RBS 6 Nations: Room for improvement

first_imgCARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 01: Mike Phillips of Wales show his dissapointment after losing in the final minute during the International match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on December 1, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) In the heads of this new-ish Scots outfit should be a fixed mantra, perhaps sloshing around in the voice of of Dean Ryan, to play towards scoring. This means completing the job at the breakdown. This means hammering away whenever the game hints at slowing, so that the fleet-footed backline has even an outside chance of breaking cover and not being bulldozed like huts made of wicker.Wales’ scramblePart of Welsh appeal comes from their unerring dedication to split-second play. Despite the depth of Wales’ history, they have forever merited being monikered, ‘the cardiac kids’.Those young men are willing to career from line to line only because their use of turnover ball has been so good in recent years, and their re-organisation after attacks and turnovers too swift for the opposition to trip them up.So many times Wales have run beyond their means and stretched to an attacking plan that allows turnover-fed opposition to tearReady to roll: Simon Zebo is in fine formthrough later. This isn’t unlucky. This is just a high-risk strategy that can, or cannot, pay dividends. But what do we expect? It’s the way Wales are meant to play!The kicking options better be fed into the scrum-half’s ear early doors though. It must be made clear that Wales need to get back to where they were in the last Six Nations, and perhaps a little patience and a lot of meticulous planning could help them find that winning habit all the sooner.Ireland’s roguesThe concept of “impertinence” is often constrained, shackled to youth and not allowed to be attributed to anyone in seniority. Dogged old dodgers cannot be called “cheeky” and youngsters can only show maturity that “betrays” or “belies” their years.Green Irish caps, then, will no doubt be expected to be the most risky of players. Raised on a game that famously endorses choke tackles, clawing for ball and gnarled breakdown operators, they must surely all be waiting to infringe. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cardiac kids: Wales may need to learn to arrest their momentum in Six Nations games…or sufferBy Alan DymockSOMETIMES THE most onerous demands are the ones you set for strangers.Punters masquerading as experts, like yours truly, could lay claim to certain expectations of professional players. However, such requests mean nothing to players already wilting under an already exhaustive international fixture schedule.It would be folly to run up a list of challenges for elite players because they already have such tortuous expectations of themselves.Therefore, with the Six Nations looming like an overbearing grandfather clock, the more prevalent80-minute man?: No 8 Ben Morganapproach would be to demand more from the faceless positions where a high standard is required, rather than picking on personalities, you know, who have feelings.The England’s No.8 shirtWhoever is handed the job of riding that Red Rose-chested pack to the try-line needs to be able to command it, especially at Twickenham where the ghosts of Dallaglio and Richards have taken permanent residence.There may be loose talk of Ben Morgan being more of a hulking No 6 than an No 8, or how Thomas Waldrom, at full-flight, moves like a slinky on a rollercoaster. There may also be suggestions that James Haskell is now too effective being cast into the fray, late on, to merit a starting berth. These are all irrelevant, though.The England No 8 must be a man willing to lead the line and be able to do so without getting spooked. The rest of the pack need that.  He cannot fumble the ball. He must last the pace of a full game. Whoever is chosen, and it could well be Morgan, must be a constant reassuring presence. So who wants it?Scotland’s rucking corpAfter several years of hurling the L’Oreal slogan at Scottish players as they struggled to play an attractive brand of rugby, it is now more pertinent to call for simplicity. Scotland have run too blindly up too many alleys in the last few seasons and now need to be given limitations.Earning the right to play may seem like workman’s watchwords. Yet Scotland need to be workmen. They need to lay foundations. They need to build. They also need to knock stuff down that stands in their way. Of course this is a stereotype; a caricature. Nevertheless, the Irishman flirting with danger in the shadowy recesseses of a game must realise that Jamie Heaslip, Brian O’Driscoll, Jonny Sexton and any new player need a clean run at things. They want ball, of course,  but they would rather operate with the referee on their side.The new Irish game needs momentum. Sexton needs to be able to pick a rhythm and thump the ball with freedom, and the likes of Simon Zebo need to be able to time their runs without having to stop to pat a penalty winner on the back. Let them run free…last_img read more

England: Five things we learned against Argentina

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Chris Ashton of England, celebrates after scoring a try during the QBE International match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on November 9, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images) 3. Real competition for places starting to developCertain positions in this England squad are starting to look very healthy. In the front row Joe Marler’s scrummaging demons were nowhere to be seen as he outplayed the vaunted Argentine pack, and with Alex Corbisiero and Mako Vunipola both in the mix, that side of the scrum is well catered for. Next to them, Dylan Hartley was superb and will put pressure on Tom Youngs, while the line-out went well under the stewardship of Courtney Lawes, meaning Geoff Parling’s place is perhaps no longer as assured as it was. Ben Morgan looked back to form after Billy Vunipola’s stellar performance last weekend, and when you consider the players still to return from injury, England can be confident they have a good, solid squad.4. Why was anyone questioning Robshaw?There was much speculation about whether Chris Robshaw would be England captain and, indeed, if he even merited his place in this England side. Two games into the autumn series, and Lancaster’s decision to stick with his man has been more than vindicated. Robshaw is not blessed with star quality, and is not the shouty, aggressive type of captain, but he leads by example and on Saturday that example was exemplary. He made twenty tackles in total, and played his usual linkman role superbly, completing nine passes.Lifting his level: Chris Ashton celebrates another England try5. Ashton better… but still not good enough A flamboyant prize, but not a flamboyant performance: Chris Robshaw leads the celebrations for EnglandBy Jamie HosieTwo from two for England and they’ve hit the targets many would have set before the autumn series started. Despite the results, however, there is still plenty to be improved upon.On a strange day at Twickenham, the 31-12 scoreline against Argentina suggested a dominant performance that did not entirely reflect the reality of the game.1. An eighty-minute performance is neededFor forty minutes, everything was rosy for England. There was fluency, cohesion and an attacking intent that had been lacking against Australia, and a 24-6 scoreline at the break, with three tries under their belt, was a fair reflection of that. After half-time, however, things could not have been different. They failed to score another point until the 77th minute, and Argentina even looked at times like they were in with a chance of stealing an unlikely comeback win. If England are to have any chance of beating the All Blacks next weekend, they will need to put together a complete eighty-minute performance, not just forty.Saints alive: All of England’s Northampton boys together2. The Northampton ConnectionFor years, the backbone of the England team has been made up of Leicester Tigers players. On Saturday, however, there was not a single Tiger in the starting line-up and instead, there were five of their great local rivals, Northampton Saints. Club connections help an international side gel, and the five Saints all performed superbly to drive England to an impressive lead they should have consolidated further. Hartley and Lawes were particularly impressive. A try, an assist, 83 metres made and three offloads… on paper Chris Ashton’s performance was of the highest quality. While there were some nice touches, there was still too much average fare and poor mistakes for a winger on the international stage. He butchered a one-on-one in the first half to be held up over the line, and was stepped far too easily by Cordero in the second period. He may well be retained to play the All Blacks next week – that is not the time to throw Wade in – but after that, his place in the team may well be at stake.Jamie Hosie (@jhosie43)last_img read more

Hotshot: Australia Women’s centre Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea

first_img Debut time: Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea on the attack against Japan (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia Women’s centre Alysia Lefau-FakaosileaDate of birth 5 November 2000 Born Auckland Club Queensland Country Australia Position CentreWhen did you first play rugby? At 14. There was a team at school and I was encouraged by some friends to start playing. Before that I played netball and OzTag (non-contact rugby league).What do you enjoy most? Defence and tackling! I love the physicality and working hard to outdo whoever is running at you. I think defensively I’m sound. We’re told that defence is 90% attitude and I’m pretty good with my mindset.Who were your childhood heroes? My parents. They have always been there for me and my family. They’re so supportive.How much does it help having Will Skelton as your uncle? Uncle Will is awesome. He sent me a good-luck video message before the Super W final against NSW, so it’s great to know I have his support.Who has been the biggest influence on your career? Big things are expected of this teenager who recently made her Wallaroos debutcenter_img My coaching mentors – Lachlan Parkinson, the Reds high performance and Aussie Youth Sevens coach, and Moana Virtue, my Queensland Reds Super W and Sunnybank coach. They have helped me develop my game mentally and physically, and encourage me to push beyond my limits.How do you find playing senior rugby for the Reds Super W team? We were disappointed we couldn’t defeat NSW but have really closed the gap on them. The standard of the competition is really strong and makes me hungrier for more.Do you prefer sevens or 15s? Can I say both? I love playing in both comps and love them for different reasons.What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months? I’m just enjoying it at the moment and not trying to get too ahead of myself. This is a big year for the Wallaroos with the most home Tests for the team ever, plus there is an Olympics next year and I’m keeping my eye on that.RW VERDICT: The teenager put her aspirations of being a police officer on hold to focus on rugby. And it’s paying off as she’s making waves Down Under. She made her Wallaroos debut against Japan and expect her to push for a place in the sevens squad for Tokyo 2020 too. This article originally appeared in the August 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Italy Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

first_imgIn a tough group, Italy were denied chance to try to reach the last eight by Typhoon Hagibis New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Expand Four years on from their shock loss to… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Italy Rugby World Cup GroupItaly are in Group B with New Zealand, South Africa, Namibia and Canada.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup GroupsItaly Rugby World Cup Kit One sided: Italy and the All Blacks are in the same group, and last played each other in 2016 (Getty Images)Italy Rugby World Cup SquadForwards (18):Simone FerrariAndrea LovottiTiziano PasqualiNicola QuaglioMarco RiccioniFederico ZaniLuca BigiOliviero FabianiLeonardo GhiraldiniDean BuddFederico RuzzaDavid SisiAlessandro ZanniMaxime MbandaSebastian NegriSergio Parisse (captain)Jake PolledriAbraham SteynBacks (13):Callum BraleyGuglielmo PalazzaniTito TebaldiTommaso AllanCarlo CannaTommaso BenvenutiMichele CampagnaroLuca MorisiMattia BelliniGiulio BisegniJayden HaywardMatteo MinozziEdoardo PadovaniRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup FixturesPrevious World Cup Results and RecordItaly’s Rugby World Cup Record: P32 W13 D1 L181987 Pool stages1991 Pool stages1995 Pool stages1999 Pool stages2003 Pool stages2007 Pool stages2011 Pool stages2015 Pool stages2019 Pool stagesFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand The last team to qualify for the tournament,… Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Expand Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Winners of the past two World Cups, the… Italy Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, GuideThey were in the group of death alongside New Zealand and South Africa so it would have been surprising to see them progress. Yet while it was unlikely they would have beaten the All Blacks, they were denied the chance to try to reach the last eight by the cancellation of that match due to Typhoon Hagibis.How They QualifiedItaly were one of the 12 automatic qualifiers for the 2019 tournament.Key PlayersNo 8 Sergio Parisse is their long-term talisman but, at 36, there’s not much juice left in the tank. Matteo Minozzi embodies the brio of the younger brigade while Sebastian Negri and David Sisi are powerful forces up front.Live wire: Matteo Minozzi is the best of a new brigade of Italian rugby players (Getty Images)The Coach – Conor O’SheaThe Irishman swapped Quins for the Azzurri in 2016 and has spent much of his reign deflecting criticism of the Six Nations wooden spoonists.Criticised: Conor O’Shea has spent much of his time deflecting it away (Getty Images)Major Work-onsKeeping possession has been a thorn in their side, leading to early fatigue as they rack up the tackles. Poor finishing is another weakness but accuracy should improve as a youthful team gains Test experience.Italy Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSaturday 10 August 2019: Ireland 29-10 ItalySaturday 17 August 2019: Italy 85-15 RussiaFriday 30 August 2019: France 47-19 ItalyFriday 6 September 2019: England 37-0 ItalyRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups Italy Rugby World Cup FixturesSun 22 Sep Italy 47-22 Namibia (Osaka) Match reportThu 26 Sept Italy 48-7 Canada (Fukuoka) Match reportFri 4 Oct South Africa 49-3 Italy (Shizuoka) Match ReportSat 12 Oct New Zealand 0-0 Italy (Toyota) Match cancelled – click here for story Namibia booked their place once again at the…last_img read more

Underground Railroad re-enactment celebrates Absalom Jones Day

first_img February 15, 2012 at 1:01 am why can’t it be presented as a national treasure? i think there are steps to follow for that designation. maybe that will help with the needed funds. I hope it stays open Linda Duplessis says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Vivian Varela says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs February 15, 2012 at 11:45 am Yes, national treasure and educational site – it could be a place of pilgrimage, retreat, a way station for people on their way to baptism or confirmation. it could be a place to sensitize all people to others’ realities of oppression, or fear and of real danger. it could be a place of safety for refugees from so many tyrannies still extant in the world… it could continue to be a place of hope and love… Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN John Geyer says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Sharon SheridanPosted Feb 13, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments (4) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Underground Railroad re-enactment celebrates Absalom Jones Day Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Danielle Baker, playing the role of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, guides her first group of fellow parishioners portraying escaped slaves through a back door into the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church parish house en route to “Freedom Land.” Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Karen Eberhardt’s first face-to-face encounter with racial discrimination still resonates, half a century later.She was visiting the North Carolina drug store where her aunt worked when an African-American woman entered with a boy, two years at the oldest. He made a beeline for the seats at the soda fountain and began spinning around on them.Because he was black, “my aunt had to say to the woman, ‘You know he can’t do that,’ and I was devastated,” Eberhardt recalled. Her aunt told her: “I don’t own the store, and it’s the owner’s policy, and there’s nothing I can do about it. I need to keep my job.”“It has stayed with me all my life,” said Eberhardt, now a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.The Rev. Karen Eberhardt, deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and creator of the Underground Railroad re-enactment, watches as nearly 100 people playing the roles of escaped slaves take their last steps to freedom. Behind her, a plantation owner, played by Paul Hausman, seeks in vain to recover the fugitives. Photo/Sharon SheridanSuch experiences, along with seminary studies of black history and racism, led her to create a 13-week curriculum on the Moses story and U.S. slavery that culminated in a re-enactment of the Underground Railroad in which human “conductors” guided escaped slaves from safe house to safe house en route to freedom in Canada. She hopes to publish a guide to the re-enactment activity, which has been tried at different venues in the diocese, for use in churches, schools and elsewhere.On Sunday — commemorating the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Absalom Jones, first person of color ordained an Episcopal priest — Eberhardt teamed up with the Rev. C. Melissa Hall to bring the Underground Railroad re-enactment to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey.Starting at the “plantation” – the church’s vesting room – more than 100 people of all ages divided into four teams portraying escaped slaves. Guided by conductors – including historic figures Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth as well as Quaker farmers – the fugitives followed clues to creep from sanctuary to sanctuary. They navigated secret passageways and spiral staircases throughout the campus as they sought to elude the plantation owner and “patrollers,” who brought anyone they captured back to the plantation (to escape again, if they dared).“Watchers” wearing pipe-cleaner stars escorted the groups from station to station, motioning them to crouch and hide whenever they spotted a baseball-capped patroller. Tubman and the other characters conveyed historical information during each 10-minute station stop. Eventually, most found their way through a hidden passage in a closet in Hall’s office to the parish house stage – standing in for Canada – where a sign above a cross proclaimed, “Thank God Almighty! It’s Freedom Land.”The Underground Railroad program completed a church school unit examining the themes of slavery and liberation. During worship before the re-enactment, Hall, St. Peter’s assistant rector, explained the significance of Jones and Lincoln as well as the Underground Railroad.“The kids know it’s not a real railroad. It’s a secret road,” she told the congregation, adding that the re-enactment was “not a game.“It’s an exercise in love. … It’s an exercise to say we will never forget the mistakes we made, and we will do our best never to make those mistakes again.”Those who guided the slaves to safety “were black people, and they were white people,” Hall preached. “And they were scared, but they did it anyway. And we will do it in their memory. The Holy Spirit calls us to love and trust and justice.”After the service, congregants gathered at the “plantation” for a speech by its owner, who warned them about “Northern radicals” causing trouble and criticizing the South’s way of life.“The Bible says, ‘Slaves, be obedient to your masters.’ Our Father Abraham had slaves. There’s nothing wrong with the way we are,” he said, reminding the “slaves” that they were property and would be recaptured if they escaped. Participants then received paper tickets dividing them into their teams.The handful of teen and adult patrollers officially found few fugitives; those crouched down in hiding mostly were considered invisible. But the patrollers took their roles seriously enough that Hall had to redirect them several times (“why don’t you go look in my office?”) so the escaping groups could sneak safely to their next stations.“It was very frustrating, ’cause you’d hear them and you weren’t allowed to see them,” said patroller Mary Woolley, 13, who snared five captives. In the context of the game, she didn’t feel guilty because she thought about the patrollers’ actions from their viewpoint, she said. Her perspective on the real thing? “It was probably really cruel.”Gayle Shephardson slipped past the patrollers with her three daughters. “The scariest part was that sense that people are pursuing you … that we don’t have to live with in our ordinary lives,” she said.Partway through the re-enactment, one teen patroller told Hall: “I feel bad. I want to help people escape.”That’s just the sort of insight she hoped the re-enactment would generate, Hall said. She recalled another incident that occurred when she used the program several years ago while serving as chaplain at All Saints Episcopal Day School in Hoboken. A teacher came upon a group of second-graders portraying escaped slaves.“It’s the farmer’s wife! Let’s kill her,” they said.“Why?” a startled Hall asked.“Because that’s what she’d do to us.”An earnest discussion ensued, with the group ultimately voting to lock the teacher in the “barn” (the school’s kitchen).“It became a moral, ethical teaching moment,” Hall said.She asked Eberhardt to help her introduce the program at St. Peter’s, she said, because she wanted “to create an experience where children and adults learn something important together.”“That’s my ministry, is justice,” she said. “I think we’re under the misapprehension in this country that we’re done in terms of race relations, and we’re just starting. So an opportunity to visit who we were in the past and who we are now and who we can be in the future, I think, is critical. And what better way to do that with children and adults than through play, play at something very serious and critical? Then they can turn around to each other and talk about it and reflect on the experience of how God calls us to liberation in our actions and in our souls.”One of St. Peter’s senior members, Valarie Gilliland, joined the dozens of children and parents hiding in the secret passageway hidden behind a bookcase in the rector’s office and tiptoeing through the parish hall toward freedom.“I totally enjoyed it. I was like one of the kids,” she said. “For the children, this was an introduction to a very important part of American history, and it’s something that they’ll never forget.”Reflecting on the actions of the real Underground Railroad’s conductors, Gilliland said, “They knew they could be persecuted themselves. It took tremendous courage, and I wonder in today’s world if any of us would have that courage.”—Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm Please keep St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland in your prayers…it’s an underground railroad station, the only documented station in Cleveland, and the last stop before crossing Lake Erie for freedom in Canada. I chair a group of trustees charged with trying to find a future for it, now that it’s been closed. We want it to be a center of liberation, pilgrimmage and hope. It’s been very difficult finding resources, financial and otherwise, but the group of Trustees is committed to discerning God’s will for this holy place…Many thanks for the article written above and for honoring African Americans of all generations. Blessings, Dan+ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Rev. Daniel H. Schoonmaker says: May 8, 2012 at 8:00 am Hundreds of Whites risked lives and property to provide way-stations for the Underground Railway. It would be nice if some of them were remembered by name as were the three Black conductors. “…as well as Quaker farmers…” doesn’t really do justice to their willingness to sacrifice. They weren’t all Quakers and they all had names. 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 Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

David M. Scheider to lead SSW’s Center for Christian Ministry,…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group People, Press Release Service [Seminary of the Southwest] Dean and President Douglas Travis has announced the appointment of Chaplain (LTC) David M.  Scheider to lead the Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation (CCMV) beginning January 1, 2013 at Seminary of the Southwest.“We’re delighted that Dave has accepted the call to be the next Director of the Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation”, says Dean Travis.  ”He has a proven track record as an accomplished administrator and he’s experienced in absolutely each and every area for which the CCMV trains people. In addition, Dave is already a popular adjunct professor (he’s currently teaching a course on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). We’re delighted to welcome him as a member of our administration and faculty.”CCMV students are enrolled in the seminary’s three master’s degrees which aim to prepare and form students for work in the helping professions and an informed life of faith: counseling, chaplaincy and pastoral care, and spiritual formation.Scheider, an Episcopal priest, has 25 years experience as a chaplain in the United States army. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a Diplomate for the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Scheider currently directs the Family Life Chaplain Training Center on Fort Hood, Texas where he developed a program to train military chaplains as counselors.In 2009, Scheider completed a DMin in Christian Nurture from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before entering the Army, Scheider was a hospital chaplain and a parish pastor. He is also a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program where he completed a certificate in special studies in spiritual formation.Seminary of the Southwest is an accredited Episcopal seminary in Austin, Texas offering master’s degrees for ordained ministry and for people seeking education and formation for counseling certification, chaplaincy and pastoral care, spiritual formation, and religion. Alumni serve in all 50 states, 23 countries and six continents around the globe. The full time tenured faculty teaches the core theological courses and professional chaplains, licensed counselors, and scholars teach as adjunct faculty. Seminary of the Southwest has 124 students from across the USA enrolled in its degrees. Sixty-one percent of students receive financial aid for tuition through the seminary’s scholarship aid and work programs. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Dec 5, 2012 Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ David M. Scheider to lead SSW’s Center for Christian Ministry, Vocation Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

RIP: Michael Tedrick

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anne Johnson says: January 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm Michael was instrumental in organizing the Youth Course in 2006 at St. George’s College. It was especially tricky when the Course had to be postponed (at the last minute) because of the conflict between Israel and Lebanon. Youth from my parish had an absolutely spectacular experience in the Holy Land, in large measure due to Michael’s assistance and presence. He was a wonderful man, and I mourn his death.May his soul and the souls of all the departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.Earle KingSt. Martin’s, Grand Island, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Marcel Cesar says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest People Earle King says: Tags Obituary, Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Posted Jan 18, 2013 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (4) January 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm I had the honor of getting to know Michael Tedrick when he came as a missionary to Brazil. That was my first or second year as an Episcopalian and he helped me to shape much of what I expected from my relation with the church. In a short time he became close to my family and we were glad to have him with us. I found in Michael not only a friend I could always rely on but a “spiritual mentor” as well.His laugh will always be among my most cherish memories. He had such a simple approach to life but still a very sophisticated sense of humor, this combination allowed him to extract and share many great lessons from everything around him.I was with Michael when he started his diagnosis. Although he was afraid of the outcome, he was so strong and wise through this entire situation. Even in his last moments he was a beautiful and amazing blessing from God in our lives.I´ll miss his words, his gravitational presence and most of all his laugh… but I´m not sad because I´m sure we will meet him again.Rest in Peace meu amigo, abraços. 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK RIP: Michael Tedrick San Francisco layman served as missionary in Jerusalem, Liberia, Brazil 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 November 24, 2014 at 12:44 am I wish I could have met Michael Tedrick because we were cousins! His dad was my dad’s brother. I have been doing family research and discovered he was me cousin. Is there anymore Tedricks in California that I might be related to? 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 Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Esther Tedrick says: Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA [Grace Cathedral] Michael Tedrick, a longtime and well-loved cathedral congregant, died the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Michael served as missionary to Jerusalem, to Liberia, and most recently to our companion diocese in Curitiba, Brazil.Michael Tedrick was born November 17, 1943, in Ohio. A San Francisco resident since 1979, Mr. Tedrick was a partner in the interior design firm Tedrick & Bennett Incorporated. A graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, he did post graduate work in Venice, Italy, on the adaptive use of a deconstructed church and monastery to serve as a cultural center. Tedrick was a lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve. He was an American Red Cross volunteer and spent one month in Southern Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. He also volunteered at Zen Hospice Guest House and later at Laguna Honda Hospital. Tedrick made pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Nicaragua with groups from Grace Cathedral, and in 2006 was sent to Jerusalem by the Department of World Missions of The Episcopal Church as a missionary to Jerusalem, working as a teaching assistant at St. George’s Anglican College. He traveled extensively throughout the Middle East. Subsequently, Michael served the Church in Liberia and in Brazil.The Funeral Requiem will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, at Grace Cathedral, with a reception to follow.Memorial gifts can be made to the Grace Cathedral Endowment Fund (1100 California Street; San Francisco, CA 94108) or to Episcopal Charities (1055 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108). Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm I love you, Uncle Michael.Christ’s Peace & Much Love,Annie Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

Se añade un candidato a la lista electoral para obispo…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books De la redacción de ENSPosted Apr 28, 2015 Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Elections, Submit a Press Release Province IX Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Se añade un candidato a la lista electoral para obispo coadjutor de la República Dominicana Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] El Comité Permanente de la Diócesis Episcopal de la República Dominicana ha dado a conocer un candidato adicional a postularse a la elección de obispo coadjutor.El Rdo. P. Salvador Patrick Ros Suárez, de 59 años, rector de la iglesia del Buen Pastor [Church of the Good Shepherd] en Rahway, Nueva Jersey, Diócesis de Nueva Jersey.Ros se une a la lista de otros tres candidatos, cuyos nombres se anunciaron en marzo. Ellos son:El Rdo. Ramón Antonio García de Los Santos, de 50 años, vicario de las misiones de San Lucas y La Anunciación, en Santiago, director de una escuela y arcediano de la región norte del país.El Rdo. Moisés Quezada Mota, de 58 años, vicario de las misiones de Jesús Nazareno y El Buen Samaritano en San Francisco de Macorís, y director de una escuela; yEl Rdo. Daniel Samuel, de 58 años, vicario de las misiones de Santa María Virgen, Divina Gracia y San Cornelio, y director de una escuela.El obispo Julio César Holguín Khoury solicitó la elección de un obispo coadjutor durante su alocución a la Convención Diocesana de 2014. El próximo 25 de julio tendrá lugar una convención especial para elegir al obispo coadjutor. El obispo coadjutor servirá con Holguín hasta la jubilación de éste último, la cual, según la Constitución de la Iglesia Episcopal (Artículo II, Sección 1 aquí) debe tener lugar en el transcurso de los 36 meses que siguen a la consagración del obispo coadjutor.Los detalles acerca de la elección pueden encontrarse aquí. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Latin America, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

El dictamen del Tribunal Supremo sobre el matrimonio provoca aplausos…

first_img Casey Kend, de Nueva York, defensor del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, sostiene un cartel frente al Tribunal Supremo en Washington D.C. el 26 de junio de 2015.Foto de Joshua Roberts/Reuters[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Estallaron aplausos en las reuniones de comités legislativos en el Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace de este ciudad cuando los participantes en la Convención General se enteraron del histórico dictamen del Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. el 26 de junio, por el cual las parejas del mismo sexo tienen derecho constitucional a casarse.El fallo del tribunal se produjo al tiempo que los episcopales comenzaban a debatir la interpretación de la Iglesia del matrimonio sacramental y la definición canónica del matrimonio que la acompaña, y si debe extenderse esa definición para incluir a parejas del mismo sexo.El dictamen del tribunal con 5 votos a favor y 4 en contra estableció el asunto del acceso al matrimonio civil y cumplió con una de las posiciones de política pública que la Iglesia Episcopal ha sostenido durante mucho tiempo. La Iglesia Episcopal ha abogado oficialmente, durante años, a favor de que se trate por igual a homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales tanto en el terreno civil como en el eclesiástico.La defensa de la Iglesia de la igualdad civil de personas LGBT comenzó en 1976 con la Resolución A071 en la cual se dice que “las personas homosexuales tienen derecho a igual protección de las leyes que todos los otros ciudadanos, y llama a nuestra sociedad a cuidar de que tal protección se brinde realmente”.Esa misma convención dijo (en la Resolución A069) que “las personas homosexuales son hijos de Dios que tienen pleno e igual derecho, con todas las otras personas, al amor, la aceptación y el interés y cuidado pastoral de la Iglesia”.(Una lista completa con enlaces a todas las resoluciones de la Convención General de 1976 a 2012 sobre la liturgia, el matrimonio y la ordenación además de las resoluciones sobre los derechos civiles de los LGBT se encuentran aquí).Sin embargo, no fue hasta 2012 que la Convención General aprobó considerar de nuevo la teología del matrimonio con vistas al acceso de episcopales homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales al rito sacramental. Esas son las cuestiones que enfrenta esta reunión de la Convención.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori citó el pasaje de 1 Corintios 13:4-8 sobre el amor al reaccionar sobre el dictamen.“Me regocija que el Tribunal Supremo haya abierto el camino para que el amor de dos personas sea reconocido por todos los estados de esta Unión, y que el tribunal haya reconocido que este amor duradero y sencillo que perdura más allá de la tumba debe ser atesorado por la sociedad dondequiera que exista”, dijo ella. “Nuestra sociedad se enriquecerá por el reconocimiento público de ese amor fiel y perdurable en familias encabezadas por dos hombres o por dos mujeres, así como por un mujer y un hombre. Los hijos de esta tierra serán más fuertes cuando crezcan en familias que no puedan ser deshechas por el prejuicio y la discriminación. Que el amor perdure y florezca dondequiera que se encuentre”.La presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, emitió una declaración en la que decía: “Tal como nosotros los cristianos se sabe que decimos de vez en cuando: ‘aleluya’”.“Me siento eufórica de que el Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. haya fallado que las parejas del mismo sexo tienen derecho a casarse en los 50 estados. En marzo tuve el gran privilegio de firmar un amicus curiae en el que se instaba a los magistrados a tomar la decisión que han dado a conocer en el día de hoy, y estoy profundamente agradecida de que ellos hayan concedido un derecho humano fundamental a personas a quienes se les había negado durante tanto tiempo”.Jennings dijo que ella apoya la igualdad matrimonial “no a pesar de mi fe, sino por causa de ella”.“En más de 35 años de ministerio ordenado, he conocido a muchas parejas del mismo sexo, fieles y comprometidas, cuyo amor me dio una comprensión más profunda del amor de Dios y cuya mutua alegría daba testimonio de la bondad de la creación de Dios”, afirmó. “He aprendido a través de la experiencia sencilla y cotidiana que las parejas del mismo sexo hacen contribuciones fundamentales a nuestra vida común, y me regocijo de la seguridad que el dictamen de hoy les otorga”.Los casos sobre los que el Tribunal Supremo se pronunció atrajeron mucha atención y al menos se presentaron 145 declaraciones de amicus curiae, o “amigos del tribunal”. Cerca de 2.000 individuos líderes religiosos laicos y ordenados encabezados por Jennings y obispos episcopales en Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio y Tennessee (los estados incluidos en el Tribunal de Apelaciones del Sexto Distrito), presentaron una de esas declaraciones.Esos obispos incluían a Terry Allen White, obispo de KentuckyDouglas Hahn, obispo de Lexington; Wendell N. Gibbs Jr., obispo de Michigan; Whayne M. Hougland Jr, Obispo de Michigan Occidental; Rayford J. Ray, obispo de Michigan Norte; Todd Ousley, obispo de Michigan Oriental; Mark Hollingsworth Jr., obispo de Ohio; David C. Bowman, William D. Persell y Arthur B. Williams Jr., obispos auxiliares de Ohio; Thomas E. Breidenthal. Obispo de Ohio Sur; Kenneth L. Price Jr., obispo sufragáneo jubilado de Ohio Sur; Bavi Edna Rivera, obispa auxiliar de Ohio Sur; Don E. Johnson, obispo de Tennessee Occidental y George D. Young III, obispo de Tennessee Oriental. Todos estos obispos han autorizado la bendición de parejas del mismo sexo en sus diócesis, incluidas parejas que ya habían contraído matrimonio civil en otras jurisdicciones.Los obispos Tom Ely, de la Diócesis de Vermont; Robert Fitzpatrick, de la Diócesis de Hawái; Leo Frade, de la Diócesis del Sudeste de la Florida, Steve Lane, de la Diócesis de Maine, Keith Whitmore, obispo auxiliar de la Diócesis de Atlanta y casi 200 clérigos y laicos episcopales también firmaron la declaración.El dictamen del tribunal esclarece la labor a que se enfrenta el Comité Legislativo Especial sobre el Matrimonio, según Ely, miembro de ese comité, que también ha formado parte del Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Matrimonio.La Rda. Ruth Meyers, presidente de la Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música en los últimos dos trienios, y el obispo de Vermont Tom Ely, miembro de esa comisión, discuten el dictamen del Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. sobre la igualdad matrimonial antes de la eucaristía del 26 de junio en el salón de cultos de la Convención General. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La Rda. Ruth Meyers, que ha presidido la Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música en los últimos dos trienios y es consultora del comité legislativo del Libro de Oración, Liturgia y Música en esta Convención, dijo que el dictamen “cambia el contexto” del trabajo del comité especial porque el fallo cambia la ley de los Estados Unidos.El comité, que maneja todas las resoluciones relacionadas con el matrimonio que se presentan en esta reunión de la Convención, estaba reunido cuando se dio a conocer el dictamen. Ely dijo que los miembros aplaudieron y que también habían reflexionado respecto cómo las noticias serían portadoras de alegría para algunos y de inconveniencia para otros.Meyers y Ely presidieron el subcomité de bendiciones del comité legislativo en la convención de 2012, cuando ésta aprobó los Recursos Litúrgicos I: Te bendeciré y serás una bendición, la liturgia para bendiciones de relaciones de parejas del mismo sexo y materiales acompañantes cuyo uso provisional se autorizó en 2012.Reacciones de episcopales al dictamen del tribunal“Creo que Dios obra día y noche a favor de la justicia, y cuando la Iglesia no sigue la dirección de Dios, Dios a veces obra en la cultura. Y en consecuencia, ésta es una victoria de Dios. Ahora, la Iglesia Episcopal debe decidir si quiere unirse a Dios en ese [acto de] justicia”, dijo a Episcopal News Service Gene Robinson, obispo jubilado de Nuevo Hampshire, un momento antes de comenzar la eucaristía diaria de la Convención.El preludio de la eucaristía fue una entusiasta interpretación de “Marchamos en la luz de Dios [We are Marching in the Light of God] que incluyó una fila de conga y numerosos participantes se abrazaron.“Estoy tan emocionada, me siento tan pero tan orgullosa de ser parte de la Iglesia Episcopal, que ha estado lidiando con la igualdad matrimonial en una variedad de formas diferentes durante un largo número de años”, dijo Mary D. Glasspool, obispa sufragánea de Los Ángeles.“Por supuesto mi emoción se ve limitada por otras áreas de nuestra vida común donde no hay tal igualdad, pero cada detallito ayuda. Intentamos decir que todos realmente significa todos, la Constitución (de EE.UU.) se aplica a todo el mundo. Cuando la Iglesia Episcopal dice que estamos abiertos para todo el mundo, y que todos los sacramentos están al alcance de todas las personas, eso es lo que queremos decir, de manera que estamos viviendo en eso”.Glasspool dijo que el dictamen “cambiará y en verdad influirá en la conversación que estamos teniendo en la Iglesia porque en verdad debemos mirar y tal vez separar lo que es el aspecto civil de nuestro actuar, el aspecto que tiene la unión civil, cuál es la adecuada responsabilidad del Estado al garantizar los derechos civiles y lo que la Iglesia quiere decir sacramentalmente al pueblo de Dios, dónde estamos indicando la presencia de Dios y la santidad de Dios y el amor de Dios y la justicia de Dios, y cómo eso se manifiesta en nuestras vidas”.La Rda. Susan Russell, quien durante mucho tiempo ha abogado por la plena inclusión de los homosexuales en la Iglesia, ex presidente de Integrity y primera asociada de [la iglesia] de la iglesia de Todos los Santos en Pasadena, California, y el Rdo. Michael Sniffen, rector de la iglesia de San Lucas y San Mateo en Brooklyn, Nueva York, capellán de Integrity y quien se define a sí mismo como un “aliado heterosexual”, celebran el dictamen del Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. el 26 de junio en el salón de cultos de la Convención General antes de la eucaristía diaria. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La Rda. Susan Russell, que ha abogado durante mucho tiempo por la plena inclusión de los homosexuales en la Iglesia, definió el dictamen como “un triunfo importante de la libertad, la igualdad, la inclusión y, sobre todo, del amor”.“Es un día para celebrar con profunda alegría que nuestro país está un paso más cerca de cumplir la promesa de la búsqueda de la felicidad y la justicia para todos. El histórico dictamen de hoy significa que las parejas del mismo sexo pronto tendrán la libertad de casarse y de que sus matrimonios merezcan el mismo respeto en todo el país: es un triunfo de la justicia sobre el prejuicio”.La última reunión de la Convención General en 2012 aprobó la Resolución D018, que Russell propuso. La resolución hacía notar que la Iglesia Episcopal “estaba en un período de discernimiento acerca del significado del matrimonio cristiano, con personas fieles que sostenían puntos de vista divergentes” e instaba al Congreso a derogar las leyes federales que discriminaban negativamente a parejas del mismo sexo casadas por lo civil y a aprobar una legislación que permitiera al gobierno federal proporcionales beneficios.Russell dijo “tan importante como es el dictamen histórico de hoy, debemos aprovechar ahora el impulso del diálogo sobre el matrimonio en el empeño de garantizar avances adicionales hacia la igualdad, especialmente las protecciones no discriminatorias de los estadounidenses LGBT. Es absolutamente inaceptable que a los LGBT aún los puedan despedir de sus empleos, desahuciarlos de sus casas y negarles servicio en restaurantes y tiendas simplemente por ser quienes son”.Advirtiendo el actual debate sobre el matrimonio en la Convención, Russell dijo que ora “porque la justicia corra como las aguas en Salt Lake City para la Iglesia Episcopal, así como la justicia prevaleció hoy en nuestro Tribunal Supremo” y le dé a parejas del mismo sexo acceso al sacramento del matrimonio.El Rdo. Jon M. Richardson, vicepresidente de Integrity (http://www.integrityusa.org/) para asuntos nacionales, dijo en la declaración oficial del grupo que los miembros y líderes de Integrity “apenas podemos contener nuestra emoción en este día de jubileo a través de la nación”.“Nos entusiasma que los episcopales LGBT puedan encontrar en todas partes plena igualdad en el matrimonio civil y mantenemos nuestra ferviente esperanza de que la Iglesia responderá al llamado a la igualdad con el mismo testimonio profético que ha dado el Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU.”, dijo.Russell, Richardson y otros también expresaron su reacción en el contexto de la discriminación que las personas seguirán enfrentando debido a su color y a su orientación sexual.“Personalmente, estoy supercontenta, ha tardado mucho en llegar”, dijo Lizzie Anderson, diputada de la Diócesis de Michigan y ministra de la juventud en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Royal Oak. “Para la Iglesia episcopal resulta conveniente mientras discutimos qué cambios hacer en nuestro libro de oración y en nuestros cánones para incluir a todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas en el derecho al matrimonio”.“Al mismo tiempo, reconozco la diversidad de la Iglesia Episcopal y que hay personas en nuestra Iglesia y en nuestro país que se sienten lastimadas debido a este dictamen. Como miembros de la Iglesia, espero que podamos mantenerlos en nuestras oraciones y ser compasivos hacia ellos en este momento difícil al que se enfrentan”, dijo Anderson.Emily Wogaman, diputada de la Diócesis de Michigan y estudiante de secundaria, dijo “es hora”, refiriéndose al fallo del tribunal a favor del matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo.La Rda. Altagracia Pérez-Bullard, canóniga para la vitalidad congregacional de la Diócesis de Nueva York, dijo que ella “se sentía muy orgullosa de nuestra nación. El dictamen fue una firme defensa de la Constitución. No espero que todo el mundo esté de acuerdo, pero esta era una lucha por derechos humanos fundamentales”.Y, con lágrimas en sus ojos, añadió: No pensaba que lo vería en el curso de mi vida, pero creía que debía aprobarse porque es un asunto constitucional básico. Renovó mi fe en esa rama del gobierno”.Anne Brown, de la Diócesis de Vermont, dijo que el dictamen “me permite celebrar nuestro matrimonio más abiertamente”, refiriéndose a su matrimonio de 25 años con la Rda. Lee Crawford.Crawford dijo que el fallo [del tribunal] es “como el derribo del Muro de Berlín”.“No puedo dejar de pensar cómo ello afectará nuestra conversación en la Convención General acerca de la igualdad matrimonial”, añadió.“Mi corazón sí siente por aquellos para quienes no es una noticia celebratoria. He estado en convenciones como esa. Sé lo que se siente estando en ese lugar”, dijo ella. “Pero creo que ha llegado el momento y el momento es ahora. Me siento muy feliz de ofrecer esto en la eucaristía”.El obispo Raúl Tobías de la Iglesia Independiente de Filipinas, con la cual la Iglesia Episcopal está en plena comunión, dijo que si bien él “se alegra en la medida en que para muchos es una respuesta a sus oraciones, no ha llegado el momento para nosotros”, en la Iglesia Independiente de Filipinas, el entrar a considerar estas discusiones.Él dijo que el dictamen “creó una apertura para el júbilo. Me alegro por su júbilo.El que nosotros no estemos listos no significa que estemos en contra. Sencillamente no estamos listos para eso”.Varias propuestas de matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo se presentan ante la ConvenciónLa Convención General está considerando un número de resoluciones que la instan a plantear con mayor claridad su interpretación de la disponibilidad del rito sacramental del matrimonio tanto para parejas de distinto sexo como del mismo sexo.La Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música pide en su informe ( a partir de la página 3 aquí) que la Convención autorice una versión extendida de Recursos Litúrgicos I: Te bendeciré y serás una bendición, la liturgia para bendecir relaciones del mismo sexo y otros materiales que la acompañan y cuyo uso fue autorizado en 2012. La nueva versión (de la página 2 a la 151 aquí) incluye tres liturgias adicionales: “El testimonio y la bendición de un matrimonio”, “La celebración y bendición de un matrimonio 2” and “La forma de solemnización del matrimonio” Esos ritos ofrecen la opción de usar “mujer” “marido”, “persona” o “cónyuge”, haciéndoles de este modo aplicable tanto para parejas heterosexuales como del mismo sexo.La Resolución A054 propuesta por la comisión dice que los obispos diocesanos deben aprobar el uso de los ritos. Dice también que los obispos dentro de las jurisdicciones civiles donde sean legales los matrimonios de personas del mismo sexo, las uniones civiles o las asociaciones domésticas pueden continuar proporcionando una “generosa respuesta pastoral” a las necesidades de los miembros de la Iglesia (un eco de la Resolución 2009-C056).Y la resolución propuesta repite la cláusula de la Resolución 2012-A049 de que “ningún obispo, presbítero, diácono o laico debe ser obligado o sancionado en modo alguno, ni sufrir ninguna incapacidad canónica” como resultado de su objeción teológica o de su apoyo a la resolución. La resolución también extendería a estos nuevos ritos la estipulación del Canon I.18.4 de la Iglesia que dice que un clérigo puede rehusar solemnizar cualquier matrimonio.El Equipo de Trabajo para el Estudio del Matrimonio pide que la Iglesia Episcopal vaya más lejos al proponer en su Resolución A036 revisar el Canon I.18 titulado “De la solemnización del santo matrimonio” (página 58 de los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal aquí).Entre muchos cambios, la revisión elimina las referencias al matrimonio como siendo entre un hombre y una mujer.La revisión reestructuraría el requisito en la primera sección del canon de que el clero, tocante al matrimonio, se atenga tanto a “las leyes del Estado” como a “las leyes de esta Iglesia”. La porción rescrita exigiría que el clero se atenga a “las leyes del Estado que rigen la creación del estado civil del matrimonio y también a estos cánones en lo concerniente a la solemnización del matrimonio”.Y la propuesta preserva la estipulación del canon de que el clérigo puede rehusar solemnizar cualquier matrimonio y extiende que esa discreción incluye la opción de rehusar bendecir un matrimonio.Entre las iniciativas propuestas por las seis diócesis, la Resolución C017 de la Diócesis de Chicago y la Resolución C0022 de la Diócesis de California, ambas piden a la Convención que autorice el uso de los ritos del matrimonio que aparecen en el Libro de Oración Común de 1979 y en los Recursos Litúrgicos I “para todos los matrimonios legales en la jurisdicción civil en la cual la liturgia tiene lugar”. En jurisdicciones civiles que contemplan matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo, el lenguaje de los ritos se interpretaría como genéricamente neutro. La C022 también propone una reescritura del canon de la solemnización, tal como hace la Resolución C024, también propuesta por Chicago, y la Resolución C026 de California Norte.La Diócesis de Rochester, en la Resolución C007, y la Diócesis de Los Ángeles en la C009 simplemente piden que la Convención “tome todas y cada una de las medidas que sean necesarias para hacer accesible inmediatamente el Rito del Santo Matrimonio a parejas del mismo sexo a través de la Iglesia Episcopal”.El Rdo. John Dwyer, diputado de la Diócesis de Minnesota, ha propuesto la Resolución D026, según la cual la Convención General declararía que los términos “hombre y mujer” y “esposo y esposa” en los oficios del Libro de Oración Común son igualmente aplicables a dos personas del mismo sexo.Todas estas resoluciones, y otras relacionadas [a este tema] que pudieran surgir, han sido asignadas al Comité Legislativo Especial sobre el Matrimonio, formalmente un comité de obispos que se reúne junto con un comité de diputados, pero que votan por separado. Las resoluciones asignadas a ese comité pueden encontrarse aquí.La noche antes de que el Tribunal Supremo anunciara su fallo, el comité del matrimonio celebró su segunda audiencia de resoluciones, esta última sobre cinco resoluciones que sugieren cambios en el canon de la Iglesia sobre el matrimonio.Las propuestas eliminarían del canon el lenguaje específico de género, y lo reestructurarían y reordenarían, según el Rdo. Brian Taylor, presidente del equipo de trabajo sobre el matrimonio.“Lo que hace el uso de un lenguaje genéricamente neutro es abrir la puerta, de manera que si autorizamos nuevos ritos o continuamos con la opción de la generosa respuesta pastoral, su uso estaría respaldado canónicamente”, dijo Taylor en la audiencia.Más de 300 personas llenaban el salón del Hotel Radisson para la audiencia. Veintidós personas testificaron, 16 a favor de las diversas propuestas y seis en contra.El Rdo. Jim Papile, diputado suplente de la Diócesis de Virginia, también instó el apoyo. “Por todas nuestras dificultades, creo que somos hoy una Iglesia más fuerte que antes. Podemos lidiar con esos desafíos si hacemos lo que es justo. Estamos muy cerca. Es hora para nosotros de terminar con esto y seguir adelante en la edificación del cuerpo de Cristo, todos nosotros juntos”.El Ven. David Collum, diputado de la Diócesis de Albany, habló en contra de las medidas, pidiendo que la unidad de la Iglesia y el margen de discreción diocesana sean tenidos en cuenta.Refiriéndose al rito para bendiciones de uniones del mismo sexo que la Convención General aprobó en 2012, para uso discrecional de los obispos locales, Collum dijo, “es difícil ser gay o lesbiana en la Diócesis de Albany porque nosotros no estamos usando ese rito. Es difícil para personas que están en el otro lado del problema porque aún estamos hablando sobre eso. Es difícil, pero estamos hablando”, dijo Collum. “Yo sencillamente pediría que cualquier Resolución que ustedes propusieran para promover esta agenda, pensara en la unidad de la Iglesia además de lo importante que es este asunto específico”.Su colega, el Rdo. Robert Haskell, canónigo del Ordinario de la Diócesis de Albany, dijo que los cambios equivaldrían a que la Iglesia Episcopal “le diera la espalda a 2.000 años de interpretación del matrimonio en la Escritura, la historia y la historia de la Iglesia”.“Me rompe el corazón ver que esta Iglesia, la maravillosa Iglesia Episcopal que yo amo, se aparta de esto”, dijo Haskell.Shannon Johnston, obispo de la Diócesis de Virginia, habló en contra de los cambios canónicos e instó en su lugar a una revisión del Libro de Oración Común y de la Constitución como un medio más sólido y mejor de alcanzar los objetivos del grupo de trabajo. “Quiero decir ante todo que estoy total y absolutamente comprometido con la plena igualdad matrimonial en la vida y el testimonio de la Iglesia Episcopal, punto”, dijo él. “Aspiro al testimonio más sólido posible que esta Iglesia pueda hacer en pro de la igualdad matrimonial, y hacerlo simplemente por medios canónicos, creo yo, es la forma más débil”.El comité celebrará su tercera y última audiencia en el Hotel Marriott Downtown en City Creek a las 7:30 P.M., hora local, el 26 de junio.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Los también reporteros y corresponsales de ENS Lynette Wilson, Pat McCaughan, Sharon Sheridan y Tracy Sukraw colaboraron en este artículo. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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