CPG names Anne Mallonee chief ecclesiastical officer

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET CPG names Anne Mallonee chief ecclesiastical officer Comments (1) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC [The Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG) announced today that the Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee will join CPG as Executive Vice President and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer on September 29, 2014.“The role of Chief Ecclesiastical Officer is relatively new at CPG,” said Mary Kate Wold, CPG CEO and President. “It was created almost two years ago to provide dedicated, executive-level focus on church relations. The Chief Ecclesiastical Officer, who reports to me, is a key advisor to CPG on developments around the Church and how they might impact our work. When the Rev. Canon Patricia Coller announced her retirement from the role earlier this year, we undertook a national search for someone with deep experience leading complex organizations. Anne Mallonee’s years of service in various institutions around the Church made her the right fit for the role. We are delighted to welcome her to the CPG team.For the past ten years, Canon Mallonee has been serving as Vicar and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Trinity Wall Street, New York City. Before that, she spent several years as Interim Dean at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, and served for six years at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN, the last two as Acting Dean. She began her ministry in the Diocese of Kansas, where she was ordained.“I am delighted and deeply honored to join this dedicated team and to be part of CPG’s unwavering commitment to the well-being of those who serve The Episcopal Church,” she said.A graduate of the University of Kansas, Canon Mallonee received her M.Div. from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, where she also served on the Board of Trustees and was a member of the 2014 Dean and President Search Committee. She is a Trustee of the Diocese of New York and a member of the boards of the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Children’s Radio Foundation.Early in her career, Canon Mallonee worked for Henson Associates, the producers of the Muppets. When she entered the ordination process, she received a scholarship to attend seminary from that organization. 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Una guía para abordar la agenda de la 78ª. Convención…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events 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 El Rdo. Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Convención General, enfatiza un punto durante una conferencia de prensa el 23 de junio, mientras lo escuchan, de izquierda a derecha, Neva Rae Fox, encargada de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia Episcopal; la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, y la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service –Salt Lake City] Obispos y diputados —y multitud de otros episcopales— se reúnen aquí en el Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace, en preparación para el comienzo oficial, el 25 de junio, de la reunión de nueve días [de la Convención General].Las dos cámaras enfrentan una agenda repleta, como es usual durante la Convención General, que esta vez adquiere mayor relieve por la elección del sucesor de la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori. Entre las interrogantes que enfrentan los obispos y diputados están qué cambios estructurales y de otra índole necesita la Iglesia Episcopal en todos los niveles para respaldar la misión y el ministerio en este siglo, cómo la Iglesia debe responder a la creciente aceptación del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, qué declaraciones debe hacer y qué iniciativas debe instar respecto a multitud de asuntos de política nacional e internacional, así como acerca de otras cuestiones referentes a la vida común de la Iglesia, tales como la liturgia y la disciplina del clero. Resúmenes de muchas de esas propuestas se encuentran a continuación.“Nos concentramos cada vez más fuera de nosotros mismos que sólo en nuestros miembros”, dijo Jefferts Schori durante una conferencia de prensa el 23 de junio. “Creemos que somos un pueblo que ha tenido el propósito de participar en la transformación de este mundo hacia algo que se parezca más a lo que Dios tenía en mente cuando lo creo, y hay un largo trecho [que recorrer] a partir de esa visión de plenitud, de manera que tenemos mucho que hacer”.A ese fin, la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, hacía notar que la Convención está por reunirse a raíz de la muerte violenta de siete personas negras en una iglesia de Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Esos asesinatos “han electrificado a la gente de fe y a todas las personas de buena voluntad”, dijo Jennings en la conferencia de prensa. “Creo que Dios nos llama a desmantelar los sistemas de racismo y privilegio que están inextricablemente vinculados a la historia de Estados Unidos y de nuestra Iglesia, la cual se fundó, como ustedes saben, en los primeros tiempos de la república”.La Convención es un lugar, dijo Jennings, donde “los episcopales tienen la capacidad no sólo de proclamar que las vidas de los negros son valiosas, sino también de tomar decisiones concretas para ponerle fin al racismo y hacer realidad el sueño de Dios de… la reconciliación racial y el fin de la injustica”.La 78ª. Reunión de la [Convención General] de la Iglesia Episcopal tiene lugar en el Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace en Salt Lake City, Utah. El céntrico local de convenciones cuenta con un espacio de 47.800 metros cuadrados. Foto de Salt Palace Convention Center.La Convención General misma parecerá diferente a los obispos, diputados y observadores veteranos en algunos rasgos significativos. Jefferts Schori y Jennings han reformado y redefinido los comités legislativos de la Convención para alinearlos más estrechamente con el marco de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana (aquí aparece una lista que muestra cómo los comités se han desglosado conforme a estos lineamientos).Ajustar la labor de la Iglesia Episcopal a esos objetivos tiene sentido, dijeron Jeffers Schori y Jennings porque la lista “ha configurado nuestra obra de misión en el actual trienio, y confiamos que continuará configurando nuestra participación en la misión de Dios en el próximo trienio”.Un centro de prensa, dirigido por la Red Digital Episcopal y el Departamento de Actividad Pública y Comunicación de la Misión, le permitirá a todo el mundo seguir los procedimientos de la Convención. Incluirá transmisiones en directo de las sesiones de la Cámara de Obispos y de la Cámara de Diputados, oficios diarios y reuniones informativas de prensa, así como información acerca de la labor de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera [DFMS]. Los titulares de Episcopal News Service tendrán cabida en el sitio.La Convención intenta funcionar sin papeles en la medida de lo posible, reemplazando cada carpeta de obispos y diputados —una carpeta que con frecuencia crecía hasta hacerse muy voluminosa— con sistemas digitales que hagan la reunión de Salt Lake City una “convención de pantallas”. Gran parte de la labor legislativa de ambas cámaras se desplegará electrónicamente en tabletas electrónicas o en pantallas de proyección. A cada diputado y cada obispo, junto con los primeros clérigos y laicos suplentes, se le facilitará un iPad para usarlo durante la Convención General como su “carpeta virtual”. Más información disponible aquí.Otros que sigan la Convención pueden ver aquí el proceso de las resoluciones legislativas, una página que también incluye las agendas diarias de cada cámara, los calendarios de cada día y diarios (una lista de mensajes enviados entre las cámaras en las que informan a la otra de las decisiones tomadas). También se incluyen en los iPads los órdenes del culto para los oficios eucarísticos diarios, con lo cual se elimina la necesidad de imprimir todos los días cientos de folletos para el culto.El Rdo. Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Convención General, dijo que este personal había tomado en serio la curva del aprendizaje para obispos y diputados, añadiendo que Apple mismo no proporciona un manual de instrucción para el iPad porque el uso del aparato se supone que sea muy intuitivo. “Creo que va a ser fácil. Todos estamos juntos en esto como aprendices”, dijo él durante la conferencia de prensa. “A partir de mi experiencia, cuando se trata de una cosa nueva y ninguno de nosotros es experto, el Espíritu encuentra una nueva apertura”.Encuentre más información aquí.Además, una aplicación gratuita puede obtenerse aquí para cualquiera con un Android o un IOS7 o un teléfono inteligente o una tableta. La aplicación contiene horarios, mapas, información de vendedores, órdenes de culto de los oficios diarios y otros materiales útiles. La aplicación también puede usarse en una computadora.Si bien la Convención puede no comenzar oficialmente hasta el 25 de junio, una sesión de reuniones del comité legislativo comenzará informalmente, en la noche del 23 de junio, la labor de la reunión trienal. El 24 de junio habrá dos sesiones más de la reunión legislativa y las 12 horas entre ambas contemplarán una presentación de la Convención General por Jefferts Schori and Jennings, además de una sesión programada de tres horas con los cuatro obispos nominados a la elección del 27º. obispo primado. El borrador del horario completo de la Convención puede verse aquí.El principal quehacer de la Convención General incluye:La elección del 27º. obispo primado. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls General Convention, Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ La Cámara de Obispos se reunirá el 27 de junio en la catedral de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Cathedral], justo en la misma calle del Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace, para elegir al próximo Obispo Primado. Foto de St. Mark’s Cathedral.La 78ª. Reunión de la Convención General elegirá a uno de cuatro hombres para suceder a Jefferts Schori, cuyo período de nueve años concluye el 1 de noviembre.El Comité de Nominaciones Conjunto para la Elección del Obispo Primado presentará los nombres de:El Rvdmo. Thomas Breidenthal, de 64 años, Diócesis de Ohio SurEl Rvdmo. Michael Curry, de 62 años, Diócesis de Carolina del NorteEl Rvdmo. Ian Douglas, de 56 años, Diócesis de ConnecticutEl Rvdmo. Dabney Smith, de 61 años, Diócesis del Sudoeste de la Floridaa la Convención General durante una sesión conjunta el 26 de junio, la víspera de al elección.Según ha dicho el comité, no habrá ningún nominado adicional desde el pleno durante la Convención.Los detalles de la elección y la información acerca del proceso previo a la elección, se encuentran aquí.El obispo primado electo predicará en la eucaristía de clausura de la Convención el 3 de julio, y Jefferts Schori presidirá el oficio.La estructura de la IglesiaDe las casi 400 resoluciones presentadas a la Convención General en 2012, más de 90 se relacionaban con la reforma estructural. La mayoría de esas resoluciones se sintetizaron en la Resolución C095, la cual aprobaron por unanimidad tanto los obispos como los diputados. La resolución pedía que un comité elaborara un plan para “reformar las estructuras, el gobierno y la administración de la Iglesia”. El resultado fue el Equipo de Trabajo para Reinventar la Iglesia Episcopal (TREC). El equipo de trabajo dedicó aproximadamente dos años y varios cientos de miles de dólares a emprender, a través de la Iglesia Episcopal, un amplio proceso consultivo de diálogo acerca de la estructura y su relación con la misión.En su informe el equipo de trabajo propuso nueve resoluciones que piden una mayor y más clara supervisión de parte del Obispo Primado de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera y de su personal; una Convención General unicameral; un Consejo Ejecutivo más pequeño; la eliminación de la mayoría de las 14 comisiones permanentes de la Iglesia y un proceso para el nombramiento de equipos de trabajo interinos cuando se necesiten; un estudio de la formación y compensación del clero (incluida la pensión), un nuevo proceso para el discernimiento, la formación, la búsqueda y la elección de obispos; el discernimiento con las diócesis vecinas para una posible colaboración cuando llegue el momento de llamar a un nuevo obispo; una solicitud presupuestaria diocesana menor y de participación forzosa y el desarrollo de una red de personas que puedan “hacerse diestras en crear, formar y desarrollar espacios y momentos para encuentros espirituales que transformen vidas y estructuras injustas”.El TREC no es el único comité que propone resoluciones sobre cambios estructurales a esta reunión de la Convención. La Comisión Permanente sobre la Estructura de la Iglesia ha propuesto varios cambios. Esas resoluciones se encuentran aquí y su informe a la Iglesia se encuentra aquí.La mayoría de las resoluciones relacionadas con el cambio de estructura de la Iglesia Episcopal hasta la fecha se encuentran aquí.La teología del matrimonio de la Iglesia EpiscopalEl Equipo [o Grupo] de Trabajo de la Convención General sobre el Matrimonio, la Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música y, hasta la fecha, cinco diócesis y un diputado están instando a la Convención [a pronunciarse] con mayor claridad en su interpretación de la disponibilidad del rito sacramental del matrimonio tanto a parejas de diferente sexo como del mismo sexo.Nueve resoluciones existente y otras afines que podrían surgir se han asignado al Comité Legislativo Especial sobre el Matrimonio de la Convención General, formalmente un comité de obispos que se reúne junto a un comité de diputados pero que votan por separado. Las resoluciones asignadas a ese comité se encuentran aquí.Formulación del presupuesto trienal 2016-2018El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas (PB&F) ya ha comenzado a trabajar en el anteproyecto del presupuesto trienal 2016-2018 que el Consejo Ejecutivo aprobó en enero.La 78ª. Convención General sesionará a unas pocas cuadras de la Plaza del Templo, el centro de Salt Lake City y donde se encuentra el mayor templo de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. El templo es un símbolo internacional de esta Iglesia, la cual tiene su cede principal en Salt Lake City. La plaza del Templo también incluye el tabernáculo, sede del Coro del Tabernáculo Mormón. Foto/www.ldstemples.orgEl ingreso total en el anteproyecto de presupuesto del Consejo es de $120.470.577 y el total de gastos proyectados es de $120.468.248. Además de los pagos diocesanos, el lado de los réditos incluye ingresos de otras fuentes tales como $28,2 millones de una extracción de un 5 por ciento de activos irrestrictos de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, cerca de $10 millones en ingresos por concepto de alquileres del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal, $2,1 millones de un programa de cobro de préstamos de refugiados del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, $2 millones a ser recaudados por la oficina de desarrollo y $1.200.000 en ingresos de la Convención General, junto con otras fuentes más pequeñas.El PB&F tendrá una audiencia sobre ingresos a las 7:30 P.M. (hora local) el 26 de junio en el Brand Ballroom A,B,C del Hilton Salt Lake City Center. El comité volverá a ese lugar a la misma hora el 27 de junio para una audiencia sobre gastos.El PB&F usará los comentarios que reciba, el anteproyecto de presupuesto del Consejo y cualquier legislación aprobada por la Convención General o sometida a su consideración para crear una propuesta presupuestaria final. Ese presupuesto debe presentarse a una sesión conjunta de la Cámara de Obispos y de la Cámara de Diputados a más tardar el tercer día antes del que está programado que concluya laConvención. Según el borrador del calendario de la Convención, esa presentación ha de tener lugar a las 2:15 P.M. del 1 de julio.Sostenibilidad económica de la IX ProvinciaLas diócesis de la IX Provincia en América Latina y el Caribe adoptaron el autosostén como un punto central en 2012. Mediante la Resolución A015 se le pedirá a la Convención General que continúe manteniendo el sostén económico de la provincia.La DFMS ha estado colaborando con las siete diócesis —República Dominicana, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras y Puerto Rico— en un enfoque global hacia la sostenibilidad económica motivado por las necesidades individuales de cada diócesis.Desinversión en combustibles fósilesSe espera que prosiga en esta Convención un debate sobre si la Iglesia Episcopal debería transferir sus inversiones de compañías dedicadas a la extracción de combustibles fósiles y de industrias que usan grandes cantidades de combustibles fósiles.La Resolución C013 de la Diócesis de California le pide al Comité sobre Responsabilidad Social Corporativa del Consejo Ejecutivo y al Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, en consulta con expertos en los campos de economía e inversiones, ética y desarrollo de energía renovable, que evalúe si el beneficio de una estrategia de desinversión estaría en conformidad con los valores de la Iglesia. El Comité Legislativo de Mayordomía Ambiental y Cuidado de la Creación de la Convención, uno de los nuevos comités creados por Jefferts Schori y Jennings, considerará la resolución y hará una recomendación al pleno de la Convención.Revisiones del Título IVLa Comisión Permanente sobre Constitución y Cánones ha propuesto 25 resoluciones que dice tienen por objeto fundamentalmente ajustar los cánones de la Iglesia sobre la disciplina del clero conocidos como Título IV. Esos cambios esclarecerían los deberes de los funcionarios del Título IV y “promoverían un proceso más eficiente, pastoral y responsable para todas las partes afectadas por el Título IV, según el informe a la Iglesia de la comisión.La versión actual del Título IV fue promulgada por la Convención General en 2009, y creó un proceso enteramente nuevo para manejar la disciplina del clero. La comisión en 2013 solicitó reacciones sobre cómo funcionaba el proceso. Las quejas generales que recibió, dijo la comisión, fueron que el proceso lleva demasiado tiempo y cuesta mucho dinero; que los funcionarios de la Iglesia con frecuencia no están seguros de su autoridad y sus deberes; y que a los demandados se les permite a menudo que perturben y dilaten el proceso, causando importantes prejuicios pastorales adicionales a los demandantes y a los perjudicados por la mala conducta de clérigos, mientras las congregaciones permanecen en un limbo tocante a la resolución o el cierre del caso.La comisión dijo encontrar que, en la mayoría de los casos, los problemas descritos eran el resultado de una preparación inadecuada en el proceso del Título IV más bien que en el proceso mismo. Por consiguiente, propone que la Convención asigne $339.220 para materiales educativos dentro y fuera de la Red, y otros $224.820 para traducirlos al español y al creole. También propone un panel de expertos en el proceso para responder a preguntas.“Es nuestra esperanza que con mejor preparación y más recursos, el sistema funcionará más eficiente y pastoralmente, tal como fue concebido”, dijo la comisión.Política internacional, paz y justicia, misión global y la Comunión AnglicanaDos resoluciones retarán a la Convención a comprometerse con el apoyo y el desarrollo permanentes de los programas del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos de la Iglesia Episcopal (YASC) y de los Voluntarios Episcopales en Misión (Información completa aquí).La paz, la justicia y la seguridad en Tierra Santa son el foco de varias resoluciones, algunas de las cuales piden una inversión más a fondo en las asociaciones del Oriente Medio, especialmente con la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén y sus instituciones sociales en atención sanitaria y educación, y otras sugieren una estrategia de desinversión de compañías que participan en cierto tipo de negocios con el gobierno israelí.Varias docenas de visitantes internacionales —en representación de muchas de las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana— y asociados ecuménicos e interreligiosos asistirán a la Convención General como invitados para adquirir una comprensión más profunda de la política y los procesos legislativos de la Iglesia Episcopal y para celebrar y explorar las oportunidades para la misión común.– Matthew Davies, la Rda. 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Canadian primate offers further reflection on the Primates Meeting

first_imgCanadian primate offers further reflection on the Primates Meeting [Anglican Church of Canada General Synod] “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27)Throughout the meeting of the Primates last week, I thought much about St. Paul’s teaching about the Church being the Body of Christ in the world.  It is the image at the very heart of Anglican ecclesiology.  It informs the manner of our relationships in the Church local, national and global.  In 165 countries we are 85 million people proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in more than 1000 languages.  We are a family of autonomous Churches that understand ourselves to be “Formed by Scripture, Shaped by Worship, Ordered for Communion, and Directed by God’s Mission”.  We are bound together by the long held principle of “Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ” articulated at the great Anglican Congress of 1963 in Toronto.While for the most part this principle inspires our common work and witness, there are times when our capacity to abide by it is deeply challenging given the very diverse political, cultural, social and missional contexts in which we live. While being ordered for communion, we recognize that in the face of deep difference of theological conviction over certain matters of faith and doctrine the bonds of affection between us can be strained, sometimes sadly so, to the point of people speaking of a state of impaired communion.This meeting of the Primates was particularly challenging with respect to the tending of our relationships in light of the developments in The Episcopal Church regarding the change in its Canon on Marriage making provision for the blessing of same sex marriages.  I, of course, was deeply mindful of a call from General Synod 2013 for the enacting of a similar change in our own Canon, the first reading of which is scheduled for our General Synod this summer.Since returning home, I am especially mindful of the pain the LGBTQ community within our Church is feeling.  I am very sorry.  I acknowledge their frustration and that of their supporters in being made to feel like the sacrificial offering on the altar of the Church’s unity.  I recognize that many are angry and deeply disillusioned with the very Church in which they endeavour to live out their lives as disciples of Jesus.  I know that for some it is in fact very difficult to remain within its fellowship, and that it will take a great resolve of will and courage to do so.I apologize for the manner in which the Church has often regarded the LGBTQ community and condemned their lives with very harsh language. I call on our Church to re-affirm its commitment to rejecting anywhere in the world criminal sanctions against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer or questioning people. I call on our Church to renew its resolve in listening to the voices and the stories of its LGBTQ members as we wrestle through conversations regarding the pastoral care we are called to provide for all people. I ask the prayers of the whole Church for the LGBTQ people in the midst of the hurt they are bearing and the hope to which they cling for the recognition and sacramental blessing of their relationships.I am aware of sharp criticism over what some regard to have been a failure on my part to stand in solidarity with The Episcopal Church in openly rejecting the relational consequences it bears as a result of The Primates’ Meeting, or in accepting similar consequences for our own Church.  Allow me to comment on each of these matters.First, in relation to The Episcopal Church, I empathize with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as he faces a firestorm of reaction in the United States. I recognize a need for a space of time in which that Church will respond through its National Executive Council. Notwithstanding the call of a majority of the Primates for the “consequences” named in the Communiqué, I recognize that there could well be a response from the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council.  I know The Episcopal Church to be very committed to the work and witness of the Communion as a whole, and I recognize the frustration they will feel in not serving in a representative way on our Ecumenical Dialogues for example. I recognize that if The Episcopal Church is not allowed to vote on a matter of doctrine or polity that the life of the Communion is diminished. I am grateful however, that they will still have a voice in the discussions of such matters.I have covenanted with Bishop Curry to uphold him and The Episcopal Church in my prayers, and I would ask the same of our whole Church. I was deeply impressed by the grace with which he spoke at The Primates’ Meeting. While declaring in no uncertain terms the pain he was feeling for the Church he leads, he was absolutely convinced that in good faith the General Convention acted.  He recognized the strain that places on relationships throughout the Communion, and he declared his unwavering commitment – in spite of the said consequences – to walk together in the hope of “healing a legacy of hurt, rebuilding mutual trust, and restoring relationships”. He was a stellar example of leadership under pressure, of courage with grace.Secondly in relation to our own Church. For me to have entertained any thought of accepting consequences for our own Church would have been an overstepping of my authority. To do so would have been a betrayal of my office as President of The General Synod. I was not and am not prepared to take any action that would pre-empt the outcome of our deliberations at General Synod in July. As the report “This Holy Estate” declares, “It is for the General Synod to decide the matter” in accord with the jurisdiction given it regarding “the definition of doctrine in harmony with the Solemn Declaration”. (The Declaration of Principles, 6. Jurisdiction of The General Synod [j]). I believe in the synodical process and by the ministry entrusted to me, I am obliged to uphold it.In this entire matter our Church has faithfully honoured the call within the Resolution (C003) of General Synod 2013 for broad consultation across our Church, throughout the Communion and with our ecumenical partners.  Alongside all the counsel received and noted in “This Holy Estate”, including that of the Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) one could indeed regard the outcome of The Primates’ Meeting as another piece of information.I ask your prayers for the members of the Council of General Synod in the task mandated to them to bring forward a resolution to the General Synod to affect a change in the Marriage Canon. I ask your prayers for the General Synod Planning Committee in the care they will take in designing a process for our consideration of this matter. I ask your prayers for all the members of General Synod that they will enter into their work well prepared and with a commitment to speak and listen respectfully and in openness to the leading of the Holy Spirit.While the meeting of the Primates was particularly challenging with respect to relationships throughout the Communion, there was about midway through a declared unanimous continue walking together and not apart. This meeting could have been marked by calls for exclusion of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and me. It was not. It could have been marked by walk-outs as some had anticipated. It was not. It could have been marked by ranting and raving.  It was not. Instead it was marked by perseverance to remain in dialogue that was frank but respectful. It was marked by a generosity of grace and patience, with one another. It was marked too, by renewed commitments in the consideration of matters of doctrine that could be of a controversial nature, to consult broadly in the seeking of advice and counsel.We were reminded once again of the principle named by the Windsor Continuation Group that “when the Primates speak collectively, or in a united or unanimous manner, their advice – while it is no more than advice – nevertheless needs to be received with a readiness to undertake reflection and accommodation”. While there have been calls through the years for “an enhanced authority” on the part of The Primates’ Meeting, there has been – and rightly so – a resistance to the meeting becoming a Curia for the Communion. We recognize that we are but one of The Instruments of Communion which is the only body with a Constitution outlining its objects and powers, all of which are focussed in one way or another on our relationships in the service of God’s mission in the world.Now dear friends, may I remind you that the Primates tended not only to matters of concern within “the household of faith”, but also to matters of concern to our common humanity and the creation itself. In his opening address for this meeting, Archbishop Justin reminded us that half of our Churches in the Communion live with extreme poverty, in the turmoil of war, and with devastating effects of environmental degradation. The Anglican Alliance gave a presentation on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Primates have issued a Communion wide call to get behind these goals through our work in advocacy.In a session on Climate Change, it was fascinating to hear the range of voices speaking out of their own contexts. The Archbishop of Polynesia spoke of Pacific Islands drowning as sea levels continue to rise. The Archbishop of Kenya spoke about the impact of unbridled foresting.  “As the forests disappear” he said, “the desert is expanding.” The Archbishop of the Democratic Republic of the Congo spoke of the hunger of many nations for the underground resources in the Congo and of the ruthless and reckless measures taken in extracting them. I spoke about the impact of the melting Ice Cap in the Arctic and the impact on peoples who live in Canada’s North. The Acting Archbishop of Melanesia spoke of eroded lands, sinking islands and polluted waterways.  He made a passionate plea saying “What’s next?…Who causes it?…Who stops it?” He called for a robust theology of creation. The Archbishop of Southern Africa spoke of the Climate Talks in Paris, the agreement struck with respect to lowering the pace of global warming, and the huge amount of unwavering political will required to make this agreement functional. A number of other Primates from very diverse situations reminded us through story after story, of how the poor are the most vulnerable with respect to climate change. With no choice but to abandon home and livelihood they have to keep on the move with little more than what they can carry. As we have been often reminded, climate change is really about climate justice. It’s about our commitment to the fifth Mark of Mission – to safeguard the integrity of creation.The Primates heard a number of their colleagues speak of the horrors of religiously motivated violence. The Archbishop of Nigeria spoke of churches, mosques, markets, schools and conference centres under threat of burning or bombing. Indeed, in some instances, there is a need for security checks as people come into church to worship. There was a passionate plea from a number of the Primates, not only for ongoing interfaith dialogue, but also for a new dialogue between religious and political leaders. As one of our colleagues said, “governments are fighting terrorists, but not terrorism and the ideologues that drive it”. On this matter and others, including our response to corruption in governments and our response to the global refugee crisis, the point was made that faith communities, governments and civil society must find ways to speak and act together.The Primates heard a presentation on the Protection of Children. Sadly a number of Churches have a tragic record of abuse, particularly through schools run by the Church. We know that story in Canada through the Indian Residential Schools and the harm inflicted on so many innocent children. We know of the impact on them and we now understand the intergenerational impact of their pain. Had there been more time given to this topic, I would have spoken of the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and our Church’s commitment to its 94 Calls to Action, the very first one being “Child Welfare”.You will see from the Communiqué that the Primates renewed their commitment to evangelism,  “to proclaiming the person and work of Jesus Christ, unceasingly and authentically, inviting all to embrace the beauty and joy of the gospel”. A particularly exciting venture in this regard is the Archbishop of York’s Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing from Advent 2015 to Trinity 2016. He is walking the diocese with a message of hope in the Gospel of Christ. Many of us were drawn to consider this kind of public witness born of his simple prayer.          “…Lord Jesus Christ,          Son of the Father,          Renew my Friendship in You;          And help me to Serve You          With a Quiet Mind and a Burning Spirit…”The Primates heard a report from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Fearon, regarding the upcoming meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka, Zambia in April. The theme isIntentional Discipleship in a World of Differences. The delegates from our Church are Bishop Jane Alexander, The Ven. Harry Huskins, and Ms. Suzanne Lawson.  Archdeacon Paul Feheley has been invited to lead the Communications Team for this meeting.May I take the opportunity here to commend to the Church the reports that are published concerning meetings of the Anglican Consultative Council. Typically they contain major addresses by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Secretary General; reports from all the networks and formal consultations of the Communion; the Standing Commission for Unity, Faith, and Order, and the Anglican Alliance, and all the resolutions the Council adopts. These reports become a wonderful resource for our work in the name of the Gospel and our witness as a Church striving to be steadfast in its calling to be “in and for the world” God loves. In this work the Church is incredibly well served by the labours of the staff of the Anglican Communion Office working with a host of others from around the world.Throughout the entire week we were blessed to have our daily schedule shaped by Morning Prayer, a celebration of the eucharist in the crypt of the Cathedral, and Evening Prayer. We were also blessed by the Community of St. Anselm from Lambeth Palace and its ministry of upholding the meeting in prayer. Each member of the Community had been given the names of particular primates and provinces for whom the Archbishop had asked them to pray. Peter Angelica (from New York) was praying for me and for our Church. I had an opportunity to meet him and to thank him for his ministry in this regard. Then of course there were your thoughts and prayers in response to my call in advance of the meeting. A number of you sent along expressions of assurance of prayer for which I was very grateful.The Primates were deeply blessed by the presence of Jean Vanier. He arrivedon Thursday and addressed us after Evening Prayer. “I am so touched to be with you” he said, “you are the face of Jesus, each of you. You are leading millions of people in following the way of Jesus”.  To be described that way is both humbling and daunting. But that’s this image he used as he led us in a time of reflection on the nature of servant leadership and our calling to gather people and to help them walk and work together in the Gospel.At the closing Eucharist on Friday, Vanier preached on John’s account of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper. He has an amazing way of drawing us into the story, into the heart of each character, into the mood in the room. The story he reminded us is all about an attitude of humility, one toward another. It is about being as Jesus said, “part of him”.  The act is followed by Jesus teaching that in the same manner in which he washed their feet, they must now wash one another’s feet. Vanier has often said that there is a sacramental character to this humble act. He spoke of some of his experiences in L’Arche. Even when, sadly, we cannot break bread together, we can still wash one another’s feet. And then he knelt down and washed Archbishop Justin’s feet. Justin prayed for him and then knelt to wash the feet of the Primate sitting next to him. So around the circle this quiet act of humble service was replicated. All one could hear was the gentle splash of water being poured over feet and the voice of prayer. In the end each of us had washed and been washed, prayed and been prayed for in the deep love of Jesus. It was a wonderful way to bring this meeting of the Primates to a close. We left the crypt singing:          “Thumamina, thumamina,          Thumamina, so mandla…          Send me Jesus, send me Jesus          Send me Jesus, send me Lord…          Lead me Jesus, lead me Jesus          Lead me Jesus, lead me Lord…”Thank you for your interest in the life and work of our Anglican Communion and thank you once again for your prayers for the meeting of the Primates in Canterbury last week. As we continue to uphold Archbishop Justin Welby in our prayers and all our brothers and sisters in the Anglican family worldwide, let us ask for grace, “to lead lives worthy of the calling to which we have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  For there is one body and one Spirit, just as we were called to the one hope that belongs to our call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:1-5).The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Michael Stephenson says: Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Allan Joyner says: Rector Tampa, FL January 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm To the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, While some of us are caught on only one item in regard to the meeting of the Primates, you have skillfully painted a picture of the entire event. Thank you so much for this beautiful account that opens our minds and hearts to much that we were unaware of. Your careful account is a blessing to the church. -The Rev. Doug Carpenter (retired), Birmingham, Alabama February 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm So much for religion and politics Most Rev. Hiltz. What about Jesus and his word? I don’t remember a condition of his call to anyone who needed his Father in their life being “as long as they think the same way I do.” One can love those who disagree with us but one cannot stand or walk alongside them if they are bigots who would send away those who most desire our Lord’s love and understanding. There is no unity in this turn of events, only politics. January 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm Several years ago, when people in the United States were asking LGBT persons to wait on same-gender blessing and marriage, the language often contained a request to “sacrifice for the unity of the Communion.” As a friend of mind pointedly and, I think, accurately noted, “Sacrifice is something we almost ask someone else to do.” The failure of the Church to act on behalf of those marginalized by much of society is, in my opinion, a breach of the Gospel. As as straight person, my only sacrifice or burden is one of conscience. We can and must do better. Unity at any cost is too high a price. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA January 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm 1. You weren’t there, Chris. 2. I think your PB modelled the kind of response you would do well to consider. Anger and judgment are not part of that. January 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm I don’t think you have told us whether you voted Yes or No on disciplining us. If the answer is the latter, you threw us under the bus, Fred. Douglas M. Carpenter says: John Michael says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA January 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm …Bishop Epting do you think any of the faithful who do not support homosexuality have been damaged, over the last fifty years? Davis Dassori says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Jerry Hannon says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Gabriel Loggins says: January 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm I am a 50-year-old gay man planning to marry my partner of 12 years in the spring. I had hoped to do so within the Anglican Communion, but now I see that the Communion is truly the last vestige of Empire. It is ironic that the CoE peoples of Africa should have become the tail wagging the Canterbury dog. The CoE took away indigenous belief systems and demonized homosexuality in a less enlightened age and now the chickens are coming home to roost. For the CoE to tell the African churches that their homophobia is un-Christlike is admitting that the CoE has misled them lo these many years. They are more likely to continue to damn the mote in the eye of the Episcopal Church than to damn themselves by budging the beam in theirs and Africa’s eye. Primates Meeting 2016, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Brother Tupper, TSSF says: January 20, 2016 at 12:28 pm “We must love them both–those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for Truth, and both have helped us in the finding of it.” -St. Thomas Aquinas Edgar Wilson says: January 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm TEC is strikingly arrogant and sanctimonious in staking out a position at odds with nearly all of the Christian community, Roman, Orthodox, and Anglican. One hopes that the Canadian General Synod doesn’t follow this schismatic course. susan zimmerman says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (14) Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Primates Meeting 2016 reaction Michael Stephenson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Comments are closed.center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL January 19, 2016 at 9:46 pm I believe it is the role of the bishops to protect the Institution at all cost. One day there will be no institution to protect except the empty buildings once filled with human beings around the table of the Lord but…….. the [Recent} institution was more important, [Recent] “tradition” had to be protected. And so the Bishops gathered in prayer while the laity and clergy left the building along with Jesus. Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT January 20, 2016 at 12:45 am Thank you. Well said. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jan 19, 2016 David Harris 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 Primates Meeting, Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seamus P.Doyle says: January 20, 2016 at 1:13 am Waffling seems to describe this fairly well. In the end, it may be a matter of affirming the Holy Spirit versus a focus upon caring about pure numbers. Peter Akinola seems to reign triumphant over the sad residue of the “Global North”, and the question would seem to be which non-GS Primates will give in to bullying, and who will stand up against it. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Christopher Epting 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI January 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm Sorry, “almost” should be “always.” Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK January 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm Waffle with maple syrup.last_img read more

Canada: General Synod hears ‘drastic’ effects of climate change in…

first_imgCanada: General Synod hears ‘drastic’ effects of climate change in the Arctic By Tali FolkinsPosted Jul 12, 2016 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Journal] As General Synod prepares to vote July 12 on a number of resolutions dealing with socially and environmentally responsible investing, members heard a first-hand account of some effects global warming has had on Canada’s Inuit people.“These are things that keep me up at night,” Inuit leader Natan Obed said in an address to General Synod Monday, July 11, after describing some of the “drastic changes” his people have witnessed in the Arctic environment in recent years. “We live in a time where the knowledge that we have, especially for people of the Arctic, about what is to come is truly scary.”A thinning of sea ice has already led to deaths among his people, said Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a group representing Canada’s Inuit.“We…are very concerned about the way that sea ice presents itself,” he said. “In the spring, when the sea ice melts…we see more and more people who have gone through the ice — who have lost their lives — travelling routes that they have travelled since they were children.”Being able to rely on the thickness of ice to support them as they travel across it has always been an enormous consideration for the Inuit, he said.“The ice is our highway. For nine to 10 months of the year, we depend on our sea ice to travel to other communities, as the basis of our hunting and just the basis on which we use our land.”When temperatures increase in the South, they increase by two or three times more in the Arctic, Obed said—an enormous cause of concern for his people.“If the world goes to two degrees [higher], we go to six to eight degrees. And what will that do to our permafrost? What will that do to our Arctic environment? What will that do to our caribou or our char?” he asked.“I’m arguing for our survival as a society, and as a people.”Seventy per cent of Inuit families still rely on wild game as a source of food, he said.Climate change has made it harder for Inuit to read their environment for changes in the weather, he said.“As the weather patterns change and become unrecognizable, Inuit have said that they don’t understand the weather the way we used to, and that the weather patterns aren’t as predictable…and that the seasons change in a different way than even a generation ago,” he said.Inuit have also noticed changes to animals, their migration patterns, the presence of new species in the Arctic—even changes to the way game tastes and the quality of the animal skins they work with, he added.Obed concluded by urging members of General Synod, when considering responsible investing measures, to act in the interests “of a people that you aren’t necessarily going to go to church with on Sunday, but are people that are going to be…affected by potential decisions that are made.”General Synod also heard from Canon Ken Gray, secretary of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, and Kevin Thomas, director of shareholder engagement at SHARE, a Canadian organization that provides advice on responsible investing.The stewardship of creation, Gray said, is becoming “increasingly central to our vocation as Anglican Christians.”He reminded General Synod that the agreement reached last December in Paris — to cap the world’s average temperature increase at two per cent, but “ideally” at 1.5 per cent — provides little in the way of assurances of action.“Remember that there is nothing in that agreement beyond aspirations and a very limited accountability,” he said. “Nothing is binding, and there is not a plan in sight.”Thomas said the process by which a church aligns its investment with its mission has to be comprehensive, collaborative, committed and creative. It has to be comprehensive, he said, in that it should look not just at divestment, for example, but at its investment guidelines and practices as a whole. It should not simply act in isolation from corporations, but actively engage in them, asking them to change their practices. It should commit itself to the idea that it needn’t engage in endless discussions in order for there to be real outcomes, he said, and it should be creative in finding solutions to problems. Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Environment & Climate Change Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Advocacy Peace & Justice, Press Release Service Featured Events Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

Latin America bishops call on US to ‘love the stranger’…

first_imgLatin America bishops call on US to ‘love the stranger’ in statement on immigration policies Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Faith & Politics, 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 February 10, 2018 at 6:11 pm The deeper problem here is the fact that a large number of US Church officials agree with the characterizations of the United States. Criticism of American values is the trend. Exporting citizens from failed states only creates more failed states. Europe is the prime example of this. US church leaders find it simpler, and self satisfying, to be critical of the US than to recognize and attempt to deal with the real problems and issues facing our Nation and the church today. If this continues there is no happy ending for the Church or our Nation. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Refugees Migration & Resettlement Tags Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group william dailey says: February 9, 2018 at 7:31 am I have no problem with these bishops commenting in this way. They referenced the House of Bishops statement from 2010 and are being supportive to TEC. There is something very disturbing about a nation of immigrants forgetting that they too were immigrants and were welcomed. We should be continuing that tradition. Sure Latin America does not have an unblemished past neither does the US. To say ‘because of your past you have no right to speak now’ can be applied to a lot of societies. What if someone had said, “USA because of your ethnic cleansing of North America you have no right to criticise ethnic cleansing in other countries.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI BD Howes says: Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL February 6, 2018 at 3:35 pm I would encourage the Bishops to focus their attention on the corruption, poverty, violence, sexism, homophobia and malaise within their own countries rather than insulting and unjustly criticizing the United States. Their position is self serving, hypocritical and highly offensive to me. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska February 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm Their time would have been better spent addressing the serious injustice, corruption, racism, violence in their own countries that force people to flee and break the laws of another country in search of a better life. I also do not recall any statement by these bishops addressing the migratory crises created by the communist government of Cuba over the last 5 decades, nor the plight of Cuban refugees often abused and exploited while trekking through Central America to seek sanctuary in the US. It is the business of American citizens and their elected officials to decide how to solve the crisis of millions of persons living illegally in the US. Hopefully that can be done with compassion and regard to the dignity of all persons. That however should not be the business of bishops who live elsewhere and have plenty of issues they should be concerned about in their own homes! [Episcopal News Service] Anglican and Episcopal bishops from six Latin American countries met in El Salvador last week to discuss what they warned were “anti-migrant, racist and discriminatory policies adopted by the United States’ authorities,” according to a joint statement released after the meeting.The statement was signed by Bishop Juan David Alvarado, Diocese of El Salvador; the Most Rev. Francisco Moreno, Primate of the Province of Mexico; Bishop Lloyd Allen, Diocese of Honduras; Bishop Julio Murray, Diocese of Panamá y Costa Rica; Bishop Philip Wright, Diocese of Belize; Bishop Benito Juárez, Diocese of Southeast Mexico; and Bishop Silvestre Romero, Diocese of Guatemala.The meeting, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, focused specifically on the Trump administration’s decisions to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and the Central American Minors refugee program and to end Temporary Protected Status for some populations, including those from Haiti and El Salvador. Though the bishops’ statement doesn’t reference President Donald Trump by name, it says the bishops have reached out to the president and the U.S. Congress, urging them to follow the biblical command to “love the stranger” as they search for just policies toward migrants.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has information on Temporary Protected Status here and DACA here.You can read the bishops’ full letter below.Position of the Diocesan Bishops of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Central America, Belize and Mexico on the termination of the TPS, DACA and CAM programsThe bishops of the Anglican Episcopal Churches of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, North and Southeast Mexico, met in San Salvador, El Salvador, from January 31 to February 2, 2018, to meditate, pray and analyze the evident hardening of the anti-migrant, racist and discriminatory policies adopted by the United States’ authorities, and that are embodied in the termination of the following programs: the Temporary Protected Status (TPS); Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).These policies will affect hundreds of thousands of migrants, for example, people from Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Mexico and other countries.Faced with this unresolved migration crisis, the diocesan bishops participating in the meeting expressed their position to the administration of the President and to the Congress of the United States of America. Specifically, we urged the search for:humanitarian and fair reception for migrants in the United States,the reasonable opportunity to identify ways to legalize their stay,particularly guarantee mobility and protection for children and adolescents, andprotection of family unity.As previously expressed in the same spirit in the letter issued by the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church gathered in Phoenix in 2010:1. We exhort the authorities of the United States to keep in mind that God has always commanded us to love the stranger: “The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:34).2. We pray that the Holy Spirit will touch the hearts and minds of the authorities of the United States of America, so that they understand that migration is to the benefit of everyone.3. We do not accept the re-victimization of these migrants, who in principle are good people and many have been victims of death threats, of harsh conditions of economic and social vulnerability, while others have been victims of violence from both gangs and agents of the State of their countries of origin.4. We denounce that ending the adopted migration programs, without a possible alternative solution, violates human dignity and human rights, is discriminatory and racist.5. We absolutely reject the manipulative assertions of certain politicians pointing to migrants as criminals based solely on their irregular migration status and their belonging to other cultures and races.6. We ask the political authorities of the United States to refrain from expelling the migrants, since this act would be an affront against God, our churches and divine creation.7. We give thanks to, and join the struggle of, the Episcopal churches of the United States and other denominations as well as groups of people who defend the human rights of migrants. We invite you to continue working together on regional and interprovincial projects to help resolve the migration crisis.8. We recognize the support, solidarity and sensitivity of the people of the United States, who have made space in their hearts and consciences for migrants. To these noble and humane people belong the faithful of churches, legislators, senators and politicians sincerely concerned that this situation be regularized, seeking peace and social harmony.9. We urge our political authorities in Central America, Belize and Mexico to coordinate and work on decent and humane proposals in favor of migrants and then present them in a negotiating dialogue with the United States’ authorities.10. We demand the political authorities of our countries, regions and the United States, to work together to promote structural changes in their respective countries so that there are conditions of employment, health, education, security, housing, basic services and other conditions so that people abandon the idea of emigrating.11. In the face of the migration crisis, the united voices of the bishops in this meeting remind all political authorities that it does not matter what was done incorrectly in the past or what was omitted to be done, but how beautiful we can build together hereinafter, cultivating in the present a fraternal dialogue, respectful and dignified among all, to attend to the migratory victims.12. We must all remember that no one is a migrant, because although we come from one place and go to another, we are always within God’s creation. He has made us stewards of creation so that we live together in harmony, freedom, and with equality for mobility, equity and responsibility.Finally, we express to our sister and brother migrants: we will continue working for you and we commit ourselves to work in pastoral care for migrants at the local, regional and interprovincial levels.San Salvador, February 02, 2018. Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Miguel Rosada says: Terry Francis says: Latin America, February 11, 2018 at 9:10 pm Corruption and poverty are serious problems in many countries including Latin American countries. Latin American countries like many others such as Middle East and South East Asia have not been able to freely elect their own government which means that often their economic and foreign policies are dictated by outside powers. In such situations, government officials often tend to be corrupt which in turn breeds more corruption and poverty.When confronted with poverty and corrupt governments, citizens often try to go to countries where they can get decent wage and live with some respect and dignity. It is not surprising that in the Western hemisphere, Latin Americans try to come to US or go to Canada.In items 9 &10 of the letter, the Bishops do take up the issue of migration with some of the Latin American countries. I like to say that economic prosperity leads to higher standard of living and this in turn reduces corruption and poverty. It is highly unlikely that citizens will migrate if they enjoy a decent life within their own home country.center_img 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN February 14, 2018 at 3:38 am What is it going to take to get people like Bruce Rienstra to realize that immigrants who come here LEGALLY will always be welcomed to this country by most Americans. Yes we are a nation of immigrants but we are also a nation of laws. Progressives seem hopelessly incapable of knowing the difference between legal and illegal immigrants! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Feb 5, 2018 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 February 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm Advice to Bruce Rienstra. Stop with the talking points! Not all of our families immigrated to the US but that, like the rest of your spin, is irrelevant. This is not terribly difficult for me. We should all fear becoming a country with arbitrary laws and arbitrary application of laws. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR PJ Cabbiness says: Bruce Rienstra says: Rector Martinsville, VA Province IX, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Joe Prasad says: Comments (8) Immigration, william dailey says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 February 14, 2018 at 11:49 am When will the constant rant that Americans are racist stop? The Episcopal hierarchy seems compelled to make us wear this hair shirt until we are to worn down to resist. Perhaps the Bishops should travel to these failed countries instead of Alaska to get a sense of reality. Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

El Obispo Primado agradece a todos las oraciones al tiempo…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal News Service] “Quiero darles las gracias por todas las tarjetas, los buenos deseos y, sobre todo, por todas las oraciones”, dijo el obispo primado Michael B. Curry en un mensaje por vídeo publicado en Facebook a su regreso al trabajo luego de una operación de próstata a que fuera sometido a fines de julio.“Salí muy bien de esta cirugía. Todo está bien”, dijo Curry en el vídeo. “El informe patológico fue muy bueno, y estoy lenta pero firmemente de regreso al trabajo que me encanta hacer”. Él dice haber leído centenares de tarjetas y cartas que le enviaran al Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Son una bendición”, afirmó.El 25 de julio el obispo Curry dio a conocer que le habían diagnosticado cáncer de próstata y que tendría que someterse a una operación para la extirpación de la glándula prostática. “He estado recuperándome”, dijo. “En agosto, estuve casi todo el tiempo en casa y recuperándome. Las cosas avanzan lentamente, pero avanzan”, dijo el obispo Curry que recientemente ha reanudado su trabajo y estaba en Atlanta para hablar en una cena en beneficio de Day1 un ministerio de medios de difusión. También fue galardonado por el Consejo Municipal de Atlanta.Day1 es el ministerio ecuménico de radio e internet que antes era conocido como “La Hora Protestante” que ha transmitido sermones de predicadores de las denominaciones históricas cada semana durante 73 años. El programa lo produce la Alianza por los Medios Cristianos [Alliance for Christian Media]. El obispo Curry fue un colaborador asiduo del programa en los años 90, miembro de la junta asesora de Day1 y ex miembro de su junta de síndicos. Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Sep 11, 2018 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT El Obispo Primado agradece a todos las oraciones al tiempo de volver al trabajo Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Mensaje navideño 2018 del obispo primado Curry

first_imgMensaje navideño 2018 del obispo primado Curry El amor descendió en Navidad porque Dios amó tanto al mundo, que dio Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest “El amor descendió en Navidad porque Dios amó tanto al mundo que dio” el obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Michael Curry dijo en su mensaje navideño 2018.El video del Obispo Primado se encuentra aquí.El texto del mensaje del Obispo Primado a continuación:Mensaje navideño de 2018 del obispo primado Michel Curry  En el tercer capítulo del evangelio de Juan, Jesús dice “porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que en Él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna.”Por muchos años, a menudo he pensado que este pasaje solo se refiere a como Jesús sacrificó su vida en la cruz. Y ciertamente eso es parte de su significado. Pero hace unos años estaba leyendo el comentario de Raymond Brown en el evangelio de Juan y el profesor Brown dijo que ese pasaje no solo habla de Jesús y la entrega voluntaria de su vida en la cruz pero que en realidad habla de los cristianos, de como Dios da su mismo ser, su propio hijo al mundo, no a cambio de lo que Él pudiese recibir sino por el bien y el bienestar del mundo. De nosotros.Alguien dijo en un poema cristiano “El amor descendió en Navidad”. Eso es lo que es el amor. Dar sin pensar en el costo. Dar no por lo que uno puede conseguir, pero por lo que el otro puede recibir. Eso es lo que es el amor. Dios ama tanto al mundo que ha dado.Me di cuenta recientemente lo poderoso del mensaje en ese pasaje, cuando vi un viejo póster de 1938. Un póster producido por la Iglesia Episcopal en ese tiempo para incentivar a los episcopales y a otros cristianos y a personas de fe y buena voluntad a hacer lo que podían para ayudar a los refugiados judíos que huían de la tiranía en Europa. Para que ayudaran a las personas de toda Europa que buscaban refugio en América, esta tierra de la libertad. El póster muestra a María, José y el niño Jesús huyendo de la persecución en Palestina, como narra el evangelio de Mateo. El póster que muestra a María, José y a Jesús dice en su mensaje: “En nombre de estos refugiados, ayuda a todos los refugiados”.Dios ama tanto al mundo que dio, aun al punto de arriesgar a su propio hijo. Y en el nombre de esos refugiados, en el nombre de Jesús, de todas las personas que sufren, de todos los que están solos, todos los necesitados. Eso es lo que el hace el amor.El amor descendió en la Navidad porque Dios ama tanto al mundo, que dio.Por aquel tiempo, el emperador Augusto ordenó que se hiciera un censo de todo el mundo. Este primer censo fue hecho siendo Quirinio gobernador de Siria. Todos tenían que ir a inscribirse a su propio pueblo. Por esto, José salió del pueblo de Nazaret, de la región de Galilea, y se fue a Belén, en Judea, donde había nacido el rey David, porque José era descendiente de David. Fue allá a inscribirse, junto con María, su esposa, que se encontraba encinta. Y sucedió que mientras estaban en Belén, le llegó a María el tiempo de dar a luz. Y allí nació su hijo primogénito, y lo envolvió en pañales y lo acostó en el establo, porque no había alojamiento para ellos en el mesón.Cerca de Belén había unos pastores que pasaban la noche en el campo cuidando sus ovejas. De pronto se les apareció un ángel del Señor, y la gloria del Señor brilló alrededor de ellos; y tuvieron mucho miedo. Pero el ángel les dijo: “No tengan miedo, porque les traigo una buena noticia, que será motivo de gran alegría para todos: Hoy les ha nacido en el pueblo de David un salvador, que es el Mesías, el Señor. Como señal, encontrarán ustedes al niño envuelto en pañales y acostado en un establo”.En aquel momento aparecieron, junto al ángel, muchos otros ángeles del cielo, que alababan a Dios y decían:“¡Gloria a Dios en las alturas!¡Y paz en la tierra entre todos los hombres que gozan de su favor!”Que tengan una Navidad bendecida. Que tengan una Navidad feliz. Que tengan una Navidad gozosa.Dios los ama, Dios los bendice y que Dios los mantenga en sus todopoderosas manos de amor.El reverendísimo Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y Primadode la Iglesia Episcopal Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop Michael Curry New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Posted Dec 18, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Belleville, IL 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 Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

This new year – rethinking gratitude

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Jeremy David Engels, a Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute, and Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University. This article was first published in theconversation.comIt’s a new year, which means that it’s also time to imagine new beginnings and better futures. It’s time, in short, for New Year’s resolutions.Gratitude, in particular, has become a popular resolution. For many of us, living gratefully seems to promise more happiness in our lives.But what if we’ve got gratitude all wrong?I began writing my book “The Art of Gratitude” because I too believed that gratitude might offer an antidote to the anger, fear and resentment that characterize contemporary life. But as I read one self-help book about gratitude after another, it had the opposite effect on me. The more I read, the less grateful I felt.I came to ask, does the problem lie in how gratitude tends to be defined?The debt of gratitudeGratitude is often defined as a feeling of obligation and indebtedness toward those who give us a gift or help us out in some way. Consider how often many of us use the phrase, “I owe you a debt of gratitude,” or “One good turn deserves another.”What is the framework of gratitude? Eugene Kim, CC BYThe debt of gratitude idea dates back to the foundations of Western culture, to Aristotle, Cicero and the New Testament.According to a leading contemporary expert on gratitude, UC Davis psychology professor Robert Emmons, “To be grateful means to allow oneself to be placed in the position of recipient – to feel indebted and aware of one’s dependence on others.” Or, as Emmons argues elsewhere, gratitude is “an acknowledgement of debt,” and ingratitude “the refusal to admit one’s debt to others.”In this framework, people are debtors and the givers of debt. According to philosopher Shelly Kagan, “If someone does you a favor, you owe them something; you owe them a debt of gratitude.” People judge the value of others based on what they can offer. Emmons writes:“Gratitude requires that a giver give not only a gift but also a gift dear to himself – a ‘pearl of great price,’ as it were. … The degree to which we feel gratitude always hinges on this internal, secret assessment of cost: It is intrinsic to the emotion, and perfectly logical, that we don’t feel all that grateful for gifts that we receive that cost little or nothing to the giver.”In other words, gifts and kindnesses involve a calculation of “cost,” which extends to repayment: Gifts are calculated gestures that must be repaid with an expression of thanks and, if possible, reciprocal gifts.Thinking in such terms might encourage people to see their relationships in economic terms – as transactions to be judged by market criteria of gain and loss.To that end, the Christian radio show host Nancy Leigh DeMoss advises keeping a gratitude journal just like a bank statement or a checkbook registry, as a place to manage gratitude debts.“I want to encourage you to think of gratitude as being a debt you owe, the same way you’re called upon to pay your monthly bills.”The art of gratitudeGratitude is about more than individual happiness. My happiness is bound with yours and with everyone else’s.Gratitude authors, who urge us to focus on the debts we owe to others, are reminding us of this fact. I, however, argue in “The Art of Gratitude” that the rhetoric of the debt of gratitude sets us down a dangerous road. The trouble is that the value of our relationships cannot be calculated with numbers on the page, and trying to do so might make us miss out on what is most important.Take, for example, a recent gift I received – of a nice aluminum water bottle. A friend said that she saw it and thought of me. Of course, I thanked her. But rather than immediately calculate the cost of the gift and determine how I would repay her, I asked: “Why did you choose a water bottle?”She told me where she grew up in the United States, she did not have access to clean water. I travel a lot, and she wanted me to take clean water with me wherever I went. Moreover, she hoped that it would help to cut down on plastic bottle waste, because, she said, we all share this planet.I might have missed all of this had I only pondered on how best to repay it. Instead, this gift prompted a conversation that reminded me of our fundamental interconnectedness. My actions, she was saying, impacted her life, just as her actions impacted my own.Gratitude is an opportunity, not a debt. InesBazdar via www.shutterstock.comThis interconnected worldIt is crucial to recognize that our daily practices of gratitude have broader social and political implications.Say I feel gratitude for access to clean air in Central Pennsylvania. I feel this gratitude because I grew up with asthma, and I know how hard it can be to breathe polluted air. I need not feel indebted to anyone for this clean air. Clean air is not a gift. I am grateful because clean air is necessary for life.Same is true for clean water. There is currently, however, a potentially grave challenge to clean water in Centre County, Pennsylvania, where I live.Looking through grateful eyes, attuned to the support necessary to live and thrive, I can recognize a threat to clean water as a personal threat. Though it is personal, it cannot be remedied alone. I must reach out to others who will also be affected, so that we can act together to manage it.The takeaway of my book is that indebtedness is not the only way to relate. Examples like these prove that all of us are deeply dependent upon the material support of the earth, and that also speaks to our interconnectedness.My resolution this year is therefore to practice the art of gratitude by imagining my life, and the world in which I live, as an opportunity, not a debt. I resolve to focus on what is necessary, and to work together with others to make it possible for all to live and to live well, because we live together. I hope that you will join me. Also, the new Bachelor season…..he is just, okay. Please enter your comment! Recreation marijuana now has been allowed to be legal in Calif., Mass., and Maine as of New Year’s Day. Heard it on the news…… January 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply January 1, 2018 at 5:23 pm Mama Mia January 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm If medical marijuana is approved, my cats would like to obtain some medical marijuana cat- nip for their fur ball throat conditions…..LOL…ha ha ha Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply A woman drove off into a Wildwood Boat Ramp, the Coleman Boat Ramp, and has died. I believe it was today sometime. Also, another woman, in an unrelated case, drove off down into the Astatula Boat Ramp, and died also back in Dec. A fisherman found the vehicle submerged there at the Astatula ramp, and called 911, and then her body was found floating out in the lake, closer to daybreak, and recovered. What is going on with these women drowning at these boat ramps??? Reply Reply Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply January 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 1, 2018 at 5:17 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Looks like 34-27, UCF over Auburn….final. I am just grateful to be at home and sitting in front of the heater, keeping warm, and covered with fuzzy throws, snuggled up warm and cozy with my lap dog in my recliner. I watched the New Year shows at Times Square New Year’s Eve, thinking OMG, how can those people stand that kind of cold out there? Also watched the Las Vegas New Year Shows, with Britney Spears, and the crowds in New Orleans. Mariah Carey, in NY, was so desperate to show her boobs, as usual, that she wouldn’t cover them up, if it had of been 50 degrees below zero…. even though she had on that long white fur coat she kept open, that crazy hoochie….LOL Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I might have to get out my heavier coat, that is fake fur lined, as it is suppose to get even colder. My husband is bringing in my delicate plants, that can’t take the cold. I hope there is not any frogs in them. One year a green frog got loose in our house, when we brought in the plants, and it screamed when our cat started playing cat and mouse with it, during the night, and it almost scared us to death screaming in the middle of the night, and we didn’t know what was screaming, as it sounded like a child screaming, until we turned on the light in the bedroom, and saw the green frog and took him back outside away from our cat. Reply center_img 16 COMMENTS January 1, 2018 at 5:44 pm Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia January 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm Mama Mia January 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm Mama Mia January 1, 2018 at 5:51 pm Mama Mia I saw the bicycle hybrid that combines a bicycle and a treadmill, like you walk on, for exercise. You stand up and just walk, as the bike wheels pull you along, and you are standing on a treadmill type belt, as you walk. I think they indicated it goes up to 17 miles an hour, rolling forward along the trails. They are available in College Park…….I forgot what they called them. There was a wreck earlier today at 441 and entrance to the road between Amscot and Wawa. We came by right after it happened, and later came back by, and the fire truck and wrecker were there. A small red compact car and another darker colored vehicle involved. January 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm Young Sheldon is coming on tonight. You know who he reminds me of…..LOL! January 1, 2018 at 7:13 pm Mama Mia January 1, 2018 at 5:55 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia January 1, 2018 at 5:47 pm Ambush of the cops in Colorado….a young cop with a wife and young kids was shot and killed, and other cops shot and injured….4, I believe. 100 rounds fired at the cops! An attack on a lady employee in Ocoee, at a massage spa, by a guy who sprayed some kind of burning chemical in her face, and who put a rope around her neck, and who had done other criminal acts…..and a Florida guy who booby trapped the front doorknob of their home to electrocute his wife, that was pregnant and that had planned on divorcing him…..the mean happenings continue right on into the New Year…… Mama Mia TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleResearch on how self-control works could help you stick with New Year’s resolutionsNext article5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia I was so sorry to learn of the 35 year old lady’s death on Rock Springs Road, just before midnight of the New Year, just south of Lester Road, near Tahoe St. in the mobile home park, where she was on a bicycle riding along, and was peddling heading south along there, and lost control of her bicycle, for some reason, and fell out into the roadway, and was hit by a car driven by another lady, who did stop, and call 911. The lady on the bike was taken to the hospital, but died. It is so sad, it really reminds everyone of how fragile life is….prayers for her family….and may she RIP, God Bless Her Soul, I am so very sorry to hear this awful news. January 1, 2018 at 4:54 pm They do not suspect alcohol, as a factor, in either of the above two cases either….??? I am grateful for the super moon tonight beginning at about 9:30 pm or so……. January 1, 2018 at 7:32 pm Approved for pets, I mean……LOL ha ha ha Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 I actually liked the dress that Melania Trump had on for the New Years Eve blow- out party. A very pretty pinkish metallic. I liked it. January 1, 2018 at 5:57 pm Please enter your name here Reply Reply last_img read more

Chief McKinley invites Apopka to Coffee With a Cop this Saturday

first_img TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChief Michael McKinleyCoffee With a Cop Previous articleThe Resolution of IndependenceNext article4th of July Fireworks and Music in Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Apopka’s next Coffee With a Cop event will be this Saturday at the Main Street McDonald’s in Apopka from 8:30 – 10:00 AM. Chief Michael McKinley, the Apopka Police Department and McDonald’s will again be the hosts.McDonald’s and the Apopka Police Department  have held two previous Coffee With a Cop events this year.  One in January and the second in April. McKinley considered both events successes.“I am extremely pleased with the community’s turnout for the Coffee with a Cop events,” he said. “These are great opportunities for the public to meet Apopka Police officers in a social and casual environment. I have received a lot of positive feedback from not only the public, but members of the department.”Coffee With a Cop  is a nationwide initiative by police departments to get to know the public in a more neutral and less adversarial setting. In Apopka, that neutral non-adversarial setting is McDonald’s. McKinley sees these events as a chance to listen to the community.“We plan on continuing this event every couple of months and look forward to the community’s participation. We understand policing is not possible without input and involvement from the citizens. I want to take advantage of every opportunity for members of the public to build a positive relationship with members of the department. We can’t do this job without them. We live in this community, too; the citizens’ concerns are our concerns.I invite all members of the community to stop by to meet with us on Saturday to have a cup of coffee, talk about those issues affecting our community, and get to know us by first name.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Learn How Your Community Benefits from Natural Gas During Public Natural…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear TAGSLake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictPublic Natural Gas Week Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleElection Day 2018 only 29 days away: Let’s Talk about it Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here From the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District As the community-owned public natural gas utility for Winter Garden, Apopka, and Clermont, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District is celebrating Public Natural Gas Week from October 7th to the 13th. Every year, this nationwide event is dedicated to highlighting the benefits of natural gas and the value of having a public natural gas utility in your local community.Safe, reliable and cost-effective, natural gas boasts a multitude of benefits for businesses, homeowners and the environment. With the rise in demand for clean energy alternatives to electricity, consumers often hear about solar and wind power – but what about natural gas? As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas is environmentally friendly, only leaving behind small amounts of water vapor and inactive elements.Unlike electricity, natural gas customers enjoy the convenience of being able to tap into their energy supply whenever it’s needed – even when the power is out. Natural gas also puts more dollars back into the pockets of customers by doubling appliance efficiency and lowering energy bills. On a larger scale, since the District is locally controlled, those dollars also stay within the community, broadening the tax base, improving the local economy and increasing jobs.Like other public natural gas utilities, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District is free from the pressure of stockholders. The District is governed by a local board of directors who know and live in the communities they serve. As a result, they are better able to determine how gas is provided to homes and businesses, and set competitive and fair rates, with only the interest of the customer in mind.Since 1959, the District has prided itself on providing customer service that is nothing short of extraordinary. And, because the District is a not-for-profit entity, it is free to keep its focus on “people,” rather than “profits.” Recognized as a three-time winner of the American Public Gas Association Silver SOAR Award for excellence in operations, the District’s unwavering commitment to its growing base of more than 22,000 customers is evident.As a good steward in the community, the District continues to participate in charitable causes in the communities it serves. Just this year, the District supported 28 worthy organizations and events, including the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Cornerstone Hospice and the Pig on the Pond Community Festival.To celebrate Public Natural Gas Week, the District has invited all members of the community to stop by one of the District’s three locations from Monday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 12, to enjoy refreshments and learn more about natural gas service and the benefits of natural gas appliances. District offices are located at 1320 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden, 38 N. Park Avenue, Apopka, and 676 W. Montrose Street, Clermont.To learn more, visit a Lake Apopka Natural Gas District office during Public Natural Gas Week, call the District’s marketing team at (407) 656-2734 ext. 307 or email [email protected] LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more