Rapidísimas

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rapidísimas The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID center_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Por Onell A. SotoPosted Sep 25, 2012 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR El proceso electoral en Estados Unidos está llegando a su fin, a Dios gracias. Las discusiones están a la orden del día, las encuestas suben y bajan, las acusaciones mutuas van y vienen, y la paciencia se le está acabando al ciudadano común. Se gastan millones en anuncios por todos los medios y muchos no saben cómo llevar alimentos a la mesa familiar. “Las ideas políticas se han llevado al plano personal y corremos el riesgo de perder a queridos amigos” dice un comentarista. Señor, ten piedad.Arnoldo Torres, distinguido analista político de Sacramento, California y uno de los redactores principales de la legislación de la amnistía en 1986, dijo después de escuchar a ambos candidatos presidenciales: “Yo les digo a los hispanos, no crean en ninguna reforma inmigratoria integral de los candidatos a la presidencia de Estados Unidos”. Así están las cosas.En Venezuela varias iglesias pentecostales del oriente del país se han reunido para celebrar “una jornada de clamor por una mejor Venezuela” con vista a las próximas elecciones. El pastor Rubén Cedeño dijo que “la crisis económica y la inseguridad” son parte de nuestras preocupaciones”. En Caracas el candidato de la Mesa de la Unidad Democrática, Henrique Capriles Radonski,  se reunió con el Consejo Evangélico de Venezuela para “estrechar ideas en torno al diálogo y a la palabra de reconciliación y la paz en el país”.El candidato republicano Mitt Romney ha intentado minimizar sus declaraciones en el sentido de que el 47% de los estadounidenses “se creen víctimas” y con derecho a recibir amplios apoyos del gobierno. Sólo se excusó diciendo que sus opiniones no fueron “planteadas con elegancia” y que las hizo “de improviso”. Sus palabras han enfurecido a la comunidad hispana.Mairelys Cuevas Gómez, de 27 años, destacada periodista cubana del diario oficialista Granma pidió asilo político en Estados Unidos la semana pasada en un viaje a México. Era la encargada de aprobar la edición final del periódico. Según informes su novio está fuera de Cuba por lo que al parecer pudo más el amor que la ideología.Medios de prensa han informado que la profesora de Harvard, Karen King, ha encontrado un fragmento de papiro el siglo IV que indicaba que Jesús tuvo esposa durante su ministerio terrenal. La mayoría de los eruditos bíblicos que han examinado el documento concluyen “provisionalmente” que no se puede afirmar tal hecho con tan poca evidencia.Un informe de Cáritas Católica de España señala que “el país tiene una sociedad más pobre, más desigual y más injusta” que antes. La red de Acogida y Atención Primaria de la organización es un servicio de ayuda cercana y urgente a las personas más vulnerables por parte de Cáritas. La ayuda se da a través de las parroquias, donde es la propia comunidad la que ofrece una respuesta ágil, directa y fraterna a quienes padecen los peores efectos de la crisis.El matutino madrileño El País dice en un titular “la violencia religiosa parece adueñarse  del norte de  Nigeria”. El periódico señala que la secta islamista Boko Haram ha emprendido una guerra contra los cristianos que en este año suman 560 muertos. El ataque más reciente ocurrió en la ciudad de Zaria donde dos carros bombas mataron a 19 personas. frente a una iglesia. Como represalia grupos de cristianos salieron armados de cuchillos y palos y dieron muerte a 52 musulmanes en el estado de Kaduna. El norte del país es pobre y musulmán y en el sur, con riquezas petrolíferas, se concentra la mayoría cristiana. El estado de Kaduna sirve como “frontera virtual” entre el norte y el sur.Bob Horrocks, 55, clérigo anglicano de Bolton, Inglaterra, se ha dejado retratar por la prensa en una playa nudista sentado y usando una Biblia como escudo. Dijo a los reporteros que había buscado en la Biblia y “sólo encontré cosas positivas. No hay ninguna condena respecto al estar desnudo”. En Río de Janeiro varios pastores se han bronceado en playas nudistas. Uno de ellos dijo “el pecado no está en el cuerpo desnudo sino en la malicia de la gente”.  Una pastora pentecostal de 48 años dijo “me encanta el respeto y la pureza, que encuentro al estar al natural, vivo un contacto pleno con el Señor”.La junta de gobierno del Consejo Nacional de Iglesias de Estados Unidos ha aprobado un plan de redefinición y reestructuración que incluye una “nueva estructura organizacional y la implantación de una nueva estrategia que la lleve a cabo”.VERDAD.  Es un arte poder hablar sin decir nada Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury’s ecumenical Easter letter

first_imgArchbishop of Canterbury’s ecumenical Easter letter Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Apr 21, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Archbishop of Canterbury, April 24, 2014 at 10:53 am “Some of us live in a relatively safe place and a comfortable context, but all of us are duty bound as Christians to pray for our sisters and brothers, who are living in exposed and threatening conditions on a daily basis. They need the assurance that they are not alone and will not be forgotten. They will need our continuing support in whatever ways possible. They will need our friendship and hospitality. Our own insecurities and concerns set alongside the plight of our Christian brothers and sisters will strengthen the realisation that we need each other.”Is this code for “don’t advance marriage equality, because other provinces dislike it”? Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments (2) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY April 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm The most interesting aspect of this story, it seems to me, is the identity of the “heads of other churches” whom the archbishop addressed – and the story tells us none of them! Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ecumenical & Interreligious, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Christopher L. Webber says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Lambeth Palace press release] “I pray that our Christian hope and the joy of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will heal relationships between individuals, communities and nations,” Archbishop Justin Welby says in his Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world.The full text of the letter is published below:“Looking at the world during these times of growing conflict and the challenges of a changing context, we are acutely aware of a sense of helplessness. In South Sudan outbreaks of violence are displacing thousands of people. UNICEF noted recently that the emergency in the world’s newest nation, where nearly 900,000 people have already been forced from their homes, risks becoming overwhelming. Natural disasters as well as the risks in day-to-day survival in Asia’s megacities are hitting the poorest children hardest. A new report published by the International Institute for Environment & Development and the children’s charity Plan International reveals that street and slum children are the most vulnerable to environmental hazards, climate change and natural disasters.“We are aware of the continuing traumatic experiences of Christians and other suffering people, particularly in the Middle East. Religious freedom is being curbed in many parts of the world and human rights trampled upon. And the Ukraine is likely to remain an area of tension for some time to come.“Against all this, as Christians we take courage from the victory won in the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The letter to the Ephesians reminds us that although the world is divided and unjust, God has not abandoned it, nor ever will. God has given Christ all dominion, power and authority and has through Christ raised and made us his co-workers. Christ represents the fullness of the church and he is our peace. Through him dividing walls of hostility between people are broken down. Through him there is a new humanity, a new reality. With him we will be knitted together into one body. Principalities and powers of this world will be called to reason and obedience to God, not in a struggle for power but for truth.“Some of us live in a relatively safe place and a comfortable context, but all of us are duty bound as Christians to pray for our sisters and brothers, who are living in exposed and threatening conditions on a daily basis. They need the assurance that they are not alone and will not be forgotten. They will need our continuing support in whatever ways possible. They will need our friendship and hospitality. Our own insecurities and concerns set alongside the plight of our Christian brothers and sisters will strengthen the realisation that we need each other.“The friendship into which we are called with God and with one another is radical in that God incarnate in Jesus is our friend and brother, sharing his purpose with us and drawing those who choose to follow into an intimate bond with himself and so with each other. God’s kingdom is global. We need to make whatever efforts we can to think and live in this global awareness of friendship, offering hospitality and love in its manifold forms for Christ’s sake.“The Good News is that we are embraced by God in the risen Christ as friends in his kingdom; we are grafted into the stem, intimately joined with the Source of our being and raised to new life in Christ. I pray therefore that our Christian hope and the joy of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will heal relationships between individuals, communities and nations, banish fear, overcome suffering and broker peace, that the dawn may come.“It is in this spirit that I greet you and close this Easter letter with a doxology and an ascription of praise.“‘Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.’” Submit a Press Release Holy Week/Easter Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion, Tags 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Jeremy Bates says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Video: Pakistan’s Christians: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

first_img Comments (3) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Video Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC 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 Julian Malakar says: September 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm It is sad to say that so much blood has been flown around the world since September 11, 2001 till today by the name of Islam and there is no sign to stop. After so many innocent souls have been lost prematurely does it make sense to say Islam is religion of Peace and point finger too few terrorists responsible for such huge crime against humanity by the name of Islam and majority Muslims are innocent? Muslim’s holy book the Quran says in Surah 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled”.In Surah 9:73 the Quran says “O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination”. There are many more Sutras in Quran that speaks hates against Christian, Jews and non-Muslims. It is unlike Christ’s overall teaching that love your neighbor as yourself. Are ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko-Haram etc. violating the Quran, Hadith and the Sharia?To get permanent solution for peace we must know the truth and find path accordingly to set us free from evils’ claw as Christ taught us to do. May Almighty God open up hearts and minds of people who prosecute His holy people! September 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm It is sad to say that so much blood has been flown around the world since September 11, 2001 till today by the name of Islam and there is no sign to stop. After so many innocent souls have been lost prematurely does it make sense to say Islam is religion of Peace and point finger to few terrorists responsible for such huge crime against humanity by the name of Islam and majority Muslims are innocent? Muslim’s holy book the Quran says in Surah 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled”.In Surah 9:73 the Quran says “O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination”. There are many more Sutras in Quran that speaks hates against Christian, Jews and non-Muslims. It is unlike Christ’s overall teaching that love your neighbor as yourself. Are ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko-Haram etc. violating the Quran, Hadith and the Sharia?To get permanent solution for peace we must know the truth and find path accordingly to set us free from evils’ claw as Christ taught us to do. May Almighty God open up hearts and minds of people who prosecute His holy people! An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 [Episcopal News Service] One year ago today (on Sept. 22, 2013) two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of the Diocese of Raiwind, moderator of the Church of Pakistan, spoke with Episcopal News Service shortly after that tragic day, saying that despite years of intense persecution from religious extremists, the Christian population in Pakistan is resilient and growing in numbers. “Nothing will dampen our spirits. Bombing, murder, burning, shooting will not dampen our spirits and our commitment to Jesus Christ,” he says.This video was first published on Nov. 19, 2013.Azariah briefed the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops on Sept. 19 about the life of his church in a country where Christians account for 1.5 percent of the 189 million Pakistanis.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has issued a statement on this first anniversary of the suicide bombings at All Saints Church, Peshawar, Pakistan. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events By Matthew DaviesPosted Sep 22, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Featured Jobs & Calls Catherine Cheek says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY September 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm Our parish (Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio USA) has been focusing on the persecution of Christians in the last few weeks. And I often ask myself, “Is my faith strong enough to withstand the persecution that Christians are experiencing all over the world?” I wonder about these amazing people, who laid down their lives for our Lord Jesus Christ. These persecuted faithful are our modern-day martyrs. Most of whom will never be listed on a church calender, or in such books as “Holy Women, Holy Men, but are still like many of our saints. I pray to God that my faith could be, at least, a fraction of the strength of the people like Archbishop Azariah, and All Saints Church. Our brothers and sisters in Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq are pillars of faith. We have to admire these amazing people for the depth of their faith, and pray for them. They are fantastic role models for Christians everywhere.Our rector and parish are very involved with Ecumenical and Interfaith affairs. We gather with Muslims, Jews, and other Christians for the opportunity for understanding each other and fellowship. Being the case, I have to state this. Groups like the Islamic State and AL Qaida are not a part of the real religion of Islam. I studied Islam for seven years and practiced Islam for twelve years, before returning home to the Episcopal faith. During some of those years I lived in Amman, Jordan. To this day, I have never met any terrorists. Those who persecute non-Muslims are not Islamic. They are violating the Qur’an, Hadiths, and the Sharia. Sadly, the media generalizes these fanatics as representatives of what is actually a religion of peace. I write about this frequently, because Islam is not an evil religion. It is one of the Abrahamic faiths whose moral teachings and ancestry is very similar to our own faith. I think it is important to stress this, because of the Anti-Islamic attitude that has become popular with many in the West. Muslims are not the only religion that is guilty of persecution. This has happened at the hands of Christianity and other faiths, as well. Maybe this is a factor of human nature, to destroy anything with which we don’t understand. The worst part of all of this is the fact that the persecutors justify their horrible actions, by claiming they are doing so, “In the Name If God.” Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Video: Pakistan’s Christians: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Julian Malakar says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Asia, Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Secretary general urges greater awareness of Anglican Communion’s global reach

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Secretary general urges greater awareness of Anglican Communion’s global reach Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC 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 Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Josiah Idowu-Fearon has urged Anglicans to “become more aware of the Communion’s life.” Speaking to ordinands on the South West Ministry Training Scheme, in the English city of Exeter on July 14, Idowu-Fearon suggested that many people in the Church of England do not know that they are part of the Anglican Communion. He said that being in the Anglican Communion was “a way of being that was at the same time worldwide in perspective yet able to affect how individual lives are lived.”Read the full article here. Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Jul 16, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

‘Connecting the dots’ between faith and climate change

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Religion News Service] Tackling issues like climate change or protecting the environment often requires a lot of boring, behind-the-scenes work, far from the spotlight.But sometimes you have to let your light shine, said the Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy, president of Interfaith Power & Light.For California faith communities, that means taking a public role in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week (Sept. 12-14), offering an interfaith service and faith-based workshops among other events.The three-day summit, co-chaired by Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has drawn international and local government, business, science and nonprofit leaders. Hendershot Guy said it is important for the faith community to show up as well.“Every major faith tradition calls us to care for the Earth,” she said. “And every major faith tradition calls us to care for our neighbors and those who are most vulnerable. And climate change impacts both of those.”The summit has been a chance for these congregations to raise the profile of their faith efforts.“There are a lot of people beginning to connect the dots between faith, the environment, climate change,” said the Rev. Ambrose Carroll, co-founder of Green the Church, a campaign to motivate environmental action in the African-American church community.For many congregations, the environmental focus is nothing new. Many local houses of worship have community gardens or encourage members to write letters to the editor of their local newspaper. An Interfaith Power & Light program called Cool Congregations helps congregations reduce their carbon footprint while saving money.Some faith leaders have taken time to call or meet with local policy makers — an important step, said Hendershot Guy. “We can all change a light bulb,” she said. “But at the end of the day we need the right policies in place in order to get where we need to go as quickly as we need to get there.”Recently a number of faith-based organizations backed a new California law, signed by Brown this week, that requires the state to get all its power from renewable sources by 2045.Bishop Marc Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California said his denomination has been working on corporate and individual action. The Episcopal Church remains committed to the Paris climate accord, even though President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement. The denomination has also passed a number of resolutions focused on creation care.The resolutions include encouraging churches to serve and promote locally grown food, promoting energy and water efficiency and advocating for ocean health through public policy advocacy.Keeping those resolutions, Andrus said, is easier said than done, which is why the church is helping create an app to assist people with keeping their commitments.The app, Sustaining Earth, Our Island Home, will help people make five changes in their life and then tracks their progress. The app is expected to go live in January.Kristin Barker, co-founder of One Earth Sangha, which brings practices from the Buddhist tradition to ecological issues, said it’s important to personally commit to the Paris agreement and not wait for the government to enforce regulations.But she also acknowledges the difficulties of living a sustainable life and wants others to feel they can acknowledge it too.“This is hard. It takes me longer to get to work when I have to take a bus. Or, I really miss eating hamburgers,” she said.Andrus said many faith-based groups are working on sustainability and environmental justice is very large. But they seem to be flying under the radar.“Many of them don’t know about each other,” Andrus said. “And the larger body of the church and the general public don’t know about them either.”Both Andrus and Hendershot Guy are working to organize and support these communities through interfaith events at the summit.“It’s one planet and it’s one people,” Andrus said. “We inspire each other, we learn from each other.”Lately some faith groups in California have found themselves at odds when it comes to environmental issues.A local environmental coalition called STAND-LA — which includes faith-based groups — is working to shut down the the Murphy oil drilling site in Los Angeles, arguing that its wells pose a danger to the community. It is one of two such sites located on property owned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.“We stand with the archdiocese when it comes to immigration reform. We stand with the archdiocese on several other social issues,” said the Rev. Kelvin Sauls, faith community organizer for STAND-LA. “On some we disagree.”The land was donated to the archdiocese in the 1950s by descendants of Edward L. Doheny, one of Los Angeles’ early oil barons, according to the Los Angeles Times. AllenCo Energy bought the oil production facility on the site in 2009.AllenCo voluntarily suspended oil production in 2013 after public opposition. An investigation led to more than $99,000 in fines, according to the Times.The site has remained closed. But AllenCo officials have discussed reopening it.STAND-LA and other south LA residents want the diocese to help shut the site down permanently. Last year, Sauls sent a letter to Archbishop José H. Gomez asking for a meeting. The letter cited Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology.“We also see it as a tremendous opportunity to transition to a more sustainable economy that will create jobs for local residents, income for local institutions, and ensure a healthy community for our children and future generations,” the letter read. “We believe the Los Angeles Archdiocese can play a transformational and catalytic role in this transition.”Gabriela Garcia, who lives near the AllenCo drilling site, has been part of grassroots efforts for several years. She said the efforts came together when neighbors started asking one another about strange odors and whether their children were also getting nosebleeds.She also spoke during a rally at the Murphy site on Saturday (Sept. 8). Acknowledging that the issue is complex, Garcia said nonetheless that the archdiocese has a responsibility to shut down the site.“We know that that would be the best outcome for our community and for the health of our community,” Garcia said.In an email statement, the archdiocese told Religion News Service that it “does not have the right to shut down the site.”“That said we are working with the City and AllenCo to find an alternative use for the site that is in the best interest of the community, royalty holders and all other stake-holders,” the statement continued.The rally also promoted legislation for a 2,500-foot buffer between extraction sites and homes, said Niki Wong, director of policy and organizing at Redeemer Community Partnership, a local faith group.Wong knows these rallies can make a difference.In August, the faith-based group learned the owners of a drill site on Jefferson Boulevard would be shutting that facility down in the face of neighborhood opposition.Now the nonprofit is working to make sure the closure and cleanup are done in a timely manner and that it isn’t left as an “orphan well,” abandoned by the company.Then, she said, it’ll be up to the community to decide what to do with the land next. She’s heard people talking about a skate park, library or park.“Right now this site is awful. It’s a facility that repels people from their homes,” Wong said. “It’d be so beautiful to see it transform into a park that gathers people together.” Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Environment & Climate Change Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Sep 14, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Juez de la Corte Suprema del estado de Nueva York…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [13 de marzo de 2019] Un juez de la Corte Suprema del estado de Nueva York desestimó hoy sustancialmente todas las reclamaciones en una demanda contra la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera (DFMS), el nombre corporativo de La Iglesia Episcopal, presentada por el Obispo Stacy, que fue destituido de su puesto como director de operaciones en abril de 2016.La demanda de Sauls contra la DFMS y un número no especificado de acusados ​​no identificados asociados con la iglesia, afirmaba que la decisión de la iglesia de reemplazarlo como jefe de operaciones violó el contrato de Sauls, dañó su reputación y le dificultó encontrar un trabajo en otro lugar en la iglesia.El juez Paul A. Goetz descubrió que el contrato de Sauls no se violó porque él era un “empleado a voluntad” y que “nada en el manual [DFMS] limita el derecho de los demandados a rescindir el empleo del demandante por cualquier motivo”.Goetz desestimó la demanda de difamación porque el plazo de prescripción de un año había caducado. Sauls argumentó que el estatuto fue reactivado por la re- publicación de material presuntamente difamatorio. Sin embargo, Goetz dijo que las reclamaciones más recientes no cumplían con el estándar de reedición porque no identificaban “las palabras particulares de que se quejaba ni especificaba ´el tiempo, la forma y la persona a quien se hacía la publicación´, ni identificaba a la persona que lo hizo”.Al desestimar la demanda de que la DFMS había interferido con las perspectivas de empleo de Sauls, Goetz escribió: “No hay ninguna alegación de que los acusados ​​fueran conscientes de que el demandante había buscado estas oportunidades de empleo o que habían interferido intencionalmente en estas oportunidades”.El juez también desestimó la reclamación de Sauls de indemnización por los honorarios legales relacionados con la demanda que presentó contra DFMS. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Juez de la Corte Suprema del estado de Nueva York desestima la demanda del obispo Sauls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Posted Mar 13, 2019 last_img read more

Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright releases statement on killing of Rayshard…

first_img [Diocese of Atlanta] The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, issued the following statement in response to the killing on June 12 of Rayshard Brooks by police in Atlanta, Georgia.Like you, I am grieving yet another black man being killed by the police. Tragically, this time it has happened in our midst in Atlanta.We commend Rayshard Brooks’ soul to the loving mercy of our God and his body to the earth. But we also commend his memory and unnecessary death to the conscience of every Georgian, every American, every follower of Jesus and every justice seeker.For those who dismiss the call for reform in our policing as mere politics, exactly how high does the stack of bodies need to pile up before you lend your voice and strength for change?From the founding of our country we have had a white supremacy problem.In this tragic incident, this founding flaw has been revealed again. What looks like the behavior of two police officers is actually a system producing what it was designed to produce, the denial of dignity and safety to black and brown people, specifically black men.My heart breaks with every telling and retelling of the unjust killing of our nation’s Black citizens. My heart has been broken time and time again in this way since I can remember.I do not condone violence by the police or protesters because I am a prisoner of God’s hope, because Jesus is the Lord of my life. And, I do not condone property damage for the cause of protest because it gives critics a means to diminish legitimate concerns.  But I am, like so many, at my wits end.When we are killed like dogs in the street, we are told to be patient and that justice will prevail except, justice in these instances, has been the exception and not the rule. People of every race and good will have been told that our eyes are lying when we see murder, or that the person deserved to die because they had a past. So in this case as in the murders of Ahmaud Aubrey, George Floyd, and now Rayshard Brooks we will wait breathing shallow breaths to see if in Georgia and Minnesota we will deviate from our well-worn American pattern.I stand with all law enforcement who protect and serve the dignity, safety, and rights of all people. I echo Mayor Lance-Bottoms words, “we can do better than this in Atlanta” and commit myself to the hard work of helping Atlanta and our nation to reimagine policing.And, I pray that the blood of Ahmaud Aubrey, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks has not been spilled in vain. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Louisiana Bishop Morris Thompson to retire in November 2022

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Bishop Elections Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Mar 16, 2021 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service 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 Tampa, FL Louisiana Bishop Morris Thompson to retire in November 2022 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Diocese of Louisiana] Louisiana Bishop Morris Thompson issued the following letter to his diocese on March 13 announcing his intention to retire in November 2022.Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Sisters and Brothers, I write to you in the 11th year of my consecration to the Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana to inform you of my intention to retire in November 2022.  You may wonder why I am stating this so far in advance.  In order for a smooth transition, the office of Orderly Transitions of the Presiding Bishop asks that an appropriate time be given to the process of election and seating of a new bishop.  The suggested time is 18-20 months.  This time frame will allow for Diocesan-wide discernment for your next bishop. Information regarding this process will be forthcoming.This is not a goodbye notice, rather one of preparation.  I am still your Bishop and have many more months to continue our walk in ministry.  Work goes on as usual until my last day.  I look forward to the days ahead with you.Over the past year, Rebecca and I have spoken frequently about retirement and what that looks like for us.  We look forward to being active grandparents and staying close to the service in which God leads us.  We love the good people of Louisiana with all the diversity from every corner of the Diocese and we look forward to seeing what is next for you.The Diocese of Louisiana is filled with exceptional lay and clerical leadership.  Your devotion to service and your love of the Lord is your strength.  The Diocese of Louisiana will be attractive to any candidate. May God continue to bless us and give us the strength to follow God’s will.I am as alwaysYour servant in Christ,The Rt. Rev. Morris K. 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Presiding Bishop sends letter of solidarity to El Salvador’s Anglican-Episcopal…

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Advocacy Peace & Justice, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing By Lynette Wilson Posted May 28, 2021 Latin America, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Presiding Bishop sends letter of solidarity to El Salvador’s Anglican-Episcopal Church amid the country’s political unrest Expresses continued support for Cristosal’s human rights work Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 2, people hold signs reading “Respect for the constitution,” as they protest against the Salvadoran General Assembly’s removal of Supreme Court magistrates and the attorney general. Photo: Jose Cabezas/REUTERS[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry sent a letter expressing The Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Anglican-Episcopal Church in El Salvador as political unrest, fueled by President Nayib Bukele’s continued consolidation of power, threatens democracy and rule of law in the Central American country.“As you gather together for your first in-person diocesan convention since COVID-19 began, I write to assure you that we in The Episcopal Church are holding all of you in prayer, giving thanks to God for you all and the opportunity you have to be with one another again. We have a long and deep history of relationship with your diocese, grounded in our love of God and each other,” Curry wrote in the May 26 letter, timed for delivery with the diocese’s convention this weekend in San Salvador, the capital.“It is in the spirit of this deep relationship that we stand in solidarity with you during this time of both global health pandemic and the challenges of working for peace and human rights. Indeed, we have long been inspired by the ways that the Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana de El Salvador has been a champion of human rights,” he said.El Salvador’s legislative assembly voted earlier this month to remove the five magistrates of the country’s Constitutional Court, a chamber of the Supreme Court, as well as its attorney general, furthering a move by Bukele, who was elected president in 2019, to consolidate power for his popular New Ideas party.International criticism followed, with some leaders worldwide calling the government’s action a legislative or “technical coup.” The Biden administration said the move violated El Salvador’s constitution and stands to weaken other democratic institutions, a concern shared by churches and nongovernmental organizations engaged in justice work in the area.“Our fear is that, just as they did it with the Supreme Court, it’s going to happen to other government institutions, and we consider it a test of democracy in El Salvador. … It’s a hard political moment for us right now,” El Salvador Bishop David Alvarado told Episcopal News Service through an interpreter. Curry’s letter, he said, reminds the church in El Salvador that it is not alone. “We feel the solidarity of the church, and it makes us feel like our church here in El Salvador matters to the rest of the church and that their prayers are with us.”Curry’s letter follows a letter sent last week by the general secretaries of the World Council of Churches and the global ACT Alliance, who also expressed concern over recent political developments.“You have experienced firsthand the pain of violence and oppression and have chosen to reflect the love of God in a world that is in great need of that witness. In our Anglican tradition, we promise to ‘seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, and to strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being.’ We see these same ideals lifted up in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. … We continue in solidarity with you in the mission and ministry of the Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana de El Salvador, and the larger Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América,” Curry said.El Salvador’s Protestant churches – members of the Latin American Council of Churches – have not come under direct threat or persecution, though their normally open communication with elected leaders and government officials and agencies has been “blocked,” Alvarado said. “We don’t feel the freedom to participate and raise our voices,” and recent requests for meetings with the vice president and other officials have been denied. They also have been shut out of conversations with the government agency that oversees churches and NGOs, which has expressed “no interest in working with the historic churches,” he said.The Anglican-Episcopal Church in El Salvador is part of the Anglican Province of Central America, a region beset by violent civil wars in the 1980s and ’90s and whose churches, both Protestant and Roman Catholic, have historically worked for peace and justice.“For decades, churches in Latin America have shown the love of Jesus by standing with the poor, the marginalized and those whose voices are otherwise not heard. Their ongoing faithful work is an example to us all, as is that of faith-based organizations like Cristosal, which has helped lift up the human rights of all people in El Salvador and strives to address many of the root causes behind the dramatic migration patterns we see all around us,” the Rev. Chuck Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, told ENS.Earlier this month, the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, announced it would divert funds from the Salvadoran government directly to civil society organizations, or NGOs, citing deep concerns over the legislative assembly’s May 1 actions.In his letter, Curry also called out specifically the work of Cristosal, whose executive director Noah Bullock has lived in El Salvador and worked for the advancement of human rights there for over a decade. Bullock also is an Episcopal Church-appointed missionary.“We walk alongside Cristosal, whose ministry to advance human rights in Central America is such an integral part of the Anglican spirit around the world,” Curry said.From 1980 to 1992, El Salvador suffered a brutal civil war fought between its U.S.-backed, military led-government and a coalition of guerrilla groups organized as the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, or FMLN. The war was fueled mostly by the gross inequalities that existed between a small group of wealthy elites who controlled the government and the economy and the majority of the population living in extreme poverty. (Bukele, the former mayor of San Salvador, was expelled from the FMLN in 2017 for allegedly breaking party rules, and he later went on to create the New Ideas party.)Cristosal began in 2000 as a partnership between Episcopal clergy in the United States and El Salvador. Maintaining Episcopalians’ support, it later became an independent NGO and now works across the El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras on issues of forced displacement, corruption, the monitoring and prosecution of human rights violations, and litigating past war crimes, including taking the lead in the El Mozote massacre case. The constitutional court – the Supreme Court chamber whose magistrates who were removed earlier this month – recently opened a path for investigation in the now ongoing trial of that case after more than a quarter-century.“Human rights work in El Salvador has always been deeply connected to a concept of human rights and dignity that comes from the biblical readings. That’s the origin of the human rights movement in Central America and in El Salvador, specifically,” Bullock told ENS. “Defense of human rights is an integral part of the church’s work in this country. It should be said that democracy here is not an abstraction. When democratic governments were installed in Central America, it put an end to the worst period of human rights atrocities in modern times on the American continent.“Democratic governance and the democratic institutions are guarantees of human life, and if they’re undermined and weakened those protections are lost for Central Americans. … That’s where our work is rooted, and the inspiration for that work has always come from the church. … The best way for us to keep ourselves safe is to counter the increasingly hostile public narrative against human rights organizations and to make visible the almost universal support our cause has around the world. It puts a spotlight on us to keep us safe.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and is managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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UN and the United States should live by its resolution

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014  January 27th was the International Day of Commemoration to honor the Victims of the Holocaust. On this date in 2005, marking the 60th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution condemning all “manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on their ethnic origin or religious belief, wherever they occur.”It is sad that the U.N. seems to have “forgotten” this resolution, choosing to ignore ISIS atrocities and Syrian subjugation leading to the current devastating refugee migration and xenophobic response. Instead, they focus on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East that promulgates equality of all citizens – Arab, Christian, and Jewish – within the Jewish State of Israel.This day in history should remind us to be vigilant in protecting all citizens and immigrants regardless of gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and identity, socio-economic status, political participation, ethnic origin, and physical abilities. We need to remind the U.N. of their landmark resolution, and speak out so that our country lives by that resolution as well. #STOP PRESIDENT BANNON Mama Mia TAGSholocaustInternational Day of CommemorationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleThey can’t push you over the edge unless you are standing on it.Next article4 Tips for MAC Users to Improve Your Productivity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Rick Sherwin is the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. He is a graduate of UCLA and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He energetically fills spiritual services and educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue and humor.center_img Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom InspirationBy Rick Sherwin January 29, 2017 at 9:02 pmlast_img read more