Borthwick will lead Saracens in semi-final clash

first_imgTAGS: GloucesterSaracens Saracens are in Aviva Premiership semi-final action against Gloucester at Vicarage Road on Sunday, kick off 2.30pm, and welcome back England internationals Steve Borthwick and Richard Wigglesworth to the starting line-up.Both were on the bench in last weekend’s victory against Harlequins, but they return for the visit of Gloucester. Another international returning to the starting XV is Scottish back row Kelly Brown after being rested last week.That means Andy Saull moves to the bench along with scrum half Neil de Kock while Hugh Vyvyan, who injured his ankle against Gloucester in the Premiership clash last month, returns to fitness.“The excitement surrounding this game has been clearly evident around the training ground this week,” explained Director of Rugby Mark McCall. “It’s a match in which everyone wants to be involved and all have played their part in a fantastic week of preparation – from those behind the scenes to those who were not selected and of course, the 23 who will take the field.“Gloucester are a very good side but the result of the game at Vicarage Road last month is irrelevant. We know that we will be facing a very different opponent, but it’s a challenge we are looking forward to and we can’t wait to get out on the pitch.”Saracens line-up vs Gloucester15 Alex Goode14 David Strettle13 Chris Wyles12 Brad Barritt11 James Short10 Owen Farrell9 Richard Wigglesworth1 Matt Stevens2 Schalk Brits LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 3 Carlos Nieto4 Steve Borthwick ©5 Mouritz Botha6 Kelly Brown7 Jacques Burger8 Ernst Joubert16 Jamie George17 Rhys Gill18 Petrus du Plessis19 Hugh Vyvyan20 Andy Saull21 Neil de Kock 22 Nils Mordt23 Noah Catolast_img read more

Wales focus: 5 Things we’ve learned – March

first_img Eye of the storm: George North is at the centre of a combustible political wrangle between the WRU and the RegionsWales cannot allow George North to leave Welsh rugbyThe magnitude of George North leaving Welsh rugby, for financial reasons, cannot be overestimated. If he leaves, Welsh rugby has finally admitted defeat and resigned the regional game to second-tier status. Unlike the loss of Mike Phillips and Gethin Jenkins, for example, both of whom are approaching the twilight of their careers, no amount of dressing up will make North’s export to potential suitors Northampton any more palatable. North’s exit shouldn’t be judged purely on the field – his impact extends far beyond that. North is not only one of the first names on the team sheet; he is one of the first names that children want printed on the back of their replica shirts. North is an icon for young rugby supporters in Wales and key to keeping them supporting and playing the game. North is potentially a once in a generation player and that generation deserve and need to see him play this side of the Severn BridgeCory Allen is a ready-made replacement for Jamie RobertsSome rugby fans may not be too au fait with Cory Allen. The 6ft 4in centre’s appearances for the Cardiff Blues have been limited. Next season, however, that is surely about to change. Allen’s performances for Wales’ Under 20’s have been sound – but his performances in March’s IRB Hong Kong Sevens were on another level. Allen may be built like a modern crash-bang 12, but he has the lateral movement and handling of a ball-playing three-quarter. Allen’s one-handed dummy in the final against Fiji was sublime and the resultant touchdown was voted try of the tournament. Cardiff Blues have recently been searching for a suitable replacement for Jamie Roberts, it may be that the long term replacement is already under their noses.Making an impression: Cory Allen starred in Hong KongThe Ides of MarchMarch 2013 should be remembered as a triumphant period in Welsh rugby. March saw Wales win their fourth Six Nations Championship in nine seasons. March saw Wales deliver their most comprehensive performance in the modern era and complete a run of five games with an incredible average tackle completion of 92.6%. March saw the four regions come together for Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium in front of 36,000-plus fans for the first time. It also saw Wales’ Sevens squad reach their first IRB Sevens Cup final and the Lions selection pendulum swing irrefutably towards the men in red. However, for many, March may not be remembered for the achievements of Welsh rugby. Attention will once again be drawn to its failings and the collapse of relations between the regions and the WRU.  It’s a real mess that is as sad as it is predictable.Professional game deserves professional administrationRugby officially turned professional in Wales in 1995. However, the administration of the game is still, at times, alarmingly amateur – from all of the parties concerned. It’s incomprehensible that after 18 years of professional rugby Wales still doesn’t have a structure that works across domestic and international rugby.  Relations between the WRU, Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the individual regions have descended to an embarrassing level. The respective bodies are unable to sit around the same table and the Professional Rugby Game Board (PRGB), set up to resolve such issues, is essentially defunct after just one fleeting meeting. The unedifying press releases of the past few days are embarrassing for Welsh rugby as a sport and the nation as a whole.  Rugby is our national game and must be run with a certain level of professionalism and decorum. That’s why boardrooms have doors – keep them shut and get it sorted.Support: Fans are sad but not surprised by the latest fall-outMoney is the only solution CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 16: Wales fans sing prior to the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Millennium Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) There are myriad reasons touted for the failure of regional rugby – low attendance figures, issues with player release, and a lack of supporters identifying with the regions. However all of these issues can be solved with money. Money, from whatever source, props up the Top 14, Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership – Welsh rugby is no different. Money nurtures academies and attracts talented players. Talented players attract supporters and silverware. Silverware attracts sponsors. And so it continues. The issue of regional identity would arguably disappear if a Welsh region won back-to-back Heineken Cups – how many Manchester United fans identify with their club despite living hundreds of miles away? The solution seems obvious. Currently the WRU’s net profits aren’t big enough to maintain a core of 12-15 players in Wales  – even before tax it would only maintain ten players on a salary of £240,000. Therefore the ‘fastracked’ payments on the Millennium stadium, previously designed to free the WRU from debt by 2021, need to be redrawn and reduced. The excess cash can then pumped directly into the regions or centrally controlled by the union. Whilst the rationale for paying off the debt is laudable and understandable, having a debt-free stadium in which you will have no product to showcase in years to come is at best, shortsighted, at worst, foolhardy.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Armitage is not the first, nor the last, to taunt the opposition

first_imgSouth Africa’s referee Jonathan Kaplan (L) whistles to confirm the first try of England’s winger Josh Lewsey (2ndR) as France’s winger Vincent Clerc (R) and France’s fullback Damien Traille look dejected during the rugby union World Cup 2007 semi final match England vs. France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, 13 October 2007. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images) A classless act in a classy sport?: Armitage’s actions show a lack of maturity rather than maliceBy Gavin MortimerWHAT’S ALL the fuss about? Or put another way: what’s so different about what Delon Armitage did to Clermont’s Brock James from what Josh Lewsey did to Damian Traille during the 2007 World Cup semi-final? Remember that? England’s erudite winger dotted down in the second minute, exploiting the Frenchman’s inexperience at full-back. As Lewsey got to his feet he patted Traille on the head. If that’s not taunting a beaten opponent then I don’t know what is.Yet did the rugby world go crackers? Did players, past and present, line up to have a pop shot at Lewsey? No. In fact one newspaper, the Independent, offered its readers the chance to buy a print of the moment, captured by one of its snappers, with the paper headlining the photo ‘Lewsey rubs it in’.Armitage’s gesture was no more offensive but now thanks to Twitter we live in an age of immediacy, where people can sound off before the paint is dry, so to speak .Which is what people did on Saturday afternoon. “Since when did the values of rugby include taunting an opponent in the act of scoring a try?” asked Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Level playing field?: Lewsey’s actions were celebratedThis isn’t a defence of Armitage. For too long he’s indulged in prattish behaviour, be it pushing a doping officer, fighting in a nightclub or his lengthening roll call of reckless tackles. But is what he did to Brock James as he ran in Toulon’s try against Clermont really any worse than what was allegedly done to him a few minutes earlier? It’s said that Aurelien Rougierie patted Armitage on the head after Clermont had scored a try, while it’s also been claimed the former England full-back was subjected to ‘duck’ taunts by the opposition.Brian Moore tweeted that he would have chinned any player who had done that to him during his illustrious career, yet didn’t the feisty England hooker revel in his ability to wind up the French front-row with a few choice words at the set-piece? And if you search hard enough on Google, you’ll find a photo of ‘Pitbull’ in all his glory, mouthing off to a couple of crestfallen Welsh players in the aftermath of another England try during a Five Nations encounter. And on the subject of photos and taunts, what about the famous snap of Johnny Sexton screaming in the face of Munster rival Ronan O’Gara during Leinster’s victory at Croke Park in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final? Apparently Sexton, in the course of celebrating a Brian O’Driscoll try, was taking his revenge for a series of alleged sledges from O’Gara about his failure to drop a goal. But that was put down to that catch-all excuse of modern sport – ‘passion’.The greatest vulgarity committed by Armitage on Saturday wasn’t the taunt aimed at James, but the personal insult directed the way of Moore in response to his initial tweet. It’s too childish to bear repeating – and it’s since been deleted from Armitage’s account – but it demonstrated that Delon, fine rugby player that he is, still has some growing up to do.last_img read more

Ireland v Georgia: is Joe Schmidt the world’s best coach?

first_imgOnly the Boks’ late try last Saturday prevented Ireland climbing to third in the world rankings. During Schmidt’s first year in charge, they’ve come closer than any Ireland team in history to beating the All Blacks, they’ve won the Six Nations, they’ve won a historic first series in Argentina, and they’ve beaten the Springboks.It’s some record and already as respected a commentator as Tony Ward has dubbed Schmidt the All Black coach in waiting.Are Ireland the real deal? Perhaps not. They came off second best in most of the stats last weekend and you wonder how often Schmidt will be able to pull rabbits from a hat. But even this assertion must be qualified because Ireland, shorn of major ball carriers like Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy, played a deliberately pragmatic style of rugby to suit the personnel available and the opponents in front of him. Offloads? Who needs them when your half-backs can kick as well as Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray. Ireland kicked the ball away nine times in the first 11 minutes, negating the Boks’ rush defence from the off, and instead resorted to power plays, like the one that pulled Bryan Habana out of position and created the space for Tommy Bowe to score.Tall order: Georgia will be without Gorgodze on SundayGeorgian linksSo good luck Georgia, who arrive at the Aviva Stadium without some key players – including the Toulon giant Mamuka Gorgodze – and chastened by a 23-9 loss to Tonga in Tbilisi. The Georgians have a link or two to their hosts: Michael Bradley, the ex-Ireland scrum-half and Connacht coach, is their backs coach whilst head coach Milton Haig, a Kiwi, worked with Vern Cotter at Bay of Plenty – before suggesting Schmidt take his place.“We don’t get the opportunity to play Tier One teams outside of the World Cup that much,” says Bradley. “And from that point of view it’s a very important match.”It’s a match Ireland should win comfortably, even though their last meeting, 14-10 at RWC 2007, was a nail-biter. Ireland have rung the changes for Sunday, with Dave Foley and Dominic Ryan set to win their first caps.Ireland starting XV: Felix Jones; Craig Gilroy, Darren Cave, Gordon D’Arcy, Simon Zebo; Ian Madigan, Eoin Reddan (capt); Dave Kilcoyne, Richardt Strauss, Mike Ross, Dave Foley, Mike McCarthy, Dominic Ryan, Tommy O’Donnell, Robbie Diack.Ireland bench: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Rodney Ah You, Devin Toner, Robin Copeland, Kieran Marmion, Ian Keatley, Stuart Olding.* Ireland v Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, kick-off 2.30pm. Click here for tickets. The New Zealander is leaving no stone unturned as Ireland continue to rattle the heavyweights. One year on from his arrival in Test rugby, we assess his impact… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WE THINK in generalities but live in detail, wrote an English philosopher. It’s a creed that Joe Schmidt has taken to heart, the New Zealander’s latest triumph as Ireland coach – his fifth on the bounce – bearing the hallmark of forensic preparation.South Africa, trounced 29-15 last weekend in Dublin, were the last of the major nations to pit their wits against the former schoolteacher and safe to say they won’t forget the experience. Good luck Georgia on Sunday, you’ll need it in spades.The Irish tactic of standing off at the lineout, with Jack McGrath coming round to sack the ball carrier as the Springboks prepared to maul, was staggeringly effective yet hardly original. Teams have been doing it for yonks and the Boks’ bewilderment was strange to see – do they not watch any rugby?The point is, however, that it worked. And on the rare occasions when the Boks did get a drive going, the low body positions of the Irish defenders stopped it at source. Has any other team disarmed the Boks’ biggest weapon so effectively?Perfect shift driveNot only were the Boks stripped of their drive, they conceded a try to it as Ireland worked a perfect shift drive to put Rhys Ruddock over for the opening try – watch it below (reel time 0:50) or click here.The swift transfer of the ball from catcher Devon Toner is standard for a shift drive, but the speed and tempo of what follows marks Ireland out from other nations. The Irish forwards drive towards the cornerflag, their goal not to spear through the Bok forwards but away from them. Toner blocks Eben Etzebeth, Paul O’Connell blocks the key maul defender Victor Matfield, and Peter O’Mahony blocks three other forwards. Before the Boks even know what’s happening, Ruddock has crashed over their line.This ability to rapidly split the opposition pack echoes Chris Henry’s try against Wales in this year’s Six Nations. On that occasion O’Mahony and Mike Ross sealed off four Welsh defenders by angling infield and Andrew Coombs was left as the only Welshman in contact with the Irish drive. Devastating stuff. 
Both scores were based not on power but on speed and manipulation of angles, and they are typical of Schmidt – a coach who believes every player has a role to fulfill at every moment.Lords of the skies: Ireland dominated the Springboks in the lineoutA player’s coachA desire to play under Schmidt was a major factor in Brian O’Driscoll’s decision to prolong his Test career last season and the Irish legend spells out his esteem for Schmidt in his sparkling autobiography.“I’ve never seen a coach show such massive attention to detail, or one with such a smart rugby brain,” O’Driscoll writes. “He makes little tweaks in a back-line play and all of a sudden an opposition defence opens up in front of you. And you look over at him and he’s smiling. “He’s a player’s coach, because he notices what you do. If you’re a workhorse, doing your stuff unseen by almost everyone, he knows you’ve done the work. If you do something seven phases before a try is scored that no one is giving you credit for, he gives you the credit.”
 When Ireland, agonisingly, lost at the death to New Zealand last autumn, Schmidt highlighted not only seven system errors in the way his side defended in the final 100 seconds but also Kieran Read’s chase-back when Rob Kearney was running in Ireland’s third try. It narrowed the angle for the conversion and meant Ireland led 19-0 when it would otherwise have been 21-0. “That’s what it takes,” Schmidt told his team.Private joke: What has Schmidt just said to O’Driscoll?!The real deal?center_img Man in the middle: Schmidt is renowned for joining in during his tough training sessions Check out the video below for an insight into Joe Schmidt’s attacking philosophylast_img read more

Amy Cokayne wants England to stamp authority against Scotland

first_img“This will be a big opportunity to stamp our authority on the competition against a continually improving Scotland team.”The Scots have made just one change to their starting XV to play the Red Roses which head coach Shade Munro says is a reward for their spirited performance against France two weeks ago.HAPPY 80THElsewhere in the competition, France will travel to Corsica to play an Italian side yet to record a point in the 2018 campaign. The French have made six changes from the previous round which could be a tactical squad rotation with England and Wales yet to come. The Azzurre meanwhile, have made a similar number of changes including veteran fly half Veronica Madia, who will earn her 80th cap on Saturday.Mixing it up: France women, who visit CorsicaTHREE OUT OF FIVEIreland will host Wales in Dublin to complete the fixtures in round three. The hosts edged Wales 12-7 in Cardiff in last year’s tournament and head coach Adam Griggs has changed three of his front five for the match. Wales have made just one change and head coach Rowland Phillips believes both teams are evenly matched and that the result could come down to whichever team wants it the most.TV TIMESFriday 23 February, Scotland v England, 7:05pm, Scotstoun Stadium, Sky Sports Saturday 24 February, France v Italy, 8pm GMT, Stade Furiani, FTVSunday 25 February, Ireland v Wales, 3pm, Donnybrook, RTE and SC4 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Amy Cokayne wants England to stamp authority against ScotlandThe Red Roses are on course to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles with wins over Italy and Wales in the opening rounds of the Six Nations. Next up is Scotland in Glasgow and England head coach, Simon Middleton, has made five changes to his team that beat Wales 52-0 in round two, with captain Sarah Hunter being the most notable change. She misses out through Injury.England hooker Amy Cokayne started on the bench in the opening game against Italy, before regaining the number two shirt for their dominant win against Wales. The 21-year-old played a pivotal role in last season’s Grand Slam title and England’s Rugby World Cup campaign in Ireland, making her one of the youngest players in international rugby to have more than 30 caps.Related: Six Nations TV CoverageThe England squad travelled up midweek to begin preparations for Friday night’s game at Scotstoun Stadium. “I think I’ve been here before. That doesn’t sound convincing does it? But I really like where we’re staying, we have big double beds and nice TVs,” says Cokayne.A tougher prospect this year?: Scotland women against Wales“Unfortunately I’ve given up chocolate, biscuits and crisps for lent so there’ll be no deep-fried Mars bars for me.”England started slowly against Italy in the opening match of the campaign but responded with a punishing win over Wales the following week, and although England beat Scotland 64-0 last year in the same competition, Cokayne insists it won’t be as straight forward this time around. “Both teams are totally different, Scotland came really close against Wales and France so we can’t take anything for granted. We aren’t the finished article yet, but with every game we’re improving.”Cokayne played the majority of her junior rugby in New Zealand after moving out there with her family in 2006. Her father is a military man which meant she had to follow them around the world from a young age. However, now it’s her family who are following her. “My parents have been to almost every single one of my games including Canada and just about everywhere. It can be quite hard to spot them after a game but during the World Cup they had a huge England flag which made it much easier.”Related: Women’s Six Nations FixturesCokayne is sharing rooms with fellow front-rower Justine Lucas and the pair are currently watching Netflix series Black Mirror in between training and sleeping. The prospect of a Friday night match plays out perfectly for Cokayne for a simple reason.Room-mate: Fellow front-rower Justine Lucas“I really like sleeping, so Friday nights are much better. Some Saturday games can be really early so it means I can just rest all day before the game.center_img Go forward: Amy Cokayne on the ball against Wales The hooker discusses the trip to Glasgow and what she expects from Scotland, with Shay Waterworthlast_img read more

Zambia Anglicans launch early childhood development program

first_imgZambia Anglicans launch early childhood development program By Bellah ZuluPosted Mar 3, 2014 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Elizabeth Phiri says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA August 20, 2014 at 9:26 am I am looking for a job as early childhood educator or coordinatorespecially in Petauke at the centres you opened. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Africa, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA A Zambia program, involving more than 8,000 children under five years and their caregivers, tries to address the multiple deprivations in terms of health, nutrition and protection. Photo: Bellah Zulu/ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Zambia has launched its early childhood development (ECD) program in Eastern Zambia to “provide integrated services that address the child holistically in terms of health, nutrition, protection and education.”The launch was held in one of Zambia’s rural constituencies called Msanzala in the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia. In attendance were government officials and all bishops from Zambia, including the Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, the Most Rev. Albert Chama. Others attendees included the local area traditional chief and representatives from UNICEF.“The Anglican Church does not just end by preaching the good news at the pulpit,” Chama told the more than 1000 people at the event. “We’re here also to touch the people’s lives and hence our desire to collaborate with the state and other partners to improve the people’s lives.”The archbishop was hopeful that the program would not only be limited to one area but spread to other parts of the country. He also expressed his wish for an education that will not only make children excel in academia alone, but also make them responsive members of our communities.The government of the Republic of Zambia was represented by Dr. John Phiri, the minister of education, science, vocational training and early education. He was accompanied by his Deputy Minister Patrick Ngoma as well as the area Member of Parliament Col. Joseph Lungu who is also Deputy Minister of Defense.“I thank the Zambia Anglican Council for inviting me to launch this program because it is an opportunity for me to see the germination and growth of early childhood education especially in the rural areas of this country,” said the education minister.He added: “Early childhood education is part of our mandate as a government but a lot of collaboration is needed in order for us to effectively implement the program.”Grace Mazala Phiri is the national programmes director for the Zambia Anglican Council. She explained that the main purpose of the programs is to help the children reach all the developmental milestones as well as to support their parents or caregivers.“We’re focusing on children who are 0-6 years so that their health is good and minds stimulated to learn. Most African parents have little or no time to play with their children,” she said.She added: “We have decided to scale up this program because of the progress that we made in similar programs in the past. We have been able to partner with many other organizations such as UNICEF and have been able to increase the early childhood centers to 53 in this area.”A typical early childhood education center would have a sizable play park with swings and slides for children and would often offer food supplements to the children who usually come from impoverished and disadvantaged homes.One of the UNICEF-Zambia representatives Given Daka said that children who have had early childhood education usually have a head start in primary education. “Investment in ECD is in essence an investment in Zambia’s future,” she said.“ECD is a priority for UNICEF world over and well as in Zambia and we have been providing financial and technical support to the Ministry of Education in Zambia.”Despite overwhelming evidence that early childhood education is a critical requirement for the later social and intellectual growth of the child, only 2 per cent of Zambian children have access to early childhood education.The Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC) in partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development in the USA established this community-based, volunteer-driven Early Childhood Development Program which started in three provinces of copperbelt, central and north western.The program, involving more than 8,000 children under five years and their caregivers, tries to address the multiple deprivations in terms of health, nutrition, protection, and early stimulation, which combine to effect their cognitive, language, social-emotional and physical development during the critical formative period. 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I feel I can be part of the team I the Anglican church to spearhead the early childhood work. I was trained by mindolo ecumenical foundation in Kitwe. I have done a lot of courses to do with early childhood care and development. Should there be any vacancy in the field, kindly let me know. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Eventslast_img read more

CARTA ABIERTA a Ban Ki-moon, Secretario General de la Organización…

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jan 20, 2015 CARTA ABIERTA a Ban Ki-moon, Secretario General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas Mesa Permanente para la Protección de Personas Forzosamente Desplazadas por la violencia social y el Crimen Organizado en El Salvador Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL “…algunas cosas no funcionaron bien porque el gobierno y el FMLN no cumplieron totalmente los compromisos que asumieron en los acuerdos de paz…”[i]. Marrack Goulding, ex supervisor de la ONU para los Acuerdos de Paz. Enero del 2007Ha sido anunciado que su próxima visita tiene el significado de que “… El Salvador también es visto en el escenario internacional como un país que es único, en el que los procesos de paz han dado paso a la construcción de una nueva sociedad democrática“[ii], afirmación que si bien plantea un respaldo al proceso de pacificación salvadoreño, demanda tanto para los salvadoreños como para la comunidad internacional plantearse el alcance real de dicho proceso 23 años después de su principal logro, la finalización del conflicto armado con la firma de los Acuerdos de Paz.Entre los años de 1990 al 2013,  al menos 73 mil personas han sido asesinadas en El Salvador, una cifra cercana al número de 75 mil muertes registrada durante el conflicto armado transcurrido entre 1980 a 1992[iii].  La violencia letal ha sido un desafío constante a lo largo de la etapa de posguerra. Después de más  de dos décadas, la ausencia de un enfrentamiento armado no ha representado para el salvadoreño común vivir en paz.El informe 2013 del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), señala que en El Salvador las muertes violentas suman 41.2 por cada 100,000 habitantes, lo que convierte al país en el cuarto más peligroso del mundo. Asimismo, diferentes encuestas coinciden en plantear que  la inseguridad y el desempleo son los que mayor problema representan para la población.  Una encuesta realizada por la empresa  JBS-Opinión Pública reflejó que el 86 % de la población encuestada dijo que la inseguridad –  delincuencia y pandillas- les genera zozobra a diario. Otra encuesta realizada por el matutino “La Prensa Gráfica” en septiembre 2014 reportó que un 43% de los salvadoreños encuestados manifestaron su deseo de abandonar el país por el actual clima de inseguridad[iv].El Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para Refugiados (ACNUR), identifica que luego de los conflictos armados de los 70 y 80, y de una reducción de refugiados y asilados en los países de Centroamérica, a partir de 2009, se presenta un incremento en los países del Triángulo Norte. A finales de 2013, había más de 18,500 personas refugiadas provenientes de estos países  Conforme ACNUR, esta tendencia se acentúa con el incremento de solicitudes de asilo, que pasó de 6,900 en 2009 a cerca de 15,700 en 2013.Estudios sobre las “necesidades de protección de personas retornadas” muestran que una parte de las personas deportadas que llegan a El Salvador (5,2 -5,6% del total de deportados), migraron por motivos de inseguridad o amenazas[v]. Sin embargo, sólo una pequeña proporción de las personas necesitadas de protección, es reconocida como refugiada o se beneficia de alguna forma de protección complementaria. En El Salvador, sobre la base de una muestra representativa de 1,268 personas, 2,1% de las personas entrevistadas declararon que cambiaron su lugar de vivienda debido a amenazas. Un tercio de estas personas cambiaron 2 o más veces en el transcurso de un año[vi].Ante la magnitud y la complejidad de esta nueva  dinámica de desplazamiento, la respuesta institucional es poco efectiva y la capacidad de protección es limitada. Específicamente en El Salvador, los mecanismos de protección de víctimas de la violencia son insuficientes y la figura del desplazamiento interno no se reconoce como un fenómeno grave ni aparece en el diseño de políticas públicas ni marcos normativos. Aunque si existe a nivel  alguna normativa penal relacionada a protección de víctimas, no hay una mención específica para la protección de las personas desplazadas víctimas de la violencia. En un posicionamiento divulgado por la Procuraduría para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, se plantea que “…las acciones de las instituciones del Estado dirigidas a la protección y asistencia de las víctimas de la violencia sean, en el presente período, tan precarias e insuficientes como en el pasado…”[vii].Partiendo de esta situación Sr. Secretario General, es importante que en el marco de su visita a El Salvador y en las reuniones programadas en su agenda con diferentes autoridades estatales, pudiese ser abordada esta grave problemática. Por parte de las organizaciones e instituciones que integran y participan en la  Mesa Permanente para la Protección de Personas Forzosamente Desplazadas por la violencia social y el Crimen Organizado en El Salvador, es apremiante el desarrollo de los siguientes puntos,  tanto en  el seno del recién conformado Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Ciudadana y sus mesas específicas como al nivel más amplio posible de las instancias estatales:Reconocer la existencia y actual gravedad del fenómeno del desplazamiento forzado interno de víctimas de violencia social y crimen organizado en El Salvador.Iniciar acciones concretas e inmediatas para el abordaje de este fenómeno de manera participativa e institucionalizada a fin de incluirlo en el diseño de políticas públicas, programas y proyectos estales focalizados en la atención especializada y protección a víctimas.Creación y ejecución de programas específicos para la atención y protección de víctimas desplazadas por violencia social y bajo condiciones de riesgo por amenazas  del crimen organizado en El Salvador.El Salvador requiere de estructuras económicas y sociales garantes de mayores niveles de equidad y transparencia, mayor participación ciudadana, un tejido social fuerte y mucha más movilidad social. Estos elementos no fueron componentes de los Acuerdos de Paz cuya firma se conmemora este 16 de enero, razón por la cual es urgente profundizar en acciones concretas focalizadas en las raíces de la violencia y no solo en sus causas a fin de garantizar un integral proceso de pacificación nacional.San Salvador, miércoles 14 de enero 2015Celia Medrano,Directora de ProgramasFundación CristosalAbraham AbregoDirectorFundación para el Estudio y Aplicación de Derecho (FESPAD)Iliana RamírezDirectora EjecutivaCoordinadora Nacional de la Mujer Salvadoreña (CONAMUS)[i] Entrevista realizada por Periódico Digital “El Faro” en el mes de enero 2007.[ii] Presidente Salvador Sánchez Cerén en el programa radial “Gobernando con la gente” correspondiente al pasado sábado 09 de enero 2014.[iii]  Instituto Universitario de Opinión Publica  (Iudop) de la Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas”  (UCA) / septiembre 2014.[iv] Diario Digital “Contrapunto”, julio 2013.[v] (Gaborit, UCA – OIM, Diagnóstico sobre Caracterización de la Población Salvadoreña Retornada con Necesidades de Protección, Informe Preliminar (2014).[vi] (IUDOP, Encuesta de Evaluación del Año 2012, Consulta de Opinión, UCA San salvador, 2012).[vii] “Posicionamiento del Procurador para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos sobre la situación de Inseguridad en el país y las políticas estatales de seguridad”-  12 de mayo 2014 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing 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 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 Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda is new ethics professor

first_img Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Theological Education Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, a well-known Lutheran ethicist, has accepted a joint appointment as professor of Christian ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Church Divinity School of the Pacific.Moe-Lobeda has taught at Seattle University since 2004 and is co-author of the forthcoming book, “The Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life: A New Conversation.” Her other books include “Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation” and “Public Church: For the Life of the World.”“Cynthia Moe-Lobeda is a widely recognized expert on the ethical dimensions of globalization, the environmental crisis and the impact of race, class and gender on moral decision-making,” said the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, dean and president of CDSP. “She will make an important contribution not only to the formation of our students at CDSP, but also to seminarians from Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific who study with us here in Berkeley.”“We are very pleased that Dr. Moe-Lobeda has chosen to cast her lot with the community at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary,” said Rev. Brian Stein-Webber, interim chief administration Officer at PLTS. “Her books are already an important part of our curriculum, and to have her wisdom and insight and care being delivered in person is as much as we could hope for! We pray for her and her husband Ron’s transitions in the coming months.”Moe-Lobeda is well known in ecclesial, faith-based organizing and theological education circles. She received her Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in New York where she wrote her dissertation, on “…economic globalization and Luther’s Indwelling God as source of subversive moral agency.”Moe Lobeda had previously received an M.T.S. from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., and an M.S.W. from the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle. She did her undergraduate work at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. She will assume the responsibilities of this PLTS/CDSP joint appointment in the fall semester.“We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Moe-Lobeda,” said Alicia Vargas, interim dean at PLTS. “She will bring distinction, prophetic spark, and dedicated and world-engaged scholarship and teaching to PLTS. With this, Moe-Lobeda will contribute to the tradition of excellence and Lutheran strength of our seminary within the richness of the GTU.” In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls People, 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 15, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Cynthia Moe-Lobeda is new ethics professor To serve jointly Pacific Lutheran, Episcopal seminaries Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Del fondo de las aguas: La Costa del Golfo y…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 8, 2015 Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Katrina+10 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Del fondo de las aguas: La Costa del Golfo y la Iglesia Episcopal recuerdan al Katrina Pérdida trágica, traición enorme y nuevas alianzas dejó a su paso la tormenta Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 San Marcos, Gulfport, seis días después del huracán Katrina[Episcopal News Service – Costa del Golfo] Era domingo; sólo seis días después de que el huracán Katrina hubiera dejado una senda de muerte y destrucción a través de la costa del golfo de Luisiana y Misisipí. Era la hora de la Iglesia.No importa que Katrina hubiese barrido el edificio conocido como iglesia episcopal de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Episcopal Church] en Gulfport de su terreno junto al mar. El Rdo. James Roberts (“Bo”) no había dejado de celebrar un solo oficio dominical desde que se convirtiera en rector, en abril de 1969, de la iglesia que entonces tenía 123 años, antes de que el huracán Camille arrancará el edificio de sus cimientos en agosto de ese año.Y así, el 3 de septiembre, domingo del fin de semana del Día del Trabajo, el cartel en una tabla de resina sintética en la Avenida Church llena de escombros —justo al norte del East Beach Boulevard cubierto de arena— decía “¡Aquí! Misa a las 9:30. Traiga una silla”.Roberts, nativo de la Costa del Golfo, pasó el Camille en su casa, aunque casi se muere. Él también se quedó para el Katrina.“La razón por la que me quedo es porque no puedo regresar después de las tormentas”, dijo a los reporteros ese domingo después del Katrina. “Quería estar donde pudiera atender a mi gente y estar a disposición de ellos. Si alguno de ellos fuera a morir, quería estar aquí para esa circunstancia también”.El huracán Katrina tocó tierra a lo largo de la costa del Golfo dos veces el 29 de agosto, una vez cerca de Buras, Luisiana, inmediatamente después de las 8 A.M., hora local, con vientos de una intensidad máxima de 200 kph., y luego cerca de la frontera entre Luisiana y Misisipí unas tres horas más tarde, con vientos ligeramente atenuados. La tormenta provocó un oleaje de 7 a 8,5 metros a lo largo de la costa de Misisipí y de 3 a 6 metros a lo largo de la costa sudoriental de Luisiana. En Misisipí los daños ocasionados por la marejada se extendieron al menos 8 kilómetros y hasta 16 kilómetros a lo largo de los ríos y las bahías costeros.En Gulfport, Misisipí, y a todo lo largo de la Costa del Golfo, el huracán Katrina empujó una pared de agua de 7 a 8 metros al menos 8 kilómetros tierra adentro. Foto de la Agencia Federal para el Control de Emergencias.El Rdo. Christopher Colby —que era el rector de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Pass Christian, Misisipí, cuando Katrina arrasó casi toda la estructura del inmueble de la iglesia y destruyó otros cuatro edificios— recuerda al decir misa, a las 8:00 A. M. del 29 de agosto, “haberme preguntado qué quedaría en pie y sentir un miedo increíble”. Él y algunos feligreses trataron de sacar del reciento tantas cosas como fueron posible antes de evacuar.“Estábamos contemplando el final”, dijo el Rdo. Rev. Wayne Ray, que era entonces el rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Ocean Springs, MisisipíLa iglesia gótica de madera “resistió toda la furia de Katrina”, pero su casa resultó destruida por [la acción conjunta de] 45 centímetros de agua y la caída de tres gigantescos robles.Casi tan perjudicial como el daño físico fue el “enorme sensación de traición” que sintieron muchos residentes de la Costa del Golfo respecto al mar que casi formaba parte de la familia y del cual muchos se ganaban la vida, según dice el Rdo. Rev. Dennis Ryan, antiguo rector of la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [en ] Pascagoula, Misisipí, que resultó seriamente afectada, aunque no destruida, por la tormenta. “De repente, esta hermana que nos había alimentado, se volvió contra nosotros y nos mató, literalmente nos mató”, dijo él.Aun hoy, muchas personas creen “que no puede confiarse 100 por ciento en la extensión de agua, y que cuando haya indicios de salir, es mejor irse”, afirmó.Duncan Gray III, que era entonces obispo de Misisipí, y Charles Jenkins, su homólogo en ese momento en Luisiana, hablaron por teléfono poco después de la tormenta. “Sólo tenía alguna vaga información, pero pensé que perderíamos varias iglesias —no sabía cuántas”, recordaba Gray recientemente. “Y uno dijo ‘bueno, creo que hemos evadido los daños”.Más de 50 roturas en los diques que prevenían que el agua entrara en Nueva Orleáns fueron responsables del 80 por ciento de las inundaciones del área metropolitana el 29 de agosto de 2005. Foto de Jocelyn Augustino/Agencia Federal de Control de Emergencias.“Exacto”, dijo Jenkins. “Entonces, por supuesto, los diques se rompieron. Y la ciudad se inundó.“Y en ese momento sentí como si mi ministerio se lo hubiera llevado el agua.Hubo casi 50 roturas en los diques que protegían el área metropolitana de Nueva Orleáns del agua que la rodeaba. Para el 31 de agosto, casi el 80 por ciento de la ciudad y sus suburbios orientales estaban cubiertos hasta por 6 metros de agua que no vino a drenarse hasta octubre.El mundo presenció las imágenes televisadas de la horrible desesperación del 10 al 20 por ciento de los residentes de la ciudad que no pudieron o no quisieron evacuar, al tiempo que la respuesta gubernamental a la tormenta falló a niveles desastrosos. La tormenta expuso de otra manera las divisiones raciales de la ciudad. Dos años después de la tormenta, la revista TIME informaba que aún seguían pendientes las denuncias de discriminación racial que se multiplicaron durante la chapucera respuesta al Katrina.Millares de personas sentadas en los techos de Nueva Orleáns el 30 de agosto de 2005, pidiendo que los rescataran después que las roturas de los diques inundaran la ciudad hasta con 6 metros de agua. Foto de Jocelyn Augustino/Agencia Federal de Control de Emergencias.Según el Centro Nacional de Huracanes, Katrina fue uno de los huracanes más devastadores de la historia de EE.UU., y el que causara la mayor mortandad en el país desde el huracán de Palm Beach y el lago Okeechobee de septiembre de1928. Katrina fue directamente responsable de aproximadamente 1.300 muertes en Luisiana (la mayoría personas mayores de sesenta años) y de 200 en Misisipí, según un informe del Centro. Fue el cuarto o quinto huracán en número de víctimas fatales en la historia de EE.UU., después del que azotó a Galveston, Texas, en 1900 y le causó la muerte a unas 8.000 personas y el de Pal Beach-lago Okeechobee que dejó más de 2.500 muertos. La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica dice que dos huracanes en 1893 causaron casi el mismo número de muertes que el Katrina.La Iglesia Episcopal entró en acción cuando la tormenta comenzaba a azotar el norte en el interior de Estados Unidos. La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo envió inmediatamente fondos de emergencia a las diócesis de Costa del Golfo Central, Luisiana, Misisipí y Luisiana Occidental para ayudar a las necesidades perentorias tales como alimentos, albergue y suministros médicos.Si bien se calcula que más de 1 millón de personas salieron de Nueva Orleáns en los días que precedieron a la llegada del huracán Katrina, entre 100.000 y 200.000 personas no pudieron o no quisieron salir. Estas se vieron abandonadas cuando fallaron los socorros. Foto de Win Henderson/ Agencia Federal de Control de Emergencias.Robert Radtke, presidente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, había comenzado a trabajar para la organización el mes antes y no era entonces, por confesión propia, un experto en la respuesta a desastres. Él y el personal [de la agencia] monitorearon el avance de la tormenta, poniéndose al habla anticipadamente con las diócesis que podrían resultar afectadas. “Katrina estuvo más allá de lo que cualquiera podría imaginar”, dijo él recientemente.El obispo Jenkins, de Luisiana, llamó a Radtke, pidiéndole que fuera a reunirse con él en Baton Rouge, al norte de Nueva Orleáns, donde el personal diocesano estaba intentando reagruparse.“Esto no tenía precedentes. La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo no es de las que realiza operaciones sobre el terreno”, dijo Radtke. “No lo éramos entonces y en verdad no lo somos hoy en muchos sentidos, pero me dejé llevar por mis instintos, que me decían que debía ir y estar con él”.En los días que siguieron, la organización ayudó a que la diócesis a crear una respuesta. “Las relaciones que establecimos se mantienen hasta la fecha”, apuntó.Diócesis, congregaciones, episcopales individuales y anglicanos de todas partes de la Comunión Anglicana empezaron a preguntar que podían hacer para ayudar. Algunas de esas relaciones que se crearon a través de la Iglesia, relaciones que superando fronteras geográficas y teológicas, existen hasta el día de hoy, 10 años más tarde.Jenkins definió este flujo [de solidaridad] como “increíble”, acentuado aún más por el hecho de que el azote del Katrina llegaba dos años después de que la Comunión resultara sacudida por la decisión de la Convención General de reconocer que las bendiciones a parejas del mismo sexo eran parte de la vida de la Iglesia y de su asentimiento oficial a la elección episcopal de la Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire de Gene Robinson, un sacerdote abiertamente homosexual que vivía con su pareja.Jenkins calificó de “increíble” esta muestra de ayuda solidaria, y añadió que los donantes no preguntaban si los beneficiarios de sus donaciones era política, teológica o litúrgicamente liberales o conservadores.“No quiero que nos olvidemos del flujo generoso no sólo de la Iglesia Episcopal y de las decenas de miles de voluntarios que vinieron aquí”, dijo él. “Somos una familia. Somos una familia que a veces discrepa, y discrepa de manera vehemente, pero, cuando llega la hora, seguimos siendo una familia”.Gray se mostró de acuerdo, añadiendo que en 2006, cada una de las seis congregaciones de Misisipí que habían perdido sus edificios recaudaron el porcentaje de su contribución a la diócesis, “porque habían experimentado lo que significaba ser una sola Iglesia, relacionada de la manera que Charles mencionaba.“Cuando estamos quebrantados hay un acceso a la gracia que no conocemos cuando estamos fuertes, y de repente la gracia comienza a inundar todas las partes de nuestras vidas y mi parte crítica resulta tan quebrantada como la Iglesia”, apuntó.Según la furia de Katrina empezó a ceder, Episcopal News Service comenzó su cobertura de la respuesta de la Iglesia. Matthew Davies, reportero de ENS, estaba en la iglesia de San Marcos, en Gulfport, el primer domingo después de la tormenta. El vídeo que aparece arriba proviene del metraje que él grabó esa mañana.Hoy y por la próxima semana, ENS estará rememorando al Katrina y rastreando cómo la respuesta de la Iglesia a la tormenta ha evolucionado a lo largo de los últimos diez años, y cómo ese ministerio ha ayudado a transformar a las comunidades a las que sirve la Iglesia.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and the registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of San Joaquin that Bishop David Rice has received the required consents, from both bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church, to become bishop diocesan. Bishop David Rice. Photo: Diocese of San Joaquin via FacebookUnder Canon III.11.3 (b), standing committees must “testify that we know of no impediment” which would cause them not to support a bishop-elect from being a bishop. Bishops exercising jurisdiction (essentially, bishops diocesan), either consent or do not. In each case, a majority is required for a bishop-elect to become bishop.Since 2014, Bishop Rice has served as bishop with provisional charge and authority for the Diocese of San Joaquin (Canon III.13.1). Previously, he served as assistant bishop of San Joaquin and bishop in the Diocese of Waiapu in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Polynesia.Bishop Rice was elected bishop diocesan of San Joaquin on March 4 and will be seated as bishop diocesan on Nov. 18; Presiding Bishop Curry will officiate at the service.Previous ENS coverage: San Joaquin poised to take unusual step in bishop election Submit a Job Listing Bishop Elections Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Jun 22, 2017 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more