Last Scotland v Wales tickets on sale!

first_imgThe last release of tickets for public sale for Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales at Murrayfield next month is now underway.Scotland, currently ranked seventh in the world and on the back of victories in four of their last five Tests – including November’s memorable successes against world champions South Africa and Pacific Islanders Samoa – will welcome Wales to the home of Scottish Rugby on Saturday 12 February with a 5pm kick-off.“Demand for tickets from priority rights groups – such as club members, debenture holders and other stakeholders has been as brisk as usual,” said a Scottish Rugby spokesman, “and now we are releasing the final batch of tickets for planned public sale.” Please note there is a booking fee for credit card transactions and that there are no ticket sales on match day. Tickets are available now priced at £30, £51 and £71.50 for adults, with under-18s’ tickets available from £15, £25 and £36.You can buy your tickets online at www.scottishrugby.org; via our dedicated 24-hour ticket hotline (Tel: 0844 335 3933); or in person from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Gate A, Murrayfield Stadium, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh during office hours.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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IRB broker new deal with Fiji rugby and their Government

first_img“All three parties want to ensure a framework for the Fiji National Team to perform to the best of its abilities in New Zealand and it is encouraging that we now have an agreement in place that underscores this objective. The Government’s financial support is both generous and unprecedented.”“The Fiji Government has an obligation to ensure that any investment in Rugby is done so in a prudent manner, which the IRB supports. At the same time, as the Global Governing body, the IRB has an obligation to ensure that the sovereignty of our Member Unions is protected and the Fiji Government is fully supportive of our position. The agreement reached between the FRU and the Government protects the valid application of the FRU Constitution whilst also providing a level of comfort to the Fiji Government that its investment will be properly and transparently managed.”The FRU and the Fiji Government have agreed five key actions: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The International Rugby Board (IRB) has brokered an agreement between the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) and the Fiji Government which will see the Government’s commitment to significant investment in Fiji’s Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign go ahead as previously planned.The agreement follows a highly productive visit by IRB Chief Executive Mike Miller and IRB Regional General Manager for Oceania William Glenwright to Suva earlier this month after concerns were raised by the Fiji Government over the administration and governance of the FRU following the findings of a Commerce Commission of Fiji report into a lottery run by the FRU last year. The concerns put at risk a £1 million investment the Government was prepared to make towards Fiji’s Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign.The IRB delegation met with the Minister for Sport, the Hon. Filipe Bole and the Board of the Fiji Rugby Union to discuss the Fiji Government’s concerns, its continued commitment to Fijian Rugby and issues surrounding the valid application of the FRU constitution.“I am delighted that an agreement has been reached which will ensure that the Fiji Rugby Union can continue to drive forward the Game nationally, while also ensuring that the focus of the national team remains firmly on preparing for Rugby World Cup 2011,” said Miller.“The spirit of the meetings was extremely positive and I would like to thank the Fiji Government for its dedication and contribution to the process and its full support of Rugby in Fiji.”center_img 1. Those involved in the lottery to stand down from the FRU Board pending the result of ongoing legal proceedings into the matter;2. The Commerce Commission to release paperwork to allow the FRU to complete its lottery report, which will then be subject to scrutiny by the Commerce Commission and any other legal entity as required by law (this process has commenced);3. Elections to the FRU Board to be held as planned at the Annual General Meeting in April. The FRU to run the elections, with the Fiji Olympic Committee (FASANOC) to oversee the elections if invited by the FRU Board to do so;4. The FRU CEOs resignation to be accepted or otherwise by the newly elected FRU Board;5. The Government grant of FJ$ 3 million to be paid to the FRU in accordance with the Fiji Government’s accounting and monitoring procedures.Fiji’s Rugby World Cup 2011 preparations continue with participation in the new-look IRB Pacific Rugby Cup which gets underway in Australia this weekend with A teams from all three Pacific Island Unions facing Super Rugby development team opposition. The Fiji Warriors commence their PRC campaign against the Queensland Reds Academy today at 6.30pm at Ballymore.last_img read more

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Part 3: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Our blogger Kevin Eason puts nerves aside to hit the training pitch I slowly get back up as Dave bellowed, “It’s touch rugby, yeah Jack!” Apparently he’d never heard. I later found out it was his first week’s training. It definitely wasn’t his first time playing.Easy mistake to make, I guess!I couldn’t care less to be honest. I wasn’t happy. Everyone else had heard it was touch and my back was still pounding. The next time he gets the ball I’m going to give him what he just gave me. No holding back. It didn’t take long. I was on my toes, head down, steaming towards him with gritted teeth on a revenge mission. Whallop! I bounced backwards and back into the mud. My pride buried. I was being given a rugby reality check.Later on we ran through some moves that went straight over my head. My teammates were really helpful, pointing where I should be, encouraging me when I did something good – like actually catching a ball. They were tiny flashes of light in a dark tunnel I appreciated.After training Dave and the boys invited me to the club bar for beer, which I thought I’d deserved. Soaked through and covered in mud, I shuffled onto a barstool taking it all in.Lucas, the club’s Vice Captain and backs coach told me he saw me as a wing and described what that entailed. Exhausted, and barely able to take it in, I made my excuses and got home for a hot bath!On the drive home, my first impression was that I had a huge amount of respect for anyone who played the game at any level. It’s a tough old sport!Before bed I did a bit of research using Cortana about famous wings, like David Campese, Bryan Habana and Jonah Lomu. Then came the big question. Are there any small wings in rugby? Bingo. Apparently Shane Williams was 5ft 7in, my size and pretty special – which made me feel a lot better.I updated a post on Facebook to shout about my newfound sporting escapades before dropping off. I slept heavily. *Follow Kevin next week on his rugby journey from training to playing his first game!  #therugbybeginner This is a Rugby World advertorial.In the third of a four-part series in conjunction with Windows 10, Rugby World welcomes #therugbybeginner.WEEK THREEIt’s Tuesday. Training day. I’m in and out of meetings but questions keep popping into my head. Would I make a fool of myself? Would they like me…would I like them? Would I break my leg? I decided to write a few sensible pointers down on One Note. Warm-up properly. Focus. Remember your gumshield…don’t look petrified! It seemed to settle me down. I leave work with a spring in my step feeling like I was starting my first day at school.In truth I’m filled with optimism that I’m actually going to pretty good at this rugby lark. Mainly based on the fact that whilst running for the train that evening I darted through crowds like England superstar Jason Robinson in his pomp – in my head, anyway.At home, with my box-fresh training gear on, the nerves started to kick in – like a large size nine straight to the stomach. Oh My God. I’m an idiot! Why am I doing this? Every year at school, without fail, my reports would end with, ‘Kevin needs to think before he acts’. Now at the age of 36, history was repeating itself.With the rain teaming down outside, it was time to go. Next stop Westcliff RFC!On arrival, I walked towards the pitches feeling very much like I was about to walk the plank.First to spot me was Dave Cole, the club captain. He waves and ushers me into a circle of about eight blokes passing a few balls around chatting and laughing about last week’s game.I instantly feel out of my depth. Like a second year student plunged into the fifth year’s PE lesson. I was by far the smallest member of the group and had no idea what anyone was on about. I could hardly even see them as the rain got heavier and the ground grew softer underfoot.All my new teammates said hello and kindly welcomed me to Westcliff RFC. I quickly burbled that I’d never played before – something they were probably guessing judging by my passing skills. Dave called time on the passing and because of the rain and lack of numbers, suggested a quick game of touch before trying out a few ‘ruck drills’ – one to research online later with a bit of help from Cortana.A game of touch rugby, great! I may still keep my nose and be able to walk to the car then. My first touch of a rugby ball was meet by two long arms, a head, neck and quickly followed up by the rest of his 16-odd stone heft as I slammed into the wet mud skidding about ten metres before finally ending up just over the try line without the ball. Ouch.last_img read more

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Hotshot: Ulster hooker Adam McBurney

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Up for the cup: McBurney (left) celebrates Ireland’s U20 World Cup semi-final win. (Photo: Inpho) Date of birth 5 September 1996. Country Ireland RW verdict: One of the stars for Ireland U20 last season, the 6ft-tall McBurney is aiming to bulk up from his current 15st 10lb so he can transfer his talents to Ulster’s Guinness Pro12 team. A young talent to look out for.First published in the December 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine. TAGS: Ulster What was the U20 World Cup like?Getting to the final was great but it was disappointing to lose. If you had told us when we were 17 points behind against Wales that we were going to get to the final we would have taken it with both hands! That fightback against Wales (to win 26-25) and beating New Zealand is something I will never forget.What are your aims this season?Mainly to put on a bit of size. I’m playing for Ballymena in the All-Ireland League but I need more muscle mass for the pro game. How did you get into rugby?My uncle Maurice McBurney was the only one of my family that played, so my interest came through him. I joined Randalstown rugby club when I was about eight and stayed right through the age grades.Did you play other sports growing up?Not really. I started with football but it wasn’t for me.Have you played in other positions?I played in the back row for a long time, then started playing hooker at Ulster and stayed there.Who had a big influence on your career?The whole club at Randalstown, especially Greg McPherson and Nigel Gilbert.When did you link up with Ulster?I joined the U18s a year young after they spotted me at Randalstown. I got into the Ireland U18 Clubs squad in my second year at Ulster and then went up to Ireland U20.last_img read more

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Hotshot: Leinster and Ireland U20 back David Hawkshaw

first_img Central figure: David Hawkshaw tries to break clear against Scotland (Getty Images) Meet the former hurler who is now tipped for big things on the rugby pitch Do you get to work with Johnny Sexton, Garry Ringrose and Co? Not at the minute but I’m lucky enough to watch them in sessions and take all that in.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? Definitely my school (Belvedere College) head coach, Phil Werahiko. He taught me a lot off the pitch as well as on the pitch, like becoming a better person. He’d push you to do your best off and on the pitch.What’s it like to captain Ireland U20? An incredible honour. The best thing is there are 15 leaders out on the pitch, everyone pushes each other and pushes standards.What do you do away from rugby? I’m doing an arts degree at DCU and want to go into teaching at some stage. It’s something I’ve always been passionate about.RW VERDICT: Hawkshaw helped Belvedere College to back-to-back Leinster Schools Cups and he prides himself on his work-rate. He captained Ireland in the first three rounds of their Grand Slam-winning Six Nations campaign before injury struck. Leinster and Ireland U20 back David HawkshawDate of birth 3 July 1999 Born Dublin Province Leinster Country Ireland Position Ten/centreWhen did you first play rugby? I was about six. My older brother played at Coolmine so I followed in his footsteps. I also started hurling when I was pretty young and played for St Brigid’s.When did you have to choose between the two? Only about a year and a half ago. I was able to keep going with both and I’m happy I kept it up as long as I could. I love both sports, but I always knew I wanted to go down the rugby route. From a young age it was always rugby; growing up I’d watch the likes of Brian O’Driscoll and Ronan O’Gara.Has hurling helped your rugby? In a big way. There are a lot of little things that relate to rugby, like movement.You grew up playing fly-half but are at inside-centre for Ireland U20…I don’t have a preference; I’m happy wherever I’m put. It’s a new learning experience.Leading men: David Hawkshaw lifts the U20 Six Nations trophy with fellow captain Charlie Ryan (Getty Images)When did you link up with Leinster? At U17s, a big pool of players came in to train twice a week in the summer. The year after we had U18 interpros, which were more competitive. I’ve been in the academy since I left school last summer. TAGS: Leinster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the April 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

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Miembros Episcopales del CCA dispuestos a trabajar en la vida…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release [Episcopal News Service] La 15ª. reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano del 27 de octubre al 7 de noviembre tendrá lugar en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda, como un evento de “una vez en la vida” que será la “la mayor reunión anglicana que haya alcanzado alguna vez estas costas”.Y los episcopales miembros del CCA están ansiosos de participar en una reunión que discernirá las formas en que los anglicanos pueden profundizar la interpretación de su llamado común a la misión de Dios en el mundo.“Estoy más optimista respecto a la Comunión [Anglicana] de lo que he estado en los últimos años”, dijo a Episcopal News Service Josephine Hicks, la episcopal que ha sido miembro por más tiempo del CCA. “Espero que el optimismo se robustezca en esta reunión”.El CCA es el organismo ejecutivo más representativo de la Comunión Anglicana e incluye a más de 80 obispos, clérigos y laicos. Toma decisiones normativas, aprueba el presupuesto de la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana y orienta la agenda de la Comunión para la misión y el ministerio.Si bien no tiene ninguna jurisdicción sobre las 38 provincias autónomas de la Comunión, su constitución dice que su objetivo es “promover la religión cristiana y en particular promover la unidad y los fines de las iglesias de la Comunión Anglicana en la misión, la evangelización, las relaciones ecuménicas, la comunicación, la administración y las finanzas”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori dijo en comentarios enviados por correo electrónico a ENS, que el CCA “ofrece una oportunidad concentrada para el diálogo interprovincial sobre asuntos de interés local y más universales, y es el único organismo de la Comunión Anglicana que toma decisiones legislativas formales”.Las reuniones del CCA son “una manera clave e importante de que la Comunión Anglicana se reúna”, dijo a ENS Ian Douglas, obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut y representante de la Iglesia Episcopal en el CCA.Douglas añadió que “si bien la primera tarea [del CCA] es la de promover [o abogar por] ciertas posiciones —no puede obligar a ninguna Iglesia a hacer nada— la Comunión Anglicana misma en este nivel de participación común es ampliamente representativa y celebramos que se reúna ese tipo de representación que abraza las diferencias, diferentes órdenes, diferentes géneros, diferentes personas de todo el mundo, y eso no debe minimizarse”.A los diversos miembros del CCA se les pedirá que consideren asuntos que van desde el estatus actual del Pacto Anglicano y la situación económica de la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana, hasta las relaciones ecuménicas e interreligiosas y reseñas de la labor del personal de la oficina y de las 14 redes de la Comunión que ayudan a coordinar la obra de misión y justicia social de la misma.A los miembros también se les ha pedido que informen sobre el estatus del Pacto Anglicano en sus provincias.Jefferts Schori dijo que “es difícil decir qué se presentará [en la discusión sobre el pacto del CCA], por decisiones o declaraciones de principios, aunque ésta es la primera vez que el CCA ha dicho que discutiría la membresía y las formas de progresar en torno al pacto”.Douglas sugirió que “probablemente había esperanzas de que más iglesias habrían adoptado el pacto de las que lo han hecho hasta este momento” y  ese hecho “pone de relieve” la cuestión del futuro del pacto”.Él predijo que la discusión sobre el pacto podría incluir preguntas de cuántas provincias deben adoptarlo antes de que se le considere en vigor y cuál podría ser el marco temporal de su adopción. Ninguno se ha propuesto aún, aunque las provincias han tenido el pacto por casi tres años.“Y luego una pregunta que está en el otro extremo: Si el pacto no tiene, por así decir, como sostenerse ¿cuándo es que el debate sobre el pacto se acabará?”, añadió Douglas.Si el “ejercicio del pacto”, como Douglas lo llama, se acabara, su impacto aún habría valido la pena, dijo.“Creo que la mayoría de la gente diría que de una u otra manera ha suscitado más discusión a través de la Comunión Anglicana respecto a la naturaleza de nuestra integridad. Aun si uno está en contra de este anteproyecto en particular o de la idea misma de un pacto, estamos teniendo sustanciosas discusiones sobre lo que significa ser parte de la Comunión Anglicana y eso es bueno”.La Rda. Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y miembro clerical de la Iglesia ante el CCA, dijo a ENS que ella asiste a su primera reunión del CCA con la esperanza de que el ejercicio del pacto pondrá a la Comunión en una diferente dirección.“Dada la falta de entusiasmo por el Pacto Anglicano propuesto, espero que en esta reunión el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano pueda catalizar más medios productivos y de colaboración para que la Comunión Anglicana busque la misión a la cual Dios nos llama en nuestros ministerios alrededor del mundo”, dijo ella en un comentario que envió por correo electrónico a ENS.Hicks dice que, al parecer, el pacto “ha perdido muchísimo empuje” y si bien ella “no está en condiciones de decir que nunca se producirá”, sí ve la necesidad de los anglicanos de reunirse y aprender unos de otros. Esas oportunidades, como el proceso de Indaba Continuo de la Comunión debe proporcionar vías “para que las personas se reúnan, pasen tiempo juntas, pasen el tiempo unos con otros en diferentes contextos —dedicados mutuamente de verdad a los problemas de una manera genuina y razonada, no en el contexto de debates en el pleno de algún cuerpo legislativo, sino sentándose alrededor de una mesa con una taza de café y conversando acerca de los problemas”.“Yo creo que ese [modelo] promete mucho más que los anglicanos recobren un sentido más firme de unidad y un renovado sentido de misión común, a pesar incluso de [sostener] diferentes puntos de vista sobre los temas”, agregó.El Pacto Anglicano se propuso por primera vez en el Informe Windsor de 2004 como un modo de que la Comunión y sus provincias pudieran mantener la unidad a pesar de las diferencias, especialmente relacionadas con la interpretación bíblica y la sexualidad humana. En la última reunión del CCA, en mayo de 2009 en Jamaica, se decidió aplazar el envío del tercer y último anteproyecto del pacto, para someterlo a la consideración de las provincias, debido a que los miembros del CCA creyeron que el proceso del pacto para la solución de disputas necesitaba más trabajo.Luego de que un pequeño grupo de trabajo solicitara reacciones de las provincias acerca de ese proceso, la versión final del pacto se envió a las provincias para su consideración formal en diciembre de 2009. Siete provincias (Irlanda, México, Myanmar, Papúa Nueva Guinea, Sudeste de Asia, El Cono Sur de América y las Antillas) lo han aprobado o se han suscrito a él. Dos (la Iglesia Episcopal Escocesa y la Iglesia Anglicana en Aoteroa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia) han rehusado adoptarlo y los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal en las Filipinas también lo han rechazado.En marzo, resultó claro que la Iglesia de Inglaterra no podía adoptar el pacto en su forma actual cuando una mayoría de sus diócesis habían rechazado el documento.En abril, la Iglesia de Gales le dio al pacto “luz ámbar, en lugar de luz verde” al tiempo que su cuerpo de gobierno decía que temía que el rechazo de la Iglesia de Inglaterra al pacto pusiera en peligro su futuro.La Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur ha adoptado el documento pendiente de ratificación  en la próxima reunión de su sínodo más adelante este año.En la Convención General en julio, la Iglesia Episcopal, mediante la Resolución B005, “declinó asumir una posición” sobre el pacto. La Convención también aprobó la Resolución D008 que prometía que la Iglesia Episcopal “mantendría y reforzaría vínculos firmes a través de la Comunión Anglicana mundial, comprometiéndose con una continua participación en los más amplios consejos de la Comunión Anglicana” y “a profundizar su participación en los ministerios y redes de la Comunión”.Si bien algunas personas han sugerido que la aceptación o el rechazo del pacto podría determinar la futura membresía de una provincia en la Comunión, Douglas dijo que tal posición sería “un punto de partida erróneo” y “divisivo”.“No creo que haya ahora mismo en la Comunión Anglicana o en el CCA un espíritu que quiera fomentar ese tipo de división y ese clase de discusión que tiende hacia la alienación”, afirmó.Hicks, que comenzó su período de servicio con el CCA en su 13ª reunión en Nottingham, Inglaterra, en junio de 2005, cuando los representantes de la Iglesia Episcopal y de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá se habían retirado voluntariamente de la reunión y asistieron tan sólo como observadores luego que así se los pidieran los líderes de las provincias, se mostraría de acuerdo.“El tema más convincente… desde 2005 — en que he participado en estas reuniones del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano y en que he seguido en contacto con los miembros del CCA entre una reunión y otra— es que tenemos mucho más en común como anglicanos que aquello en lo que diferimos, y la mayoría de la gente está realmente interesada en concentrarse en nuestra misión común y no quiere que las diferencias de opinión sobre la sexualidad o cualquier otro asunto descarrilen eso”, afirmó.También están contempladas en la agenda del CCA en Auckland:* La labor de la Comisión Permanente Interanglicana sobre Unidad, Fe y Orden (IASCUFO), que incluye el proceso del Pacto Anglicano.* Los diálogos ecuménicos de la Comunión con un informe sobre la Red de Intereses Interreligiosos [Network for Inter Faith Concerns ] de la Comunión;* Discusión del proyecto de la Biblia constante en la vida de la Iglesia que comenzó en la última reunión del CCA, así como otros empeños teológicos y el proyecto de Indaba Continuo.* Informes y posibles resoluciones para el trabajo futuro a partir de las redes [o interconexiones] de la Comunión.* Discusión sobre la obra de los cuatro instrumentos de la Comunión, de los cuales el CCA es uno de ellos (el arzobispo de Cantórbery, la Conferencia de Lambeth de Obispos Anglicanos, y la Reunión de los Primados son los otros tres).* Discusiones sobre el medio ambiente, la violencia de género y el testimonio cristiano basadas en los resultados de tres sesiones vespertinas, una sobre cada uno de los temas, para las cuales han invitado al público.* Aprobación de un presupuesto para la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana, un debate durante el cual Douglas dijo que “la Iglesia Episcopal como miembro tendrá que ser responsable” por una decisión tomada por la Convención General este verano de contribuir con $700.000, o exactamente más de un cuarto de lo que se le ha solicitado, al presupuesto. El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia estuvo de acuerdo.* Una visita al rey maorí King Tuheitia Paki, el séptimo líder del movimiento kingitanga; y* Un “encuentro de la misión”, el 4 de noviembre, durante el cual los miembros del CCA se dispersarán entre las catedrales, parroquias y misiones, así como entre los centros de las principales hui amorangi (el equivalente de diócesis de la  de la porción maorí de la Iglesia). Muchos de los miembros ordenados del Consejo predicarán en iglesias locales. De regreso a Auckland al día siguiente, el CCA tiene planeado un debate sobre la misión basándose en lo que los miembros aprendieron el día anterior.La 15ª. Reunión del CCA se inaugura con un powhiri en la mañana del 27 de octubre en el Centro de Actividades del Pacífico TelstraClear [TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre]  en Auckland. El powhiri, una parte central del protocolo maorí, es una ceremonia de bienvenida que incluye discursos, danzas, cantos y el hongi, el tradicional saludo maorí en el que dos personas unen sus frentes y narices.Estudiantes de las escuelas anglicanas de Auckland y de la zona circunvecina formarán un kapa haka como parte de la bienvenida. Kapa haka es un tradicional arte escénico maorí que puede incluir melodiosos cantos corales, gritos, patadas en el suelo, proyecciones de la lengua y rítmicas palmadas corporales.Habrá también un momento en el cual los jóvenes podrán preguntarle al arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, acerca del estado de la Iglesia y su futuro.Más tarde el 27 de octubre, el CCA recibirá una orientación para la reunión y concluirá el día con un culto vespertino Estos dos eventos tendrán lugar en la catedral de la Santa Trinidad en Auckland, el sitio de la reunión del CCA.La Eucaristía de apertura de la reunión está programada para la mañana del 28 de octubre en la catedral y Williams será el predicador.Antecedentes adicionales del CCAInstituido en 1969, la membresía del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano incluye de una a tres personas de cada provincia de la Comunión Anglicana. En los casos donde hay tres miembros, hay un obispo, un presbítero y un laico. En los casos donde se nombran menos miembros, la preferencia se le da a los laicos.El obispo James Tengatenga de Malawi del Sur preside el CCA, y Elizabeth Paver, representante laica de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, es la vicepresidente. El Rdo. Canónigo Kenneth Kearon, secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana, es el secretario de las reuniones del CCA.Hicks, miembro de la Iglesia Episcopal y quien ha servido también en el Consejo Ejecutivo de ésta, asiste a la última reunión del CCA de su período.Jennings, que también es presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, concluyó recientemente un período en el Consejo Ejecutivo, que la eligió en 2010 para cubrir el resto del período clerical de Douglas luego que éste tuviera que renunciar a su puesto como clérigo cuando fue elegido obispo en octubre de 2009. El consejo Ejecutivo posteriormente lo eligió como miembro episcopal u obispo de la Iglesia [al CCA].Jefferts Schori asiste a la reunión en su papel de miembro del Comité Permanente que se reúne en Auckland antes del comienzo de la reunión del CCA. Douglas también es miembro del Comité Permanente.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Miembros Episcopales del CCA dispuestos a trabajar en la vida común La agenda abarca desde la Escritura y el diálogo continuo hasta el pacto y el presupuestocenter_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 25, 2012 Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

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Sudanese Air Force bombs church complex in Nuba Mountains

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Sudanese Air Force bombs church complex in Nuba Mountains Family able to escape house in compound Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Africa, Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Sudan & South Sudan Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Oct 16, 2014 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group ENS Editor’s Note: The Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS), as referenced in this article from the Morning Star News, is now officially called the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan.[Morning Star News] The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Oct. 10), church leaders said.“The bombs have completely destroyed our church compound in Tabolo,” the Rev. Youhana Yaqoub of the ECS in Al Atmor, near the Tabolo area in South Kordofan state, told Morning Star News. “A family living at the church compound miraculously escaped the attack, although their whole house and property were destroyed.”Kamal Adam and his family thanked God for their safety as they watched their house burn from the bombing, he said.Full Story Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

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Palmer Trinity School announces board of trustees appointments

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Palmer Trinity School proudly announces new appointments to its Board of Trustees, Jeffrey S. Bass, Esq., Sonia Escobio O’Donnell, Esq., and Harvey B. Sperling. In addition, Jack Brumbaugh has been named Trustee Emeritus.“We are privileged to be gaining these distinguished new trustees. Each has demonstrated an unswerving commitment to continuing our mission of academic excellence and social responsibility. Their exceptional records speak for themselves, and we look forward to their combined experience bringing much benefit to our school’s diverse community,” stated Michael Baiamonte, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.Jeffrey S. Bass is a founding member of Shubin & Bass, P.A. which represents individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and universities in all manner of commercial trial court litigation, administrative proceedings, and appellate matters. Bass serves as a commissioner for the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, where he was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2006, re-appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist, and where he continues to serve. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and his law degree from the University of Miami.Sonia Escobio O’Donnell is an attorney at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, and represents corporations in civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. She advises clients on issues of grand jury subpoenas and white collar defense. Previously, she was the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney and Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. O’Donnell earned both her bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Florida.New member Harvey B. Sperling is a noted educational consultant, author, and former Head of School at the University of Nashville, and the University School of Milwaukee. Sperling has served on numerous education boards, including the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, his master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and an honorary doctorate from the Milwaukee Institute of Arts and Design.Jack Brumbaugh, Trustee Emeritus, is a board certified civil trial attorney with the Miami/West Palm Beach firm of Richman Greer, P.A., where he serves as chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. He served on Palmer Trinity School’s Board of Trustees from 1996 through 2006, including five years as chairman of the board, and in 2003 led a successful effort to purchase land for the 33-acre South Campus. Mr. Brumbaugh is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Specialization, as well as having served as chair of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of the Florida Bar.About Palmer Trinity School:Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org. Palmer Trinity School announces board of trustees appointments Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest People Submit a Job Listing 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 Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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New Zealand archbishops call for refugee increase

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Refugees Migration & Resettlement Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Feb 29, 2016 Tags Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Zealand archbishops call for refugee increase The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] New Zealand’s two archbishops have called for a “more generous” approach to refugees and a “substantial increase” on the quota for the country’s refugee intake. They are also calling for “extra pathways” for refugees to enter New Zealand.Archbishops Brown Turei and Philip Richardson made their case in a submission to New Zealand’s Minister of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully. The pair are charged with recommending to the New Zealand Cabinet where the country’s refugee quota should be set for the next three years.In a detailed written submission, the two Archbishops argue that New Zealand has been a “minimal contributor” where refugee and asylum-seeker intake is concerned, with the country’s refugee quota pegged at 750 for nearly 20 years. While they don’t suggest a specific revised number, they say they are “very sympathetic with the calls to double the quota.”They also say the “alternative pathways” could include community-based private sponsorship schemes – where sponsors, typically churches, NGOs or small groups of concerned citizens – put their hands up and say, in effect: “We’ll be responsible for this group of refugees.” They point to the fact that more than 275,000 refugees have been resettled in Canada using this model.They also suggest ramping up the existing family re-unification scheme – where a solo refugee can sponsor family members (who may be stuck in refugee camps, or in danger) to go to New Zealand. This scheme is current capped at 300 people a year.“We know that Catholic and Anglican Christians throughout the country will step up to provide support and assistance to those our country offers refuge to,” the two archbishops say. “We have done so in the past, we continue to support newcomers and we commit ourselves and our resources into the future to this task.”A fuller report and links to the archbishops’ full submission, can be found on Anglican Taonga. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Élections 2016 : les églises épiscopales et les associations locales aident…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest de Pat McCaughanPosted Sep 7, 2016 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Maria Villenas de l’organisme Mi Familia Vota inscrit des résidents sur les listes électorales à La Iglesia Espiscopal de San Pablo à Houston. Photo : Paulette E. Martin[Episcopal News Service] L’inscription sur les listes électorales le 14 août à La Iglesia Episcopal San Pablo à Houston a marqué le début d’un partenariat entre le Diocèse épiscopal du Texas et Mi Familia Vota pour inciter les gens à voter.Une sensibilisation et l’intérêt accru du public, peut-être dus à une période électorale sujette à controverse, ont jeté les bases de l’initiative, selon Paulette E. Martin, spécialiste communications du diocèse.Les « gens veulent être impliqués. L’ensemble du contexte politique est en ce moment très important pour eux » a-t-elle déclaré récemment à Episcopal News Service.« Ils veulent participer au processus » ajoute Paulette Martin. « Nous avons pensé que ce serait une bonne façon d’informer les gens et de leur donner les outils nécessaires pour leur permettre de s’inscrire sur les listes électorales et d’encourager leurs familles et amis à changer les choses ».Dix personnes se sont inscrites sur les listes électorales lors de cet événement. D’autres ont été formées et « déléguées » pour commencer à prospecter les communautés locales et aider un plus grand nombre de résidents à faire entendre leur voix lors des élections générales du 8 novembre, nous dit-elle.La date limite d’inscription des électeurs approchant (11 octobre), Carlos Duarte, directeur pour l’État du Texas de Mi Familia Vota, dit qu’il espère atteindre d’autres électeurs qui se sentent marginalisés et qui peut-être n’ont pas participé au processus dans les années passées.« Les communautés de langue espagnole sont toujours déchirées quant à leur participation au processus politique parce qu’elles estiment qu’aucun des partis politiques ne représente leurs intérêts à 100 % » nous explique Carlos Duarte.«Elles pensent que l’un reflète leur position concernant l’avortement tandis que l’autre est en accord avec elles sur l’immigration, l’acceptation et leur approche de la diversité. Elles sont toujours déchirées entre ces options et parfois cela les mène à la paralysie ».Ce n’est pas le cas cette année, poursuit-il.« Cette année, en particulier, la campagne présidentielle est tellement polarisée que cela les incite à vouloir s’impliquer ».Mi Familia Vota est une organisation nationale à but non lucratif qui a des bureaux en Arizona, au Nevada, en Californie, au Colorado, en Floride et au Texas et qui « cherche à unir la communauté latino-américaine et ses alliés pour la promotion de la justice sociale et économique par le biais d’une participation civique accrue » explique Carlos Duarte.Selon Carlos Duarte, le partenariat entre Mi Familia Vota et le Diocèse épiscopal du Texas représente en fait la première fois « en cinq ans d’activité qu’une église nous a approché pour établir un partenariat avec elle. Carlos Duarte projette déjà un autre événement pour des inscriptions sur les listes électorales avec le diocèse.« Nous travaillons beaucoup avec les églises mais généralement il nous faut les convaincre de s’impliquer et c’est toujours très difficile ».Les églises sont quelque peu frileuses vis-à-vis d’un quelconque engagement politique parce que, en tant qu’organisations à but non lucratif, elles doivent respecter certaines directives concernant les campagnes politiques au risque de perdre leur statut d’organisation à but non lucratif auprès du Service américain des impôts, nous explique Paulette Martin.Mais la trousse à outils Election Engagement Toolkit du Réseau épiscopal de politique publique (EPPN) « a été pour nous une raison de plus qui nous a fait penser qu’organiser cette initiative serait une bonne idée car nous ne disons pas aux gens comment ils doivent voter, nous leur donnons seulement les outils leur permettant de voter et de s’informer à ce sujet » poursuit-elle.La trousse à outils d’EPPN, disponible en ligne sous la rubrique de ressources pour la participation politique de l’église intitulée guidelines and resources, se réfère à la position officielle de l’église, à savoir que le « vote est un acte de responsabilité chrétienne ». Le site Web invite également les Épiscopaliens à signer une promesse qu’ils voteront lors des élections générales du 8 novembre.L’EPPN « invite les congrégations à : entamer un dialogue sur des questions d’ordre public, élaborer des campagnes d’inscription sur les listes électorales et d’information sur la question, et défendre la protection du droit de vote ».« Il y a beaucoup de bonnes initiatives efficaces que les églises peuvent prendre en matière de processus politique qui ne vont pas à l’encontre de leur statut d’organisation à but non lucratif » convient Julie Anderson, auditeur du Comté Pierce dans l’État de Washington.Au début de cette année, Julie Anderson a participé à une formation et à une initiative d’inscription sur les listes électorales à l’Église épiscopale Holy Family of Jesus à Tacoma dans l’État de Washington.Quelque 70 séniors cambodgiens se sont inscrits sur les listes électorales lors de cet événement. Julie Anderson explique à ENS qu’elle a collaboré avec l’Association des femmes coréennes et son Centre de services culturels indochinois, situés sur le campus de l’Église, pour aider à informer les électeurs.« Par son intermédiaire (l’Association des femmes coréennes), j’ai pu me rendre à pratiquement chacun de leurs sites de repas pour séniors et ai pu procéder à des inscriptions sur les listes électorales ».Les églises sont particulièrement bien placées pour apporter un soutien à ce type d’efforts car elles « sont des centres communautaires » explique Julie Anderson. « Ce sont des lieux où les gens se rassemblent et un grand nombre d’églises mettent déjà activement à profit leurs ressources et leurs installations pour atteindre les populations marginalisées» poursuit Julie Anderson.Cet engagement civique peut même inclure l’organisation de forums avec des candidats « dans la mesure où l’équilibre est respecté et que tous les candidats ont la possibilité de participer et (qu’ils ne sont) en aucune façon biaisés ».D’autres groupes confessionnels nouent également des partenariats d’initiatives électorales. Le 4 août, une fois closes les Conventions nationales républicaine et démocrate, le Réseau national PICO a lancé le programme « Together We Vote », programme multiconfessionnel, multiracial d’éducation des électeurs et d’incitation à voter.« Nous croyons que chaque personne croyante doit exercer son droit de vote en tant qu’acte de foi visant à aider à co-créer cette communauté bien-aimée que nous désirons tous ici sur terre » déclare l’Évêque Dwayne Royster, directeur politique de PICO, dans un communiqué de presse du réseau.« Nous allons former 15 000 bénévoles et leaders au sein de nos fédérations et organisations associées qui iront frapper aux portes et téléphoner » pour nous assurer que les gens votent cette année.L’effort multiconfessionnel au niveau national et des États, inclut des représentants d’églises et d’autres organisations, telles que l’United Church of Christ, le Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), l’African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bread for the World, Sojourners et d’autres groupes.Barbara Weinstein, directeur adjoint du RAC, a également cité dans le communiqué les préoccupations concernant la tentative de marginalisation des électeurs par le biais de la « réduction systématique au silence des voix individuelles et communautaires sous forme de fermeture de bureaux de vote, de restriction du vote anticipé et de lois complexes sur l’identification des électeurs ».Au moins 10 États représentant collectivement plus de 80 millions de personnes ont tenté de mettre en place des lois restrictives sur le droit de vote allant de « nouveaux obstacles à l’inscription sur les listes électorales à des réductions du vote anticipé en passant par des conditions plus strictes pour l’identification des électeurs » selon le site Web de l’Union américaine pour les libertés civiles (ACLU).Le 15 août, le gouverneur de Caroline du Nord a déclaré qu’il demanderait à la Cour Suprême des États-Unis de rétablir la loi sur l’identification des électeurs et d’autres mesures restrictives adoptées par l’Assemblée de l’État en 2013 et annulées par une cour d’appel fédérale en juillet. Les églises épiscopales de Caroline du Nord s’efforcent, tout comme elles l’ont fait par le passé, de garantir que les électeurs disposent d’informations exactes.L’Évêque du Missouri Wayne Smith, dans son blog en ligne du 15 août , a souhaité le rejet d’un amendement constitutionnel proposé au niveau de l’État qui pourrait exiger que les électeurs présentent une « pièce d’identité avec photo émise par le gouvernement » afin de pouvoir voter.« La proposition semble légitime à beaucoup puisque tout le monde a une pièce d’identité avec photo ou du moins c’est ce qu’ils disent » explique Wayne Smith. « En fait, il y a plus de gens sans document d’identité que vous ne pourriez le penser. 64% des résidents des États-Unis n’ont pas de passeport qui est la deuxième pièce la plus commune d’identité acceptable. 18% n’ont pas de permis de conduire, qui est de toutes la pièce d’identité la plus commune. Ce dernier chiffre concerne le secteur de la population le plus vulnérable à la suppression d’électeurs. En tant que groupe, ils sont plus âgés, plus pauvres et ont plus de probabilité de ne pas être des descendants d’Européens ».Wayne Smith ajoute que, depuis 2005, il y a eu 17 condamnations prononcées en vertu des lois sur le vote au Missouri. « Plus l’électorat est pauvre, plus il est facile de supprimer ses votes ».Le Révérend Joseph Pae, recteur de l’Église épiscopale All Saints de Great Neck dans l’État de New York, dit qu’il espère pouvoir reprendre la campagne d’inscription sur les listes électorales qu’il avait organisé lors les primaires du 19 avril.L’association Korean American Civil Empowerment avait sponsorisé la campagne et procédé à l’inscription d’une dizaine d’électeurs pour qui c’était la première fois, ajoute-t-il.« Dans le passé, la communauté coréenne n’a pas été active en ce qui concerne les inscriptions sur les listes électorales. Nous essayons de mieux sensibiliser les électeurs » confie Joseph Pae à ENS. La réunion a consisté en conversations neutres et en informations sur les élections ainsi qu’en aide pour remplir les formulaires d’inscription sur les listes électorales.« Certaines personnes était auparavant hésitantes mais elles ont apprécié de pouvoir assister à un forum à l’église » explique-t-il.En Californie, où près de 650 000 nouveaux électeurs se sont inscrits en six semaines avant la date limite du 23 mai pour les primaires dans l’État, l’église All Saints met à disposition chaque dimanche la possibilité de s’inscrire sur les listes électorales pendant la période des élections.« Nous invitons la League of Women Voters [Ligue d’électrices] à avoir un stand à la fin de nos offices et à procéder à des inscriptions sur les listes électorales si besoin est » dit Juliana Serrano, directeur paix et justice.L’Église de Pasadena qui compte 3 000 membres a fait l’objet d’une enquête du Service américain des impôts en 2004 après que son ancien recteur, le Révérend George Regas, a prêché un sermon deux jours avant l’élection de 2004 dans lequel il imaginait Jésus participant à un débat politique avec les candidats à la présidence qui étaient alors George W. Bush et John F. Kerry.George Regas avait dit à la congrégation que les « honnêtes gens profondément croyants » pouvaient approuver l’un ou l’autre des deux candidats mais il avait critiqué la guerre en Irak et avait dit que Jésus aurait dit à George Bush que sa stratégie de guerre préventive en Irak « avait mené à la catastrophe ».L’IRS a finalement abandonné son enquête sur l’église.– Le Révérend Pat McCaughan est un correspondant de l’Episcopal News Service. Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Élections 2016 : les églises épiscopales et les associations locales aident à informer et inscrire les électeurslast_img read more

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