Winston Ching, first Asiamerica missioner, remembered

first_img Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Tags The Rev. T. James Kodera, PhD says: Sze-kar Wan says: July 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm Fond and grateful memories of Winston are many and varied for so many of us, especially Episcopalians of Asian heritage. Winston inspired and invited so many from all around the country, including Hawaii, not only to embrace with pride our Asian heritage but to form an alliance among us. “Asiamerica” is his coinage not to separate but unite Asian Americans with Asians. His vision was global and inclusive. His impulse ran counter to the divisiveness that continues to plague Asians. He empowered people to develop their talents and passions, including prophetic ministry. Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Advocates is an example at a time when Asians in North America, for many historic reasons, were loathe to stand out, let alone speak out. Deep inside his heart was a yearning to heal. His deep and abiding pastoral ministry was the path to which God called him. We shall miss him dearly. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Katie Choy-Wong says: July 6, 2012 at 9:33 am Hafa Adai (Guam version of Aloha) All,As of today, July 6th on Guam (we’re at least 17 hours ahead of the West Coast), we are set for the blessing and then cremation of the remains of The Rev. Dr. Winston Ching on Monday, July 9th at about 10:30 AM (5:30 PM-Sunday-West Coast USA.) His ashes will then be shipped to his “sole survivor brother, Jonathan Ching, in Fresno, CA.”While sudden death such as that of Dr. Ching’s is certainly shocking, Guam could be a perfect choice as a launch pad to the heavens! Guam, with an area of 212 sq. miles and home to about 152, 000 people, could be the tallest mountain on earth. Measured at its base in The Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench floor, it would be at least 38,920 ft high. In comparison, Mt. Everest is, 29,028 feet high. Dr. Ching has been known to many as a dedicated advocate for outreach, ethnic ministries anywhere; he personally touched many persons and yet he was global. We’re honored here on Guam where he made his last stop in (physical) person. We join everyone in commending him to our Father as we thank God for giving to us and for the powerful work in and through him. Rev. Bud Carroll, Hong Kong says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 9, 2012 at 9:37 am I met Fr. Winston Ching after I gave my paper in an international conference to celebrate the 100th year of Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (1912-2012), and the Anglican/Episcopal mission history in China, at Hong Kong, from June 7 to 9. Fr. Ching briefed me some information about the relationship between the late Bishop Harry S. Kennedy, the Missionary District of Honolulu, and their contribution to the establishment of Taiwan Episcopal Church in the conference. He also took me and the Rev. Dr. Peyton Craighill to visit the family of the late Bishop James Pong at Hong Kong . His hospitality and his devotion to mission work will be appreciated and remembered by so many old friends as Dr. Craighill and new acquaintances like me. 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 Michael Nai-Chiu Poon says: Press Release Service Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm When I arrived at The Episcopal Church Center in 1984 to work in the then “Overseas Department” at the age of 26, Winston reached out to me, included me, and taught me how things worked. He was the best kind of mentor: a kind sage who always had time for my naive and uninitiated questions. His gentle, wise, and loving presence always empowered and challenged me to be the best I could be in service to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The world and The Episcopal Church is better because of the gift of Winston. We will miss you in this mortal life, dear teacher. Ian July 6, 2012 at 5:18 am Wise, gentle, funny, practical, shrewd, intuitive, brave, loving, accessible — I don’t know enough adjectives to capture what Winston was. I mean, what he IS: ” for us, life is changed, not ended.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev’d. Barbara C. Crafton says: Tony Gomowad says: July 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm I met Fr. Ching through God’s calling at Church of Our Savior, NYC. His eager, kind, caring and never give-up mind set have touched many others’ heart. The way he preaches gives people inner peace. The way he smiles takes away people’s grief. I will always remember his kindness, smiles and how he dedicates his Christian life to help others. It’s sad about his departure but it is just another chapter of his eternal life to God’s Kingdom. My dearest friend and father, Rest in Peace. Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA July 12, 2012 at 4:13 am News from Hong Kong下星期四 (19/7) 晚上7:00於香港中環花園道4號聖約翰座堂為 Fr. Winston W Ching 程惠文牧師 舉行追思活動,敬希各位預留時間出席Fr. Winston Ching’s memorial service will be held next thurs, 7pm, St. John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL July 27, 2012 at 4:46 am Winston went out of his way to provide funds for two Macao young women to attend a meeting of Asiamerican gathering in California in the early 1990s, at a time when young people in ‘small places,’ especially women, hardly had such opportunity. It was their first trip overseas. Over the years, Winston had always been an encouraging friend and caring pastor for colleagues who were working in isolated and difficult places. He never judged; he accepted everyone, esp. his colleagues, as they were. I last met Winston at Saint John’s Cathedral on Sunday 6 May this year during an ARCIC III meeting in Hong Kong. He greeted me with a broad smile and gentle clasp – I had no idea he was in Hong Kong. That final encounter with Winston was a foretaste of what meeting God would be like on the other side of Jordon. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 9, 2012 at 11:06 am I worked with Winston at the God box when I was on staff at the American Baptist Churches USA in Valley Forge. We had an ecumenical group of us all assigned to Asian desks in our denominations. I still remember Winston’s story about how he was in Navajo country for some Episcopal business, and was sitting outside a “trading post” on a reservation. He had on his cowboy hat and boots. Some tourists drove into the parking lot, saw Winston and asked him if they could take a picture with him. They had never met a “live Indian “ before. So Winston said “sure, but it will cost you $20.” They paid him and took a picture. Comments (16) By Pat McCaughanPosted Jul 5, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN July 6, 2012 at 9:30 am As a very young Priest in the early 1970’s, The Rev. Winston Wyman Ching, accepted a surprising challenge that came from another Asian American Episcopal Priest, the Rev. Canon John H.M. Yamazaki, Rector of St. Mary’s, Los Angeles (a Japanese American Episcopal Church). Fr. Yamazaki, a nationally well-connected Priest of the Episcopal Church, recruited Fr. Ching, as Executive Secretary of a national entity, brought into being by the National Executive Council of the Episcopal Church of which Fr. Yamazaki was a member. In 1973, this entity with a new coined name, “EAST” – (EPISCOPAL ASIAN-AMERICAN STRATEGIES TASK-FORCE), received another name, created by Fr. Winston – “EAM” – EPISCOPAL ASIAMERICA MINISTRY! Several “Convocations” were created to identify these ethnic constituencies: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Indochinese (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Cambodian). These ministries existed in isolation in the dioceses. EAM became the vehicle, enabling these ministries to become aware of each other, and in turn, the National Church to become aware of these fellow Episcopalians through a National Ministry and their Ethnic Convocations! The Rev. Winston Ching, a 5th generation Chinese American, became the first “Executive Secretary” or “National Missioner” of EAM! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Rev. Canon Timothy M. Nakayama says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Mei-Mei Lin says: July 6, 2012 at 8:18 am Winston helped me to come to do my M.Div at Virginia Theological Seminary from 1986 to 89. He always give his kind assistance when needed while I was doing my M. Div program. Those days it was not allowed for people in Myanmar to go overseas for theological studies but he was able to bring me out of Myanmar to complete my M.Div as the first clergy who was able to do theological degree after 1960s. I give thank to the Lord for his life and faithful ministry. May his soul rest in peace now and forever. John (VTS class 89,Toungoo,Myanmar) Rev. Avicotu. George Mathew says: July 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm I’ve been out of the loop and just found out about my good friend’s passing. Winston was instrumental in my becoming an Episcopalian when I was looking for an ecclesiastic home. He was a gentle giant capable of the greatest of leadership and the tenderest of personal touch. Such a soft-spoken man who has done great things for the church and touched the lives of many! I will miss you, my dear friend. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 July 6, 2012 at 10:53 am I am saddened by the news. Winston Ching was a seminarian at CDSP when we met. He was the cause of my return to the Episcopal Church. He had the most remarkable way of getting you to do things you didn’t know you could do. As vice president of St. John’s ETC at its founding I thought we were having lots of fun. Fr. Ching shared his vision after the fact. That ETC thrives today is a most honorable legacy. Winston Ching went on to bigger and better things in New York. He always had time for a visit and seemed never to be overwhelmed with work. I think it is because he continued to surround himself with people who did more than they thought possible. I have enjoyed Dr. Ching’s hospitality when visiting New York, always having a key to his home. My heart and prayers go out to Jon Ching, who has a formidable task on 6th street. May Dr. Ching rest in peace. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop John Wilme (Toungoo Diocese,Myanmar) says: Winston Ching, first Asiamerica missioner, remembered Winston Ching[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Friends and colleagues remembered the Rev. Dr. Winston Wyman Ching as a trailblazer, a trusted friend, and a legendary mentor.Ching, who died suddenly July 3, had enjoyed a long and distinguished career as staff officer of the Episcopal Church Asiamerica Ministry, including developing the ministry in 1973 and coining the term “Asiamerican” to include all Episcopalians of Asian descent.The news of his death while traveling from Hong Kong to Hawaii sent shock waves through the church community at the start of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.“I can’t believe it,” said the Rev. Winfred Vergara, Episcopal Church EAM missioner. “We had hoped to honor him for his contributions next year at our 40th anniversary of EAM.“He (Ching) was the first missioner for Episcopal Asiamerica ministries and served under four presiding bishops — (John) Hines, (John) Allin, (Edmond) Browning and (Frank) Griswold,” Vergara said. “He continued to serve as my de facto consultant and advisor and friend and mentor.”After his retirement from the Episcopal Church Center in 2002, Ching served as interim pastor at the Church of the Good Shepherd in New York City.In October of 2009 Winston moved to Hong Kong to accept the responsibilities of chaplain, academic tutor in psychology, and student counselor at St. John’s College at the University of Hong Kong.He also taught pastoral counseling and practical theology as an adjunct lecturer at Ming Hua Theological College (Anglican) in Hong Kong.A cause of death was not immediately clear. Apparently he died in Guam while traveling from Hong Kong to Hawaii, Vergara said.“His only brother, Jonathan, is on his way to Guam Memorial Hospital” to handle arrangements, Vergara added.The Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, retired peace and justice officer for the Episcopal Church, said he was “just devastated” to learn of Ching’s death.“It’s hard to believe his gentle and thoughtful presence is gone from us,” he said via email. “His ministry to Episcopal Asian Ministries is legendary for the many networks he created which supported local congregations across the United States. He leaves us with a more vibrant church because of his extraordinary ministry among us.”The Rev. Eric Law, founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, said Ching was instrumental in nurturing seminarians and youth ministries throughout the church.“He was wonderfully supportive of Asian youth and young adults; he was 100 percent behind them,” he said.Law had once observed that the “EAM network is very unique, it is very strong and one of the most organized Pan Asian organizations in any denomination” largely due to Ching’s facilitation and organization.“When the Rev. Winston Ching gathered Asian leaders back in the 1970s, it was the first time Japanese Americans had a real conversation with Chinese Americans, because back in Asia we were enemies,” Law had said. “But in the United States, we were in a different context. It was the first time many of them had encountered other Asian groups. Asian-American became an identity that did not exist before.”EAM was created after the 1973 General Convention and began organizing consultations the following year.The Rev. Keith Yamamoto, rector of St. Mark’s Church in Upland, California, credited both Ching’s and EAM’s support with “giving me a sense of identity about who I am, as a Christian and as an Asian American, a Japanese American.“He helped me form an Episcopal identity, and broadened my horizons to give me a bigger picture of the church as a place of fellowship, as well as a bigger picture of myself in it,” he said.“There were lots of great friendships that were made through EAM’s influence. They were foundational in helping me see myself as a leader in the Episcopal Church and, eventually, as an ordained person in the church,” he said.“Winston Ching was a very humble person, he had a very profound spirituality,” Yamamoto added. “He had the ability to raise up leaders for both lay and ordained ministry. He helped organize and facilitate and network people in amazing ways.”Ching was ordained to the diaconate May 10, 1968 and to the priesthood Dec. 21, 1968 in the Diocese of Hawaii.In 1970, Ching was appointed vicar of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco, where he founded St. John’s Educational Thresholds Center, a tutoring and language-training program geared toward the children of the neighborhood that later became a separate nonprofit.Funeral arrangements are pending.— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Jimmy Cheng says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY David Crean says: July 6, 2012 at 10:56 am I knew Winston for nearly forty years – mostly in ecumenical gatherings in New York City and across Asia.. Since our mutual retirements, we had many occasions to be together in Hong Kong. Sunday “yum chas” after services at St. John’s Cathedral; his hosting numerous international students for American Thanksgiving dinners; and jaunts to every conceivable camera shop in HK! Winston was a consummate gentleman; a lover of the IT world, but a strong supporter of the human spirit; gentle in speech with a ‘never-give-up’ attitude; and one who respected tradition but was always open to new ways. Winston – R.I.P! People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm I was saddened by the news of Winston’s death. He was a good colleague and a friend. When I joined the Church Center staff in 1980, our offices adjoined each other. Our secretaries had a predilection for piling up papers, etc. on their desks, leading to another colleague to predict that one day the two piles would collapse toward each other, thereby trapping us irretrievably in our offices. This vastly amused both Winston and me. One of Winston’s great gifts, of course, was knowing the best restaurants in Chinatown, which stood us in good stead on several occasions. Rest in peace, old friend 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA 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 The Rev, Donald Sullivan says: Ian T. Douglas says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Vickie Ling says: Rector Tampa, FL October 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm My father , Rev. A.G. Mathew worked with Rev. Winston Ching in the year 1984-87 for the Asia america ministry. Ever since he had been a close friend with our family. He has also participated in the Maramon convention and many programs of Mar Thoma Church. For a short period we lost contacts and was able to get back to each other in the year 2007. Rev. Ching visited India in December 2011. He had spent a couple of days with my father and our Metropolitan Bishop Most. Rev. Dr. Joseph Marthoma. It was a re-union after many years. If anybody needs the photo graph, kindly let me know. IF ANYBODY HAS THE EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER of Mr. Jonathan, (Rev. Ching’s brother , kindly email it to me.Deep condolences from Rev. A.G. Mathew and family.Mathoma Church, Kottayam, India Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

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Obispo Clovis, emérito e Archivista Provincial Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Comments (2) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET October 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm Para aclarar mejor : La diocesi del Uruguay, está pidiendo para integrar-se ala Provincia Anglicana de Brasil. Saliendo portanto de la Provincia del Cone Sur.EYo empenze el trabajo en Uruguay, y depues lo entregue en la ocasión,al Obispo de Argentina, que tenia mando en este paí eclesiasticamente. + Clovis, emérito e Archivista Procincial de Brail Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls clovis Erly Rodrigues says: Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs clovis Erly Rodrigues says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Oct 16, 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Katharine Jefferts Schori, obispa presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos, hace una petición a los candidatos presidenciales: “En su preparación para los próximos debates, yo les ruego que articulen un fuerte compromiso en apoyo de una resolución justa y pacífica del conflicto árabe-palestino, así como un plan definido de cómo haría usted para apoyar esa meta en los próximos cuatro años”.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, primado de la Iglesia de Inglaterra y líder espiritual de la Comunión Anglicana, ha sido invitado por el papa Benedicto XVI para hablarle al sínodo de obispos que se reúne en el Vaticano. Williams dijo a los 262 obispos congregados en la Basílica de San Pedro en “la contemplación encontramos el verdadero rostro de Cristo” pero “cuanto más separados estemos como cristianos de distintas confesiones, menos convincente será ese rostro”. Añadió que el Concilio Vaticano II produjo una renovación de las iglesias y un aumento de su credibilidad ante el mundo.Un estudio del Foro Pew Sobre Religión y Vida Pública revela que por primera vez en la historia de Estados Unidos, no hay mayoría protestante entre sus habitantes. La razón: el al aumento de personas en el país que no tienen filiación religiosa. El Foro informó que la población protestante es inferior al 50 por ciento. El estudio también revela que por primera vez no hay ningún protestante en la Corte Suprema de Justicia.Como parte de las reformas económicas en Cuba, el gobierno cerró la semana pasada 54 hospitales de los 161 existentes en la isla. Hace dos años se hizo una reducción del 25 por ciento según informes de la Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información. Así mismo hubo una reducción menor del número de centros sanitarios, policlínicos, puestos médicos, y clínicas dentales que prestan atención médica gratuita a los 11.2 millones de habitantes. En La Habana un nutrido grupo de médicos hicieron una carta al gobernante Raúl Castro dándole cuenta del “estado de abandono” del hospital universitario Calixto García, adjunto a la antigua Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de La Habana.Una corte de apelaciones de Moscú liberó la semana pasada a Yekaterina Samutsevich, integrante del grupo feminista ruso de música punk Pussy Riot, pero ratificó la sentencia de dos años de prisión para las otras dos jóvenes encarceladas por una “irreverente protesta” en la catedral de Moscú. Las jóvenes pidieron a la Virgen María que salvara a Rusia de Putin cuando se realizaran las elecciones en marzo, donde podría ganar un tercer mandato. Amnistía Internacional criticó fuertemente la decisión.Joaquim Barbosa un magistrado, de 56 años de edad, ha sido electo presidente de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Brasil, convirtiéndose así en ser el primer negro en ocupar esta alta posición del máximo tribunal. Su elección es por un plazo de dos años. Barbosa procede de una familia pobre de ocho hijos que con mucho esfuerzo logró estudiar y ascender a altas posiciones en la legislatura brasileña. En estos momentos está estudiando un caso de corrupción que involucra una componenda legislativa de dinero por votos.Una nota de prensa de Salt Lake City, Utah, dice en parte: “La práctica de la poligamia está estrictamente prohibida en nuestra iglesia y se inició durante la vida de Joseph Smith, pero se hizo pública y ampliamente conocida en la época de Brigham Young”. Añade que grupos polígamos en la parte occidental de Canadá y Estados Unidos no tienen ningún tipo de filiación con los mormones.Olga Shirley, viuda del obispo Lemuel Shirley de Panamá, falleció el 9 de octubre a los 84 años de edad. Desde su juventud luchó por la inclusión de las mujeres en la obra de la iglesia. Ocupó varios cargos nacionales e internacionales en la iglesia y fue un ejemplo de fe y acción. Gracias a Dios por su ministerio.Una amable lectora nos pide que en esta columna sólo publiquemos “noticias positivas”. La idea parece buena pero si así fuera la columna perdería muy pronto su credibilidad. Si los que escribieron la Biblia se hubieran limitado a reportar lo positivo no sabríamos de la negación de Pedro, ni la traición de Judas, ni de la vida de mujeriego del rey David o de tantos otros episodios bíblicos que muestran el pecado humano. El Sagrado Libro no nos retrataría como verdaderamente somos y no necesitaríamos un Salvador. Gracias por su carta.PARA RECORDAR: “Conoceréis la verdad y la verdad os hará libres…” (San Juan 8:32) Comments are closed. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas Day sermon

first_img Archbishop of Canterbury Rector Albany, NY 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas Day sermon Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Posted Dec 25, 2014 Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Archbishops of Canterbury and York pray for evangelization of England

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Feb 29, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Anglican Communion, [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a “great wave of prayer” for the evangelisation of England. In an “unprecedented step”, Justin Welby and John Sentamu have written to every parish priest in the Church of England, inviting churches across the country to take part in the focused prayer initiative in the week leading up to Pentecost Sunday.They say they want “to see a great wave of prayer across our land, throughout the Church of England and many other Churches” from 8 to 15 May. At the end of the week, a number of “beacon” events will be held – at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Saturday 14 May; and at Durham, Coventry, Winchester, and Canterbury Cathedrals and St Michael le Belfrey in York, on Sunday 15 May.These beacon events, led by renowned worship leaders and preachers, will provide space for people to “pray for the renewal of the Holy Spirit and the confidence to share their faith,” a spokesman for Lambeth Palace said.Archbishop Justin will send a message via live video link to other beacon events taking place at the same time as the Canterbury event.“At the heart of our prayers will be words that Jesus himself taught us – ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,’” the two archbishops said in their letter to clergy.“It is impossible to overstate the life-transforming power of the Lord’s Prayer,” they say. “It is a prayer that is reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas.“It is famous enough to be spoken each day by billions in hundreds of languages and yet intimate enough to draw us ever closer into friendship with Jesus Christ.“It is simple enough to be memorised by small children and yet profound enough to sustain a whole lifetime of prayer.“When we pray it with sincerity and with joy, there is no imagining the new ways in which God can use us to his glory.”The archbishops are suggesting various ways churches can engage with the week of prayer; including the holding of day-long or week-long continuous 24/7 prayer; either as parishes, teams or deaneries; saying special prayers in Sunday worship; prayer walking; or handing out a novena prayer card to every congregation member.In their letter to clergy, Archbishops Justin and Sentamu say: “As we travel around the country, we are continuously encouraged by the faithfulness, commitment and courage of all our Partners in the Gospel. Your ministry in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, often in testing circumstances, is an inspiring testimony to the transforming work of our Lord.”They say that “ministry is empty and barren without prayer” and say that their hope is “for all Christians to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ; for all of us to have confidence to share the Gospel [and] for all to respond to the call of Jesus Christ to follow Him as disciples, to live out the Gospel and to seek God’s Kingdom from day to day.”Partners in the week of prayer initiative include 24-7 Prayer, HOPE, the World Prayer Centre, the Neighbourhood Prayer, Network, and the National Day of Prayer and Worship.Click here for more information. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Archbishops of Canterbury and York pray for evangelization of England Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Archbishop of Canterbury Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

Presiding Bishop visits refugee resettlement agency to learn process

first_img Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Catherine Cheek says: February 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm I am so glad to be an Episcopalian. We really do follow the teachings of our Savior, and this article confirms it. Our parish is going to help a refugee family. Being that I lived in Jordan, speak broken Arabic, know the culture, and cook many Arabic dishes, I may be an asset. Jesus reached out to refugees and the downtrodden, and our church is doing the same. The Episcopal and Lutheran churches are very awesome. Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ March 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm Jesus and his parents were refugees fleeing from Herod. How were they welcomed in Egypt? Did Joseph’s trade as a carpenter allow the little family to make their way in a strange land? Did they find neighbors who helped? Who spoke to them on the street, in the shops? Did that experience lead to the sentiments in Matthew 25: 34-40. “For I was hungry and you…” I believe we are called directly to this ministry. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm Ma’am I completely agree with you. While I have never lived outside the United States I understand the need for action and help to others, despite any differences we may have with them. We live in a world were what matters is what status you are, how much money you make, what race you are, or if you simply “toe the line with the rest of us”. God came to earth and walked with us to heal and save everyone, regardless of race, creed, color, gender…whatever. While some of the great leaders of our Anglican denomination scream and yell in the news over trivial issues, others around the Communion following what Our Lord commanded. That we all love each other as He has loved us. Advocacy Peace & Justice, By Lynette Wilson Posted Feb 24, 2016 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Lola Wilcox says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop visits refugee resettlement agency to learn process Syrian family shares its experience This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (3) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Colorado Bishop Robert O’Neill and Jim Gonia, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-Rocky Mountain Synod, listen to Jim Barclay, president and CEO of Lutheran Family Service Rocky Mountains, as he talks about refugee resettlement. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Denver, Colorado] In 2012, Ahmed and his family abandoned their lives in Homs, Syria, and fled across the border to Jordan where, without the ability to work and dependent on international aid for food, they struggled to survive.Today, Ahmed, his wife, his parents and five additional family members, including a 2-year-old boy, are rebuilding their lives here with the help of the refugee and asylee programs offered by Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, one of 30 refugee resettlement affiliates partnered with Episcopal Migration Ministries in 26 dioceses nationwide.On Feb. 24, Ahmed (not his real name) and other family members met with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, members of his staff, Colorado Bishop Robert O’Neill, and Bishop Jim Gonia of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-Rocky Mountain Synod. The family arrived in Colorado in December 2015.Curry, who was scheduled to speak later in the day at the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes annual conference underway here, spent the morning at the Lutheran Family Services’ offices learning about the resettlement process and the current political climate affecting the process. It was his first visit to a resettlement affiliate since becoming presiding bishop.“Those we call refugees are people who have lost their home and they’ve had to come to a country where the culture is different, the language is different and everything is different,” said Curry to Episcopal News Service at the close of the visit. “Through Episcopal Migration Ministries and other organizations like it, the church reaches out and welcomes them and makes sure that they can find a home here, and that is God’s work.”Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement agency, is one of nine agencies working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States.“We’re very excited that Bishop Curry was able to join us today to learn more about the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries and to hear firsthand from refugee families who are being resettled here, including the Syrian family who just arrived just a few months ago,” said Deborah Stein, executive director of Episcopal Migration Ministries in an interview with ENS. “To hear not only their stories of struggle in being resettled to the U.S., but also what their dreams for the future are now that they have a place to live in safety.”Located in western Syria about 100 miles north of Damascus, Homs served as a base for some of the early uprisings against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the start of the country’s civil war, which has killed 250,000 people and forcibly displaced more than 11 million more. Ahmed and his family members preferred their real names be withheld for the safety of family members still living in the region.The family lived in Jordan for three-and-a-half years before being resettled in the United States.One thing they feared coming to the United States for resettlement is how they’d be perceived based on their religion by Americans, given the violence in Syria and the atrocities that are being committed by radical Islamists in the name of Islam, Ahmed explained. In fact, the reality of life in Denver has proved the opposite.Since they arrived, they’ve felt safe and they’ve found Coloradans to be friendly, he said in Arabic through an interpreter.The family’s fear also was grounded in the anti-immigrant, anti-refugee rhetoric sweeping across the United States.Since last November, following the terrorist attacks in Paris, at least 30 U.S. governors have spoken against resettling Syrian refugees in their states, citing a concern for public safety, and city councils have proposed measures aimed at keeping Syrian and other refugees from resettling in their communities, explained Stein.That’s not the situation in Colorado, however, where Gov. John Hickenlooper, has opened the state’s doors to Syrians. The Colorado Council of Churches commended Hickenlooper for his stance.Lutheran Family Services, too, experienced some upset in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, when its offices received “angry, hateful” calls from citizens reacting out of fear. But by Thanksgiving the calls “took a turn” and people began wanting to know more about the plight of refugees and how they could become engaged, said James Horan, vice president for refugee services.In fact, since early December 2015 the number of people interested in volunteering increased to the point that there is now a waiting list.Part of that has to do with the news coverage of Syrian refugees risking their lives to make it to Europe, and the increase in awareness. Even though the majority of refugees remain in the region, many more have attempted the dangerous journey by boat to Greece trying to reach other parts of Europe, where the crisis is becoming increasingly politicized.In addition, Germany, which has received the most refugees, Canada and the United States have pledged to increase the number of Syrian refugees admitted.Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the United States has received 2,800 Syrian refugees, explained Jim Barclay, president and CEO of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains became an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries last October. For the fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 2015, LFSRM resettled 627 refugees, from places as diverse as Iraq, Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bhutan, and Cuba. This fiscal year, it plans to resettle some 850 refugees.“We’re very excited now to be affiliated with Episcopal Migration Ministries and for the opportunity to engage their congregations with access to the refugees and to this welcoming ministry,” said Barclay. “And it really cannot be ministry without the people from the churches stepping up and acting on their faith to embrace newcomers.”The resettlement agencies provide refugees with assistance, including cultural orientation, English as a second language and job readiness courses, as well as individual case management.The resettlement agency provides services and referrals to other agencies, “from the day the refugees arrive at the airport until they are self-sufficient,” said Damir Basic, Lutheran Family Services’ division director who oversees the refugee and asylee programs, adding that the majority of refugees, many of whom arrive at the airport with limited skills and unable to speak English, have jobs within 90 to 120 days. “To take them from point A to point B is a tremendous amount of work.”What refugees want is to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient, and partnerships are needed to help them in that process, he said.From the start, the United State’s refugee resettlement program has been a public-private partnership.“There’s a lot of voluntary support,” said Barclay. He said some of that comes from congregations “that wrap around refugee families in the first four months that they are here from their arrival and assist them with acclimating and integrating into the community … (they) supply all manner of household furnishings and equipment, financial support and mentoring – and neighboring.” All of which, said Barclay, “is essential to successful transitions for refugees.”– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Comments are closed. Sean Storm says: Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

Plans for peace-making center for DRC youth

first_imgPlans for peace-making center for DRC youth Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth & Young Adults Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Democratic Republic of the Congo refugees. Photo: Anglican Alliance[Anglican Communion New Service] A center to encourage peace and reconciliation among young people is to be built in the heart of a country racked by conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Anglican youth leaders, trainers and government officials meeting last month in Goma in the Diocese of Bukavu, plan to set up the center to promote peace-making and train young people in a range of areas from protecting the environment to income generating skills.The Rev. Bisoke Balikenga, the national coordinator of the youth department (JCA) of the Anglican Church of the Congo (PEAC) planned the event for young people, Sunday schools workers, teachers and trainers with the aim of increasing their capacity for mission in the future. He said, “We’re especially grateful to Trinity Church, New York, for sufficient funding to make this workshop possible. One of the many resolutions from the event is to build on the land already obtained at Rwampara/Bunia a center specifically for the young people to train youth, girls’ and Sunday school leaders as well as have income generating projects from the buildings and land.”He said once sufficient funds were raised the center would be a fully operational multi-faceted center for peace, vocational training and an activity center for the youth of Bunia.The advisor to the provincial minister of education, youth, family and children for the Province of North-Kivu congratulated the National Youth Department of the Anglican Church on bringing together youth leaders from across the country in order to encourage a spirit of peace and reconciliation, of creativity and entrepreneurship as well as an understanding of the importance of looking after the environment.In her speech, she underlined the importance of youth as the principal actors in bring change as they represent the majority of the population.  She requested that another conference be arranged as soon as possible to overcome the conflict between the different groups of young people in Goma.Subjects discussed at the event included a range of issues from sexual violence and abuse of girls and forced marriages, to conflict and tribalism and climate change and health care.Archbishop Kahwa Henri Isingoma was also present at the opening and said the youth should have a holistic mission, developing in all areas including spiritual, mental, physical, social, economic and cultural.The meditation was led by the Rev. Kahwa Njojo based on “the world upside dow” and looking at how people live today, dispersed, with inequality between the rich and poor and man and woman, egoism and with no future for young people.Among the range of outcomes from the event were plans to enable young people to manage and resolve conflict peaceably in order to reduce conflicts within the community and helping them establish and reinforce peace between young people so that they become actors of peace in their communities. A number of training, evangelism and income generating resolutions were also agreed on as a future strategy over the next year for the youth in each diocese. Rector Tampa, FL Africa, Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN By Rachel FarmerPosted Jun 2, 2016 center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

La Red Digital Episcopal presenta nuevo servicio in francés: Actualités

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET MaryLou Scherer says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (1) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release La Red Digital Episcopal presenta nuevo servicio in francés: Actualités This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [22 de junio del 2016] La Red Digital Episcopal ha iniciado “Actualités”, diseñado para proporcionar noticias e información para los lectores de habla francesa.Actualités, que significa “noticias” en francés, fue diseñado para proporcionar servicios para los episcopales y anglicanos de habla francesa en toda la Iglesia Episcopal y la Comunión Anglicana. Actualités está disponible aquí.“La Iglesia Episcopal incluye varias diócesis donde el inglés no es el idioma principal, así que es vital que ofrezcamos noticias y recursos para que todos los episcopales puedan beneficiarse de ellos”, dijo Matthew Davies, un editor/reportero del Servicio Episcopal de Noticias. “Hemos estado proporcionando noticias en español desde hace varios años, un recurso tanto para las diócesis de habla española en la IX Provincia como para las comunidades latinas prósperas en EE.UU. Con el lanzamiento de Actualités, estamos encantados de ampliar nuestro servicio a los episcopales en lugares como Haití, la Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa y los aproximadamente 4 millones de anglicanos de habla francesa en todo el mundo”.Actualités cuenta con artículos de noticias del Servicio Episcopal de Noticias, así como comunicados de prensa de la Oficina de Asuntos Públicos de la Iglesia Episcopal y enlaces a recursos útiles, tales como el programa de radio mensual, Le Revista Anglicana. Presente ya en Actualités se encuentra la declaración sobre el Día Mundial del Refugiado del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry.Actualités se une a la zona española de Noticias, disponible aquí.La Red Digital Episcopal es una red de medios con publicidad que ofrece noticias, información y recursos a líderes de la Iglesia, a miembros y al público en general a través del Servicio Episcopal de Noticias, y los sitios en la web de Sermones que iluminan y los Planes de lecciones que funcionan.Regístrate para recibir Noticias en su correo electrónicoen españolen inglésen francésPara obtener más información póngase en contacto con Davies en [email protected] Episcopal Office of Public Affairs July 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm Bon courage !! 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 Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Jun 22, 2016 Press Release Service Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Christian and Muslim leaders condemn ‘aggressive tendencies and criminal acts’

first_imgChristian and Muslim leaders condemn ‘aggressive tendencies and criminal acts’ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA November 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm I am so ashamed to be an American right now. Hate never helps anything. Only love can triumph. [Anglican Communion News Service] Delegations of Sunni and Shia Muslims and Catholic and Anglican / Episcopal Christians have said that hatred, humiliation and persecution based on distorted understandings of the Bible or Qur’an “offends God.” The statement is contained in the Call to Action, issued by the Fourth Session of the Christian – Muslim Summit, which met this week in the Iranian capital Tehran. In it, the religious leaders condemn “aggressive tendencies and criminal acts against nations, groups, and individuals.”Full article. Martha Richards says: Anglican Communion, Ecumenical & Interreligious Comments (5) 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 Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Rev. Dr. Elaine McCoy , PhD says: November 11, 2016 at 1:22 am We all pray and strive towards this goal.Regrettably, the condemnation of violence and bullying depends upon who is doing what to whom and who is reporting it. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID November 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm I hope this statement will find its way to the people responsible for law enforcement, immigration, and justice in the incoming Trump administration…. Owen Hoskin says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Velda Vukoder says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Nov 10, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC November 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm Anger, bullying, discrimination both sexual and by nationality/color is unacceptable. God created all of us and we are called by Him to be a loving people. I pray that this will be the case in the near future in the United States and abroad. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET November 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm This is the prayer offered by an American Bishop in light of the result of the American Presidential election of 2016:“Please God, give us courage to lament this loss, and to give our full selves toward a new future. Give us the courage to reject half truths and easy answers. Fill us with courage to speak out and stand up. Empower us to move past divisions and forge new partnerships. Give us courage to name our dependence on all of your creation. And send us forth renewed and inspired to share your love. Amen.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Jon Spangler says: Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Diocese in Europe explores implications of ‘post-Brexit Britain’

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Gavin DrakePosted Jan 25, 2017 Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has begun exploring the implications that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) might have on British-national clergy deployed to the continent. At present, as members of the EU, British nationals – including clergy – can travel, reside, and work in any of the other 27-member states without requiring visas or work permits. That may change when Britain leaves the EU. There are also questions about whether the reciprocal healthcare arrangements for citizens of EU member states will also continue to apply to British nationals once the U.K. completes the withdrawal process.Full article. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. William D. Razz Waff, DMin, BCC says: January 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm Yet another- negative- second/third order effect of Brexit.The Rev. William D. Razz Waff, DMin, BCC Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Diocese in Europe explores implications of ‘post-Brexit Britain’ Anglican Communion, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS EU Referendum Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Theologian defends universities against charges they are seedbeds of “political…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Theologian defends universities against charges they are seedbeds of “political correctness” Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing March 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm …this article demonstrates no ability to write expositorily…the author constantly speaks of the practical , with the political foundations and throws in understanding (the theoretical) whenever…how did he get a PH.D? Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (2) Posted Mar 24, 2017 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Susan Zimmerman says: Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] Higton, a professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, has presented the fourth Dr. Rowan Williams Annual CUAC Lecture, sponsored by Colleges & Universities of the Anglican Communion. It was given at Trinity College, Toronto, earlier in March.In a lecture exploring how universities can be “good” – in the Christian sense – while also being good at the many other things expected of them, Higton defended universities against charges they are seedbeds of “political correctness.”Full article. March 27, 2017 at 8:57 pm There still remains the conflict of free speech and political correctness in a university setting. Any move to stifle free speech is a move to cut off an opinion or point of view to achieve what some feel is correct. How do you hear of other points of view? Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET F William Thewalt says: Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Theological Education Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA last_img read more