Sharks team to face Leicester

first_img SALE SHARKS have named their team for tomorrow evening’s Aviva Premiership Rugby game against Leicester Tigers, at Edgeley Park (KO 7-45pm). Head Coach Pete Anglesea said, “ We know that we will have to show them total respect throughout the game and match their physicality. We also know that we need to be focussed from the first whistle to the last. Last week we leaked two early tries and it was an uphill struggle from then on.”Rob Miller, Tom Brady, Chris Bell, Kyle Tonetti, Ben Cohen, Charlie Hodgson, Dwayne Peel, Lee Imiolek, Ben Roberts, Henry Thomas, Chris Jones, Wame Lewaravu, James Gaskell, Carl Fearns, Sisa Koyamaibole Replacements Aston Croall, Simon McIntyre, Jack Forster, Sean Cox, Neil McMillan, Will Cliff, Andy Tuilagi, Fergus Mulchrone TAGS: Leicester TigersSale Sharks center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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World Cup travel ideas – Wellington

first_imgCool Campsite – Matiu/Somes IslandIn Wellington harbour – you can see it from the stadium – Matiu/Somes is a scientific and historic reserve which is a world away from the urban hustle. Watch out for käkäriki (parrots to you!) and fantail birds, and listen for penguins squabbling at night. It’s a 20-minute ferry ride from central Wellington.Back to nature Zealandia is a ten-minute bus ride, this fenced sanctuary in the city where native birds like kiwi and kaka thrive. Take the dusk or night tours for maximum impact.For those who like the water, Taputeranga marine reserve (20-minute bus ride) offers amazing diving and snorkelling. A wetsuit is required – Wellington ain’t warm! WELLINGTONPre-match jaunt – Orongorongo TrackThis walk goes through authentic New Zealand forest, packed with palms, ferns, huge rata trees, fantastic views and good swimming holes in the river. It’s a 45-minute drive from Wellington.Dropkick the hangover – Red RocksThis is a brisk – and probably breezy – coastal walk on Wellington’s south coast. There are stunning views of the South Island Mountains (snow covered) and a seal colony thrown in. It’ll take one hour each way and is a 20-minute bus ride from city centre.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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RBS 6 Nations: Why Rob Howley needs help

first_imgPORIRUA, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 04: (R-L) Warren Gatland the Wales coach and Rob Howley the Wales assistant coach look on during the official IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 Wales team welcome ceremony at Te Rauparaha Arena on September 4, 2011 in Porirua, New Zealand. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Isolated: Rob Howley is out in the cold during a Welsh training session at Vale Resort, CardiffBy Karl JonesTHE ONE shred of positivity in the autumn for Wales was that in the face of four straight home losses – now a record five defeats after last week’s defeat to Ireland – the bigger picture remained clear, a firm belief in youth. Jack Dixon, the teenage heir apparent was being groomed to join Wales’ midfield, alongside Ospreys lock, Lloyd Peers, who were both introduced to the senior national set-up whilst in Poland in October. Warren Gatland’s obsessive pursuit of strength-in-depth has been almost as admirable as his duo of Grand Slam successes. Where Wales once had sleepless nights wondering how they could replace Martyn Williams, now Rob Howley endures a different kind of problem as vociferous public opinion demands that Justin Tipuric dethrone captain Sam Warburton. Yet while the player pool has expanded one thing is clear: it is the lifeguard who needs help.Grenade: Shaun Edwards may incite reactionHowley’s situation as ‘interim” head coach is nothing new; it retells the story often found with No 2s in sport. Gatland, during his six-year tenure, felt compelled to criticise players publically and used the media to remind transgressing players of their responsibility. Howley, a renowned former player is moving into new territory as No 1. Formerly the peacemaker, and antidote to Wales’ good cop, bad cop duo, his record suggests luck has not been an easy bedfellow, with six of his eight-matches, lost by eight points or less. A cold-hearted look at his record would suggest the softly-spoken successor lacks the capacity to take the top job and there is no shame in that. However, a promising Welsh coach’s Test career teeters over the precipice and the shame would be that he didn’t receive the requisite support. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mentored: Howley with Warren Gatland during RWC 2011The long-term goals for the Wales squad remain consistent; to claim Southern Hemisphere scalps and continue to unearth talent that has seen Wales nurture top-quality players in spite of the commercial pressures its regions are under. While the Dragons have been cautious with Dixon, the national setup has earmarked him for exposure at the highest level. At coaching level, a Gatland-mentored coach, is under threat. Howley can seek solace in statistics, and three fourth-placed finishes from Gatland, neatly sandwiched between recent Grand Slam victories, but the Kiwi had the nous to adroitly navigate away from murky waters.As Wales walk out at the Stade de France in less than 24hrs time, they will be aware that a record 11 consecutive defeats is advancing. Howley’s pragmatism, in public at least, since being installed as the top suggests a verbal volley would be out of character, but when stood in the firing line a retort would come in handy, and what better way than taking the pin out of Edwards and throwing him into the changing room. Wales assistant coach, Shaun Edwards’ remains a key figure in the camp, but London Irish’s points against column suggests the feted drift defence misfiring at the moment. Edwards is fiercely proud of his art, yet he was under scrutiny long before Wales’ blitz defence was nullified by Jonathan Sexton persistently maintaining his depth. Two similarly painful, personal defeats – the British and Irish Lions Test loss in South Africa in 2009 and Wales’ Rugby World Cup semi-final exit to France – had fuelled the fires. Now instead Gatland’s long-trusted hand right-hand man is distanced – out of the Lions reckoning and an understudy on Wales’ summer tour to Japan.last_img read more

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What’s in the new Rugby World?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find out what’s inside the July issue of Rugby World magazine REGULARSChampions section – All this season’s league winners, plus our 2014 Team of the Year and a round-up of schools news. See who made our All-Stars Schools XV hereEssentials – The latest books and products Chris Cusiter – The future looks bright for Scotland’s man on the moveSouth Africa – Why aren’t there more black Springboks? We investigateTour Tales – We delve into the history books and pick our favouritesIsrael Dagg – The All Black talks salmon, siblings and snoringSamoa – It’s a battle for the islanders to stay afloat, but they’ve got some VIPs on their sideTour preview – Stephen Jones looks ahead to the home nations’ trips abroadLondon Sevens – A report from the final leg of the Sevens World SeriesADVICE SECTIONPro Insight – Find out what happened when England Women trained with the Navy – see more photos from their day with the military hereFitness – How to build up your strength over the summerPro Playbook – London Irish’s Mike Crump on how to attack from the lineoutMini rugby – Building a scrum from scratch and a passing game TAGS: Highlight center_img THE NEW issue of Rugby World is the perfect accompaniment to this month’s summer tours. Big names from the northern and southern hemispheres – Danny Care, Liam Williams, Andrew Trimble, Chris Cusiter, Israel Dagg and Felipe Contepomi among them – look ahead to the Test series, Stephen Jones analyses the major issues ahead for each of the home nations and we go back in time to recall a few comedy tales from tours gone by.We also have a special report into why there aren’t more black Springboks, and head to Samoa to speak to the country’s prime minister about rugby there. Plus, in the 17th edition of RW’s unrivalled Champions section we pay tribute to all this season’s league winners.Here is a full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, download the digital edition here.SIDELINESThe summer tours’ big talking points, five players to look out for at the Junior World Cup, 30 minutes with Ireland’s Jordi Murphy, RWC 2015 qualifiers and the European Nations CupCOLUMNISTSAndy Farrell – The England coach is ready to take on the All BlacksFelipe Contepomi – The former fly-half previews Ireland’s tour of ArgentinaVern Cotter – Scotland’s new head coach on his blueprint for successSPOTLIGHTSDanny Cipriani – The Sale fly-half on Diamond, diaries and transport disastersMatthew Rees – The Cardiff Blues hooker’s return is good news for WalesAndrew Trimble – The Ireland wing reveals the secrets of his success this seasonJonny Gray – Find out why the young Scottish lock has a big futureFEATURESDanny Care – The England No 9 talks about impending fatherhood and returning to NZLiam Williams – He’s the class clown, but Wales’ coaches are starting to take the Scarlets full-back seriously. Watch him talk about his team-mates hereIreland – We pick the RWC 2015 starters and look at the wider Ireland squad Find your team! Rugby World’s Champions section profiles all the 2013-14 league winners Uncovered – Bath’s Army man Semesa Rokoduguni on grenades and suicide bombersTour Tale – This tourist had a false start…last_img read more

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The Algarve 7s is set to burst into life

first_imgAddress: Complexo Desportivo, Vila Real de Santo António, Algarve, PortugalOpening TimesHere are the tournament opening times for Saturday 02nd June and Sunday 03rd June.Main Venue Gates Open – Saturday 9:30am• Open Men, Women and Vets Competition Starts – Saturday & Sunday 10:30amElite Men Competition Starts – Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Algarve 7s is set to burst into lifeIf you are on the Algarve next week, you’ll already be excited about sun, maybe a few drinks, and a whole lot of relaxation. But for those who love a bit of fast-paced action, you’ll be delighted to hear that the first-ever Algarve 7s International weekend is set to kick off.Games: played on 02 & 03 June 2018Although in its infancy, the Algarve 7s has set itself up well with media partners and online streaming and TV coverage of the Elite finals. The elite men’s competition is a stacked, as is the open men’s and women’s competition. There’s also a vets 13-a-side competition for the more mature athlete. In total more than 800 participants directly involved in the competitions.For the elite competition teams include New Zealand Metro, Samurai International, Worcester Warriors, Navigators, Germany (national team), Durham University, Portugal (national team), Hong Kong (national team), Russia (national team), Susies Invitational, Catalunya Selection and University of Edinburgh with many players that regularly compete in the HSBC world sevens series confirmed to attend. Transport OptionsIf you are planning on attending Algarve 7s but do not want to drive, there are convenient public transportation options to Vila Real de Santo António from most towns in the Algarve and/or FARO airport. If you are staying  in hotels in the Monte Gordo area there will be a shuttle bus service in front of Hotel Yellow Monte Gordo but please note that in the morning and end of the day all players and officials will have priority when using this service. This system is primarily for the use of the teams but any visitors interested in attending the event can also use this shuttle service bus free of charge.What’s on and where at the Tournament Venue Give them a big hand: The Portuguese national team will be competing at the Algarve 7s Away from the live sport there is plenty on offer. Spread across the Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex area are bars and food areas, a fun park for the little ones and artists performing during the day. The evening entertainment will also be intense with a welcome sunset beach reception on Friday 01st of June starting at 6:00pm in Monte Gordo Beach (book your entrance ticket on [email protected]). Saturday night 02nd of June the organization is also holding a large BBQ in Monte Gordo with live music for the party goers (again you can book your entrance ticket on [email protected]).For further information  you can contact the Algarve 7s team on [email protected]  or call them on +351 939 318 993. Tournament LocationThe Algarve 7s is taking place in eastern Algarve, Europe’s favorite beach resort, in Vila Real de Santo António and its fantastic stadium and high performance center with an impressive stadium infra-structure and two adjacent grass rugby fields. For those not familiar with the Algarve, here’s the Algarve 7s International weekend venue address:Vila Real de Santo António Stadium & Sports Complex: http://www.sportscentre-vrsa.com/last_img read more

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A message for Rugby World subscribers

first_imgHow to get in touch about your magazine subscription during the pandemic New ordersCurrently our supply chain is working well for the majority of regions, so if you would like to place a new order for yourself, a family member or a friend then please visit www.magazinesdirect.com where you can buy print or digital subscriptions.Thank you for your understanding at this time. Stay safe. A message for Rugby World subscribersWe wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure you continue to receive your issues of Rugby World magazine as normal. Some regions overseas have experienced disruption to their service. However, for the majority, there are currently no interruptions to the service you would normally receive.We endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible in the quickly changing environment we are currently living in. Please visit www.mymagazine.co.uk to make sure we have your email address, as we will be in touch directly if you have been affected.Customer ServiceUnfortunately, our telephone customer service centres need to close temporarily, in accordance with current advice, to protect the wellbeing of our staff.We can continue to provide you with support online if you visit www.mymagazine.co.uk, where you can renew your subscription, update your address or check the expected delivery date for your next issue.If you have a query that you cannot resolve online, then rest assured you can still email us on [email protected], but please bear with us as response times will be slower as a result of these exceptional circumstances.center_img The May 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine, which includes a proposed British & Irish Lions squad for the 2021 tour to South Africa, an exclusive interview with Wales centre Nick Tompkins and a look at rugby being played in warzones, is on sale until 4 May 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Datos y Cifras de la Iglesia Episcopal

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] Nuevos datos y cifras sobre la membresía en la Iglesia Episcopal han sido publicados en la página de Investigación [Research page]: www.episcopalchurch.org/researchEntre los Datos:– En el 2011, la membresía de la Iglesia Episcopal es de 2,096,389 con 1,923,046 miembros en las diócesis nacionales (en 50 estados de los EEUU) y 173,343 en las diócesis del extranjero (estados que no son de los EEUU).– Veinte y siete diócesis nacionales aumentaron la membresía el año pasado: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Dallas, Fort Worth, Maine, Maryland, Misiones Navajo, Nevada, Carolina del Norte, El Norte de Michigan, Noroeste de Texas, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Quincy, Carolina del Sur, South Dakota, Sureste de Florida, Suroeste de Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Oeste de Tennessee, Oeste de Missouri, Wyoming.– En las diócesis extranjeras, el aumento en la membresía fue marcado en seis diócesis: Colombia, República Dominicana, Ecuador-Litoral, Puerto Rico, Taiwán y Venezuela.– El cuadro sobre el promedio de asistencia los domingos indica un total en la Iglesia Episcopal de 698,376, con 657,837 en las diócesis de los Estados Unidos.– La membresía congregacional active más larga continúa siendo San Martin en Houston [St. Martin’s] con 8,480 este año.“El trabajo continuo de nuestra oficina de investigación sigue brindando información importante para nuestros esfuerzos de estrategia de planificación”, indicó el obispo Stacy Sauls, representante principal de la Iglesia Episcopal. “En general, estamos viendo signos alentadores, especialmente en las ofrendas y en la asistencia los domingos.  Treinta y tres diócesis han experimentado un aumento y un crecimiento significativo el año pasado. Estas cifras, comparadas con la de años anteriores, continúan sugiriendo que nuestra salud como organismo depende de una concentración externa en misión y ministerio. Una cosa que personalmente espero para el futuro es que podamos encontrar maneras de informar exhaustivamente las historias de lo que está pasando en las iglesias; para que así se pueda obtener el cuadro real de las personas a las que se sirven y el compromiso misional”. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Datos y Cifras de la Iglesia Episcopal The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Posted Oct 12, 2012 Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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South Asian church women discuss challenges and seek gender justice

first_img Rector Belleville, IL 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 Knoxville, TN Asia, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Oct 19, 2015 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Communion News Service] Women from the Anglican and United Churches of South Asia share achievements in their work with women and girls and explore challenges in seeking gender justice in their region.An International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) regional consultation for South Asia has brought together the Network’s Provincial Links (contacts) and a number of other women from the Church of North India, Church of South India, Church of Bangladesh and Church of Ceylon who have leadership roles in mission and ministry among women and girls.“This was an important and inspirational conference with stories shared of achievements and challenges in the Church’s work towards gender justice”, said IAWN Steering Group convener, Ann Skamp. “It celebrated the resilience of women in the region and enabled mutual encouragement and a commitment to support each other.“It is clear that women in the South Asia Churches have many challenges in common but that there are also challenges specific to local contexts such as those associated with the dowry system and the continuing significance of caste identities in India, and the support urgently needed for war widows, families of the disappeared, and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence following years of civil conflict in Sri Lanka.“An analysis of power as the ability to create or resist change gave all of us an insight into how advantage and disadvantage works and how strategies are needed to help us remove barriers to progress in improving the status of women and girls.”Church of South India Moderator Bishop Dr Godava Dyvasirvadam joined participants for their opening worship and encouraged them to be a movement of women, rather than a group of women, serving as guardians of the faith, as change-makers and as bridge builders towards a new order.The South Asia consultation took place 6 to 8 October at the Henry Martyn Institute, an international centre for research, inter faith relations and reconciliation in Hyderabad, India.Participants in the consultation shared positive stories about the enabling of women’s leadership within the Churches of South Asia and in their communities. Initiatives of the Church of South India Women’s Fellowship, for example, have included training programmes for rural pastors’ wives and Bible Women, and providing opportunities for younger women to take an active part in church activities.The Church of North India Women’s Fellowship of Nagpur Diocese and the All India Council of Christian Women used the annual International Women’s Day to visit police stations where they honoured the contributions of women police officers. At the same time, they spoke with male police officers and advocated for women-friendly police stations, where those reporting domestic violence are treated respectfully and not dismissed or humiliated.Such hopeful stories however are set against a background of significant challenges. Patriarchal attitudes upheld by many women as well as men, the favouring and special treatment of boys over girls within families, and cultures of rape, domestic violence and sexual harassment were identified as critical and persistent barriers to the human rights and flourishing of women and girls in the region.The participants therefore took a number of steps together in order to understand better the status quo and to consider strategies for the future. Role play showed how wives have a different experience and fewer opportunities than their husbands in spite of having the same social background. Bible studies from a liberative perspective and discussion on the theology of gender affirmed the strong potential for women in the South Asia context, in spite of their broken situation, to be ambassadors of transformation and builders of just relationships in church and community.Since the South Asian Churches represent a religious minority and are most often involved at grassroots level with little voice into the national arena, the women recognised the importance of networking among themselves and discovering their allies in the Churches and in civil society in order to interact with governmental and human rights institutions at national and international levels. They also looked at using existing and emerging movements and campaigns for gender justice.Some churches in the region already take part in the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December) and the White Ribbon campaign which is an international movement equipping men and boys to take responsibility for ending violence against women and girls. Male pastors have been encouraged to take a lead in preaching a Jesus-type masculinity which empowers women rather than subjugating them.This year’s theme for the 16 Days is ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!’. The participants therefore reflected on how their Churches might engage with families and communities to transform attitudes and practices that restrict girls’ access to education in South Asia, and that have a negative impact on the safety of girls when they are at school or on the journey to and from school.The participants learned about the new global Faith Movement for Gender Justice and considered how a future regional workshop for faith leaders in South Asia might work in an inter faith setting.A message to Church leadership in the region and to the Anglican Consultative Council is being drafted drawing on the key issues arising during the consultation and seeking solidarity and support.Photographs from the consultation are here.A report and resources from the consultation are being gathered and will shortly be posted on the IAWN website here. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Gender Justice South Asian church women discuss challenges and seek gender justice Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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U.S. Supreme Court asked to review South Carolina property decision

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET South Carolina Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ron Caldwell says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ron Caldwell says: February 15, 2018 at 11:18 am News update. The Episcopal Church in South Carolina announced today that federal Judge Richard Gergel has lifted the stay in the case before him. It had been on stay since Aug. 30, 2017, as part of a mediation process. This means the federal case of VonROSENBERG V. LAWRENCE will proceed in the U.S. District Court, in Charleston. The Church side is arguing that Lawrence is in violation of federal trademark laws as he claims to be the legitimate bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. It appears that a trail in the federal court will be held later this year. Comments (3) Property, Press Release Service By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 14, 2018 Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK February 14, 2018 at 2:47 pm The basic issue between the two sides has been settled by the SC supreme court. The majority of the court ruled (Aug. 2, 2018 and reaffirmed Nov. 17, 2018) that the Episcopal Church and the Church diocese hold trust control over 29 of the 36 parishes in question. Since then, the independent diocese has used three tactics in a strategy to of delay the implementation of the decision: 1-use of federal court ordered mediation. The federal judge ordered this on Aug. 30. Three meetings have taken place over five months with no sign of progress; 2-the independent diocese filed a new lawsuit in state circuit court claiming payment from the Church side under the “betterments statute.” The Church diocese has asked the court to dismiss this as a frivolous lawsuit; 3-the independent diocese’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, made Feb.9, 2018. In addition, there is an ongoing federal lawsuit (U.S. District Court in Charleston) in which the Church bishop is suing the breakaway bishop claiming trademark infringement under the Lanham Act. In short, the Church is asking the federal court to recognize the Church bishop as the legitimate bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. This case is on “stay” pending the outcome of the mediation. Trial is expected later this year. Even if the Church diocese prevails in federal court, the breakaway side can appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals gaining another year or more of delay. Altogether, the litigation between the Church side and the independent diocese could continue for another several years. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. 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 BD Howes says: center_img Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 16, 2018 at 11:51 am I’ve heard this story before. My “SC” defended it’s trademark against South Carolina infringement in 2010. Maybe it’s a South Carolina thing. Fight On! Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC U.S. Supreme Court asked to review South Carolina property decision Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] The leaders of a group that broke away from the Episcopal Church in South Carolina have asked the United States Supreme Court to review a state court ruling that property, assets and most of the diocese’s parishes must remain with the Episcopal Church.The petition for a writ of certiorari asks the court to consider “whether the ‘neutral principles of law’ approach to resolving church property disputes requires courts to recognize a trust on church property even if the alleged trust does not comply with the state’s ordinary trust and property law.”The breakaway group said Feb. 13 that the majority of the South Carolina Supreme Court justices “unquestionably did not take this ‘neutral’ approach.” Because, the group said, at least eight states have adopted what it calls “the less than neutral interpretation,” the U.S. Supreme Court ought to consider the case.The group said it anticipates the court will decide before the end of its current term in June whether to accept the petition for review.Episcopalians in South Carolina have been reorganizing their common life since late 2012, after then-Bishop Mark Lawrence and a majority of clergy and lay leadership said that the diocese had left the Episcopal Church. They disagreed with the wider Episcopal Church about biblical authority and theology, primarily centered on the full inclusion of LGBT people in the life of the church.The Episcopal Church in South Carolina noted on its website that the petition had been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court but offered no comment.A writ of certiorari asks the Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling. Filing a writ does not mean the high court will agree to take the case. The court receives more than 7,000 petitions and accepts between 100 and 150 cases, according to information from the federal court system. The Supreme Court usually agrees to consider cases that could have national significance, might harmonize conflicting decisions in the federal circuit courts and/or could have precedential value.Litigation surrounding the 2012 break has been multileveled and very contentious. The Episcopalians chose to call themselves The Episcopal Church in South Carolina in early 2013 in response to a temporary restraining order that prevented them from using the diocesan seal and the names “The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina,” “The Diocese of South Carolina” and “The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.”That issue has not yet been settled and the breakaway group calls itself the Diocese of South Carolina.The breakaway group filed suit in January 2013 against the Episcopal Church. The diocese entered the lawsuit later. After a three-week trial in July 2014, Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein ruled in February 2015 that the breakaway group had the right to hold onto the diocesan name and property, including individual church buildings.The state Supreme Court agreed in April 2015 to consider the case. The remaining Episcopalians offered in June 2015 to let 35 parishes keep their church properties, whether or not they choose to remain part of the Episcopal Church.In exchange, the proposal required the breakaway group to return the diocesan property, assets and identity of “The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina” to the diocese that is still affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The breakaway group rejected the offer the day it was made public.The court took more than two years to issue its ruling, which came Aug. 2, 2017, and was against most of the breakaway group’s claims. The justices said 29 of the congregations specifically agreed to abide by the Episcopal Church’s “Dennis Canon” (Canon 1.7.4), which states that a parish holds its property in trust for the diocese and the Episcopal Church. That agreement means they cannot retain church property. However, they said that eight congregations had not agreed to the canon and thus could keep those properties.The diocesan St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island must also be returned to the Episcopal Church.On Nov. 17, 2017, the court denied the breakaway group’s request that it reconsider its ruling. The group said Nov. 21 that it would ask the nation’s highest court to review the state high court’s decision.That same day, the group also filed a new lawsuit in the same county court in which it began its original lawsuit. The new filing in Dorchester County cites a “betterments statute” to seek compensation from the Episcopal Church in South Carolina and the Episcopal Church for the cost of improvements made to the properties over the years, according an announcement from The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.The Episcopalians in December asked the state court in Dorchester County to dismiss the new action.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop announces Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal

first_img Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Mar 1, 2018 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has announced the launch of the Episcopal 2018 Annual Appeal and calls upon Episcopalians throughout the church to participate.“I write to share some of the ways we, together as the Episcopal Church, witness to the loving, liberating, and life-giving way of Jesus Christ, and to ask for your financial support through this first Annual Appeal,” he writes. “Your gift or pledge to the Annual Appeal will directly impact our life and witness as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.”“When we work together, we can better proclaim the gospel in communities across the church, support our chaplains in federal ministries, and advocate in Washington DC for justice and peace,” House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings said. “I invite all Episcopalians to join me in supporting this annual appeal that will make more ministry possible across the Episcopal Church.”The Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal marks the first churchwide appeal in the Episcopal Church. The goal is to assist the costs of churchwide ministries. In his letter, the Presiding Bishop cites some of the ministries providing vital services to the churchwide membership, such as Evangelism and Reconciliation, and the Office of Armed Forces and Federal Ministries. Ministries are detailed here.“There is no doubt that each of us must continue to give generously to our local parishes, dioceses and the ministry commitments close to our hearts,”  the Presiding Bishop writes. “These are all critical expressions of The Jesus Movement. Today I am asking that you also give or increase your support for ministries that serve the whole church.”To DonateDonations to The Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal can be made by going  here, calling 212.716.6002, or text APPEAL to 51555.For more information, contact Tara Elgin Holley, Episcopal Church Director of Development, [email protected] following is the Presiding Bishop’s letter:Dear Friends,Today, I write to share some of the ways we, together as the Episcopal Church, witness to the loving, liberating, and life-giving way of Jesus Christ, and to ask for your financial support through this first Annual Appeal.Most of the Church’s ministry is done by dioceses and local congregations and ministries, and your support of these is vitally important to the work of Jesus in the world. But there are some ministries that only can be accomplished by the entire Church working together. Here are a few examples:Our Office of Government Relations seeks to represent the moral voice of our Church in Washington, D.C., before the councils of government. The office hosts a morning prayer service for legislators and their aides and staff, bringing Episcopalians together across the aisle to rest, pray, and listen for God’s guidance in their lives and the work they do.Our Armed Forces and Federal Ministries support chaplains serving in the military, VA hospitals, and federal prisons. Most of this work is with people ages 18-30. Our presence brings spiritual healing and comfort to people who need to know God’s love in a troubled world.Our Evangelism Ministries have helped Episcopalians to rethink and reclaim the sharing of the Good News. Our Episcopal Revivals campaign has trained more than 1,000 diocesan leaders to practice evangelism (in English and Spanish), welcomed more than 5,000 people to discover new and renewed life with Jesus, and gathered 200,000 participants on Facebook. This spring, we will host the second Evangelism Matters conference and launch the Beloved Community Story-Sharing Campaign, a churchwide effort to share and welcome stories of faith, race, and difference.This Annual Appeal is intended to support ministries that can only happen when we work together as a whole Church. Why do I make this appeal now? The dioceses of our Church are generous in their giving to support churchwide ministry, and income from endowments is steady; however, the work before us requires more.Please prayerfully read the stories in this booklet about these ministries. I hope they inspire and energize you as they do me. We will continue to share these narratives with you throughout the year.Then I hope you will join me, House of Deputies’ President Gay Jennings and the Executive Council, along with the staff of The Episcopal Church as we launch this annual campaign to support the whole Church’s work. Your gift or pledge to the Annual Appeal will directly impact our life and witness as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.Yours in Christ,The Most Reverend Michael Bruce CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Back to Press Releases Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Presiding Bishop announces the Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Eventslast_img read more

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