¿Son las iglesias, lugares sagrados, fácil blanco de los ladrones?

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Photo/Ryan DeLoach[Episcopal News Service] El “robo de iglesias” en Google y otros motores de búsqueda arroja una tendencia en aumento.Robos recientes de cableado eléctrico de cobre, principalmente de unidades de aire acondicionado que se encuentran al descubierto, así como otros casos, menos frecuentes, de allanamientos, robo a mano armada y desfalco, le han enseñado una dolorosa lección a funcionarios de la Iglesia: que aún los lugares sagrados pueden ser fácil blanco de ladrones experimentados.El problema es que muchos funcionarios eclesiales desprevenidos no suelen pensar en medidas de seguridad, ni en que ellos pueden resultar víctimas de un robo, hasta que lo son.La iglesia episcopal de San Felipe [St. Philip’s] en Nueva Orleáns fue víctima de los ladrones de cableado de cobre, no una vez sino dos veces, el año pasado, según contó el Rdo. Steve Craft, rector de la misma.“Primero se robaron los cables de cobre de la unidad de aire acondicionado de la oficina”, dijo Craft en una reciente entrevista telefónica desde su oficina.“Cuando fuimos a trabajar creímos que la unidad necesitaba recargarse, ya que tal cosa sucede de vez en cuando. Eso ocurrió un viernes. El domingo alguien vino y me dijo “¿Sabe que falta el tubo de cobre de la unidad de aire acondicionado?”Una semana después los ladrones volvieron, esta vez se robaron el cableado de cobre de una unidad de aire acondicionado de la escuela. “Volvieron en medio de la noche”, señaló Craft. “En el transcurso de una semana, habíamos sufrido daños por valor de unos $10.000. Incluso se llevaron el bombillo de la lámpara de seguridad de los edificios de la escuela”.Las clases de preescolar tuvieron que cancelarse durante más de una semana porque “uno no pude tener niños dentro con calor”, explicó Craft.Cuando las autoridades locales le dijeron que “la cantidad de dinero que [los ladrones] obtendrían de la venta de ese cobre era de entre $100 a $150, en tanto habían causado daños por valor de $10.000”, él colgó un cartel que decía: “si necesita dinero, toque a la puerta, por favor”.“Preferiría darle a alguien los $100 que pasar por todo este rollo otra vez”, dijo él.La cobertura del seguro amortiguó algunas de las pérdidas y la iglesia ha tomado algunas medidas preventivas, tales como aumentar la iluminación alrededor de la propiedad y restringir el acceso al estacionamiento. Ahora están haciendo una recaudación de fondos para comprar coberturas protectoras para las unidades de aire acondicionado, pero en tiempos económicamente difíciles los dólares escasean y la iglesia aún no ha recobrado el número de miembros que tenía antes del huracán Katrina, admitió Craft.Él teme que los ladrones puedan volver otra vez. “Puede que ocurra de nuevo en cualquier momento. Sólo esperamos haber resuelto todo antes de que eso pase”.La ordalía llegó a ser “todo un desastre por un poquito de dinero”, añadió Craft. “Es una cosa muy triste cuando la gente cree que tiene que profanar una iglesia o cualquier otro edificio, y causar tanto estrago por tan poquito dinero. En verdad es sorprendente, y no en el mejor sentido”.No es sólo un problema en Estados Unidos. Los ladrones de metales de unidades de aire acondicionado también constituyen un reto para la Iglesia de Inglaterra, y tanto que el Rvdmo. John Hind, obispo de Chichester, sacó el tema a relucir el 6 de febrero en una reunión de la Cámara de los Lores.Al intervenir a favor de una enmienda que le otorga a los agentes del orden el derecho a entrar en los depósitos de chatarra para determinar si los metales se obtuvieron ilegalmente, Hind dijo que “en el año [transcurrido] del 2010 al 2011, los ladrones de iglesias aumentaron en un tercio, dando lugar a una pérdida para la Iglesia de 4,5 millones de libras [esterlinas] (alrededor de 7 millones de dólares), en ese solo año”.En enero, Theresa May, secretaria del Interior de Gran Bretaña, anunció que aumentarían las penas por el robo de metales y las transacciones ilegales en efectivo que tienen lugar en los depósitos de chatarra.La diócesis de Manchester acogió con beneplácito la medida. En una declaración que se publicó en su página web, Anne Sloman, presidente del Consejo de Catedrales y Edificios Eclesiales de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, expresó: “La Iglesia ha hecho campaña durante mucho tiempo a favor de una ley que ilegalice las transacciones en efectivo de la chatarra. Seguimos siendo víctimas del robo del plomo de diez techos de iglesias por día, y todos las armas que el gobierno y la policía puedan usar para ayudarnos a combatir este delito se apreciaría enormemente”.Del mismo modo, la agencia de seguros de la Iglesia [Church Insurance Agency Corp.], que ampara aproximadamente al 86 por ciento de las iglesias episcopales en seguros inmobiliarios y de accidentes, informa que el robo de cobre se ha cuadriplicado en los últimos tres años. Los ladrones con frecuencia se dirigen a los techos, las canaletas y las unidades de aire acondicionado y, en algunos casos, las construcciones nuevas, según Nancy Fisher, portavoz [de esta agencia].Mike Marino, vicepresidente de reclamaciones inmobiliarias y de accidentes dijo que la agencia “colaborará con las iglesias si tienen preguntas que hacer sobre algún tipo de prevención de riesgos.“Muchísimas iglesias han discutido entre sí y con sus feligreses acerca de estos problemas”, dijo Marino en una entrevista reciente desde su oficina. “Por ejemplo, en las unidades de aire acondicionado, puede buscarse la ayuda de un contratista o de alguien de la parroquia que sepa de construcción de cercas y de unidades que pueda resultarle más difícil o imposible a alguien desarmar [la unidad] y llevarse el metal”.El Grupo de Pensión de la Iglesia también ofrece materiales para ayudar a las congregaciones a evaluar sus necesidades de control de riesgos.‘La llamada de las 4:00 A.M. a la que todo sacerdote le teme’De manera semejante, la iglesia de San Pablo y Santiago [St. Paul and St. James] reforzó su sistema de seguridad luego de ser víctima de actos vandálicos y de allanamientos el año pasado, según contó su rector, el Rdo. Alex Dyer.Además de robarse una cruz y un candelabro que databa de principios del siglo XX, Dyer dijo que un aspecto perturbador del incidente fue “que destrozaron una Biblia y todos los sitios sagrados fueron profanados o agredidos”, incluso los vitrales, dando lugar a que él hiciera un llamado de perdón para el perpetrador.“Recibí esa llamada de las 4 A.M. a la que todo sacerdote le teme. Mi primera idea fue, ¿quién querría robar en una iglesia? recordaba Dyer, de 32 años, durante una reciente entrevista telefónica desde su oficina. “Pero sospecho que se está convirtiendo en un hecho corriente”.La iglesia había tomado algunas precauciones para proteger el espacio de las oficinas, pero no el santuario, agregó. “La gente creía que las computadoras de la oficina serían un objetivo bastante común, pero en esta iglesia -como en muchísimas otras- se pensaba ¿quién querría agredir a la iglesia? De modo que no teníamos allí ningún detector de movimientos”.Después de su llamado público al perdón, devolvieron la cruz y el candelabro. No obstante, la iglesia consultó a una firma de seguridad privada de la localidad y “desde entonces hemos hecho una gigantesca mejora en nuestro sistema de seguridad. Instalamos más detectores de movimiento, bandas magnéticas de contacto en las puertas y un perfeccionamiento [del sistema de seguridad] en torno a la iglesia en general. Esta es la época en que vivimos, pero estamos tratando de ser astutos como serpientes y mansos como palomas, para citar a Jesús”.Con posterioridad, él llevó a cabo una liturgia, tomada del Libro de Oficios Ocasionales, para la restauraciones de cosas profanadas, “no es un oficio que uno quisiera tener que hacer”, apuntó Dyer, pero añadió que, si bien el siente que la iglesia está mejor protegida, “ningún lugar está realmente protegido. Uno hace lo que puede, básicamente, pero nada es perfecto”.Una lección aprendida a punta de pistolaEl Rdo. Chad Lawrence, sacerdote asociado de la iglesia parroquial de Santa Elena [St. Helena’s] en Beaufort, Carolina del Sur, aprendió esa lección a punta de pistola.“Estaba ensayando mi sermón la noche del sábado el pasado 25 de junio. Eran aproximadamente las 8:30 P.M. cuando cerré la iglesia, apagué las luces y me dirigí a la oficina para tomar las llaves de mi auto”.Un hombre saltó de los arbustos cercanos a la iglesia y le puso a Lawrence una pistola en la cabeza y lo amenazó de muerte. Le quitó el reproductor MP3 y le exigió que le diera su billetera y las llaves del auto.El ladrón obligó a Lawrence a entrar en la oficina para coger la billetera y las llaves, lo ató y “se subió encima de mí y me dijo ‘quiero matarte ahora mismo. Dame tres razones por las cuales no debería matarte. Nadie me vería”.“Le dije, ‘tengo una esposa y tres hijos a quienes quiero mucho. Estoy aquí haciendo la obra de Dios y si tú me matas, tendrás que rendirle cuentas a él’”, replicó Lawrence, que es hijo de Mark Lawrence, el obispo de la diócesis de Carolina del Sur.“Me mantuve orando todo el tiempo”, recordaba Lawrence, de 37 años, durante una reciente entrevista telefónica desde su oficina. “Uno empieza a preguntarse, en qué momento empiezas a resistir. Luego él cogió una extensión eléctrica y me ató las manos a los pies. De nuevo me puso la pistola en la cabeza y me dijo, ‘vuelvo enseguida’ y salió andando de mi oficina para el auto.“En ese momento, estaba inclinado a creer que iba a regresar”, recuerda. Luego supe que había puesto topes en todas las puertas a lo largo del camino para que no se cerraran detrás de él”.Lawrence esperó unos 15 segundos, se liberó y llamó a la policía local, que se personó en cuestión de minutos. El ladrón aún se encontraba en el auto de Lawrence, pero escapó a pie y no ha sido arrestado.Desde entonces, [la iglesia de] Santa Elena ha revisado sus medidas de seguridad “asegurándonos de que tenemos normas y hábitos y que no andamos solos en el área de la iglesia”, afirmó Lawrence. “Ponemos cámaras en ciertas zonas de mucho tránsito como un elemento disuasorio. También usamos un mando de control remoto en la puerta principal de entrada y salida, de manera que esa puerta permanezca cerrada la mayor parte del tiempo. En el pasado, de noche esa puerta permanecía abierta, se quedaba sin llave”.Un experto en seguridad recomendó que el personal -incluidos los maestros del preescolar y de la escuela diurna- no se queden en el lugar tarde en la noche o durante los fines de semana. “Estamos intentando fomentar algunos hábitos generales de seguridad”, apuntó.En consecuencia, no habrá más ensayos de sermones por la noche para Lawrence -no en la iglesia ciertamente.Él recordaba que después del shock inicial “del tipo saliendo de los arbustos pistola en mano, me sentí muy tranquilo. Era una especie de paz y calma sobrenaturales las que sentí durante todo el episodio, y que no puedo explicar de otro modo que diciendo que sabía que Dios estaba conmigo. Sabía que si iba a morir estaría con él. Esa no era mi esperanza ni mi deseo, por supuesto. Al mismo tiempo, me sentí muy expuesto y vulnerable, y en la presencia de una maldad genuina”.Después de recorrer toda una suerte de emociones, “fui capaz de orar por él”, agregó. “El proceso de perder mi billetera y de tener que pasar por el trámite de cancelar las tarjetas de crédito y de ir al Departamento de Vehículos de Motor fue muy molesto y me sentí furioso por eso, pero le hice frente. Ahora miro hacia atrás y me siento agradecido porque Dios me sostuvo y por el resultado que tuvo para mí”.‘Sólo lo que escondemos nos enferma’Un robo en la iglesia de la Santa Fe [Holy Faith Church] en Inglewood, California fue igualmente siniestro, pero más doloroso aún porque el perpetrador fue un amigo y asociado de confianza: un administrador parroquial que defalcó $400.000 de la iglesia a lo largo de un período de siete años, según la Rda. Altagracia Pérez, que ha sido la rectora durante los últimos nueve años.“Contábamos con más factores de seguridad en el lugar que los usuales”. Sólo hubo una recomendación que no se cumplió al pie de la letra. “Sí teníamos a un miembro del personal atendiendo el correo”, dijo ella durante una reciente entrevista telefónica desde su oficina.Pérez agregó que ella quería compartir con el público la experiencia del defalco en su congregación, porque espera que anime a otros a romper lo que parece ser un código de silencio, de vergüenza asociada con el hecho de resultar víctima [de un hecho como éste].“Sólo lo que escondemos nos enferma”, dijo Pérez, añadiendo que cuando compartieron su experiencia con colegas a través de la Iglesia, “no había una persona que no tuviera una historia semejante. O bien la habían experimentado directamente o conocían a alguien que había pasado por esto”.Sin embargo, “nadie quería hablar de eso”, agregó. “Incluso la policía, cuando fuimos a denunciar lo que había sucedido, ni siquiera pudieron fingir sorprenderse, aunque se sorprendieron del nivel de complejidad de nuestro caso. Me dijeron que, al menos una vez a la semana, una iglesia o una institución sin fines de lucro denuncia una experiencia semejante”.La Santa Fe, que celebró su centenario en 2011, había estado experimentando permanentes problemas económicos, tantos que, en un momento, Pérez se quedó sin paga y los feligreses aumentaron sus contribuciones para balancear los libros de la iglesia. No obstante, “parecía que nunca podíamos salir adelante”, recordaba ella. Más tarde se enteraron que era porque el administrador parroquial -que ha sido acusado y está a la espera de juicio- había creado una serie de libros falsos.“Su experiencia profesional era de bancos, finanzas y sistemas de computación, que fue lo que le permitió crear duplicados de los estados de cuenta bancarios”, explicó ella. Resumiendo, sin que Pérez y el resto de la congregación lo supieran, el administrador creó una cuenta electrónica independiente a su nombre y utilizaba los fondos de la iglesia para pagar el saldo. Cuando abría el correo, creaba nuevos estados de cuenta que omitían los registros de esas compras.Finalmente, el auditor de la iglesia entró en sospechas y decidió revisar “todos los papeles de un año entero para intentar encontrar la explicación a lo que estaba sucediendo”, dijo Pérez. Él escogió el año 2010 y “encontró un estado de cuentas sin ningún respaldo de papeles”.“Fue una locura, un golpe devastador para la iglesia”, afirmó Pérez. “Habíamos estado luchando por tanto tiempo. Él había robado de la bandeja de la ofrenda, de las cuentas de inversión, del dinero que se entregaba para dádivas, de todo”.Cuando lo confrontaron, el administrador parroquial admitió el defalco. “Era un miembro activo de la parroquia, participaba en todo, la gente confiaba en él. Cuando le pregunté cómo pudo haber hecho esto, él tampoco entendía cómo pudo haberlo hecho”, dijo ella.A ello siguió una auditoría forense, en que los miembros de la iglesia se brindaron a ayudar. Ahora bien, aun más descorazonador es que “no se ha hecho nada con el caso”. Según contó Pérez, se transfirió a la unidad de delitos mayores, “pero no hemos sabido nada. Hemos intentado saber lo que ha sucedido, pero nadie nos responde”.Aunque se pudo recuperar algún dinero a través de seguros y pólizas bancarias, ha sido una experiencia dolorosa que Pérez está deseosa de que otros eviten, si pueden aprender de lo ocurrido en la Santa Fe.Según ella, “al parecer los lugares más pequeños resultan afectados con mayor frecuencia porque carecen de los recursos humanos o de los recursos económicos para tomar las medidas adicionales que requiere la protección de las personas”, añadió ella.“Entiendo [el sentimiento de] vergüenza y de culpa” que se asocia con el haber sido víctima de algo así, “pero cuando veo la frecuencia con que ocurre y que nadie habla de estas cosas, esa tiene que ser la razón por la cual [los delincuentes] se salen con la suya. Si las personas oyeran lo que ocurrió en otros lugares, al menos les serviría de advertencia para estar alerta, para tener cuidado”.“La vigilancia es esencial al seguir las prácticas fiduciarias establecidas para seguridad fiscal de cada congregación y cada obra eclesial”, dijo a ENS J. Jon Bruno, obispo de la diócesis de Los Ángeles.“Aquí en la diócesis de Los Ángeles tenemos listos todos los procedimientos proactivos para garantizar auditorías regulares y proporcionar asesoría financiera profesional a todas las congregaciones y a otras organizaciones eclesiásticas. La situación de la parroquia de Inglewood es una claro aviso para todos de la importancia de atenerse a estos procedimientos sistemática y minuciosamente sin excepción”.Como resultado, el liderazgo de la Iglesia está más consciente y se siente más optimista respecto al futuro, añadió Pérez. “La gente se siente más en posesión de la iglesia y realmente se siente mejor sabiendo que hay una explicación para todo por lo que atravesamos.“Ha redundado en un gran cambio para la moral de la iglesia. Hay una conciencia de que Dios realmente obra con nosotros y a través de nosotros y que está realmente presente en la manera en que una crisis nos une. [Crisis] que ha descubierto dones y a personas que se han preparado para hacer cosas que nunca pensaron que harían”.—La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service y está radicada en Los Ángeles. 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Mission to Seafarers launches Corporate Partnerships Portfolio

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican mission agency Mission to Seafarers has launched a Corporate Partnerships Portfolio with suggestions for how the maritime industry can deliver on corporate social responsibility. The document also describes how the mission, and more widely the shipping community, can provide practical support for seafarers’ welfare projects around the world.The 32-page document details key areas that are vital for the operations carried out by the mission, corporate social responsibility, its network of branches, corporate partnership, and the support it receives and employee engagement. As well as these, the Corporate Paternships Portfolio offers a comprehensive guide to the work of the mission and lists a number of sponsorship and corporate partnership opportunities.“This document signals an important move to showcase the work we achieve, while at the same time raising awareness of the issues that depend on the shipping industry’s support and generosity,” the agency’s secretary general, Andrew Wright, said. “Raising funds is extremely challenging and we are deeply grateful to the support we receive in our work. Seafarers need our help. Life at sea is often dangerous and demanding. Our service to them meets a very real need and it changes thousands of lives for the better.”The Portfolio was launched at the industry’s leading global gathering Posidonia, which took place last week in Athens, Greece. The Mission to Seafarers had been chosen as the official charity for this year’s event. Posidonia director Theodore Vokos commented: “We are very happy to welcome the Mission to Seafarers as an official supported charity at Posidonia 2016 and to promote their very important work.“Seafarers are the backbone of this important industry and organisations like the Mission to Seafarers, who support them, play an essential role in assuring that shipping will continue to serve the global economy.“By supporting the mission we aim to increase awareness amongst members of the international maritime community about the issues facing seafarers. 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In Dallas, thousands seek comfort in prayerful response

first_imgIn Dallas, thousands seek comfort in prayerful response By Kimberly DurnanPosted Jul 9, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Tags July 2016 shootings Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Freda Marie Brown says: Comments (1) Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Gun Violence, Featured Events Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Photo: Diocese of Dallas[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] Thousands of people sought comfort in the Lord on Friday, July 8, at numerous prayer services offered throughout North Texas just one day after an ambush in downtown Dallas brought the city to its knees when a gunman shot 12 law enforcement officers, five of them fatally.“Our city is broken, aching and torn,” said diocesan missioner for evangelism Carrie Headington, who attended one of the services. “Today was a clarion call to action. A call to pray. A call for racial reconciliation. A call for justice and peace. A call to see the dignity in all persons. A call for the church to live fully into our mission as ambassadors for Jesus. Today is a call to love.”Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings organized an outdoor ecumenical vigil in downtown Dallas that drew hundreds of people at noontime into the Texas heat. Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House nondenominational church told the crowd to hold hands and said, “We are gathered together at Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas to pray for our city and our nation.”It was powerful to listen to civic and religious leaders speak about healing and building a more peaceful society, said the Rev. Casey Shobe, rector for Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas. He noted the importance of taking the prayer back out into the world and trying to transform society into a more peaceful world.”Many people at the event showed their support and care for the city. One man carried a sign that read, “Free Hugs,” while workers from 7-Eleven passed out free bottled water to the hot crowd on a day when the temperature neared 100 degrees. Police officers were also on hand tying navy and yellow ribbons around tree trunks in solidarity for their fallen officers.Headington, who is involved in justice and reconciliation work in the city of Dallas and with the Greater Dallas Coalition, said the prayer gatherings should serve as a springboard for reconciling action needed in the city. She is currently working with Dallas Bishop George Sumner to organize a powerful reconciliation event for the diocese in the fall.“Today’s events show that we need to have grace and love for our neighbors,” said the Rev. Keith Turberville, rector of Holy Trinity by the Lake in Heath, Texas. “Christ wants us and needs us to have big hearts opening ourselves to a wider circle. So let us all be challenged together and learn from this and may we all build a bigger neighborhood.”The Rev. Bill Cavanaugh, rector at Church of the Epiphany in Richardson, agreed. “I hope as we build bridges here we might build bridges in our parishes and we might truly begin to build that Kingdom that God desires us to experience not only as Episcopalians but as brothers and sisters throughout the world.”Several churches throughout the diocese offered prayer services including Saint Michael and All Angels, Good Shepherd in Dallas and Church of the Incarnation where the Rev. Thomas Kinkaid III asked the nearly 200 mournful who filled the pews, “how do we know God is still here?”Kinkaid, who is vice rector, pointed out that the protest was against police brutality, and began as a peaceful, respectful event. “Then the shooting started, and protesters grabbed their kids and ran for cover, police officers ran at the bullets. Doing exactly what we count on them to do each and every day, they ran toward their own danger, and for some, their own death.“How do we know God is still here? Jesus said: ‘This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’”Sumner, who is traveling to Dallas from Costa Rica, said that there is no easy answer to the crisis that Americans face. He asked that for prayers for all those who are harmed in spite of all the fault lines in our society. “May the Holy Spirit guide us all in discerning the shape of our common witness. May we all be praying for the welfare of our city and all its inhabitants. May He protect all exposed to danger in their work.”Immediately after the shooting rampage, the Rev. Oliver Lee, rector of Trinity, served in the hospitals talking to family members of a deceased officer as they absorbed the atrocity of the night and the fate of their loved-one. “As you can imagine the strain of these events have taken an unbearable toll on the families of the dead, and also on the officers, many who had been with their colleagues mere moments before, and on the community, which has borne the burden of this unimaginably tragic event,” Lee said.The need for prayer has not ceased and more events are scheduled including a diocesan-wide Requiem Mass for the Fallen and Prayer for the City of Dallas at 4 p.m., July 10 at St. Matthew’s Cathedral with Sumner as celebrant and Lee as preacher. Sumner will also attend New Millennium Bible Fellowship Praise Center with its Bishop J.L. Slater, at 10:30 a.m., July 10.Kincaid tried to put the horror of the shooting into perspective during his sermon when he said that God showed up in the brokenness. “Dallas Police Chief David Brown put it this way: ‘I’ve never been more proud of being a police officer …seeing the courage …and…grit to stay on the scene, looking for suspects, knowing that we are vulnerable.’“How do we know God is still here? Because when bullets start raining down from above, some people ran at those bullets laying down their lives for friends they didn’t know they had.”Prayer suggestions from the Rev. Oliver LeeWe request your prayers for the officers who were killed in the line of duty that their souls may rest in peace and that light perpetual would shine upon them. We request your prayers for those who were injured, that they may be healed and restored to the fullness of body, mind, and spirit. We request your prayers for the officers’ families, friends, loved ones, and co-workers, that they be comforted and strengthened, confident in God’s mercy and loving care. We request your prayers for the City of Dallas and this great nation. That from Bangor, Maine to Eureka California we may unite as a nationwide community of love, compassion and respect, and that individually and collectively, we will honor our pledge, united as “one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.” — Kimberly Durnan is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. July 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm The CHURCH needs more than prayer. The CHURCH needs repentance and conversion…a turning from the world’s way and opinion….and a turn to GOD. We have spent much time manifesting religion…but denying the power of the same. We have denied the good news to many by taking up the call of the elite..the privileged…and those who have authority and power in accordance with the world’s perception of power and authority. God is not pleased. We ignore the oppressed and marginalized because it benefits us to do so; we ignore the pain of our brothers and sisters in Jesus….because it’s too uncomfortable for us to do otherwise; we ignore the poor because we judge that they should do more (or should’ve done more) with their lives. we have an opinion, but it is our own. We judge, but we do not Love….we talk about it, but there is little to show that we get it! WE are expected to express the Spirit of Jesus in our lives….even unto death. Instead we spout our opinions and attitudes, and ways of thinking that are are our own.. We show no mercy, no compassion, no gratitude, no openness to the other; because frankly, If the truth be told…they don’t think or act like US. We do not acknowledge the reality of the Incarnation at all..that God just might be working through the other for Us!Repent…for the”Kin-Dom” of God is near.Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon your Church.Amen. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Bells toll for the dead of Aleppo

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Gavin DrakePosted Oct 24, 2016 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] A simple act of solidarity with the people of Aleppo by a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland has turned into a global initiative supported by several Anglican churches. On Oct. 12, the parish of Kallio in Helsinki, began ringing its tolling bell at 5 p.m. each evening. The tolling bell, usually rung at funerals and to mark periods of mourning, was rung to mark the thousands of people killed during the military onslaught in Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo. A social media campaign, #BellsForAleppo, encouraged other churches to join in with the initiative, culminating on Oct. 24 — United Nations Day.Full article. Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Bells toll for the dead of Aleppo The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Middle East Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

L’inauguration de Donald Trump s’achève dans la prière à la…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Le lendemain de l’investiture de Donald Trump en tant que 45e président, la Cathédrale nationale de Washington a rempli l’un de ses rôles traditionnels dans la vie des États-Unis en offrant au nouveau président Trump et à la nation une occasion de se rassembler dans la prière.Un représentant de l’Évêque Primat, l’évêque de Washington et le doyen de la Cathédrale ont conduit le service religieux auquel participaient vingt-six représentants du christianisme, de l’islam, du judaïsme, du sikhisme, du bahaïsme et du bouddhisme. De nombreux participants ont lu, chanté et prié dans la langue de leur tradition religieuse et en anglais. Quelque 1 275 invités y ont assisté. La cathédrale peut contenir 2 500 personnes.Avant le service religieux, la cathédrale a mentionné sur son site web que la liturgie était « un service interconfessionnel de prière, musique et lecture des Écritures saintes, conçu de manière à refléter la diversité de notre nation et à rappeler au président qu’il est appelé à diriger le pays tout entier et non seulement quelques-uns de ce pays ».Le service religieux s’est déroulé tandis que des milliers de personnes envahissaient Washington pour la Marche des femmes, à laquelle participaient de nombreux épiscopaliens. Des « marches sœurs » ont également eu lieu à travers le pays et dans d’autres parties du monde.Donald Trump et son groupe sont arrivés avec presque 35 minutes de retard pour le service religieux, les musiciens de la cathédrale remplissant ce temps d’attente par de la musique.Article complet en anglais. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI L’inauguration de Donald Trump s’achève dans la prière à la Cathédrale nationale 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Donald Trump, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI de Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 21, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Faith & Politics Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

Bruce Myers intronisé comme évêque anglican de Québec

first_img de Philippe VaillancourtPosted Apr 26, 2017 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bruce Myers intronisé comme évêque anglican de Québec This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Anglican Communion Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Submit an Event Listing 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Mgr Bruce Myers a officiellement été intronisé comme 13e évêque anglican de Québec le 22 avril 2017. (Présence/Philippe Vaillancourt)[Présence – information religieuse] L’intronisation du 13e évêque anglican de Québec a eu lieu le 22 avril à la cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité, dans le Vieux-Québec. En plus des gestes traditionnels posés lors de l’intronisation d’un nouvel évêque, ce sont surtout les paroles prononcées par Mgr Bruce Myers et ses invités interreligieux sur le sens de la foi dans la société actuelle qui ont retenu l’attention.Comme le veut la tradition, Bruce Myers se trouvait à l’extérieur de la cathédrale au début de la célébration tandis que l’assemblée patientait à l’intérieur. De sa crosse, il a donné trois grands coups contre la principale porte d’entrée, annonçant solennellement sa présence.Une voix a retenti en anglais dans l’enceinte de la première cathédrale anglicane construite à l’extérieur des îles britanniques. «Frère et sœurs du diocèse de Québec, notre nouvel évêque est arrivé en sa cathédrale pour y réclamer sa place parmi nous. Ouvrons-lui les portes et levons-nous pour l’accueillir!»Dans le vestibule, Bruce Myers y est allé d’un premier geste symbolique: il s’est d’abord adressé à l’assemblée en français.L’ensemble de la célébration a d’ailleurs accordé une grande place à la langue de Molière, de même qu’à l’anglais et qu’au naskapi, langue autochtone parlée dans le diocèse de Québec, qui fut notamment utilisée au moment de l’évangile.Après la lecture des certificats d’élection et d’ordination, le pasteur de 44 ans a été conduit sur sa cathèdre, où il a reçu une ovation des quelque 280 personnes qui assistaient à son intronisation.«J’ai rencontré le Christ ressuscité presque partout en parcourant notre diocèse»Dans son homélie, il a blagué au sujet de l’incrédulité des apôtres devant la résurrection de Jésus. «Ça pourrait être une fausse nouvelle», a lancé l’ancien journaliste qui couvrait la politique provinciale à l’Assemblée nationale avant de devenir prêtre. Ce n’est que plus tard, a-t-il noté, que les proches de Jésus ont cru.«Et quelle histoire: une histoire de lumière qui repousse la noirceur, de pouvoir rendu parfait par la faiblesse, d’espoir outrepassant la peur, d’amour surmontant la haine, de la vie rachetant la mort», a indiqué l’évêque, mettant en garde contre le risque d’être «blasé» par cette histoire entendue si souvent.«Ça ne serait pas honnête de ma part de me présenter devant vous ce matin et de prétendre que nous n’avons pas perdu beaucoup de choses. Il y a cent ans, le nombre de fidèles anglicans dans notre diocèse était cinq fois plus élevé qu’il ne l’est aujourd’hui. Il y a bien des raisons pour cette décroissance – plusieurs d’entre elles étant des éléments hors de notre contrôle – mais il s’agit néanmoins d’une perte. Et cela correspond à une tendance lourde au Québec.»Oui, a-t-il convenu, il s’agit d’une «perte», mais celle-ci ne doit pas avoir comme effet de faire perdre espoir.Élu évêque coadjuteur de Québec à l’automne 2015 et ordonné évêque en mai 2016, Mgr Myers a passé la dernière année à visiter les confins des 720 000 kilomètres carrés du diocèse érigé en 1793.Sa mission, a-t-il continué, est d’être le pasteur de «petites, mais ferventes communautés d’anglicans qui vivent éparpillés sur un grand territoire; prêcher, enseigner et célébrer les sacrements dans tous mes déplacements, et tenter d’encourager nos gens, où qu’ils soient, à voir – et à être – Jésus ressuscité».«Et je vous affirme que je l’ai vu. J’ai rencontré le Christ ressuscité presque partout en parcourant notre diocèse.»Il a conclu son homélie bilingue en appelant les chrétiens à aller à travers le Québec, «non pas en gémissant et en pleurant parce que les sondages nous disent que nos voisins n’ont pas la foi autant qu’avant, mais plutôt en agissant comme des témoins de Jésus-Christ – parce que, dans cette ère séculaire, l’exemple de nos vies en tant que disciples de Jésus aura plus de poids que bien des paroles que nous pourrions prononcer au nom du Christ».Bien accueilli par les autres leaders religieux de QuébecAprès la communion, le primat de l’Église anglicane du Canada, Mgr Fred Hiltz, et le métropolite de la province anglicane du Canada, Mgr Percy Coffin, ont d’abord pris la parole pour souligner les qualités du nouvel évêque de Québec, Mgr Hiltz évoquant sa «douceur d’âme».L’archevêque catholique de Québec, le cardinal Gérald Lacroix, a salué «un frère et un ami». Les deux hommes habitent à l’archevêché catholique et il leur arrive de manger et de prier ensemble. Il voit en Mgr Myers un pasteur qui poursuivra une «longue tradition de relations harmonieuses» entre les anglicans et les catholiques de Québec.«Vous qui avez été journaliste, le Seigneur vous appelle maintenant à être porteur de Bonne Nouvelle», a-t-il lancé à la blague.David Weiser, le président de la congrégation juive Beth Israel Ohev Sholom, a lui aussi pris le temps de souhaiter la bienvenue à Mgr Myers, saluant la «plénitude» des communautés de foi de Québec qui se vit dans «nos diversités».Enfin, le cofondateur du Centre culturel islamique de Québec, Boufeldja Benabdallah, a déclaré que «nous sommes tous des frères en Dieu». Il a évoqué un «pacte du cœur» avec le nouvel évêque. «La solitude d’hier, aujourd’hui je ne la sens pas du tout», a-t-il ajouté. La tuerie du 29 janvier qui a frappé la grande mosquée de Québec a en effet rapproché des fidèles anglicans et musulmans au cours des derniers mois.Des représentants de l’Église Unie du Canada et de l’Église presbytérienne ont aussi assisté à l’intronisation. Celui qui fut évêque anglican de Québec de 2009 à 2017, Mgr Dennis Drainville, n’y était pas. Il a officiellement remis sa démission le 19 avril. Son épouse, la révérende Cynthia Patterson, était toutefois présente samedi matin. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Preparing for Primates 2017: Archbishop Winston Halapua of the Church…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Primates Meeting 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Sep 28, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Winston Halapu, one of the primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, looks ahead to the 2017 Primates Meeting. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Preparing for Primates 2017: Archbishop Winston Halapua of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Primates Meeting, 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Follow social media coverage of Episcopal delegation at COP23

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopalians from across the church were in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd United Nations climate change conference, where they continued the advocacy begun at the past two gatherings.Officially known as the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Nov. 6-17 conference was an annual intergovernmental meeting to focus on global dialogue and action.No Posts!Load More Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Social Media Environment & Climate Change, Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Nov 6, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Follow social media coverage of Episcopal delegation at COP23 Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury’s relationships task group plans season of repentance…

first_img Posted Mar 23, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 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 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 Press Release Servicecenter_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop of Canterbury The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] Provisional plans for a season of repentance and prayer across the Anglican Communion next year have been put forward by the task group, which was set up after the Primates’ Meeting in 2016. The season would be launched with the publication of a specific prayer and would run from Pentecost until late in 2019.The Group, which has been meeting in London this week, said the season would focus on individual provinces week by week. Materials to support the season will be gathered and distributed by the Anglican Communion Office.Read the full article here. Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Archbishop of Canterbury’s relationships task group plans season of repentance and prayer Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Notifican a la diócesis de Rio Grande de exitoso proceso…

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Notifican a la diócesis de Rio Grande de exitoso proceso de consentimiento canónigo La consagración y ordenación del obispo electo Hunn será el 3 de noviembre AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing 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 Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Rector Collierville, TN 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN El obispo presidente y primado Michael B. Curry y el registrador de la Convención General, Rdo. canónigo Michael Barlowe, han notificado a la Diócesis Episcopal de Río Grande que el obispo electo Michael Buerkel Hunn ha obtenido la aprobación de la mayoría en el proceso de consentimiento canónigo descrito en el Cánon III.11.3.Al dar su consentimiento para su ordenación y consagración, los comités permanentes y los obispos con jurisdicción dan fe de no conocer “ningún impedimento a causa del cual” el obispo electo Hunn no pueda ser ordenado al oficio de obispo y creen que su elección se llevó a cabo en conformidad con los cánones.El Rdo. canónigo Michael Buerkel Hunn fue electo obispo el 5 de mayo. El obispo primado Curry oficiará en su servicio de ordenación y consagración el 3 de noviembre. Posted Sep 13, 2018 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more