not for featured England celebrate Ben Youngs’s try By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer In a nutshell England ruined Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day party by inflicting a 30-9 thrashing of their guests at a rain-soaked Twickenham. In a scrappy encounter in which there were numerous handling errors, England’s scrum was completely dominant over Ireland’s, and penalties resulting from it, plus a penalty try, won them the game, and saw them finish the championship in second place.Key moment The ugly side of rugby was revealed when Stephen Ferris complained to Nigel Owens that he’d been bitten by an England player in the first half. Owens stated that he’d seen bite marks on Ferris but had not seen what had occurred. He also stated that if he had seen such an offence it would have resulted in a red card. Ireland refused to comment on the incident in the post-match press conference.No 8 Ben MorganStar man England No 8 Ben Morgan was named official Man of the Match for his display, in which he fully demonstrated his power and carrying abilities. Having made his first start against Wales at Twickenham three weeks earlier, his performance has improved with each game. He is sure to have a big future in the white jersey.Room for Improvement A wet day it was but there were an astonishing number of handling errors in this match for a game at this level. And Ireland were punished with every scrum that resulted from them, whether it was in the form of a penalty try, Farrell’s boot, or Youngs’s quick tap and go which led to his try. Mike Ross was replaced by Tom Court after just 36 minutes, having suffered a crick in his neck after the first scrum, and coach Declan Kidney admitted that Ireland’s shortage of tighthead props needed addressing.Dream team? Rowntree, Lancaster & FarrellIn quotes England forwards coach Graham Rowntree: “It’s been an emotional ride over the last eight weeks but the credit goes to this group of players. I’ve never worked with such an energetic group of lads who want to do well for each other. The World Cup is now a distant memory, and England have been born again as a new team under Stuart (Lancaster.)”Ireland captain Rory Best: “There’s no hiding from it. It was a disappointing day as a front five. From the first scrum England set their stall out but our error count was unacceptable. It’s three months until we’ll get to wear an Irish jersey, for those who are lucky enough to wear one, and it will hurt for three months.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)Click here to watch highlights from the match. Top stats England kicked six penalty goals to Ireland’s three, and won 11 scrums to Ireland’s three. In fact, 24 of England’s 30 points were as a result of Ireland’s infringements in the scrum. That’s something they will want to sort out before they head to New Zealand in June.England: Ben Foden (Mike Brown 71); Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt, David Strettle; Owen Farrell, Lee Dickson (Ben Youngs 49), Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley (Lee Mears 75), Dan Cole (Matt Stevens 75), Mouritz Botha (Tom Palmer 55), Geoff Parling, Tom Croft, Chris Robshaw (capt), Ben Morgan (Phil Dowson 75).Not used: Charlie Hodgson.ScorersTries: Pen, Youngs. Con: Farrell. Pens: Farrell, 6.Ireland: Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Keith Earls, Gordon D’Arcy (Ronan O’Gara 47), Andrew Trimble (Fergus McFadden 74); Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Reddan (Tomás O’Leary 49); Cian Healy, Rory Best (capt, Sean Cronin 78), Mike Ross (Tom Court, 36), Donncha O’Callaghan (Mike McCarthy 67), Donnacha Ryan, Stephen Ferris, Sean O’Brien (Peter O’Mahony 70), Jamie Heaslip.ScorersPens: Sexton, 3.
His work rate has been questioned in some quarters, but his return to Test action dispelled a lot of doubts. A supreme performance from the Gloucester man who has Big Billy Vunipola warming the bench. Some motivator…Find out about four other players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales billed to shine in the summer tours in the July edition of Rugby World – Out now! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS SALTA, ARGENTINA – JUNE 08: England player Christian Wade in action during the First Test match between Argentina and England at Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena on June 8, 2013 in Salta, Argentina. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Peppered in Salta: Argentina were relentlessly pummelled by Ben Morgan during England’s 32-3 win over the PumasBy Alan DymockMEDIA BLACKOUT on the tours of North America, South America, Japan and South Africa from the home nations could have been an unfortunate by-product of the Lions stint Down Under. Thankfully, though, there is no repetition of the old adage from Vietnam War veterans: “You don’t know man; you weren’t there!”The men that are there have gotten plenty of coverage on these shores and already the blooding for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been forgotten about as we get properly excited about the performers abroad.Flipping brilliant: Liam Williams offloads against JapanHere are four tourists catching the eye as they catch some rays:Liam WilliamsHe may be madder than a box of rattlesnakes and just as noisy as he springs from under the lid, but it is that strike that caught the eye against Japan in Wales’ first Test in Osaka which finished 22-18 in Wales’ favour.The only Welsh try came from Williams hitting the line and throwing a perfectly weighted spin pass behind his own back off the heel of his palm as he spun. It was a beautiful turn in an otherwise claustrophobic game that the young Welsh side just about overcame. Williams was the standout performer on the day and put in a decent defensive shift with two try-saving tackles.Ian MadiganAfter launching all 15 points from the tee in Ireland’s 15-12 win over USA, Ian Madigan may now be known as the Houston Rocket.He was unflappable, despite having never hit the scoreboard before, internationally. The game itself was brusque and bruising, with the Eagles Samu Manoa and Todd Clever running amok. The latter even received a yellow card for tip-tackling human pylon Devin Toner. Madigan kept his head, though, and while Dan Biggar was claiming 14 points of his own over in Osaka, the Leinsterman may well hold the title of ‘best fly-half not in Australia’ at this point in time, if only by a post-shaving.Creative force: Winger Christian WadeChristian WadeAt points the Wade wagging at the end of last season became irritating. We all knew he could dance while surrounded by his Wasps teammates, but surely it is a leap to suggest he can do it on the international stage?Well he proved us in the irascible minority wrong, sparkling in the first half of England’s 32-3 triumph over Argentina in Salta. While some lucky English fans may have gorged on steak and wine, Wade was devouring turf. He ate up the yards on his way to creating three tries for his pals.It is lazy to compare the Wasp to the likes of Jason Robinson as he is a completely different player, but his debut excites just as much as the Whizz’s did.Ben MorganWhile Wade performed an attacking raid, Morgan was bombing the barricades. He is belligerent, but was unrelenting against the Pumas. They could barely pause for breath as the Gloucester No 8 punched again and again, carrying ball, blasting holes and dotting down for good measure.
RUGBY WORLD: Have you got any nicknames?PIRI WEEPU: My friends have always called me POW. I’m not really sure why, it’s just stuck since I was young.RW: How have you found the Aviva Premiership so far?PW: It’s cool. I didn’t really know the standard of the league before I came and it’s been good. Obviously not so much for Welsh, but we can improve.RW: Who have you been hanging with?PW: I hang out with a lot of the boys, but I do have lunch or go for coffee with Taione Vea, or I go round his place to have some kava!RW: Have you got any hidden talents?PW: Playing guitar? I will pick it up at a party if no one is playing. I play anything and try to make it work.RW: Do you have any phobias?PW: Spiders. The other night one landed on my face and I slapped myself! It fell into my bed and I jumped out.RW: Who’s the biggest joker you know in rugby?PW: It’s got to be Ma’a Nonu, he is always ‘down-towelling’ people.RW: Any pranks you can share with us?PW: Well Ma’a, Andrew Hore and I play a little game – a stupid game – at moments of big pressure. You make a circle with your forefinger and thumb, and if they don’t put a finger through the circle you get to punch them. So they’ll do it to me and I’ll say, “I’m trying to take a kick!” Hore got it at lineouts, as well.RW: Do you have any bugbears?PW: Having to repeat myself. That really pisses me off. The World Cup winner on pranks, pervs and Premiership rugby On the run: Piri Weepu has settled into life at London Welsh and in the Aviva Premiership LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Thumbs up: British entrepreneur Richard Branson would provide interesting companyRW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?PW: Richard Branson. I would just listen to his story about how to become a billionaire. Just to learn about his drive. Because that’s not normal for most people and it can inspire you.RW: Embarrassing moments on the pitch?PW: I’ve been pretty lucky, I haven’t really had any big ones.RW: Who would play you in a movie?PW: Someone short! Actually someone has played me in the movie The Kick, about Stephen Donald’s winner at the 2011 World Cup. I went to school with the guy who played me and he contacted me on Facebook. But I’ve tried not to watch the film.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?PW: To be able to cure people; to fill people with the ability to always be cured. Others only ever say, “I want to be invisible” so that they can perv!RW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?PW: Michael Jordan, Wally Lewis and Apirana Ngata. I grew up with Lewis playing league, so he’s an icon. MJ was the greatest basketball player ever and Ngata was the first Maori lawyer and politician, who did so much for Maori rights.RW: What’s the silliest purchase you’ve ever made?PW: A rugby ball. Why would I buy a ball when I could just borrow one from training?RW: What’s your guilty pleasure? PW: Everyone knows that one. People are always going on about weight issues, so it has to be food. But you know who you are and you ignore it. I just don’t pay any attention to it.This interview was published in the November 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here for the latest subscription offers.
What a view! A tree-top walk at MacRitchie Reservoir. Photo: Singapore Tourism Board Make it a long weekend Singapore-style at the sevens – you may well be astonished on and off the pitch Singapore is speckled with skyscrapers, but it’s no urban jungle. If you fancy nature, why not trek off the beaten path and enjoy the tranquility of Lower Peirce Reservoir Park? Perfect for a short trek or even a pastoral picnic for families with children.Night life: Happy hour at Potato Head Folk on Keong Siak Road. Photo: Singapore Tourism BoardOnce the final whistle’s blown on the helter-skelter rugby, you might feel the need to chill out over a tall drink and yummy dinner. Let the eclectic vibe of the charming bars, bistros and bodegas of Keong Saik Road wash over you.If witnessing a weekend of world-class rugby sevens leave you craving for yet another adrenalin rush, there’s an array of heart-pumping activities that will thrill you just as much as the on-pitch action does!The Seletar Aerospace Park must be one of Singapore’s best kept gourmet secrets. A new food enclave that offers an amazing immersion in Singapore’s colonial past, hip and chic diners will find endless Instagrammable opportunities (and many options to satisfy your craving for food) in Singapore’s north. What’s more, it is family friendly too, with an aeroplane-themed park to inspire future aviators. Park games: There’s fund to be had at Sentosa Mega Adventure. Photo: Singapore Tourism BoardBook your tickets for the HSBC Singapore Sevens right away at www.singapore7s.sg and check out more great ideas on what to do once you’re here at www.visitsingapore.comCheck in to Singapore at the end of April to enjoy the thrills and spills of the rugby. There might just be another surprise winner at the Singapore Sevens. But whatever you’re passionate about – shopping, nature, food, entertainment, or just spending quality time with your loved ones – Singapore will surprise you. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Advertising FeatureYou might think of Singapore as a little red dot on the map. With an area of just 719sqkm inhabited by less than six million people, you wouldn’t be far off the mark.Yet while Singapore may be small in size, it punches well above its weight in commerce, finance, transport, tourism, education and entertainment. An ethnically diverse nation, Singapore celebrates every faith and culture, and the sheer choice of everything on offer always surprises first-timers and returning visitors.Last year, nearly 17m people visited Singapore. One of their main reasons they flocked here was the set of sporting spectaculars that Singapore hosts. And one of those crown jewels is the HSBC Singapore Sevens, which brings 16 of the world’s best teams for two days of epic rugby. The Singapore Sevens also offers mega entertainment and is a party that you can enjoy with the whole family.Red alert: Canada won the 2017 Singapore Sevens. Photo: Rugby SingaporeThe Singapore Sevens may only have started in 2016 but in just two short years, it has become one of the key stops on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. In the past two tournaments, Kenya and Canada have emerged champions, upsetting traditional powerhouses Fiji, South Africa, England and New Zealand.Everyone loves an underdog winning, and Kenya and Canada’s Cinderella stories are now the stuff of sevens legend. But who might snatch the crown this time? Argentina? Russia? Wales? Will it be another underdog year or will the top dogs bring them to heel? All will be revealed on 28-29 April. And guess what… it is the Chinese Year of the Dog!Even if it is sport that brings you here, a sea of surprises awaits off the pitch too.
Stay up to date with the try scorer… Top Try-Scorer In The 2020 Six Nations Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Top Try-Scorer In The 2020 Six Nations Six Nations Kits What are some of the best tries scored during the history of the competition? We take a look here. What will each team wear during the 2020… Finishing Touch: Williams scores the winner in 2010 (Getty Images) Collapse Six Nations Fixtures 2022 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Expand Six Nations Fixtures 2022 The 2022 Six Nations… Expand Brian O’Driscoll v France 2001Just About: O’Driscoll squeezes the ball onto the line back in 2001 (Getty Images)Just after half-time, O’Driscoll earned Ireland a famous win thanks to a try down the left-flank.Wesley Fofana v England 2013Wesley Fofana leaves England flailing during a try-scoring run down the wing.Jacob Stockdale v Enland 2018Jacob Stockdale helps to secure Ireland a Grand Slam by scoring in the win at Twickenham – and sets a new Six Nations record with seven tries in a single championship.Stuart Hogg v Italy 2013Stuart Hogg leaves Italian defenders in his wake as he breaks from his own 22 to run the length. His score followed an interception and helped Scotland to a 34-10 victory.Dimitri Yachvili v England, 2004Dominant Display: Yachvili scored 19 of France’s 24 points in 2004 (Getty Images)Dimitri Yachvili’s solo try helps France to complete the Grand Slam v England.Tommy Bowe v Wales, 2009Tommy Bowe runs in a try as Ireland pip Wales 17-15 to seal a first Slam in 61 years.Shane Williams v Scotland, 2010Shane Williams gets the match-winner in the 82nd minute against Scotland.Cian Healy v Wales 2013Healy may have dotted the ball down but it was Simon Zebo’s skill with the boot that we all remember. A bad pass from Jamie Heaslip resulted in Zebo flicking the ball up with his left boot into his hands. A couple of phases went by before Healy scored.Notable Five Nations TriesPhillipe St Andre v England 1991Jim Calder v Wales 1989Rory Underwood v Scotland 1993Gareth Edwards v Scotland 1972Phil Bennet v Scotland 1977 Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Six Nations Greatest TriesThe biggest northern hemisphere international event that takes place every year, the Six Nations pits England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy up against one another over five weeks of action.Given the standard of player that has appeared in the tournaments, it comes as no surprise that there have been some truly incredible tries scored during competition. Here, we have taken a look at some of the greatest. In no particular order…Six Nations Greatest TriesMauro Bergamasco v Scotland 2001Unexpected Speed: Bergamasco shocked the Scots with his pace (Getty Images)Mauro Bergamasco scores after breaking from his own half against Scotland.Elliot Daly v Wales, 2017Elliot Daly gets clear of Alex Cuthbert to score England’s late match-winner in the corner in Cardiff. A sumptuous pass from Owen Farrell set up the memorable finishImanol Harinordiquy v Scotland 2011Finish the job: Harinordiquy sprints for the line after a brilliant pass (Getty Images)The move started in the French half where everything opened up for Harinordiquy after a through-the-legs pass from Francois Trinh-Duc.Chris Ashton v Italy 2011Swan dive: Ashton scores the 4th of his tries in 2011 (Getty Images)Chris Ashton brings out the ‘Splash’ for his first try in the 59-13 win v Italy. He became the first England player since 1914 to score four tries in a championship match.Sean Maitland v England, 2018Sean Maitland gets a try as Scotland lift the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 2008.Jason Robinson v France 2002Speed Merchant: Robinson leaves the men in blue behind him (Getty Images)Jason Robinson uses footwork and pace to scythe through the French defence back in 2002.Sergio Parisse v France, 2016Emotional Moment: Parisse scores his try against France (Getty Images)Sergio Parisse gets emotional after crossing the line from the back of a powerful driving maul at the Stade de France. But Italy still ended up on the wrong side of a 23-21 result.Brian O’Driscoll v France 2000Hat-trick Hero: O’Driscoll scores his 3rd try in 2000 against France (Getty Images)Brian O’Driscoll breaks clear for his third try in a famous Ireland win in Paris.Shane Williams v France 201013 points down with only a few minutes left Williams gave the Welsh hope with a stunning step and solo-try.Gethin Jenkins v Ireland, 2005Gethin Jenkins prepares to ground the ball after charging down a Ronan O’Gara kick. Wales went on to beat Ireland 32-20 to secure their first Grand Slam since 1978. Six Nations Kits
He kept his hand in by playing locally. After his college days he would be stateside for the start of MLR, signing with San Diego Legion. The game kept presenting opportunities, leading eventually to two Test caps off the bench last year, against Chile and Canada. With all that going on, talk of pads and helmets was resigned to idle musings.“The reason I didn’t explore this (side of kicking) before was that I was busy playing and coaching and then Major League Rugby was coming around,” Leader says. “I was going to become US eligible too.“There was a real, tangible pathway there for me to get back into full-time rugby again. I started to enjoy the game again so I was like, ‘You know what, I want to give this another crack because I didn’t do myself justice (before)’. So with all that going on I just didn’t do it and thankfully the rugby stuff worked out for me.“But due to Covid, again people said to try (Football kicking). So I messaged a guy who was a Football coach and said, ‘Hey, any chance you could give me a few footballs and I could give them a whack?’“I met him one day, started kicking and he said, ‘S***, you’re quite good.’ I started looking at videos online to compare myself and realised potentially there’s something here. That was only a few months ago. I just did it to scratch the itch, to be honest. It snowballed from there, to then meeting some kicking coaches who said I could probably do this.“So I was driving three hours to Connecticut to meet this kicking coach once a week, for maybe five weeks. And then to San Diego kicking at what is regarded as the number one spot for kickers in the country to be. Excuse me but I just said, ‘F*** it!’, because there’s nothing to lose. If it works, it works, and if it doesn’t I’ll at least be happy I pursued it.“And I’m kinda hooked at this stage.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When Tadhg Leader says he loves kicking, he ain’t joking.“On Christmas Day, my brother and I would go out,” he begins. “We’d get balls and tees for Christmas and go and kick. I just love it.“And I got pretty decent at it. Then when I got out to the United States, people were always telling me: ‘You should start kicking footballs’.”And so, in the midst of a global slowdown thanks to Covid-19, that is exactly what the Connacht product began exploring. And then, with his Boston Free Jacks colleagues waiting to see how the next Major League Rugby season can be mapped out, the twice-capped Eagle headed for sunny San Diego for a few weeks, to hoof pig skins and try to catch the eye of American Football recruiters.Related: Who has the most beautiful kick in world rugby?It was not a straight shot to get to that point. Stories like this tend to meander.Leader, by his own admission, fell out of love with rugby a few years back. After leaving Connacht in 2014, he would spend a short time in Boston and then briefly in the Italian game, before injury slammed him. Having never really fancied academics much, he did something out of character: he took a leap to move to the States long-term, to “the back arse of nowhere” in Missouri, to study at Lindenwood University.Having seen some of the real world (albeit through the prism of full-time rugby) but still a young man, he thrived at college.However, he was meant to play collegiate rugby when complications arose. Their system would not allow him to take to the field, due to his professional history. And so he began coaching. He realised he adored it. His rugby fire was rekindled. “I am 100% prepared to travel. When I came out to San Diego I decided I had to, to learn, so I said to my girlfriend, ‘Listen, I’ll see you in a week or two, we’ll see where this goes.’“I’m (travelling big distances) already and that’s on my own dime, trying to spend it and learn. So if a team was to give me a buzz, that would be a no-brainer for me. I’m 28, which is obviously a bit older, but in terms of kicking it’s not a big deal.“Interestingly, I was out learning with a guy called John Carney and he kicked in the NFL for 23 years. He went well into his 40s so he’s like the guru of kicking. So it’s cool to be exposed to all of this.”Leader has clocked up plenty of miles in this time. Contributing in rugby coaching as well as squeezing in Football practices, he has built a good life for himself in Boston. He loves the idea of contributing more for the Eagles national team and also manages to fit in online work for a Masters degree. It’s worth noting that Leader says he has the blessing of the Free Jacks and he concedes that “it’s a pretty unique time that I can drop everything and do this”.Team effort: The Free Jacks in action, 2020 (Getty Images)When told that he sounds like one of those players who hates sitting still, he replies that when he was in Ireland, his life was largely about rugby and nothing else. Now, when he talks to pals who are in and out of Pro14 sides, as good as it sounds, he has come to realise that there is a wider world out there and he would like to see as much of it as possible.Related: What it’s like to own an MLR rugby teamAs for MLR’s Boston side, he can see the power of bringing a multicultural group together, with Japanese international Kensuke Hatakeyama set to rub shoulders with New Zealand sevens cap Beaudein Waaka, Scotland cap Dougie Fife, Tonga’s Jack Ram and a sprinkling of South Africans amongst the US lads.It’s great to be able to return to the group if there are no NFL takers, and he can see the hard work going in to build the club’s identity. Of course, there are no guarantees for 2021. As with the game all over the world, we hope.All he can do is keep totting up the kicks – with the helmet on or not – and enjoy the journey. He is keen to kick on. On the bus: Leader on International duty (Inpho)There is a familiar flight path for any American youth hoping to ascend into the NFL. But for the outsider, it’s more awkward.Leader was told the first hurdle for him would be finding an agent to represent his interests. But after sending a few videos of his kicking out into the world, he was suddenly getting calls. He treated it as positive affirmation, and so he settled for a representative who already had a few interested parties. And there may be a few options as, with the NFL rules, there are exemptions on extra places in practice squads for foreign talent.In Covid times, though, getting into NFL facilities for a trial is tougher. Leader has willingly jetted across the country from his New England base and back and will have to be prepared to do more of that in the future, should the demand for his services climb.The NFL is attritional and there is a lot of horse-trading at the best of times anyway. Now in pandemic days, Leader says, you are only allowed five free agents in the building at any time, trying out. So it becomes a very selective process and in reality, kickers rarely get banged up. Yet the positivity has spurred the fly-half on.He adds: “I’m hoping, potentially after Covid and when the (NFL) season ends and dormant players leave the building, there will be more opportunities to get myself in a facility and kick in front of them. Test run: Tadhg Leader with the USA Eagles, 2018 (Inpho) 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. The Connacht-reared fly-half has been training with American Football coaches
Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN 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 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 Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Randy Callender (Diócesis de Pensilvania Central); Cookie Cantwell (Diócesis del Este de Carolina), el Rev. Earl Gibson (Diócesis de Los Ángeles), Jane Gober (Diócesis del Río Grande), el Rev. Francisco Morales (Diócesis de Puerto Rico) y Jay Phillippi (Diócesis del Occidente de Nueva York. El Rev. Shannon Kelly (Diócesis de Sur de Ohio) es el capellán del grupo.Para obtener más información comuníquese con Skov al 646-242-1421 o [email protected]íquese con EpiscoYouthBlog: http://episcoyouthministry.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/official-youth-presence-class-of-2012/Página en Facebook de la Juventud Episcopal: http://www.facebook.com/episcoyouthJuventud Episcopal en Twitter Feed: #EpiscoYouthEn inglés: http://bit.ly/I6tqmp Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Se anuncian los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Apr 12, 2012 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release
The intersection of faith, the Episcopal Church, and politics Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls October 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm From my experience I believe the role of the Church in the political process, is to assist people to discern the right course of action that will provide and do the greatest good for the greatest number of persons. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Rev. Canon George I. Chassey says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Nellwyn Beamon says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Rector Belleville, IL Comments (7) Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 October 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm I too find it Disgusting when We as a Captive audienceMust listen to the Father’s Political Left wing Bias Views.During 2016 which has carried over to now hate for the presentAdministration in Power..Makes you stay away from church..I get my political news from other sources ..NotChurch…I go to worship my Lord…But if I am madeAngry it is best to stay home and stop all contributions to the Church.. Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 October 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm I grew up Roman Catholic. For most of my life they never told you who to vote for, but now they do. Just recently a bishop told his diocese that if they supported the President they should refrain from receiving communion. I left the RC church six years ago for reasons such as this. I like being Episcopalian, but I go to church to listen to the Word and receive Jesus in Holy Communion. I don’t care to listen to politics at church, I get enough of that everywhere else. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Betsy Awsumb says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, 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 By Pat McCaughanPosted Oct 11, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Featured Events February 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm Certainly the church should not be demanding or even prescriptive regarding precisely who or what political platform is the ‘right’ one. On the other hand it seems to me from reading the Bible that the church has the obligation to convey to its people the need for those people to be well informed, considerate and deliberate when making choices – and how the Bible speaks to those choices. In other words, to be ‘wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’Having spent the 1990’s in South Africa, it was inspiring to see and hear religious leaders like Desmond Tutu speak adamantly and frankly about the sinful, damaging former political system known as apartheid. Was Tutu’s commentary against apartheid supported by scripture? I’m sure most of us would agree it does. So is there nothing else that the Bible might comment on relevant to the society in which we live that could be construed as political? F. William Thewalt says: Rector Washington, DC October 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm I don’t attend church to hear a political message from the pulpit. I am disgusted when it happens. Unfortunately the Episcopal church has a strong liberal/progressive/Democrat bias and those who speak from the pulpit only have that voice. As an economic conservative, I feel betrayed by such clergy. Ordination does not confer rights of superiority in political thought.F. W. Thewalt Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN October 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm What an amazing concept…the church as a safe place for civil discourse. That’s a terrific idea! H M Holcomb says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Faith & Politics Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Cliff Buckwalter says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Norman Cooper says: Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] By some accounts, at least 1,500 preachers in a variety of denominations across the nation deliberately defied federal tax rules Oct. 7 by backing political candidates from the pulpit.And then there was the Rev. Canon Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, who defied the defiers from his own well of experience.“Pulpit Freedom Sunday” is a four-year-old effort by the Alliance Defending Freedom to provoke a trial in order to challenge the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) codes prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates.Bacon, whose church successfully fended off a 2004 Internal Revenue Service challenge to its own tax-exempt status, called Pulpit Freedom Sunday “an ill-conceived movement confusing pulpit freedom with partisan politics.”“Preachers who tell you for whom to vote and who become instruments of partisanship have thus relinquished their freedom to evaluate prophetically all candidates and all parties using the plumb line of the house of love,” said Bacon in remarks posted on YouTube.Others who spoke with the Episcopal News Service about the intersection of faith, God and politics agreed that the church’s role must be prophetic, not partisan.Mary Getz said the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and the Episcopal Public Policy Network, for which she is grassroots and online communications officer, help “Episcopalians stay active in our nation’s democratic process by providing them with current information about legislation that stands before Congress and about related General Convention resolutions.“In an election year, we remind, encourage, and support full voter participation,” she said in an e-mail to ENS.For example, a ballot question in Maryland calls for repeal of the state’s new DREAM Act that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. “The Episcopal Church passed a resolution this summer supporting DREAM Act legislation, so we will highlight this when we send voting reminders to EPPN members in Maryland,” said Getz.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told ENS that “Jesus was deeply concerned with political processes in his own day, challenging people around him as well as the Roman and religious governments about injustice, violence, and exploitation.”“Our task as Christians is always to explore how the political processes and decisions before us can help or hinder the coming of the Reign of God in our midst,” she added. “Does a tax proposal seem to care for ‘the least of these’? Does a policy decision mean greater justice for the ‘little ones’? Does one candidate seem to have a greater interest than another in the primary issues of justice that Jesus spoke most about?”And while people of good faith “may come to different conclusions about any such question” the quality of the dialogue and the way it is conducted must also be taken into account, the presiding bishop said.The Rev. Bob Massie said faith inspired his candidacy and the way he organized political campaigns, for Massachusetts lieutenant governor in 1994, and for the U.S. Senate two years later. He decided to run for office, partly because “the public conversation was so bleak and pessimistic … [and] about welfare, taxes, not about the possibility of what people could do together in community.”“To my surprise I won the Democratic primary” for lieutenant governor, Massie said during a recent telephone interview, but he was defeated in the general election. He dropped out of the Senate race.Still active as a priest, he currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the New Economics Institute, a Barrington, Massachusetts think-tank whose mission is to advance a just and sustainable economy.Faith meant, for him, no negative campaigning or personal attacks on opponents. Which is different to telling the truth, he said.“If I pointed out that Congress, and particularly the House of Representatives controlled by the Republican Party, was trying to deny health insurance for 50 million Americans, some people might experience that as a negative comment,” he said. “But it’s a true comment. Part of my responsibility as a citizen and as a candidate was to talk about what was true, but I didn’t believe in attacking anyone else on personal basis.”What is not appropriate, he said, is for clergy to avoid public issues.“We live in a world that remains grotesquely unjust and controlled by powerful forces we need to expose,” he said. “Secondly, we are on the path to destroying the planet and generations that follow will wonder why people of faith didn’t rise up to object to this slow-motion self-destruction. It is a critical part of one’s faith and of any Christian community to take public issues seriously, to engage them, to discuss them in the light of the Gospel and then to act on them.”Given the complexity of local politics in Baraboo, Wisconsin, however, Stephanie Seefeldt and her husband Scott, the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, have made “a clear commitment to not getting into any political conversations that could lead people to think one thing or another about us and/or our church” because of the complexity of local politics, she said in an e-mail to ENS.The congregation’s political opinions run the gamut from ultra conservative to ultra liberal, she added. “My favorite image is that of the Prius covered in Obama stickers parked next to the Expedition with the ‘how’s that hope and change thing workin’ out for ya?’” she said.Still, her husband “works very hard to raise the level of discourse from the pulpit, and does a great job of it, so that what he challenges our congregation to do is to honor Christ and one another, no matter the political persuasion.”Bishop Alan Scarfe of the Diocese of Iowa agrees that the church’s ability to have “a grace-filled conversation” can offer free and safe discussions about political issues, he said in a recent telephone interview with ENS.Iowa’s system of caucusing means “you go to a local school and you’re all pushed together in a big crowd, Republicans and Democrats all together,” he said. “You’re pushing down the corridor to go to the Democratic caucus and you’re pushing past your neighbor who’s going to the Republican caucus and you’re saying, ‘Hey Joe. How are you?’ There’s no hiding.”A priest he knows called this “the most divisive election she’s ever experienced in her congregation among her own people,” Scarfe said. “I wonder if she’s attempted to say, ‘let’s sit down and have a conversation and set some rules and be civil and do it under the shadow of the cross and in the spirit of the reconciling God.’”He envisions a gathering where “you’d have people who are Romney supporters and Obama supporters within a given congregation talking together about what is a fair and just budget, with perhaps some leadership from pastors and priests that can lead into some biblical searches. You can do the same for one’s nation’s place regarding security and interdependence globally, all these things.“We can use the church as the place where people live a reconciled life and through the safety of that reconciled life they can talk to each other about these things that are most important. We can put some human face on issues, because it is your neighbor, and hopefully there is some way you can humanly appreciate the other person just beyond their politics.”For Nancy Frausto, 29, a “DREAMer” in the Diocese of Los Angeles faith is absolutely the jumping off place for politics.DREAMers qualify for benefits under the Development, Relief and Education for Minors or DREAM Act, which provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth who meet certain criteria.For Frausto, faith means siding with the candidate who is “talking to the real people down here in the streets, the working class, all of us who are struggling.“We are here on earth to look after one another, to take care of the poor, to be there for the orphan and the widow … the voiceless,” she said.“I have been so frustrated because I’ve never been able to vote and I have friends who are citizens who’ve never voted at all. You may think your vote doesn’t count but you are willingly letting people take your voice away, take away your rights. As people of faith, we need to stand up and make our voices heard.”U.S. Democratic Representative Bradley Miller of North Carolina told ENS that throughout his political career he has tried to behave ethically and faithfully, but acknowledged that what Jesus would do isn’t always all that clear.“It is hard to take from our faith a sense of confidence that we really do know exactly what the Lord would command on really detailed issues,” the former Episcopalian turned Roman Catholic said during a recent telephone interview from his Washington, D.C. office.“Faith teaches humility that we should recognize and understand the limitations of human knowledge and, guided by charity or Christian love, try to apply that as best we can. Then, we are acting as best we can on our faith,” said Miller. His district was divided up through reapportionment; he is not seeking re-election.The Rev. John Danforth, an Episcopal priest and Missouri Republican, who retired in 1994 after serving three terms in the U.S. Senate, agreed. “One of the dangers is when people who are in politics purport to speak for God, or to say that their political positions are God’s positions, because they’re not,” Danforth told ENS.“We have a candidate in Missouri for the U.S. Senate, Todd Akin, who has become very famous nationally for his comments about abortion,” Danforth added. “He would say yes, that it’s God’s will that he’s the candidate. I think his reading of God’s will would not be mine. I think that’s a claim that’s dangerous to make.”Rather, politics is “a balancing of interests, meaning there are all kinds of peoples and groups asking the question ‘what’s in it for me?’,” he said.“Religion does offer into this political world of self-interest a second question which is, is there something beyond yourself, something that you want to serve beyond your own interests? That’s an important message in politics and it’s not heard today.”He added that “the prophetic message of the church should be precisely against the claim that one position or set of positions is the religious position. Because in reality, everything is debatable in politics, and everything is up for compromise or else it’s just going to be gridlock, which is the current situation we now have and have had for the last decade or so.”Politics is a business of struggle, Danforth said. “It’s ambiguity and it’s different people with different positions and how do you hold them together. By the way, that’s a very religious undertaking, isn’t it, simply to hold things together?”The Rev. John Forney, an Episcopal priest since 1985, and a chapter organizer for Progressive Christians Uniting in Los Angeles, said that faith informs everything we do, from budgets that serve as moral documents to “how we treat other people and being a community that is life-giving.“Essentially, our national life is our national community, a community that invests in people, is safe for people, those kinds of communities reflect our religious values,” he said.He cited the criminal justice system as an example. “We are bound to do better than locking up 60 percent of minority youth for crimes white kids would never get locked up for,” said Forney, who is white. “When you do this it diminishes their ability for the rest of their life to be productive citizens. Our faith values say that we mustn’t throw away people. There are no throwaways, no 47 percent here. God loves everyone here and we must love everyone and do by them what God does by them.”Mixing partisan politics and religion only makes religion the loser, he added. “Sure, the church needs to say something about politics. But we don’t need to be backing candidates.”An explanation from the Pew Forum on Religion and Politics of the 2012 IRS rules on political activity by religious organizations is here.–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. October 25, 2012 at 10:30 am I find it frustrating that folks who don’t want to mix faith and politics automatically take justice issues and classify them as politics. We are supposed to be about justice. Jesus was about justice. We are poor excuses for His followers if we refuse to do justice because of a misguided sense of “it’s politics.”
Hydroelectric projects to blame for Brazil flooding, primate says Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 By ACNS staffPosted Feb 25, 2014 Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Episcopal Church of Brazil has blamed hydroelectric projects for major flooding that has left people isolated without access to food, water or medical supplies.The Most Rev. Francisco de Assis da Silva, also bishop of Santa Maria diocese, wrote to supporters asking for international prayer and local help for those affected by flooding in Rondônia.“The river Madeira rose up to 17 meters above normal,” he said. “This flood has been tagged as the [worst] flood in the last 70 years…Our Anglican community in Porto Velho (capital city) share with us information that families are isolated with no food or supplies and no possibility to be attended by doctors. There are no more routes. The water took over.”The primate blamed the flooding, which has been declared a national emergency, on hydroelectric projects that affect the flow of the rivers.He added that such disasters can be prevented.Read the full letter below translated from the original Portuguese:“Sisters and Brothers,We share our deep concern about the serious situation of the people in Rondônia following the floods last week. The river Madeira rose up to 17m above normal.This flood has been tagged as the biggest flood in the last 70 years. It has caused lots of damage and loss for the people. Many had nowhere else to go and the economy in the region has been severely affected.Our Anglican community in Porto Velho (capital city) have shared with us that families are isolated with no food or supplies and no possibility to be attended by doctors. There are no more routes. The water has taken over. The families and their children are isolated because of it. Hunting and fishing are compromised. Our Anglican Mission Moriá, with 36 families, live along the bank of the Rivers Garça and Candeias and they are dangerously affected too.I call all our Church to pray for the region and the people in that situation and, where it is possible to collect food supplies, clothes and medicines, to help the families [with these]. I make an appeal also to our international partners to support these initiatives of emergency aid via our Provincial Office and by being in contact with our local leaders in Porto Velho (Capital City of Rondonia), where we are present in two communities.Unfortunately [such disasters] are becoming usual each day in our country. The big hydroelectrics projects are responsible for deeply damaging our rivers, causing changes to their natural pluvial flux. And we all know this is absolutely possible to prevent. Our prayers go out to our sisters and brothers in this part of the missionary district.As the one responsible for taking care of this flock, I offer my full solidarity to the riverside people and the solidarity of all our Church!In the love of Christ++ Francisco de Assis da SilvaPrimaz do Brasil e diocesano em Santa Maria” Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
Advocacy Peace & Justice, Posted Nov 25, 2015 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL 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 Featured Events Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Archbishop in Jerusalem shares Christmas Message, Litany for Peace New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Middle East [Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] The Most Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, has issued his 2015 Christmas message and encourages the use of a Litany for Peace in the Holy Land. The message and the litany follow.Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,I write this message from the Holy City of Jerusalem to wish you a peaceful Advent, as we journey together towards the Incarnation in a stable in Bethlehem.The message of the Prince of Peace is dear to us, and so important for us to meditate and reflect on throughout our earthly pilgrimage. In this Diocese, I have called all to reflect on their ministries, recognizing that situations are not easy: In Syria people face extraordinary difficulties. We have had to close our church – I hope temporarily – in Damascus. In Jordan the church’s understanding of hospitality – as throughout Europe and the world – is challenged in welcoming the refugee: to welcome the stranger is to welcome Christ in our midst (Matt. 25:35). In Lebanon we are challenged again to respond with compassion in the wake of horrific violence in November. And in Palestine and Israel, we are called daily to seek and pray for peace between Palestinian and Israeli.Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ, when we ready ourselves for His presence revealed in the world. The Prince of Peace teaches us to serve and shows us that through the Holy Spirit we must not give up hope when things seem hopeless; that in the face of violence we must not be tempted to hate, but that we must have compassion. The Prince of Peace shows us what healing is, between neighbors and between communities. I pray daily for those who grieve, that the Holy Spirit, the comforter (John 14.26), may grant them solace and healing in their hearts.As part of our discipline of prayer here in Jerusalem, we have invited our friends, far and near, to use at the beginning of Advent and on Christmas Eve a special litany, which is set out below. This litany was written as the troubles here in Jerusalem escalated and I believe can be used in this Diocese and adapted for other places where there is conflict, pain and suffering.I pray that God is with you, your families and your friends this Advent and Christmastide that He may inspire you in your ministry, wherever that may be. May Christ sow a seed of love in your heart that pours out in abundance (2 Cor.9.6) through your life.Grace and Peace,The Most Revd Suheil S. DawaniAnglican Archbishop in JerusalemBishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem & the Middle EastA Litany for Peace in the Holy LandThis litany has evolved out of prayers said daily in the Cathedral Church of St George-the-Martyr, Jerusalem, as a result of the tensions, violence, paranoia and fear that has swept through Jerusalem and is continuing to affect the entire region since October 2015.O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,All Have mercy upon us.O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,All Have mercy upon us.O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,All Grant us your peace.Lord, have mercy.All Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Heavenly Father, we thank you for the birth in Bethlehem of the Word made flesh, your Son, Jesus Christ; who dwelt among us full of grace and truth.For your love and your goodnessAll We give you thanks, O GodWe thank you for his life; his death here in Jerusalem as he carried our sins and suffering, and for his glorious Resurrection in which he gave us new life with him.For your love and your goodnessAll We give you thanks, O GodWe thank you for entrusting to us the ministry of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace-making for the healing of your creation.For your love and your goodnessAll We give you thanks, O GodWe pray for all victims of bloodshed, violence, and persecution. We especially pray for all in danger and those fleeing persecution in the Holy Land, and throughout the Middle East.Lord, hear our prayerAll And let our cry come unto youWe pray for all who grieve for those they have loved and lost as a result of violence, particularly those grieving in Palestine and Israel.Lord, hear our prayerAll And let our cry come unto youWe pray for the Holy Spirit to guide all leaders, especially on those who lead the peoples in the Land of the Holy One, the United Nations and upon all in authority, so Your people may seek ways of peace and justice.Lord, hear our prayerAll And let our cry come unto youHeavenly Father, we praise and glorify you. You are our only refuge in a troubled world.Lord, hear our prayerAll And let our cry come unto youThe Lord be with you.All And also with you.Let us pray.All Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to us and the people of all the nations a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that all of your people may use their liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advent, Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16