Alastair Kellock to captain Scotland

first_imgKellock, who has won 27 caps, told www.scottishrugby.org today: “To get the chance to captain Scotland for the opening Six Nations game is huge.“I was delighted to make the squad, especially after being out for almost six months with my knee after Argentina, and now to be named as captain, is a real highlight, particularly with the competition for places.”Kellock, who first experienced captaincy in the age-group teams at the Allan Glen’s club, went on to skipper Edinburgh, his first professional side, and Glasgow Warriors.He contends that he learned much from Todd Blackadder, the former All Blacks captain, during his stint with Edinburgh.  “When (Todd) got to a point in his career when he was 27 or 28 he said to himself ‘What are you waiting for?’.  You are not going to get anywhere in rugby by sitting back and saying: ‘what if’.  That has stuck with me quite a lot,” he explained.You can hear a full audio interview with Kellock by logging on to www.scottishrugby.org Alastair Kellock, the 29-year-old Glasgow Warriors lock, was named today as the man to lead Scotland into the 2011 RBS 6 Nations Championship.Head coach Andy Robinson is restoring Kellock to the captain’s role which he performed with distinction on last summer’s tour to Argentina, where Scotland posted a historic 2-0 series success.Robinson declared: “Al’s leadership on and off the field was a key element to our success in Argentina and, since his return from knee surgery, the quality of both his personal displays and the way he has galvanised the Glasgow side, especially over the last month, has been really pleasing.“I have spoken about the importance of broadening the influence of leaders throughout the side and Rory Lawson, Mike Blair and Chris Cusiter have all led the side well.”Kellock made his Championship debut against France in 2006 and he will lead Scotland in the competition for the first time against the same opponents at the Stade de France a week on Saturday.In addition to the victories in South America last summer, Kellock also took on the captaincy when Chris Cusiter was injured at Murrayfield against Australia in the autumn of 2009 and piloted Scotland to that epic win – the first over the Wallabies in 27 years.Scotland go into their match against France in 11 days’ time having won five of their last six cap internationals, a sequence which has seen them triumph in Ireland for the first time in 12 years and defeat world champions South Africa en route to rising to seventh in the IRB’s world rankings. The Scotland team to play France will be announced next Tuesday (1 February) and first details will appear on that website and its sister website www.scotlandrugbyteam.orgcenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Stewart’s Melville – School Team of the Month (May 2011 issue)

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Back (l-r): C Spence (coach), J Johnstone, S Bergius, M Black, J Hannay, J Duncan, C Taylor, L Bargery, H Lindsay, A St Clair, M Campbell, R Warnock, A Greig, R Mackintosh, A Hagart, D Gibb-Morris, B Lockie (coach). Front: A Masson, C Halliday, J Morgan, R McPhail (capt), D St Clair, C Gilfillan, I Miller. Sitting: A Hughes. THE EDINBURGH school fended off challenges from far and wide to earn their first-ever Team of the Month award for their terrific run in the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Cup.Stewart’s Melville got to their third consecutive final and reversed last year’s loss against Edinburgh Academy by beating their capital city rivals 19-10 in front of a raucous 4,000 crowd at Murrayfield. In a full-blooded and close contest, a try by wing Adam Greig plus 14 points from the boot of fly-half Alex Hagart prevailed.With only four boys returning from the previous year and no one finding favour with the Scottish selectors, prospects weren’t rosy at the start of the season.The XV started slowly, with defeats in their first three games, but improved radically under the outstanding leadership of non-stop flanker Ross McPhail.After decisive wins in the pool phase over Royal High School, Gordonstoun, Fettes and George Heriot’s, there followed tough cup defeats of Dollar Academy and George Watson’s. A try by centre Jack Hannay and a conversion and penalty by Hagart squeezed them past the latter team, 10-5. The school has always believed in expansive rugby and this has been evident with both wings, Leo Bargery and Andrew Hughes, being the leading try-scorers in a season to remember.Check out April 2011’s School Team of the Month…This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine. To find a newsagent which sells Rugby World in UK visit http://www.ipcmedia.com/availability/index.php?code=rugbycenter_img For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

Alun Wyn Jones reacts to fondling incident with Joe Marler

first_imgJoe Marler just giving Alun Wyn Jones a quick check! Check your balls at https://t.co/IGMbVwcsdn #ENGvWAL #6Nations #SixNations pic.twitter.com/5c9LWjv14H— OddBalls (@myoddballs) March 7, 2020 The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. How is that in any way acceptable?— Alex (@alexhBS3) March 7, 2020 Video clip of the England loosehead paying particular attention to the Wales captain was shared widely on Twitter The above video clip of the England loosehead handling the Wales captain was shared widely on Twitter, and there were other reactions to the incident on the social media platform. Citing should follow that.— Ian Falconer (@IKFalconer) March 7, 2020The match officials did nothing at the time – referee Ben O’Keefe was focussed on defusing the fracas which led to a Wales knock-on being turned to a Wales penalty, with Owen Farrell adjudged to have shoved an opposition player. But Marler has been cited over the incident.World Rugby regulation 9.27, which covers any incident against the spirit of the game, states that “grabbing, twisting, or squeezing the genitals and/or breasts in the case of females” can be punished by a 12-week ban at the lower end. A mid-range ban is 18 weeks. The maximum punishment is 208 weeks. Alun Wyn Jones reacts to fondling incident with Joe MarlerWe expected a fiesty encounter at Twickenham between England and Wales but things took an odd turn when England prop Joe Marler was spotted fondling Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones during a first-half scuffle. The footage has since gone viral on social media.Answering a question on the incident, post-match, the experienced lock called for a review from the sport’s governing body.“After 138 Tests for my country I know if I react it’s red card,” Jones said. “It’s tough. Hopefully World Rugby have a look at it.“Joe is a good bloke and lots happens on a rugby field. It’s difficult as captain because you feel you can’t speak to the referee about anything. I looked at the touch judge but he didn’t see what happened, which is fine.“A lot of footage was shown, a lot of supporters have seen what happened, it’s just very frustrating. We talk a lot about the TMO, footage and review but we don’t see a lot happening.”Here is the footage of the incident…last_img read more

How to work on communication – by Omar Mouneimne

first_img It’s good to talk: Bristol centre Piers O’Conor issues instructions (Getty Images) “In training I’d give you a form of certainty – I say ‘We are only facing a shape of ten, where they’ve got just these options’, with, say, three options. You’d know with certainty who is whose man and what the shape looks like. Then I’ll start to mix it up as we go along. First I give you the tools to go, then you try with more duress, up to game duress.”Running commentary“It’s important to do what we call ‘small talk’. It’s a running commentary the whole time. ‘Shift, tighter, wider, I think they’re going to reload here…’ That amounts to solving the problem. It’s difficult to talk in every moment, but with small talk you can handle 90% of scenarios. With a silent movie you’re dead in defence. Look a little, talk a little, look a little, talk a little is the idea.”Role play“You want to talk about what shape you’re facing, and your role in the shape. So say you face a shape with ten players in it – call it X – you would shout ‘X, X, I’ve got the show and go!’, meaning the playmaker. You talk about the shape and your role as quickly as you can. We call it ‘AB response’. A: What do I see? B: What do I do about it?” How to work on communication – by Omar MouneimneCommunication is key in rugby, so you know where your team-mates are and what they’re doing as well as what is happening with the opposition.Here Bristol Bears defence coach Omar Mouneimne explains how to work on communication so you talk effectively and efficiently on the pitch…Identity parade“Communication is second only to vision, in real time. How you do that in defence depends on whether you’re directly involved, or about to be, off the ball.“If you’re 15 metres from the action and their shape is unfolding, you must recognise, ‘This is gonna unfold, I’ve seen the video and recognise what’s coming.’ You adjust spacing, width, talk to the guy next to you. When directly involved in a tackle or slowing ball, you then get up and need to know if they’re coming back your way or going another way.”Shape shifting LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Bristol Bears defence coach explains how to talk more efficiently on the pitchlast_img read more

Navigating General Convention and other useful resources

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Navigating General Convention and other useful resources Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Albany, NY 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 Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC General Convention, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 7, 2012 at 11:22 am Can anyone tell me how to find “voice vote” documentation from HOB. Also, I would ask the organizers of GC77 have a “comprehensive” briefing at the end of the day, and leave that video up, and available until the start of the next days’ business. What I have seen so far has been far from informative for those of us trying to keep up. My prayer is for a General Convention that remains steadfast in our love for God, and our neighbor. Amen. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Jul 4, 2012 Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Tags Comments are closed. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Stephanie Crumrine says: 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 Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem General Convention 2012 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS How a resolution moves through General ConventionChart prepared by Karin Hamilton and Larry Tamiso, illustrator, and reviewed by senior deputy Ted Mollegen, in 2003, updated in 2006 and 2009. Text translated to Spanish by the Diocese of Texas for 2009.Lists of blogging deputations are available from Episcopal Cafe here.A live compilation of blog posts from blogging deputations is available here, courtesy of the Diocese of Maine’s Heidi Shott.Many people are praying for General Convention, including here and here. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Comments (2) Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL July 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm Is The Daily being published at GC77 and is it possible to find it online? Also, is there somewhere to watch or listened to the sermon from the morning worship service?Thank you! Prayers of gratitude for all of your hard work. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Randall Byrd says: last_img read more

Episcopal School of Los Angeles welcomes first classes

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News, Diocese of Los Angeles] The Episcopal School of Los Angeles, an independent coeducational day school in Hollywood, opened Aug. 27, serving students in grades six, seven and eight.ESLA began two years ago with summer and after-school programs emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and math. Now in its first year of regular classes, the school will add a grade level each year until the fall of 2017; the first seniors will graduate in 2018.Head of school is the Rev. Maryetta Anschutz; the chaplain is the Rev. Megan Hollaway. Both are Episcopal priests.The school’s religious formation curriculum will stem from Episcopal Church theology and practice; chapel services will be conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer. For more information about the Episcopal School of Los Angeles, visit its website. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Posted Aug 30, 2012 Rector Albany, NY center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal School of Los Angeles welcomes first classes Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Por Onell A. SotoPosted Dec 16, 2013 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rapidísimas Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing 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 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 Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis La muerte del presidente de Sudáfrica, Nelson Mandela, ha acaparado todos los medios de comunicación mundiales desde que se supo la noticia. En Sudáfrica abundan los elogios sobre su contribución a la paz y a la concordia en el país africano. Varios noticieros han dicho que fue “el hombre más prominente del siglo XX”. Miami no ha sido la excepción aunque también se ha recordado su visita a Cuba en los años 70 y sus palabras de elogio a Fidel Castro. Su velorio tuvo lugar en un moderno estadio con un gran oficio inter-religioso. Por lo menos 53 jefes de estado participaron de las exequias. Mandela pertenecía a la Iglesia Metodista. Como era de esperarse en Venezuela ganó el oficialismo en las recientes elecciones municipales superando a la oposición en el total de votos emitidos y en la totalidad de alcaldías obtenidas. La oposición ganó los centros urbanos de mayor población como Caracas y Maracaibo.  El ex embajador de Venezuela ante las Naciones Unidas, Diego Arria, dijo que el resultado de las elecciones del domingo debe obligar a la oposición a reflexionar seriamente sobre cuál debe ser ahora el camino a seguir “para luchar contra un régimen empecinado en instaurar un régimen castro-comunista en Venezuela”. La oposición informó que el gobierno montó una gran maquinaria propagandística y que el gobernante Nicolás Maduro amenazó a la población.Por cuarta vez, el Comité Permanente de la diócesis de Puerto Rico ha suspendido la elección de su próximo obispo diocesano que estaba fijada para el 7 de diciembre. Sin dar mayores explicaciones, la declaración del Comité Permanente dice: “ésta ha sido una decisión extremadamente difícil pero que consideramos necesaria para el bienestar de la diócesis ahora y en el futuro”.  También añade: “Debemos abrir un espacio de reflexión y oración para el fortalecimiento de nuestra diócesis. Juntos podemos sanar las heridas que este proceso ha generado entre nuestros hermanos y hermanas”. En entrevista con el noticiero Rapidísimas el obispo saliente, David Álvarez, dijo desde su nueva casa en Ocala, Florida: “Para mí ha sido una decepción que gente que yo coloqué en posiciones de responsabilidad o ganancias materiales hayan creado desconfianza en muchos miembros del clero y el laicado”. Añadió que “oro para que Dios dirija las mentes y corazones  de todos”. La misma reunión nombró al obispo puertorriqueño jubilado Wilfrido Ramos Orench como obispo provisional.Las oficinas nacionales de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York han anunciado que ocho oficiales han sido designados para ocuparse de su ministerio nacional e internacional. A juzgar por la fotografía divulgada por el departamento de prensa todos los nuevos oficiales son jóvenes y aparentemente novatos en el trabajo de la iglesia. De los ocho nombrados siete son mujeres y dos ordenados (un hombre y una mujer). Sólo uno pertenece a una minoría étnica. Esta es la primera vez que tantos oficiales son nombrados al mismo tiempo. Varios de ellos trabajarán en diferentes partes del país siguiendo el nuevo lineamiento de descentralización en la misión. El edificio del Centro Episcopal, oficina nacional e internacional de la Iglesia Episcopal, está localizado en la segunda avenida de Manhattan a una cuadra al oeste del imponente edificio de las Naciones Unidas. Después de un receso de poco más de un año el grupo los Guías Espirituales del Exilio, formado por pastores en el área de Miami, se ha vuelto a reunir con el fin de dar acompañamiento a los que lo necesiten. El grupo tuvo “un descanso” de un año por el fallecimiento de varios de sus líderes en los últimos años entre los que se encuentran el obispo Agustín Román, Rolando Espinoza, Max Salvador, Manuel Salabarría, Francisco Villaverde, Luis Pérez, Francisco Santana, Ovidio Amaro, Anselmo Carral y Emilio Vallina. En la reunión celebrada la semana pasada en un restaurant se hicieron planes preliminares para reanudar las reuniones mensuales. En esta ocasión el grupo tuvo la visita del pastor bautista Mario Lleonart y su esposa Yoaxis, miembros del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación, que trabajan en el poblado de Taguayabón, Villa Clara, y que regresarán Cuba en enero. La próxima reunión de los Guías será en el Salón Varela de la Ermita de la Caridad el 7 de enero a las 10 am.Hay regocijo en la comunidad cristiana mundial por la decisión de la revista Time de escoger al papa Francisco como el ‘Personaje del Año’ por considerar que el nuevo líder de más de más de mil millones de fieles ha modificado notablemente la imagen pública de la Iglesia Católica Romana en muy poco tiempo. PARA PENSAR: Querer es poder. Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Anglican Church takes root in Congo Brazzaville

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Bellah ZuluPosted Feb 5, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Anglican Communion Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY 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. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Church takes root in Congo Brazzaville Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Africa, [Anglican Communion News Service] Though church growth in Congo Brazzaville has been relatively slow over the past few years, the area now has 4 parishes, 11 sub-parishes, 7 priests, 1 deacon, 13 evangelists and a total of more than 1000 Anglicans.The Anglican Church was first introduced in Congo Brazzaville in 1997 by the Ven. Raymond Banzouzi who was sent by the Diocese of Kinshasa in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo to “establish the church in that part of the world and spread the gospel to the west of the country and beyond.”With a total area of about 342, 000 square kilometers, the Republic of Congo would prove to be hard to penetrate especially in the southern parts where Anglicanism had not even been heard off. But through their determination and resilience, the men sent by the Diocese of Kinshasa, one of the nine dioceses of the Anglican Province of Congo, were able to sow the first seeds of Anglicanism in the area.The men built on the vision of an ardent evangelist from Uganda who introduced the Anglican Church in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Canon Apolo Kivebulaya, that the Anglican Church “reaches all parts of the country from east to west and beyond the country.”Currently, Congo Brazzaville is under the leadership of the Diocese of Kinshasa and last December its Diocesan Committee, under the presidency of Archbishop Isingoma Kawa, appointed the Rt. Rev. Molanga Botola as missionary bishop to Congo Brazzaville with the main mission of “preparing a new diocese of Congo Brazzaville.”Botola emphasizes: “It is for this reason that the church here has put evangelization as a top priority. In fact it is the priority of priorities. The department of evangelisation organizes massive campaigns of evangelisation throughout all the parishes. Earlier this year we had a huge evangelisation campaign for deliverance in Kintele village situated about 45 kilometers from Brazzaville-City.”He added, “The results were positive because many people decided to come to Jesus Christ that day. Our vision is to create a community of engaged Christians to follow and to serve Jesus Christ.”The Church in Congo Brazzaville has the challenge of inadequate land on which to build more churches as well as start new developmental projects to benefit the community. “We also have the priority of purchasing plots for the church throughout the country for projects,” he said. “We want to have a self-reliant community with the objective of fighting against poverty among our people.”Any new undertaking requires trained personnel to carry out various tasks. Therefore, the Church in Congo Brazzaville is also concentrating on training clergy and lay people through various seminars and workshops.“Currently, we have conducted training on the preaching of the Gospel organized by Langham Preaching,” said the missionary bishop. “At the end of 2013, we held a seminar on the leadership in the church, which is in line with our mission of contributing to the growth of the church here so that it can one day become a diocese.”For a relatively young church such as the one in Congo Brazzaville, the contribution of youth to its growth is important. The church there has a specific department to deal with youth and Sunday school children.“Our plan is to make steadfast the faith of young people and children in spiritual engagement in order to contribute to the challenge of the salvation of souls in Jesus Christ,” said Botola. “Young people also need to be active and self-reliant so we have activities in such as conferences on HIV/AIDS and also participation in choir activities.”Despite the many challenges that the church has faced in this region, it has continued to grow from strength to strength and it’s worth noting the contributions and support from various Anglican agencies around the world including the Anglican Communion Office and the Mothers’ Union. 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Wilfrido Ramos Orench installed as provisional bishop of Puerto Rico

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Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench was installed as provisional bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico on March 28. Photo: Diocese of Puerto Rico[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench was installed as provisional bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico on March 28 at the Universidad Polytécnica de Puerto Rico in Hato Rey. He is the seventh bishop of Puerto Rico.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presided at the three-hour installation service; Bishop José Antonio Ramos Orench, retired bishop of the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica and the provisional bishop’s brother, preached.Province IX bishops in attendance included Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque; Honduras Bishop Lloyd Allen; Venezuela Bishop Orlando Guerrero; Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Holguin; Bishop Luis Fernando Ruiz, assisting bishop in the Dominican Republic; and Bishop Victor Scantlebury, the provisional bishop of Central Ecuador. Pastor Angel Luis Rivera of the Puerto Rican Council of Churches, Pastor Enrique Mercado of the Caribbean Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and the Rev. Fray Luis Orench of the Roman Catholic Church and the Order of Friars Minor also attended.Ramos replaces Bishop David Alvarez, who served as the diocesan bishop in the Diocese of Puerto Rico since 1989.During the installation, Ramos received a pectoral cross from Yadira Torres, president of the diocese’s Standing Committee. The cross, used by Bishop James Van Buren in 1901, has been handed to all diocesan bishops, Torres said.“I want to thank everyone for your support and your prayers. Let us together write a new page in the history of our diocese,” said Ramos during the installation.The diocese’s Standing Committee postponed and later canceled an election to replace Alvarez, who reached retirement age on Sept. 7, 2013.Charges were made against Alvarez in August and September of 2013.An accord regarding certain alleged violations of the disciplinary canons was reached between the presiding bishop and Alvarez; as a result of the agreed-upon accord, he is suspended from all episcopal duties until Oct. 31, 2014, said Bishop Clay Matthews, the Episcopal Church’s bishop for pastoral development, in a statement issued by the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs.Alvarez resigned on the mandatory retirement date of Nov. 1, 2013.The accord with Alvarez says “alleged” because there were three complaints, one of which could not be refuted. Alvarez failed to implement Title IV, the ecclesiastical disciplinary canon adopted in 2009, to be put in affect in 2011, said Matthews, in a telephone call with ENS.Alvarez disputed the other two charges, but rather than extend the investigation process, the presiding bishop and Alvarez settled on an accord, which was not disputed, said Matthews, adding that the allegations are not public per the confidentiality requirements of Title IV.“In effect he’s suspended from all Episcopal ministries from Nov. 1, 2013, to Oct. 31, 2014,” said Matthews, adding that the accord is not based on something that has to do with “immorality.”In the meantime, the diocese in convention (and in consultation with the presiding bishop’s office) elected Ramos as the bishop provisional, “until such time as they are ready to have an election. And we’re assuming that may be three years from now,” said Matthews, adding that there is some disagreement in the diocese regarding whether an election should be held now, or whether the diocese should wait.Ramos, who is from Yauco, a city in southwestern Puerto Rico, served as bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Connecticut from 2000-06. Also, he previously served as a provisional bishop in the Diocese of Central Ecuador. He most recently served as the Episcopal Church’s global partnerships officer for Province IX. 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Jennifer Snow named director of extended learning at CDSP

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Mark Richardson, CDSP’s president and dean. “She brings a probing, analytic intellect and collaborative spirit to her work. I am delighted that she will be guiding the planning and implementation of our extended learning initiatives.”Snow, who holds a Ph.D. in religion from Columbia University, was previously deputy director of Progressive Christians Uniting in Los Angeles. She said she is excited by the opportunity both to develop CDSP’s distance learning offerings and online pedagogy, and to teach in a seminary classroom.“Being extended learning director will be really interesting because I love the challenge of both identifying people’s needs and then finding the people who can fill them,” Snow said. “I can continually meet people and say ‘Oh that sounds really interesting. I bet we can make a great course out of that.’“For the practical theology part, I love teaching and being able to teach in a faith-based institution is very exciting to me,” she added. “I am looking forward to teaching people who are really committed to their own faith journeys, and to creating an environment in which people’s discernment is respected and is part of the classroom context.”Snow will arrive at CDSP as the seminary is reshaping its extended learning program, currently known as the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL). While the program’s mission—“to bring the broadest possible Anglican theological education to the widest possible audience using the best educational technology available”—will not change, its offerings and approach to online education will.“I wanted to develop a better pedagogy for the people teaching the course so they have all of the resources availability to create really exciting courses,” Snow said. “People who are really good teachers in person can become really good teachers online, but it’s not the same.”Richardson said Snow’s arrival is well timed. “It is commonly understood that our church and our bishops are in a dynamic phase regarding how they will support needs for theological education to serve the future of the church” he said. “CALL is very well positioned to offer creative options to enhance the classic approaches taken to theological education.”Snow, who begins work in June, is married to the Rev. Teresita Valeriano, a Lutheran minister. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more