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Daily news from New Zealand – 17 September – Video

first_img Paul O’Connell, Tom Court and Stephen Ferris celebrate victory over Australia during the RWC Pool C matchThe Rugby World Cup 2011 official YouTube channel will be releasing daily videos to give you the chance to be part of the experience no matter where you are in the world. It allows you to follow the progress of the tournament, plus look at other things to do while in New Zealand.Reaction to all of Saturday’s games, including Ireland’s win over Australia. Plus a closer look at Samoa ahead of their Sunday clash with Wales.All Black legend Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford answers your questions… Why do you do the Haka? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 16 September | 15 September | 14 September | 13 September | 12 Septembercenter_img AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Paul O’Connell, Tom Court and Stephen Ferris of Ireland celebrate victory at the final whistle during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Australia and Ireland at Eden Park on September 17, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)last_img read more

30 Minutes with… Jack Nowell

first_imgThe winger talks soap stars, swimming and Adam Sandler flicks LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cornish pride: Nowell celebrates winning the Triple Crown with England Rugby World: Got any nicknames? Jack Nowell: Kiko. Gonzalo Camacho was at Exeter when there was a portly Argentine soap actor called Kiko and let’s just say I came back from injury a little lardy.RW: Any phobias? JN: I have a massive fear of snakes and spiders. When I was younger I used to havea big, yellow snake and one day it wrapped itself around my neck and frightened me. It’s the same with spiders: I had a close encounter on holiday and now I’m petrified.RW: Who are the Exeter jokers? JN: It has to be Haydn Thomas. We call him ‘The Rat’. He likes to get all the plates, knives and forks from the kitchen and puts them in people’s bags. Jason Shoemark usually runs home and wonders why his bag is so heavy.Club clowns: Shoemark & Thomas are the jokers at ExeterRW: Superstitions? JN: I put everything on my left side first. I’ll put my left leg in my shorts first. If I don’t think and strap my right wrist as I talk, I stop, unwrap and start on my left.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with? JN: Adam Sandler. I like his films, like The Waterboy. My favourite is Grown Ups. He has a stupid sense of humour which appeals to me.RW: If you could have one superpower what would it be? JN: I’d be invisible because you could do anything you want. I’d be doing lots of pranks on my team-mates.RW: What’s the silliest thing you have ever bought? JN: One of my mates decided to cut off my old rat’s tail because they didn’t like it, so I went out and bought a clip-on rat’s tail. Sadly they ripped it off again when they saw it.RW: Three dream dinner-party guests? JN: Micky Flanagan cracks me up, he’d provide laughs. I’d have Angelina Jolie there for intelligence and beauty, and lastly Gordon Ramsay so he can cook.center_img Ready to order: Nowell would like Ramsay, here representing Soccer Aid, to cook for himRW: Who would play you in a film? JN: Well, if I can’t go for Adam Sandler, I’ll go for Tom Cruise because he’s smooth like me!RW: Hidden talents? JN: I was a decent swimmer in school. I reached county level in the backstroke but had to make a choice at 16. I still like to swim. The boys call me ‘The Fish’.RW: Embarrassing rugby moment? JN: The worst was when we went out after a game and had a couple of drinks with the team. They decided to pin me down and bite my rat’s tail off. It was James Scaysbrook who had my hair in his mouth and a big grin on his face.RW: Which team-mate would you like to be? JN: One person I wouldn’t be is Anthony Watson because he has some terrible chat. I’d have to say Danny Care. He is a cool dude.Shirt swap: Care and Nowell celebrate beating Italy in the Six NationsRW: How’d you like to be remembered? JN: On the field I’d like to be seen as a player who could make something out of nothing and off it, someone laid-back and who likes a laugh.RW: Funniest thing seen on the pitch? JN: Ben White was in a lineout against Quins when one of the boys pulled his shorts up. Back at the hotel, one of the lads’ girlfriends put a pic on Twitter of Ben, who had accidentally popped out of his shorts.RW: What would be your Mastermind specialist subject? JN: Speaking Cornish. The boys take the mick out of how I speak. Things like, ‘Where’s our meeting to?’ They say I don’t make any sense. I’m always coming up with stuff they laugh at. Jack Nowell chats to Will Carling after beating Wales… This was published in the May 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current issue.last_img read more

Hotshot: Wasps and England wing Abigail Dow

first_img Date of birth 29 September 1997 Born Slough Club Wasps Country England Position WingHow did you first get involved in rugby? My brother was playing for the minis at Maidenhead and me and my sister, Ruth, were sat on the side. We asked to play and got into it through that. I was five then and when it split to girls’ rugby, we moved to Reading for U15s and U18s.Did your sister help motivate you? Ruth’s two years older, played flanker and I was following in her footsteps. She played in the Premiership and for England U20 before me. We’d motivate each other. She had a serious injury and just plays socially now.Have you always played wing? We struggled for numbers up to U18s and I played a bit at fly-half – not by choice! – but I’ve been on the wing since U18s. Now that I’ve learnt the position I love it.I always used to think the wingers were the fast or skinny people, but it’s very tactical. I’ve picked up so many things about working as a back three, like the pendulum and so on.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREDid you play any other sports growing up?I used to be into swimming. I stopped in the lower sixth because I realised I couldn’t do swimming and rugby, and I enjoyed rugby more. It’s the team thing. With swimming, you’re training to better yourself. In rugby, when you’re doing fitness or in the gym, it’s to help the team get better as much as yourself. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Get to know new England wing Abigail Dow with this Q&A When did you link up with Wasps? When I turned 18 I could join a women’s side and Wasps were the nearest Premiership side, plus my sister played there. I love it – it’s like a family.Giselle (Mather, director of rugby) is as good at challenging someone who’s just picked up a rugby ball as she is with someone who’s played for years like me. She’s incredible.Is it exciting to have Danielle Waterman at Wasps? I’m a bit fan girly! She’s coached me before and having someone like her in the back three is great. She gets me to think about different options – she has so much knowledge.What are your goals this season?To stay fit! And enjoy what I’m doing. I’m studying mechanical engineering at Imperial so I have to put time into that, but I want to enjoy my rugby and get as much experience as I can.center_img RW Verdict: Last season was a tale of injury and illness (glandular fever) for Dow, but she’s making up for lost time this term. Her form earned her an England call-up for the series against Canada and she scored a brace on her Test debut.This article first appeared in the January 2018 issue of Rugby World. Jump to it: Abigail Dow on the attack against Canada last year. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

Pro14 fixtures in Italy postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

first_imgFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. No action: There will be no play in Italy this weekend (Getty Images) According to league officials: “Contingency-planning around the rescheduling of the Round 13 games – Zebre Rugby Club v Ospreys (14:00 local) and Benetton v Ulster (16:00 local) – are currently underway.“The restrictions on public gatherings and sporting events put in place by the Italian authorities apply in the Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto regions and have already seen a Women’s Six Nations game and four Serie A football fixtures postponed over the weekend.” Related: Round-up from the Women’s Six NationsPro14 continued in the official statement on their website: “To ensure the safety of our players and spectators PRO14 Rugby fully supports the preventative measures taken in Italy and will adhere to the directives from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local authorities.“The current restrictions are in place until Sunday, March 1, 2020 and PRO14 Rugby will remain in contact with the FIR (Italian Union), Zebre Rugby Club, Benetton Rugby and World Rugby to monitor situation on a daily basis.”Zebre currently sit in sixth place in Pro14 Conference A after just two wins, while Benetton are also in sixth position in Conference B after four victories.Benetton have already seen one fixture cancelled this season. Their Round 11 fixture against Dragons had to be rescheduled for March 6 after the original match was postponed ahead of it’s slot (February 15) due to severe weather conditions.The March 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is on sale now. They are not the only rugby matches to be postponed in the country. At the weekend, Italy women versus Scotland women was called off. Today, Benetton Treviso halted all women’s and junior rugby activities in the area. Fixtures in Italy’s national rugby championship, Top 12 have also been postponed ahead of this weekend.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Zebre and Benetton Treviso will have their Roun 13 fixtures rescheduled Pro14 fixtures in Italy postponed due to coronavirus outbreakBoth Guinness Pro14 fixtures that were scheduled to take place in Italy this weekend have been postponed due to restrictions enforced by the authorities in the wake of the recent coronavirus outbreak in the country.last_img read more

Churches in Colombia support victims of land dispute

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Marcelo SchneiderPosted May 4, 2012 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Latin America, [World Council of Churches] While drug production and trafficking are the main problems in Colombia, it would be misleading to think these are the only ones. Land grabs in the country serve as the pivotal reason behind armed conflicts and human rights violations. In this situation, churches in Colombia are struggling to support victims of land disputes, as well as raising awareness about the issue on local and international level.To develop an ecumenical response to the land grabbing issue, which has resulted in forced disappearances and killings of thousands lately, the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) along with the World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance, The Lutheran World Federation and other ecumenical organizations have decided to initiate a programme inspired by the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).In a meeting in Colombia’s capital Bogotá in 2009, church leaders stressed the need for an ecumenical accompaniment programme and advocacy to address violence in the country. The same year, the human rights situation in Colombia was the theme of the WCC’s United Nation’s Advocacy Week in New York.In response to the call from its members CLAI, with support from the WCC and the ACT Alliance, developed a local structure of ecumenical engagement to support victims of the conflict over land and territory in Colombia called the Programme of Ecumenical Accompaniment in Colombia (PEAC).PEAC is currently in process of implementation with the Rev. Christopher Ferguson of the United Church of Canada as its international coordinator. A national coordinator will be appointed soon and PEAC is expecting the arrival of the first ecumenical accompaniers later this year.Conflict in Montes de MaríaOne of the main focus for churches in Colombia is the region of Montes de Maria. The region is located in the Northwest Colombia. The region consists of countryside lying along the coast and functions as a corridor between Venezuela and the Caribbean.Due to its strategic location and wealth of natural resources, Montes de Maria was the target of many territorial disputes and internal armed conflicts. It was in Montes de María that the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), a farmers’ resistance group which became part of Colombia’s largest guerrilla movement, went on to take control of the area.The region also has a strong presence of paramilitaries, who established a reign of terror, beating down and driving out social organizations and establishing strict control points, displacing many people from their lands. Montes de Maria was one of the epicentres of massacres, intimidation and land grabs.In Montes de María, churches have a long history of standing with the people and social movements seeking peace and social justice. The region has a visible Roman Catholic presence. In the 1980s church leaders struggled to restore peace and promoted pastoral dialogues through ecumenical initiatives.The Ecumenical Network of Colombia (Red Ecuménica de Colombia) coordinated efforts among Presbyterian, Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal and Methodist churches and civil society organizations. A regional development network initiated the “peace laboratory” project promoted by the Roman Catholic and Mennonite churches. One WCC member church, the Presbyterian Church of Colombia, has supported local and regional social organizations through a network called Agenda Caribe which accompanies groups such as the cooperative of the Finca Alemania in San Onofre.Supporting communities in Finca AlemaniaThe Finca Alemania is a small farmers’ collective in Montes de Maria that is emblematic of the violence and political complexity of the conflict. It is also a symbol of the strength of the people in their struggle for justice. Located a few kilometres away from the town of San Onofre, its inhabitants have returned to the area after having been harassed and displaced by one of most vicious of the paramilitary forces.When the 57 families established the collective farm, they took loans (around $545,000). As they were not able to pay back the loans with interest, they were driven off the land, their buildings were ruined, and cattle were stolen. With the help of human right groups the community has received a court ruling providing relief from the threat of foreclosure. Yet the issue of the debt is not fully resolved, and the situation for many is uncertain.In the struggle to reclaim their land, one of the community leaders, Rogelio Martinez, was killed on 18 May 2010. Traumatized, the families of the Finca Alemania considered abandoning the farm. However, Julia Isabel Torres-Cancio, the widow of the slain leader, did not leave. When the other members of the collective saw Julia’s determination to remain on the land, they decided to join her struggle to defend their rightsJulia is now the chair of the board of collective. As she sees it, conflicts in San Onofre are caused by land grabbing, where violence and intimidation are used to force people to sell their lands. “We stand invisible in this conflict. Therefore, it would be good to have outsiders witnessing our daily struggle to defend our land,” she said.“The death of my husband was part of the plan for another forced displacement,” said Torres-Cancio. She believes that her decision to stay in Finca Alemania broke a cycle of displacement. For Bishop Francisco Duque of the Episcopal Church in Colombia, the socio-political situation in Montes de María reflects experiences of the civil society in Colombia, as well as the need for support to communities faced with violence.“It is necessary that religious institutions unite efforts to be present and visible in these regions. Since we know that in areas where there is visibility for the accompaniment, the action of armed groups decreases due to the shift in political scenario and the empowerment given to the local communities,” said Duque, who presides the CLAI Colombia Roundtable.— Marcelo Schneider works as the WCC communication liaison for Latin America, based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He travelled to Colombia including Montes de María and Finca Alemania to report on the ecumenical initiatives in the country. Ecumenical & Interreligious, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Churches in Colombia support victims of land dispute Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Province IX Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

El rápido crecimiento de una diócesis es un modelo de…

first_img Por Lynette WilsonPosted Apr 25, 2013 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 El Rdo. Juan Antonio Rosario, a la derecha, conversa con el Dr. Richard Taft y el Rdo. Diácono Roger Wood, a la izquierda y el centro respectivamente, durante una visita a San Gabriel, en Consuelo. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, República Dominicana] El minibús que lleva a los episcopales de Michigan y Carolina del Sur bordeaba la línea costera mientras viajaba hacia el este por la Autopista 3 desde Santo Domingo a Boca Chica, la primera de siete escalas para visitar misiones y ministerios de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana. En los días siguientes, el minibús tomaría rumbo oeste y luego norte, deteniéndose en iglesias, escuelas, clínicas, guarderías infantiles y hogares de ancianos.La Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana y sus ministerios están creciendo y prosperando gracias a un pujante liderazgo, a la labor de evangelización y a la ayuda de sus muchos asociados en EE.UU. Sólo en 2012, 70 equipos de misiones estadounidenses visitaron la República Dominicana.“Tiene mucho que ver con el carácter ‘emprendedor’ del obispo [Julio C. Holguín] y su visión de llevar la Iglesia adelante”, dijo el obispo Wilfrido Ramos-Orench, encargado de asociaciones globales de la Iglesia Episcopal para la IX Provincia.El clero y el laicado han asumido la responsabilidad y han participado de esa visión junto con el Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo, añadió él. “El objetivo es ser autosuficiente, a través de la asociación, para 2015”.La Iglesia Episcopal de la República Dominicana es una de las siete diócesis de la IX Provincia, que se extiende a través del Caribe, América Central y el norte de América del Sur, y es una de las diócesis de más rápido crecimiento en la Iglesia Episcopal. En 1998, se creó el Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo para ayudar en el desarrollo y la autosuficiencia de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana. En 15 años, ha recaudado más de 10 millones de dólares para costear la construcción de infraestructuras, incluidas iglesias, escuelas, guarderías infantiles y clínicas de salud.Es un modelo, dijo Ramos-Orench, que puede aprenderse a través de la IX Provincia, la cual, en marzo de 2012, adoptó la autosuficiencia como una meta. [La Diócesis de Puerto Rico, que dirige un extenso sistema de atención sanitaria, es la única diócesis autosuficiente de la provincia].La República Dominicana ocupa los dos tercios orientales de la isla Española. El otro tercio pertenece a Haití, donde se encuentra la diócesis más grande de la Iglesia Episcopal.La diócesis dominicana ha crecido en un 20 por ciento en los últimos 10 años y ha disminuido su dependencia de la Iglesia Episcopal, de un 84 por ciento a un 18 por ciento en los últimos 20 años. Desde 1991, el número de iglesias ha aumentado de 24 a más de 70 misiones y estaciones de predicación, entre ellas 37 templos, de 13 que había entonces. El número de escuelas ha aumentado de siete a 27, según datos estadísticos del Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo. Y en 20 años el número de episcopales en la República Dominicana ha aumentado de 2.500 a 8.000.Prueba de ese crecimiento pude encontrarse en las dos iglesias del Rdo. Adolfo Moronta. En San Pablo y San Lucas, en la ciudad de San Isidro, su congregación de 50 a 60 personas se prepara para comenzar la construcción de una iglesia. En [la iglesia] de La Gracia, en Boca Chica, Moronta aumentó la congregación de dos a 42 personas en seis meses.La iglesia está creciendo, dijo él, debido a su firme conexión con la gente. “Podemos tener una relación personal con la gente, visitar sus hogares y llegar a conocer sus familias y sus necesidades, y también cuáles son sus talentos [para el liderazgo laico de la Iglesia]”, dijo Moronta a ENS. “No sólo somos saludables espiritualmente, sino pastoralmente”.El 14 de abril, más de 2.000 personas se reunieron para celebrar, con una eucaristía el crecimiento de la diócesis, 116 años de existencia y 100 años en la Iglesia episcopal. Entre los asistentes había unos 70 estadounidenses que están en relaciones de compañerismo con la diócesis.Cien años en la Iglesia Episcopal tiene una gran significación, dijo el obispo Holguín a ENS, porque “aunque vivimos en una isla, no estamos aislados”.“La celebración nos hace avanzar para llevar a cabo la misión de Dios; somos una Iglesia en misión, y eso es lo que estamos celebrando, la misión”, añadió. “Es por eso que decimos ‘encuentro en misión’ y queremos la participación de las diócesis compañeras”.La diócesis tiene más de una docena de relaciones de compañerismo con diócesis en EE.UU., entre ellas Carolina del Este, Michigan Oriental, Michigan, Michigan Occidental, Georgia, Nebraska, Texas Noroccidental (o del Noroeste), Carolina del Sur, Virginia, Florida Sudoccidental (o del Sudoeste) y Luisiana Occidental. La mayoría, si no todas, estuvieron representadas en la eucaristía y en las jornadas precedentes durante el encuentro de tres días auspiciado por la diócesis para darles a conocer a sus asociados los proyectos de misión de la Iglesia a través del país.Muchos de los visitantes provenientes de los Estados Unidos se quedaron para  la gira en autobús que los llevaría a visitar iglesias y ministerios diocesanos del 15 al 17 de abril, entre ellos los miembros de las tres diócesis del Bajo Michigan.Hace unos pocos años, tres obispos que representaban las tres diócesis del extremo inferior de la península de Michigan —Oriental, Occidental y Michigan— viajaron a la República Dominicana en un viaje exploratorio y enseguida se dieron cuenta “que no se trataba de dinero, sino de reunir a personas”, dijo Todd Ousley, obispo de Michigan Oriental, durante el encuentro “Juntos podemos: Encuentro en Misión con Iglepidom” [sigla esta última de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana].“Lo misional tiene que ver con relaciones, y lleva tiempo”, dijo Ousley.El tiempo dedicado a crear relaciones en la República Dominicana nos ha abierto “los ojos a la posibilidad de un espíritu revitalizado”, afirmó. “Somos una diócesis pequeña y somos iglesias pequeñas, de manera que la relación es fundamental para nosotros. Y aquí es lo mismo, [el obispo] Julio me ayuda a ver eso”.La Rda. Bonnie Smith, diácona en la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s] y la iglesia luterana de El Calvario en Elk Rapids, en la Diócesis de Michigan Occidental, habían visitado antes la República Dominicana como parte de un equipo de profesionales de la medicina. Siendo una enfermera pediátrica, aprovechó la oportunidad de visitar la Iglesia como representante de su diócesis y evaluar la mejor manera en que la diócesis podía participar más estrechamente, dijo.Se quedó impresionada por los muchos proyectos de construcción que estaban en marcha, así como por su energía y su espíritu [de la Iglesia dominicana], afirmó.“La evangelización sale del corazón”, dijo Smith. “En los Estados Unidos tendemos a ser más cerebrales”.Adolescentes juegan baloncesto en Todos los Santos, La Romana. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Este año, 60 equipos de misión ya han programado visitar la diócesis, dijo Bill Kunkle, director ejecutivo entrante del Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo. Él sustituirá a Bob Stevens, que ha dirigido la organización desde su fundación y que seguirá trabajando con la Iglesia como asesor en la IX Provincia.Kunkle, contratista de obras y miembro de la iglesia de San Marcos [St. Mark’s] en Tampa, Florida, visitó por primera vez la República Dominicana en 2000. A partir de ahí, comentó, la misión fue, poco a poco, abarcándolo todo en su vida.Parte de su trabajo, dijo él, es seguir creando firmes relaciones de compañerismo en misión, pero él también enfrenta retos. Por ejemplo, la diócesis está buscando nuevos modos de financiar el funcionamiento de la Clínica Esperanza y Caridad, una clínica de salud pública en la ciudad costera de San Pedro de Macorís que atendió a más de 20.000 pacientes el año pasado.El Ministerio de Salud Pública del gobierno pone el personal de la clínica, pero la administra la diócesis, que también ofrece un programa de VIH/SIDA, al margen de la clínica, dirigido por el Dr. Michael Dohn, que ha sido misionero durante mucho tiempo. Como los fondos para los programas del VIH/SIDA han comenzado a agotarse, la diócesis necesita encontrar otro modo de financiar la clínica, dijo Kunkle.Patrick Haughney, director de programas internacionales de Misiones del Agua Internacional y miembro de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan en Charleston, Carolina del Sur, prueba la calidad del agua en una de las escalas del autobús el 15 de abril. Haughney examinó el agua en todas las paradas para medir su grado de turbidez, salinidad y otros parámetros de la calidad del agua. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.El 15 de abril, el autobús se detuvo en la clínica. El autobús también paró en varias escuelas y en lugares donde se proyectan escuelas técnicas e iglesias. Los participantes se enteraron de que el turismo, la agricultura y las manufacturas en zonas comerciales brindan la mayoría de las oportunidades de empleo del país, pero en algunas regiones la tasa de desempleo excede al 60 por ciento y puede llegar al 80 por ciento.Lo más difícil para los estadounidenses que participan en la misión en lugares como la República Dominicana, donde el 18 por ciento de la población vive en extrema pobreza, es reprimir el impulso a hacerse cargo de las cosas, dijo la Rda. Linda Sue Crane, diácona de la iglesia episcopal de la Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Port Huron en la Diócesis de Michigan Oriental.“Estamos aquí para mostrarles que ellos pueden hacer sus sueños realidad”, dijo ella. “Como diáconos somos iconos de la Iglesia. Nuestra tarea es salir al mundo y traer a los necesitados”.Loretta Tabor de la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos [All Saints Episcopal Church] en Hilton Head en la Iglesia Episcopal de Carolina del Sur, dijo que estaba impresionada por lo que aprendió durante el encuentro y lo que vio en la gira del autobús.“Estas son personas que realmente viven de al manera que Cristo quería que viviéramos, lo comparten todo”, subrayó. “Lo que podemos hacer realmente es una gota de agua en el balde”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Andres Wilansky says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (1) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC El rápido crecimiento de una diócesis es un modelo de ‘empresarismo’center_img Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA June 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm Esto me da ganas de aprender más de diseño e interiorismo. 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Canada: Hope for ‘more partnerships’

first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs By Marites N SisonPosted Jul 5, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson, at a Joint Assembly press conference. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] Anglican and Lutheran leaders in a press conference today expressed hope that their historic joint assembly here will open up possibilities for more partnerships among their churches around areas such as theological education, social justice and mission work.“I’m very hopeful that this assembly is going to rekindle some of the absolute joy that was ours in 2001 when we declared full communion between our churches,” said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. “I’m hopeful that we’ll rekindle that in such a way that it finds expression in every widening circle in the life of our churches.”Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan Johnson said she would like to see churches “come away from this gathering with a commitment to missional focus” and inspired to “begin working in partnership in their communities.” Johnson noted that while there are places across Canada where full communion relationships are “alive, well and thriving,” there are others where they haven’t taken root.In response to a question about why there were fewer delegates than had been anticipated─from an initial estimate of 800 to about 600─Johnson acknowledged that attendance has been less on the Lutheran side. The assembly is longer than usual for Lutherans with an extra day added and that increased the cost for many parishes, which cover the cost of coming to the meeting, said Johnson. “There are many that are struggling and financially chose not to send a delegate.” (Close to 300 Anglican delegates have registered, and about 275 Lutherans.)Johnson also said the departure of several ELCIC congregations has “also dropped the delegate pool.” A number of churches, mostly from the Alberta synod, left the ELCIC when its 2011 National Convention approved a motion allowing pastors to preside at or bless legal same-gender marriages.Hiltz, for his part, referred to the resolutions committee when asked whether General Synod would entertain a motion that seeks to “prepare and present a motion at General Synod 2016 to change Canon XXI on Marriage to allow the marriage of same-sex couples…”This motion does not call for a discussion around the marriage canon or the blessing of same-sex unions.Meanwhile, Hiltz also said he was hopeful that the Joint Assembly would encourage Anglican and Lutheran churches “to keep looking outward,” adding that “we’ve spent a lot of time consumed with our internal life. The Spirit is calling us to look out into the world that longs for gospel, peace and justice.” The assembly theme, Together for the Love of the World, “speaks to that,” he said.In a separate interview with the Anglican Journal, Hiltz said that in coming together for a joint meeting, the two churches are sending a message of hope, of “working more closely together in service of God’s mission” and of “looking out into the world, trying to figure out where God is at work in the world and running out to meet God and be co-workers of God.”As for the meeting of General Synod, Hiltz said he would like to see members have a sense that the Marks of Mission “have taken hold; they’re in the heartbeat of this church now,” and that its strategic plan, Vision 2019, “is rolling us forward.”Hiltz also said it was too soon to assess what possible financial impact fewer delegates at the assembly might have. 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Archbishop joins world faith leaders in pledge to end modern…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Archbishop of Canterbury, Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Archbishop joins world faith leaders in pledge to end modern slavery Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Our task now is to make these relationships work effectively for the well-being of all people.”Welby said faith leaders can make sure that every worshiping community knows about modern slavery and is ready to work to prevent and end such abuses.“As we make this solemn commitment today, my prayer is that we shall by God’s grace play a key role in ending the inhuman practices of modern slavery – practices that disfigure our world and obscure the image of God in men, women and children. We have the will, we have the common purpose, this can be done; may God bless our action together,” he said.Read Archbishop Justin’s speech: http://bit.ly/1vbiucERead the Declaration:We, the undersigned, are gathered here today for a historic initiative to inspire spiritual and practical action by all global faiths and people of good will everywhere to eradicate modern slavery across the world by 2020 and for all time.In the eyes of God*, each human being is a free person, whether girl, boy, woman or man, and is destined to exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity. Modern slavery, in terms of human trafficking, forced labour and prostitution, organ trafficking, and any relationship that fails to respect the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity, is a crime against humanity.We pledge ourselves here today to do all in our power, within our faith communities and beyond, to work together for the freedom of all those who are enslaved and trafficked so that their future may be restored. Today we have the opportunity, awareness, wisdom, innovation and technology to achieve this human and moral imperative.*The Grand Imam of Al Azhar uses the word “religions”.The signatories:Roman Catholic: Pope Francis• Hindu: Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma)• Buddhist: Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) (represented by Venerable Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong)• Buddhist: The Most Ven. Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Chief High Priest of Malaysia• Jewish: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka• Jewish: Chief Rabbi David Rosen, KSG, CBE• Orthodox: His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (represented by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France)• Muslim: Mohamed Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (represented by Dr. Abbas Abdalla Abbas Soliman, Undersecretary of State of Al Azhar Alsharif)• Muslim: Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi• Muslim: Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussain al Najafi (represented by Sheikh Naziyah Razzaq Jaafar, Special advisor of Grand Ayatollah)• Muslim: Sheikh Omar Abboud• Anglican: Most Revd and Right Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Human Trafficking The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

In Los Angeles, Episcopalians partnering with others to help refugees

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Refugees Migration & Resettlement Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here.A Syrian refugee boy is seen shortly after arriving at a beach in a raft overcrowded with migrants and refugees in the Greek island of Lesbos, Nov. 20. Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting passage to those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan but turning back others from Africa and Asia, the United Nations and Reuters witnesses said on Thursday. Photo: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters[Episcopal News Service] After three years in a Jordanian refugee camp, the Syrian family of four – soon to be five – arrived Nov. 12 at the Los Angeles International Airport with the few possessions they’d stuffed into suitcases and bags.Awaiting them was a welcome team from All Saints Church in Pasadena, and Raffi Manser, a caseworker for the Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service.The church is partnering with IRIS, a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and one of about 30 affiliate agencies of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s resettlement service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, which has resettled refugees nationally for more than 75 years.With no family or friends in the United States, no established credit or employment history, locating and furnishing housing for the new arrivals present a huge challenge, Manser said.That’s where All Saints stepped up to help, stocking the apartment, located in Azusa about 15 miles east of Pasadena, said Juliana Serrano, senior associate for peace and justice. “Through our welcome team, we secured donations to make their move-in possible. They arrived to a fully furnished apartment with pantry and refrigerator filled with grocery items.”She said the congregation’s “journey in this began before Friday and the attacks in Paris. Where it began for us was with those tragic images of Syrian refugees fleeing their country by boat, and the shocking, disturbing, grotesque image of that young boy floating to shore” on Sept. 3.“At that point, we began considering among ourselves what was going to be our response,” said Serrano.That resolve is unchanged, despite a climate of fear sparked by the Nov. 13 attacks, which killed at least 129 and wounded many others. “We stand on the other end of the spectrum, saying we welcome these individuals and we welcome these families,” Serrano said. “We acknowledge that these refugees are not the Islamic extremists that have participated in these attacks. They are also people who are suffering from this extremism and are victims of this extremism themselves, and need someone to stand up with them and to stand up for them.”Calls for justice amid a climate of fearMore than half of U.S. governors may plan to reject Syrian refugees, but Episcopalians are pushing back, saying welcoming the stranger now is more crucial than ever before.Wendy Johnson, communications manager for Episcopal Migration Ministries, said 175 people participated in a Nov. 19 webinar to explore how Episcopalians can be involved; another webinar is planned for Nov. 23.“We need to make our voices heard,” said Episcopal Migration Ministries Director Deborah Stein during the webinar. She noted that the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 19 passed by a vote of 289-137 a measure that could limit resettlement and prevent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the country. Forty-seven Democrats joined the vote. President Barack Obama has said he will veto the bill, should it pass the Senate.Volunteers try to comfort a pregnant Syrian refugee shortly after arriving by a raft on the Greek island of Lesbos, Nov. 17. Photo: Yannis Behrakis/ReutersA Nov. 19 White House Tweet at #RefugeesWelcome noted that, while the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has referred 23,092 Syrian refugees to the U.S. Refugees Admission Program, the Department of Homeland Security has interviewed just 7,014 since 2011. Since fiscal year 2011 only 2,034 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States Of those, none have been arrested or removed on terrorism charges.Stein said she’d heard from local affiliates that the climate of fear sparked by the Paris attacks has caused some refugees to fear for their safety in the United States. “We’re concerned they’re not being welcomed and it’s re-traumatizing to them.”But Episcopal Church Presiding and Primate Bishop Michael B. Curry counsels “Be Not Afraid” and elsewhere in the church bishops are speaking up, urging public officials to honor moral and ethical values, and encouraging constituencies to recall their faith roots.Massachusetts Bishop Alan Gates, along with Suffragan Gayle Harris, and Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug Fisher, joined other faith leaders in defying Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision: “We are prepared to welcome and support Syrian refugees,” according to the Nov. 18 letter sent by the Massachusetts Council of Churches.“Our churches are in every single city and town of Massachusetts,” the letter continued. “We believe in a commonwealth and a nation that lives out of our deepest values, not our fears. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and strategize for the resettlement of those fleeing violence in Syria.”Refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, pass through Slovenia on their way to Germany, Oct. 23. Photo: Robert Cotič via Wikimedia CommonsArizona Bishop Kirk Smith disputed Gov. Doug Ducey’s authority to limit, not just Syrians, but all refugees from entering the state. “We Christians cannot give into the kind of thirst for vengeance that seems to be sweeping through our country in response to the ISIS attacks in France, Egypt and Lebanon this week,” he said. “We have a long biblical tradition of aiding the homeless and the refugees.”Similarly, Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley called Gov. Rick Snyder’s “attempt to block acceptance of refugees beyond the authority of his office … a fear-based reaction to a very complex set of political and humanitarian concerns. As Christians in the Episcopal tradition, our love of God compels us to love our neighbor and Jesus teaches us that acts of mercy demonstrate our own neighborliness.”Fort Worth Provisional Bishop J. Scott Mayer also encouraged politicians “to stay grounded in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the promise of our Lord Jesus.”“I urge Episcopalians to find ways to help the refugees in your communities. Pray for them. And let your hands be the hands of Jesus. Let your smiles show the welcoming love of Jesus, your courage in the face of fear model the courage of Jesus, your quiet confidence that all will be well shine like that of Jesus. For like Mary, like you and me, the refugees carry within themselves the image of God, a God waiting to be born again this Christmas.”Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service: Many ways to assistFor IRIS’s Manser, the hours are long and unpredictable but rewarding. He counts his November caseload at 10, not including the cases he still oversees from previous months.The new arrivals are young and old; families of five, single individuals, elderly couples. Some are Christian, some Muslim, from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, some displaced for years, some from camps or urban areas, all awaiting the opportunity to begin again.“Each refugee has his or her own story” and is assisted by IRIS caseworkers for 90 days, receiving cultural orientation and English language classes, and transportation, job training and search assistance, physical and mental health assessments, case management, and social and other local services.Three years ago Manser, 32, had just arrived from Baghdad.Fluent in English, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Arabic, he soon began volunteering at IRIS, assisting other refugees with stories similar to his own. His own story, the only one he is comfortable sharing, includes helping with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Eventually, he received a special visa through the U.S. Embassy.IRIS Executive Director Meghan Tumilty said the agency, also an affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Church World Service, resettled 378 refugees from October 2014 through September 2015. “About 75 percent were Iranian religious minorities with U.S. ties,” she said. Others included refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba and the former Soviet Union.The agency is projected to resettle 530 refugees in the current fiscal year, including some from Syria. She said that about 50 percent of the Syrian population has been displaced; more than 4 million Syrian refugees are in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and other countries.Syrian refugee children at a half-built apartment block near Reyfoun in Lebanon, close to the border with Syria, give the peace sign. The families fled Syria due to the war and are now living on a building site. Photo: Eoghan Rice/Trocaire via WikimeidaAbout 76 percent are women and children “so about 2 million children have lost everything they have,” Tumilty said.Like All Saints, communities of faith may partner to help furnish apartments, but there are many other ways to support refugees, including transportation to and from appointments, tutoring, sharing meals, donating backpacks or other gifts and often continuing the relationship beyond the anticipated six months.Those interested in volunteering are asked to connect with local affiliates, which can be found on the Episcopal Migration Ministries’ website. Additionally, educational and informational resources available to congregations include “Called to Transformation” through Episcopal Relief & Development.“It’s important as Episcopalians (that we welcome) the stranger,” Tumilty said.– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. 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The saddest thing is that in our recent past, history judged those who would make it their objective to spread fear, hatred, and bigotry and yet some never seem to learn by their never mistakes. Prayers of thanksgiving. Episcopal Migration Ministries, Featured Events November 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm I am so proud and thankful for the diocese in which I was ordained, and the church (all Saints Pasadena) that sponsored me. My prayer is that the Diocese of Tennessee where I am currently located will do the same. The Rev. Ann Van Dervoort Comments (2) The Rev. 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Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Pruebas de ADN revelan identidad del padre biológico del arzobispo…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ El 7 de abril, Welby dio un indicio de que algo pasaba en su vida al dirigirse a unos  50 jóvenes de Sudáfrica, Suazilandia, Lesoto, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabue, Malawi y Botsuana.“Para mí yo soy quien soy porque estoy en Jesucristo. Eso es lo único que me da identidad, y verán en un par de días por qué digo eso”, le dijo a la reunión de jóvenes cuya conferencia se centraba en el discipulado deliberado y la mayordomía medioambiental. “Mi identidad está en Jesucristo y vuestra identidad debe estar en Jesucristo. Cuanto más vuestra identidad esté en Jesucristo tanto más preparados estaréis para dirigir su Iglesia, y cuando más queráis dirigir su Iglesia, menos preparados estaréis para dirigirla”.En un artículo de opinión adjunto, The Telegraph decía que la historia de Welby, incluida su respuesta, “es mejor que mil sermones”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service – Zambia, Lusaka] El segundo día de la reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano tuvo un extraño comienzo cuando a los miembros les leyeron una declaración del arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby acerca de que él se había enterado de la verdadera identidad de su padre biológico.El periódico The Telegraph informaba el 8 de abril que si bien Welby siempre había supuesto que era el hijo de Gavin Welby, que estuvo casado breve tiempo con su madre Jane Williams, una reciente prueba de paternidad mostraba que su padre era en realidad el difunto Sir Anthony Montague Browne. El extenso artículo de The Telegraph se destapó aquí durante la noche.“Esto llega como una completa sorpresa”, dijo Welby en la declaración que se leyó el 9 de abril antes del estudio bíblico del día dirigido por el obispo de Lambeth Nigel Stock.Welby dijo en su declaración que “en mi vida y en nuestro matrimonio Caroline y yo la hemos pasado mucho peor”. La hija de siete meses de los Welby murió en un accidente automovilístico en Francia en 1983.“Sé que yo encuentro quien soy en Jesucristo, no en la genética, y mi identidad en él nunca cambia”, subrayó en su declaración. “Y algo más importante aún, mi papel como arzobispo me hace continuamente consciente del real y auténtico dolor y sufrimiento de muchos en todo el mundo, lo cual debe ser el primer punto focal de nuestras oraciones”.Welby dijo que su experiencia al enterarse acerca de su padre biológico “es la típica de muchas personas”.El difunto Sir Anthony Montague Browne fue diplomático británico y secretario privado de Sir Winston Churchill. Foto de Wikimedia.“Encontrar que el padre de uno es otro del que habíamos imaginado no resulta inusual”, dijo él en una declaración. “Ser hijo de familias con grandes dificultades en las relaciones, con drogodependencia y otros problemas, es bastante normal”.The Telegraph dijo que había reunido información que apuntaba a Browne como el padre de Welby y que discutieron esa evidencia con el Arzobispo, quien decidió entonces someterse a una prueba de paternidad. El periódico informó que compararon torundas con muestras de saliva de Welby con muestras de cabello de Browne y el resultado fue una probabilidad de 99,9779% de que fueran padre e hijo.Lady Montague Browne, que trabajó como secretaria personal de Lady Clementina, la esposa de Churchill, y que se convirtió en la viuda de Sir Anthony en 2013, sospechaba que su marido era el padre de Justin Welby debido al inequívoco parecido entre los dos, según dice The Telegraph. Shelagh Montague Browne aún conservaba cepillos de pelo de su marido, que tenían algunos de sus cabellos, y los facilitó para una prueba de ADN.Sir Anthony prestó servicios en la Real Fuerza Aérea durante la segunda guerra mundial y luego entró en el cuerpo diplomático británico. Fue secretario particular de asuntos exteriores durante un tiempo mientras Churchill fue primer ministro y, después de la jubilación de Churchill, Sir Anthony se convirtió en su secretario particular, trabajando con Churchill hasta su muerte.Durante siglos, el derecho canónico de la Iglesia de Inglaterra impedía que los hombres nacidos “ilegítimamente”, según la denominación al uso, llegaran a convertirse en arzobispos, pero un cambio en los años cincuenta del pasado siglo le puso fin a esa prohibición, dijo The Telegraph.La madre de Welby, de 86 años de edad y que lleva el título de Lady Williams de Elvel, dijo en una declaración personal, que “impulsados por una gran cantidad de alcohol de ambas partes” se había acostado con Sir Anthony “unos días antes de mi súbito matrimonio”. Sin embargo, ella nunca se dio cuenta de que Sir Anthony era el padre de Justin, dijo el periódico.“Parece que las precauciones tomadas en ese tiempo no funcionaron y mi maravilloso hijo fue concebido como resultado de esta relación”, señaló. “Mi querido esposo Charles Williams y yo hemos disfrutado de un matrimonio amoroso y estable desde 1975 hasta el día de hoy. Con esa estabilidad y amor yo he sido capaz de florecer como nunca antes”.Ella dijo que había velado por Justin, desde una infancia casi imposible (Gavin también era alcohólico), hasta llegar a ser lo que es hoy, se casó con su bella esposa Caroline en 1979 para ver que sus hijos, y ahora sus nietos, crecen en torno a ellos.“Como familia somos verdaderamente dichosos. Pero nada de esto habría sido posible sin nuestra firme fe cristiana y una determinación a no renunciar nunca a la esperanza. Dios nos ha dado mucho y mi gratitud no tiene límites”.Welby dijo en su declaración que su madre ha estado en recuperación desde 1968, y no ha tocado el alcohol en más de 48 años. “Estoy inmensamente orgulloso de ella”, afirmó. Ella prestó servicios, como magistrada, en la Junta de Libertad bajo Palabra, como miembro de una junta de visitante de una prisión y como subteniente del área metropolitana de Londres.Jane estuvo casada con Gavin Welby, vendedor de whisky e hijo de un inmigrante judío, durante tres años, según The Telegraph. El periódico lo describió como un “oportunista” o un estafador, que se llamó al nacer Bernard Gavin Weler y que se propuso ser más de lo que era. La biografía de Gavin Welby en The Telegraph incluye el hecho de que, cuando tenía cincuenta años, se enamoró de la actriz de 23 años Vanessa Redgrave. El padre de ella, Sir Michael Redgrave, logró convencerla de que rompiera esa relación.Welby, que fue el único hijo de Jane Williams, se enteró gracias a la prueba, de que tiene una medio hermana, Jane, que es tres años mayor que él y a quien no conoce, según dice The Telegraph.De niño, Welby conoció a Browne cuando él y su madre trabajaron en Downing Street, según cuenta The Telegraph. Mucho después, Browne quiso conocer a Welby, quien estuvo de acuerdo, pero Browne murió unos días después de la entronización de Browne como arzobispo de Cantórbery, informó The Telegraph. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more