Architects unveil plan for Haitian cathedral

first_imgArchitects unveil plan for Haitian cathedral ‘Iconic symbol’ would reflect hope for resurrected church, nation Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rob Riveras says: Cynthia Katsarelis says: 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Miles Stuart says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Executive Council October 2013, The new Episcopal Church cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti would make a strong statement of hope on a busy corner in the country’s capital, which is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. Artist rendering: Kerns Group Architects[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] The architects of a dramatic new cathedral for Haiti unveiled their design Oct. 15 for the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council.The new Port-au-Prince cathedral is to be built on the same site as the previous Holy Trinity Cathedral that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. It would seat more than 1,200 people, which is more than double its previous size, and include an entry/narthex with a bell tower incorporating the bells that survived the quake; a round, flexible worship space; and a hospitality and administration area. Worshippers would sit in a circular fashion around and above a central altar platform, with the new altar positioned in the exact location of the altar of the previous cathedral.One of three proposed chapels would house the three surviving cathedral murals from among the 14 world-famous ones that adorned the walls of the previous cathedral depicting biblical stories and religious scenes in Haitian motifs. The ground-breaking paintings, completed in 1950-51, were crafted by some of the best-known Haitian painters of the 20th century.More than 1,200 worshipers would sit in a circular fashion around and above a central altar platform, with the new altar positioned in the exact location of the previous altar of the previous cathedral. Artist rendering: Kerns Group ArchitectsThe new cathedral is designed to U.S. earthquake- and hurricane-resistance standards, and will be capable of generating its own electricity, providing its own purified water and supplying its own telecommunications. The intent is for it to be self-sufficient in the event of a future emergency and to serve as a safe haven to those in need of help.Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin told the council that all during the planning process there have been “trade-offs between cost, time and scope.”The bishop said that, once completed, Holy Trinity Cathedral “will be the iconic symbol of the Episcopal Church in Haiti.”“The first phase of this project is mental,” he said. “The last phase will be physical. We have various skilled people involved in this mental process. We have consulted widely, especially in Haiti and elsewhere for this creative vision. The key to creativity in this project has been to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blueprint of the desired result. Today we are presenting that blueprint setting that vision.’’Duracin asked for council’s continued support of the diocese’s efforts to rebuild.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in an Office of Public Affairs press release that the “resurrection of Holy Trinity Cathedral offers hope to Episcopalians as well as a nation.”Doors evoking memories of Haiti’s lush vegetation are featured on the façade of the proposed new cathedral. Artist rendering: Kerns Group Architects“The former cathedral was a spiritual center for the Haitian people, celebrating the creative spirit of God in a nation born in liberation from slavery,” she said. “Like the people of the Exodus, Haitians know their radical dependence on God, live in hope for a promised future, and celebrate their creation in the image of God through music, dance, the arts, and deeply reverent liturgy.  Their hope-filled witness is a gift of good news to the world. And the world’s partnership in reconstruction is a gift that will bear fruit thirty- and sixty- and a hundred-fold.”It would take $21 million to build the entire cathedral project – the so-called “Full Vision” – in 2013 and that price could increase to $25 million if it takes three years to build, architect Thomas Kerns of Kerns Group Architects, in Arlington, Virginia, told the council.“We know we cannot build it right away,” Kerns said.Thus, the architect said, building will no doubt be constructed in phases with the first being the main worship space. That first phase would cost $15 million, including a three-year cost-escalation amount.“Those are big numbers,” Elizabeth Lowell, the church’s development officer, acknowledged to the council after the architects’ presentation.“The beauty of this plan [is that in terms of the costs] we can break them down into manageable financial components for donors,” she said.Lowell said she has been researching or contacting donors or living relatives of people who donated to the last chapel, as well as cultivating other prospective donors.She said she is convinced that the money can be raised but that effort will take time.Visitors to the new cathedral would walk under a bell tower housing the bells of the former cathedral, which survived the earthquake, and down a covered walkway to the church. Artist rendering: Kerns Group ArchitectsThe Kerns Group has been working on the design since December 2012 in collaboration with representatives of the Diocese of Haiti, the Episcopal Church Center in New York and Studio Drum Architects of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.When the choice of architects was announced, Duracin reiterated the importance of rebuilding the cathedral. He said the diocese was “faced with the enormity of rebuilding most of its churches, schools and other structures throughout the earthquake-ravaged region” and decided to concentrate its initial efforts on rebuilding Holy Trinity Cathedral “as a prominent landmark of God’s abiding presence with the Haitian people and the church’s commitment to serve them.”The cathedral’s main entrance court would welcome people with trees and planting, and a stream evoking the rivers that run from the country’s mountains (symbolized by the domed worship space). Artist rendering: Kerns Group ArchitectsThe magnitude-7 earthquake, whose epicenter struck 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince at 4:53 p.m. local time on Jan. 12, 2010, was immediately followed by two aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude. Close to 300,000 people were killed. About a third of Haiti’s approximately 9 million people lived in Port-au-Prince at the time of the quake. Of those, 1.6 million people in the capital and elsewhere were left homeless on streets filled with the rubble of 80,000 destroyed buildings.All 254 of the diocese’s schools have been open since April 2010, serving nearly 80,000 Haitians from kindergarten to university. And all of its churches and other institutions such as medical clinics are operating – albeit many in far less-than-ideal conditions.Design work for the new cathedral was based on eight “essential elements,” Kearns said, including:Respect and celebrate the characteristics of the Episcopal Church in Haiti, the Haitian people and their culture.Provide a beacon of hope for the Haitian people.Be a prominent landmark of God’s abiding presence with the Haitian people and the church’s commitment to serve them.Respect the memory of the previous cathedral.Be lean and smart [and] a model for future building.Be inspiring, humble and hospitable.Allow for flexibility.Be a safe haven and [be] self sufficientThe design, the architects said, reflects two distinct characteristics that give shape to Haitian culture –its mountains and the memory of its lush tropical vegetation. The central dome of the primary worship space evokes the mountain form, while the entrance court includes lush trees and vegetation.The hospitality/administrative area will include a number of meeting rooms, public restrooms and administrative offices clustered around a two-story atrium. It is thought that some of the space can be leased to outside groups to generate income.Given the flexible nature of the building, the press release said, the new cathedral could be a prominent center for the performing arts. The Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra, Haiti’s unofficial state symphony orchestra, and the Holy Trinity Music School’s renowned Les Petits Chanteurs men and boys choir were based on the cathedral complex, and are still performing.Less than six weeks after the devastating earthquake, the Executive Council pledged to stand by the Diocese of Haiti as it ministered to earthquake survivors and planned its long-term rebuilding efforts, while challenging the church to raise millions of dollars to help pay for that rebuilding. The council also said at that time that “Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction must be directed by the Haitian people” and affirmed Duracin’s authority and that of the leaders he appoints “to request and direct the resources required to rebuild the damaged institutions and impacted congregations of the diocese.”Council did not take any action on the proposal Oct. 15 but it is likely to be discussed in various committee meetings here, and those discussions may result in some sort of statement or resolution by the council.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. October 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm This design is beyond appropriate for the Haitian people who are never without hope and inner joy/gratitude of God’s love and grace. The previous Cathedral was magnificent in it’s simplicity. This Cathedral looks to the future with fullness of spirit and faith. May we all become builders of a better future for our Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ. Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Haiti Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI October 16, 2013 at 7:03 am While this project in all of its scope seems laudable, I am deeply troubled by the breadth and depth of the difficulties of the Haitian people. Housing, healthcare and schooling seem more appropriate needs for which to raise money of this magnitude. Again, the “episcopal church” devotion to architecture wins out over mission. Virginia G Gambill says: Rector Bath, NC July 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm Have you been to Haiti? I’ve been going for 11 years, to that very site. These remarks are rude to a faithful and loving people who have suffered much, and whose theology guides them quite well in spite of intense racism and ignorance. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY October 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm Looks like a wonderful design concept, that could be a prototype for other tropical dioceses. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Allan Chabot-Stahls says: Joe Parrish says: Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tony Price says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm @Rob Riveras – as one who actually lives and ministers here in Haiti amongst the Haitian people, I can assure you that the Episcopal Church of Haiti is working closely with the people through education, medical missions, community development, and church ministry. Unfortunately some fail to understand that by having a central focal point where all can unite, pray, praise, and glorify God together IS an important part of our culture here. Knowing that people outside of Haiti love us enough to make a sacrifice of this magnitude so that this part of our lives can be touched as well gives hope and encouragement beyond the daily provision of the things we need. Please don’t feel that it is sinful to give something special to the poor. We know that we are poor and needy, we don’t need to be reminded – we see it every day. What we do need is to know that we are loved above and beyond pity, and that we have something that we can be proud of which represents our faith in our God Who loves us so much that He would inspire someone to do such a wonderful thing in His Name and on our behalf in our midst! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Comments (11) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events October 22, 2013 at 9:52 am Looks like a Taco Bell, probably with the theology to match. Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET October 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm Cathedral design seems to be both beautiful and common sensical. Hooray for the Haitian people, and it’s beloved Bishop! By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 15, 2013 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Mark robinson says: November 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm Mwen kapab di se yon bel achitekti. Mwen panse konstriksyon an ap reponn ak prensip parasismik yo kanmenm. M ap tann kile pou m we yo mete men nan konstriksyon sa a. Nou swaf sa anpil. Nou komanse ap di Bondye mesi pou gwo pa sa a ki fet. An n tann pou n di l mesi nan bel kay ki pral apa pou li. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Sandra Davis says: October 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm I would like to have the opportunity to see the complete design, so my comment is based on the above photos. First, I wonder if the architect has included “universal design concepts” for the handicap and/or seniors (given the stairs). Also, why not include some “housing” for those who are being “paid”to work at the chuch on a full time basis? What if instead of “leasing” to businesses, why not “lease” to people in need that could pay? I think it’s a shame that “churches” stand out as a beacon of hope for all to see…but just don’t have any room for Mary, Joseph and their baby…Secondly, the absence of the historical design concept of the Episcopal Church was the idea of no matter where you go on the face of the Earth, coming “home” to an Epsicopal Church is based on keeping within the same design so everyone could feel “at home” which this design doesn’t communicate this spirit. Finally, I do think, from what the photos show, that this is more of a generic design that would appeal to the community needing to accommade different functions, and this design would work wonderfully. Pierre Auguste says: 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS October 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm This is a glorious presentation. Amen. Now, as a contributor and diocesan coordinator of the ‘rebuild the cathedral’ campaign ,I did not hear of the final amount raised to off set what still needs to be raised ? Might you also note the costs or fees requested for the architectural drawings?Blessings, Press Release Service (the Rev’d) Kathryn Piccard says: Executive Council, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group October 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm I see steps in one view, and no ramp to get up to the altar. As a wheelchair user myself, and recalling the resolutions of General Convention about access for all, and also the number of Haitians with traumatic injuries from the earthquake who may now use wheelchairs or crutches or prosthetic limbs, I hope that there are graded entrances and routes, even right up to the altar! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

New Facebook page to showcase Anglican Communion life, ministry

first_img By ACNS staffPosted Mar 5, 2014 Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Facebook page to showcase Anglican Communion life, ministry Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Social Media Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] Social media posts about life and ministry of the Anglican/Episcopal world are being shared on a new Facebook page facebook.com/TheAnglicanCommunion.While AnglicanNews.org and its Facebook page have been sharing news from around the Anglican Communion for the past few years, other non-news posts have been confined to individual accounts unless intentionally shared.The new Facebook page aims to gather the best posts from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and elsewhere into one place and – in conjunction with the Twitter account @acoffice – to give visitors and followers a birds-eye view of Communion activity.“We have volunteers from Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and Latin Americe, and Europe who will be posting and reposting anything they think will interest Anglicans and Episcopalians around the globe,” said Jan Butter, director for communication at the Anglican Communion Office.“There are now so many Anglican Communion members, churches and initiatives sharing on these digital platforms that we thought it would make sense to create one place where at least the highlights could appear.”Butter added that he has encouraged the volunteers to post in their own languages where possible to reflect the global nature of the Anglican Communion’s faith tradition.The Anglican Communion Facebook page joins AnglicanNews.org, the @acoffice Twitter account, the Anglican Communion News Service Facebook page and the Anglican Communion website, and the Anglican Communion Office’s issuu.com account as yet another digital channel providing news, information and resources to members of the Anglican/Episcopal community worldwide.last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_imgRapidísimas Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 10, 2014 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Las autoridades de Israel han cerrado el acceso a lugares de devoción para los cristianos como el Santo Sepulcro diciendo que es para mantener el orden y solemnidad de la Semana Santa pero grupos cristianos han interpretado la acción como un ataque a la libertad religiosa. El lugar del Santo Sepulcro se encuentra bajo el control de la antigua ciudadela y desde 1967 está en manos de Israel después de la guerra de los “Seis Días”.El periódico francés “Le Monde” conocido por su línea liberal y pro revolucionaria, dijo recientemente en su editorial: “Los venezolanos llevan una lucha continua contra el despilfarro, la  corrupción y el autoritarismo político. Es un cóctel socio-nacionalista inspirado en el ejemplo cubano y el anti-imperialismo militante que saca sus fuerzas de un viejo fondo revolucionario latinoamericano. Es la herencia de un caudillo militar”.Acaba de aparecer el libro “Chavistas en el imperio: secretos, tácticas y escándalos”  escrito por el periodista venezolano Casto Ocando que revela las inversiones secretas en los Estados Unidos y los negocios que han operado desde la llegada de Hugo Chávez al poder. El libro expone la doble cara del chavismo: por una parte una enemistad feroz contra el país del norte y  por otra las grandes inversiones secretas como empresas y edificios de lujo en el mismo. En una extensa lista el libro revela los nombres de los ministros, militares, parlamentarios y banqueros que están bajo investigación por el gobierno federal de Estados Unidos. El libro también revela los dineros del petróleo que han sido empleados para sobornar en el país y el extranjero.Recientemente  hubo una reunión en Caracas con el fin de encontrar puntos comunes para la paz. La oposición pide la libertad de todos los presos políticos, el desarme de los grupos armados patrocinados por el gobierno, la libertad de prensa y reunión,  la destitución de funcionarios chavistas en la Asamblea Nacional, el Ejército, la Corte Suprema y otras instancias como la dirección de Ministerio del Tesoro. Estos puntos serán remitidos al ejecutivo mediante un delegado imparcial. Desde ya se cree que el gobierno rechazará discutir esos puntos. También se aceptó con beneplácito la medición del Vaticano.A pesar de que las leyes brasileñas permiten que las iglesias no paguen impuestos  debido a su labor social hay iglesias evangélicas “que además de intentar llevar creyentes al paraíso celestial, también operan acciones para llevar dólares a paraísos fiscales”. Por esa razón,  Ministerios Públicos investigan a  templos que pudieran ser usados para lavado de dinero, ocultamiento de patrimonios y evasión fiscal.Bob Coy, joven pastor que dirigió la segunda iglesia evangélica más numerosa del Estado de la Florida desde 1985, ha renunciado. La iglesia llamada “Capilla del Calvario” tiene 20,000 miembros y está situada en Fort Lauderdale, una ciudad cercana a Miami.  Coy dijo que renunciaba por razón de “dos fallas morales” que había cometido pero no dijo cuáles eran.David White, que fue profesor del Seminario Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas, Cuba,  falleció el 1 de abril en su hogar de Nashville, Tennessee, a la edad de 92 años. Por varios años enseñó ética y otras materias en Matanzas. Hizo su tesis doctoral sobre el pensamiento de José Ortega y Gasset (intelectual español, 1883-1955). Sus alumnos lo respetaban por su carácter sobrio y sus conocimientos de varias materias teológicas. Al principio de la revolución en 1960 junto con otros misioneros norteamericanos en Cuba, escribió una carta al Presidente de Estados Unidos afirmando que la revolución era un “genuino movimiento nacionalista” sin conexión con las ideas socialistas de la época. Posteriormente cambió su posición al ver lo que pasaba en Cuba.Bargeeta Almby, misionera evangélica sueca de 72 años fue víctima de un asalto a mano armada en Punjab, India, donde ha trabajado por 38 años. No perdió la vida pero está en estado crítico en un hospital local. Frans Van der Lugt, sacerdote jesuita holandés de 72 años fue asesinado en Siria por dos desconocidos.  Hace cuatro años se le ofreció salir del país pero rehusó diciendo “necesito estar con mi pueblo”. El sacerdote Juan Francisco Blandón, párroco de la Iglesia Concepción de María del Municipio de Wiwili, a 300 kilómetros al norte de Managua, Nicaragua, fue muerto tratando de mediar en una disputa matrimonial. Desde principios de año 24 mujeres han perdido la vida a manos de sus esposos o compañeros de vida.PANCARTA. En una de las tantas manifestaciones de Caracas se podía leer la siguiente pancarta: “Fascista no es el pueblo que desconoce a su gobierno. Fascista es el gobierno que desconoce a su pueblo”. Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Albany, NY 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

Welbys visit Canadian offices

first_img Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Archbishop of Canterbury Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Welbys visit Canadian offices Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events (Left to right) Cynthia Herrera and Emily Fe Honoridez chat with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as their co-workers Margaret Davidson, Evelyn Hinchcliffe, Kathy Edgar and Teresa Mandricks wait to welcome him to the national offices of the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto. Photo: Leigh Anne Williams[Anglican Church of Canada] The national office of the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto was abuzz with excitement as staff welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, for a brief stop in a tightly scheduled visit to Canada from April 7 to 9.Following a morning worship service and a meeting with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, then a private luncheon in support of Canterbury Cathedral, the Welbys came to “Church House” in downtown Toronto, where there was a brief meeting with General Synod directors and management and reception with the staff.Sharing her impressions from the meeting with management, Monica Patten, interim director of the Resources for Mission department, said, “There’s a sense of humility about him and clarity about what he sees and what his vision is and the areas of priority that I think he intends to work on.” She added that she was struck by the impression that “in a relatively short time he so deeply understands the Anglican Communion — both the opportunity and the potential as well as the challenges and he doesn’t actually seem to shy away from either of those.”Henriette Thompson, director of public witness for social and ecological justice, who was also in the meeting, said, “One of the things that I am taking away from this archbishop’s visit is the wonderful degree of commitment he has to the Anglican church as a church of reconciliation and bridge-building. From his visits around the Communion, he described how the church is building bridges in so many different contexts.”National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, who had met Welby previously in South Korea during the World Council of Churches meeting, said he appreciates Welby’s focus on reconciliation, particularly looking at the effects of colonization. “It was really gratifying to see his enthusiasm and excitement about what’s happening in the Anglican Church of Canada. I think he’s really aiming in the right direction. I think he’s going to have a big impact.”Following the meeting, the primate introduced the Welbys to staff at a small reception in the lobby of the national office, and they gamely dove into the crowd to meet as many of the staff as possible in the brief time before they were due at an ecumenical vespers service at the Cathedral Church of St. James.“I think it’s really admirable of him to spend a year traveling around the Communion meeting all the primates,” said Simon Chambers, communications coordinator for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).  “The travel must be exhausting and grueling, but he’s been very gracious.”Many staff commented on the archbishop’s friendly and humble manner.PWRDF public engagement coordinator Suzanne Rumsey said she and her late father, who was an Anglican priest, used to discuss brushes with fame. “He’d be very pleased about this one,” she said after meeting both the archbishop and his wife.“We’re really grateful that he chose to come,” said Evelyn Hinchcliffe, after she and her pension office colleagues Kathy Edgar and Sonia Bernard chatted with the archbishop. Tags Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Leigh Anne WilliamsPosted Apr 9, 2014 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Una disputa entre la facultad y los profesores del más antiguo seminario de la Iglesia Episcopal ha conmovido los cimientos del Seminario General fundado en 1817 en la ciudad de Nueva York. Ocho de los diez profesores a tiempo completo han enviado carta a la junta de síndicos protestando por el estilo rígido del deán, su hábito de “usar lenguaje vulgar” y utilizar amenazas de dejar cesante a los que no estén de acuerdo con sus decisiones. Varias reuniones entre las partes litigantes no han producido resultados positivos. Los cinco profesores han sido avisados de que sus servicios ya no son necesarios. La situación es tal que posiblemente el asunto sea llevado a la corte. Observadores de la escena dicen que la cuestión de la sexualidad humana es parte del problema. “No queremos que este seminario sea conocido como un seminario gay”, dijo un profesor. El seminario ha graduado unos 7 mil estudiantes desde su fundación.Katharine Jefferts Schori, obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal, ha anunciado que no tratará de servir otro mandato de nueve años, aunque los cánones lo permiten. Ella fue electa en el verano de 2006 por la Cámara de Obispos y ratificada por la Cámara de Diputados en la misma Convención General celebrada en Columbus, Ohio. La obispa tiene 60 años de edad. Desde ya se están haciendo los preparativos para elegir a su sucesora o sucesor.Un año después de la masacre se ha sabido que una bomba explotó en la Iglesia Anglicana de Todos los Santos en Peshawar, Pakistán, matando a 127 personas e hiriendo a 170. Las víctimas fueron principalmente mujeres y niños. El obispo Samuel Azariah dijo que se cree que los autores fueron extremistas religiosos. Añadió que pese a la situación y las amenazas la iglesia sigue creciendo. Los cristianos constituyen el 1.5 por ciento de los 189 millones de habitantes de Pakistán.Una sentencia judicial que ordena en Sudán la flagelación y pena de muerte para Meriam Yehia Ibrahim Ishag ha suscitado una ola de protestas alrededor del mundo. La mujer de 27 años ha sido acusada de convertirse del islam al cristianismo y haber cometido adulterio al casarse con un hombre cristiano. Uno de los signatarios de la protesta es el Secretario General del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, Olav Fykse Tveit.Que una aerolínea atrase la salida de un vuelo no es noticia. No así lo que le pasó a un vuelo de El Al la aerolínea israelí saliendo de Tel Aviv. Un pasajero judío rehusó sentarse porque iba a tener de compañera de viaje a una mujer y eso era contrario a su religión ultra-ortodoxa. Después de una discusión la azafata logró encontrarle un asiento al caballero que no quería contacto con las mujeres. Hay de todo en este mundo.Kieran Conry, obispo católico romano de 63 años de la diócesis de Arundel y Brighton en Irlanda ha sido destituido por el papa Francisco por su propia admisión de que tenía amores con una dama de su diócesis. “Siento mucho que he faltado a mis promesas de ordenación”, dijo el obispo. Semanas más tarde el tabloide The Mail publicó fotos del prelado vestido de civil y de brazos con una dama 20 años más joven que él. Tan malo es pasarse como no llegar.Recientemente, Ronald Gainer, obispo católico romano de Harrisburg, Pensilvania, decretó que en su diócesis “no están permitidos” juegos de fútbol entre equipos masculinos y femeninos de colegios católicos porque esto da “la posibilidad de contacto físico inmodesto”.El prefecto de la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe, cardenal Gerhard Müller, ha dicho que la Conferencia de Liderazgos de Mujeres Religiosas (LCWR, por su sigla en inglés), que promueven el feminismo radical y posturas contrarias a la doctrina católica en Estados Unidos, podrían extinguirse si no cambian de actitud.El dictador haitiano Jean-Claude Duvalier ha fallecido a la edad de 63 años en Puerto Príncipe de un ataque al corazón. Gobernó al país caribeño con mano dura desde 1971 hasta 1986, cuando fue derrocado por una revuelta popular. Antiguo estudiante de Medicina, heredó el poder de su padre, el dictador François Duvalier, a los 19 años, lo que le valió el sobrenombre de ‘Baby Doc’. Regresó por sorpresa a Haití en el 2011 después de 25 años de exilio en Francia. Estaba acusado de crímenes de lesa humanidad y desvío de fondos públicos entre 300 y 800 millones de dólares.MANDAMIENTO DIVINO. No robarás. 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SotoPosted Oct 13, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs last_img read more

Dallas ministry aims to meet refugees’ practical, emotional and spiritual…

first_imgDallas ministry aims to meet refugees’ practical, emotional and spiritual needs 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (1) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Kimberly DurnanPosted Oct 14, 2016 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm YES! I thank Our God for the wonderful work being done through my Sister in Christ, Samira+, her perseverance, love of Christ, and lived faith! Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] A group of refugees sat in a semi-circle facing a large wooden cross while balancing paper plates of chicken and potato salad on their laps as their children played tag in the carpeted expanse of an adjacent room. A few Muslim women wore the traditional hijabs covering their heads while others donned shorts and t-shirts more typically seen on a hot day in Dallas. These people came from all pockets of the globe, including many from the Middle East, Asia, and South America, to Gateway of Grace, a ministry for refugees.The men and women attending the Bible Study class read and discussed scriptures in English, Farsi and Arabic. This small gathering is part of a larger ministry that meets the refugees’ practical and emotional needs such as housing, education, and friendship. However, the Rev. Samira Izadi Page, who is an Episcopal priest and director of Gateway, wants to meet their spiritual needs, as well. Page is a former Muslim who fled Iran nearly 20 years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back, making her particularly authentic in leading refugees to Christ.The Bible Study is one snapshot of many that illustrates what evangelism looks like in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. With the consecration last year of Bishop George Sumner, a new emphasis has been placed on how best to know Christ and make Him known. The focus includes determining best practices, and creating an Order of Evangelists to be spearheaded by Carrie Boren Headington, who is the diocesan evangelist. “The aim is to have a representative at each parish serving as a catalyst for missional living,” Headington said. “Each church is a local outpost for the Kingdom of God strategically placed to be a witness to its neighbors. Each member of the congregation is an ambassador in their daily lives drawing those around them to follow Jesus.”At Gateway of Grace, Page couldn’t help but compare her ministry with the old model of evangelism that sent missionaries to other countries. “God is now bringing people from all nations into the United States,” said Page who has a doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University in Missiology. “These are people from countries where it would be dangerous to send missionaries. 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Archbishops of Canterbury and York issue letter after Synod vote

first_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on marriage and same-sex relationships.“First, we want to be clear about some underlying principle,” they said. “In these discussions no person is a problem, or an issue. People are made in the image of God. All of us, without exception, are loved and called in Christ. There are no ‘problems’, there are simply people called to redeemed humanity in Christ.”Full article. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Tags Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Human Sexuality, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL 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 Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Posted Feb 17, 2017 Archbishops of Canterbury and York issue letter after Synod vote Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Same-Sex Marriage Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

A letter from Bishop Gutiérrez of Pennsylvania regarding the shootings…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania] “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  – Romans 8:38-39As a community we are sickened and horrified. There are times in life when you just cannot find the words. As we confront yet another wave of death and violence I simply cannot believe the pain. Collectively we are all asking ourselves “Why?” Why such rage? Why are so many dead? Why is our nation once again left in mourning?We offer our prayers for the more than 50 killed, more than 400 wounded and all those affected by this horror. As we celebrate the Eucharist and Daily Office in our parishes we collectively offer our prayers and plead for God’s wisdom and guidance. We believe in the knowledge that God was with them as they left this earthly journey in pain, yet, this scourge of violence cannot, cannot, continue. When will we look at one another through the eyes of Jesus Christ so that we may truly become instruments of God’s peace?As a people of God, we will offer our hourly prayers. But we must do more.We must resist the urge to polarize the issue along lines of race, religion and politics and instead come together as a single church and a single nation. I am asking the people of this diocese to place aside our political divisions and find a way to come together as a community and live out the message of Jesus Christ to the world. As it is written in Ephesians 4:2-3 “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.“As a people of God, we will offer our daily prayers. But we must be prophets of peace.So long as people look to solve their disagreements with violence this needs to be our single greatest priority. The violence that rained down upon the crowd in Las Vegas reflects the worst of the sin and brokenness of our human condition. I am asking that we devote a portion of our Diocesan Convention to re-commit ourselves to the work of diffusing violence in our hearts, in our community, our nation and indeed throughout our world, including the role that guns play in this problem. Only then can we truly live into our calling as followers of Jesus Christ.I ask that we become voices of reconciliation in a hurting world. We seek to be the face of Christ to the world. For the next 30 days may we pray the Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer of St. Francis. In addition to prayer, may we become prophets of peace. We need to pray we have the courage to confront evil in this world. I ask that the Diocese of Pennsylvania now become a place that engages the world in peace and encourages respect for the sanctity of human life. We will find a way to shine a light in the darkness in the name of Christ. We have no other choice.Bishop Dan Edwards is having all the church bells toll in Las Vegas, and throughout the Diocese of Nevada, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. (Noon our time). We ask that our parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania do the same. Please toll the bells once for each fatality as the death count is reported at that time; at present it stands at 58.In Christ, The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Posted Oct 3, 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH A letter from Bishop Gutiérrez of Pennsylvania regarding the shootings in Las Vegas Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Las Vegas shooting Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Global prayer urged as tribal violence claims lives in Congo

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Global prayer urged as tribal violence claims lives in Congo Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world are being asked to pray for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo as tribal violence continues to claim lives in the Ituri Province in the north-eastern area of the country. The Ituri city of Bunia is home to one of the largest UN peacekeeping forces in Africa as international troops seek to intercede between the warring Lendu and Hema peoples. At the weekend, 26 people were killed when a Hema village 31 miles north of Bunia was attacked by Lendu tribes people. The Rev. Bisoke Balikenga, national youth co-ordinator of the Anglican Church of Congo is urging Anglicans to pray for the country.Read the full article here. Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Anglican Communion Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Africa, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Feb 5, 2018 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry meets backstage with U2, Bono to…

first_img June 28, 2018 at 11:27 am Church echelon are closely following these comments of which I am glad. Bob French says: Douglas Register says: This photo released by U2 shows Presiding Bishop Michael Curry posing with band members, from left, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton backstage at Madison Square Garden on June 25.[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry met backstage this week with U2 and front man Bono at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the Episcopal Church leader and the globally renowned rockers discussed Curry’s Reclaiming Jesus initiative.The meeting happened in the evening of June 25 just before the first of a series of U2 concerts in New York on the band’s Experience + Innocence tour. A photo released by the band shows the foursome posing with Curry.“I know of no other group that has sung and witnessed more powerfully to the way of love than U2,” Curry said June 27 in a written statement to Episcopal News Service. “It was a real blessing to sit with them to talk about Jesus, the way of love, and changing our lives and the world. They are an extraordinary community gift to us all.”U2, which formed in Ireland in the late 1970s, has been one of the most popular rock bands in the world for more than 30 years, and Bono – among that rarefied group of musicians known globally by a single name – makes headlines these days as much for his support for humanitarian causes as for his music.Curry, too, has become something of a minor global celebrity since his sermon on the power of love at the royal wedding on May 19. After the wedding, he was invited to discuss the sermon on a dizzying variety of media outlets, from the BBC to celebrity gossip site TMZ. Curry told ENS last month that he sees the sudden attention as a unique opportunity for evangelism, as he tries in interviews to bring the conversation around to what he often calls the “Jesus Movement.”Reclaiming Jesus is a new initiative he spearheaded this year with the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners to address “a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” and to affirm what it means to be followers of Jesus in today’s world.U2 and Bono have not yet commented publicly on Reclaiming Jesus, though Curry said he spoke with them about its origins and intention.“I shared with them our commitment to reclaim Jesus of Nazareth as the center of Christian faith and life,” Curry said in his statement to ENS. “And this means a way of faith with love of God and Love of neighbor at the core. A love that is not sentimental but a disciplined commitment and spiritual practice infusing every aspect of life, personally, intra personally and politically.”It’s a beautiful day. @U2 @iamepiscopalian @episcopal_news #JesusMovement #ReclaimingJesus #Episcopalhttps://t.co/7uTR1U52Ws pic.twitter.com/ynqqYyphfp— PB Michael Curry (@PB_Curry) June 27, 2018Curry didn’t say whether he was a fan of U2’s music, though he stayed June 25 to attend the concert at Madison Square Garden. He had at least one prior connection to the songs before this week: A sermon he delivered in 2006 at a U2charist service in Columbus, Ohio.The U2charists were a popular trend in the Episcopal Church at that time, structured as a Eucharist that incorporates songs from the band, whose catalogue is thoroughly infused with Christian imagery. (Bono’s father was Catholic, and his mother was Anglican, according to this New Yorker report on the band’s faith background.)Celebrating a U2charist also held a deeper purpose, calling attention to the push to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, such as eradicating extreme poverty, reducing child mortality, and fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. The ONE Campaign, co-founded by Bono, was a key advocate for the Millennium Development Goals – U2’s megahit “One” became its rallying cry – and the Episcopal Church endorsed the organization’s work in a 2006 General Convention resolution.More than 700 attended the U2charist in Columbus in 2006. Curry, the bishop of North Carolina at the time, preached in support of the Millennium Development Goals and the ONE Campaign, telling those gathered to “be a witness” for Christ. He called the goals “a way for us to discover life again as a Church … a compelling vision of the world God intended from the beginning,” according to an ENS report on the service.It wasn’t clear whether Curry referenced U2’s music directly in the sermon, though in one unconfirmed transcription of the sermon he is quoted as referring to the band’s leader as “Brother Bono.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Elizabeth Kaeton says: Rector Bath, NC DAVID T BORTON says: Rector Washington, DC Gordon Fuglie says: Douglas Register says: Douglas Register says: Douglas Register says: June 28, 2018 at 9:15 pm Ah, Doug – “Log Cabin (gay) Republican” – Register, who uses a picture of Ben Carson as his profile picture on FB and his newsfeed is filled with clippings from Fox News, was just bounced off Integrity’s page for, among other things, talking smack about +Gene Robinson’s marriage on a thread which celebrated his birthday, smack about the church with regards to the commemoration of Pauli Murray on the church’s calendar and then, finally, objecting to a poster which called Mike Pence on his homophobia and, when folks gave evidence of why it was entirely appropriate to call Pence on his homophobia, lied and said that he had been told by Integrity’s Web page administrator that those comments were in violation of Integrity’s comment policy (They were not and he had not been told that. At. All). Poor Doug’s interior troll must be very hungry. Well, he’s certainly gotten fed here. Truth to Authority, he says? Doug has neither any authority or a close relationship with the truth.Read, learn, mark, note and inwardly digest this name and, in the future, identify him and then encourage everyone to ignore him. June 27, 2018 at 11:20 pm Douglas Register, I sense from your comments that you have not yet experienced the full relationship with Christ that changes you into someone who is guided by the Holy Spirit into the full gospel experience that is there waiting for you.I’m not going to throw anything but prayers that you will find that experience. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem June 30, 2018 at 10:49 am As the Episcopal Church prepares for its General Convention in Austin, presided over by Bishop Curry, all in attendance will be seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We, in our home parishes, will be praying that the Spirit guide Curry and the delegates in their proceedings. And in our home parishes, encouraged by Curry’s exhortation to listen for the Spirit’s leading, we will strive to become the disciples that Jesus needs to build his movement of love and reconciliation.How sad in this context that the troll Register brands his own Resist Curry Movement™ — calling our PB a charlatan. A few Sundays back I recall the deacon reading the Gospel lesson from Mark 3:28 – 30. “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for [the accusers of Jesus] had said, “He has an unclean spirit.” June 27, 2018 at 5:38 pm Sometimes real love is stern and disciplined. I can hop on one foot and shout “love, love, love, thou should love” but this is meaningless. Humans do not know by nature how to love. We imitate Christ as the example on how to love through being controlled (not guided by) the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that determines the act of real love. Unlike Bishop Curry, Jesus concerned himself only with saving souls for Heaven. He did not advocate secularism. June 27, 2018 at 6:36 pm Are you sure you are in the right conversation, Mr. Register? Having attended one of PB Curry’s revivals, I can tell you it was mainly Jesus and little else. And the “little else” was an exhortation to learn from the church in the Book of Acts. And “CONTROLLED by the Holy Spirit??” What kind of disciple are you — a spirit-telepathic puppet?? June 27, 2018 at 10:26 pm Join the newly starting Freedom from Curry Movement. A thoughtful, spiritual, introspective union of persons within the Episcopal Church that prayerfully stands strong against the secularism and atheism the Church is now pulled toward. Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Dave Garcia says: Douglas Register says: June 30, 2018 at 9:47 am A counter-balance or a Resist Curry Movement is healthy within every church. Rector Belleville, IL By David PaulsenPosted Jun 27, 2018 Comments are closed. June 27, 2018 at 10:53 pm Love is a transitive verb. It always requires an object. You are getting closer to the vacancy in its usage by Curry. June 28, 2018 at 12:17 pm A counter-balance or a Resist Curry Movement is healthy within every church. One must speak truth to Authority. My thank you to Nancy Barrick for reminding us of St. Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians 13. Corinth was known as the city of Love. Paul’s words are insightful. Steve Price says: June 27, 2018 at 12:18 pm The foundation of the Jesus Movement that I’m hearing from the P.B.’a words is love of God and love of neighbor.I don’t understand how this strays from the teachings of Jesus. June 27, 2018 at 8:11 pm Again… Show us where Bishop Curry teaches something contrary to what Christ taught and give us one example of where he is a “charlatan” Matt Ouellette says: Submit an Event Listing Comments (39) June 27, 2018 at 7:57 pm I welcome all comments. Join me in praying that our church will be delivered from this charlatan. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Elizabeth Kaeton says: Grace Cangialosi says: 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 Nancy Barrick says: Dave Garcia says: Douglas Register says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 28, 2018 at 12:15 pm One need not worry about being called a charlatan by a religious person-after all wasn’t Jesus also called this by religious people? June 28, 2018 at 11:00 am One knows a charlatan when they profess only one cure-all. Curry preaches of love endlessly but the only sin Curry speaks of is racism which he defines as whites towards blacks. (Refer mandatory indoctrination program begun by Curry.) Yet, to reclaim Jesus, one must not only profess compassion toward others but also to identify all sins as Jesus did both. No minister could ever preach of love legitimately without also preaching of sin. Jesus said both exists.(Thank you all for your comments.) Matt Ouellette says: June 28, 2018 at 12:01 am Why was the audience so aghast at the Curry homily during the May royal wedding? The humiliation in Curry’s homily was that it was a direct take off of that old Beatles’ song: Love Is All You Need. The Queen knew. I noted in his homily as well no objects, as in the song, to the verb love.Love, love, loveLove, love, loveLove, love, loveThere’s nothing you can do that can’t be doneNothing you can sing that can’t be sungNothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the gameIt’s easyNothing you can make that can’t be madeNo one you can save that can’t be savedNothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in timeIt’s easyAll you need is love, all you need is loveAll you need is love, love, love is all you needAll you need is loveAll you need is love, love, love is all you needThere’s nothing you can know that isn’t knownNothing you can see that isn’t shownThere’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to beIt’s easyAll you need is love, all you need is loveAll you need is love, love, love is all you needAll… Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm Naturally, the Integrity USA banning will be appealed to Michael Curry. I continued this long to develop a transcript. If readers of Episcopal News Services do not hear from me again then you’ll know Curry did not overturn it. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Douglas Register says: June 29, 2018 at 8:19 pm My citing that a post calling upon God to strike Michael Pence dead was contrary to shared Facebook community standards was what got me banned. Your reply confirms that Integrity USA does not think so. What sends a chill upon the Church is that Integrity USA says that this behavior is appropriate and approved by Michael Curry. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1990-12-18/news/1990352115_1_clinic-staff-members-medical-staff 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Douglas Register says: Gordon Fuglie says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 29, 2018 at 11:53 am Log Cabin Republicans claims to be a gay organization,sort of the American gay baby boomers version of “*Jew’s for Hitler” thought they were long gone.Last time I saw one was in Atlanta airport.He was flying to L.A.to attend a party celebrating Hitler’a birthday Steve Price says: Greg Garrett says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 27, 2018 at 4:13 pm Show us where Bishop Curry teaches something contrary to what Christ taught and give us one example of where he is a “charlatan” June 29, 2018 at 3:58 pm Thank you, Elizabeth. Your research explains a lot on this thread. In the case of Doug Register, context appears to be everything. Blessings to you! Doug Desper says: Elizabeth Kaeton says: 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 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 June 27, 2018 at 10:43 pm Perhaps Mr.Register misunderstands what love is.I suggest he read 1 Cor.13.P.B.Curry is a disciple who spreads Christ’s message ‘that love is also an action word’. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK June 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm I think we have fed the Douglas Register troll long enough… move on folks, we have better things to do with our time like living out the mission that Bishop Curry is calling us to. June 30, 2018 at 9:25 am I will let this “discussion” go. Mr Register has created a storm about himself rather than about the gospel, the love imperative of Jesus’ gospel, and how it impacts our lives.Best to all the posters as they seek the risen Christ in their walk.Dave Borton Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI June 29, 2018 at 10:52 pm Doug, normally I would not dignify anything like your post with a response but what you have written is absolutely not true and, in fact, delusional. A cartoon was posted on Integrity’s FB page for Pride Month which depicted a Hebrew male of antiquity painting a rainbow over his door with the humorous admonition: “Don’t forget to paint a rainbow on your doorpost so Mike Pence passes over”. No threat to the VP. Just a humorous way of handling a man whom the POTUS joked is so homophobic he wants to hang all gays. Nothing approved or disapproved by the PB. You have just clearly demonstrated why you were banned. June 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm I’m not aware that Jesus talks at all about how to save souls for heaven. As NT Wright points out, the language of Heaven in the NT is about the Kingdom of Heaven, not about a realm where we will wind up if we believe the right things. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 28, 2018 at 10:13 pm Ah, Doug – “Log Cabin (gay) Republican” – Register, who uses a picture of Ben Carson as his profile picture on FB and his newsfeed is filled with clippings from Fox News, was just bounced off Integrity’s page for, among other things, talking smack about +Gene Robinson’s marriage on a thread which celebrated his birthday, smack about the church with regards to the commemoration of Pauli Murray on the church’s calendar and then, finally, objecting to a poster which called Mike Pence on his homophobia and, when folks gave evidence of why it was entirely appropriate to call Pence on his homophobia, lied and said that he had been told by Integrity’s Web page administrator that those comments were in violation of Integrity’s comment policy (They were not and he had not been told that. At. All). Poor Doug’s interior troll must be very hungry. Well, he’s certainly gotten fed here.Truth to Authority, he says? Doug has neither any authority or a close relationship with the truth.Read, learn, mark, note and inwardly digest this name and, in the future, identify him and then encourage everyone to ignore him. June 28, 2018 at 8:19 am As others have asked you before, show us where PB Curry is promoting secularism or atheism. I doubt you can, because the Presiding Bishop has done no such thing. What he has done is proclaim the gospel. The Episcopal Church is blessed to have as a leader someone who is so on fire for Jesus like PB Curry. Susan Salisbury says: June 28, 2018 at 9:44 am Thank you for your comment. June 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm Susan – Doug is gay. As I wrote, I know his positions from his FB page and his numerous posts on IntegrityUSA FB page, which were so nasty (I gave examples in my comment) that the administrator permanently blocked him (that rarely happens on that page). Calling someone on their meanness and inappropriate behavior is not mean. It’s called “accountability”. Jesus did it all the time. As to your vision, I have no way to judge that, but I do suggest you take five minutes and review the posts that this man has made and the responses of others to him (Why you chose to address mine is curious). My issue is not that he’s either gay or conservative – both are fine with me – some of my best friends are ;~). My issue – as several here have also pointed out – is that the man is a troll. Enjoy the holiday weekend. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Steve Black says: 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 DAVID T BORTON says: June 28, 2018 at 8:11 am This all sounds great…social justice is very important, but if you claim to be Christian, you have to follow ALL of Christ’s teachings, like “Thou shalt not kill.” Bono has come out publicly in favor of abortion in the recent Irish referendum. And he also thinks same-sex marriage is just fine, saying that marriage is “now an idea that transcends religion.” Jesus loves all people, and the moral code of Christianity can’t be separated from his loving plan for us. 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 Elizabeth Kaeton says: June 29, 2018 at 11:41 am Ah Elizabeth, why does someone who claims to be motivated by love, assert that someone who disagrees with her is gay? I’m confused. That used to be a tactic I associated with people who have contempt for gay people. Especially when it has zero to do with the discussion. But let’s get to the meat here. I am a conservative. Not because I’m stupid. I have a law degree from a top 20 law school. Nor because I inherited my beliefs. I was raised by my Franklin Roosevelt supporting single mom. But because life and caring for other people and what happens to them have taught me the humble understanding that we humans really cannot fix everything, and further, that sometimes the measures we think are helpful turn out to be harmful.So getting back to PB Curry, when he decided to speak in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, I was very unhappy with him. What the messy lawbreaking protesters did to the environment was far worse than the threat the pipeline posed. When they were eventually evicted they left a colossal mess that cost over a million dollars to clean up and it had to be cleaned up right away because it posed a serious and immediate threat of contaminating waterways. Yet I heard nothing from the PB nor Social activists like you even gently chastising people who would do such a thing. By comparison , and just as a reference. Burning Man hosts over 70,000 people in the desert each year and leaves the desert clean. Your remark here just looks kind of mean and self righteous to me. I don’t see any love for enemies in it at all. Nor do I see respect for those who disagree. Maybe my vision is limited Matt Ouellette says: June 28, 2018 at 8:26 am No, his sermon was not just a rift on The Beatles. In his sermon, the Presiding Bishop used several examples from the Scriptures to define what he meant by love. He wasn’t talking about sappy, sentimental love or a romantic love between spouses, although he did use those as analogies (as did the Apostle Paul). He was talking about the divine love that was revealed to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is a much more powerful form of love that can change lives and societies. And the people were not aghast at the sermon. While there were some naysayers, most people loved PB Curry’s sermon and found it a refreshing expression of the gospel compared to the more hateful expressions often portrayed in the media. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Presiding Bishop Michael Curry June 28, 2018 at 11:56 am Again, PB Curry is not a charlatan. He is genuinely on fire for Jesus, and preaches on Jesus constantly. You may disagree with the focus of some of his sermons (I do not. I think he’s right to call attention to the sin of racism in society), but you can’t argue he isn’t a genuine Christian unless you have good evidence to back it up (which I doubt you have). And how is preaching the love of God equivalent to the cure-all of a charlatan? Is it not the gospel that God’s love as revealed through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is the cure to sin? How is that not the Christian message? Curate Diocese of Nebraska Douglas Register says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET June 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm PB et al begin: “Jesus is Lord…” and conclude: “…The best response to our political, material, cultural, racial, or national idolatries is the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Jesus summarizes the Greatest Commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul, and your mind. This is the first commandment. And the second is like unto it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:38). As to loving our neighbors, we would add “no exceptions.”Drift away from Christianity? Afraid not. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing July 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm Elizabeth – since Integrity is in the mood to use Old Testament images (rainbow over a doorpost), your further imagery of Mike Pence as “death” to pass over (for which painting doorposts was the curative) is itself uncalled for. No, it wasn’t a threat, but yet the Talmud describes insult and slander against others as bloodless murder. Think on that for awhile – especially since you weaken your arguments by going low. (I know, time wasted). Gordon Fuglie says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Douglas Register says: Douglas Register says: Steve Price says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Douglas Register says: June 27, 2018 at 11:05 am “Reclaiming Jesus” movement continues it drift away from Christianity. Our Lord did not teach what Curry claims. God deliver us from this charlatan. Douglas Register says: June 29, 2018 at 11:23 pm Hi Douglas. This is Mel Soriano and I’m the moderator for the Integrity board. The guidelines for communications are at http://integrityusa.org/facebook-group-policy … I contact people when others feel that the communications on the page isn’t in the spirit of the community standards. One of your comments on the birthday of Bishop Robinson was felt to be a personal attack, especially on a post that was celebrating his birthday. I ask that we all remember the guidelines so that the group can be a place of spiritual support and grace. Thank you and God bless.(Douglas Register) Thanks. Read the policy. You will be limiting the personal attacks on the Trump Administration. It is agreed. No more from me or Integrity.[Actual textual exchange.] Douglas Register says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Dave Garcia says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC June 27, 2018 at 12:01 pm Which part of Curry’s message is not in keeping with Jesus’ teachings? 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