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first_imgMensaje de la Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre la Convención General Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC 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 an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [2 de agosto de 2012] “Salimos con abundante esperanza, mejor disciplina para trabajar juntos y con socios más allá de esta Iglesia, para nuestra razón fundamental de ser, el compromiso con la misión de Dios”, la Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori, afirma en su mensaje a la Iglesia acerca de la 77ma Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, celebrada en julio en Indianápolis, IN.Mensaje a la IglesiaLa Convención General que se celebró en julio en Indianápolis ofreció respuestas nuevas y creativas a la llamada del evangelio en nuestro tiempo. Oímos respuestas cordiales y pastorales a problemas polarizantes, así como una nueva honradez acerca de la necesidad de un cambio.La Convención General trató una serie de cuestiones importantes que afectarán, en el futuro, la vida y el testimonio de esta Iglesia durante años, y que incluyen muchas más cosas más allá de lo que usted haya oído en las noticias. La forma en que trabajamos juntos también representó una nueva realidad, trabajando para adaptarnos de manera más creativa a nuestra diversa naturaleza como Iglesia.Es esa forma de compromiso creativo la que a la larga será la más transformadora de la Iglesia Episcopal y en el mundo más allá de ella. Tema tras tema, las resoluciones presentadas por la Convención General surgieron en respuestas creativas que consideraron, pero no terminaron en las posiciones polarizadas que se esperaban cuando íbamos a la Convención. La gente escuchaba ante los movimientos del espíritu y discernía un camino a seguir que era mutuamente edificante, en lugar de crear una mayor división o resultados de ganar-perder.Los temas candentes de la última década no han sido eternamente resueltos, pero hemos, como cuerpo, encontrado formas creativas y pastorales para vivir con las diferencias de opinión, en lugar de recurrir a viejos patrones de conflicto. Hay una cierta gracia expansiva en cómo se han tomando estas decisiones y en las respuestas que se les ha dado, una gracia que es una reminiscencia del acuerdo isabelino. Hemos dicho, como Iglesia, que no existe ningún impedimento en la participación de las minorías de todo tipo, y estamos encontrando formas pastorales para asegurar que una posible ofensa en el comportamiento o en la posición de otro se reduzca al mínimo, con la esperanza de que podamos crecer celebrando esa diversidad como un don de Dios. Si todos somos pecadores, entonces cada uno de nosotros puede estar equivocado acerca de lo que opinamos. Los seres humanos, hechos de humus, se convierten en cristos cuando conocen la humildad.Los principales temas abordados en la Convención General incluyen la aprobación de un rito de prueba para bendecir uniones del mismo sexo. Puede ser utilizado en las congregaciones a partir de Adviento, con la aprobación del obispo diocesano. Los obispos están dando variadas respuestas al rito – un buen ejemplo de esta realidad emergente de la adaptación local en función del contexto – algo que es profundamente anglicano.La decisión de proporcionar un rito de prueba para bendecir uniones del mismo sexo fue anticipada por muchos en la Iglesia, algunos con temor y temblor, otros con júbilo, y todavía otros con la frustración de que no se les ofreciera más. La decisión de la Convención General puede que no haya satisfecho totalmente a nadie, sin embargo, ha proporcionado más espacio para la diferencia de lo que muchos esperaban. El rito debe ser autorizado por un obispo diocesano, lo que permite a los obispos que lo creen inapropiado salvaguardar su propia posición teológica. Algunas de las respuestas de los obispos con preguntas sobre la idoneidad de estos ritos en sus diócesis muestran creatividad y enorme respeto pastoral hacia los que apoyan tales bendiciones. El uso de este rito está abierto a la opción local, de la misma manera que a menudo pensamos acerca de la confesión privada: ” todos pueden, algunos deben, ninguno tiene [que hacerlo]”.La Convención General también ofreció respuestas creativas a una serie de otros temas difíciles, en particular, el construir la paz en Israel y Palestina, el Pacto Anglicano, y el llamado a la restructuración de la Iglesia Episcopal. Las resoluciones adoptadas reflejan un mayor nivel de inversión en el vigor de las diversas opiniones y posiciones sobe la Iglesia de lo que hemos visto durante mucho tiempo. Podemos celebrar un poco lo de “crecer hasta llegar a la plena estatura de Cristo” y el tipo de bienvenida que afirmamos ejemplificar: “La Iglesia Episcopal le da la bienvenida”, quienquiera que usted sea y opine lo que opine. Como Iglesia, cuando estamos en nuestro mejor momento, creemos sinceramente que esa diversidad nos ayuda a conducirnos hacia la mente de Cristo.El llamado a la restructuración de la Iglesia es una respuesta a la creciente toma de conciencia de las bases de que debemos cambiar o morir. He oído decirlo de esta manera: “No es una cuestión de tradición o de cambio, ¡la tradición ES el cambio!”. Vivimos en una época de rápidos cambios, y si vamos a ser fieles a nuestro trabajo bautismal de ir al mundo y proclamar el evangelio, nuestros métodos y sistemas de apoyo también tienen que cambiar. Tenemos que ser más sensibles y capaces de participar en las oportunidades, ser más ágiles.Ágil no es una palabra normalmente asociada con las iglesias episcopales, pero la pasión y la energía demostradas en nuestra Convención General se orientan sin duda en esa dirección. La mayoría de nosotros probablemente asociamos esa palabra con Mother Goose y Jack, que son lo suficientemente ágiles como para saltar por encima del candelero. Pero hay una peculiaridad en el ministerio de Jesús que tiene algo que ver con una capacidad de respuesta flexible y creativa que podría llamarse ágil. Sin duda, así se caracterizó la explosión de sus seguidores por todo el mundo mediterráneo y luego por India, África y Europa. Agilidad tiene algo que ver con la aceptación de riesgos creativos, puede tener un carácter lúdico que también es profundamente creativo, y que participa de la alegría.Estamos en busca de una Iglesia episcopal para el siglo XXI que pueda adaptarse y responder a una miríada de diversos contextos locales y a las oportunidades misioneras. Hemos comenzado a darnos cuenta, muy ampliamente a través de la Iglesia, que la forma en que hemos “hecho iglesia” durante el último siglo o más ya no se ajusta a muchos de nuestros contextos. No hemos sido muy eficaces en la evangelización con las poblaciones que no tienen iglesia, no hemos sido muy eficaces en la retención de los niños nacidos de padres episcopales, las estructuras familiares están cambiando y nuestra capacidad para atender las necesidades de esas familias no ha seguido el mismo ritmo, ya sea que estamos hablando de las Mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal [por su sigla en inglés, ECW] y de las mujeres en el mundo laboral, o de las familias monoparentales, o de los niños con necesidades especiales.La Convención General decidió responder a las necesidades de un cambio estructural, al observar la manera en que vivimos, nos movemos y tenemos nuestro ser como Iglesia. Un grupo de trabajo será creado para que escuche ampliamente dentro de la Iglesia y ofrezca una propuesta a finales del 2014.La Convención General aprobó un presupuesto para el próximo trienio sobre la base de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión Anglicana, que incluye algunas iniciativas creativas en colaboración con las diócesis, con otras partes de la Comunión Anglicana, o con aquellas iglesias con las que estamos en plena comunión o de otra índole. Un ejemplo notable: “Las zonas de iniciativas misioneras” van a facilitar iniciativas creativas en el ámbito diocesano, financiadas en colaboración con la Iglesia en general.La Convención General pidió que se formara un grupo de trabajo para que estudie nuestra teología del matrimonio. Sorprendentemente, esto sucedió solo unos pocos días después que la Provincia Anglicana de Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia hicieran lo mismo. Esto puede ofrecer algunas oportunidades muy creativas para el estudio a través de las fronteras provinciales en la Comunión Anglicana.La Convención General afirmó la aplicación del Plan de salud de la denominación, y ofreció cierta mayor flexibilidad y más tiempo para abordar cuestiones de paridad de atención de salud a los laicos y al clero empleados a nivel diocesano.Todo este trabajo creativo significa que emergemos con abundante esperanza, mejor disciplina para trabajar juntos y con socios más allá de esta Iglesia, para nuestra fundamental razón de ser: el compromiso con la misión de Dios. Hemos ido más allá del conflicto arraigado de los últimos años. Rezo para que nuestra creciente confianza sea un signo de nueva humildad, sabiendo que somos criaturas finitas que siempre pueden estar equivocadas, que podemos realizar la obra de Dios solamente como parte del Cuerpo, y que el desacuerdo es un signo de posibilidad.Parece que Dios todavía puede utilizar esta Iglesia, si podemos recordar nuestro foco central: amar a Dios y a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos, dondequiera que vayamos, y dondequiera que nos encontremos. Que Dios bendiga nuestro viaje, y que sepamos viajar ligeros de equipaje.La Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadoLa Iglesia Episcopal 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 Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Aug 3, 2012 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

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SotoPosted Dec 11, 2012 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 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 Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel El Palacio de Miraflores, sede del gobierno de Venezuela, informó que el presidente Hugo Chávez ha regresado a La Habana para operarse por cuarta vez el cáncer que sufre. Su tono grave y el hecho de escoger a su sucesor, indican que sus días están contados. Observadores políticos opinan que se vislumbra una intensa lucha por el poder una vez que Chávez esté fuera del gobierno.Jenni Rivera, la popular cantante méxico-americana pereció en un accidente aéreo el domingo 9 de diciembre junto con cinco personas más a la edad de 43 años. Los medios han dado gran cobertura al hecho que ha traído luto a la comunidad artística internacional. Pese a grandes contratiempos en su vida personal salió triunfante y ha sido citada como ejemplo de “perseverancia y valor”. Un hermano suyo, Pedro, es pastor evangélico.El primer ministro británico, David Cameron, peleará una batalla difícil de ganar. El político está a favor de las bodas de personas del mismo sexo aunque sabe que tiene dos fuertes opositores: el sector tradicionalista de su propia Iglesia de Inglaterra y la jerarquía de la Iglesia Católica Romana, informó The Guardian. Cameron admitió que “si hay una iglesia, sinagoga o mezquita que no quiere celebrar bodas ‘gays’, no se le podrá forzar a hacerlo”.Cristián Precht, 72, que fundó la Vicaría de Solidaridad y fue uno de los principales oponentes al régimen de Augusto Pinochet en Chile, ha sido destituido de sus funciones por la Congregación de la Doctrina de la Fe del Vaticano al ser hallado culpable de “conducta abusiva” con menores. Al religioso se le ha prohibido por cinco años el ejercicio de su ministerio sacerdotal y la potestad de confesar y dirigir espiritualmente a jóvenes y menores. Además, tendrá que pedir autorización para ausentarse del país y llevará una vida de oración y penitencia. La noticia cayó como un jarro de agua fría a sus muchos seguidores dentro y fuera de Chile.En la ciudad de Lageado, Rio Grande do Sul, la Iglesia Universal del Reino de Dios, también conocida como “Pare de Sufrir” ha sido condenada por un tribunal civil después que una pareja presentó una demanda contra el grupo religioso alegando que “fueron obligados a entregar sus bienes a cambio de bendiciones”. La condena dictamina que los demandantes sean reembolsados.La Corte Suprema de Justicia de Estados Unidos, el más alto tribunal del país, ha decidido tomar en su agenda el complicado y controvertido tema de los matrimonios y uniones entre personas del mismo sexo. Se cree que para fines de 2013 los nueve magistrados estén en condiciones de dar su veredicto. Ya nueve estados se han pronunciado sobre este tema.Un editorial publicado la semana pasada en el National Catholic Reporter endorsó la ordenación de mujeres al sacerdocio diciendo que es un “don de Dios enraizado en el bautismo”. Añadió que negar la ordenación a las mujeres es “una injusticia que no puede tolerarse”. El periódico se publica en Kansas City, Missouri.Gasitina, una joven afgana de 14 años, ha sido decapitada por negarse ella y su familia a casarse con un hombre mucho mayor. En Washington se ha presentado legislación para frenar estas violaciones de los derechos humanos. Amnistía Internacional dijo que en este año se han producido 14 casos similares.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, presidente de Uganda desde 1986, pide perdón a Dios por los pecados de su nación diciendo “queremos que Uganda sea conocida como una nación que teme a Dios y como una nación cuyos cimientos están firmemente arraigados en la rectitud y la justicia”. Añadió que aspira a que su país cumpla con las palabras del Salmo 33:12: “Bienaventurada la nación cuyo Dios es el Señor, el pueblo que él escogió como heredad para sí”. Museveni, fue líder en el derrocamiento de Idi Amín.Una encuesta realizada por el periódico El Mercurio revela que el 94 por ciento de los chilenos confiesa creer en Dios, pero 6 de cada 10 personas raramente acuden a una iglesia. El 64.7 de los encuestados dice estar a favor del uso de los anticonceptivos y el divorcio, dos asuntos a los que se opone la Iglesia Católica Romana.La NASA ha dicho que el mundo no llegará a su fin el 21 de diciembre como lo ha predicho el calendario maya. “No ocurrirá tal fenómeno”, dijeron los científicos del espacio. Predicadores y otros amedrentaron a muchas comunidades anunciando el fin del mundo. Algunas personas construyeron refugios subterráneos con la esperanza de sobrevivir.REFRAN. El que se apura se muere y el que no también. 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Fast-growing diocese a model of ‘entrepreneurship’

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Lynette WilsonPosted Apr 22, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books April 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm Hurrah for Bsp. Todd Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Rev. Juan Antonio Rosario, right, talks to Dr. Richard Taft, left, and the Rev. Deacon Roger Wood, center, during a visit to San Gabriel, in Consuelo. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic] The microbus carrying Episcopalians from Michigan and South Carolina hugged the Caribbean coastline as it traveled east on Highway 3 from Santo Domingo to Boca Chica, the first of seven stops to visit missions and ministries of the Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana. In the days following, the microbus would go west and then north, stopping at churches, schools, health clinics and child-care and elder-care facilities.La Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana and its ministries are growing and thriving through strong leadership, evangelism and the help of its many U.S.-based partners.  In 2012 alone, 70 mission teams from the United States visited the Dominican Republic.“It has a lot to do with ’emprendedor’ [enterprising] of the bishop [Julio C. Holguín] and his vision for moving the church forward,” said Bishop Wilfrido Ramos-Orench, the Episcopal Church’s global partnerships officer for Province IX.Clergy and laity have taken ownership and shared in that vision along with the Dominican Development Group, he added. “The goal is to be self-sufficient through partnership by 2015.”  The Episcopal Church of the Dominican Republic is one of seven Province IX dioceses spread across the Caribbean and Central and northern South America, and it is one of the fastest-growing dioceses in the Episcopal Church. In 1998, the Dominican Development Group was established to assist in the development and self-sufficiency of the Dominican Episcopal Church. In 15 years, it has raised more than $10 million to finance the building of infrastructure, including churches, schools, day-care centers and medical clinics.It is a model, said Ramos-Orench, that can be learned from across Province IX, which in March of 2012 adopted self-sufficiency as a focus. [The Diocese of Puerto Rico, which operates an extensive health-care system, is the only self-sufficient diocese in the province.]The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, with the other third belonging to Haiti, where the Episcopal Church’s largest diocese is located.The Dominican diocese has grown by 20 percent in the last 10 years and decreased its dependency on the Episcopal Church from 84 percent to 18 percent in the last 20. Since 1991, the number of churches has grown from 24 to more than 70 missions and preaching stations, including 37 church buildings up from 13. The number of schools has increased from seven to 27, according to statistics kept by the Dominican Development Group. And in 20 years, the number of Episcopalians in the Dominican Republic has grown from 2,500 to 8,000.Evidence of that growth can be found in both of the Rev. Adolfo Moronta’s churches. At San Pablo y San Lucas in San Isidro, his congregation of 50 to 60 people is preparing to begin construction on a church building. At De La Gracia in Boca Chica, Moronta took the congregation from two members to 42 members in six months.The church is growing, he said, because of its strong connection to the people.“We can have a personal relationship with people, visit their homes and get to know their families and their needs and also what their talents are [for lay leadership in the church],” Moronta told ENS. “We’re not just healthy spiritually, but pastorally.”On April 14, more than 2,000 people gathered for a Eucharist celebrating the diocese’s growth, 116 years of existence and 100 years in the Episcopal Church. Those attending included some 70 Americans in companion relationships with the diocese.One hundred years in the Episcopal Church holds great significance, Bishop Holguín told ENS, because, “even though we live on an island, we are not isolated.“The celebration moves us forward to carry out the mission of God; we are a mission church, and that is what we are celebrating, mission,” he said. “That’s why we say ‘encountering mission’ and wanted the participation of companion dioceses.”The diocese has more than a dozen companion relationships with U.S. dioceses, including East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Western Michigan, Georgia, Nebraska, Northwest Texas, South Carolina, Virginian, Southwest Florida and Western Louisiana. Most, if not all, were represented at the Eucharist and in the preceding days during a three-day encounter hosted by the diocese to educate its partners about the church’s mission projects across the country.Many of the visitors from the United States stayed on for the bus tour to visit churches and diocesan ministries April 15-17, including members of all three lower Michigan dioceses.A few years ago, three bishops representing the three lower peninsula dioceses in Michigan – Easter, Western and Michigan – traveled to the Dominican Republic on an exploratory trip and quickly learned “it was not about money, but about bringing people together,” said Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley, during the encounter, “Juntos Podemos: Encuentro en Misión con Iglepidom” or “Together we can: Encounter in Mission with the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic.”“Mission like is about relationship, and it takes time,” said Ousley.Time spent building relationships in the Dominican Republic has opened “our eyes to the possibility of a revitalized spirit,” he said. “We’re a small diocese and small churches, so relationship is key for us. And it’s the same here, [Bishop] Julio helps me see that.”The Rev. Bonnie Smith, deacon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Calvary Lutheran in Elk Rapids in the Diocese of Western Michigan, had visited the Dominican Republic before as part of a team of medical professionals. A pediatric nurse, she jumped at the chance to visit the church as a representative of her diocese and to evaluate how best the diocese might get involved more closely, she said.She was impressed by the diocese’s many building projects underway, as well as its energy and spirit, she said.“Evangelism is coming from the heart,” Smith said. “In the U.S. we tend to be more cerebral.”Teenagers play basketball at Todos Los Santos in La Romana. ENS Photo/Lynette WilsonThis year, 60 mission teams already are scheduled to visit the diocese, said Bill Kunkle, incoming executive director of the Dominican Development Group. He will take over for Bob Stevens, who has led the organization since its founding and will continue to work with the church in Province IX as a consultant.Kunkle, a building contractor and a member of St. Mark’s in Tampa, Florida, first visited the Dominican Republic in 200. From there, he said, mission slowly wrapped itself around everything in his life.Part of his job, he said, is to continue to build strong companion relationships in mission, but he also confronts challenges. For instance, the diocese is looking at new ways to fund the operation of Clínica Esperanza y Caridad, a public-health clinic in the coastal town of San Pedro Macorís that served more than 20,000 patients last year.The clinic is staffed by the government’s public-health ministry but operated by the diocese, which also offers an HIV/AIDS program out of the clinic run by Dr. Michael Dohn, a long-time missionary. As funding for HIV/AIDS programs has begun to dry up, the diocese needs to find another way to fund the clinic, Kunkle said.Patrick Haughney, director of international programs for Water Missions International, and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, test the water quality at one of the stops on the bus tour April 15. Haughney tested the water at all of the stops for turbidity, salinity and other measures of water quality. ENS Photo/Lynette WilsonOn April 15, the bus tour stopped at the clinic.  The bus also stopped at various schools and proposed technical schools and churches. Participants learned that tourism, agriculture and manufacturing in free-trade zones provide most of the country’s job opportunities, but in some regions the unemployment rate exceeds 60 percent and can reach 80 percent.The hardest thing for Americans engaging in mission in places like the Dominican Republic, where 18 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty, is suppressing the urge to take over, said the Rev. Linda Sue Crane, deacon at Grace Episcopal Church in Port Huron in the Diocese of Eastern Michigan.“We’re here to show them that they can make their dreams happen,” she said. “As deacons we are icons of the church. Our job is to go out into the world and bring the needs back.”Loretta Tabor of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hilton Head in the Episcopal Church in South Carolina said she was impressed by what she learned during the encounter and saw on the bus tour.“These are people who really live the way Christ intended us to live, they share everything,” she said. “What we can do really is a drop in the bucket.”— Lynette Wilson is an Episcopal News Service editor and reporter.  Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Self-Sustainability Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Immigration forum at Houston cathedral addresses immigrant concerns

first_img Lawyers, community and religious leaders participate in immigration forum at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. Photo: Diocese of Texas[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In an effort to educate and assist the immigrant community of Houston, Christ Church Cathedral held an immigration forum with attorneys and community leaders to inform immigrants of their rights and to discuss the Trump administration’s new focus on deportations.The forum was hosted by the Rev. Simón Bautista, canon missioner for latino ministries and outreach at the cathedral.Recent executive orders, as well as Texas State Senate Bill 4, will require all Texas law enforcement agencies to comply with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) agents. The move is provoking anxiety among a vulnerable population of immigrants in the U.S. without documentation who fear being profiled under what is effectively a sanctuary city ban.“Bishop Andy Doyle, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and Christ Church Cathedral welcome everyone. This is a place blessed by your presence,” said the Rev. Barkley S. Thompson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral.Getting advice from lawyers instead of notaries, carrying up-to-date identification and calling state legislators to ask them to vote against SB 4 were the key pieces of advice given by the panel.“Have doubts of the news you see and read on social media. It is better to get your information from your consulate,” said Ignacio Pinto-León, a Houston attorney.During a Q&A, participants asked the experts about their particular cases. Many wondered how long it would take for their petitions for permanent residency to be approved because they wanted a way to work towards American citizenship. Others attended the forum to be informed and to help family members and friends.“The recent political (actions) have put everyone on edge because it puts people that are undocumented in a fearful state,” said Fabian Berrios, a member of San Mateo, Bellaire. “It’s important to stay informed and help those who are seeking assistance.The Rev. Willie Bennett, an organizer with The Metropolitan Organization, encourages immigrants to talk to their clergy and express their worry.“It is going to take a diverse community such as the one here at Christ Church Cathedral to teach and share the reality of what we are going through. I challenge you to share your story—it’s the only way we can make a change long term,” Bennett said.“The value of these informational forums is that they offer a unique opportunity (for) people to hear credible information about their concerns, their issues, their personal cases or of their acquaintances,” Bautista said. “These forums unite religious and community organizations, consulates and lawyers in one place for one common interest. We, at the cathedral, are proud to be able to collaborate in these offerings.”Read article in Spanish here. By Paulette E. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

Anglican leaders pay tribute to iconic evangelist Billy Graham

first_img Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Feb 21, 2018 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Anglican leaders pay tribute to iconic evangelist Billy Graham Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has led tributes from Anglican leaders to the iconic United States evangelist Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21 at his home in North Carolina. “When it comes to a living and lasting influence upon the worldwide church he can have few equals: for he introduced person after person to Jesus Christ,” Welby said of Graham, who was 99.Read the entire article here.Editor’s note: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry remembers Graham as “truly a man of God, a follower of Jesus, and a witness that there really is a more excellent way for the human family.” Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

From the ENS Archives: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ author Madeleine…

first_img Madeleine L’Engle, who wrote more than 60 books ranging from children’s stories to theological reflection, died Sept. 6, 2007, in Litchfield, Connecticut, at 88. She is shown here two years earlier. Photo: Square Fish Books[Episcopal News Service] The March 9 release of Ava DuVernay’s movie version of the classic — and controversial — children’s book “A Wrinkle in Time” has brought a new awareness of author Madeleine L’Engle who was a world-renowned lay Episcopal playwright, poet and author of fiction and nonfiction books.L’Engle, who wrote more than 60 books ranging from children’s stories to theological reflection, died Sept. 6, 2007, in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was 88. In its obituary of L’Engle, the New York Times reported that “A Wrinkle in Time” was then in its 69th printing and had sold 8 million copies. Those figures are sure to increase with the release of the movie.“A Wrinkle in Time” won the Newberry Award in 1963. L’Engle traveled widely from her home base in New York, leading retreats, lecturing at writers’ conferences and addressing church and student groups abroad. In 1965 she became a volunteer librarian at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. She later served for many years as writer-in-residence at the cathedral.“A Wrinkle in Time” director Ava DuVernay, left, speaks with Storm Reid, who plays Meg Murry, between scenes. Photo: Walt Disney PicturesL’Engle’s work expressed her Christian theology and has been compared to C. S. Lewis. “A Wrinkle in Time” rankled some conservative Christians and the book ranks 90th on the American Library Association’s list of the 100 most-banned/challenged books of the early 2000s. Critics said the book combined Christian themes and the occult, and they disputed L’Engle’s contention that science and religion can coexist.There are echoes of the Gospel of John and 1 Corinthians in the book. After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg Murry, her brother and her friend to space in order to find him. Three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which lead the children on a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all the evil in the universe.In 1995, L’Engle spoke with Episcopal News Service about the power of storytelling and her theology.‘Story Is Where We Look for Truth’ An Interview with Madeleine L’EngleEpiscopal News ServiceJanuary 19, 1995By Neil M. AlexanderNeil M. Alexander was vice-president and editorial director of the United Methodist Publishing House when he interviewed L’Engle. He is now president and publisher emeritus. He is not to be confused with Bishop J. Neil Alexander, the current vice president and dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee The University of the South. What are you seeking to discover and share through your writing?I wrote my first story when I was five, because I wanted to know why my father was coughing his lungs out from mustard gas he was exposed to in the First World War. Why is it that people hurt each other? Why don’t people love each other? I learned quickly that a story is the best place to explore these unanswerable questions. Facts are limited; they don’t carry us very far. Story is where we look for truth.Which questions do you find yourself asking over and over again?All the big ones. The questions that adolescents ask — and that we should never stop asking. Unless we continually bring questions to our faith, it will become sterile and cold. And so we ask: Why did God create the universe? Is there a purpose to it? Why did God take the incredible risk of making creatures with free will? And this leads us to ponder why, if God is good, do terrible things happen? Of course, there are no simple answers. If you have people with free will, they are going to make mistakes, and our actions do have consequences.Is too much emphasis given to the importance of individual freedom? Would it be better if our communities provided more narrow boundaries?I remember many years ago being in Russia with my husband. After a concert we were walking back to our hotel late at night, with no fear whatsoever, through tunnels beneath Red Square. When we came up on the other side of the square, I turned to my husband and said, “The price for this sense of security is too high.” With freedom there also comes risk, but it is worth it.Ava DuVernay’s movie version of the classic children’s book “A Wrinkle in Time” was released March 9 and has renewed interest in the book and its author. It has also prompted a host of other books related to the story and the movie. Photo: Walt Disney PicturesWhere do you find the resources to sustain your search, to help you struggle with the ambiguity of being human?Reading the Bible has always been a part of my daily life. My parents were Bible-reading people, and I grew up reading the Bible as a great storybook, which indeed it is. It is remarkably comforting to me that of all the protagonists in scriptural stories, not one is qualified to do what God is asking. In a sense we are all unqualified. If you were going to start a great nation, would you pick a hundred-year-old man and a woman past menopause? That’s the kind of thing God does.I also read in the area of quantum mechanics and particle physics, because these are disciplines where people are dealing with the nature of being. These writers describe a universe in which everything is totally interrelated, where nothing happens in isolation. They have discovered that nothing can be studied objectively — because to look at something is to change it and be changed by it. I find such discussions helpful in framing theological responses to questions about the nature of the universe.You have an incredible ability to draw upon your memory, to discern truth from events in your own life. How might others be helped to develop this capacity?One thing that is helpful is keeping an honest and unpublishable journal. What you write down you tend not to forget. I’ve been keeping journals since I was eight. It is a way of having a say in the telling of our own stories. The act of writing it down helps set it in our memory. For storytellers, memory is very important because we can’t write a story without drawing on our own experience.How does that apply to our spiritual pilgrimage as Christians? Do you think the faith community has developed a good memory to draw upon?I don’t. I think we have forgotten far too much. I am concerned, for example, that we take Jesus’ parables out of context. We treat them as isolated illustrations in and of themselves, but they make much more sense if you know when they were given in the course of Jesus’ ministry and to whom he was speaking.I don’t believe you can be a Christian in isolation from the support and collective memory of the believing community. My church is very important to me, and so is the group of women I meet with every Monday for study and prayer. We are in this life together, not alone.Some time back there were reports about folks speculating that you are a “new age” thinker. What was that all about?I haven’t the faintest idea. I once asked someone what led people to say I was promoting “new age” concepts. The response was, “You mention the rainbow, and that’s a sign of new age thinking.” I said, “Hey, wait a minute. The rainbow is the sign of God’s covenant with his people. Don’t hand our symbols over to those promoting ‘new age’ spirituality. Don’t let faddish groups take away what God has given us.”“A Wrinkle in Time,” whose original book jacket is show here, was rejected 26 times before it was published and won the Newberry Award in 1963. Photo: WikipediaI was sent a newspaper clipping that cited my book “A Wrinkle in Time” as one of the 10 most censored books in the United States. When it first appeared in 1962, it was hailed by many as a Christian work. In the intervening years not one word of that book has changed. So, what has happened to cause people to want it banned?What do you think happened?I think there are some people who are terribly afraid … afraid that they cannot control or manipulate God, that God might love people they don’t love, that God’s love is too all-embracing, and that we don’t have to earn it. All we have to do is say we are sorry, and God throws a big party.That is frightening to some people. They seem to feel that they can’t be happy in heaven unless hell is heavily populated. I don’t really understand that.Do you worry that an overemphasis on unconditional grace might lead to giving license for the self-centered pursuit of personal comfort without accountability?Unconditional grace is not the same as permissiveness, though I think it gets confused with that sometimes. We are creatures who sin. I don’t think that makes God angry. On the contrary, I think that makes God incredibly sad.I think we hurt God by our sinning and by manipulating the idea of unconditional grace into something that makes it easier for us to go on sinning. Grace does not give us permission to be destructive people. God’s grace ought to give us the courage to try to give pleasure to God.At night when I read my evening prayers, I ask myself, “What have I done that would have hurt God today?” and “What have I done to give pleasure to God?”How do your books help people experience God’s grace and grow in faithfulness?I have had many letters from people who say that the loving God revealed in my books has changed their lives. They tell me that they have discovered that they no longer have to be afraid of God.“The Summer of the Great Grandmother” is about my mother’s 90th and last summer. I was very angry about what was happening to her. I wrote about walking down the dirt road in front of the house shouting, “God, don’t do this to my mother. You take her!”I have received letters from readers who said, “I didn’t know I was allowed to be angry.” Well, of course we are allowed to be angry, but we are also called not to stay stuck in our anger.In “The Irrational Season” you say that male and female will not be completely reconciled until Christ returns. Yet in “Two Part Invention” you describe the extraordinary harmony of your own marriage. We seem to be in a time of struggle over male and female roles and relationships. What are your current thoughts about this subject?There is a lot of antagonism in the world between male and female. I think we are paying much too much attention to gender conflict. What I hear people asking is: Does God really love me? Will I continue as who I am after death? Will God continue to help me grow? Why is there so much pain? Why, if God is good, do we do so many wrong things? I wish the church would address itself to that.We see violence, deprivation, suffering and hatefulness close to home and across the world. As you survey what is happening, how do you dare to be hopeful?I am hopeful because I don’t think God is going to fail with creation. I think somehow or other love is going to come through. Christ is with us.After my husband died, I lived several years with my two granddaughters who were in college. They questioned things, and sometimes we didn’t agree, but at least we were all struggling to find truth.Because we are human and finite, and God is divine and infinite, we can never totally comprehend the living, wondrous God whom we adore. So, there are always unanswered questions as God pushes us along and helps us grow in love. But my granddaughters and the other young people I meet are willing to ask and struggle with the important questions. That gives me hope. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 14, 2018 at 6:05 am Thank you for sharing this article. Madeleine opened a lot of eyes in her time here on earth. As her works continue to be enjoyed, perhaps now more hearts will be opened! Bonita Reed says: March 13, 2018 at 5:21 pm How wonderful to see this interview that I missed the first time around.She was a grand person. My children grew up on “A Wrinkle–”Now, I hope to read other books she that wrote. Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (4) Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Blanche Stevens says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am I once had the privilege of meeting Madeleine L’Engle . She was as I had imagined her. Her writings are “right on”. I am grateful for her questions and her forward thinking. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA From the ENS Archives: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ author Madeleine L’Engle on the power of storytelling Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Mar 13, 2018 Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 14, 2018 at 10:12 am Thank you for this interview. I loved her evening prayer questions! Bruce Walker says: Sandra Wilbur says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Executive Council meets in Minnesota, aims to link ‘local context’…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Featured Jobs & Calls 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Executive Council meets in Minnesota, aims to link ‘local context’ to broader Jesus Movement Executive Council, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Executive Council October 2018 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Presiding Bishop Michael Curry gives the opening remarks Oct. 15 during the first day of the Executive Council meeting in Chaska, Minnesota. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Chaska, Minnesota] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council kicked off its first meeting since the 79th General Convention on Oct. 15, gathering in a conference center in this Twin Cities suburb to begin discussing how to align church operations with the priorities and mandates established in July.The 40 voting members of Executive Council and additional nonvoting members represent a broad mix of races, ages, genders and places of origin. One example was Table 4, where Honduras Bishop Lloyd Allen sat across from the Rev. Devon Anderson, rector at the nearby Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, Minnesota. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, lauded the group for its diversity – “more diverse than it was at last triennium, and I think God for that.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry opened the morning session at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center by using a passage from the Gospel of John to set the tone for this four-day session: “I am the vine, you are the branches,” Jesus said during his Last Supper. “Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”Curry came back to those lines several times during remarks that ran about 20 minutes. The church “loses its soul the further it gets away from Jesus of Nazareth,” he said, but the work of the Executive Council will build on the movement of Christians seeking to reclaim what it means to be followers of Jesus and his teachings.“I know that it’s easy for fads to come and go, and yet it is my deep and earnest prayer that our embracing what it means to be the Jesus Movement will not be a fad that comes and goes,” Curry said.The Episcopal Church put its beliefs into action through more than 500 resolutions passed at the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas. “Our structures for translating, processing and disseminating strained at the sheer volume” of resolutions, Jennings said, but she was heartened rather than troubled by the numbers. A record number of resolutions shows Episcopalians are energized by their faith.She also was encouraged by the stunning number of people – 1,200 – who have volunteered to serve on one of the interim bodies that continue the work of General Convention during the triennium.“The good news is 1,200 people want to be involved in the work between conventions,” Jennings said.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, speaks Oct. 15 at Executive Council. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceJennings opened her remarks by briefly recapping General Convention and couldn’t help getting in final references to the General Convention Pigeon and some deputies’ love of Voodoo doughnuts. Lighter moments aside, during the two weeks in Austin, the bishops and deputies led the church in confronting some of the most pressing issues facing society today, including immigration and gun violence.At convention, the House of Bishops held a “Liturgy of Listening” to tell the stories of sexual abuse and exploitation, including within the church, drawing attention to these issues “that too many church leaders have refused to acknowledge and have only become more urgent since convention concluded,” Jennings said.In February, Jennings appointed a 47-member Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation to lead the church’s efforts, and those efforts will accelerate in the new triennium, Jennings said Oct. 15. She also referenced her guest post published Oct. 8 in The Christian Century, which she wrote in response to the sexual assault allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh made by psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford.Executive Council’s responsibility is to carry out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1).Curry, as presiding bishop, serves as president of Executive Council, and Jennings is vice president. Twenty members of Executive Council – four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 laypeople – are elected by General Convention to six-year terms, with half of those members elected every three years. Each of the Episcopal Church’s nine provinces elects an ordained member and a lay member for six years, and those elections also alternate every three years.Council also has several additional nonvoting members, such as the Episcopal Church’s finance director and chief operating officer.The agenda for the first day of this Executive Council meeting was light on legislative business, though the group voted in the morning to establish a new roster of committees based on the priorities set by General Convention under Curry. They are Finance, Government & Operations, Mission Within the Episcopal Church, and Mission Beyond the Episcopal Church.The Rev. Michael Barlowe, secretary of General Convention, gives an overview of the work of Executive Council on Oct. 15. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Michael Barlowe, secretary of General Convention, sought to frame the Executive Council’s business this week partly as an attempt to bridge the gap between the churchwide and the local. “The further you get from the local congregation,” he said, “the more remote things can sometimes seem.”He encouraged the Executive Council members to keep the local context in mind, and he noted the Executive Council plans to meet in all nine provinces over the course of the triennium leading up to the 80th General Convention, which will be held in Baltimore. “We’re going to make an effort to learn more about that local context as we go around,” he said.The next Executive Council meeting will be Feb. 21-24 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Future locations have yet to be announced.Curry, in his remarks, also alluded to unspecified organizational “crises” within the Episcopal Church that had been hindering its spiritual work. “Every crisis is a disguised opportunity; you just have to figure out what it is,” he said. “We realized we needed to do something different.” One of those things was hiring a personnel consultant to study the workplace culture of the churchwide offices and help church leaders improve that culture.“Through it all, we’re going to love each other and take care of each other,” he said.Curry was more pointed in making his case for “reclaiming Jesus,” invoking an initiative that he and other ecumenical leaders launched earlier this year to refocus the broader culture on Jesus’ teachings. Certain far-right evangelical preachers don’t even mention Jesus, Curry said, but they speak with a “religious intonation” that sounds Christian but is actually political.“Christianity is being hijacked in public perceptions of what it means to be Christian,” Curry said.By trying to reclaim the Jesus of love and compassion, he said he wasn’t making a political commentary, though “it may have political consequences.”“That’s what I believe we need, not just in the church,” he said. “I’m talking in the culture – a revival of the way of being Christian that looks something like Jesus, the Jesus that said ‘love is what it’s all about.’”When the group reconvened after lunch, Curry spoke briefly about the “Way of Love,” a rule of life that he, his staff and leaders from around the church developed to help Episcopalians practice being part of the Jesus Movement in their own lives and communities.Russell Randle, a lay member from the Diocese of Virginia, offered praise and thanks for the Way of Love, which Curry had unveiled during General Convention.“For the first time, really, in my memory our wider church has put in the hands of people a very able and effective tool to make people at the individual and parish level more effective witnesses of the Gospel,” Randle said. One of the resolutions at Virginia’s upcoming convention would ask parishes how they plan to implement the Way of Love locally, he said.Allen, bishop of Honduras, who spoke through an interpreter, emphasized the need to change how the church reaches the younger generation, including through smarter use of technology and rethinking what church should be in today’s world.“Jesus Christ has challenged us,” Allen said. “Jesus Christ is challenging this church. … Let’s leave our old ways behind, and let’s do what Jesus called us to do.”The Executive Council’s mandate is to provide top-level leadership for the church during the triennium, but Allis Freeman worried that most Episcopalians don’t understand its function.“We’ve heard that all politics is local. I think all church stuff is actually local, too,” said Freeman, a lay member from the Diocese of North Carolina. “There are people who do not know there is an Executive Council. There are people who do not know what the Executive Council does.”She urged the church to communicate that mission more widely, adding this is one way to improve outreach to young people.As if on cue, much of the rest of the afternoon was devoted to a presentation about the role of the Executive Council, led by Sally Johnson, chancellor for the president of the House of Deputies, and Douglas Anning, chief legal officer.More information about Executive Council can be found here, and the Executive Council bylaws are here.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By David PaulsenPosted Oct 15, 2018 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Bishop of Lincoln suspended after information received by Archbishop of…

first_imgBishop of Lincoln suspended after information received by Archbishop of Canterbury Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Lincoln Christopher Lowson has been suspended from office, following information passed to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby by police.Welby stressed in a written statement that “there has been no allegation that Bishop Christopher has committed abuse of a child or vulnerable adult.” But Welby said that if the information provided to him was proven, “I consider that the bishop would present a significant risk of harm by not adequately safeguarding children and vulnerable people.”Read the full article here. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted May 17, 2019 Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Standing Rock Sioux celebrate ‘significant legal win’ in DAPL fight

first_img Rector Washington, DC By Emily McFarlan MillerPosted Apr 1, 2020 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 Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Carmen Goodhouse, a full-blood Hunkpapa Lakota and a third-generation Episcopalian, speaks with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry during a listening time Sept. 24 at Oceti Sakowin Camp. South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant is beside Curry. The Rev. John Floberg, behind Curry, arranged the session. Floberg is supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock Reservation. Former Executive Council member the Rev. Brandon Mauai, left of Floberg, also welcomed Curry to the camp. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: Episcopal News Service’s full coverage of the church’s engagement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is here. [Religion News Service] A federal judge has ordered a new environmental review for the Dakota Access Pipeline in what the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is celebrating as a “significant legal win.”In his ruling last week, Judge James E. Boasberg agreed with the Standing Rock Sioux that “too many questions remain unanswered” regarding the impact of the pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Illinois.Most notably, it runs beneath Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, where, from 2016 to 2017, thousands of people gathered in prayer camps to stop its construction.In a written statement released by Earthjustice, which is representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, tribal chairman Mike Faith celebrated the ruling as an inspiration for climate advocacy.“It’s humbling to see how actions we took four years ago to defend our ancestral homeland continue to inspire national conversations about how our choices ultimately affect this planet. Perhaps in the wake of this court ruling the federal government will begin to catch on, too, starting by actually listening to us when we voice our concerns,” Faith said.The Rev. John Floberg, who has ministered on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation for 25 years, and Carmine Goodhouse, a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fort Yates, North Dakota, stand near an Episcopal Church flag that was added to the flags of other organizations and tribes participating in the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo: Facebook/John Floberg page.The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Native American nations with reservations in the area have not just objected to the pipeline for environmental reasons, but also for religious reasons.“The Tribes now rely on the waters of Lake Oahe in myriad ways, including for drinking, agriculture, industry, and sacred religious and medicinal practices,” according to the ruling.They have fought its construction not just in court, but also spiritually.“We’re fighting the pipeline with prayer,” tribal councilman Dana Yellow Fat told Religion News Service in 2016.Along the way, they have gotten support from several Protestant Christian denominations, including the United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Oil has been flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline since 2017.After President Donald Trump signed a memorandum expediting approval of the pipeline, the Army Corps of Engineers concluded an environmental impact statement wasn’t necessary to grant an easement for the Missouri River crossing at Lake Oahe.Boasberg’s ruling found that easement approval remains “highly controversial” under the National Environmental Policy Act and ordered the Corps to complete the full environmental statement.The ruling does not affect the operation of the pipeline, according to Earthjustice, although Boasberg has asked for briefings on whether to shut it down in the meantime. 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Church of Ireland leaders commend ‘sacrifice of personal liberty’ during…

first_imgChurch of Ireland leaders commend ‘sacrifice of personal liberty’ during COVID-19 lockdown 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ COVID-19 Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishops of Armagh and Dublin, John McDowell and Michael Jackson, issued a statement on May 12 in response to indications by the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom and the devolved administration in Northern Ireland on “road maps” to gradually ease the lockdowns in each territory. The Church of Ireland is an all-island Anglican church that serves both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.“Although the road maps differ somewhat from one another, they all point to a gradual and a graduated easing of restrictions,” the archbishops said. “Each is set out in stages and presupposes that movement to the next stage will require satisfactory progress against certain criteria. It is acknowledged that there may be setbacks.”Read the entire article here. Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Posted May 14, 2020 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more