French clubs not budging on Heineken Cup

first_img Steady as she Goze: Ligue Nationale de Rugby big dog Paul Goze is standing firm against ERC and their mediatorBy Alan DymockAS LIKELY to budge as a bachelor who has taken a wrong turn and ended up backstage at a Victoria Secret show, Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) have joined Premiership Rugby in renouncing the European Rugby Cup’s (ERC) attempts to mediate an accord.Although ERC have pencilled in a date for an independent mediator, Graeme Mew, to wade in and get the renegades and the status quo on talking terms on October 23, LNR chief Paul Goze yesterday reiterated LNR’s plans to back the splintering ‘Rugby Champions Cup.’Defending “international interest”: IRB’s Bernard LapassetTalking to AFP, Goze said: “I totally exclude returning to negotiations, they have failed for fifteen months, they will not come to a resolution in a fortnight. There are contracts that have been signed by various parties that mean there are no opportunities.“Creating a new competition will help us out of the trap which we have been in for several months. It is not just a desire to carry out a coup.” These comments came 24 hours after the all-French launch of this season’s Heineken Cup, where mischievous Toulon boss Bernard Laporte said: “I saw the trophy today at the launch and the trophy said to me: ‘The weather is beautiful in Toulon and the girls are beautiful and I don’t want to leave’. That’s what I am going to say to my players.”Perhaps the trophy does want to return to the south of France. After all, it could be the trophy’s final resting place or at least at this rate somewhere for it to gather dust while the arguments and conjecture go on and on. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Toulon’s coach Bernard Laporte embraces a player after winning the French Top 14 semifinal rugby union match Toulon vs Toulouse on May 24, 2013 at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. AFP PHOTO JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images) He also said of Mew’s appointment: “He may be able to mediate on the organisation of the competition, but with regards to the fundamental problem of this competition, we have passed the stage of negotiation. We have reached a dead end and we must find a way out. If we do not take the initiative, he will not. ”This stands in harsh contrast with the words of Bernard Lapasset, the IRB chairman, who also told AFP: “[We] will ensure we have a European competition which fulfils its name, which is not confiscated by some nations but has a real international interest.Trophy talker: Toulon’s Bernard Laporte spoke with the cup“The IRB will defend this principle: not a privatisation of a competition in the interest of some people.”last_img read more

Championship blog: Round 7 round-up

first_img The Greene King IPA Championship: Here’s you’re next instalment from England’s competitive second tierBy Richard GraingerIt was seventh heaven for London Welsh at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday as Bristol’s bubble burst, leaving the Exiles seven from seven and six points clear at the top of the GKIPA Championship table.London Welsh 22, Bristol 7There is a lot of Championship rugby to be played before April 26th but London Welsh are looking a good bet to bounce back into the Aviva Premiership at the first attempt.In a scrappy game at the Kassam, Exiles’ scrum half Alex Davies went over from a scrum to give the hosts an early lead before Bristol hooker Ross Johnston replied with a short-range rumble.Then Seb Stegmann raced clear when Gordon Ross picked off a pass from Ruki Tipuna to give the hosts a 14-7 interval advantage.Trundling on: Ollie Stedman trucks forward for WelshDavies stretched the lead with a penalty but Welsh were forced to work hard to in defence when Sonny Parker saw yellow and Bristol upped their game.“We had a lot of possession and territory,” said Bristol Director of Rugby Andy Robinson, “but ultimately a couple of set-pieces didn’t go our way and we didn’t take our opportunities. Credit to London Welsh for the way that they defended. They took their chances well.”Having survived Bristol’s one-man advantage, Exiles had the final word with a late try from Ollie Stedman.Mose move towards middleMoseley 29, Nottingham 15Two wins on the bounce have re-booted Moseley’s season and leave them a couple of wins away from sixth place.The Birmingham-based outfit had 22 year-old replacement fly-half Caolan Ryan, who kicked 19 points, to thank for the win.Moseley head coach Kevin Maggs thought Ryan was outstanding: “He’s a very good player. He’s come in today and done a great job for us.”Anthony Carter and Adam Parkins crossed for the hosts while Nottingham’s points all came from the boot of Matthew Jarvis.Trailfinders still in search of a winning path LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS <> at Sandy Park on September 15, 2013 in Exeter, England. Pick of round eightOn Saturday London Scottish welcome Leeds to Richmond (12.30ko) and Rotherham travel to Bristol for a 3pm kick-off on Sunday. Ealing Trailfinders 5, Plymouth Albion 20A 77th minute try from Josh Elliott was not enough for Ealing to begin to find the trail that will lead them from the foot of the GKIPA Championship.But Ealing will take heart that the crowd of around 500 who made the trek to Vallis Way on Friday night were treated to a vastly improved defensive display which saw the hosts go down by two tries to one.Despite still being pointless in the division, Ealing are only a couple of wins from worrying Jersey and Nottingham.Jersey’s lone scorer: Niall O’ConnorLondon Scottish 29, Jersey 3Jersey’s only points at the Athletic Ground on Sunday came in the second minute when Niall O’Connor put the islanders ahead with a penalty. Thereafter it was largely one-way traffic and the Exiles dominated the encounter, notching a bonus point with two tries from Mark Bright to add to a touchdown from PJ Gidlow and an interception try from prolific winger Miles Mantella.Guess that’s why they call it the BluesCornish Pirates 16, Bedford Blues 13There were more blues for Bedford on Sunday at the Mennaye Field when they were unable to convert second-half pressure into points and allowed the Pirates to hold onto a slender second half lead.It was one try a-piece, with Darren Fearn crossing for the Blues, trailing by ten points at the time, in reply to Tom Kessell’s earlier try for the Pirates.Leeds Carnegie 19, Rotherham 10Leeds did themselves and London Welsh, who won narrowly at Headingley last Sunday, a massive favour by defeating high-flying Rotherham in this Yorkshire derby on Sunday.Alex Lozowski kicked four penalties and converted David Doherty’s first half try to seal the win over an under-strength Titan side forced to re-organise following late injuries.Rotherham were awarded a penalty try, which Juan Pablo Socino converted to add to an earlier penalty.last_img read more

Saints and sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img THE SAINTSBack-row headacheWho’d be a Lions selector? The recent return from a hamstring injury of Peter O’Mahony has helped make the back-row conundrum ridiculously tough for Warren Gatland and Co.The Munster captain, outstanding for Ireland against England 16 days ago, took the wind out of Toulouse’s sails with two early lineout steals in Limerick and looks just the sort of gritty and intelligent workhorse the Lions will need in New Zealand. Some have even suggested he go as captain.Yet everywhere you looked this weekend there were other back-row contenders putting in a huge performance.It started on Friday night at Murrayfield, where Hamish Watson showed what a strong ball-carrier he is in a losing cause against La Rochelle.Top Scot: Edinburgh flanker Hamish Watson was Man of the Match against La Rochelle (Inpho)“A lot of the good stuff in the second half was sparked by him,” said Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge. “He’s got X-factor and ball in hand he’s incredibly dangerous.”Watson, who had a terrific Six Nations, made nine carries for 75 metres along with nine tackles and yet such is the competition for places that he can only be considered a long shot for a Lions spot.Faletau steps upThe second Challenge Cup quarter-final, between Bath and Brive, saw Taulupe Faletau reassert his claim. The Wales No 8 is not a regular try-scorer – with only seven in 67 Tests – but he bagged a double in Bath’s win at the Rec and, like Watson, won Man of the Match.For his first try he ran a blocking line and then appeared on Kahn Fotuali’i’s shoulder to take the scoring pass; for the second he produced one of several smart support lines off Matt Banahan to go through a hole.One tap tackle on Takudzwa Ngwenya demonstrated his renowned defensive quality and he is surely a shoo-in for the Lions.Beef stewIn Dublin it was Sean O’Brien’s turn to bolster his case, and by the time he took his leave in Leinster’s emphatic 32-17 victory over Wasps, he had made 16 carries (for 76 metres), ten tackles and a couple of turnovers.If only he had better hands his place on the plane would not be in doubt.Irish tank: Sean O’Brien produced the goods as Leinster brushed Wasps aside at the Aviva (Inpho)Is Ross Moriarty, a try-scorer for Gloucester against Cardiff Blues, ahead of him in the pecking order?The Welshman hits harder but carries less effectively and he will hope the Lions selectors have long memories, because by the time they firm up the squad to be named on 19 April, it will be ten or so weeks since his earth-shuddering performance against England.The zing of ZeboIf you’re looking for a Lions bolter, Leinster’s Joey Carbery could be your man. The ten-cum-15 oozes class, none more so than the way he exploited the short side from a loose Wasps kick to engineer Jack Conan’s try.Carbery made a staggering 25 carries and 200 metres but he may have to wait until South Africa 2021 for his chance because, among others with superior claims, Simon Zebo is playing with the panache befitting a Lion.The Munsterman was immense under the high ball and at restarts against Toulouse and has the advantage of being a natural wing/full-back.Munster marvel: Simon Zebo proved too hot for Toulouse to handle as Munster eased into the semi-finals (Inpho)Chris Ashton’s attacking skills are exceptional, as he showed in Saracens’ magnificent 38-13 success against Glasgow, but his feeble failed effort to stop Lee Jones scoring is perhaps what will lodge strongest in the minds of the Lions coaches.Midas touchOne man who definitely won’t be touring New Zealand is Billy Twelvetrees, but he reminded us all of why he won 22 England caps and was a regular Test starter up until three years ago.The Gloucester player, who had to move sideways into the fly-half spot after Billy Burns’s early concussion against Blues, had one of those golden nights when he could do no wrong.Four of Gloucester’s six tries came from first phase and it was Twelvetrees’s perfect cross-kick for Jonny May that sparked the remarkable turnaround (see more in Sinners).On song: Billy Twelvetrees slotted five kicks at goal during Gloucester’s defeat of Cardiff Blues (Getty)Tigers legends out in forceJim Hamilton, enjoying a spell in Sarries’ engine room while George Kruis continues his rehab (he may be back for the semi-final in Dublin), was one of the ex-Tigers who attended the first Six Nations Review Dinner at Welford Road. The battle for back-row Lions selection took centre stage on a gripping weekend of European action that also featured bizarre decisions and calamitous finishing TAGS: Highlight Brive encounter: Bath No 8 Taulupe Faletau scores the first of his two tries against Brive (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lewis Moody, Harry Ellis and Graham Rowntree also joined current Leicester players at a dinner that will become an annual event.Rowntree, who will be going on the Lions tour as scrum coach, said the squad had the potential to be “the best in 30 years” and certainly you get a sense that the top players in Britain and Ireland are raising their game ahead of the squad announcement.Dinner host Matt Poole, the ex-Tigers lock, added: “It’s always great to get the lads up on stage and let the conversation flow. From poking fun at one another to gaining incredible insights on the game we love, it’s a fantastic way for fans to get even closer to the players.”Dining with Tigers: Jim Hamilton takes the microphone for a Six Nations review at LeicesterTHE SINNERSWillie wonkyOnly one place to start: the Aviva Stadium. Willie le Roux encapsulated what is an all-too-frequent yet absurd occurrence – failing to safely touch the ball down for a try.Wasps were trailing Leinster 8-0 midway through the first half when Kurtley Beale – a joy to watch – carved through the blue ranks and found Le Roux, alive to the opportunity, tearing up in support.The South African left the defenders for dust but let the ball slip from his grasp during his prematurely triumphant dive. An absolute howler from which Wasps never recovered.Turning point: Wasps’ Willie le Roux loses the ball in the act of diving over Leinster’s line (Getty)Running up a blind alleyFar more forgivable but still qualifying for this week’s Sinners section was Matthew Morgan’s ill-advised counter-attack at Kingsholm.Cardiff Blues led Gloucester 26-20 when the full-back set off diagonally from his 22 with all of his team-mates in front of him. Ben Morgan, quicker than you might expect for a big man, made a super tackle and Gloucester forced a scrum turnover from which Jonny May scored a try.Gloucester went on to win the second half 26-3, finishing 46-26 victors, and so clinched a semi-final date later this month with La Rochelle, where they lost 42-13 in December.Forward-pass fiascoThis column feels a bit guilty criticising when match officials but there were some bizarre calls made at the weekend.The Italian TMO Stefano Penne ruled out a legitimate try by Brive wing Benito Masilevu for a so-called forward pass by Arnaud Mignardi.It wouldn’t have changed the outcome but it denied the French team a superb score from a move featuring off-the-top lineout ball, two decoy runners and a beautifully weighted miss pass.At Thomond Park, we had the other side of the coin because Paul Perez’s try from Yoann Maestri’s forward pass was allowed to stand by referee JP Doyle.“I need an angle to prove it’s a forward pass,” said the RFU referee, even though he already had the footage he needed to rule it out. The surprised grin on the face of Fabien Pelous, Toulouse’s sporting director, spoke volumes.Party time: Andrew Conway’s late try put the seal on Munster’s quarter-final victory (Getty)The delays for TMO decisions in the Munster-Toulouse game were too long. For example, you could quickly see that Francois Cros had challenged Duncan Williams with a late elbow, so why look at it about eight times?The business endChampions Cup semi-finals (22-23 April)Clermont Auvergne v Leinster (Matmut Stadium de Gerland, Lyon)Munster v Saracens (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)Challenge Cup semi-finals (21-23 April)Stade Francais v Bath (Stade Jean Bouin, Paris) La Rochelle v Gloucester (Stade Marcel Defiandre)Happy Sarries: Chris Ashton (right) is congratulated by Brad Barritt and Neil de Kock after scoring his second try against Glasgow. The European champions now travel to Ireland’s capital (Getty)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Gregg Wallace: “The best thing I ever did for my son was to take him to rugby”

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TV celebrity Gregg Wallace has embraced rugby as a player, coach and supporter. The sport makes him feel like the cat that got the cream, as he tells Rugby World… But this is the first time I’ve officially done a theatre tour. If it works well, and all the signs are that it will, there will be 20 dates the year after.Juggling act: fitting in Wasps games will be trickier when Wallace starts his UK tour (Jamie Hughes) Rugby enthusiast: Gregg Wallace at the launch of O2’s ‘Get up For England’ campaign in 2011 (Getty) I’ve got to know Semore Kurdi, who owns Newcastle rugby club and is a great guy. He doesn’t drink so I sat having lunch with him. I said, “Your love of rugby… what is it about rugby and beer that you don’t like?” He looked at me and said, “Would you like a beer?” I said, “Please, if that’s okay!”RW: We understand you’re an ambassador for a couple of rugby charities. Can you tell us more…GW: That’s right. The (link with the) Hambo Foundation started with Lewis Moody and a friend of mine who’s a Leicester Tigers fan. They said, “Can we auction a dinner with you?” I said, “Yeah, we’ll have a dinner at The Ivy. I’ll come along to that.”I met Hambo’s parents and knew nothing about Hambo at all. So I invited him to the BBC Good Food Show in the Midlands and met him, and decided that I’d like to help his charity.Charity fund-raiser: Matt Hampson watches a legends match at Welford Road in 2013 (Getty Images)I’m the only person ever to go on Soccer AM holding a rugby ball. They said to me, “You can’t come on here with a rugby ball.” I said, “This is the Hambo Foundation rugby ball and I promised them that I’m bringing this on, so if I’m not allowed (it) on, I’m going to walk.”People don’t know this about Hambo, he’s a massive foodie. Really into his grub and his wines because that’s something he can do the same as all his mates. So I’ve had two incredible dinners with Hambo and his friends.I’ve been on the pitch at Leicester Tigers with Hambo; out of respect, I did take my Wasps scarf off. Otherwise I thought I might get booed! He raises money for youngsters that have had spinal injuries, whether that’s through rugby or sport or otherwise. It’s such a worthy charity and I get to mix with rugby players and chat about rugby a lot, which is one of my favourite pastimes.“I’m the only person to go on Soccer AM holding a rugby ball”The Wooden Spoon Society I got involved in because of big Phil Vickery, who won Celebrity MasterChef. I became friendly with him during his time on the programme and he’s heavily involved with Wooden Spoon and asked whether I’d be willing to help him host some events for them, which I was happy to do. Out of respect for Phil but now of course I’ve got to know people at Wooden Spoon as well, so I’m happy to be involved with that.RW: What are you up to away from rugby?GW: I have a new theatre show (click here to buy tickets). It starts in Lincoln on 8 September. There’s ten dates that you can find on my website between then and Christmas. I did four shows last year without advertising it just to see if they would work. And they do work. In terms of content they work really well.center_img GW: Yeah, I text Wadey regularly. He’s one of the most exciting rugby players I’ve ever seen. That man could go round three opponents in a phone box. From a standing start he’s absolute mustard. I like his mum and dad as well. I regularly have a drink with them after the match.Gas man: Christian Wade scoring at Saracens in May – the match that saw Wallace fulfil an ambitionRW: What are your hopes for the new season?GW: I’m really concerned about England at the moment. I’d like us to employ a bigger, angrier pack. I’d like to see some more grunt from one to eight. Not picking on any individuals. I’d like to see Ellis Genge (recovering from knee surgery) make a start for England. I’d like to see Wadey on the wing and Genge in the front row.And I just want to see Wasps beat Exeter Chiefs or Saracens because we seem to be able to beat everybody else comfortably apart from those two teams.RW: You won’t have to wait long for the first opportunity. Exeter visit the Ricoh next week…GW: Exeter are my favourite set of away fans. I got annihilated one year. I put on Twitter, “On my way to the Ricoh to see Wasps. Very much looking forward to having a beer with the fantastic Exeter Chiefs fans.” Their official site got hold of it and tweeted, “Exeter fans on your way to Wasps, attention: Wallace is buying the beers!”I just got inundated! Annihilated! I love rugby, don’t you? It could only happen with rugby.Good company: Exeter fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of last season’s Premiership final (Getty)RW: Any stories from your travels around the Premiership?GW: Quite regularly I get an invite to be in with the directors or the owners. I’m friends with Martin Thatcher, who owns Thatcher Cider, and he sponsors both Bath and Bristol, so that’s a good day out for me! My son lives down in Bristol, so I’m really pleased that Bristol Bears have gone up.Shall I tell you what happened at Bath this year? They served me gravy instead of toffee sauce with the sticky toffee pudding! The catering manager came along and said, “I can’t believe of all the bloody boxes we’ve messed up the one that Gregg Wallace is in!” The gravy looks the same as the toffee. It was in a jug for us to pour on ourselves. I was outside at the time, talking to Matt Banahan. I came in and all the guys in the box were going “Uuughh!” Gregg Wallace: “The best thing I ever did for my son was to take him to rugby”GREGG WALLACE is the face of the BBC’s popular food programmes, fronting Eat Well for Less, Inside the Factory and, of course, MasterChef and its various spinoffs. The 53-year-old Londoner began his career in Covent Garden Fruit and Veg Market and later created George Allan’s Greengrocers, which achieved a turnover of £7.5m. The father of two children, Tom and Libby, he lives on the Kent coast with his wife Anne-Marie.He’s about to hit the road with a brand-new stage show, Gregg Wallace: Doesn’t get tougher than this, which runs from September to November at selected UK venues. Rugby World spoke to him about another passion in his life – rugby union – for a column that features in our October 2018 edition. Here’s what he had to say…RW: When did your interest in rugby begin?GW: At secondary school. I was brought up as a Millwall supporter, so I was really into my football. I was quite a bright boy, I could read books, and I went to grammar school. I went to the London Nautical School. Funnily enough, Jeff Probyn (ex-England prop) went there as well. I discussed this with Jeff over a pint, he’s a few years (nine) older than me. They played no football, they only played rugby, so that’s when I started playing rugby.School link: like Wallace, Jeff Probyn was introduced to rugby at the London Nautical School (Getty)RW: What position did you play?GW: I played all across the back-line. I was never good enough for the school team. When I finished school, I didn’t play again until I was nearly 30 years old. I was playing for the local (soccer) team in Bermondsey and I was the only one who really watched rugby on television, the Internationals, none of my friends did. And then in the pub one day came this guy, a friend of a friend, who was the scrum-half at Eton Manor in East London.He said to me, “I don’t meet many people round here who like rugby.” I said, “Well, I only played at school.” He said, “Why don’t you come to training?” So I started playing rugby again at the age of 30, at Eton Manor. I wasn’t good enough to break into the first team, and this time I played hooker. Which I really, really enjoyed.After that, I played for London Welsh Occies, the vets side. I was in my mid 30s, going on 40, and by then my son (Tom) was five and in the minis at London Welsh. So I started coaching.RW: Coaching your son’s team?GW: Yeah, we moved from Richmond to Kent, so I coached him at London Welsh and then Whitstable rugby club. And then he went to Blackheath where they had really good coaches. I didn’t do any coaching after that.Show time: Wallace is going on tour (Jamie Hughes)I’ve got two (coaching) certificates, one at London Welsh and the second at Whitstable. Because I played, and not all the dads played, I knew more about rugby than a lot of the other dads. And I was only helping out with the minis. The head coach said, “You’re good at this, why don’t you do this with us permanently?” And the club paid for me to go on a course and get properly qualified.So that used to be my Sundays – coaching the kids. And my son was a much better player than me. He played scrum-half. I would go to watch his school team and he’d say to me, “Dad, can you just come as a dad and not as a coach?” “Yeah, okay, son.”RW: Does Tom still play?GW: Tom (now 24) has given it up for the time being. But rugby is what me and my son do together. We go to watch Wasps, home or away, and we watch England, home or away. That’s what we do together.The best thing I ever did for him was take him to rugby at five years old. It’s been great for him, for his personal growth, and the best thing I ever did for us as father and son. It’s given us this great social life, and this great shared interest.RW: Why do you love the game?GW: I loved playing it, it’s such a physical and mental test. I love watching it because it’s so complex and it’s ever evolving. And also I just love the people who watch rugby, I just love the atmosphere of rugby. To be an away supporter, either of a club side or a national team, is just a glorious time.Driving force: No 8 Nizaam Carr is one of Wasps’ big signings for the 2018-19 season (Getty)I make a point at Wasps, if I see away fans in the car park, I go up to them and greet them and make sure they know where they’re going, and which bars to use. And I like the welcome that I get at other rugby clubs. So I enjoy the social side of it and I find myself so fascinated by the game itself, and how it evolves.RW: So you’re a regular at Wasps then?GW: Yeah, I like it up at the Ricoh Arena. My wife’s family are from Coventry, so I see them when I go up there because they’re Wasps fans. My wife’s cousin is in the Wasps academy.I had a personal ambition fulfilled last season. I’ve always wanted to be famous enough to be picked out by the camera at a rugby match. And it happened for the first time ever at Wasps-Saracens at Allianz Park. It finally happened.My son didn’t come with me to that match and he texted me before kick-off to say, “Big game today, Dad”. I said, “Yeah I know, I’m here”. He said, “I know, I’ve just seen you on the telly”. I went “Yes! Yes!” I texted my wife and said, “Have you recorded the match?” “Yeah,” she said. “Hooray!” I said.So even though I’m on hours of television every year through many different series, it was that, being picked out by the camera at a Wasps match, that really made me happy.RW: Who are your favourite players? We hear that Christian Wade is one of them… TAGS: Wasps last_img read more

Video: Gaza’s Ahli Hospital ‘a place of peace and love’

first_img Allison Duvall says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service] Suhaila Tarazi, director of the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, speaks about the vital ministry of the healthcare institution run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The hospital provides primary and emergency care to the predominantly Muslim population in Gaza. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Video Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Tags Press Release Service 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm I am proud of The Episcopal Church’s witness to the realities on the ground and the sufferings of our Palestinian brothers and sisters – Anglican, Christian, Muslim. Thank you, Episcopal News Service, for reporting from our sister Diocese of Jerusalem. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Middle East, center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm I am so proud of my presiding bishop and the love she shares on behalf of the Church. Comments (2) An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Israel-Palestine, Rector Tampa, FL Video: Gaza’s Ahli Hospital ‘a place of peace and love’ Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 6, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Catherine Windsor says: Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Adam Bond named missioner for communication in Bethlehem diocese

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Adam Bond named missioner for communication in Bethlehem diocese Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA People Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC 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 Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Washington, DC [Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] Archdeacon Stringfellow announced earlier this week:Today [June 12] Adam Bond accepted Bishop Paul’s invitation to join the Bishop’s Staff as Missioner for Communication in the Diocese. His duties include working closely with the Bishop, assisting Kat Lehman with content on the Diocesan website, creating and publishing electronic communication, publishing updates on social media platforms, leading and moderating conversations in social media, and reporting on Diocesan events. He takes up these and other duties today, and I am delighted to welcome him to this position. I know that you will uphold and support him in this ministry. He is a parishioner and member of the vestry of St Stephen’s Church in Whitehall.Born April 4, 1989, Adam Bond was raised in northwestern and midwestern Pennsylvania. He is a digital native, someone who has grown up in a world of digital technology such as the Internet, mobile phones and social networking.A member of St. Stephen’s in Whitehall, Adam served on the vestry prior to and following the introduction of a transitional vestry appointed by Bishop Paul to facilitate parish renewal. He continues in that capacity and is involved in many other aspects of parish life and ministry.He is passionate about service to people, especially the poor and disenfranchised, and hopes to contribute toward the growth of social ministries within his parish and in the wider community. Equally passionate about the environment he is interested in furthering the conversation about how we as a church approach in practical ways our stewardship of God’s creation.A deeply curious and intellectually insatiable person, Adam made a concerted study of religion and spirituality while still in high school. “To my surprise,” he says, “what won my mind and heart was not an argument, but my acquaintance and subsequent friendship with a truly holy and compassionate monk. That led me to an overwhelming intuition that Jesus Christ, experienced through the window of this monk’s soul, was the origin of goodness and love.”Adam was “an ardent convert to Roman Catholicism at 16.” He later felt called to ordained ministry and completed two years of preparatory study before a life-threatening illness and a long recovery interrupted his formation.He and his wife, Jennifer, are now Episcopalians. They have two sons: Charles, 2, and Oliver, 3 months.About a year ago, Adam recommenced his education — this time in English Language and Letters.He sums up his self-identity as “a spouse and father, a son and brother, a neighbor and witness, an undergraduate, a writer, a wannabe poet, a follower of Jesus Christ, an Episcopalian, a humanist, an advocate of radical transparency, a pacifist, and an environmentalist.”Adam is grateful for the invitation and opportunity to serve as Missioner for Communication for the people of the Diocese of Bethlehem and commits himself to living God’s love and telling what he “has seen and heard.”center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Jun 18, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem as fresh talks start

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing martha knight says: August 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm I pray for the peace of Jerusalem at last. May our Palestinian brothers and sisters live as our God intended as full bodied human beings and not treated as less than human. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Anglican Communion News Service] Fresh talks aimed at reaching a permanent peace agreement in the Holy Land have begun under the sponsorship of the United States government. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened talks in Washington, D.C., this week between Dr. Saeb Erekat of the Palestinian Authority and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. Those talks paved the way for an agreement on talks on a permanent agreement.“I know the path is difficult. There is no shortage of passionate skeptics. But with capable, respected negotiators, like Minister Tzipi Livni and Dr. Saeb Erekat, standing side by side here today . . . with their efforts, their expertise, and their commitment, I’m convinced that we can get there,” Kerry said.“The Israeli people and the Palestinian people both have leaders willing to heed the call of history, leaders who will stand strong in the face of criticism and are right now for what they know is in their people’s best interests,” he said. “Their commitment to make tough choices, frankly, should give all of us hope that these negotiations actually have a chance to accomplish something.”Welcoming the talks, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani told ACNS: “For our area, for the Middle East as a whole, it is important that there is now a serious start to the peace talks between Israel and Palestine, which have been on hold for several years.“The re-start of the peace talks will help to ease the tensions here and provide everyone with some hope that peace is still possible. Generally, people are wearied by the constant conflict and lack of peace. They are tired of the killing and loss of life.“The renewed peace talks will keep hope alive that a better day is coming for everyone involved. With peace and reconciliation both peoples will have a better life, where everyone can live in freedom, with equal opportunity to build their future, and to advance the well-being of their families and communities.”Dawani continued: “These peace talks will help indigenous Christians as well, who also are negatively impacted by conflict and the lack of peace and reconciliation. Our prayers are with those who are directly involved in the negotiations, that they will be successful in reviving and refreshing the Two-State Solution, and that a true and genuine agreement will be reached which enables both peoples to live side by side, each in a vibrant state of their own, and with peace, justice and security.”Kerry said that the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to “remain engaged in sustained, continuous, and substantive negotiations on the core issues.” Formal negotiations will begin within the next two weeks in Israel or the Palestinian Territories, where “all of the final status issues, all of the core issues, and all other issues are all on the table for negotiation,” Kerry said.“They are on the table with one simple goal: a view to ending the conflict, ending the claims. Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months.”He continued: “We all appreciate . . . the challenges ahead. But even as we look down the difficult road that is before us and consider the complicated choices that we face, we cannot lose sight of something that is often forgotten in the Middle East, and that is what awaits everybody with success. We need to actually change the way we think about compromise in order to get to success. Compromise doesn’t only mean giving up something or giving something away; reasonable principled compromise in the name of peace means that everybody stands to gain. Each side has a stake in the other’s success, and everyone can benefit from the dividends of peace.“We simply wouldn’t be standing here if the leaders – President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu – and their designated negotiators . . . didn’t believe that we could get there.“We can envision a day when Palestinians can finally realize their aspirations for a flourishing state of their own, and the ground-breaking economic initiative that we’ve been working on . . . can help transform the Palestinian economy and build up unprecedented markets and unblocked waves of foreign investment. And we shouldn’t forget that the new jobs, the new homes, the new industries that can grow in a new Palestinian state will also benefit Israelis next door, where a vibrant economy will find new partners.“We can also envision a day when Israelis actually can truly live in peace – not just the absence of conflict, but a full and a lasting peace with Arab and Muslim nations, an end once and for all to the pernicious attacks on Israel’s legitimacy.” Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Israel-Palestine, Comments (1) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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La obispa sufragánea de Maryland enfrenta numerosos cargos por accidente…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Jan 12, 2015 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Marilyn Mosby, fiscal estatal de Baltimore, anuncia el 9 de junio los cargos iniciales contra Heather Cook, obispa sufragánea de Maryland, en el accidente fatal en que murió un ciclista. Junto a ella se encuentran la teniente coronel Melisa Hyatt y Don Giblin, jefe de la sección de homicidios de la Fiscalía del Estado. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Nota de la redacción: Este artículo fue actualizado a las 6:13 P.M.[Episcopal News Service – Baltimore, Maryland] Heather Cook, obispa sufragánea de Maryland, se entregó a los agentes de la autoridad en Baltimore horas después de que fuera acusada el 9 de enero de ocho delitos asociados presuntamente con un accidente fatal en el cual ella abandonó el lugar de los hechos luego de atropellar y matar a un ciclista.Cook se presentó a la policía en la tarde del viernes y fue instruida de cargos en la Oficina Central de Procesamiento, dijo la policía a The Baltimore Sun. Se espera que un comisionado del tribunal determine su fianza por la noche, dijo una portavoz de la judicatura, según informó el Sun.Horas antes, la fiscal estatal de la ciudad de Baltimore, Marilyn Mosby, decía en una conferencia de prensa que se había encausado a Cook en el tribunal de distrito, a la cual se le acusaba de cuatro delitos penales: homicidio imprudente por negligencia en la conducción de un vehículo (que conlleva una pena máxima de 10 años de prisión o una multa de $5.000 o ambas cosas), homicidio culposo por negligencia en la conducción de un vehículo (tres años o $5.000 de multa, o ambas cosas), conducción [de un vehículo] de manera negligente bajo los efectos del alcohol que da lugar a un homicidio (cinco años y $5.000 de fianza, o ambas cosas) y homicidio por negligencia que involucra un auto o una embarcación mientras se tiene la capacidad [física o mental] disminuida (tres años o $5.000, o ambas cosas).Cook también enfrenta cargos por no permanecer en la escena de un accidente que ha dado lugar a una muerte, por no permanecer en la escena de un accidente que ha dado lugar a lesiones corporales, por enviar mensajes de texto mientras conducía dando con ello lugar a un accidente con muertes o lesiones graves y de conducir bajo los efectos del alcohol.Representantes de los medios de información abarrotan, el 9 de enero, el pequeño salón de las conferencias de prensa en las oficinas de la fiscal estatal de Baltimore Marilyn Mosby. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Mosby dijo que una prueba con el alcoholímetro a la que se sometiera a Cook después del accidente arrojó que la obispa tenía un contenido de alcohol en la sangre de .22 por ciento. El límite legal en Maryland es de .08 por ciento.Thomas Palermo, de 41 años, casado y padre de dos hijos pequeños, falleció en la tarde del 27 de diciembre en un hospital cercano a la escena del accidente. Murió de lesiones en la cabeza sufridas  en el choque.Mosby recordó a los presentes en la conferencia de prensa que Cook se considera inocente hasta que se sea encontrada culpable, si tal cosa sucede, más allá de toda duda razonable.Mosby dijo también que, en su reunión con la familia Palermo el 8 de enero, “les garanticé que buscaríamos que se hiciera justicia”.La fiscal estatal resumió el accidente, citando la declaración de causa probable que se presentó en el tribunal. Dijo que tanto Palermo como Cook viajaban en dirección sur por la Avenida Roland, con Palermo en la senda de las bicicletas y Cook en la del tránsito motorizado. Cook, que en ese momento estaba escribiendo un mensaje de texto mientras conducía, golpeó la parte trasera de la bicicleta de Palermo. La colisión causó que Palermo chocara contra el techo y el parabrisas del Subaru 2001 de Cook, explicó Mosby. [Él golpe] lo lanzó a la derecha antes de ir a dar finalmente sobre la cuneta.Ella agregó que la declaración de causa probable alega que Cook no se detuvo en la escena del accidente y siguió rodando por la Avenida Roland con rumbo sur. Unos 30 minutos después, volvió al lugar, viajando por [la avenida] Roland con rumbo norte, pero pasó de largo y siguió con dirección norte hasta su residencia, según Mosby.  La cronología en la declaración de causa probable alega que Cook abandonó el lugar por un período de tiempo más largo del que se reportó antes en varios noticieros.Cook salió de su residencia poco después de llegar allí y regresó al lugar de los hechos. Mosby dijo que luego algunos agentes del Departamento de la Policía de Baltimore llevaron a Cook a una estación de policía donde la sometieron a una prueba de la llevaron a una estación de policía donde la sometieron a una prueba de alcoholímetro que arrojó el resultado de .22 porciento.Mosby agregó que el casó se presentará ante un gran jurado que debe elegirse el 12 de enero. El jurado pudiera sobreseer algunos de los cargos y añadir otros o ambas cosas.Mosby, de 34 años, actuaba en su primer día como Fiscal del Estado en la ciudad de Baltimore, ya que había jurado su cargo el día anterior.Inmediatamente después de que Mosby concluyera su conferencia de prensa, Eugene Sutton, obispo [episcopal] de la Diócesis de Maryland dio a conocer una declaración en la que decía en parte: “Sepan que estamos profundamente afligidos por todos esto, y que lloramos por la familia Palermo, por nuestra hermana Heather y por toda la comunidad que sufre.“Nuestro Señor Jesús sería una presencia restauradora en medio de esta trágica situación, y buscamos la manera de andar en sus pasos en los días y meses que tenemos por delante”, y añadió: “Al hacer esto estamos siendo verdaderamente la Iglesia, y siempre nos guiarán nuestros esenciales valores cristianos de responsabilidad personal, compasión y respeto por la ley”.Neva Rae Fox, encargada de relaciones públicas de la Iglesia, también emitió una declaración en la que reconocía los cargos y decía “como esto es un asunto legal, no haremos comentarios sobre los cargos ni sobre los procedimientos que seguirán”.“La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori mantiene una relación canónica y pastoral con la obispa Cook”, dijo Fox. “Como resultado, a Cook no se le permitirá ejercer su ministerio ordenado en el futuro inmediato”.Sutton le había dado a Cook licencia administrativa poco después del accidente y el proceso disciplinario de la Iglesia Episcopal ya se ha puesto en marcha. El Título IV de los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal rige la disciplina eclesiástica de los miembros del clero. El Canon 17 del Título IV describe el proceso disciplinario de los obispos. El Título IV exige confidencialidad en este punto del proceso.Cook se convirtió en la primera mujer en llegar al episcopado en su diócesis cuando fue consagrada el 6 de septiembre. La biografía de Cook puede verse aquí en la página web de la diócesis.El accidente fatal del 27 de diciembre sacó a relucir un incidente de tránsito de 2010 en el cual Cook fue arrestada por conducir bajo los efectos del alcohol y por posesión de marihuana. En ese incidente, Cook se declaró culpable de conducir en estado de embriaguez y le retiraron los cargos por posesión de marihuana. Un juez la sentenció el 25 de octubre de 2010 a pagar una multa de $300 y a libertad condicional vigilada. Los archivos del tribunal que se pueden consultar vía Internet no precisan la duración ni las condiciones de la libertad condicional.Un comunicado que se divulgó en la página web de la diócesis el 30 de diciembre decía que durante el proceso de búsqueda que dio lugar a que Cook resultara electa obispa sufragánea en 2014, ella había “revelado todo” [lo concerniente ] al arresto de 2010 por el cual el tribunal le impuso “libertad condicional previa al juicio”.“Después de una extensa discusión y discernimiento acerca del incidente, y luego de ulterior investigación, que incluyó un extenso examen de antecedentes y de [su] perfil psicológico, se determinó que este único error no debería de impedirle [a Cook] el que fuera tomada en consideración como [posible] líder”, decía el comunicado.Sin embargo, a la convención que eligió a Cook, el 2 de mayo de 20014, no se le informó sobre el arresto de 2010, confirmó a ENS el 9 de enero Sharon Tillman, directora de comunicaciones de la diócesis.La información anterior de ENS sobre el accidente se encuentra aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Good Friday Offering celebrates generous support for Middle East ministries

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Good Friday Offering celebrates generous support for Middle East ministries [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s annual Good Friday Offering appeal, which gathers and distributes funds in support of ministries throughout the Anglican Communion’s Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, is celebrating its most generous collection in 10 years.Funds collected from the 2014 Good Friday Offering and available for distribution this year totaled $377,663.51, more than $110,000 on the previous year and the largest offering since 2005, said the Rev. Canon Robert D. Edmunds, Middle East partnership officer for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.Edmunds said the offering is “a tangible expression of solidarity with our sister and brother Christians” throughout the province.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori writes annually to all Episcopal Church congregations asking them to consider assistance for Jerusalem and the Middle East through the collections they receive during Good Friday services.“The offering we collect on Good Friday carries on the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, through support for the many ministries of healing, feeding, and teaching among the dioceses of the province,” Jefferts Schori wrote in her January 2015 letter.The Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East includes the four dioceses of Cyprus and the Gulf, Egypt, Iran, and Jerusalem. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem includes more than 30 social service institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Territories.“Refugees are cared for, the sick and injured are healed, the dead are buried, children educated, women empowered by these ministries – and all are welcomed with open arms, like Abraham and Sarah’s guests,” Jefferts Schori wrote in her letter. “Jesus cared for all in need, without regard for nationality or creed, and these ministries do the same. It is the work of shalom and salaam, building peace in the hearts of suffering individuals and communities…. May our offering … strengthen the bonds among all God’s people, and bless each one with concrete and eternal signs of more abundant life.”The Rev. Bill Schwartz, treasurer and provincial secretary for the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, told ENS that the province is “richly blessed each year” by the generosity expressed through the Good Friday Offering.“Part of the Good Friday Offering helps keep our provincial administration strong,” said Schwartz, an Episcopal Church missionary, “but the majority of the funds are used to extend the outreach of the church among those beyond our membership, giving the church an opportunity to give practical witness of Christ’s love among all people groups in the Middle East.”The Good Friday Offering dates back to 1922, when the U.S.-based Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among Christians throughout the Middle East. From these initial efforts, which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.“Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East,” according to information on The Episcopal Church website. “Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. 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In Paris, Bishop Whalon welcomes Shiite delegation to cathedral

first_img Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Nov 16, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Photo: Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe[Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe] Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe on Nov. 11 welcomed Sayyed Jawad al-Shahrastani, official representative of His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al- Husseini Al-Sistani, leader of Shi’a Muslims throughout the world, to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris.Sayyed Shahrastani was in France on a tour arranged by the Paris branch of the Al-Khoei Foundation, founded in honor of one of Ayatollah Sistani’s most revered predecessors. The Al-Khoei Foundation promotes an Islam of peace and tolerance, as does Ayatollah Sistani.Whalon also invited Bishop Michel Dubost, interreligious officer for the [Roman Catholic] Bishops’ Conference of France, and Pastor François Clavairoly, president of the Protestant Federation of France. The new Ambassador of Iraq, His Excellency Haidar Nasir, was also in attendance, as well as a delegation from the Al-Khoei Foundation.The visit built on foundations laid by Whalon as an early promoter and participant of the Christian-Muslim summits. During the first summit, he met and befriended Ayatollah Ahmad Iravani, head of the Shi’a delegation. This led to a friendship with the leader of the Al-Khoei Foundation in Paris, Sheikh Ismael Al Khalik. Most recently, Whalon facilitated an invitation for Shi’a and Sunni imams from Paris to attend the funeral of the murdered Roman Catholic priest, Father Jacques Hamel, as guests of the Archdiocese of Rouen on Aug. 2, along with himself as the Episcopal (Anglican) Bishop in Europe.The conversation with Shahrastani concerned issues of Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle East and Europe. In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, the Muslim attendees expressed hope that it would not have adverse effects on American Muslims. Whalon replied that the Episcopal Church would do all in its power to prevent persecution of Muslims in America. He also reminded the group that he had asked the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe to pray for Ayatollah Sistani, as he has undertaken the difficult and dangerous task of working for peace between Christians and Muslims, and indeed, among Muslims themselves.As the meeting ended, Shahrastani invited both Clavairoly and Whalon to Iran. Whalon replied that he had already accepted the invitation of the Chaldean Archbishop of Teheran, Ramzi Garmou, to visit Iran once again in January, but both men agreed they would try to go together and accept the hospitality of Shahrastani as well. A possible visit to the holy cities of Qom and Najaf was also discussed.After the meeting, members of the Al-Khoei Foundation offered a meal to Whalon and his guests. Finally, they shared their Iranian and Afghan delicacies with the women of the cathedral, who were setting up their annual Christmas bazaar. 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