El Hogar offers Honduras’ ‘hardest cases’ a chance for a…

first_imgEl Hogar offers Honduras’ ‘hardest cases’ a chance for a new life By Lynette WilsonPosted Apr 29, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Comments (4) Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Becky Taylor says: Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service May 1, 2014 at 10:35 am Thank you so much for this wonderful article about El Hogar. My family and my parish have been supporting this fine organization for years. In fact, this summer, I am bringing a mission team to El Hogar for a week. God is working miracles in this place. 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm Thank you for this informative and hope-filled story. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm Dear Friends in Christ – Thank you for this article about saving children in Tegucigalpa. I’m sure you also know about Our Little Roses which saves girls from the street in San Pedro Sula. You can contact Diana Frade, the founder and director of OLR, for further information. Yours in Jesus’ Name, Rev. John F. Stanton (Fr. Jack) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC John F. Stanton says: Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Read Norton says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group El Hogar has the capacity at its Tegucigalpa campus for up to 100 students, providing them with an education, food, shelter, clothing and a family environment. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Tegucigalpa, Honduras] For the past 35 years El Hogar has served Honduras’ toughest cases, boys and girls, some of whom have been abused, neglected and abandoned.“There are some that don’t have families, some we know for sure whose parents have passed away, and there have been children who have been left completely orphaned,” said Claudia de Castro, El Hogar’s director.With a staff of 80 people and three campuses, El Hogar has the capacity for up to 250 students. El Hogar, which means home in Spanish, goes beyond providing the basic necessities of  food, clothing, and education; it provides the love and care typically provided by a family, said de Castro.Claudia de Castro, El Hogar’s director, has been with the residential school for 24 years. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS“In this place you can see the presence of God moving around these children,” said de Castro. “This is a miracle place; only God can heal their hearts. They are little ones who have experienced a lot”De Castro shared an example: A boy came to El Hogar after his mother’s murder, vowing vengeance.“He came here, and he was aggressive,” she said.Then one day during Morning Prayer, the boy, touched by the lesson on forgiveness, decided to forgive his mother’s killer. Today the boy is one of El Hogar’s best students, and is on the honor roll.In another example de Castro shared, students were eating at a Pizza Hut and there were children begging outside the restaurant. Once outside, the boys gave the children their shoes.“Often we share the things we no longer want, but these children were giving the only shoes they have,” she said. “They feel wealthy.”Sixty percent of Honduras’s 7.9 million people live in poverty, and 35 percent of the population is below the age of 15. Natural disasters and the country’s poor security situation – Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world, which can be tied to narcotrafficking and gang violence – contribute to the large number of Hondurans who join other Central Americans in the northward journey to the United States.In recent years the number of undocumented minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has risen to more than 20,000, many of them young people escaping the poverty and violence in Central America.El Hogar is one of many faith-based nongovernment organizations incorporated in the United States that serves at-risk and abandoned youth in Honduras. El Hogar has graduated 750 students over the years, and is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras.Girls study alongside boys at El Hogar’s Tegucigalpa campus, later boys either opt to attend the technical school or to study agricultural practices at the farm. Girls move to a house outside the capital where they attend high school. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSIn 1979, a group of Episcopalians from St. Mary’s Church in Tegucigalpa rented an old home in a poor neighborhood and started El Hogar with five boys whom they found living and sleeping in the streets. By the end of the first year, the home was full and another 20-bed home was built to accommodate additional boys; still the population continued to grow. When El Hogar began, boys were being abandoned at a rate of 10 to 1, according to its history.Before a child is admitted to El Hogar, a staff member makes a family visit to assess the child’s environment and learn about his history. It was during the family visits, that the staff noticed girls typically stay behind at home to care for younger children, de Castro explained.Thus El Hogar opened up to girls in 2007 and today 28 girls, grades kindergarten through six, live there. The remaining 10 live in Casa de Niñas, a house in nearby Santa Lucia, and attend high school.Introducing girls into the school wasn’t easy, but over time the boys and girls began “to interact like brothers and sisters,” said de Castro.Boys who graduate sixth grade have the choice of attending St. Mary’s Technical School, located 30 minutes outside Tegucigalpa, where they choose to study a vocational skill, welding, carpentry, electrical wiring, or they move to Escuela Agricola de Amor y Esperanza, a working farm, an hour from the capital, to study agriculture and animal husbandry.The trend in family services in Honduras is to work on building healthy family structures, “but for some, there is nowhere to go,” said the Rev. Mathew Engleby, executive director and an Episcopal Church-appointed missionary.El Hogar’s students live in dormitories. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSGoing beyond providing and education and providing for the student’s basic needs, the staff, including 35-year-veteran Lazaro Juárez who oversees the technical school, know the violent realities students face outside El Hogar’s walls.“We can keep them safe here, but when they go outside and to their homes, things are different,” said Juárez, adding that by providing students with an education, values and job skills, the hope is to strengthen their character and build their defenses.El Hogar operates on a $1.2 million budget, about half of which depends on child sponsorship and the remainder on fundraising in the United States and Canada.“We’ll always depend on donations to change the lives of these kids,” said Engleby,Sara Upshur, 15, and her mother Kim Echlin, in March spent a week visiting the students and painting exterior walls at El Hogar. Mother and daughter joined a group from Forest Grove United Church in Toronto, Ontario. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSAdditionally, El Hogar runs a Service Team Program through which North American teams can visit the Tegucigalpa campus and the farm. The program is by application only and teams receive a 60-page visitor’s manual; currently there’s a yearlong waiting list.“They spend time here,” said de Castro. “We don’t have a five-star hotel, but people here are happy and peaceful. It’s not just the children; God changes the life of all people here.”Teams typically perform service projects that can include painting buildings and other maintenance, but the focus is on interaction with the students.“It’s about getting to know the kids and getting to know their stories,” Engleby said, adding that if you say you’ve painted a wall, you’ve missed the point.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service.  Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 17, 2014 at 6:04 am El Hogar is a remarkable organization with excellent staff and a palpable mission to serve. During one of my visits there I heard someone remark; El Hogar is the closest thing to the Kingdom of God that I’ve ever seen. Amen and thank you to the staff and supporters of this wonderful mission. Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

RIP: Retired Bishop Daniel L. Swenson dies

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC People Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT RIP: Retired Bishop Daniel L. Swenson dies Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (1) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Posted May 30, 2014 Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA May 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm Were he able, my husband would be the first to express his gratitude for Dan Swenson. They were comrades in New England sharing a love of place and people. Dan had his priorities in order and was very wise and ever thoughtful and caring. He and Sally were a team I felt privileged to call friends. Together we shared the sacraments of joy and laughter. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Jane (Sue) Theuner says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Obituary, Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Daniel L. Swenson, eighth bishop of Vermont, died May 24. A private service with his family took place May 29 (Ascension Day) in Northfield, Minnesota.Swenson leaves behind family and countless friends whose hearts and lives have been warmed by his friendship and laughter. Following Swenson’s ordination in the Episcopal Church in 1960, he and his wife Sally lived in a number of towns in Minnesota including Minnetonka Beach, Wayzata, Virginia, Eveleth, Faribault, and White Bear Lake. In 1986 they moved to Burlington, Vermont, when he was elected the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and was active in the wider Episcopal Church.Following his retirement as bishop of Vermont in 1993, Swenson and his wife moved to Forest Lake, Minnesota. He was invited to serve as assisting bishop with the Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek for 13 years. He knew the history of Minnesota and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and was happy studying the Gospel of John and teaching. Having been raised in the shadow of the Holocaust and World War II, he worked passionately to educate and transform himself in the areas of institutional racism and civil rights. He was a strong advocate for the ordination of women, prevention of clergy sexual abuse and the full inclusion of gay and lesbian people.In 2003, the Swensons relocated to Northfield to be closer to their family. There they were part of All Saints Church, Northfield, a community of faith that welcomed and embraced their presence and ministry. The Rev. Gayle Mardine Marsh is the rector at All Saints and was very close to the Swensons.Swenson was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and his wife, who died on Dec. 25, 2012. Immediate family includes: children Martha (Dennis Joyner) Swenson of Vadnais Heights; Sara (Willie Jr.) Shuford of Minneapolis; Daniel (Kathleen Hanscom) Swenson of Northfield; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 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Le Rapport à l’Église 2015 à présent disponible en français

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [27 mars 2015] Le Rapport à l’Église 2015, innovant magazine en ligne qui explique en détail la mission et le ministère, ce qu’a accompli et réalisé la Société missionnaire domestique et étrangère durant le triennat en cours, est à présent disponible en français en cliquant ici.Samuel McDonald, Directeur de mission et Directeur adjoint des opérations de la Société missionnaire domestique et étrangère, dit que le Rapport à l’Église 2015 est « un rapport de mission passionnant, créatif et exhaustif à l’Église sur certains aspects de l’impact qu’ont nos partenariats sur la mission et le ministère de l’administration centrale de l’Église au cours du présent triennat jusqu’à ce jour ».« Nous sommes en train d’essayer de créer un changement de culture au sein de la Société missionnaire domestique et étrangère pour qu’elle devienne une organisation de service qui apporte son soutien et sa contribution à la mission au niveau local et qu’elle cesse d’être un simple organisme de réglementation » commente l’Évêque Stacy Sauls, Directeur des opérations de l’Église épiscopale. « Nous sommes déterminés à mobiliser les ressources uniques que l’administration centrale peut mettre à disposition, comme du financement pour les niveaux locaux disposant des moindres ressources et des ressources humaines pour compléter les efforts sur le terrain, pour faire en sorte que la mission se réalise là où elle pourrait sans cela ne pas se réaliser.  La Société missionnaire domestique et étrangère a pour objet toute mission à tout moment à tous les niveaux de l’Église.  Nous faisons de réels progrès.  Nous sommes déterminés à continuer à faire des progrès avec l’aide de toute l’Église épiscopale ».Centré sur les 5 Marques de la mission, le Rapport à l’Église 2015 est un magazine interactif qui comporte des vidéos, des photos et des récits expliquant en détail comment les ressources de l’administration centrale de l’Église sont mises en œuvre au niveau local. Le document de plus de 200 pages comprend une longue table des matières organisée par diocèse pour consultation rapide.Du fait que le budget de l’Église épiscopale est fondé sur les 5 Marques de la mission, « ceci nous a permis, à savoir le personnel et le Conseil exécutif ensemble, en collaboration avec des personnes de toute notre Église, de développer durant ce triennat des ministères à fort impact parmi les plus créatifs et les plus convaincants » ajoute McDonald.« Le présent rapport a pour objectif de faire participer l’Église épiscopale tout entière à une conversation sur la mission afin d’équiper tous les Épiscopaliens à être des missionnaires qui fassent connaître au monde entier la transformation que nous rencontrons dans l’Évangile »  nous dit Alexandre D. Baumgarten, Directeur de la participation publique et communication de la mission pour l’Église épiscopale.  « Tout au long du rapport, vous verrez la question « Comment pouvons-nous nous associer à vous ? »  Nous espérons que nombreux soient les Épiscopaliens qui répondent à cette question partout dans l’Église et la page où se trouve le rapport sur notre site web dispose d’ailleurs d’un formulaire de réponse pour ce faire ».Le Rapport à  l’Église 2015 est centré sur les 5 Marques de la mission: à savoir Proclamer la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de Dieu.  Enseigner aux nouveaux croyants, les baptiser et nourrir leur foi. Répondre aux besoins des êtres humains en les servant avec amour. Chercher à transformer les structures injustes de la société, remettre en question la violence de toute sorte et œuvrer pour la paix et la réconciliation. Faire tous efforts pour sauvegarder l’intégrité de la création, et maintenir et renouveler la vie de la terre.McDonald nous explique que « le Rapport à l’Église 2015 est complet mais ne saurait être totalement exhaustif sur chacune des missions et chaque effort de ministère ». Y sont présentés des détails sur : les nouvelles églises et les nouveaux ministères démarrés ce triennat, les travaux en matière de justice raciale, les bonnes nouvelles du programme de Partenariat diocésain, le service Young Adult Service Corps et autres efforts visant à faire du service de missionnaire la norme, la viabilité de la Province IX, les ministères de campus, les ministères de jubilé, les subventions et les bourses d’études, les zones missionnaires, l’événement EYE14 (Episcopal Youth Event).McDonald ajoute en conclusion : « le Rapportà l’Église 2015 a été créé pour célébrer les travaux remarquables que le personnel a effectués en collaboration avec beaucoup d’autres personnes à travers l’Église épiscopale et la Communion anglicane.  Il rend compte de nos objectifs et des résultats spécifiques mentionnés au budget en cours.  Nous espérons qu’il exprime la passion que nous avons envers la mission qui est au cœur même de l’Église ainsi que l’inspiration de l’Esprit de Dieu que nous trouvons dans la mission ». An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Le Rapport à l’Église 2015 à présent disponible en français Cet innovant magazine en ligne explique en détail les travaux de la Société missionnaire domestique et étrangère. Posted Mar 27, 2015 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events 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 Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Listas las solicitudes para los delegados episcopales a la reunión…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Agosto 10, 2015] Samuel McDonald, Diputado Principal de Operaciones y Director de Misión para la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera, anunció que se están aceptando solicitudes para un delegado provincial y un máximo de 20 delegados de toda la iglesia para representar a la Iglesia Episcopal en la 60ª Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW) en la ciudad de Nueva York, Nueva York, del 14 al de 24 marzo, 2016.El delegado provincial y los delegados de toda la iglesia podrán asistir a los procedimientos oficiales de la UNCSW en las Naciones Unidas y representarán a la Iglesia Episcopal/Comunión Anglicana en su abogacía en la ONU, incluida la abogacía conjunta con el grupo Ecuménico de Mujeres.El tema de prioridad de la UNCSW 2016 es “La capacitación de las mujeres y el vínculo con el desarrollo sostenible”. El Tema de Revisión es “La eliminación y prevención de todas las formas de violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas”. La información está disponible aquí.Las solicitudes están listas para un adulto o juvenil (edades de 14 a 19 años), mujeres u hombres, que puedan hablar del tema de la Prioridad o de la Revisión y están dispuestos a participar en abogacía en la UNSCW. La juventud debe ir acompañada de un chaperón adulto.Los solicitantes deben desempeñar un papel relevante a nivel parroquial, diocesano y / o provincial, rendir cuentas a una autoridad diocesana o provincial, y tener un procedimiento para informar a su comunidad local, tras participar en la UNCSW.Se espera que los delegados estén presentes en la ciudad de Nueva York para la reunión de la UNSCW  del 11 hasta el 25 de marzo, o tan cerca de toda la estancia como sea posible. Los delegados serán responsables de sus propios gastos de viaje, alojamiento y programas.Los delegados serán elegidos por la Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori de la Iglesia Episcopal. Todos los solicitantes serán notificados a mediados de octubre.Las solicitudes están disponibles aquí.  La fecha límite es el 15 de septiembre.Para más información póngase en contacto con Lynnaia Main, Directora de Relaciones Globales para la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera,[email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Featured Events Tags Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Aug 10, 2015 Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR UNCSW Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Listas las solicitudes para los delegados episcopales a la reunión de marzo 2016 de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW) Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Afloran las cosas en común mientras los participantes de Gálatas…

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Por Lynette Wilson Posted Apr 4, 2016 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Africa, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books El Rdo. C. K. Robertson, canónigo del obispo primado Michael Curry para el ministerio más allá de la Iglesia Episcopal, y Rebecca Linder Blachly, asesora principal para África del Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. en la Oficina de Religión y Asuntos Globales, juegan con unos huérfanos en el Orfanato Valentine el 2 de abril, durante una visita del grupo a ministerios de asistencia comunitaria de la Diócesis de Da es-Salam, Tanzania. Foto de Andrea Mann.[Episcopal News Service – Dar es-Salam, Tanzania] Durante la Conferencia Gálatas 6:2, los participantes de seis provincias de la Comunión Anglicana encontraron que en los temas de identidad anglicana y episcopal, educación teológica, migración, trata de personas y medioambiente, sus afinidades superan notablemente sus diferencias.El reunirse para debatir los retos que afectan a la Iglesia y el mundo y buscar soluciones le recordaba a la Rda. Vicentia Kgabe, rectora del Colegio Universitario de la Transfiguración, en Grahamstown, Sudáfrica, de la importancia de la comunidad y de la riqueza de la Comunión Anglicana.“Los vínculos del afecto siguen siendo más fuertes”, dijo Kgabe. Pero la Iglesia, añadió, necesita fortalecer su voz en el mundo.Veintitrés personas que representan a seis provincias de la Comunión Anglicana —Burundi, África Central, África del Sur, Tanzania, África Occidental y la Iglesia Episcopal de Estados Unidos— se reunieron del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril en una conferencia destinada a desarrollar un modelo de colaboración que capacitará a las provincias a compartir mutuamente las cargas de la misión. Durante la conferencia, el grupo llevó en oración a la vecina Burundi, que experimenta actualmente conflicto y violencia políticos.El versículo bíblico de referencia, “Ayúdense unos a otros a llevar sus cargas y así cumplirán la ley de Cristo”, apoyó la labor y la fraternidad de los participantes.Uno de los resultados más esperanzadores de la conferencia “es la comprensión y el reconocimiento de que somos parte los unos de los otros como hermanos y hermanas en Cristo”, dijo el obispo Brian Marajh, de la Diócesis de George en la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, quien añadió que es importante poner esto en el contexto de “donde nos encontramos en la Comunión Anglicana… el imperativo del Evangelio de ser parte, en vez de estar aparte”.Patricia Kisare, funcionaria de asuntos internacionales de la Iglesia Episcopal, con sede en Washington, D.C. y el obispo Jacob Ayeebo, de Tamale, Iglesia Anglicana de Ghana, hablan con una de las hermanas de la Comunidad de Santa María, una orden de la Iglesia Anglicana de Tanzania. Foto de Andrea Mann.Los problemas de la sexualidad humana y de los matrimonios de parejas del mismo sexo han tensado las relaciones en la Comunión Anglicana desde principios de este siglo.En enero, una mayoría de los primados anglicanos exigió “consecuencias” para la Iglesia Episcopal y recomendó que se restringiera su participación en los diálogos ecuménicos y en algunos organismos de la Comunión Anglicana. Las decisiones de los primados en su reunión en Cantórbery, Inglaterra, se produjeron como respuesta a las decisiones de la Convención General en 2015 de cambiar el lenguaje canónico que define el matrimonio y la autorización de ritos matrimoniales que se aplicarían tanto a parejas del mismo sexo como de sexos opuestos.La Conferencia Gálatas 6:2 se había planeado antes de la reunión de los primados, en parte como respuesta a esas viejas diferencias, pero también como enfoque cambiante a las relaciones misionales y las asociaciones entre las iglesias de Estados Unidos y África. La conferencia se concibió durante una reunión en octubre de 2014 en Nueva York donde los seis primados que asistieron manifestaron su intención de crear asociaciones misionales entre sus iglesias.“Uno de los grandes logros de esta conferencia ha sido el fortalecimiento de nuestras relaciones como miembros unidos de nuestra familia anglicana global”, dijo el Rdo. Chuck K. Robertson, canónigo del obispo primado Michael Curry para el ministerio más allá de la Iglesia Episcopal. Robertson participó en la Conferencia Gálatas 6:2 como parte de la delegación de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Al compartir nuestras historias, en nuestras deliberaciones y decisiones, y en nuestra oración común, hemos profundizado la amistad y la confianza entre nosotros incluso al tiempo de comprometernos de nuevo con el trabajo decisivo que todos tenemos por delante”, añadió.“Estas personas están interesadas en trabajar en asociación, no en aislamiento”, dijo el Rdo. Canónigo Isaac Kawuki-Mukasa, que trabaja como encargado de las relaciones para África tanto de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá como de la Iglesia Episcopal.Kawuki-Mukasa ayudó a coordinar la conferencia junto con el Rdo. Ranjit K. Mathews, encargado de las asociaciones de África de la Iglesia Episcopal y Patricia Kisare, funcionaria de asuntos internacionales de la Iglesia Episcopal, con sede en Washington, D.C. Entre los observadores se contaban Rebecca Linder Blachly, asesora principal para África del Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. en la Oficina de Religión y Asuntos Globales; Grace Kaiso, secretaria general del Consejo de Provincias Anglicanas de África y Andrea Mann, directora de relaciones globales de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá.“Siempre que haya una oportunidad para la Comunión de reunirse para trabajar sobre importantes asuntos de interés mutuo es algo bueno”, dijo Mann, añadiendo que esta conferencia fue de particular importancia porque los participantes  buscaban desarrollar un modelo de colaboración que se proponía conducir a asociaciones provinciales. “Es la implementación concreta de una comisión de los primados a las provincias para que empecemos a hacer algo”.Los participantes y los organizadores están redactando una carta a los seis primados para compartir los resultados del grupo y sus recomendaciones de futura colaboración. Entre los participantes había obispos, sacerdotes, decanos y funcionarios de desarrollo, quienes, a través de la conferencia, trabajaron en pequeños grupos y compartieron sus historias y experiencias mientras debatían los nueve temas de la conferencia establecidos de antemano. Los nueve temas eran: sostenibilidad, salud/medio ambiente, trata de personas/migración, educación teológica/libertad religiosa y finanzas/pensiones.Al inicio de la conferencia los participantes hicieron un pacto entre sí de participar plenamente, de escuchar y de compartir sus historias. Fue en medio de un espíritu generoso y de narración de historias que empezaron a formarse las causas comunes y las conexiones.“Se han creado relaciones, ahora estamos en la senda los unos de los otros”, dijo el obispo David Rice, de la Diócesis de San Joaquín en California Central. “Esto nos permitirá hacer algo, recorrer esa senda juntos, llevarnos mutuamente las cargas”.Pese a las diferencias existentes en la Comunión Anglicana, como ha mostrado la Conferencia Gálatas 6:2, la Comunión tiene muchas más cosas en común que aquellas en las que discrepa, dijo Mathews.“Vamos a seguir comunicándonos en asociación basados en la misión común. Continuamos creyendo que lo que nos une es mucho más fuerte que lo que nos divide”, afirmó. “Es hora de que nos concentremos en lo que nos mantiene unidos. Esto es un ejemplo concreto de avance, y es por eso que es importante. Por muchísimo tiempo hemos permitido que otros definan lo que entendemos por asociación”.La Conferencia de Gálatas 6:2 fue sólo un ejemplo de las formas en que la Iglesia Episcopal y su Obispo Primado, Michael Curry, mantienen el diálogo con las provincias anglicanas en África. Por ejemplo, Curry viajará a Accra, Ghana, en mayo, para una reunión de la Consulta de Obispos Anglicanos en Diálogo, la cual comenzó en la Conferencia de Lambeth 2008 en respuesta a diferencias sobre uniones del mismo sexo y cuestiones más extensas de interpretación bíblica.La Conferencia Gálatas 6:2 tuvo lugar poco más de una semana antes del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, que reúne hasta tres representantes de cada provincia cada tres o cuatro años y que está programado para sesionar del 8 al 19 de abril en Zambia.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Afloran las cosas en común mientras los participantes de Gálatas 6:2 comparten sus historiaslast_img read more

Walking to Jerusalem with Christ Church, Covington, Louisiana

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Walking to Jerusalem with Christ Church, Covington, Louisiana Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Lent Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab 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 Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Rev. Morgan MacIntire, far right, led a group of parishioners on a three-mile walk after the noon Ash Wednesday service to kick-off the Walk to Jerusalem program. The Rev. Anne Maxwell helped lead the walk. Photo: Anne Maxwell[Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana] As the last piece of king cake lingered in the kitchen and brightly colored Mardi Gras beads hung from every tree limb and fence post, the clock struck midnight on February 28 signaling the end of Carnival’s frivolity and overindulgence. The season of Lent had begun. A season to start anew. A season to care for the body, mind, and soul. A season to prepare for the Easter Resurrection.As the sun rose on this fresh new beginning, parishioners of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, Louisiana, laced up their walking shoes and set out on a 6,837-mile spiritual journey to Jerusalem.“I find Lent in South Louisiana to be a very welcomed season,” said the Rev. Morgan MacIntire, associate rector of Christ Church. “People are just ready to get back on track. They have eaten way too much king cake. They have gone to too many parades. They are just exhausted. People are looking for a time to slow down and to reclaim themselves and refocus on their relationship with God.”Parishioners of Christ Church are participating in the Walk to Jerusalem, a walking program developed by St. John Providence Health System and designed to increase the physical, spiritual and emotional health of participants. The goal is to walk enough miles through the Lenten season to reach Jerusalem by Easter.MacIntire discovered the program through a seminary classmate whose church was walking to Jerusalem last Lent. “I found it because we are Facebook friends,” MacIntire said. “Sometimes my classmate would take videos while she was walking and post them to Facebook. I began wondering what she was doing and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I called her to ask her about it and she walked me through the nuts and bolts of the program. I brought the idea to Christ Church to implement this Lenten Season. Anne (the Rev. Anne Maxwell, associate rector of Christ Church) and I worked on the program and the meditations together.”Students from Christ Episcopal School, Covington, log Walk to Jerusalem miles during one of their free periods. Photo: Morgan MacIntire“Each week the meditations begin with a prayer about walking,” explained MacIntire. “We chose one reading from the Sunday Lectionary to follow the prayer along with a reflection. At the end of each meditation, there is a question to help focus our thoughts. Whenever you go out on your first walk of the week, you are to stop what you are doing and read through the entire piece. While you walk, you meditate on the question. It gives you something to ponder while you are walking all week. I find it very helpful to center my thoughts because they can go all over the place.”“One reason this program has been effective is that it gives people an opportunity to refocus spiritually but also physically. To have that mind, body, soul connection,” said MacIntire. “When I am walking, I feel like an integrated, whole person. I can feel the ground under my feet. I can feel my muscles ache. I can feel the sun on my skin and the wind on my face. My thoughts are clear and I am in my head because I am thinking.  It is very meditative for me. I believe others have had this experience too.”William Preau, a parishioner of Christ Church whose family has been participating in the walk, said about his experience: “In all of the walks, runs, swims, and rows that my family and I have dedicated to the Walk to Jerusalem group over the past few weeks, I feel like it has helped me be more Christ-like in all my daily activity. I feel like I am carrying his cross to Jerusalem; suffering on earth, for our just reward in Heaven. All along the way, I am thanking God for all our blessings, and thinking of ways to be more Christ-like and give back to those blessings to the less fortunate among us.”One key component of the success of the program has been the connection building through a Facebook group where participants can log their miles, post photographs and video, and cheer each other on. People from as far away as Budapest have been participating.Walking groups have also formed. Parishioners walk throughout the neighborhood surrounding Christ Church and along the shores of nearby Lake Ponchartrain. Even the residents of Christwood Retirement Center in Covington, as well as students from Christ Episcopal School in Covington, have logged miles.Wili and Sinbad Miller bring on the rear forthe Tuesday morning group, making sure no one gets left behind. Photo: William MillerOne popular group is a Tuesday morning group for dogs and their owners led by the rector of Christ Church, the Rev. William Miller. “Although most of the participation is individual and more about virtual connections,” said Miller, “our dog group has had some quite extraordinary experiences. One morning we honored Ruby, a dog recently lost from her owner. She once was lost, but now is found! On another morning, seven dogs and six humans walked one and a half miles each through our neighborhood. Our ‘Walk to Jerusalem’ was noted curiously by a number of neighbors including one lady who had just arrived back home from the store with nothing more than a case of beer and wondered if she’d missed National Dog Day, and a driver who asked if she could bring her grand-dogs next week. I love this powerful witness to the connections of community and canines.”Miller also noted that, “There’s an important lesson here for the modern church and how we use technology and social media to connect, support and even inspire each other.”Relationship building is also taking place among the parishioners of Christ Church, especially those who did not know each other well before the walking program began. “There is a group walk in my neighborhood on Sunday afternoon that is led by a lay person. I have been walking with my neighbors who are also my parishioners,” MacIntire said. “It has been a great opportunity to connect with people that I don’t really get to see. Sunday morning is so busy, so actually having more time to connect with people and talk with people has been great. It has also been good for the parishioners to realize that there are people that live in their neighborhood who go to their church. One couple is already talking about taking our children camping this summer. It has been great building relationships.”Parishioners from Christ Episcopal Church and Covington Presbyterian Church make a stop during their circuit of the 1.5 mile Stations of the Cross in downtown Covington. Photo: Karen MackeyThe Walk to Jerusalem was the inspiration for another event at Christ Church. There is a one and a half-mile-long walking Stations of the Cross that stops at local businesses and churches in downtown Covington. Maxwell and Youth Director Blake Burns created the station in partnership with Covington Presbyterian Church.“We decided that if walking was going to be our main focus this Lent then we should do walking stations,” said MacIntire. “I am sure there will be other creative things that happen next year as we reflect on what we did this year.”What is the progress of the walk so far? “I call them overachievers,” MacIntire said with a laugh. “I tell people, ‘Y’all are just going to have to slow down.’ We have already blown past the 12,000-mile mark. Lent is not over and we have already made it to Jerusalem and are on our way back. Everybody seems to love the fact that last week, the star on the map appeared as if we are stuck in Paris. There has been a lot of talk about what we are doing in France. Who knows where we are going to end up at the end of it all.”“I can’t wait for Easter and our grand total,” she said. “I am just so excited that this is something people have gotten behind. I think there is a great spirit about it, and it has made the church feel more connected. We are going to do this again next year because it has been so well received. Hopefully, people will be even more excited for it next year because they know it is coming.”— Karen Mackey is the communication coordinator for the Diocese of Louisiana. 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El Obispo Presidente emite mensaje de los Primados sobre Nevada

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 1:59 Las Vegas shooting, 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 Primates Meeting, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Oct 2, 2017 Estamos profundamente consternados con la noticia de los terribles eventos ocurridos anoche en Las Vegas. La escala de la pérdida de vidas y de heridos es estremecedora. Enviamos nuestras más sentidas condolencias a usted y a las personas de su diócesis y en particular a la gente de Las Vegas. Estamos orando por los familiares y amigos de aquellos que murieron y por las muchas personas que sufrieron heridas.Recordamos también a todos aquellos que se vieron afectados por esta tragedia, incluyendo los servicios de emergencia (profesionales de servicios de primera respuesta). Oramos para que la paz del Señor Jesucristo esté con las personas de Las Vegas para que puedan superar esta tragedia. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Gun Violence, Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Tags Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA El Obispo Presidente emite mensaje de los Primados sobre Nevada Featured Jobs & Calls Primates Meeting 2017 Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

Anglican Women in Malawi receive training to tackle gender-based violence

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Dec 19, 2017 Gender Justice Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC 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 Tags 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Women in Malawi receive training to tackle gender-based violence This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service [Anglican Communion News Service] Women in Malawi have been urged to open up and discuss issues that relate to gender-based violence (GBV), regardless of the environment they are in. The call was made by the Guilds’ Coordinator in the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire, Yasinta Mtambo, during the closure of a four-day training workshop for women in leadership positions in the diocese, which was held in Liwonde, Machinga, Dec. 11-14.Read the entire article here. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Africa, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, last_img read more

Executive Council wraps up its triennial work, looks to General…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Executive Council, Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, right, and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings serve April 22 as the emcees of a dinner during which continuing members of Executive Council honored the service of their colleagues who are completing their six-year terms. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Tying up loose ends, moving the mission and ministry of the church forward and saying good-bye to half of its members, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council on April 23 wrapped up its triennial work.In its last official act of the 2016-2018 triennium, council spent 45 minutes in executive session, reviewing its work during the last three years.At a news conference after council adjourned, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said council concluded its work “with laughter, a sense of joy and a sense of accomplishment.”“We got some stuff done. We faced some difficult issues. We faced them, we figured them out, we said our prayers and did some pretty darn good work,” he said.House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings said that council and the church’s executive leadership team have clarified their roles and responsibilities, as well as their obligations to each other and the wider church.“It’s been a lovely journey, and I think we’ve grown immensely in our respect for one another,” she said. “We trust one another. We don’t always agree with each other, but we seem to be able to just keep at it. When we don’t agree or when we have an issue, my experience has been that we speak the truth in love.”The Episcopal Church has a tradition of calling leaders who bring wisdom, spiritual centeredness and deep experience, said the Rev. Michael Barlowe, the executive officer of General Convention and secretary of the council. Curry and Jennings, he said, embody that tradition.Both Jennings and Curry said they are looking forward to returning to Austin for the 79th meeting of General Convention in early July. “The Jesus Movement is beginning to grow roots,” Jennings said, adding that she is excited to discover what new ideas will bubble up at convention. Curry agreed, saying he anticipates that this meeting of convention “will be going deeper.”The Rev. Jabriel Ballentine, right, who is a continuing Executive Council member, pays tribute to member Anita George during the council’s celebratory dinner April 22. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOn April 23, the outgoing chairs of council’s five committees gave their final reports. Some included exhortations about the future work of the council as leaders in the Episcopal Church. Anita George, chair of the council’s Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking, said that her committee is charged with “giving voice and connecting Episcopalians for the purpose of advancing the work of joining in God’s mission of justice, peace, reconciliation and transformation.”Achieving that goal begins with each Episcopalian, George said, including its leaders. During this meeting, George said Advocacy and Networking members “engaged in lengthy deliberations regarding the ongoing and critical need for Executive Council and the Episcopal Church to engage in deep training and discussions around racism and racial reconciliation.”Committee members discussed the fact that “many examples of incidents within and without the church remind us that the work is far from over,” George said.The committee “urges the church to require all leaders of the Episcopal Church, including Executive Council, to engage in antiracism training and deep conversations around race,” George said. “It further encourages the church to engage in discussion to explore the use and power of potentially harmful language when interacting with the wide and diverse groups that comprise our beloved church.”The committee said church leaders must recognize that “even with the best intentions we may insult or harm others without sensitivity to inappropriate language when we are engaged with good works,” George said.George said, as she departs the council, she leaves with “high hopes and very, very high expectations of this body. I challenge you, I challenge you, to remember the faces of God who are not here and who depend on you to continue to make space for them and their voices in the beloved community. I implore you, and I love you.”She returned to her seat amid a standing ovation.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council comprises 38 members – 20 (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 laypeople) elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) elected by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have a seat and voice but no vote. Thus, 19 members of council will officially finish their six-year terms during General Convention this July.Diocese of Texas Bishop Andy Doyle tells members of the Executive Council and the church-wide staff during an April 22 reception that the diocese is looking forward to hosting General Convention in Austin this July. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceHere are some of the actions that council took on the last day of its three-day meeting:* The members agreed to provide financial assistance to 13 dioceses and one area mission that have said they need help covering the costs of attending General Convention. All of the entities already receive block grants from the church-wide budget. Bishop of Honduras Lloyd Allen, a council member, said the assistance “is a dream come true. We have cried, we have asked, we have begged.”Although each entity will receive $1,200, which another council member noted amounts to about $150 per deputy, Allen said the biggest concern has been about help in covering the registration cost, “which has prevented our delegation from being complete at General Convention.”Each bishop, deputy and alternate deputy must pay a $600 registration fee, in addition to their lodging and transportation costs.The Rev. Nathaniel Pierce, outgoing council member, noted that council had passed a similar resolution, albeit for a smaller amount, early in 2015 to help cover such costs for the last General Convention. Council needs to consider what he called “the systemic issues” that will continue to prompt this stop-gap funding.“I, for one, am ashamed that folks have to beg for this money,” he said.The Rev. Jabriel Ballentine, continuing Executive Council member, said that the block grant recipients do great work with that money “and so to say that we should force people who are doing great ministry to decide between using those limited resources to do ministry or holding onto those resources in order to come to the table [General Convention] is a false dichotomy.”Outgoing council member Nancy Koonce said that the Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) has urged its successors to consider this dilemma.Barlowe agreed that while those entities have been “gracious” in asking for this money, “we shouldn’t constantly have to rely on their graciousness.” The issue, he said, goes to the root of the church’s polity about broad participation in policymaking bodies. He said the council’s executive committee will be considering the issue between the end of the upcoming General Convention and the beginning of council’s next meeting in October.Outgoing Executive Council member Pragedes Coromoto Jimenez de Salazar, foreground, of Venezuela, tells her colleagues that she will continue to work for the good of the entire Episcopal Church. Interpreter Dinorah Padro assisted her during her remarks. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service* Council members heard that a small group of people who have been involved in the church’s triennial budgeting process will convene between now and the start of General Convention to consider how to improve that process. A goal, according to outgoing FFM Chair Tess Judge, would be to establish a process “that allows early involvement by PB&F (the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance), as well as more time for FFM to deal with other matters related to the financial status of the church.”The church’s Standing Commission on Governance, Structure, Constitution and Canons called in its Blue Book report (beginning on page 402 here) for a task force to reshape the budget process. “The church is mired in a budget process that does not make enough time available for input by the church at large prior to General Convention,” the commission said.However, when FFM met together April 22 with council’s Joint Standing Committee on Governance and Administration for Mission, the members agreed that it made more sense to address the issues involved immediately.* The council heard good news about the work of its Assessment Review Committee. The committee has been talking to about 18 dioceses that do not currently pay the full amount of the assessment or who anticipate asking for a partial or full waiver in 2019.The council’s draft budget, which forms the basis for PB&F’s work at General Convention to craft the 2019-2021 budget, includes a line item reserving $5.9 million for such waivers. Thus, an anticipated reduction in the requested waivers’ dollar amounts would mean that unused money from that reserve could be available to help fund other budget line items.The council established the committee in early 2015 ahead of General Convention that summer making mandatory the current voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system for the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Each year’s annual diocesan giving in the three-year budget had been based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $150,000. Any diocese that cannot or will not pay the soon-to-be-required percentage of its annual income must ask for a partial or full waiver to avoid any penalty, such as not being eligible for church-wide grants.* Council members approved a policy on alcohol use by Domestic and Foreign Mission Society employees (DFMS is the name under which the Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission). Rooted in General Convention Resolution 2015-A158, which called for such policies, council agreed to the employee policy that puts “appropriate limits on the serving and consumption of alcohol” at DFMS work, gatherings, “activities and celebratory events.”“Excessive alcohol consumption may endanger the health and safety of DFMS employees and others around them and tarnish the DFMS’ reputation,” the policy says. It added that those who choose to drink alcoholic beverages in such settings “are expected to behave respectfully, professionally, within legal limits, and in accordance with all DFMS policies.”The policy includes details about availability and consumption of alcohol.Council’s action came at the end of a meeting during which the members heard Curry summarize the Commission on Impairment and Leadership’s findings and recommendations.* Council member Polly Getz and Diocese of Utah Communications Director Craig Worth invited the council to help them beta test a new website designed to help educate the church on its Title IV clergy disciplinary process. The site will debut to the public during General Convention this July. Episcopal News Service coverage of that presentation is here.Summaries of all the resolutions council passed at this meeting are here.Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.The April 21-23 meeting took place at the Wyndham Garden Austin hotel.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Executive Council April 2018 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 23, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Press Release Service Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN 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 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 Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council wraps up its triennial work, looks to General Convention Departing members urge their successors to keep leading church into new ministry Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

Apopka garbage collection schedule for Memorial Day announced

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSCity of ApopkaGarbage collection Previous articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate neededNext articleNational Missing Children’s Day coming this month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom From the City of Apopka ATTENTION ALL CITY OF APOPKA SANITATION/GARBAGE/RECYCLING CUSTOMERS:On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th, all Sanitation, Garbage and Recycling services will operate on the normal schedule. Please put your carts out as you normally would. Please contact the Public Services Department at (407) 703-1731 should you have any questions regarding your garbage or recycling service. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more