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Ratifican los sudcarolinos su decisión de abandonar la Iglesia Episcopal

first_img [Episcopal News Service – Charleston, Carolina del Sur] La mayoría de los episcopales de Carolina del Sur que asistieron el 17 de noviembre a una convención especial en la iglesia de San Felipe [St. Philip’s] en esta ciudad respaldaron la decisión que tomara hace un mes el obispo Mark Lawrence y el comité Permanente diocesano de desafiliar a la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal.Estos eventos tuvieron lugar después de que la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori restringiera el pasado 17 de octubre el ministerio de Lawrence, luego de que la Junta Disciplinaria para los Obispos de la Iglesia certificara que éste había abandonado la Iglesia Episcopal “por una abierta renuncia de la disciplina de la Iglesia”.Ese mismo día, el Comité Permanente anunció que la decisión de la Junta Disciplinaria, “había provocado la activación de dos preexistentes resoluciones corporativas de la diócesis, las cuales simultáneamente desafiliaban a la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal y convocaban a una convención especial”.Jefferts Schori envió una carta pastoral el 15 de noviembre a los episcopales de Carolina del Sur en la que ofrecía sus oraciones y apoyo a los que desearan permanecer en la Iglesia Episcopal.“La Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur sigue siendo parte integrante de la Iglesia Episcopal, incluso si varios de sus líderes la hubiesen abandonado”, recalcó. “Si se hace plenamente evidente que esos ex líderes han roto del todo sus nexos con la Iglesia Episcopal, se elegirán y se instalarán nuevos líderes mediante una convención diocesana reconocida por toda la Iglesia Episcopal, en conformidad con nuestra Constitución y Cánones”.Durante su alocución, Lawrence llamó a la convención especial “el Valle de la Decisión” y afirmó que “es hora de pasar a la próxima página”. Él se refirió a los intentos de evitar la separación de la diócesis,  y sus tan mencionados problemas de teología, moral y desacuerdos con los cánones de la Iglesia.“Así sea…Nos hemos retirado de esa Iglesia… Hemos pasado adelante. Con la resolución de disociación del Comité Permanente, el hecho está consumado: legal y canónicamente”, afirmó.Si bien el obispo se refirió a las numerosas cartas de apoyo de líderes eclesiásticos, no anunció ninguna oferta explícita de afiliación con la Comunión Anglicana, y confirmó que por ahora la diócesis separatista no se afiliará con nadie. En una teleconferencia luego de la convención, él confirmó que la alineación no está sobre la mesa al presente.Sin embargo, durante su intervención, sí afirmó que “por ahora y en el futuro inmediato, habiéndonos retirado de nuestra asociación con la Iglesia Episcopal, seguimos siendo una diócesis extra provincial dentro de la Comunión Anglicana”.Tal designación exige un acuerdo de parte del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, que concluyó una reunión de 12 días en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda, el 7 de noviembre. Ninguna decisión sobre Carolina del Sur se tomó durante esa reunión y el Consejo no se volverá a reunir de nuevo hasta mayo de 2016.Luego de su alocución, Lawrence le pidió a la convención que sometiera a votación tres resoluciones. La primera resolución afirmaba las medidas tomadas por el obispo y el Comité Permanente y declaraba “que ya no estamos en relación alguna con la Iglesia Episcopal, incluida la unión o asociación de ninguna clase”. La resolución también hacía que la convención declarase que Lawrence era el “legítimo obispo” de la diócesis.“Al afirmar esto, declaramos que  así como Dios ha enviado al obispo Lawrence a ser nuestro obispo, sólo él [Dios] tiene la autoridad para declarar lo contrario” sigue indicando la resolución.La resolución también afirmaba que la convención “repudia las medidas supuestamente tomadas por la Iglesia Episcopal en contra de nuestro obispo y declara nula y sin efecto cualquier reclamación hecha por cualquier miembro o representante de la Iglesia Episcopal de tener autoridad de cualquier índole sobre esta diócesis o alguna autoridad sobre la congregación de Dios en cualquiera de sus parroquias que voluntariamente, por su presencia en esta convención y su voto en este resolución, así lo declare”.Una segunda resolución enmendó la constitución diocesana, eliminando toda mención de la Iglesia Episcopal, incluida cualquier referencia a la “cláusula de accesión [o consentimiento]”, en la cual la diócesis declara que acepta [sin salvedades] la Constitución y Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal. Esa declaración se exige en el Artículo V, Sección 1 de la Constitución de la Iglesia.La convención diocesana había revisado previamente su constitución limitando la cláusula de accesión al decir que se avendría a la Constitución y Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal sólo si éstos no fueren “incompatibles o contradictorios con” la constitución y cánones de la diócesis.La resolución también eliminó cualquier referencia a la Convención General, haciendo de la convención diocesana su único organismo de gobierno. La tercera resolución eliminó todas las referencias a la Iglesia Episcopal de los cánones diocesanos.Cuarenta y dos parroquias asistieron a la convención especial junto con 12 misiones [organizadas] que enviaron un total de 170 delegados laicos. Hay 78 congregaciones en la diócesis.Las primeras dos resoluciones fueron aceptadas por aclamación. La tercera resolución para cambiar los cánones de la Iglesia fue aprobada con una mayoría del 90 por ciento en una votación por nombre —incluido el voto de Lawrence. La votación sobre la resolución, que requería dos tercios para ser aprobada, incluyó varias abstenciones.Según un volante informativo publicado en la página web de la Iglesia Episcopal: “Las diócesis no pueden abandonar la Iglesia Episcopal. Si bien algunos clérigos e individuos pueden decidir irse, las congregaciones y las propiedades siguen en la diócesis para ser usadas para la misión de la Iglesia Episcopal”.– Sarah Moïse Young es una reportera independiente radicada en Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA clovis Erly Rodrigues says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 November 23, 2012 at 6:10 am É uma tristeza enorme a decisão de Lawrence e seus seguidores.A primeira contradição é dizer que não aceitam os Cnones Gerais,somente se estes concordam com os diocesanos.Segundo emtoda a história da Igreja não ohá a palavra filiação, pois nãoé uma empresa com matriz e filiais. Mas sim um corpo.Nun ca as paixões individuais, a busca de poder e prestigiopor alguns pode afetar o todo. Que Deus tenha misericordia,em Cristo +Clovis, emérito IEAB 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ratifican los sudcarolinos su decisión de abandonar la Iglesia Episcopal Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Sarah Moïse YoungPosted Nov 20, 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. 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Video: Praying for a holy land

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI December 27, 2012 at 11:12 am The important work of the Diocese of Jerusalem is a gift to those they serve of all faith traditions. Education and compassionate healthcare are offered throughout Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. The Holy Land is the root of our faith tree. We must support those who labor as stewards of this land and this tradition. Learn more about the Diocese at http://www.j-diocese.org or their humanitarian work at http://www.afedj.org. Consider a visit which will transform your life in ways you don’t expect. And John McCann, let’s talk. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. Anne Lynn says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 December 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm Beautiful. Truth and hope is always beautiful.Yes, pray, but be that supporter and advocate.Merry Christmas Rector Shreveport, LA By Matthew DaviesPosted Dec 25, 2012 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Middle East, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Video Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East runs more than 30 education and healthcare institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, bringing vital services and a much-needed lifeline to the local community.The diocese and many of its institutions operate against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 60 years. The Christian minority is increasingly emigrating in search of a better life and better opportunities overseas.The living stones of the holy land and the ministry of the Christian institutions encourage people from all over the world to invest in the region, but more support and advocacy is needed to ensure the Christian presence remains.The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem has been instrumental in ministering to the needs of the community and working with its ecumenical partners towards achieving peace in the holy land. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC John McCann says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Video: Praying for a holy land Cathedral Dean Boise, ID December 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm I am an active lay member of the Trinity Wall Street & St. Paul’s Chapel in New York, which stand as places of pilgrimage for those in search of world peace. These two venerable churches, St. Paul’s being the oldest in New York, are literally a block from the site of the World Trade Center, and their survival, and mission of ministering to the first responders brought the response of the first responders. They have also become places of ecumenical sharing- St Paul’s is sharing its space with a young synagogue, Tamid. I am in the midst of studying the 3 Abrahamic religions, and taking the EFM theological course which lasts for four years. In a couple of years I would like to begin conversations about how I can bring my discerned vocation of social action, and religious dialogue to the Diocese of Jerusalem, your work is a beacon of hope in these times of trouble. Christmas blessings to you!last_img read more

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England’s laity reject ‘no confidence’ vote in their chair

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service] A majority of members of the Church of England’s House of Laity rejected a resolution that would have registered a vote of “no confidence” in their chair, Dr. Philip Giddings of the Diocese of Oxford.An emergency meeting of the House of Laity had been scheduled for Jan. 18 at Church House in Westminster after several members had raised concerns about a speech Giddings delivered at the November 2012 General Synod in which he opposed the legislation for women bishops as “unwise” given that a “significant minority” of the church are unable to accept its provisions.Giddings’ speech had immediately followed one from archbishop of Canterbury-elect and Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who spoke in favor of the legislation.The mover of the motion, Stephen Barney of Leicester, had argued that the speech “directly undermined” what Welby had said. Barney also said in a written explanation that Giddings’ speech had been “instrumental in convincing some of the undecided members of the house to vote against,” and was a “significant contributor to the reputational damage the Church of England is already suffering.”Although 81 members of the House of Laity had requested to speak during the Jan. 18 emergency meeting, time restraints partly caused by heavy snowfall in London meant that fewer than half were called to the podium.A procedural motion to postpone the debate failed. The main motion, “That this House have no confidence in Dr. Philip Giddings as Chair of this House,” was lost with 47 voting in favor, 80 against, and 13 recorded abstentions.Following the vote, Giddings, 66, said that he would now take careful advice from colleagues about how to proceed. “We do need to have a debate about what are the expectation of the chair and vice chair,” he said. “I hope and pray that we can now put this behind us and the temperature can be lowered and we can seek to work together for the sake of God’s mission to this country.”The Church of England on Nov. 20 rejected legislation that would have enabled women to become bishops, an action that has since received sharp criticism.The legislation had required a two-thirds majority in all three houses of laity, clergy and bishops at General Synod, the church’s main governing body. The measure passed the houses of bishops and clergy, but failed in the House of Laity by 6 votes.Barney told the House of Laity on Jan. 18 that “national figures from the prime minister and down are saying that we must fix this. Rowan Williams has repeatedly highlighted the damage that this has done to the church.”“It is about what is appropriate conduct for someone who has so much influence,” he said. “He knew the will of the majority for which he was chair was contrary to his own opinion and it was inappropriate for him” to opine “in the corridors of power as he did on the women bishop’s debate.”Ahead of the two-hour debate, Giddings said, “I understand that many members of this house and outside were distressed by the decisions made in November, [but] it is our calling as an Anglican church to seek to be comprehensive. It is precisely because they are the minority that we should seek to find a way to encompass them.”Giddings also said that he could not have chosen when he would be called on to speak during the November debate and that Archbishop of York John Sentamu was chairing the meeting and made those decisions. Although Giddings said that he could not see how his comments could reasonably be construed as undermining or criticizing Welby, he nevertheless offered the bishop an apology for any offence he may have caused him.Giddings told the laity Jan. 18 that Welby replied, saying it had “never crossed my mind that you were in the slightest bit discourteous…I did think you were wrong, but we really need to be able to disagree as I’m sure you do agree.”Among those who were called to speak were Fay Wilson-Rudd of Bath and Wells who said she thinks “we are kidding ourselves if we think we will ever find a chair who will represent all of our views. What I believe that is really being called into question is the method of governance [and] … clarity over the role of our chairs. This house is not equipped to deal with these matters alone.”Deborah McIsaac of Salisbury said the motion seeks to make Giddings a scapegoat “and it will not undo the damage of reputation of the House of Laity. It will do further damage to this church, General Synod and this house and will be interpreted as a vindictive action.Some speakers also cited as problematic Giddings’ role as convener of Anglican Mainstream, a global conservative network that stands in opposition to the full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the church.One speaker noted that Giddings had been a key opponent of the appointment of openly gay priest Jeffrey John as bishop of Reading in 2003.But Clive Scowen of London said that the House of Laity elected Giddings knowing his views and his role with Anglican Mainstream.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Comments (2) Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Joyce Ann Edmondson says: Marc Kivel says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Matthew DaviesPosted Jan 18, 2013 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET England’s laity reject ‘no confidence’ vote in their chair Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 5, 2013 at 7:55 am And folks in church hierarchies wonder why membership keeps falling…. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release January 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm Since the gay/lesbian/women priests issues cause so much concern because of the biblical references, it seems to me that an explanation or instruction from the Episcopal church about these references should be forthcoming from the church. If you take the references literally, it seems to be going against scripture to accept women as leaders, or active gay men and lesbians in any capacity as leaders in the church or world. But if you love one another, even your enemies and follow Christ, then you must accept them as equally loved by God. We need instruction on all of this. It’s the same as reading that Moses received the 10 commandments from God, one of which says “Thou shalt not kill” and then instructs Moses and others to go into the land he is giving to them and killing the women, men and children and take over the land. What is that all about?You cannot ordain women and then forbid them to rise through the ranks. That is both hypocrisy and prejudice.Peace be with you. 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Video: Archbishop Joris Vercammen on the WCC

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Matthew DaviesPosted Oct 31, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Video, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Video: Archbishop Joris Vercammen on the WCC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Episcopal News Service]  Archbishop Joris Vercammen of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, the Episcopal Church’s oldest full communion partner, talks about the importance of the World Council of Churches and its vital role in the global ecumenical movement. Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest WCC Assembly 2013 Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, last_img read more

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Becarios en el terreno de la pobreza nacional trabajan por…

first_img Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Becarios en el terreno de la pobreza nacional trabajan por aliviar el sufrimiento y enseñar a la Iglesia Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL 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 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 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Justin, que aparece aquí con su perro Trinity, desempeña un importante papel en el ministerio con las personas sin hogar que la Rda. Sara Monroe, a la izquierda, coordina en la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés, Washington. Foto de Glenn Stone.[Episcopal News Service] La Rda. Sarah Monroe y la Rda. Susan Heath pueden vivir en extremos opuestos de Estados Unidos, y sus ministerios pueden asumir diferentes formas, pero sus objetivos son los mismos: crear comunidades que puedan funcionar para aliviar la pobreza y el sufrimiento que ésta ocasiona.Hay “Una auténtica hambre de comunidad y una genuina sed de esperanza” entre las personas sin hogar que Monroe ministra en Aberdeen, Washington, dijo ella.“A los que son pobres en EE.UU. se les dice de todas las maneras posibles, que no merecen nada; que tienen la culpa de ser pobres, que son unos fracasados en la vida, que no son buenas personas”, dijo Monroe, de la Diócesis de Olympia. Ella y Heath son las beneficiarias de becas de un año de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS, por su sigla en inglés). (La DFMS [Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society] es el nombre legal y canónico con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).La meta de Monroe es cambiar ese mensaje y esa imagen, empezando por los propios pobres.Entre tanto, en la Diócesis de Alta Carolina del Sur, Heath está ayudando a un grupo ecuménico de obispos a llevar adelante una iniciativa para mejorar la educación pública en el estado.Trabajar en pro de mejores oportunidades educativas “afecta a todo, y tiene que ver con la pobreza, porque los niños que viven en la pobreza tienen muchos obstáculos que vencer”, dijo Heath, la otra beneficiaria de la beca de $24.000 por un año.“Es un problema moral porque gran parte de lo que inhibe a la educación en todas partes, pero ciertamente en Carolina del Sur, es la pobreza. Una de las oportunidades que tengo es la de descorrer el telón y dar pie a la conversación acerca de los que tienen y los que no tienen”, dijo Heath.“Las becas de la IV Marca de Susan Heath y Sarah Monroe son un componente central de nuestra fe: las relaciones, mutuamente transformadoras, de persona a persona con comunidades vulnerables”, dijo Jayce Hafner, analista de política doméstica en la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la DFMS. Tanto Moore como Heath “buscan crear un sentido de fortalecimiento y fraternidad entre los necesitados”, añadió.“Estos proyectos lanzan un llamado al resto de la Iglesia a participar en proyectos transformacionales semejantes y presentan un modelo útil que puede transferirse a nuevos contextos geográficos y culturales”, afirmó.Tanto Monroe como Heath tienen algo que mostrar a la Iglesia Episcopal, dijo a ENS el Rdo. Mark Stevenson, misionero encargado de la pobreza nacional de la DFMS. La idea de las becas partió de la experiencia de la DFMS de ver a becarios a través de la Iglesia dedicados a ministerios locales específicos, apuntó él. Su labor también ha contribuido a dar ejemplos de mejores métodos para el resto de la denominación.“Ellas están enseñándonos a penetrar en la comunidad” y se valen de asociaciones locales para “convertir los recursos que uno ha puesto a su disposición en combatir problemas de injusticia económica”, dijo él.Y las injusticias económicas están muy arraigadas, afirmaron Monroe y Heath.Cuando la asignaron como diácona de la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s] en Aberdeen, Monroe sabía algo acerca de la región por haber crecido en una zona rural cercana. Y ella “se enamoró absolutamente del ministerio de la calle” durante una pasantía con Common Cathedral del Ministerio Ecclesía en Boston, mientras asistía a la Escuela Episcopal de Teología en la vecina Cambridge.Aberdeen, una ciudad de unos 17.000 habitantes, a unos 160 kilómetros al suroeste de Seattle, es un estereotípico pueblo postindustrial decadente”, con espacios comerciales vacíos y dependiente de las fluctuantes industrias de la madera y el pescado. Hay una presión “para hacer al pueblo más bonito sacando a los indigente que viven en la calle” y esa gente pregunta “¿dónde se supone que vayamos ahora?”, dijo Monroe.La Rda. Sarah Monroe, a la extrema derecha de la foto, comenzó su ministerio con personas sin hogar en Aberdeen, Washington, dándose a conocer de la gente que se reúne debajo de un puente que conecta dos partes de esta ciudad costera del suroeste de Seattle. Foto de Glenn Stone.Esa pregunta, así como “un auténtico sentimiento de cólera y desesperación”, es lo que Monroe captó cuando comenzó a buscar personas indigentes en Aberdeen. Ella no tardó en armar una mesa debajo del puente que conecta dos partes de la ciudad y a repartir sándwiches entre las personas que se reunían allí. Una y otra vez, les oía decir que no tenían ningún lugar donde reunirse.Luego de ser ordenada sacerdote en abril de 2014, Monroe comenzó a usar el salón parroquial de San Andrés para un estudio bíblico y un programa de comidas para personas sin hogar, el cual ya se ha convertido en un lugar de reunión donde la gente a comenzado a sustentar sus propias historias en las historias de la Biblia. Un día, el grupo reunido leyó el Magníficat. Los participantes ya tenían suficiente confianza entre sí para empezar a hablar de sus experiencias de ser pobres y de descubrir que Dios en verdad sí se ocupa de los pobres.“Fue la primera vez en que vi desarrollarse este sentimiento de auténtica esperanza”, dijo Monroe, añadiendo que ella percibió que los participantes comenzaban a sentir “de algún modo éramos parte del plan y propósito de Dios”.A partir de esta naciente sensación de fortalecimiento, dijo Monroe, ella espera que los pobres y los indigentes pueden llegar a convertirse en líderes capaces de ir a organismos tales como el concejo municipal y abogar a favor de su comunidad.“El propósito no es sólo tratar los síntomas del hambre y de la falta de recursos, sino crear realmente un liderazgo en las comunidades pobres con la gente de la calle, personas que experimentan la pobreza, para desarrollar un movimiento que de verdad le ponga fin a la pobreza en este país y desarrollar un modelo para replicarlo en otra parte”, subrayó Monroe. “Eso es un gran sueño, pero es uno que vale la pena”.Ese sueño y el trabajo que costará es algo que Monroe espera dar al resto de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Espero que estemos desarrollando algo que pueda usarse como modelo para toda la Iglesia, y espero que esta conversación puede convertirse en un diálogo más amplio en la Iglesia acerca de la pobreza y de las realidades de la pobreza rural y de los pueblos pequeños, y acerca de lo que la Iglesia está llamada a hacer en esa realidad”, afirmó.Un vídeo de Monroe explicando la labor que se propone hacer durante el año de su beca puede verse aquí.Desarrollar modelos y propiciar conversaciones más amplias son los objetivos de la labor que Heath está haciendo en Carolina del Sur. Las raíces de esa labor se encuentran en una colaboración de 25 años entre los obispos del Sínodo de Carolina del Sur de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur, la Diócesis de la Alta Carolina del Sur, la Diócesis Católica Romana de Charleston y la Conferencia de Carolina del Sur de la Iglesia Metodista Unida.Los líderes actuales de lo que se conoce por LARCUM decidieron hacer mejoras en la educación pública y establecer prioridades de promoción social para ellos y sus miembros. Heath, que ha trabajado en la promoción de la educación pública anteriormente y que tenía “algún reconocimiento fuera de la Iglesia”, dijo que ella era una “posible candidata y una que estaba dispuesta” cuando el obispo le pidió que coordinara la iniciativa.Los objetivos de este empeño incluyen la participación de muchas personas de las cuatro denominaciones en “en un apoyo auténtico y creíble de la educación pública”, afirmó Heath. Esa participación puede ir desde organizar campañas [para la obtención] de útiles escolares hasta el respaldo a la profesión docente, desde la tutoría hasta la promoción social.Una segunda etapa es contar con personas que “presten su voz a la conversación en la labor política”, recalcó Heath. “Debemos ser capaces de contribuir a hacer cambios sistémicos. Este es un lugar donde pondremos nuestra energía”.Cuando Heath explica el programa y sus objetivos, descubre que “la gente que es escéptica de la Iglesia o que no es religiosa, se muestra entusiasmada”. Le dicen que es alentador ver a las iglesias haciendo algo “que hace evidente que la Iglesia significa algo más que autoperpetuación o cemento y ladrillos”.Además de usar los resultados de una encuesta de LARCUM sobre la actual labor denominacional en apoyo de la educación pública, Heath está desarrollando nuevas iniciativas. Un distrito escolar cercano a donde vive se ha asociado con otros líderes religiosos para comenzar un proyecto experimental de tutoría en cinco escuelas elementales, a partir de este mes y hasta fines de mayo. Además de la tutoría de estudiantes, el proyecto conectará a personas de fe de distintas denominaciones para formar una comunidad entre los tutores y el personal docente.“Una de las cosas que espero darle al resto de la Iglesia es la profunda comprensión —y esto es algo que creo que todos sabemos pero a lo que le damos poca importancia— de lo importante que es cuando la comunidad de fe participa, y eso es obvio en el diálogo y en la ecuación”, añadió Heath.Un vídeo de Heath explicando la labor que se propone llevar a cabo durante su beca puede verse aquí.El presupuesto 2013-2015 aprobado por la Convención General le asignó $1 millón a programas destinados a comprometer a los episcopales en la labor en pro de la erradicación de la pobreza nacional (el renglón 108 puede verse aquí). Esa asignación, que incluye $48.000 para las dos becas sobre pobreza nacional, es parte del modo en que la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera está respondiendo a la cuarta Marca de la Misión, que le pide a todos los miembros de la Comunión Anglicana que transformen las estructuras injustas de la sociedad, que se opongan a la violencia de todo tipo y que busquen la paz y la reconciliación.El Informe a la Iglesia, publicado recientemente, detalla la labor de la DFMS, sostenida por el presupuesto hasta la fecha en el actual trienio, incluida la Cuarta Marca de la Misión descrita en las páginas 56-59.La Convención estructuró el actual presupuesto trienal en torno a las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión [Anglicana] y proporcionó sumas significativas no asignadas para nuevas obras orientadas en torno a cada una de las Marcas de la Misión. La intención era que la labor resultante se hiciera en nuevas asociaciones de colaboración con diócesis y congregaciones. La DFMS ha proporcionado el capital inicial o las subvenciones compartidas o ambas cosas, así como el apoyo y la experiencia del personal para la nueva tarea.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal Church Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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‘Thankful, honored and blessed’ Presiding Bishop-elect Curry addresses the media

first_img Jylman Red Jurado. says: ‘Thankful, honored and blessed’ Presiding Bishop-elect Curry addresses the media Rector Pittsburgh, PA Christine Hamilton says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN General Convention, Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Maria Griselda Delgado says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Mike Morrisey says: Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI June 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm Praise God!!!! A person with a real record of actual leadership coupled with a fire for Jesus. We have been blessed with a proven believing individual taking the helm. A DFMS resurrection? Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA June 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm For the record, Curry also said at his first press conference, “It’s marriage. It’s not gay marriage, it’s not straight marriage, it’s marriage.” John B. Chilton says: 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Lucila George Woodard says: June 28, 2015 at 1:51 am I think our newly elected PB is a wonderful person. A true example of one who lives his faith and preaches the Risen Christ. There is a characteristic about him which distinguishes him from all the other previous PBs and has already been proclaimed louder than his commitment to his Lord. This is sad to me. The same thing happened to Bp Schori. Whether one was in favor of K J S as PB, she did not deserve those buttons bursting out saying “It’a Girl!” At first it was “cute,” but like most jokes or humor, there is the bite of the aftertaste. She was and is a woman….not an “it” and not a newborn “cute little thing.” That statement remains suspended in the air like stale smoke. For the record, I am a WASP of Irish heritage, a Canon and entering my 7th decade. There are several issues upon which I disagree with her and have said so. But she still didn’t deserve the unthinking “humor.” Those buttons demeaned others as well. Indeed, imagine if its male equivalent pops up now?Consider this perspective: Bp Michael isn’t an African-American Bishop; he is a Bishop who is an African-American. Sometimes things get mixed up, and sometimes I wonder whether it’s accidental or, hopefully, subconscious at worst. June 30, 2015 at 6:30 am Thank you, Lord. Praying for you, Bishop Curry. Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing John B. Chilton says: June 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm Blessed be God for the presence of the Holy Spirit among the Anglican Church, because the holds and direje with humble men, Simple, obedient, faithful and true to the principles and values ​​of the Kingdom of God. He has understood the principle of the Kingdom of God, “we were called to be ambassadors of reconciliation and peace”.Beloved Bishop Curry will be praying for you and all your pastoral team that the Church is one, holy, catholic and apostolia that seeking the establishment of the Civilization of Love in Diversity Unit Hague.Fraternal hugs and blessings.+ Jylmân Red Jurado. Ph.DORDINARY BISHOP, METROPOLITAN AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR VENEZUELA.LATIN Anglican ChurchVENEZUELA Archdiocese of THE HOLY SPIRIT.President of the Venezuelan Association of Religious Freedom and Conscience (Chapter Caracas). Represented on the Commission of Human Rights of the United Nations in Geneva. Inscribed with the acronym [email protected] Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC June 28, 2015 at 6:02 am Sounds like he is going to be a great bishop. Thank you Lord. [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Several hours after being elected as the Episcopal Church’s 27th – and first African-American – presiding bishop-elect, Michael Curry fielded a range of media questions with characteristic humility and humor June 27 and said he intends to build on the good work of his predecessor “because that’s the way the Spirit works.”Current Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori introduced Curry at a crowded press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City, saying the House of Bishops handed him “a major mandate” with the historic landslide victory.Curry jokingly agreed that he thought both bishops and deputies “were happy houses today.”Jefferts Schori and Curry became diocesan bishops the same year and “it’s the first time presiding bishops from the same class have been elected” successively,” she said. It is also the first time that a presiding bishop has been elected on the first ballot.Curry, whose term will begin Nov. 1, was accompanied at the news conference by his wife Sharon, a daughter, Elizabeth, and other family members and friends. Included among his guests was “Josie Robbins who, when I was a young boy and my mother died, … was one of the women in our church community along with my grandmother and others who came in and raised me.”“I believe in the community of church because I’ve been raised by it,” he said.He shared some thoughts about a range of issues:Among his priorities – the Jesus movement“I am looking forward to serving and working for the cause of the Jesus movement in world … to help this become a transformed world that looks more like God’s dream and less like our nightmare. That’s what energizes me and what I believe in and we can really continue and build on the good work that’s been done in Bishop Katharine’s years.”Evangelism vs. evangelical“Everybody knows I really do take evangelism seriously and discipleship and witness and service and social advocacy, the gospel principles that we hold. Those three things are critical and needed in this time. I think The Episcopal Church has something to offer in the public square. We have a way of looking at the Gospel that makes known the love of God in Jesus.”But is he evangelical? “I think it’s fair to say that I am a follower of Jesus.”How will he address societal issues?“Some of this will evolve over time,” Curry told the gathering, adding that there are good public initiatives already going on, with the church’s Office of Governmental Relations and other efforts, to address issues of racism and poverty.Noting the specter of the recent killings of nine people at a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, he added: “it was the voice of the Christian community that really did change the narrative from one that could have degenerated into a negative and hurtful to one that was a narrative of forgiveness. That’s one of the roles religious communities and in particular the Christian community can offer, is a positive way forward.”Becoming the beloved community:“I believe profoundly that Dr. King was right. We were put here to create the beloved community; God is the same God and creator of all of us. If we all come from the same source, I’m not a scientist … I’m just a preacher, but if we’ve got the same parental source then you’re related to everybody. We are brothers and sisters of each other. The hard work is to figure out how we live as beloved community, as the human family of God and do that in practical and tangible ways.”Involving more Latinos in leadership roles“This will be critical. It’s one of the things we’ve worked on in North Carolina. It has taken time. I’ve been bishop there for 15 years and people from the Latino community are now taking leadership in the life of the diocese. It’s happened over time in communities of faith.”On preaching“I do love to preach. The preaching and teaching of God’s word does make a difference and can lift us up. You know the story in Ezekiel 37? That’s pretty much about preaching. We’re a valley of dry bones; God said preach to them and the bones started to shake, rattle, and roll … that is what preaching does. I hope to continue the preaching ministry as well, as a way of moving the church forward.”Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry makes a point at his first news conference a few hours after his historic election as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. Photo: Janet Kawamoto / For Episcopal News ServiceOn being elected the African-American leader of a largely white denomination“It’ll be interesting to see what terms get used about me. Let’s wait and see.”He said the election of Jefferts Schori as the first woman presiding bishop paved the way for him. “I was there when it happened and I remember just realizing it was an experience of the Holy Spirit for real. And today I had that same feeling,” he said, his voice growing softer.“I think that’s a sign of our church growing more deeply in the spirit of God and the movement of God in our world. It was like the day of Pentecost, when the spirit came down, people living in the spirit of God’s love, of God’s embrace, and we find ourselves growing more in the direction of God’s dream.” On growing churches“The gospel hasn’t changed. Jesus is still the same. We need to learn and discover new ways of carrying out and sharing that good news of Jesus. In this day, in this time, the church can no longer wait for its congregation to come to it. That change of directionality on the part of the church, church-wide, will have impact for reaching people who are not automatically coming to our doors.”What he wants people to know about him?“That Michael Curry is a follower of Jesus. Not a perfect one. I want to be one of his disciples. I believe that the way of Jesus, the way of God’s love that we see in Jesus, is the way of life, life that sets us free, that moves us.“I just want people to know that Michael Curry does strive to follow in the way of Jesus and reflect his love and compassion in his life and in the life of the church.”About reconciliation“If you follow Jesus, you’re good with me … let’s go together. Ultimately, that’s the thing that matters. We deal with each other in love and charity. We’ll find a way forward. We will create space. Better yet, the spirit of God will create space for all of us.”About the Supreme Court’s decision and what General Convention will do about same gender marriage“The Supreme Court affirmed the authenticity of love. We’re in the business of love. There’s a hymn, ‘where true love is found, God himself is there.’ We’re in the process of working that out, what form that will take we’ll know at the end of this convention. The reality is the issues are about marriage. How do we make it fulsome and wholesome for all? How do we make marriage a context where life is ennobled and lifted up? Those are critical pastoral concerns.”About healing the breach with the global south“As a bishop, I am supportive of our current presiding bishop and our leadership and the work we’ve done. I am committed to the work of reconciliation. It is part of our gospel mandate. I have friends in the global south and many of my ancestors are from the global south. I will be an instrument of God’s reconciliation any way I can that will lead to true reconciliation. I’ll do my best.”About living into his new ministry“I am very thankful for the presiding bishop’s long, sustained, courageous, wise and faithful stewardship. Thank God for you,” he told Jefferts Schori. “I am very thankful, honored and blessed. I’ve been blessed to be bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina for 15 years. I love that diocese and our people and I’m blessed to be the presiding bishop-elect.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for Episcopal News Service. June 28, 2015 at 12:54 am La Iglesia esta de fiesta agradeciendo a Dios por la eleccion de Michael Curry como Primado. La sociedad de hoy necesita a ese seguidor de Jesus. La iglesia lo reconoce y se ha movido bajo la guia del Espiritu Santo. Que siga soplando en su vida y nuevo ministerio y que la comunidad toda le escuche y se deje guiar para bien, para los nuevos tiempos, para los desafios que estan presentes todos los dias. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service 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 Martinsville, VA June 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm It’s Jefferts Schori, not Schori. Not meaning to be pedantic — rather, I’m sensitive to the distinction because there are who state it wrong with the intent of insulting our presiding bishop of nine years. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 27, 2015 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Michael Curry election, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska General Convention 2015, Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm Have you ever wondered what the term “waymaker” means? Well, wonder no more because I’m here to tell you that God is a “waymaker” and Bishop Michael Curry is God’s emissary here on earth to show us the way. You might remember Bishop Barbara Harris’s consecration and the moment she stepped over the threshold just as the choir was singing “…Ride on King Jesus, ride on,,no man can-a hinder me..” Well, it’s still true because God the Waymaker is still on the throne and He’s already put Bishop Curry to work. and no man will alter or tamper with God’s will. Let the Church say AMEN ! Dan Rafftery says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME June 28, 2015 at 2:27 pm Bendito sea Dios por la Presencia del Espíritu Santo gen medio de su Iglesia, que la sostiene y la direje con hombres humildes, sencillos, Obedientes, fieles y leales a los Principios y valores del Reino de Dios. Ha entendido el Principio del Reino de Dios, que ” fuimos llamados a ser embajadores de reconciliación y de Paz”.Amado Obispo Curry estaremos orando por Ud y todo su equipo pastoral para que la Iglesia sea Una, Santa, Católica y Apostólica, buscando que en la diversidad haya Unidad.Abrazos fraternos y bendiciones.+Jylmân Red Jurado. Ph.DOBISPO ORDINARIO, METROPOLITANO Y DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS PARA VENEZUELA.IGLESIA ANGLICANA LATINOAMERICANAARQUIDIÓCESIS DE VENEZUELA DEL ESPÍRITU SANTO.Presidente de la Asociación Venezolana de Libertad Religiosa y Conciencia ( Capítulo Caracas ). Representada en la Comisión de los Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas en Ginebra. Inscrita con la Sigla [email protected] Richard McClellan says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (11) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH aleathia (dolores) nicholson says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 28, 2015 at 5:28 am “God is working His purpose out…” (Hymn #534) . The election of Bishop Curry is another marker, I believe. May he go from strength to strength in the Spirit. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Tampa, FL 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Jylman Red Jurado. says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC 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 last_img read more

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Anglican women pledge to ‘change the world’ after UN conference…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Gender Justice, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector Washington, DC 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican women pledge to ‘change the world’ after UN conference on economic empowerment Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican delegates attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York have returned home pledging to “change the world” after what they described as a life-changing time at the UN.The group, drawn from more than 20 countries, said UNCSW61 –which focused on women’s economic empowerment – had been “an invaluable experience of spiritual and political benefit to us and to our communities.”Full article. Rector Belleville, IL Women’s Ministry 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Posted Mar 29, 2017 last_img read more

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Episcopal churches in the Carolinas assess damage, offer help after…

first_imgEpiscopal churches in the Carolinas assess damage, offer help after Hurricane Florence Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing By David PaulsenPosted Sep 17, 2018 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] The storm has moved on, but the impact from Hurricane Florence still is being felt by the dioceses, congregations and Episcopalians in the Carolinas as they deal with power outages, downed trees, flooded neighborhoods and impassable roads.The bishops of the five Episcopal dioceses in North and South Carolina issued a joint statement Sept. 15 pledging their support for those affected by the storm and asking for Episcopalians everywhere to help by giving to Episcopal Relief & Development.“We are assessing the damage to our communities, which as you will know from news reports, varies widely. Conditions will continue to change for days due to rising rivers,” the bishops said. “We are blessed by your prayers and assurances of support and give thanks to God for you. As the Body of Christ, you give us tremendous strength and encouragement.”At least 23 people have died in North and South Carolina due to the storm, which brought hurricane-force winds as it made landfall early Sept. 15 near Wilmington, North Carolina. The storm weakened as it continued west, but flooding remains a threat even days later. Hundreds of roads were still closed Sept. 17, including parts of Interstate 40 and Interstate 95.Each Episcopal diocese has been in regular contact with Episcopal Relief & Development while coordinating pastoral response with clergy members. The storm forced many congregations to cancel Sunday services on Sept. 16, and lists of closures are being updated day to day.The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, which encompasses the coastal half of the state, reported that at least 15 of its congregations had canceled services. Bishop Skip Adams postponed a visit to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Kingstree “due to the likelihood that the road near the church may not be passable on Sunday.”The Diocese of East Carolina is updating its “hurricane hub” webpage with the latest information about the storm’s aftermath, including the continued closure of the Diocesan House in Kinston. On its Facebook page, the diocese is sharing highlights of the post-Florence experience of its congregations, located in North Carolina’s coastal region.One photo shows a large tree that split and toppled on church property at St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington. The tree did not appear to have hit the church building.St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Currituck, North Carolina, posted a photo of the message that now is displayed on its sign: “Welcome back. We made it out fine. Pray for the rest of N.C.”Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity, North Carolina, shared a photo of its Sunday service on Sept. 16, attended by about a half dozen members who were able to make it to the church safely.“In spite of no electricity, our small family was able to Worship God and pray for all of those less fortunate. We continue to keep our Trinity Family in our prayers as well as all who are affected by the hurricane,” the Facebook post said.Members of Church of the Servant in Wilmington worked last week to secure the church building and to wrap furniture in plastic before Hurricane Florence hit. The Rev. Jody Greenwood, the church’s rector, reported Sept. 17 that the property appeared to be in good shape after the storm.“I stopped by the church this morning and we do have power. Tree debris and some fence panels are down, but nothing major in the yard,” she said on Facebook.The Diocese of North Carolina, which includes the central third of the state, sent an email newsletter to its members on Sept. 17 noting that the scope of the disaster is still being assessed. So far, its congregations have reported no major damage from the storm.It also will be working with clergy members to plan relief efforts. Volunteers will be needed, the diocese said, but it asked members not to go to the affected areas on their own until the precise needs are confirmed. In the meantime, donations are welcome.Episcopal Relief & Development said before Florence made landfall that it was working with 11 dioceses on response plans. During the disaster recovery, it will work “to equip congregational and diocesan leadership with critical tools and resources as they prepare to serve the most vulnerable communities impacted by the storm.”Some of the worst flooding from the storm happened in the city of New Bern, North Carolina, which is northeast of Wilmington and sits on the Neuse River near where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 4,300 homes and more than 300 businesses in the city reportedly were damaged.Christ Church, the Episcopal congregation in New Bern, reported that the church property made it through the storm without sustaining serious damage, but it called members of the congregation together Sept. 17 for an afternoon Eucharist and cleanup. It also is working to match resources to needs in the community and has asked anyone interested in helping to consider buying items for the local shelter or donating money to support the church’s efforts.“I know more than a few of our Christ Church family will need immediate help in getting their homes and yards cleaned up. Thank you to those who have offered your labor, and please do not be shy about asking for help,” the Rev. Paul Canady, rector at Christ Church, said in a Facebook post.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

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Ecumenical leader Robina Winbush dies

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Mar 13, 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Obituary, Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Ecumenical leader Robina Winbush dies Rector Martinsville, VA 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Robina Winbush (left) attended an ecumenical breakfast at the 223rd General Assembly in St. Louis, Missouri, with co-moderators, Ruling Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and Rev. Cindy Kohlmann. Photo: Contributed to PC USA[The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)] Ecumenical and interfaith groups across the world are mourning the passing of the Rev. Robina Winbush. The director of Ecumenical Relations in the Presbyterian Church USA’s Office of the General Assembly died on March 12 while returning from a 10-day visit to the Middle East. She was deplaning in New York when she collapsed at the airport.A native of Columbus, Ohio, Winbush received her education from Kent State and Harvard universities as well as Union Theological Seminary in New York.  She began her ministry at the Presbyterian Church USA more than 30 years ago when the church opened its offices in Louisville, Kentucky. She served in an ecumenical role in Global Missions before taking a pastorate in Queens, New York.Read the full article here. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA People Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Ecumenical & Interreligious, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop issues video message on immigration: ‘Who is my…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Refugees Migration & Resettlement Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jul 15, 2019 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Submit a Press Release “Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world’s great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow.”The Presiding Bishop’s video message can be found here:I’m Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. It goes without saying that there is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States. It is a human crisis, a crisis that has deep and complex roots, sources, and origins. But it is a crisis, a crisis of the human children of God.There is suffering and there is hardship.There is complexity and difficulty.But it is a crisis that we as nation, that we as a global community, must face and find a way forward for the sake of our brothers and our sisters, for the sake of us all.Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world’s great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow.In the Hebrew scriptures in the book of Deuteronomy, the book writes and says you shall love the stranger, for remember you were once strangers in the land of Egypt.In the 25th chapter of Matthew in the New Testament, Jesus in the parable of the last judgment says that when you welcomed the stranger, when you did it to these who are members of my family, you have done it to me.When you welcome the stranger, you welcome Jesus. The book of Hebrews in the New Testament says those who have welcomed the strangers have sometimes welcomed angels unawares.Welcoming the stranger, or as some translations call the alien, welcoming those who are visiting among us is a cardinal virtue and value in our Christian faith.Jesus was talking to a lawyer once; the story is told in Luke’s gospel. And, when he was talking to the lawyer, the lawyer asked him what he must do to inherit eternal life. And Jesus said, what did Moses teach in the Hebrew scriptures? The lawyer said, well, Moses said you shall love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself.And Jesus said do that and you will find life.But the lawyer went on and he asked, well, can we define neighbor more precisely? Who is my neighbor? And that’s when Jesus told what we now know as the Parable of the Good Samaritan where one person helped another person, a person who was completely unlike them, someone that person considered other, not my tribe, not my nationality, not my religion, not even my friend. And Jesus at the end of the parable said, who was the neighbor to the man who was in need? And the lawyer said, well the one who actually showed compassion.And Jesus said, now go and do that likewise.That parable of the Good Samaritan invites us, calls us, challenges us, to be neighbor to the neighbor.Some of our neighbors are at the border and some of our neighbors are those who have immigrated to this country and are living right in our neighborhood or in our city or in our community, or our state. To show compassion to them is to obey Jesus. Go and do likewise.Show compassion. Show mercy. Help the neighbor. Help the stranger. Love the Lord your God. And love your neighbor as yourself.Find migration, refugee, and immigration information and ways you can take action on your own here (OGR/EPPN) and here (EMM). Back to Press Releases Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Faith & Politics, Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Immigration, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop issues video message on immigration: ‘Who is my neighbor?’ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

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