Daily news from New Zealand – 3 October – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 20: Dan Carter of the All Blacks answers questions about his recovery from injury during a New Zealand All Blacks media session at The Heritage Hotel on October 20, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) Dan Carter talks about his tournament ending injuryOn today’s RWC Daily Dan Carter speaks about the injury that has ended his RWC 2011 dream. Plus we join some Welsh fans experiencing some home-grown New Zealand hospitality.last_img

Maintain Speed and Sharpness

first_imgFind a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 Supporting 80% of your body weight with arms, chest and shoulders, slide knees to chest and back as fast as you can for five secondsTake off fast from a high-knee, low-bum, high-chest positionSprint for 15m. Then turn around and do the same againreps and setsreps – four            sets – four/fiverest – 90 seconds         tempo – max outThis article appeared in the March 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. It’s important to keep on top of your speed for the end of the season, says Darren Grewcock…Quick feet into passWorking in small 5m grids, combine high-knee, quick-feet movements with quick repetition of low passes off the ground to a standing target.Perform quick-foot drills at max speed for 8-10 seconds at a timeImmediately do 8-10 passes off the ground, off left and right handsTry and exaggerate your range of movement (high knees and a low centre of gravity) when performing both exercisesReps and Setsreps – three            sets – fourrest – 60 seconds       tempo – dynamicShuttle and speed punchWorking in a 10m grid, start and finish each set of shuttle sprints with quick-fire hands on the punch pads. Concentrate on speed not power.Rapid-punch with both hands on the hand pads for 15 secondsThen turn and sprint, shuttling between two markers 10m apart, getting low on your touch turns for 15 secondsComplete the rep by speed-punching for a further 15 secondsreps and setsreps – one               sets – eightrest – 45 to 60 seconds        tempo – maximalHorizontal reaction boundsFrom an upright, relaxed bouncing position, react quickly into a wide-stance, low squat before immediately launching yourself as far forward as you can, and landing softly on both feet.Bounce on both feet for a few seconds, then drop into the squatKeep moving and swing your arms, launching forward from both feetCatch your body weight and land softly before repeatingreps and setsreps – six          sets – fourRest – 90 seconds         tempo – maximalAlternate shuttle starts A great variation on reaction starts. Perform a horizontal sprinting action on your hands before powering upwards and forwards.last_img read more

Wheelchair rugby: first interview with new GB coach Paul Shaw

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS British steel: the GB team that competed at London 2012 has been freshened up under new coach Paul ShawBy Alison BarrowWHILE THE GB wheelchair players may have had a quiet few months, staff have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything is in place for their return. UK Sport and Sport England seem suitably impressed with GBWR chief executive David Pond’s plans to grow the game as between them they’ve provided more than £4m of funding to put their strategic plans in place. This includes the appointment of a new head coach, Paul ‘Tez’ Shaw.As a former GB wheelchair rugby international and three-time Paralympian (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008), Shaw knows what it’s like to be at the top for the long haul. He has coached West Coast Crash wheelchair rugby club since 2009 and the Irish national team between 2010 and 2011. But despite these accolades, he was still surprised when he got the GB call-up. I was lucky enough to get the first interview with him shortly after he saw his new squad together for the first time.“I was pretty shocked when I found out. I really didn’t think I’d get the job as I’d heard they’d interviewed some really good candidates,” he says. “Then it sunk in and I realised the enormity of the job I’d been given and felt a bit sick! But it’s such a huge privilege and pretty soon after I couldn’t wait to get started.”Big plans: Shaw is a three-time ParalympianA huge task maybe, but the GB wheelchair rugby interview panel clearly thought he was up to it. When Shaw retired internationally after Beijing 2008, he fell into coaching almost by accident. But he soon excelled. “Wheelchair rugby is all I’ve known. My body had suffered a lot of wear and tear after playing the game for so long, so I had to stop. What else was I going to do?“I knew the West Coast Crash team had recently started, so I asked if I could help out at training. It was only meant to be for six weeks; three years later I’m still there!”The Southport-based Crash became league champions for the first time last year, and it was this experience that gave him the confidence to go for the international coaching job. “It made me think I could do a good job with GB – I saw the vacancy on the website and realised this might be the only time this opportunity comes around, so I had to go for it.”We start talking about his fellow international coaches, ex-players Brad Dubberley (who coached Australia to gold at London 2012) and James Gumbert (USA bronze-medal coach at London 2012 and golf in Beijing). He’s clearly flattered to be mentioned in the same sentence as these two and as I ask if he feels he could emulate their success, his magnanimous demeanour continues: “Of course I’m nowhere near the heights of James and Brad, but as an ex-player I do feel I have an edge. I like to think if they wanted a home-grown coach then I proved I was the one for the job.”Despite his relative inexperience at the top level, when he starts talking about the small changes he’s made to the set-up he sounds like he’s been doing the job for years. Maybe it’s something he started thinking about since the disappointing finish at London 2012, where he watched from the stands?“I think we all needed a bit of a lift after London; maybe a fresh start was needed. The new players who’ve come in have freshened everyone up – there’s a real youthful exuberance within the team now and that’s rubbed off on the senior players.” He’s reverted back to having a much larger squad, in contrast to the pre-London preference of a smaller, more focused set-up. “It’s good to have choices and I have that with a bigger squad. Having a development squad gives the younger players an insight into being an elite athlete, so if they reach the senior set-up it’s not as much of a shock to their minds and bodies. The dev players’ physiques are already much better than they were. And bringing youth and experience together for training keeps all the players on their toes.”Retired: high-pointer Aaron Phipps leaves a big hole to fillOne surprising move was to bring back ex-internationals Jason Roberts and Alan Ash, who left the GB set-up in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Was this a backwards move? “Not at all,” says Paul. “I felt I needed more of a mix of youth and experience. You can’t go to a tournament without some experience in the squad. I was gutted when Andy (Barrow), Aaron (Phipps) and Steve (Brown) retired, as I couldn’t wait to work with them, but I had to move on with the players I had.”So who approached who? “I was the one who made the phone calls. I’d just lost three big players, so needed to bring more experience in. I felt Jason and Ashy still had something in them and luckily they jumped at the chance to get back on board.”With his team in front of him he can now start to look at what’s achievable, and in the short term Shaw is setting his sights high. “We’ve got some fantastic potential, really good, solid line-ups to choose from, and I want to give everyone the opportunity to show me what they’ve got.“I’ve been in Paralympic teams where you only have certain players you can rely on. I want every player to be able to rely on everyone. I want them to all have the basic fundamentals, instinctively know the game and every single player around them, so every aspect on- and off-court is second nature to them.”As for targets, he hopes to make an immediate mark. “This year I want a medal at the Europeans (taking place in Denmark in September). But I think we should constantly be the number one team in Europe again; we’ve been off that top spot for too long now. I want the players to go home with gold and if everything goes well, I believe we can do that.“I want to bring a brand of rugby we haven’t tried before and I’ve definitely got some ideas. I know we won’t do it (experiment) every single game. It’s hard right now to look to the World Championships in 2014 and beyond as I’ve no idea what players will come in, or rejoin the squad. But I want to give everyone who approaches me an opportunity to really show me what they’ve got. I’ll never shut the door on anyone.”center_img Time will tell whether GBWR can reclaim the European title and win medals further afield, but with the finance and such a fresh, determined coach behind them, they’ve never had a better chance.Contact Alison @Alibear1980last_img read more

Life in the fast lane – the wings with wow-factor

first_imgOne of the many extraordinary things about this Rugby World Cup has been the weather. Considering this is autumn in Britain, the tiny number of matches which have been played in the rain is unbelievable and the dry conditions have helped teams deliver some breathtaking tries. Roaring success: Adam Ashley-Cooper celebrates his try against Scotland. (Photo: Getty Images)Can the Wallabies tame the Pumas?Can Australia’s wing nullify the threat offered by Imhoff and Santiago, or match them blow for blow? The partnership which took them to victory over Wales in their last pool game and Scotland in the quarter-final certainly has the experience to do so, as Adam Ashley-Cooper boasts 112 caps and Drew Mitchell has 68, and both have scored 34 Test tries.The Wallabies started the tournament with Ashley-Cooper and Rob Horne on the wings, but after Horne injured his shoulder in the win over England, Mitchell stepped in and reminded everyone of his worth, with two tries against Scotland to match his two against Uruguay. His tally of World Cup tries is now 14, just one behind the joint all-time leaders, Jonah Lomu and Bryan Habana.Coming through: Drew Mitchell in full flight against Scotland. (Photo: Getty ImagesThe 31-year-old might not have expected to be at this World Cup, after leaving home soil to play for Toulon, but when Australia relaxed their “no overseas players” rule earlier this year, it opened the door for Mitchell to continue his Test career.Ashley-Cooper has played plenty of Test rugby at full-back and centre, but he’s been on the wing throughout 2015 and is looking as sharp as ever. He might only have scored one try at this World Cup, but his vast experience will be invaluable to Australia as they attempt to reach their fourth Rugby World Cup final.Will the Wallabies bound onwards, or will the Pumas have too much bite for them? It will be fun finding out. Wings take flightDown the years, Argentine rugby has been famed more for its forward power than its scintillating back play, but at this tournament the main headline-grabbers in the Pumas’ ranks have been fly-half Nicolas Sanchez, and the two wings, Imhoff and Santiago Cordero.Imhoff is joint second in the tournament’s list of try-scorers, with five (Julian Savea has eight). He is also joint second in the table of clean breaks with ten, and as only England’s Anthony Watson is ahead of him on 11, Imhoff should overhaul that mark on Sunday.Fresh perspective: Argentina’s back play has surprised many people. (Photo: Getty Images).The 27-year-old from Rosario has spent the last four seasons plying his trade with Racing Metro in Paris. He had 16 Test tries to his name before the start of this tournament, scored in 29 matches, including a hat-trick against South Africa in August, but it’s fair to say his five in the last five games have put Imhoff in the spotlight like never before.His pace is electric, he chooses great running lines and will definitely have been a focus of attention in Australia’s video analysis this week.A newer kid on the block, 21-year-old Cordero has just 16 caps and his only Test tries before this tournament had been a hat-trick against Paraguay in May. He made his international debut against England in November 2013, a month before his 20th birthday, and has been playing club rugby for Regatas de Bella Vista, in Buenos Aires. He will be a member of Argentina’s new Super Rugby team in 2016. Cordero might not have expected to play a leading role at this World Cup, but injuries to Gonzalo Camacho and Montero Manuel gave him an opportunity and he made the most of it, scoring two tries against Georgia – including one from a swerving run from his own half – and another against Tonga. He didn’t cross the whitewash in the quarter-final win over Ireland, but Cordero’s chip sent Imhoff over for his second try. Hitting the heights: Juan Imhoff scores in the quarter-final against Ireland. center_img Numbering up – the wings’ RWC 2015 statsMetres made – Cordero (four matches) 348m, Imhoff (five matches) 306m, Ashley-Cooper (four matches) 207m, Mitchell (three matches) 202mCarries over the gain line – Cordero 12, Imhoff 7, Ashley-Cooper 6, Mitchell 15Defenders beaten – Cordero 18, Imhoff 15, Ashley-Cooper 2, Mitchell 16For all the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. The forecast is dry again for this Sunday, when Argentina and Australia meet in their World Cup semi-final at Twickenham. Let’s hope it stays that way, as both these teams are capable of producing a fantastic spectacle of running rugby if the elements are in their favour.Argentina have made more metres in attack at this World Cup than any other team. Their total of 3,227m from the first five matches surpasses even New Zealand on 3,077 and works out at an astonishing average of 655.4 per match. The Pumas have scored 26 tries, at an average of just over five per match, and only the All Blacks are ahead of them there, with 34 tries so far.Australia lag behind in these stats a little, with 22 tries (4.4 per match) and 2,021 metres made, but their average of 35 points per match is still none too shabby. If they and Argentina keep producing this kind of return during their semi-final, we are in for some match.Having fun: Santiago Cordero (centre) celebrates a try against Georgia (Photo: Getty Images).As Argentina wing Juan Imhoff says: “We love to attack. There is less pressure and less money in the south. People there have nothing to lose. In the north, the most important thing is to win. In the south, the most important thing is to entertain, to create a beautiful game.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Irish Sevens Star Wins ITV’s Love Island

first_imgBecause of this speed he found a home on the wing or sometimes at full-back, however he went through a significant injury in 2015 which put his career in jeopardy. He fell off a bicycle and lacerated his Achilles tendon which left a rather impressive scar.Despite this Munster extended his academy place but eventually moved on after he failed to secure a spot for the senior team.He then turned his attention to Sevens rugby and found a spot in the Irish national side. He previously made appearances at the 2018 Rugby World Cup and he also helped Ireland qualify for the World Rugby Sevens Series too. Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Sevens rugby player Greg O’Shea and beautician Amber Gill won the television show last night. Irish Sevens Star Wins ITV’s Love IslandProfessional rugby player Greg O’Shea, alongside beautician Amber Gill, won the fifth series of ITV’s Love Island last night.In a controversial end to the show, the pair narrowly beat out two others and shocked the bookmakers to collect the cash prize.The Irish Sevens player will probably have a couple of months at least to enjoy himself with the World Rugby Sevens Series traditionally starting in October/November. It is believed he will return to pre-season training around August.He has also made it clear he wants to help Ireland qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo next year. O’Shea first started playing rugby when he was seven years old and he quickly showed his talent by getting noticed by Munster’s Academy. It obviously helped his cause that he was a very good sprinter when at the age of 16 he competed for Ireland at the 2011 European Youth Olympics 100 meters. He finished sixth. Todd Clever: “Major League Rugby has been the… Todd Clever: “Major League Rugby has been the missing link for USA” The 100 best players in the world right now! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The 100 best players in the world right now! Collapse Find out who makes the cut in the… Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide A lot was expected of Ireland, but they… Expand Todd Clever: “Major League Rugby has been the missing link for USA” O’Shea interestingly has a maternal grandparent from Hong Kong and his parents Niall and Carol were also sprinters for Ireland. He also has a law degree from the University of Limerick, something he says he wants to use when his playing days are over.For more news from the world of rugby, follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Reports of a shooting incident at Georgian Rugby Union

first_img Reports of a shooting incident at Georgian Rugby UnionIt has been reported in the Georgian media that a shooting incident took place yesterday afternoon at the Georgian Rugby Union headquarters in Tbilisi.It has been made public that one individual, Ramaz Kharazishvili, was wounded in the incident and that his injuries are “not life-threatening”. Kharazishvili, who has represented Georgia in sevens, is reportedly a critic of the union.According to acting GRU president Tornike Gogebashvili, the union have cooperated fully with the authorities.In a statement given to 1tv.ge and confirmed by Rugby World, Gogebashvili said of the incident: “Ramaz Kharazishvili has been wounded in the leg. The injuries are not life-threatening. We called the police, all the employees of the Rugby Union cooperate with the law enforcers.”According to police.ge, officers from the Vake-Saburtalo Main Division of the Tbilisi Police Department detained someone after on-scene investigations. A Ministry of Internal Affairs report said the individual was arrested in Mtskheta for “causing health damage on purpose as well as for illegal purchase–keeping and carrying of firearm”. TAGS: Georgia A Georgian match jersey, with union logo (Getty Images) One man was wounded and taken to hospital. There has been one arrest In the report, they state that it was established that the accused had discharged a firearm following a dispute and that “the wounded person has been transferred to the hospital, where he is undergoing respective medical treatment. His life is no longer in danger.”It was recently anounced that Georgia will take part in the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup in November and December, being placed in Group A of the competition alongside England, Ireland and Wales. Their first match is set for 3pm on the 14 November, against England at Twickenham.Every match in that competition, except Ireland’s home matches against Wales and Georgia, will be shown live on Prime Video. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Western New York: Randolph church responds to vandalism with grace

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Judy Dillon says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Lance Woodruff says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA May 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm What a loving, immediate and practical response to a terrible message from an unknown communicator. Prayerful thanks to Rev. Tom Broad, the parish and people of Grace Church and the wider community., and prayers for the potential suicide himself/herself. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs July 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm Well done. I might have invited the person who left the message to come by. May 23, 2013 at 9:22 am We never know how we might be called to proclaim God’s Grace! Thanks for the example. 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 Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (4) Submit a Press Release Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listingcenter_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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Smithfield, NC By diocesan staffPosted May 22, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Richard Bidwell says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Harry L. Knisely says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Western New York: Randolph church responds to vandalism with grace Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET [Diocese of Western New York] Residents of Randolph, New York, awoke May 20 to a village-wide rash of vandalism. Buildings had been spray painted with graffiti — some malicious and some an apparent cry for help.Across the side of Grace Episcopal Church was painted a question of the second type: “Can I still get to heaven if I kill myself?”As the Cattaraugus Sherriff’s Department spent the day investigating, the Rev. Tom Broad, Grace Church’s priest, pondered what the church’s immediate response might be. His idea was an unconventional one.After conferring with two of the church’s lay leaders, he borrowed a can of spray paint from a neighbor and added the church’s reply: “God loves you with no exceptions!”The question is a very real one in this town that has had its share of teen suicides. According to the CDC’s National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) 2011 survey, 19.3% of female respondents and 12.5% of male respondents seriously considered attempting suicide in the 12-month period preceding the survey. The YRBS monitors priority health risk behaviors thatcontribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade students in public and private schools throughout the United States. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET August 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm As an Episcopalian and a lifelong sufferer of hereditary major depression plus seasonal affective disorder, I completely understand and sympathize with the person who painted this question on the church wall, for I have this same question in my own mind daily. I am very proud of Grace Church’s comforting and understanding response, and frankly, I hope the question and the answer are never erased. The answer comforts me, and makes me prouder than ever of my church. There definitely ARE helpful and safe medications available, and I pray all individuals suffering from depression will seek professional help. I did. I’ve been taking anti-depressants since 1976. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

Los miembros del Consejo expanden su apoyo a Carolina del…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Recibió un informe y un plan del equipo de trabajo del Comité sobre Desarrollo Pastoral de la Cámara de Obispos relacionado con la Resolución A144 de la Convención General de 2012, la cual pide que se monitorice la inclusión de mujeres y otros grupos subrepresentados en las elecciones episcopales. El Consejo le pidió a la Obispa Primada que instruya a la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral que continúe esa labor mediante el establecimiento, en primer lugar, del estado basal de todos los nominados en elecciones episcopales a partir de los datos disponibles en 2012, y luego rastreando todos los porcentajes de todas las personas nominadas para elecciones episcopales en elecciones [celebradas] en 2013, 2014 y el primer trimestre de 2015, así como las consideradas por los comités de búsqueda o nominación de 2013, 2014 y el primer trimestre de 2015. La resolución del Consejo pide también que la oficina revise la regularidad y eficacia del entrenamiento y otras prácticas antirracistas, que informe a los comités de búsqueda y de nominación de asuntos relacionados con prejuicios étnicos y de sexo y que el comité de desarrollo cree, recomiende y supervise los ajustes necesarios en el proceso de transición de las elecciones episcopales. El consejo también le pidió al comité que contemple la inclusión de una carta con materiales relativos al proceso de transición en que se le recuerde a los comités permanentes diocesanos y a los comités de búsqueda diocesanos “la importancia de la auténtica inclusión”.Un resumen de todas las resoluciones aprobadas por el Consejo en la reunión se encuentra aquí.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1)(a). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico por cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio].– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactor y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Rector 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Los miembros del Consejo expanden su apoyo a Carolina del Sur y San Joaquín Las Cinco Marcas de la Misión y los asuntos del presupuesto también reciben atención del Consejo Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 13, 2013 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 La Rda. Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidente del Consejo Ejecutivo, y el Rdo. Terry Star, diácono y miembro del Consejo proveniente de Dakota del Norte, presiden la celebración bilingüe de la Santa Eucaristía el 9 de junio. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal convino el 10 de junio en incrementar la ayuda a los episcopales leales en Carolina del Sur y en la Diócesis de San Joaquín, al tiempo que también añadió dinero al presupuesto del Comité Conjunto de Nominación para la Elección de un Obispo Primado.El Consejo también oyó varios informes sobre el desarrollo de diversas iniciativas que serán financiadas en cada una de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana, conforme a los objetivos que estableció la Convención General en el presupuesto 2013-2015.Y el Consejo continuó el proceso que ha desarrollado para formular el presupuesto 2016-2018, el cual debe presentar a la próxima reunión de la Convención General en 2015.Ayuda a los episcopales lealesEn respuesta a una solicitud de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur, el Consejo estuvo de acuerdo en expandir en $300.000 una línea de crédito prometida, lo cual pondrá a su disposición [de la IE en Carolina del Sur] un total de $550.000 hasta fines de 2013.Los episcopales en Carolina del Sur han estado reorganizando su vida comunitaria desde fines de 2012 luego de que el obispo Mark Lawrence y una mayoría de clérigos y de líderes laicos anunciaran que la diócesis había abandonado la Iglesia Episcopal.En el caso de la Diócesis Episcopal de San Joaquín, el Consejo convino en proporcionar una línea de crédito adicional de $875.000, para sostener la diócesis leal, hasta fines de 2014.La reorganización en esa diócesis ha estado en proceso desde fines de 2007 cuando una mayoría del clero y de los diputados laicos a la convención diocesana de San Joaquín aprobaron afiliar la diócesis a la Provincia Anglicana del Cono Sur con sede en Argentina.El Consejo estableció un comité del pacto en 2011 para documentar la obra de la diócesis leal de San Joaquín. Ese comité informa regularmente al Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Misión y Ministerio Locales del Consejo, cuyos miembros pidieron en esta reunión a los presidentes que nombraran un comité semejante para colaborar con la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur.Liza Anderson, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo proveniente de Connecticut, lee la lección del Antiguo Testamento el 9 de junio durante la celebración de la Santa Eucaristía bilingüe del Consejo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Facilitar la elección del 27º. Obispo PrimadoLa Iglesia elegirá un obispo primado en la 78ª. Convención General en Salt Lake City en julio de 2015. El período de nueve años de la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori concluye más tarde ese año.El Consejo actúo en dos frentes para facilitar ese proceso, una movida que fue necesaria porque la Convención General de 2012 añadió (por medio de la Resolución A-105) responsabilidades a la labor del Comité Conjunto de Nominación para la Elección de un Obispo Primado, pero este comité le dijo al Consejo que su financiación, que había sido reducida, no es adecuada para llevar a cabo esa labor.La reunión de la Convención General de 2006 estableció una acumulación anual de $22.000 en el trienio de 2007 a 2009 para financiar el proceso de nominación, y la Convención General de 2009 designó un incremento anual de $10.000 durante el trienio 2010-2012, según una resolución de financiamiento que el Consejo aprobó el 10 de junio. La Convención reservó $630.449 para que el Consejo lo distribuyera entre todos los comités, comisiones, agencias y juntas  (CCABs, sigla en inglés) de la Iglesia. El consejo Ejecutivo asignó una contribución anual de $10.000 para el comité de nominación entre 2013 y 2015, lo cual hace un total de $126.000 en tres trienios.El comité ha dicho que necesita $262.000 para cumplir con las expectativas del canon revisado. Sin embargo, el Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Finanzas para la Misión (FFM, sigla en inglés) del Consejo llegó a la conclusión en esta reunión que esa cantidad “exigiría más fondos de los que creemos que la Iglesia podría invertir en esta tarea en particular”, le dijo al Consejo Mark Hollingsworth, obispo de Ohio y presidente del FFM.El FFM propuso y el Consejo estuvo de acuerdo en añadir $100.00 al presupuesto del comité de nominación. La adición hará ascender la financiación total a $226.000.Parte de la dificultad en determinar el costo de las nuevas expectativas canónicas es la falta de especificidad respecto a las tareas que se bosquejan en el canon revisado, según Steve Hutchinson, presidente del Comité de Gobierno y Administración para la Misión del Consejo.El canon revisado exige del comité de nominación que desarrolle un proceso que le permita a cada obispo o diputado “expresar su intención de nominar a cualquier otro miembro de la Cámara de Obispos desde el pleno cuando el comité presente sus nominados a la sesión conjunta de ambas cámaras”, que le ofrezca atención pastoral a cada nominado, así como a su familia y a su diócesis y que determine y ofrezca ayuda de transición al obispo primado saliente y al obispo primado electo. El primer asunto incrementaría la cantidad de dinero que el comité de nominación tendría que gastar en verificar los antecedentes [de los nominados desde el pleno] amén de aquellos a los que el comité nomine.Además, “existe una confusión respecto al punto donde termina la responsabilidad de este comité… y donde comienza la responsabilidad de otras partes en la transición e instalación del obispo primado recién electo”, dijo Hutchinson a los miembros del Consejo, añadiendo que “nada de eso se contempla en este presupuesto trienal”.El comité de Hutchinson le propuso al Consejo —y éste convino— que instruyera a Jefferts Schori y a la Rev. Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidente del Consejo, para que nombraran un comité que planifique, presupueste y supervise las tareas de la transición. Habrá $20.450 disponibles para esa tarea, según el dinero que se ha reservado anualmente desde que eligieron a Jefferts Schori.La tarea de las Cinco Marcas de la MisiónLas propuestas sobre cómo abordar la labor en torno a cada una de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión están siendo elaboradas por equipos compuestos por miembros del Consejo y personal de la denominación que también consultaron con personas implicadas en esa tarea a través de la Iglesia.Jefferts Schori dijo durante una conferencia de prensa al término de la reunión que “un aspecto importante de la reunión se centró en el continuo desarrollo de una labor en torno a las Cinco Marcas de la Misión”.Ella resaltó la labor del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos y la posibilidad de crear un trabajo de misión de “año sabático” para jóvenes, entre el momento en que terminan en la secundaria y empiezan a estudiar en la universidad o a trabajar, basado en la tercera marca de la misión (responder a las necesidades humanas en amoroso servicio), y en los empeños de las oficinas de comunicaciones y de relaciones gubernamentales de crear una plataforma de Internet para interconectar a personas que participan en todos los niveles de la Iglesia en el quehacer relacionado con las marcas cuarta (transformar las estructuras injustas de la sociedad) y quinta (salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida en la tierra).Dos o más de los cinco comités permanentes del Consejo se reunieron juntos con frecuencia durante los tres días que duró el encuentro para discutir la labor de la misión y otros asuntos, y el Rdo. Canónigo Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Iglesia, dijo que esas reuniones “derribaron algunas de las barreras tradicionales de los comités”.“Este Consejo no está a la espera de que la Iglesia se redefina —o se reestructure— ya estamos redefiniéndonos y reestructurándonos como líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal y en las comunidades en su sentido más amplio”, dijo Barlowe durante la conferencia de prensa.En un tema relacionado, los miembros del Consejo convinieron con una recomendación de su comité de Gobierno y Administración para la Misión de formar un grupo “para garantizar la aplicación eficaz, minuciosa y colaborativa” de la Resolución A135 de la Convención General de 2012, la cual, entre otras cosas, compromete a la Iglesia con un trienio de “enseñar, predicar, organizar, promover y edificar  relaciones mutuamente transformadoras con los pobres para concentrar nuestros corazones y la misión de nuestras congregaciones y diócesis en reducir la pobreza e incrementar la justicia económica y racial”.Los miembros del comité incluirán a representantes de los comités del Consejo y de la Convención General, a organizaciones de carácter religioso de la localidad, a personal del centro denominacional interesado en la pobreza nacional y, donde fuere necesario, a expertos externos.“Así como la A135 refleja un cambio radical en la manera que tenemos de abordar la pobreza nacional, estamos fijándonos también en nuevos modos de coordinar ese trabajo”, dijo Jennings durante la conferencia de prensa, haciendo notar que, en la última reunión del Consejo, los miembros pidieron una coordinación semejante de la respuesta de la Iglesia a la Resolución B019 de la Convención, la cual reafirmaba el compromiso de la Iglesia con una paz justa y duradera en el Oriente Medio.A los obispos y los diputados se les preguntará acerca de la ‘solicitud’La Rda. Susan Snook, miembro del Consejo procedente de Arizona, repasó el avance del proceso que sigue el Consejo para crear el presupuesto 2016-2018 que le ha de proponer a la Convención General. Dijo que casi todos los enlaces del Consejo y del personal con los CCABs de la Iglesia estaban preparados para orientar a sus grupos a través de un “proceso de estrategia presupuestaria”.El criterio final concebido por ese proceso también ha comenzado y los informes deben presentarse el 16 de agosto. Snook afirmó que los objetivos concebidos en ese proceso se pondrán a disposición de toda la Iglesia.Snook, que preside el subcomité sobre el proceso presupuestario del FFM, dijo también que le habían preguntado cuál debía ser el enlace si él grupo al cual él o ella estaba asignado no se interesaba en participar en el proceso. “Creo que es una magnífica información para nosotros saber eso mientras nos adentramos en el proceso presupuestario, y enviará su propio tipo de mensaje, sírvanse pues transmitírselo a su CCAB”, sugirió. “A propósito, si alguien no está interesado en hacer una petición presupuestaria, tanto mejor”.Como parte del proceso presupuestario, dijo Snook, el FFM quiere “hacer que la Iglesia participe en una discusión sobre el hecho de que no todas las diócesis cumplen completamente con su fórmula porcentual de solicitud” para contribuir al presupuesto de la Iglesia. Ella resaltó que “no hay consecuencias particulares” en no cumplir completamente con la solicitud.En el trienio 2013-2015, a las diócesis se les pidió que contribuyeran con el 19 por ciento de su ingreso anual para ayudar a financiar el presupuesto denominacional. La contribución anual de cada año en el presupuesto trienal se basa en el ingreso de una diócesis dos años antes, menos $120.000. La lista de los compromisos diocesanos de 2012 y 2013 se encuentra aquí.El Consejo estuvo de acuerdo con una sugerencia del FFM de que encuestaran a los obispos y a los diputados sobre sus ideas respecto a la manera en que el proceso de solicitud podría perfeccionarse con el objetivo de conseguir una mayor participación en el pago la cuota total. La resolución también le pide a la Cámara de Obispos que discuta el asunto de la solicitud durante su reunión de otoño en Nashville.“Susan está absolutamente en lo cierto cuando dice que no cumplir con los pagos no conlleva ninguna consecuencia en absoluto, en el sentido de que no hay sanciones, pero sí tiene enormes consecuencias el no pagar la solicitud”, dijo Hollingsworth al Consejo. “Las consecuencias son que no podremos hacer la obra que Dios nos ha encomendado que hagamos de la manera que concebimos hacerla productivamente en la Iglesia, de modo que ésta es realmente una discusión importante que debemos tener”.En otros asuntos el Consejo:Eligió a Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, ex miembro del Consejo procedente de las Islas Vírgenes, para servir como representante laica de la Iglesia Episcopal en el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano por un período de duración de tres reuniones de ese organismo. Ballentine fue una de los cuatro nominados presentados por el Comité Ejecutivo del Consejo Ejecutivo luego de una revisión de 11 solicitudes, y resultó electa en la tercera votación. Los otros nominados eran los actuales miembros del Consejo Katie Sherrod, de Fort Worth; Lawrence Hitt, de Colorado y Thomas Little, de Vermont. Ella sucede a Josephine Hicks, de Carolina del Norte, cuyo período concluyó al finalizar la más reciente reunión del CCA en 2012, que se celebró en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda.Ballentine tiene “extensa experiencia en asuntos relacionados con la Comunión Anglicana”, apuntó Jennings durante la conferencia de prensa que siguió a la reunión, habiendo pasado incluso seis años como presidente de los equipos de trabajo sobre la respuesta de la Iglesia al Pacto Anglicano y sirviendo como presidente del comité legislativo sobre misión mundial de la Convención General de 2012.Asignó $535.000 en la última serie de subvenciones del Fondo Constable. Las subvenciones financian iniciativas de misión que no se contemplan dentro del presupuesto de la Convención General. El fondo recibió 22 solicitudes por un total de $1.621.452, y concedió siete de esas solicitudes. Los detalles pueden verse aquí. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

Canada: Anglican Church approves guiding document for renewal

first_imgCanada: Anglican Church approves guiding document for renewal Featured Jobs & Calls John Payzant says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Canada Joint Assembly, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archdeacon Michael Thompson, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Brian Bukowski, Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] General Synod on July 5 approved a motion to receive the report of the structures working group and commend it to the Council of General Synod, the church’s national executive body, “as a guiding document in moving forward with the structural renewal of the Anglican Church of Canada.”A national consultation convened in January by the church’s primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, submitted the report, Embodying God’s Call, which identifies wide-ranging, immediate and long-term changes to the church’s structures.The report calls for less reliance on standing committees and more grassroots involvement via task forces, a review of the size and function of General Synod, increased partnerships with dioceses and other churches, and operational reviews on the effectiveness of Resources for Mission, the national church’s communications vehicles and its informational technology capacity to support electronic meetings of committees and other church bodies.Earlier, Hiltz explained that the consultation was in alignment with a mandate from Vision 2019, General Synod’s strategic plan, “to identify desirable changes in the structures and roles by which the Anglican Church of Canada carries out its ministry in service to God’s mission.”In convening 40 consultation participants from across Canada, Hiltz noted that the gathering had been made more urgent by the church’s pressing financial concerns. It was set “in the context of a longer journey to structural renewal and budget equilibrium for the church,” he had said.Archbishop Colin Johnson, bishop of the diocese of Toronto and member of the structures working group, told General Synod on July 4 that the report also requests the primate and the church’s metropolitans (senior bishops) to initiate a review of the House of Bishops’ role and the focus and frequency of its meetings. It asks bishops to consider  “the number of meetings that can and will be funded by General Synod and alternative time and ways to gather.”The report also suggests that various General Synod bodies should “seek out new and expanded partnerships with dioceses and other entities,” including its full communion partner, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and other partners. “Are there areas where we can have shared staffing…or others can work from remote locations?” said Johnson.As part of “longer-term” changes, the report also calls for a review of the size, purpose and frequency of General Synod meetings.Archdeacon Michael Thompson, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, cited the need to “uncouple governance and program gatherings.” Speaking to members on July 4, Thompson said “we spend a disproportionate amount for meetings of governance rather than gatherings for missional ministries.” Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET July 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm That’s how it started out But now we’re largerIt’s gotten bigger and more complicatedWe’re now an 80 million global communionNo longer the Church of EnglandIt doesn’t have the same ethnic identity Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Comments are closed. 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SisonPosted Jul 8, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Tags 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Ecumenical immigration activists prepare for Capitol Hill visits

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] The federal government shutdown did not deter ecumenical immigration activists from spending 12 hours on Oct. 7 at National City Christian Church preparing for their Oct. 8 scheduled congressional visits.“The government is shutdown and we’re still here doing this work,” said Jen Smyers, Church World Service’s associate director for immigration and refugee policy, adding that the U.S. House of Representatives was expected to add immigration reform to its October legislative calendar.“We do see hope. We could still pass comprehensive immigration reform.”More than 250 ecumenical immigration advocates – some 20 Episcopalians including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings – are gathered for the Church World Service Summit on Immigration Reform in the nation’s capital Oct. 7-8 to strategize ways to advance immigrants’ rights through immigration reform and to build more welcoming communities in solidarity with immigrants.“When immigration reform is passed it will be because of the very important work of people like you,” said Elizabeth Ferris, co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and a senior fellow in foreign policy, during the day’s first plenary session.The U.S. Senate passed its immigration bill in June, and House Democrats last week introduced a bill modeled on the Senate’s bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration law, potentially offering a path to citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants.“House leadership hinted at a week of immigration focus,” said Katie Conway, the Episcopal Church’s immigration and refugee policy analyst, adding that once the government reopens it will first have to deal with the debt ceiling (if the government does not agree to fund a debt-limit increase by Oct. 17 the United States will default on its loans).“There is still time in November and December, but momentum-wise, October was a good month,” she said, adding, however, that the summit shows, “we’re building a movement bigger than October, building state teams and connecting people in denominations and across denominations.”The U.S. government was on the eve of its second week of a partial shutdown that began on Oct. 1, the end of the 2013 fiscal year, when negotiations in the U.S. Republican-controlled House of Representatives failed to break a bitter budget standoff over the Affordable Care Act, sparking the first government shutdown since 1995-96.Global summit attendees – which in addition to Episcopalians included Methodists, Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians, United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Roman Catholics and others – spent the day in plenary and break-out sessions organized around opening a dialogue on building stronger, more welcoming communities and creating strategies for doing so in attendees’ states, and preparing for the visits with their U.S. Representatives.“Throughout the broad network of summit attendees, we are united by our desire for a just and humane immigration reform that will reunite families, create a path to citizenship, protect refugees and other vulnerable populations, and drastically change our immigration enforcement policies to be in line with humanitarian values,” said the Rev. John L. McCullough, Church World Service president and CEO, at the outset of the summit.“We also need to address the root causes of migration, including poverty, trade policies, conflicts around the world, climate change, and other realities that necessitate people migrate to provide for their families.”During a powerful afternoon of “missiological reflection on immigration,” Miguel A. De La Torre, a Cuban-born professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology, in Denver, Colorado, challenged those present to ask immigrants why they’ve come to the United States.“Sugar, rum and tobacco, that’s why I am here,” he said, adding that in 1905, the United States owned 70 percent of Cuba’s rural, agricultural lands, and 90 percent of its sugar and tobacco. “When a country exports its natural resources and then buys the finished product back, it becomes subservient.He then pointed to the damage caused in the Caribbean basin, including countries like Guatemala where the United Fruit Company’s grip on the country’s banana cultivation led to the coinage of the term “banana republic” and the damage caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which in the first 10 years of implementation caused the price of corn to drop 70 percent in Mexico and 1.7 million Mexican farmers to lose their farms.“When one country builds roads into another country for natural resources and cheap labor, why are we surprised when those people take those same roads,” he asked.The U.S. immigration issue is the result of 100 years of neo-imperialism, said De La Torre.“Forget being Christian, it’s about being humans. No bill is going to fix it. It took 100 years to get here; it may take 100 years for us to get out.”Summit objectives included: to discuss the implications of migration and immigration reform and how it applies at the community level; to allow faith leaders to learn from specialists and advocacy and grass-roots strategizing to lift up their voices most effectively on immigration issues and to empower their communities with the same skills; to enhance the capacity of national denominations and local faith groups to build more welcoming communities; and to facilitate meetings between faith leaders and their U.S. congressmen, allowing them to share their support for immigration reform and encourage their elected officials support for positive legislation.“Migration has been an intrinsic part of human history, as people have sought more abundant or stable food sources, resources and the ability to make a living, space and freedom of many sorts, companions, safety, adventure, greater justice and the ability to live in peace,” said Jefferts Schori in a reflection prepared for the summit.“The character of the United States is rooted in the experience of migrants, and our much-vaunted creative spirit has depended on the gifts of newcomers. Yet our immigration law is clearly broken.”Jennings reminded the Episcopalians from Georgia, Washington, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Michigan, during an afternoon strategy session aimed at building denominational teams to promote the rights of immigrants and refugees, that the Episcopal Church’s advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform dates back 25 years.Most recently, in July 2012 the 77th General Convention passed Resolution D059, “Halt Unjust Immigration Reform,” as well as D011, “Reform Unequal Immigration Law.” D059 calls for a halt to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities Program, which was intended as a way for federal officials to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records.Moving forward, and following the passage of an immigration bill, the faith community’s immigration work and helping create hospitable communities is just beginning.“Implementation will be huge and require as much involvement, which will take years,” said Conway. It will be a decade before these people are permanent residents or green-card holders; a decade of assisting and navigating the system.”– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Immigration, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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I was really encouraged by our Episcopal Church strategy session and hopeful that the Episcopal Church will be a growing presence in advocacy and accompaniment of immigrant communities. I am grateful that our leadership is committed to this and thank our Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies and a good representation of Church Center staff were present. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Dianne Aid, TSSF says: Press Release Service 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more