I hope to keep my links with the Aviva Premiership clubs. I think it’s vital for England’s coaching team to have a strong bond with our clubs. I did find it difficult with some at first because they thought I’d go back and tell Leicester (my former club) all their secrets.But I want to explain to those clubs that I want to learn from them as well and I’ve learnt a lot from the great coaches in the Premiership. I hope I give something to them too. It isn’t a case of me coming into their clubs and telling them how it should be.To be a successful international coach you need to show humility and have an eagerness to learn. As an England coaching team we need to be transparent.This article appeared in the February 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Are you heading to Twickenham Stadium for the Six Nations?These exciting times for English rugby and I’m looking forward to the RBS 6 Nations hugely, writes the new England coach.And what a start we’ve been handed. Who wouldn’t look forward to coaching a team to take on Scotland at Murrayfield? It doesn’t get much harder than that. We have a tough draw this year as we have to travel to all the blues – Scotland, France and Italy.England coach Graham RowntreeEngland-Scotland is the oldest International but our pool game in this season’s World Cup gives us recent history as well. They won’t forget how we only won that game in the final few minutes. They’ll be licking their lips at the thought of having England in town but what a place for us to put a marker down.I haven’t looked beyond the Six Nations. All I can focus on now is the things I can control. If we perform well in the Six Nations then everything else will follow. I know one thing – the whole of rugby will be looking to see how we respond to our World Cup disappointment.I was an England player in 1999 when the side last got knocked out at the quarter-final stage. And four years on from that we were champions. There will, of course, be new players in the squad and some will be young, but just because a guy is in his early 30s it doesn’t mean he won’t get picked. I know I was in the prime of my playing career when I was in my early 30s.We will select the side on form and we’ll already be missing a few players, including Steve Thompson and Jonny Willkinson, because of retirements. We also have a number of young players in the current group, some of them on 20 or 30 caps.In terms of young talent there’s a huge number of players coming through. You only have to look at Harlequins to see that, or the Gloucester backs.Stuart Lancaster, Andy Farrell and I see ourselves as the England coaching team rather than any sort of interim group. We have to see it that way. We have to believe that if we’re successful we can keep the jobs full-time. And I certainly believe we can be successful with this group of players.Even before this time I was involved in more than coaching the scrum with England, but I do accept this is a big step up for me to be forwards coach.The first notable decision made was cancelling this month’s training camp in Portugal. They have great facilities over there but Stuart thought it important to stay in our own country during this crucial time, so that we’re accessible. It was also useful to change things as we’ve gone there for a number of years now. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
When he’s fit and focused, Picamoles is the best No 8 in France and if he does stir himself in the summer he could make his first start since the 2014 Six Nations. Loann Goujon has played well in his two opportunities against Italy and England, but the French need more ball-carrying presence in their back-row.Ball carrying option: Louis Picamoles is out of favour but offers valuable go-forward (Pic Inpho)That’s the reason why Bernard Le Roux might have a job on his hands to keep hold of the No7 shirt in the autumn. He’s a good athlete but struggles to make the hard yards at international level. Yannick Nyanga, Wenceslas Lauret , Fulgence Ouedraogo and Alexandre Lapandry are alternatives, and there’s a rumour in France that Clermont’s veteran flanker, Julien Bonnaire, could be a surprise inclusion the squad.Though he won the last of his 75 caps in 2012 Bonnaire – who turns 37 the day after France’s opening World Cup match against Italy – has been in good form for Clermont this season and PSA will have noted how England weren’t afraid to call on the experience of Nick Easter during the Six Nations, a player one month older than the Clermont back-rower.But the glaring weakness for France remains at fly-half where in his three and a half years in charge of France, PSA has called on Camille Lopez, Jules Plisson, Rémi Talès, Frédéric Michalak, François Trinh-Duc and Lionel Beauxis. None has managed to combine quality with consistency and that has left the door open for Grenoble’s Jonathan Wisniewski, who’s flourished this season since arriving from Racing. “The World Cup starts today!” declared Philippe Saint-Andre the day after France had suffered a 20-point stuffing by England. Never before had France shipped 50 points to the English, and while they’d never scored 35 points at Twickenham, the fact remains that France finished fourth in the Six Nations, as they did in 2012 and 2014. Still, at least that’s an improvement on 2013, when they were bottom.It’s an appalling record, the worst run of Six Nations results that France have endured in the professional era, but Saint-Andre was bullish in his prediction of Les Bleus’ chances in the World Cup. “I have confidence in our players,” he told the press. “They have the quality and the desire.”Between now and May 19, Saint-Andre must select his World Cup squad of 36 players. On Sunday he told reporters 80 percent of the squad was already pencilled in, which means there are only seven or eight places up for grabs.Certain players we can sure will be part of Saint-Andre’s plans. Captain Thierry Dusautoir, full-back Scott Spedding, wing Yoann Huget, second-row Yoann Maestri, and the front-row of props Nicolas Mas and Vincent Debaty and Guilhelm Guirado are all sure to be selected.French enforcer: Yoann Maestri doesn’t mind the rough stuff but is highly rated by the management (Pic Inpho)So, too, Maxime Mermoz and Gael Fickou, the centre pairing that against England reminded the world how skilful French threequarters can be. As was the case with England’s selection of Jonathan Joseph, injuries forced the coach to make changes that turned out for the best, and it will be intriguing to see how Wesley Fofana reacts for Clermont to the realisation that he’s lost his place in the France starting line-up.With Alexandre Dumoulin back training again after a persistent Achilles problem over the winter, France suddenly have strength in depth in the centre, as they do on the wing, where some commentators see Fofana’s role in the World Cup.But with Huget nailed on to the right wing, there’s only the left to play for, and Noa Nakaïtaci and Teddy Thomas will be in competition for that berth. Thomas, however, the precocious young Racing winger, hasn’t impressed the schoolmasterly Saint-Andre with his attitude since marking his debut with a hat-trick of tries against Fiji.In the frame: Noa Nakaïtaci impressed against England, causing their defence problemsThe same applies to Bayonne No 8 Charles Ollivion, like Thomas a gifted footballer, but someone with an independence of spirit that doesn’t sit well with PSA or his coaching staff. Some within the France squad were allegedly “shocked” to see Ollivon failing to adhere to PSA’s code of conduct.Will PSA risk including the pair in his squad, or will be prefer to pick less talented but more tractable players?It might be that the length of the World Cup preparation, which in France’s case starts in the first week of July, will convince PSA that he can knock them both into shape. The same applies to Toulouse No 8 Louis Picamoles, and the Toulon prop Xavier Chiocci and centre Mathieu Bastareaud, although in their cases it’s physical and not mental shape that is stopping them reaching their potential. They’re a trio of fine players who’d be even finer if they were fitter. Two months of healthy eating and hard fitness in the France training camp would do wonders for their game. Black and white: Philippe Saint-Andre will stand or fall by his selections over the next six months (Pic Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Philippe Saint-Andre said his side were like Father Christmas in gifting England tries, but after another humdrum tournament, time is running out for the World Cup… Dead-eye: Grenoble’s French fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski has proved himself a prolific kickerThe 29-year-old has more maturity to his game than either Lopez or Plisson, is defensively sound, reads the game well and possesses the skillset to adapt to circumstances. But best of all, he can kick goals, and his 248 points this season put him way out in front of the Top 14 leaderboard.Crippled by conservatism for so much of his reign, PSA has opened his mind in recent weeks and the inclusion of Wisniewski in his World Cup squad would be further proof that he’s longer a slave to convention.
“Life is funny. A few weeks back I didn’t think I was going to be here and a few months back I didn’t think I was going to still play rugby. So to sit here as captain this weekend is unbelievable for me.” So says Fourie du Preez, the man who has gone from Nowheresville to Twickenham to lead South Africa in a World Cup quarter-final, in the blink of an eye. TAGS: Highlight Back in the groove: Fourie du Preez sets up an attack against Samoa. (Photo: Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Of course, the fact that du Preez has the talent to play in the latter stages of a World Cup is not in question – he won the thing in 2007. But since South Africa were knocked out of the 2011 World Cup the brilliant scrum-half has spent most of his time playing for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan. His club contract stated he was available for South Africa’s home Tests, but just 12 of his 74 caps have come since October 2011, partly due to him suffering injuries. As he hadn’t featured at all for the Springboks since 28 June 2014 when coach Heyneke Meyer was picking his squad for this World Cup, you would certainly have got long odds on du Preez playing a part.But Meyer included the veteran among his 31 players, brought him off the bench in the first match against Japan and then handed him the No 9 jersey for the other three Pool B matches against Samoa, Scotland and the USA. After captain Jean de Villiers broke his jaw against Samoa and vice captain Victor Matfield was also sidelined with a hamstring injury, du Preez was given a further gift of the captain’s armband and he has played a major role in helping South Africa bounce back from their shock defeat to Japan to top their pool and progress to the last eight.I’m here: Du Preez’s World Cup appearance was unexpected. (Photo: Getty Images)Crisis managementWhen Meyer chose du Preez as captain for the clash with Scotland at the start of this month, the coach was bullish about his qualities. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in Fourie, I’ve coached him since he was 19 years old and even back in the day I was astonished about his rugby knowledge and always believed he would be a rugby genius. And he is a rugby genius,” Meyer said. “Fourie’s not a guy of a lot of words, not like me, but he’s a true warrior and that’s what you’re going to need.”Du Preez himself acknowledged that every game was effectively a knockout match after South Africa were turned over 34-32 by Japan on the opening weekend. Then, the mood in the squad was further darkened by the loss of de Villiers, so du Preez had to lead the Boks out of the deepest and darkest of World Cup holes – but he succeeded.After the 34-16 win over Scotland he was quick to share the credit, saying: “I want to thank the rest of the players that stood by me. Everyone stood up today, everybody stood up last week as well, under immense pressure. It’s been an unbelievable experience for me.“We’ve put everything on the line these past two weeks and it’s definitely the most pressure I’ve ever been under – not even in the 2007 final was the pressure as these two weeks have been.”Tricky customer: Fourie du Preez tests Scotland’s defence. (Photo: Getty Images) Fourie du Preez by numbersAge – 33 (born 24 March, 1982)Total South Africa caps – 74Test debut – v Ireland, June 2004World Cup appearances – 15World Cup 2015 stats – 246 passes, 26 kicks from hand, 16 runs (total of 59m), 13 tackles, 87% tackle success rate. Speed of thought and deedSo what has du Preez done to keep Ruan Pienaar – owner of 87 Springbok caps including 23 starts since the end of the 2011 World Cup – out of the starting line-up for the last three weeks?The veteran is playing with a fantastic rhythm, keeping his pack going forward and keeping the opposition guessing. Du Preez is not making many metres with the ball in hand himself, although a tap-and-go from a penalty created South Africa’s first try against the USA, but he is producing a variety of passes and kicks and using his team’s attacking weapons – most notably Bryan Habana – to crack open defences.In that same game against the USA a little dab of a kick found Habana and gave him the space to run in his first try, in the first minute of the second half, while a superb flat pass from a lineout sent the wing in for his second try.Beaming Bryan: Habana dives in for his second try v USA. (Photo: Getty Images)See the highlights of South Africa v USA here.Du Preez doesn’t have the pace of old, but he has an incredible rugby brain which has not been dulled in the least by the passing of time. As Japan coach Eddie Jones, who coached du Preez at Suntory Sungoliath told SA Rugby Magazine: “He is the best decision-making halfback I’ve ever seen. Fourie’s ability to come out of the ruck, to know whether to hit the short runner or go wide, is superb. It’s like having a coach on the field.” Enter the dragonSamoa, Scotland and the USA all failed to rain on du Preez’s parade, so can Wales turn his World Cup dream into a nightmare during Saturday’s quarter-final (Twickenham, 4pm)? The Wales back row will be the classiest and canniest he has faced in this tournament, but his opposite number Gareth Davies is a relative rookie – eight years his junior and with just eight caps to his name, four of them won at this tournament.However, Davies has been one of the success stories of RWC 2015 so far, scoring four tries and piloting Wales to wins over England, Fiji and Uruguay, so du Preez should be wary of him. This will be his toughest test in this tournament so far.Welsh wizard: Gareth Davies has impressed for Wales at RWC 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)Wales won when the two teams last met, at the Millennium Stadium in November of last year. What’s more, they kept the Springboks tryless in that 12-6 win and kept Australia from crossing the whitewash last weekend too. However, before Wales fans get too over-excited, let’s not forget South Africa beat Wales 16 times in a row before last year’s meeting.Du Preez played in seven of those victories and helped the Boks cross Wales’ try-line 27 times. It may be stretching the truth to say he is back at his best, but he is in magnificent form, enjoying an unexpected return to the limelight, and he won’t want it all to end just yet. For the latest Rugby World magazine subscription offers, click here.
Man in the middle in a muddleReferee JP Doyle had his own moment of madness, when he brought his red card out of his pocket instead of his yellow one for the second time in a few weeks. He showed David Paice a red instead of a yellow during London Irish’s win over Newcastle in mid-January and did the same to Gloucester’s Ben Morgan on Saturday. Both times Doyle immediately corrected himself, but he needs to get his cards sorted out. Miller time Wasps full-back Rob Miller played a major role in his club’s first win at Franklin’s Gardens for over a decade as he scored one try, set up another and collected the Man of the Match award in the 24-11 victory.Miller pounced on a loose ball and barged through some weak tackling by Northampton to score Wasps’ second try, then with his team 17-3 up, he collected a high ball on his own 10-metre line, stepped the first defender and scorched his way up field before finding Josh Bassett with an inside pass to set up a terrific try. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Battling back from behind to win proved something of a theme in this weekend’s Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 matches. But whose heroics won the day, and who were the villains of the piece? Sharp work, Sam Sam Davies ensured the Ospreys didn’t slip any lower than their current seventh spot in the Guinness Pro12 with a Man of the March performance in their 20-20 draw with Glasgow Warriors.The Ospreys came from behind twice to earn the draw and Davies kicked two conversions and two penalties and set up their final try with a great step through the defence and a brilliant offload to Dan Evans who was steaming through on his right-hand side. Collectors item: Marcos Ayerza scores a rare try for the Tigers. (Photo: Getty Images)Tigers’ featA number of Leicester Tigers players need to take a bow after they overturned a 15-7 half-time deficit to win 19-18 at Gloucester.Peter Betham takes many of the plaudits for setting up a simply spectacular try for Telusa Veainu. Tommy Bell caught a downfield kick, passed to Betham inside his own 22 and the wing sprinted up the left flank and produced a superb back-handed offload when tackled, which found Veainu in support. He passed quickly on to Jordan Crane who made more ground then unselfishly passed to Veainu to score the try.Hats off too to Marcos Ayerza who scored his first try in 96 games, and to full-back Bell who kicked the winning conversion for Leicester from midway out on the right in the final minute of the game, when they were 18-17 down after Logovi’i Mulipola had charged over the line. Costly for GloucesterA couple of mistakes cost Gloucester dear as they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against Leicester Tigers.Ben Morgan picked up a silly yellow card for pulling Telusa Veainu back by the shoulder when he was running a line in support of Mathew Tait. The contact was minimal and Veainu made the most of it to milk a soft yellow card from referee JP Doyle, but it was silly of Morgan to give them the opportunity to penalise him.Earlier in the match hooker Richard Hibbard had stepped up out of the defensive line a few yards from his tryline, letting Marcos Ayerza through a gap for his try. The SaintsGoode jobNewcastle lifted themselves off the bottom of the Aviva Premiership with a 26-19 win over Harlequins on Sunday. Trailing 19-10 with just over 20 minutes to go, the Falcons staged a great revival with a strong performance from their pack to the fore, and terrific goal-kicking from Andy Goode getting the scoreboard moving.Goode – who has come out of retirement to take up a ten-game deal at the Falcons – kicked three penalties in his first ten minutes on the pitch, after coming on with his team trailing 19-10. Two of the kicks were from close to halfway, so although the fly-half paid tribute to openside Nili Latu for his great work over the ball which helped earn the penalties, they still took some kicking.Newcastle then snatched a win at the death when Rob Vickers was driven over from close range and Goode converted. Too Goode: Goal-kicking hero Andy Goode takes the applause from the Falcons fans. (Photo: Getty Images) Blacks are back New Zealand’s Sevens team notched up their first HSBC World Series win for 12 months, snatching the cup at their home tournament in Wellington with a dramatic 24-21 win over South Africa in the final.Akira Ioane was the star of the show, scoring five tries, making 19 carries, ten line breaks and five offloads during the tournament.New Zealand won the final in red time, three minutes after the buzzer had sounded, when Joe Webber charged over for the winning try.Victors and vanquished: The end of the Wellington Sevens Cup final. (Photo: Getty Images)The SinnersSleepy Saints Northampton looked strangely dozy in the first half of their clash with Wasps on Friday evening and let Wasps build up a 24-3 half-time lead, which it was always going to be tough to overhaul.Scrum-half Tom Kessell and No 8 Sam Dickinson both missed the chance to stop Rob Miller when the full-back picked up a loose ball and charged through the defence to score Wasps’ second try, which put them 17-0 up. Dickinson did atone to an extent when he powered over for a try of his own at the death, but it was sleepy defending from the duo. TAGS: HighlightLeicester TigersOspreys Pointless pushBath replacement David Wilson earned himself a senseless yellow card for pushing Saracens prop Petrus Du Plessis as the two packs walked away from a scrum. As Wilson went past him he pushed one hand into his jaw and neck and one onto his shoulder. He added a comedy moment by saying “It’s not me” when the referee was looking at replays on the big screen, which clearly showed Wilson giving Du Plessis a push. Double troubleThe Scarlets had fought back from 13-0 down in their Guinness Pro12 clash with Connacht to 13-10, before they shot themselves in the foot by picking up two yellow cards and handing the initiative back to the Irish side, who went on to win 30-17.Away you go: Ref Ben Whitehouse wields his yellow card for the second time. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)First in the bin was prop Phil John, who was yellow carded after a scrum penalty went to Connacht. Jack Carty kicked the resulting penalty to make it 16-10 and just three minutes later the Scarlets were down to 13 men when Tom Price was sin-binned for a high tackle on Caolin Blade. Connacht rubbed salt into the wound by kicked the penalty to the corner and driving over for a try which extended their lead to 23-10. Just about: Schalk Britz stretches to score for Saracens in their comeback win. (Photo: Getty Images)Hooker, line and sinker Saracens hooker Schalk Britz scythed his way to the Bath try-line to score a critical try at Allianz Park when his team were trailing 13-6 with ten minutes to go. Earlier in the same attacking move, Britz was hitting a ruck on the left, but he tracked quickly over to the far side and took a pass at pace to give him unstoppable momentum, then just reached over the line to score and bring Saracens level on 13-13. From there they kicked on to win 19-13 and plaudits also go to Maro Itoje for terrific carrying and pilfering at the breakdown.
The dates, kick-off times and venues for when the best women’s teams face each other in New Zealand Tuesday 28 September – Third Pool MatchesEurope 1 v Canada (11.45am NZ/23.45pm 27 Sep UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)USA v Asia 1 (2.15pm NZ/2.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)Australia v Wales (2.15pm NZ/2.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)Fiji v South Africa (4.45pm NZ/4.45am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool C)New Zealand v Final Qualifier Winner (4.45pm NZ/4.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)France v England (7.15pm NZ/7.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)Sunday 3 October – Quarter-finalsQuarter-final 1 – Seed 4 v Seed 5 (1.15pm NZ/1.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)Quarter-final 2 – Seed 3 v Seed 6 (4.15pm NZ/4.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)Quarter-final 3 – Seed 2 v Seed 7 (4.15pm NZ/4.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)Quarter-final 4 – Seed 1 v Seed 8 (7.15pm NZ/7.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)Saturday 9 October – Semi-finalsSemi-final 1 – Winner QF2 v Winner QF3 (4.30pm NZ/4.30am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland)Semi-final 2 – Winner QF1 v Winner QF4 (7.30pm NZ/7.30am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland)Saturday 16 October – FinalFinal (7.30pm NZ/7.30am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland) Rugby World Cup 2021 FixturesFollowing the Rugby World Cup 2021 pool draw late last year, organisers have now announced the match schedule for the tournament that will see the best women’s teams head to New Zealand in September.Nine of the 12 teams taking part are already known, with the qualifying process for the remaining three delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The World Cup is taking place from Saturday 18 September to Saturday 16 October, with matches being played at Eden Park and Waitakere Stadium in Auckland as well as Northland Events Centre in Whangarei.Hosts and defending champions the Black Ferns will kick off their campaign against Australia while Fiji will make their World Cup debut against England, who will face rivals France in their last pool game.Organisers are aiming to set a new match attendance record for a women’s Rugby World Cup and fans can register for ticket information now.Rugby World Cup 2021 FixturesSaturday 18 September – First Pool MatchesUSA v Europe 1 (11.45am NZ/00.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)Asia 1 v Canada (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)South Africa v France (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)Wales v Final Qualifier Winner (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)Fiji v England (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)Australia v New Zealand (7.15pm NZ/8.15am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool A)Thursday 23 September – Second Pool MatchesCanada v USA (11.45am NZ/00.45am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)Asia 1 v Europe 1 (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)France v Fiji (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)Wales v New Zealand (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool A)Final Qualifier Winner v Australia (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)England v South Africa (7.15pm NZ/8.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C) 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. Opening act: The Black Ferns will play the Wallaroos in their first RWC 2021 match (Getty Images)
Mary Crist preaches at July 9 General Convention Eucharist General Convention 2012 Lynn Marini says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service July 10, 2012 at 9:06 am My dear PJ….it is about as Christian as it gets…what bible are you reading? New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA P.J. Cabbiness says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Lynn Marini says: General Convention, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm I seem to recall this past Sunday’s Gospel/Good News instructed the disciples to go out, taking only a staff & the clothes on their back and minister to the people. Heal the sick & tend the broken hearted. Was this not Christian? And who cares if it’s Anglican or… It is Jesus working through the Holy Sprit. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 9:12 am Neither Christian nor Anglican? You have got to be kidding. I’m overjoyed by this example of deep listening to the Holy Spirit and the embodiment of Jesus’ call to serve the burdened, the hungry, the cast out. Moreover, it’s an insult to Anglican tradition to presume that God only speaks through a pipe organ and stained glass. Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Pamela Tyler says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Jul 9, 2012 July 10, 2012 at 12:07 am This unfortunate story is neither Christian or Anglican. Featured Events Submit an Event Listing July 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm Dear Mary+Amen! Preach it sister. 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 Comments (7) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 cheryl parris says: Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [ooyala code=”91bjZjNTrWBICDuM1jzak23la4jCExLv”][Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The following is the sermon preached at General Convention for Eucharist on July 9 by the Rev. Dr. Mary Crist (Blackfeet).Lord, I am yours. Let my words glorify your name.Preacher Mary Crist of the Diocese of Los Angeles and celebrant Bishop David Bailey of Navajoland prepare to enter the worship space for the July 9 Eucharist at General Convention. The Eucharist honored indigenous ministries on the feast day of Samson Occum, the first Native American to be ordained a Christian (Presbyterian) minister.Oki niksokowaks, nitannnikoo Piitaki. Nistoo Ampskapi Pikanii. Apistootooki spomohkinahn, kitnastatstimaht nohkotohkinahn. Aiyo ninaa natoosi, skomohkit kinaitapiwa.Greetings, my relatives. I am known as Eagle Woman. I am Southern Robe Indian (Blackfeet). Creator help us all. Hear our cry (prayer). Listen father sun. Watch over all the people.Samson Occom’s people were the Mohegans. In 1859, he was the first indigenous person to be ordained a minister, a Presbyterian. A few years later Enmegahbowh of the Ojibwa people was ordained the first indigenous Episcopal priest.Occom was also first American Indian to have his writing published. He demonstrated courage, connection, and commitment, qualities that continue to characterize many indigenous people in this church today. He brought the light of Christ to many people.The qualities of courage, connection, and commitment are the backbone for small church ministry.A Native American youth dancer interprets the Lord’s Prayer during the July 9 Eucharist at General Convention. Photo/Pat McCaughanLuke’s gospel today bids us to make this work known. Let it come to light. Celebrate it. Listen to it. In obedience to the gospel of Luke, and in the Native tradition, I share a story of what can happen when we listen.Shortly after my ordination to priesthood about six months ago, my bishop told me that he was appointing me to serve in a church. I was so excited! This was such good news.The bad news was that my church had no congregation, no budget, and no salary for the priest.You see, the congregation at this church had come to the point where as a traditional church it could no longer meet its expenses. This happened even though the former clergy and a few of the faithful had worked very hard and very faithfully. The church in its old form had died.The faithful few grew a community garden, and it gave life to ministry to the homeless and the hungry. They sponsored a pow wow with the help of the priest and helped students in a local Native American boarding school. They welcomed new groups to the land.They listened to the Spirit, and they experienced new resurrection.Today the church building itself remains beautiful. Located on four-and-one-half acres, it has an expensive pipe organ given by the organ-builder, himself. Silk clergy vestments, beautiful choir robes, and acolyte vestments hang neatly in the sacristy. Silver and gold chalices wait in protective coverings. The brass is polished. The sanctuary light glows. The large altar is covered in spotless linen and brocade. A life-size carved wooded crucifix adorns the wall behind the altar. Sunlight cascades through glass panes set in French doors. Flowering bushes and trees abound. One can almost hear lusty strains of songs sung to a booming organ on a Sunday morning.Yet, the Spirit called the people to ministry in the community garden.When the former priest, a Native American, moved away to take care of a sick relative, the bishop appointed me. He asked that we feed the poor, house the homeless, teach the children, and support those struggling with substance abuse and other issues.When I asked him for more details, he said the Holy Spirit will help you figure it out.In the first six months of small ministry, my own life has been transformed as it was for Samson Occom. I have learned to listen to that still small voice of the Spirit within, as Luke directs us…to listen deeply.If you were to ask our community who is the leader, people would say, “we are just following the Holy Spirit.” We pray and we plan as a group. I work from within the circle of our ministry partners.The church has three staff members. The church secretary, a former Franciscan nun, takes on the toughest people and the most vulnerable with equal grace. She is paid for 20 hours a week and works over 40 hours.The second staff member, a plumber and welder, was losing his health when he heard a call to take time off “to figure out what that God-thing was all about”. He lived on the street for several months, he fell in love with God. Although he can fix anything on our property, he says his ministry is to the poor and those trying to escape substance abuse. He says he speaks their language because he was on the street with them. He is unpaid.The gardener/grounds-keeper/security officer also lived on the street a few short months ago. He began to work in the garden. Today he is healthy and a valued member of the community. His only compensation is a small room where he sleeps at night.One day I witnessed a woman leaning up against the wall outside the office. She looked lonely, and I asked her if she would like to help us hang some pictures. She now runs the office after the secretary leaves. She is a new person. Her compensation is a monthly bus pass. Recently, she began a new ministry to cook meals using fresh food from the garden. She wanted to feed some of our homeless friends. “They can’t cook on the street,” she said, and she responded.Two Talking Circles for First Women of the Land established many years ago are growing. The women come from many Native American Nations, learning from one another. They reach out to students in a nearby Native American boarding school.Two Spanish-speaking evangelical congregations now worship in our church building. Both are actively involved in developing our community.Through our Second Harvest, we now distribute food five days a week. We want to improve our kitchen to expand the cooking ministry. We collaborate with the Women’s Sober Living House across the street.A publicly-funded charter elementary school will open on our property in September. It will develop math, science, and leadership skills for inner-city children. The African- American school principal is also a member of our Partners Planning Council.In our last report to the bishop, we documented services to more than 500 persons every week.When I go to the new ministry center, I am filled with joy. It comes from witnessing lives transformed. by people loving their neighbors as themselves. From the many ministries, mission is being born. We are meeting the Five Marks of Mission.People ask us questions about what is happening at the center, giving us a natural opportunity to speak about our relationship with a loving God. Following the Great Commandment to love another naturally gives rise to following the Great Commission, to share the good news of Christ. We are preaching the gospel in the four directions through our words and actions.Someone driving by the new ministry center today would probably wonder who planned the signage? The answer is the Holy Spirit. It looks a little bit like signage for a bazaar. One sign invites people to attend Freedom Church. Another tells people about REACH Academy, the new school. Yet another announces in Spanish a family festival that is coming soon. And yes, the Episcopal Church Welcomes You sign is there, too!It all looks a bit messy. The signs are not color-coordinated. They aren’t the same size or even the same style. All of them are blowing in the wind. And yet, people tell me they are fascinated to see what is coming next. I tell them we are listening to hear what the Holy Spirit has planned for us. We know it will be filled with life, and it will be filled with the love of Christ. We are becoming a new spiritual family – brothers and sisters in the faith…we are the early church resurrected.What I have learned from this experience is awesome. From what people tell me, the Episcopal Church is dying, but from what I see, the church is being reborn.We are being called by the Spirit into something new.I am standing in the middle of the whirlwind.I can feel the wind on my face. It blows my hair around.I can hear the Eagle’s call.It is exhilarating.It is unpredictable.It is messy… yet it is God… and it is good.Amen. Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab 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 N Bonnell says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 10, 2012 at 6:58 am I donno if it is ‘unfortunate.’ Many small churches have to adapt to change and this is a powerful example if one that demonstrates adapting well, in my opinion. May God continue to bless their courage, connection and commitment. July 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm What a wonderful story. Surely every parish can learn from it! 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I’m sure you will enjoy the work of the Standing Commission on Faith and Order and, of course, there is no one better able to represent Episcopal faith and order and to work for reconciliation in the wider Church. Enjoy… and do good!David Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Bexley-Seabury press release] The Rev. Dr. Ellen K. Wondra, research professor of theology and ethics at the Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary Federation, has been elected to the World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order for a term that will last until 2022.The Standing Commission on Faith and Order, described by the World Council of Churches as “a community of ecumenical leaders and theologians who for more than a century have laboured for the visible unity of Christ’s Church through concentrated theological dialogue,” comprises nearly 50 theologians and consultants and meets for one week every two years. Wondra’s first meeting will be in June 2015.“Ellen’s passion for ecumenical dialogue has enlivened her career and the seminary she serves,” said the Rev. Dr. Roger. A. Ferlo, president of Bexley Seabury. “Her service on the Standing Commission on Faith and Order will be a boon to Bexley Seabury, the Episcopal Church, and our ecumenical partners across the globe.”Wondra served on the Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations of the Episcopal Church from 2001-2006 and on the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARCUSA) from 1992 – 2010. She was the co-coordinator of that group’s project on authority from 1996-2008.The Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting, a 1972 alumnus of Seabury and current Federation board member, served with Wondra on ARCUSA. He is the retired bishop of Iowa and is currently assisting bishop in Chicago.“Dr. Wondra is one of the leading ecumenists in The Episcopal Church,” said Epting. “I cannot imagine what I would have done, during my years as the Presiding Bishop’s Deputy for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations, without her wise counsel and rich experience. I am thrilled that she will now represent us on the WCC’s venerable Commission on Faith and Order.”Wondra, who holds an MDiv from Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a PhD in Christian theology from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, became professor at Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary in 1989 and professor of theology and ethics at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 2004. From 2008-2014, she served as Seabury’s academic dean, and from 2006 through December 2013, she served as editor of the Anglican Theological Review.As an Episcopal center for learning and discipleship at the crossroads of the nation, the Bexley Hall Seabury Western Seminary Federation forms lay and clergy leaders to proclaim God’s mission in the world, creating new networks of Christian formation, entrepreneurial leadership and bold inquiry in the service of the Gospel. Learn more at bexleyseabury.edu. Comments are closed. 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Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rapidísimas Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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SotoPosted Oct 30, 2014 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing El papa Francisco habló recientemente sobre las necesidades y derechos de los pobres y añadió que existe el peligro que digan que es comunista. Hablando en español ante la Reunión de Movimientos Populares, el pontífice dijo que los pobres necesitan “terrenos, un techo y trabajo”. Añadió que estas cosas están en el centro de la fe cristiana.La agencia noticiosa Entre Cristianos informa que tres pastores evangélicos han sido sentenciados a 6 años de cárcel por razón de su fe en Irán. Los pastores estaban presos acusados de “propagar la corrupción en la tierra” delito que generalmente conlleva la pena de muerte.En México continúa la violencia y muchos se preguntan cuál será la suerte de los 43 estudiantes que fueron secuestrados en el estado de Guerrero. Se han encontrado fosas clandestinas en varios lugares pero ningún indicio de que los restos correspondan a los jóvenes desaparecidos. En varias partes del país se han hecho demostraciones callejeras pidiendo la acción efectiva de las autoridades pertinentes. En más de una ocasión se ha pedido la renuncia del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. Los jóvenes que pensaban servir como maestros fueron secuestrados el 26 de septiembre.Por primera vez en su historia la Iglesia Mormona ha admitido la investigación de un grupo de historiadores que afirma que el fundador de la iglesia, Joseph Smith, tenía como esposa a una jovencita de 14 años y cohabitaba con las esposas de varios dirigentes de la iglesia en la época en que la poligamia era práctica común a mediados del siglo 19 en estados como Illinois y Ohio. La sede central de la denominación está en Salt Lake City, Utah.La diócesis de Connecticut de la Iglesia Episcopal ha vendido los edificios y el terreno de una parroquia a un grupo musulmán en Avon, Connecticut. La iglesia estaba inactiva desde el 2012. La diócesis recibió un millón cien mil dólares que serán depositados en un fondo para necesidades especiales. El obispo diocesano Ian Douglas dijo que existen muy buenas relaciones con los musulmanes y que juntos “trabajaremos por la paz y la convivencia”.En varias partes del mundo se han elevado oraciones por la paz en el Medio Oriente y en especial por la seguridad de los cristianos. Uno de esos grupos tuvo lugar en la Plaza de los Dos Congresos en Buenos Aires. La comunidad cristiana en el Medio Oriente ha sufrido discriminación, hambre y torturas que en algunos casos han llegado hasta la muerte.Un reciente informe dice que sólo el 1 por ciento de las noticias en inglés que se reportan en Estados Unidos tienen que ver con la comunidad hispana y de ahí el 67 por ciento trata de crímenes, violencia y problemas de la inmigración. El informe sugiere que el pueblo norteamericano debe estar mejor informado para bien de todos.El recién terminado sínodo de obispos en el Vaticano no aprobó una resolución que hubiera dado “mayor aceptación a los homosexuales y a los católicos divorciados”. La resolución no fue aprobada por estrecho margen.El sínodo tuvo la Familia como su principal agenda. Al final del evento el papa Francisco recibió una gran ovación por todos los presentes. “Estos temas son muy delicados y seguiremos estudiándolos en el futuro”, dice una nota de prensa. El sínodo se reunirá el año que viene con una agenda similar.Las encuestas en Venezuela revelan que la popularidad del presidente Nicolás Maduro sigue en declive pese a los esfuerzos por mejorar la economía y controlar la violencia. En un gesto para apuntalar su gobierno Maduro ha anunciado que a partir de enero los miembros de las fuerzas armadas recibirán un aumento de 45 por ciento. El año pasado este mismo grupo recibió un aumento de 60 por ciento. Según economistas del sector privado, la inflación en Venezuela será del 75 por ciento para fines de año.La policía de Haití sigue patrullando la residencia del ex presidente y ex sacerdote Jean-Bertrand Aristide que está acusado de corrupción, tráfico de drogas y lavado de dinero. “El presidente Aristide nos ama y por eso debemos protegerle de los que quieren perseguirlo”, dijo Juste Wuilson Jean, uno de los líderes del movimiento que protege al ex mandatario desde la calle frente a su casa donde se congregan grupos de simpatizantes.El Servicio de Guardacostas informa que desde el 1 de enero de este año el número de balseros procedentes de Cuba ha llegado a la cifra de 2,059. Muchos han perecido en su intento en las aguas del Estrecho de la Florida.VERDAD. La vida sin libertad no es vida. 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LAS BOMBAS ATÓMICAS DE TODOS LOS PAÍSES DEBERÍAN SER MANDADAS EN UNA NAVE ESPACIAL Y DETONARLAS A AÑOS LUZ DE LA TIERRA. DEBEMOS AMARNOS COMO HERMANOS Y JUNTOS CUIDAR DE ESTE HERMOSO PLANETA. PARAFRASEANDO AL PERIODISTA CHILENO-VENEZOLANO WALTER MARTÍNEZ DEBEMOS CUIDAR NUESTRA QUERIDA, CONTAMINADA Y ÚNICA NAVE ESPACIAL…BENDICIONES A TODOS Y TODAS LAS QUE FORMAMOS PARTE DE NUESTRA AMADA IGLESIA EPISCOPAL. QUE DIOS SIGA BENDCIENDO A NUESTRAS EPISCOPAS Y EPISCOPOS, AL CLERO Y A TODOS LOS FIELES.BENDICIONES DESDE CARACAS-VENEZUELA.EN CRISTO JESÚS.ATENTAMENTEREV. DIÁC. JOSÉ GREGORIO GONZÁLEZMISIÓN SAN ANDRÉSLOS MAGALLANES DE CATIA-CARACAS, VENEZUELAIGLESIA EPISCOPAL DE VENEZUELA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL JOSE GREGORIO GONZALEZ says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El obispo de California representa a la Iglesia en la firma del acuerdo sobre el clima Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Por Lynette Wilson Posted Apr 25, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 El secretario de Estado de EE.UU. John Kerry, cargado con su nieta, firma el Acuerdo de París el 22 de abril. Kerry se contó entre los 175 líderes mundiales que firmaron el histórico acuerdo sobre el clima en una ceremonia que coincidía con la 46º. celebración del Día de la Tierra. Foto de las Naciones Unidas[Episcopal News Service] Entre los cientos de personas presentes en la sede de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York el 22 de abril, para la histórica firma del primer acuerdo global sobre el cambio climático, el obispo episcopal Marc Andrus, con camisa clerical púrpura y alzacuello, se destacó como el único líder religioso visible.“Estuve allí como testigo”, dijo Andrus, añadiendo que él no pudo identificar a ninguna otra persona “obviamente” religiosa en la multitud y que no reconocieron a nadie como representante de la comunidad de la fe. “Yo era el único, y había centenares de personas, y en consecuencia lo aprecio. Luego me encontré con la gratitud, personas que me decían ‘estoy muy feliz de que la Iglesia esté aquí’.“Me cuide de presentarme y decir: estoy aquí en representación de la Iglesia Episcopal y del obispo primado Michael Curry, y honrado de asociarme con ustedes y estamos a la búsqueda de medios para apoyar esta labor”, dijo él durante un entrevista con episcopal News Service el 23 de abril cuando ya estaba de regreso en California. Andrus habló después de un oficio de EcoConfirmación, donde los participantes reiteraron su promesa bautismal de “amar las maravillosas obras de Dios, y proteger la belleza e integridad de toda la creación”.El obispo de California Bishop Marc Andrus se dispone a entrar en la sede de las Naciones Unidas el 22 de abril para presenciar la firma del histórico acuerdo del clima de París. Foto de Lynnaia Main.Andrus, que ha sido durante mucho tiempo un defensor del ambientalismo, representó a Curry a la Iglesia Episcopal el Día de la Tierra en la firma del Acuerdo de París a invitación de Ban Ki-moon, secretario general de la ONU. Él también fue parte de una delegación episcopal en diciembre pasado que representó al Obispo Primado y a la Iglesia en la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, conocida como COP21, en la cual 196 partes crearon el acuerdo que establece un decremento en las emisiones de carbono y un límite al calentamiento global de 2 grados Celsius.“En la COP21 contrajimos un compromiso con la Tierra y esto nunca ha sucedido en la historia humana; esencialmente, que todos los países de la Tierra digan que estamos comprometidos con su bienestar”, afirmó Andrus, añadiendo que las naciones no lo habrían hecho sin el respaldo de la “opinión pública”.El acuerdo de París representa el primer tratado internacional vinculante en 20 años de conversaciones sobre el clima en las Naciones Unidas. La firma del 22 de abril por 175 líderes mundiales —en representación del mayor número de países que jamás haya firmado un acuerdo internacional en un solo día— es el primer paso para que las naciones individuales adopten el acuerdo y se convierta en ley internacional.“La asistencia del obispo Marc a la ceremonia de la firma del Acuerdo de París sobre el Cambio Climático resulta muy elocuente. Le hace patente a los gobiernos, a las Naciones Unidas y a la sociedad civil que la Iglesia Episcopal estuvo allí con ellos, visiblemente presente y brindando su apoyo como un asociado de carácter religioso en este evento histórico”, dijo Lynnaia Main, encargada de relaciones globales de la Iglesia Episcopal y su enlace con las Naciones Unidas.“Así como los episcopales oraron y alentaron a los negociadores en la COP21 mientras forjaban el acuerdo, la presencia del obispo Marc demostró que nuestra Iglesia — en la firma efectiva del acuerdo— continuaba andando en la fe junto a los gobiernos y la sociedad civil. Esto prepara el terreno para nuestra asociación en la próxima fase, la puesta en vigor del acuerdo en el ámbito nacional. Necesitaremos alentar a nuestros líderes nacionales y poner la fe en acción en nuestras iglesias y diócesis. Le damos las gracias al obispo Marc por representar fielmente a nuestra iglesia en las Naciones Unidas”, dijo Main.Los episcopales se unieron a activistas y defensores del clima y a organizaciones no gubernamentales en reclamar un firme acuerdo para reducir las emisiones de efecto invernadero en las conversaciones sobre el clima en París.“Las organizaciones religiosas de todo el mundo, entre ellas la Iglesia Episcopal, presionaron a favor de un firme acuerdo sobre el clima en la COP21 en diciembre pasado”, dijo Jayce Hafner, la analista de política nacional de la Iglesia Episcopal que trabaja en la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia con sede en Washington, D.C.“El acuerdo que surgió en París fue un entusiasta primer paso hacia la reducción internacional de emisiones de carbono, no obstante, queda todavía mucho por hacer para prevenir efectivamente los peores impactos del cambio climático. Ahora que contamos con una robusta coalición internacional de apoyo para abordar nuestro clima cambiante, todos debemos redoblar ambiciosamente nuestros empeños en el ámbito nacional apara reducir las emisiones de gas de efecto invernadero, y la Iglesia Episcopal tiene un importante papel que desempeñar”, afirmó ella.Por ejemplo, las congregaciones pueden mejorar la eficiencia energética dentro de sus parroquias y abastecerse de energía del sector renovable; los feligreses pueden abogar por normas estatales y locales que promuevan la energía limpia y sostenible y la agricultura local; y los maestros de la escuela dominical pueden llevar los niños afuera y ayudarles a experimentar la alegría de conectarse con la naturaleza, dijo Hafner.“Todos podemos trabajar para apoyar, fortalecer e implementar el Acuerdo de París”.El acuerdo dice que se cumplirá en el nivel subnacional por las entidades subnacionales, apuntó Andrus, quien citó la ciudad de Estocolmo y el estado de California, como dos buenos ejemplos de lugares que han avanzado mucho en la senda de convertirse en zonas neutrales en lo que respecta a las emisiones de carbono.“El acuerdo de París es realmente acerca del carbono y eso es en verdad significa un completo cambio de vida”, dijo él, refiriéndose a las palabras del ministro de Medioambiente de Marruecos que habló durante la firma [del acuerdo] el 22 de abril sobre una nueva civilización basada en la interconexión, así como las del actor y activista del clima Leonardo DiCaprio, quien se refirió al cambio climático como la “crisis definitoria de nuestro tiempo” y [afirmó] la necesidad de dejar los combustibles fósiles en el suelo para salvar el planeta.“El objetivo es una revolución total en la manera en que vivimos nuestras vidas”, dijo Andrus, añadiendo que muchas iglesias episcopales están encaminadas. “Todo lo que hacemos es desarrollar prósperas economías locales —como cuando le damos cabida a los mercados campesinos, cuando tomamos decisiones como la de comprar café orgánico en un comercio equitativo, cuando conseguimos las cosas en la localidad, cuando reemplazamos las gramas europeas con plantas nativas, cuando instalamos paneles solares, cuando hacemos nuestros calefactores más eficientes— todas estas cosas son realmente pasos sustanciales hacia un cambio total de vida”.La obra de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre el cambio climático está orientada por la Quinta Marca de la Misión, “Luchar por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida en la Tierra” y se manifiesta a través de su apoyo a programas y ministerios y sus empeños de promoción social.En julio, la Convención General aprobó una legislación para crear un equipo de trabajo sobre el cambio climático, el cual proporcionará materiales que las parroquias puedan usar para tornar “verdes” sus iglesias y educar a los miembros en lo que pueden hacer para abordar el cambio climático en sus vidas cotidianas.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Their move follows the announcement by the Norwegian Government Pension Fund that they are also supporting the resolution, which now has the backing of investment funds managing more than US$8 trillion in total assets.The resolution, co-filed with the New York State Common Retirement Fund, calls on the company to “publish an annual assessment of long term portfolio impacts of public climate change policies.” It says that the assessment “should analyze the impacts on ExxonMobil’s oil and gas reserves and resources under a scenario in which reduction in demand results from carbon restrictions and related rules or commitments adopted by governments consistent with the globally agreed upon two-degree target.”In its supporting statement to shareholders, the proposers of the motion say that ExxonMobil’s assertion that “an artificial capping of carbon-based fuels to levels in the ‘low carbon scenario’ . . . is highly unlikely’” and that it didn’t test its portfolio against a two-degree scenario; was contrary to the position taken by other energy companies. “ExxonMobil’s peers, Shell, B.P., and Statoil have recognized the importance of assessing the impacts of these scenarios by endorsing the ‘Strategic Resilience for 2035 and beyond’ resolutions that received almost unanimous investor support in 2015,” they say.“BHP Billiton now publishes a ‘Climate Change: Portfolio Analysis’ evaluating its assets against two-degree scenarios, and ConocoPhillips states that it stress tests its portfolio against two-degree scenarios. More recently, 10 major oil and gas companies have announced that they will support the implementation of clear stable policy frameworks consistent with a two-degree future.”The target of capping global temperature rises to two degrees Celsius was agreed by world leaders at the U.N.’s COP21 climate change talks in Paris last year.Despite this, the company continues to oppose the motion. They had attempted to remove the resolution from the agenda of the annual shareholders meeting; but the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the move. Now, the company have written to shareholders, urging them to oppose the motion, saying: “ExxonMobil believes that producing our existing hydrocarbon resources is essential to meeting growing global energy demand. We enable consumers – especially those in the least-developed and most-vulnerable economies – to pursue higher living standards and greater economic opportunity.“We believe all economic energy sources will be necessary to meet growing demand, and the transition of the energy system to lower carbon sources will take many decades due to its enormous scale, capital intensity and complexity. As such, we believe that none of our proven hydrocarbon reserves are, or will become, stranded.”Today, it emerged that more than 1,000 professors from 400 universities in 20 countries, under the banner Positive Investment, are urging shareholders in ExxonMobil to pass it, and several other shareholder resolutions on climate change.One member of the group, Natalie Jones, told Varsity newspaper “there is a large amount of financial risk in [the company’s] current strategy due to the so-called ‘carbon bubble’ caused by un-burnable fossil fuel assets”.She argued that it was in the financial interests of investors to back the proposals. “The upcoming votes are a crucial opportunity to set these companies on the right track, and it’s important not to waste this chance,” she said. “Although there are AGMs every year, and shareholders can subsequently improve upon the resolutions which will hopefully be passed this year, the sooner we tackle climate change the better it will be for all of us.”Edward Mason, the Church Commissioners’ head of responsible investment, said: “With declarations of support for this resolution now in from investors with over $8 trillion in assets, and the backing of both main proxy voting advisors, it is clear that our concerns about Exxon’s approach to climate risk are very widely shared.“We hope that this vote will be the moment when shareholders give an unequivocal signal that, following the Paris Agreement, the time for climate risk reporting has arrived.”The resolution will be put before ExxonMobil’s AGM on May 25. 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