Family Promise congregations open doors to host homeless families

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Thomas Dame says: October 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm The affiliate here in Brevard County, Florida began in January 2007 to form an Interfaith Hospitality Network. We had the final documents complete on December 24, 2007. Through much perseverance and prayer, we hosted our first family in the network the week of September 30 at 5pm-October 6, 2013 at 8am at Church of Our Savior Episcopal in Palm Bay. Brevard County is 76 miles long and 10 miles wide. We currently have 13 host and 5 support congregations from Palm Bay to Indialantic to Cocoa Beach to Cocoa to Rockledge, Viera and Suntree. We are the 10th operational affiliate in Florida. What an experience awaits you! Gary Salmon says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bob Moore says: October 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm Great article! Episcopalians and the congregations they belong to have really stepped up to the plate here in the Cincinnati area. Putting their faith into action, they host homeless families, volunteer, and donate to the local Family Promise Affiliate. Church of the Redeemer was instrumental in the founding of the local Affiliate, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, twenty-two years ago. They are valuable members of this loving, caring community that has opened its doors and hearts to homeless families. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Promise congregations open doors to host homeless families Comments are closed. Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm Here in Gloucester County, NJ we have been taking care of homeless children and their families since we welcomed our first guest family – the week before Christmas in 2005. Nearly 2 dozen faith communities are involved as either Host or Support Congregations. We consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to do what we do. “…is this not the fast that I choose,…that you bring the homeless poor into your house…” Isaiah 58:7 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Sharon SheridanPosted Oct 10, 2013 Hector Gonzalez says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN martha knight says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Poverty & Hunger October 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm Such an inspirational story of love for the least of these our brothers and sisters. An excellent model for all churches to follow. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Comments (5) Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA One of the families hosted by Family Promise of Gallatin Valley in Bozeman, Montana. Episcopal Deacon Roxanne Klingensmith of St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman helped launch the interfaith network in Bozeman. Photo/Luca Photography[Episcopal News Service] It all started with a sandwich.Karen Olson was working for Warner Lambert and had taken one of her frequent trips into New York for a lunch meeting when she encountered a homeless woman sitting outside Grand Central Station.“In the early ’80s in New York City, it was hard to walk a city block all of a sudden without seeing somebody who was homeless,” Olson recalled. “I passed by homeless people regularly, I guess like everybody else.”This time, instead of walking by, she impulsively bought a sandwich for the woman and ended up talking with her. “She said she hadn’t eaten since yesterday. I learned a little bit about her life, and a barrier was sort of broken. Up until that point, I had just thought you just don’t go near homeless people.”Back home, Olson told her 10- and 12-year-old sons about the homeless woman, whose name was Milly. Their response: “Let’s make sandwiches and give them to homeless people in New York City.”“For a couple of years,” Olson said, “every other Sunday, we would go in armed with sandwiches and got to know [homeless] people by name.”She began arming herself with knowledge as well, about homelessness and particularly the plight of homeless families. Ultimately, she turned to the religious community in her home county, Union, in New Jersey. When they couldn’t work out the logistics of opening a shelter, they created a new model: Eleven churches and one synagogue agreed to feed and house homeless families a week at a time in rotation, while the Elizabeth YMCA provided space for a day center for the families. An area car dealer discounted the cost of a van to transport families between the center and the host congregations. And the first Interfaith Hospitality Network was born, opening in October 1986.“To my surprise, hundreds of volunteers came out wanting to make a difference,” Olson said.Soon that one network grew into multiple networks.“I never really planned to start an organization,” Olson said. But this year, that organization she didn’t plan to start, now called Family Promise, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of becoming a national program. Nationwide, it provides “shelter, meals, and housing and job placement support to more than 49,000 homeless family members annually,” according to the organization’s website.Family Promise involves 6,000 congregations – about 8 percent of them Episcopal – and 160,000 volunteers in 41 states, Olson said. “Virtually every faith is involved. There’s some wonderful partnerships of different faiths working together in local communities.”In Florida, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County involves Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations.“The great genius of Family Promise is that you see God’s power unleashed through this network of congregations, all responding to the call to serve and care for the most vulnerable amongst us,” said the Rev. Andrew Sherman, rector of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton. “As people of God, we’re all responding together to care for the most vulnerable. For me, theologically, it’s really teaching us about the kingdom of God.”Twenty-three congregations support the network, with 11 serving as host sites for up to 14 people for a week at a time about five times a year. St. Gregory’s has dedicated a residence on its campus to the program, so some congregations who can’t host families at their own sites act as “hosts” while the homeless clients stay at the Episcopal church’s house.St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach and the Chapel of Saint Andrew Episcopal Church in Boca Raton also are host congregations, while St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Boynton Beach are supporting congregations in the network.“Right now our house is being used probably about 30 weeks out of 52,” Sherman said. This not only lets congregations without hosting facilities participate in the program but also provides some housing continuity for families who otherwise would be moving every week, he said.“I’m not used to being in a different place very week,” said Brenda Gery, a Family Promise of Warren County client staying at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. “I’m not used to this kind of situation. … It’s difficult being with people I don’t even know.”Gery, 52, had been living in Family Promise churches for four months. She couldn’t afford to stay in subsidized housing, where she’d lived for nine years, after she lost her job as a cashier.On this evening, she looked forward to seeing her almost-16-year-old son, staying with family in Phillipsburg. He plays baseball and has two more years of high school. “He wanted to stay in Phillipsburg with his friends,” she said. Another son, 18, lives on his own in Pennsylvania.“The people at the church have been nice. It makes it a little easier,” she said. She was looking forward to the week she’d spend at Phillipsburg Alliance Church, which she used to attend.Another single mother, Colleen Dolce, about to turn 24, was spending her second night at St. Luke’s with her daughters Ryleigh, 3, and Sophia, 18 months. She’d moved around a bit before this, particularly during the previous two months, before connecting with Family Promise. About 60 percent of Family Promise clients are children, most younger than 6, Olson said.“It’s affected them a lot more than it’s affected me,” Dolce said of her children. “I think they’ve become more attached to me. I’ve literally been the only stable thing they have. The good thing is, they’re little. But the time I figure everything out, they won’t really remember much of this.”There’s a lot to juggle. A van transports her family to and from the Family Promise day center, from which she then drives to a babysitter and her job at Dunkin’ Donuts. Each location is a distance from the others, and she was working to find compatible hours and day-care assistance.“All the people at the day center are really helpful,” she said. Amenities include a shower and locker room, a washer and dryer, a kitchen, computers for job searches and a toy room for the children.Back at the church, volunteers provide dinner and breakfast and stay overnight with the homeless guests. On this evening, Kathleen Scala had prepared a spaghetti dinner and was eating with the families.“I just need to give where giving is needed,” she said. “If I’m cooking at home, I can certainly cook from here.The ministry makes good use of the church’s space to fill a need, she said. “You want, as a church, to reach out to the community.”Volunteers spend time with guests at Family Promise congregations, providing food, friendship and overnight accommodations. Participating congregations in Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Florida, are interfaith: Christian, Jewish and Muslim.Sherman helped launch Family Promise in Palm Beach County after discovering it didn’t have a homeless shelter, yet had more residents than Rhode Island. “People would come to our door at the church who were homeless, and you’d try to help them. There was just a glaring gap of both need and lack of services.”The Family Promise network is helping to meet that need. Since 2008, according to a report to the network’s annual meeting in January, “Family Promise provided over 10,000 ‘bed nights,’ 30,000 meals and 83,000 volunteer hours from 1,100 dedicated volunteers. A paid staff of three, aided by ‘expert’ volunteers, mentors and participating congregations, helped families improve parenting and budgeting skills while finding training, jobs, housing, child care and transportation. With program graduates now numbering 180 adults and children, Family Promise has achieved an enviable success rate of nearly 85 percent, slightly higher than the national Family Promise organization’s 80 percent average.”Noted Sherman, “It takes a village of congregations to move a homeless family from homelessness to stability, and it’s really connecting all the services.”And it takes a lot of volunteers.At St. Gregory’s, more than 100 volunteers help out throughout the year, Sherman said. “Normally it takes about 75 to do a hosting week, when you add up all the jobs of cooking, overnight hosting, greeting, getting the bed linens washed.”The average family stayed with Family Promise congregations for nine weeks last year, Olson said.In Bozeman, Montana, St. James Episcopal Church was the first to sign up to become a host parish with Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, thanks to the impetus of network “founding mother” Deacon Roxanne Klingensmith. “I had been long yearning for us to do something about the homeless in Bozeman. The homeless in Bozeman are still quite invisible.”It took 18 months to get organized, from recruiting congregations to raising funds and training volunteers, she said.From its launch in 2006 to April 2013, the interfaith network sheltered almost 100 families, according to its website. Twelve host congregations and 11 partner congregations participate, and 1,500 volunteers have completed a two-hour training required to provide direct guest services.The idea of helping homeless families particularly attracted people, Klingensmith said. “The reason we knew it would work was because it involved children. When you talk about homeless children, that gets people’s attention.”St. James hosts families in its former rectory about nine times a year. The families “love it because it’s a home setting and has bedrooms and two full baths and a kitchen and a dining room,” Klingensmith said.“As far as the congregation, what it’s meant is that they get to be involved up close,” she said. “I think what they do is live out the gospel.”“This gave them an opportunity to really … bring the love of Christ to people.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm My son is 39, Working, suffering shingles, homeless, has job, no medical supporting a family of 4 in el paso tx. 406 589 5783. NEEDS a lite help to get back on his feet.Join me in my prayers to see him trough. Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Religious leaders of Africa commit to post-2015 development

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN 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 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listingcenter_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Africa, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Religious leaders of Africa commit to post-2015 development Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA By ACNS staffPosted Jul 18, 2014 Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA CAPA General Secretary Grace Kaiso said the widest cooperation was necessary for success. Photo: CAPA[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of faith leaders from across Africa recently met in Uganda’s capital for a three-day summit on sustainable development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.More than 200 religious leaders gathered in Kampala between June 30 and July 2 for the Africa Faith Leaders’ Summit with its theme of Enhancing Faith Communities’ Engagement on the post 2015 Development Agenda in the Context of the Rising Africa.During the conference the leaders, from a wide variety of religious traditions, considered ways to work together to ensure post-2015 goals were implemented.They made a host of commitments, including doing more to promote peace and reconciliation in countries and communities currently facing violence; to promote interfaith dialogue and co-operation as a means of eradicating religious radicalization; to ensure women, children, youth, people with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS are included in finding solutions to Africa’s development challenges; and to promote the resourcefulness of Africa as opposed to its poverty and misery.Canon Grace Kaiso, general secretary of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) who attended the event, said, “The shaping of our common future must not be left to a few but must involve people at all levels.“Our expectation of support from partners worldwide should not stop us as Africans from bearing our responsibility to turn life on the Continent around by being responsible and accountable stewards of the enormous resources God the Creator has endowed us with.“CAPA, like many others at the meeting, is committed to the unlocking of the potential of  the continent for the thriving of the human family.”The summit was organized under the auspices of the African Interfaith Initiative on Post-2015 Development Agenda, a coalition of faith communities and their leaders across Africa with technical support from the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) and other development partners.Participants included representatives of the African Council of Religious Leaders, Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar; All Africa Council of Churches; Organization of African Instituted Churches; Hindu Council of Africa; Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa; Union of Muslim Councils of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa; the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i; the Association of the Evangelicals of Africa; Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa; and Arigatou International, Nairobi.The Post-2015 Development Agenda will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that will expire in 2015. Of the eight goals, it is believed that only three will be fully met by 2015, hence the need for a successive agenda to build on the achievements made to date.Read the faith leaders’ Position Paper here Read the faith leaders’ statement From Lament to Action here Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion last_img read more

Derechos humanos y dignidad: un sacerdote episcopal en Bruselas lucha…

first_img 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 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC El Rdo. Mark Barwick (segundo de derecha a izquierda) presenta ante el Parlamento Europeo los resultados de un informa sobre violaciones de los derechos humanos en Irán. Foto por cortesía de DHSF.[Episcopal News Service] Llevar a cabo la visión de Dios de una creación renovada “que respete la dignidad y la belleza de toda persona individual en este planeta” puede ser una meta tremenda, pero el Rdo. Mark Barwick vive en función de ese sueño de un mundo reconciliado.Radicado en Bruselas, Bélgica, el sacerdote episcopal dice que su trabajo como asesor político de Derechos Humanos sin Fronteras (DHSF), una organización no gubernamental y no religiosa, “es parte de esa recreación y renovación de las sociedades humanas”.Como sacerdote asociado de Todos los Santos [All Saints] en Waterloo, y vicario de una pequeña congregación en Charleroi —parroquias en Bélgica que forman parte de la Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa— Barwick siempre ha encontrado la necesidad de que su fe se exprese a través de la justicia, la paz y la dignidad humana para todas las personas. “Una fe que no esté vinculada a estos valores carece de interés para mí”, afirma “[El apóstol] Santiago dijo que la fe sin obras es muerta. La fe sin un auténtico compromiso con la dignidad humana no es creíble”.Fundada en 1989, DHSF colabora estrechamente con muchas instituciones europeas, en particular con el Parlamento Europeo, en organizar conferencias estratégicas y talleres de capacitación, en buscar y compartir información y en trabajar directamente con los responsables de la política en multitud de asuntos que atañen a los derechos humanos.La Unión Europea, compuesta por 28 estados, “es fundamentalmente un proyecto de pacificación, para crear un comunidad de naciones más humana y basada en la justicia, la dignidad humana y el respeto a los derechos humanos fundamentales”, expresa Barwick, de 58 años, mientras bebe café a sorbos junto a la estación del metro Schuman, a la sombra del Parlamento Europeo.“La UE como la conocemos hoy nació de la guerra. El siglo XX fue la escena de una terrible brutalidad”, dice. “Bélgica fue un campo de sangre”.Luego de la segunda guerra mundial, una convergencia de naciones europeas se unió para decir ‘no más’ al derramamiento de sangre ‘y para explorar las formas de crear una integración política y económica que tenga sentido en nuestra diversidad y que pueda formar una comunidad más próspera y pacífica”, dice Barwick.Esta fue la visión de Robert Schuman —el político francés de mediados del siglo XX que le da nombre a la estación del metro Schuman— que está muy vigente en la actualidad cuando los derechos humanos se sitúan como una primera prioridad para la Unión Europea, la cual convirtió a DHSF —miembro activo de la Red de Derechos Humanos y Democracia— en un instrumento clave de asesoría y orientación mientras prepara debates políticos y estableces normas a seguir.La libertad de cultos y creencias, la promoción de la democracia y el imperio de la ley son importantes prioridades de DHSF, y muchos responsables de [la política] europea encuentran inapreciable la labor de la organización en estos terrenos, agrega Barwick.Por ejemplo, recientemente, DHSF colaboró con otros [organismos] al objeto de ofrecer [talleres de] capacitación sobre libertad de cultos o creencias para el personal diplomático del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. “Es acerca de la libertad de pensamiento en realidad”, apunta Barwick, citando el Artículo 18 del Pacto Internacional sobre Derechos Civiles y Políticos, adoptado por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en 1966, como el fundamento de la labor de su organización. “Éste es uno de nuestros caballos de batalla. Resulta muy claro que todo el mundo deber tener dignidad y libertad de pensar y creer lo que desee.“La libertad de conciencia incluye el sistema de creencias. Esa es la primera libertad de la cual se derivan todas las otras: libertad de asociación, de expresión, etc.”, añade. “La dignidad humana es un don de Dios”.Pero en muchos países las personas no son libres de cambiar de religión, y en algunos les imponen sentencias de muerte. Esta realidad hace el trabajo de Barwick aún más importante, especialmente en medio de los malentendidos respecto a fe y cultura y del creciente extremismo y persecución religiosa que impera en muchos países del Oriente Medio, así como asiáticos y africanos.Un objetivo principal de DHSF este año ha sido el de las personas que se encuentran encarceladas o sujetas a sentencias de muerte debido a su fe, en países como Irán, Pakistán, Arabia Saudita y Sudán. La organización compiló una lista de prisioneros que incluye a centenares de personas que se encuentran tras las rejas debido a leyes que prohíben o restringen sus derechos básicos a la libertad de cultos o de creencias.Como instructor en temas de diversidad, Barwick está comprometido a aumentar la conciencia y comprensión de estas violaciones de derechos humanos, y espera resultar un catalizador para el cambio y la defensa social.Barwick se mudó a Bruselas hace 12 años para asumir un cargo en el movimiento catolicorromano Pax Christi, que se concentra fundamentalmente en problemas africanos y en zonas de conflicto, y ha estado trabajando con DHSF sólo durante dos años. Con anterioridad ha fungido como director regional de Pan para el Mundo, [institución] que tiene su sede en Washington, DC.En los círculos de Bruselas, a Barwick se le conoce por su experiencia en el encuentro entre religión y personas homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales, y él se esfuerza en combatir la polarización que existe entre fe y sexualidad.“En esferas políticas, uno ve con frecuencia a los humanistas y los secularistas de un lado, y luego, arrinconado y medroso, el pequeño número de personas religiosas, y estoy tratando de reconciliar a estos grupos”, afirmó. “Pero hay comunidades de fe acogedoras. Trabajamos con ese movible estamento intermedio y también con aquellos con convicciones religiosas y actitudes excluyentes hacia personas LGBT. Estamos intentando cambiar eso… tratando de encontrar valores conectivos que puedan aplicarse a todo el mundo”.En el curso del último año, Barwick ha servido también como asesor e instructor del Centro de Budapest de Prevención Internacional de Genocidio y Atrocidades Masivas, cuya labor se centra en la prevención de la violencia y en la reducción de tensiones en Hungría, Polonia, la República Checa y Eslovaquia.Reflexionando sobre su trabajo con Pax Christi, Barwick dijo que gran parte de su tiempo en África estaba dedicado a estimular el diálogo entre grupos beligerantes después de la guerra. En Liberia, por ejemplo, él trabajó con un ONG local para reconstruir las relaciones entre el grupo étnico lorma, que incluye a tradicionalistas cristianos, y el mandinga, que es predominantemente musulmán. “Con el tiempo estos grupos dialogarían sobre cómo podíamos cambiar esta situación —no abordando los problemas del pasado, sino la manera en que podíamos moldear un futuro mejor”.Mirando hacia delante, como miembro activo de la Plataforma Europea sobre Intolerancia y Discriminación Religiosas, DHSF planea, en 2015, ayudar a auspiciar una conferencia sobre libertad de cultos o creencias y democracia en el centro laboral, un tema que ha tenido gran notoriedad cuando algunas compañías europeas han tomado la iniciativa de prohibirles a las mujeres musulmanas que usen la hijab mientras están en el trabajo.“No se trata sólo de que haya una visible expresión de fe en el centro de trabajo, sino que también afecta el ambiente de la incertidumbre económica”, apunta. Percibimos que [nuestra labor] ejercerá alguna [fuerza de] tracción en el Parlamento. De manera que intentamos ofrecer conferencias que la gente encuentre útil en su propia agenda legislativa”.Barwick dice que con frecuencia se pregunta si el quehacer diario produce algún cambio significativo, “pero luego suceden cosas: toman una decisión, cambian leyes, citan nuestros informes. El marco legal en el ámbito de la UE siempre está evolucionando, y somos parte de eso. Las instituciones de la UE deben escuchar a la sociedad civil, de manera que tenemos una auténtica oportunidad de configurar la política pública que humanice el mundo para todos nosotros”. — Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Future role of Canadian church in Cuba unclear, says Archbishop…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Comments (1) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Members of the Episcopal Church of Cuba synod and guests gather outside the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Havana.Photo: Andrea Mann/Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] A year after the Episcopal Church of Cuba voted unanimously to return to The [American] Episcopal Church (TEC) following the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, it is still unclear how this will affect the relationship between the Cuban and Canadian Anglican churches, said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.“[The Episcopal Church of Cuba] has this long history with The Episcopal Church, and [there is a] deep desire to return, but there’s a bit of hesitation, and I think some anxiety about . . . what does this mean for [their] historic relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada?” Hiltz said in an interview following the Cuban church’s annual synod. Hiltz attended the synod as chair of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba (MCC), the body that has overseen the Cuban church since 1967, when it was cut off from TEC following the political standoff between Cuba and the U.S. that began in 1962. The Cuban church was established as a missionary diocese of The Episcopal Church in 1901.Over the past 48 years, the Canadian church has played an important role in bridging the gap between Cuban and American Episcopalians. It has also provided the Cuban church with financial support by topping up clergy stipends, contributing to the bishop’s discretionary fund and paying for two Anglican faculty positions at the ecumenical seminary in Matanzas.But Hiltz says that with relations normalizing, change is “a given.” And although it is not yet clear what change will look like, he said TEC might take up some of the responsibility for supporting Cuba financially.“If [the Episcopal Church of Cuba] becomes part of TEC, then a lot of the things for which they’ve been able to turn to Canada for in terms of financial support and so on, really would become the responsibility of TEC,” he noted.However, Andrea Mann, the Canadian church’s director for global relations, stressed that the ball is currently in TEC’s court. The Cuban church has been unequivocal in its desire to re-join the American church, but The Episcopal Church has stated that it will not be able to respond to the request until its General Convention in 2018.“A commission was going to be formed to study the Episcopal Church in Cuba’s resolution . . . to become part of TEC again,” she explained. “The commission has not officially reported back [to Cuba] on its work to date since General Convention [2015], so there was no report at the recent synod in Cuba from the commission studying their request.”Furthermore, while TEC Presiding Bishop Michel Curry is a member of the MCC, Hiltz said that neither he nor anyone else from TEC was present at the recent synod – although he will be present at the next MCC meeting in June.Mann said she thinks the June meeting will clarify some of the uncertainty.“I think the June meeting is going to be a place where the key people are going to meet. Michael Curry is going to visit Cuba for the first time, [and] he’s going to get a sense of what the process is moving forward,” she said.In the meantime, the Canadian and Cuban churches continue to work together, most notably in co-sponsoring an international justice camp, along with the diocese of Niagara (Cuba’s Canadian partner diocese) and the Canadian church’s development agency, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.The camp, which will take place from 30 April to 7 May, will bring 25 Anglicans from across the Canadian church to the Cuban city of Matanzas, where they will join 25 Cuban Anglicans in discussing how to engage issues of food security, citizenship, and social engagement and economic justice in their respective contexts.“I hope that this camp gives Canadian and Cuban Anglicans an opportunity to meet together and talk formally and informally so that both groups return to their local contexts with renewed enthusiasm, and some really interesting ideas to try,” Mann said. “I hope that everyone who participates experiences a meaningful and informative intercultural experience, so that the Canadians who participate come away . . . with a different sense of who Cubans are, the social and economic and political realities in Cuba.” Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Future role of Canadian church in Cuba unclear, says Archbishop of Canada Featured Jobs & Calls Vicki Gray says: Submit a Press Release March 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm The Canadian Anglican Church and Archbishop Hiltz have done crucial, commendable work which I hope will continue to one degree or another. I hope also that TEC will indeed take up some of the responsibility for supporting Cuba financially.and, equally importantly, fostering people-to-people ties such as the upcoming Canadian-Cuban camp in Matanzas and supporting the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (SET) there with physical and personnel resources. Presiding Bishop Curry’s visit is much to be welcomed in this regard. 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El campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa de Omaha se convierte…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Miembros y visitantes de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa de Omaha hicieron este año un círculo de la paz en memoria de los ataques del 11 de septiembre. Foto de la Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo.[Episcopal News Service] En medio de la polarizada temporada electoral que ha suscitado una profunda desconfianza hacia los inmigrantes y hacia los musulmanes en particular, un terreno de poco más de 14 hectáreas en el centro del país se ha convertido en un símbolo viviente de lo que significa “ama a tu prójimo”. En Omaha, Nebraska, judíos, cristianos y musulmanes  están encontrando un terreno común y creando una comunidad compartida en el campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa [Tri-Faith Initiative].La iniciativa tiene sus raíces en una “conversación ordinaria” que tuvo lugar hace más de 10 años acerca de las necesidades mutuas de estacionamiento y terreno. Líderes del templo Israel y del Instituto Americano de Estudios y Cultura Islámicos (que ahora se llama el Instituto Musulmán Americano) profundizaron rápidamente el diálogo y luego pasaron a la importancia de la obra interreligiosa entre las dos comunidades. Poco después, la fe cristiana se sumaba a la conversación por vía de la Diócesis Episcopal de Nebraska.La Iniciativa Trirreligiosa, que se creó oficialmente en 2006 en representación de las tres religiones abrahámicas, sigue evolucionando como la manifestación física de una idea, un campus multirreligioso con una sinagoga, una mezquita y una iglesia. El sitio original, que la Iniciativa adquirió en 2011, había sido el único club en Omaha que permitía miembros judíos. El templo Israel fue el primero en abrir sus puertas en el campus Trirreligioso en 2013. El Instituto Musulmán Americano desbrozó el terreno el año pasado con planos para su mezquita y centro educacional que estará terminado para el Ramadán de 2017. La Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo [Countryside Community Church] está recaudando dinero para su nueva iglesia, con la esperanza de inaugurarla en 2018. El Centro Comunitario Trirreligioso será el edificio con el que se concluirán las obras del lugar para 2019.Cuando esté terminado, el campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa incluirá una sinagoga, una iglesia y una mezquita, todas ellas con sendas conducentes a un centro Trirreligioso como nexo de las tres. Foto de una representación del campus proporcionada por la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa.La Iniciativa está creando un diálogo entre las religiones de múltiples formas, desde el compromiso comunitario fuera de la ciudad a los diálogos entre diversas fes en los clubes locales de los Kiwanis. En el campus, las sesiones y actividades educativas públicas y gratuitas, tales como las de niños judíos, cristianos y musulmanes haciendo juntos casitas de jengibre, han ayudado a acercar a los miembros de las tres religiones. La primavera pasada, “The Daily Show” en Comedy Central se percató de la iniciativa e incluyo en un segmento lo que suena como el comienzo de un chiste: un cristiano, un musulmán y un judío que entran en un bar. Los productores filmaron a los líderes de Tri-Faith en un pub de la localidad, Sean O’Casey’s, para discutir [la situación] del campus Trirreligioso con buen humor. La Iniciativa Trirreligiosa asumió esta idea y la llevó adelante —celebrando muchas reuniones informales en el pub para contribuir a la discusión pública, al debate y para  familiarizarse con los líderes y miembros de Tri-Faith. Cada actividad es una oportunidad de que las comunidades se entiendan mejor y se apoyen mutuamente.“Lo cierto respecto a Nebraska es que la gente aquí es muy tolerante incluso de profundas diferencias entre ellos y sus vecinos. Las personas aquí entienden que al final todos estamos en esto juntos”, dijo el obispo J. Scott Barker de la Diócesis Episcopal de Nebraska.Ha habido cambios dentro de la Iniciativa misma, tal como el traspaso de la rama cristiana en 2015 que hiciera la Diócesis de Nebraska a la congregación y líderes religiosos de la Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo, que es parte de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo. “No fue una decisión fácil”, dijo Barker, “pero era la correcta para la diócesis. Según el proyecto crecía en extensión y en escala, resultaba claro que el aporte recaudatorio del socio cristiano estaría muy fuera del alcance de lo que nuestra pequeña diócesis podía manejar”, explicó el.“Es triste no ser el socio cristiano porque sé que esto va a ser algo extraordinario, pero también lo percibo como un genuino acto de fe entregarle el liderazgo a una comunidad que está más apta en este momento para hacer esto”, añadió Barker. “Creo en verdad que el Espíritu Santo está detrás de este traspaso a la Iglesia del Campo”.El Rdo. Eric Elnes, pastor principal de la Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo, dijo que tomar parte en la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa no fue pan comido para él cuando discutió el asunto por primera vez con Barker. “Había oído rumores de problemas económicos para la recaudación de los millones que se necesitaban para reconstruir una iglesia en el campus, así que me acerqué y dije ‘¿cómo podemos ayudar?” y así comenzó una temporada de diálogo formal entre la Diócesis de Nebraska y nuestra Iglesia, y entonces resultó que ellos sugirieron que los sustituyéramos como los asociados cristianos [de esta empresa]”, dijo Elnes. “Espero que en futuro hagamos algo juntos. Personalmente, soy un gran fan de los episcopales, y me encantaría tener un oficio episcopal en nuestra iglesia cuando esté construida”.Pese al entusiasmo de Elnes por asumir la representación de la rama cristiana, él necesitaba que la mayoría de su congregación estuviera de acuerdo en seguir adelante. Y así comenzó lo que él llamó un “proceso espiritualmente intenso” dentro de su congregación para decidir si se relocalizaban en un nuevo edificio del campus Trirreligioso.Primero, la congregación votó sobre si tenía o no interés en unirse a la iniciativa y mudarse al campus. Luego, vino un período de 40 días de investigación para ahondar aún más en la posibilidad y explorar el proceso mismo. Y examinaron el costo de reconstruir la iglesia en el campus Trirreligioso. “Mas del 70 por ciento [de la congregación] se mostró de acuerdo y dijo “sí, esta es la visión de Dios para nosotros’, así que aceptamos la oferta de la diócesis el 12 de abril del año pasado. Como resultado, 100 familias abandonaron la congregación, pero no les guardo rencor; tal vez algunos de ellos regresarán”, dijo Elnes.El costo por construir la iglesia es de $25 millones. “Decidimos construir la iglesia más ‘verde’ de EE.UU.”, añadió. “Queremos hacer un positivo  pronunciamiento ambientalista con nuestra iglesia”. Está en marcha una campaña de recaudación de fondos y en el momento de escribir este artículo a la iglesia sólo le faltaba $1.250.000 para alcanzar su meta.“La obra que se está haciendo aquí es magnífica”, dijo el rabino Darryl Crystal, uno de los rabinos interinos del templo Israel. “Yo he estado en 13 ciudades en los últimos 14 años y he visto muchas cosas en este país y he trabajado activamente en la reforma migratoria. Esta iniciativa aquí es sencillamente tremenda”. Crystal se sumó al proyecto cuando el rabino Aryeh Azriel, uno de los fundadores de la iniciativa, se jubiló recientemente. “Azriel sigue estando activo dentro de la comunidad”, dijo Crystal. “Él es realmente una voz profética aquí. Es originario de Israel y su creencia en la justicia es sencillamente increíble”.Crystal dijo también que él había llegado en un momento fundamental para la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa. Recordaba que hace unas pocas semanas, en septiembre, 500 personas crearon un círculo de paz en los terrenos del campus para conmemorar el horror del 11/9 y honrar la causa de la paz y la buena voluntad entre las religiones. “Me honra estar aquí. Es un momento de entusiasmo mientras la iniciativa se centra en la conclusión del campus y en la manera en que la visión de este campus cobrará vida”.Pese a no contar con un campus plenamente funcional, los próximos eventos incluyen un picnic anual de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa y una reunión de invierno donde pueden compartirse relatos y dulces. Y se ha planeado un retiro para la primavera de 2017. “Las cosas están progresando muy rápidamente ahora, y la iniciativa está cobrando un impulso real”, afirmó Crystal.Los musulmanes están planeando programas futuros y buscando un imán que dirija su congregación cuando se abra la mezquita. El Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, presidente y cofundador del Instituto Americano de Estudios y Cultura Islámicos, que ahora se llama el Instituto Musulmán Americano, es un líder espiritual dentro de la comunidad musulmana de Omaha. “He estado en Omaha durante más de 40 años”, dijo Mohiuddin, que también es cardiólogo. “Es una comunidad muy, muy acogedora. Creo que la razón por la que la Iniciativa ara Trirreligiosa ha llegado a ser tan activa es debido a que la cultura del Medioeste  se muestra comprensiva de las diferentes culturas y religiones”, afirmó.Mohiuddin dijo que el Instituto Musulmán Americano se propone celebrar paneles educativos y simposios y ofrecer más servicios civiles a familias musulmanas en el campus. “La iglesia y la sinagoga ofrecen más servicios civiles que nosotros; querría ofrecer más este tipo de servicios en nuestra comunidad”.Por el momento, el templo Israel es el único lugar de culto que está funcionando en el campus, pero no por mucho tiempo. “Esperamos que esta mezquita más grande tendrá la capacidad de apoyar a la creciente población musulmana de Omaha”, apuntaba Mohiuddin. “Creo que si la gente aprendiera a aceptar que todos somos seres humanos, aun si practicamos diferentes religiones u oramos a Dios de un modo diferente, entonces el mundo sería un lugar mucho mejor. Ese es nuestro mensaje aquí”.– Maya Dollarhide es una periodista independiente radicada en el valle del Hudson. Ella creció en la Iglesia Episcopal. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Maya Dollarhide Posted Sep 29, 2016 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL El campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa de Omaha se convierte en realidad Para promover la paz y la comprensión entre las religiones abrahámicaslast_img read more

Uruguay: Bishop issues hard-hitting challenge to proclamation

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Uruguay has delivered a critical presidential address to his diocesan synod, in which he said that parishes had failed to engage with “the basics” of mission and evangelism. Bishop Michele Pollesel used the example of a new priest who received complaints that he had used the same sermon three week’s running. “Yes, it’s true. I have preached the same sermon every week for three weeks now. I know what I’m doing. . . When you begin to live out this sermon, I will go to the next one.”Full article. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Gavin DrakePosted Nov 28, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, 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 Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Uruguay: Bishop issues hard-hitting challenge to proclamationcenter_img Rector Bath, NC Latin America Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Archbishops launch review of English cathedrals’ governance

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Archbishops launch review of English cathedrals’ governance Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishops of Canterbury and York have set up a working group to examine the governance of the Church of England’s cathedrals. The group has been established at a time when a number of English cathedrals are facing financial and other difficulties.One of its tasks will be to advise the Archbishops’ Council on whether the Cathedrals Measure – the 1999 legislation that sets out the regulations that cathedrals must follow in their administration – needs to be revised.Full article. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Posted Apr 10, 2017 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

WCC encourages renewed climate efforts after US withdrawal

first_img 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 Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, Ecumenical & Interreligious, Environment & Climate Change Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Comments are closed.center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Expressing its deep disappointment at U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the World Council of Churches has urged renewed commitment by churches and praised local communities and governments for their reaffirmation of climate commitments.Full article. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Jun 12, 2017 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bonita Reed says: 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN June 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm Thank God for individual, group efforts in this direction. In my area several Mayors haveexpressed the desire for their communities to continue in the conservation effort.(Wrong is wrong – whomever is doing it. ) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC WCC encourages renewed climate efforts after US withdrawal Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (1) Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Jerusalem’s new municipal tax measures threaten ministries, church leaders say

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Feb 15, 2018 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service 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 Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Jerusalem’s new municipal tax measures threaten ministries, church leaders say Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Middle East Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Education and health ministries provided by the Diocese of Jerusalem could be at risk if the municipality goes ahead with plans to make churches pay Arnona, or municipal taxes. For centuries, religious bodies in the city have been exempt from such taxes, but the Jerusalem Municipality is now demanding millions of pounds from religious groups as part of an ongoing dispute with Israel’s finance ministry.Read the full article here. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Israel-Palestine, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Primate of South Sudan plans New Year’s Eve peace march…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Primate of South Sudan plans New Year’s Eve peace march and prayer service Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Sudan & South Sudan 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 Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of South Sudan Justin Badi Arama is calling on Christians in the country to take part in a peace march and prayer service on New Year’s Eve. His vision is for 10,000 Christians to take part in the march, which will set off from Buluk Field in Juba. They will take part in a mile-long march to All Saint’s Cathedral, where a prayer service will be held, “asking God for real peace in our nation in 2019.”Read the entire article here. Africa, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Dec 21, 2018 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more