have the service, she said. McGrath agreed to host the service and then learned they hoped to have it that evening. Church and community members pitched in to make the service happen after people saw announcements on the church’s website, Facebook, and a telephone tree run by the Boy Scouts.Close to 200 people gathered that evening outside All Saints, which sits prominently at a five-way intersection. Luminaries lined the triangle of All Saints land, the Scouts came in uniform and two of them were the readers (reading Isaiah 40:28-31 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-7).That service was followed by a quieter prayer vigil at All Saints on Jan. 18, marking a week since Bird’s disappearance. Harris, the parish administrator, suggested that the church announce it would be open for prayer between 4-5 p.m., the time when Bird left his home for his walk.Most of the 40 people who came were not parishioners. Those folks said they “felt like there was a place to put their anxiety and their worry, and also their sadness because a week out people were feeling like this may not go the way we hope it would go,” according to McGrath.All Saints sent the Jan. 19 altar flowers to Nancy Bird. That gesture followed up on McGrath’s call on Nancy Bird the day after David went missing.But the rector said she has been trying to be clear that All Saints is not seeking to usurp the pastoral role of the Birds’ parish priests.“This was really all driven by the wider community coming to us and asking for a response, which we’re glad to do,” she said.Nancy Bird has said that the couple was putting away Christmas decorations when her husband said he wanted to take a quick walk before an expected rainstorm. He left the house at 4:30 p.m. and didn’t take his phone. It has been reported that Bird, a marathoner, frequently hiked in an area near his home called the Hicks Tract in the Millington section of Long Hill Township, New Jersey. The area is near the Passaic River, which flooded some backwater swamps after a large downpour later that day. It was in the midst of that storm when Bird did not return home that his wife reported him missing.David Bird was recovering from a gastrointestinal virus the day he went missing, according to his wife. He is a liver-transplant recipient and takes medication twice a day. His wife has said he could become ill without the medication.A massive search effort began shortly after Bird was reported missing and has included personnel from surrounding municipalities, along with the New Jersey State Police, on foot, horseback and all-terrain vehicles, and in the air. Divers have searched icy waters and others walked railroad track. Authorities have also reviewed footage from business and resident surveillance cameras in the area in hopes of spotting Bird. They have also asked residents and business owners to check any place on their properties where a person might take refuge.The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed Jan. 20 that it was helping the Long Hill Township Police Department in its search for Bird, FoxNews.com reported.First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Thomas Zelante told ENS on Jan. 23 that the police department “continues to receives leads from various independent sources around the region and the department is taking all leads seriously and following up on the information.”Meanwhile small teams of searchers are retracing previously searched areas to help ensure that clues have not been overlooked, he said. Those searchers are not looking in any new areas, Zelante added.Meanwhile, despite a massive snowstorm on Jan. 20 and 21 and dangerously cold weather since, the effort “has not changed from a search and rescue” operation, he said.Bird is described as white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He is partially balding and has a gray beard. He was last seen wearing a bright red rain jacket with two yellow zippers.A massive search-and-rescue effort to find missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird has included searches in icy rivers and streams near his New Jersey home. Photo: Facebook/Long Hill Township Police DepartmentWhile it might seem obvious that Bird’s neighborhood church would be a place to which people turn in a time of crisis, it is also true that All Saints and McGrath have focused on fostering connections with the wider community. She traces the effort to 2007 when the parish decided to close its pre-school nursery because of declining enrollment. The school had met in the separate parish hall building so the parish had to “think and pray about how God wanted us to use the parish house,” McGrath said.During that discernment the parish realized that its parking lot was heavily used and needed repaving. They saw that neighbors used the lot for overflow parking, especially when they had parties, and that it is a school bus stop as well as a place where younger kids meet to walk to the elementary school. It is also the place where many teenagers get their first driving lesson and learn how to park, McGrath said. Truck drivers and utility workers often pull in during the day to eat their lunch.A parishioner offered a $20,000 challenge grant if the parish could raise a comparable amount within six weeks. “So we went to the neighborhood” and the resulting donations, plus those from parishioners, along with a fish-and-chips dinner and a car wash staged by the youth “more than met our match,” McGrath said. A bequest covered the remaining amount needed for the work.“Beyond the money, what it did was it made us really engage with [the questions of] how is the resource of this property being used, how does it function in the community,” McGrath said.Then the same donor offered to help make the parish hall wheelchair-accessible as a way for him to honor his recently deceased wife. That project has, among other things, allowed All Saints to go from hosting three or four small Alcoholics Anonymous groups a week to hosting nine, including a Friday night meeting specifically for young adults.Converting the hall to such use in a town with little community space has been a ministry, McGrath said, adding that parishioners understand that hosting those AA meetings, along with other activities that invite AA members into the life of the parish, is “our primary community outreach.”“It’s not just about offering the building; it’s about offering ourselves as hospitality and we’re always finding new ways of what that actually means,” she said. “One of the things we can do in this very polarized political environment is to build local community bonds so that when there is a concern or issue people already have those bridges that have been built.”McGrath and the congregation are clear about why it practices community hospitality.“As important as this kind of ministry is, we don’t do it because we think it will help our church grow,” she said. “I think there’s a greater vitality to our parish life but it’s not going to balance the budget. It’s not going to necessarily bring all sorts of new members; that’s not why we do it. The parish understands that that’s not why we do this. If people want to come and join us, that’s great. If they don’t, that’s fine too, but we are doing our part to make the kingdom of God a reality in our own community.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Submit a Job Listing Standing in the need of prayer for missing reporter David Bird Neighbors turn to ‘community hospitality’ parish when friend vanishes Course Director Jerusalem, Israel January 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm Lovely story about my brother and his family. One correction: David has a 15-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter, not two sons. Thank you and God bless you. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing January 25, 2014 at 1:10 am My son and I will be looking for David today. I felt so compelled to help when I heard this on the news last Sunday Night that I sent email to help with my dog. My son came as well. I have been praying for David every day. Please grant my son and I the ability through all of your prayers to find David! God Bless you all and please pray for my son and I in our search tomorrow! -Matthew January 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm Great heart Vicki….Many Blessings,Len Freeman+ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Kathleen Bird says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA February 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm Praying for David’s family in the wake of this tragedy.John Hoben Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments (7) Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Leonard Freeman says: Peggy Hodgkins says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Rev. Netha N. Brada + says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI January 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm Would that all of our churches would follow the example of All Saints, Millington NJ. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rev’d Persis P Williams says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC John Hoben says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls January 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm Sending prayers for David Bird and his family, along with gratitude for the Rev. Vicki McGrath and her deeply connected community ministry in Millington– “for such a time as this.” An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Church of England challenges BP chief’s £14 million pay deal

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Gavin DrakePosted Apr 15, 2016 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s investment bodies joined a mass revolt against a proposed pay deal of some £14 million GBP ($19.8 million) for BP chief executive Bob Dudley April 15. The rebellion against the company’s remunerations’ committee report saw the pay deal rejected in a non-binding vote of some 60 per cent of shareholders.The vote against the Remunerations Committee’s report is non-binding because the company sets its pay policy for a period of three years; but the company’s chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, told shareholders: “We hear you!”“Let me be clear: We hear you,” he said. “We will sit down with our largest shareholders to make sure we understand their concerns and return to seek your support for a renewed policy.A spokesman for the C of E confirmed to ACNS that the church’s national investing bodies “did vote against the package in line with our ethical policies.”The Guardian newspaper reports that the C of E Pensions Board asked the meeting whether the proposed £14 million pay deal was “morally right” asking how much an individual executive needed to be incentivize to make him work. This year the company reported record losses, cut thousands of jobs and froze the pay of most employees.In a separate move, the C of E has announced that it now has the support of 30 institutional investors for its shareholder proposal urging ExxonMobil to disclose the impact of climate change policy on its business. The motion will be put to the company’s AGM on May 25 after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission overruled an attempt by the company to reject it.The resolution, co-filed by the Church Commissioners for England and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, asks Exxon to disclose how resilient its portfolio and strategy is in light of the agreement at the COP21 talks in Paris last December to restrict global warming to two degrees.The institutional investors backing the motion include AXA Investment Management, BNP Paribas, Legal & General Investment Management and Schroder’s. Together, the 30 investors have more than $6 trillion of assets under management. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Church of England challenges BP chief’s £14 million pay deal Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

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Working group reviews relations between WCC and Roman Catholics

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Gerry Gannon says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Working group reviews relations between WCC and Roman Catholics Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN September 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm Is it not about time that we began to concentrate on what we all have in common, rather than whatminor differences we have? Lord, bring us all together.Gerry Gannon Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL center_img By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 13, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (1) 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 Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Anglican Communion News Service] The relationship between the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church is being reviewed in a five-day meeting beginning today at the Ecumenical Centre in Switzerland.Full article. Ecumenical & Interreligious The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

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House of Bishops Spring 2017 meeting: Video Daily Account for…

first_img [Episcopal Church Office of Publis Affairs press release] Bishop Eugene Sutton of the Diocese of Maryland, left,  and Bishop Todd Ousley of the Diocese of East Michigan reflect on the first day of the Spring House of Bishops, March 10, at Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina.3:52 Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Video The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing March 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm Yay! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 House of Bishops Spring 2017, 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 Press Release Service Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI House of Bishops Spring 2017 meeting: Video Daily Account for March 10 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska House of Bishops, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Susan Paynter says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Mar 11, 2017 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

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House of Deputies: President Gay Clark Jennings on Charlottesville violence

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL 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 Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments (2) Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Racial Justice & Reconciliation Charlottesville, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Aug 14, 2017 August 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm Bless you so much. As a somewhat lapsed Episcopalian, I am so happy to read your statement. I live in a RED (capitals on purpose) county where there are many people who profess to be “good Christians,” but who espouse so much hatred and anger at others who do not agree with them.May angels surround you all of your days. Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal Church House of Deputies] Like many Americans, I was horrified to watch white supremacist violence in Charlottesville spiral out of control this weekend. As an Episcopalian, I was particularly sickened to watch racists perpetrate violence and hatred in the name of Christianity.When confronted with the ugly underbelly of our history and tradition, it is tempting to say that racism is not Christian, and that what we saw in Charlottesville this weekend is no part of who we are or what we believe. But far too often throughout history, Christians have killed, maimed, and abused people in the name of our religion. What happened in Charlottesville was part of a Christian tradition that we would far rather forget.Even though we sometimes fall short, we Episcopalians strive to be Christians who follow Jesus’ command to love our neighbors as ourselves and who have promised to respect the dignity of every human being. And so, we bear a special responsibility to recognize and atone for the perversions of Christianity espoused by white racists and to work for a more just vision of the church and the world.Please pray for Heather Heyer, who was killed on Saturday in Charlottesville, for the state troopers who died when their helicopter crashed, and for their family and friends. And then act. Join a vigil in your community, oppose racism in your churches, schools, and workplaces, educate yourself about systemic racism and the ways in which it deforms our lives and country, and raise your children to build a more just and equal world.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president, House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church Tags House of Deputies: President Gay Clark Jennings on Charlottesville violence Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Patricia Taylor Dutcher says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Nancy Foye-Cox says: August 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm God Bless you, Gay.These times take me right back to the terrible fear I felt during the Cuban Missile Crisis when I was a teenager living in Miami, Florida and so close in proximity to Cuba.As painful as it is right now, if I can live through the 60s and Viet Nam, I am determined to live through these horrors now too.Hatred is a response to fear, of losing control and hope and being lost.May the Holy Spirit quell the fears of the American people and restore our faith in God.God is the answer. We are never alone. I pray that our people will rediscover that fundamental truth. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

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Bishop of London Sarah Mullally becomes most senior female bishop…

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events 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 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Posted May 24, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Women’s Ministry Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Bishop of London Sarah Mullally becomes most senior female bishop in House of Lords Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of London Sarah Mullally was introduced May 24 as a member of the House of Lords, the upper house of the British Parliament, becoming the most senior female bishop in the House of Lords. From its earliest days as an advisory council to monarchs, the House of Lords has included Church of England bishops among its membership. Today, 26 bishops are members.Read the full article here. Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

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Cuts threaten humanitarian institutions, ministries aiding Palestinians

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Many disabled students served by the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre are mainstreamed into the inclusive school where on-site therapies are available to them. Photo: Heidi Shott[Episcopal News Service – Jerusalem] In a corridor of Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner encountered a Palestinian father holding a toddler.The boy’s parents were concerned because he wasn’t developing at the rate of his twin brother, so they brought him to Al Ahli Arab Hospital for treatment in a program that serves underweight and malnourished children, said Suhaila Tarazi, the hospital’s director, interpreting the father’s words for Beisner and other members of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, or AFEDJ, on Oct. 11.After several months of treatment, the boy was thriving and catching up to his brother, the father said, via Tarazi’s interpreting. As Tarazi turned to lead the visitors down the hallway, the boy’s father caught Beisner’s eye, gestured toward a doctor, Dr. Maher Ayyad, and blew a kiss of gratitude. No translation necessary.A Palestinian father holds his son, who has benefited from Ahli Hospital’s clinic for underweight and malnourished children. Photo: Barry BeisnerAl Ahli Arab Hospital, located in the Palestinian territory of Gaza, is one of 30 social service ministries owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Although Gaza’s Christian population has dwindled to around 900, the hospital is busier than ever. As the only charitable hospital in Gaza City, Ahli Hospital provides medical care with Christian witness to any of Gaza’s 1.9 million residents, regardless of ethnicity or religion.Members of the AFEDJ board of trustees, including Beisner, who is chair, were touring the hospital on behalf of the organization, whose goal is to build peace through financial support of education and health care in the Diocese of Jerusalem.Every two years, AFEDJ trustees travel to Palestine, Israel and Jordan to visit many of the institutions the organization raises funds to support. Since its founding in 1988, AFEDJ has raised more than $25 million for schools, hospitals and centers for disabled children in the area, with $1.6 million donated in 2018 alone.A total of 12 AFEDJ trustees from across the Episcopal Church took part in the trip this October, which coincided with an announcement by the U.S. government that it would cut $200 million in aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA. The agency, founded in 1949 to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees, provides support to a number of education, health care, relief and social service organizations, including Ahli Hospital. These cuts to U.S. aid mean the hospital’s monthly stipend from UNRWA is now reduced from $54,000 to $14,000.For an institution that spends more than $100,000 monthly on diesel fuel to keep generators running amid daily power outages, the implications are profound. Such cuts jeopardize the program that treats about 400 underweight and malnourished children each year, a lifeline to families in Gaza, where according to a 2015 study, 24.4 percent of children are underweight and 52.4 percent have stunted growth.And that is just one of the hospital’s medical services threatened by the withdrawal of U.S. aid. Ahli Hospital’s medical care proves vitally important because of the restrictions Israel places on the movement of people and supplies to and from Gaza. More than 40 percent of all requests from Gaza residents for travel permits to seek medical treatment outside the Palestinian territory are denied.In addition to the significant decrease in aid directly from UNRWA, hospital administrators must deal with the effects of cuts to USAID-funded partners. A three-year, $900,000 joint project between Ahli Hospital and Mercy Corps, which subsidizes medical care to refugees, was also defunded. The elimination of two major funding sources at once has forced a reduction in direct services to patients and triggered staff layoffs.“I’m afraid that if [cuts] continue in the future, that on your next visit, you can find children nearby the walls of this hospital dying,” Tarazi said in a briefing to AFEDJ trustees during their visit. “We are people. It’s possible there are conflicts between governments, but what are the faults of normal people? Of poor people?”Beisner put it this way: “The cuts to U.N. funding severely affect Ahli Hospital. Its leaders told us they may be looking at a shortfall of $700,000 this year. They’re living the baptismal covenant in the most inspiring way, really seeking and serving Christ among all persons. Almost everyone who walks through the door is Muslim, but they seek this hospital because of the values that it incarnates.”Ahli Hospital Director Suhaila Tarazi greets patients waiting for treatment. Photo: Matthew Dayton-WelchAhli Hospital is not the only diocesan humanitarian institution facing the prospect of drastic cuts to services as the result of the change in U.S. policy.The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for Disabled Children in East Jerusalem is one of the few institutions in the Palestinian territories to provide rehabilitation and medical treatment to children with disabilities and their families. The center, already on tenuous financial footing because of overdue payments from the Palestinian National Authority’s Ministry of Health, has been rocked by the announcement that the U.S. government will cut $25 million in bilateral aid to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network, of which it is a member. Such cuts compound existing shortfalls and further impede the center’s ability to provide critical services to children and their families. Particularly vulnerable is the service that provides children with newly identified disabilities and their mothers an intensive two-week residential therapy program. The center’s classroom for autistic children, the only one of its kind to serve Palestinians, also is at risk. As many as 500 children are in jeopardy of losing services if the funding shortfall is not addressed.“If we don’t receive money for providing therapies for children, we will have no choice but to close down in a few months because we will not have money to pay salaries or our suppliers,” the center’s director, Ibrahim Faltis, said. “The situation is so severe that somebody who is sane needs to intervene to help us.”In a recent letter addressed to partners across the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, archbishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, expressed his concerns related to the cuts.“If we don’t act immediately and shift gears to find other means of support and subsidy to our affected diocesan institutions, I can’t perceive how we can sustain and support them with the limited resources we have,” he wrote. “I am very much concerned and afraid that cutting off all American assistance, mostly in humanitarian aid, has hobbled the aid agencies that receive the funds, and more consequently, crippled the lives of Palestinians who continue to live in dire need and have fewer employment prospects now more than ever. This is unfair and beneath our compassion.”Despite concern for the Diocese of Jerusalem’s continued humanitarian work, AFEDJ trustees were struck by the hope they found among the institutions’ leaders.Endicott Peabody, a trustee from the Diocese of Arizona, said, “Our visit served to remind us that this work does not stop or even slow with the loss of these grants. I was particularly struck by the spirit of optimism and hope that I saw in leaders’ faces and heard in their words. I wondered why they were not as angry and frustrated as I felt. It’s clear that Jesus’ words to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ are more than just words here. They are the creed that drives our lives and our work every single day.”Beisner also raised the responsibility Episcopalians share for the work of the Diocese of Jerusalem. “We’ve heard leaders here say these are our ministries, too, because we are one body in Christ,” he said. “It’s not their ministry, and we’re the onlookers and cheerleaders. It’s our ministry.”– Heidi Shott is communications director for the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Middle East Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cuts threaten humanitarian institutions, ministries aiding Palestinians Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Heidi ShottPosted Oct 26, 2018 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Israel-Palestine, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Tags Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Church of England celebrates murals of ‘national significance’ painted by…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Church of England celebrates murals of ‘national significance’ painted by pioneering female artist Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Posted May 19, 2021 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 The Kitty Milroy murals in the chancel of St Mark’s Hale, Surrey, England, are symbols of the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement. Photo: Church of England[Church of England] The Kitty Milroy murals in the chancel of St Mark’s Hale, Surrey, are an exceptional example of the Arts and Crafts movement.Depicting the Annunciation, the Benedictine, and the Gospels, the murals also feature local scenes. Kitty, or Eleanor Catherine Wallace Milroy, lived locally in Farnham until 1920.Some of the murals were last restored in the 1940s. It remains a mystery as to where Kitty trained, who commissioned, and who paid for the murals between 1911 and 1920.Experts now believe the works of art to be of “national significance” due to their quality and their place within the development of women’s art. Mural conservationists Stephen Rickerby and Lisa Shekede praised the works, which also echo contemporary Symbolist paintings.Lesley Crawley, vicar of St Mark’s, said: “The church is a place of restoration and we are delighted that we get to play a part in the physical restoration of this beautiful artwork.“Although it is of national significance, the local story is compelling and so many people have some connection to the mural, whether the painter or the models.“St Mark’s is already a place to explore creativity with services where art and craft is available and online with monthly art at St Mark’s.“We run a popular Lockdown Art Club and before the pandemic we ran regular art sessions where anyone could come and create.“We also want to explore the benefits of art and craft for mental health, linking in with the local community center and mental health charities in Farnham and Aldershot.”Read the full article here. 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