Church in West Africa devises new approach for spreading the…

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Africa, Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of the Province of West Africa has come up with a new methodology to help spread the Gospel while addressing the socio-economic aspects of the people in the province.The Most Rev. Solomon Tilewa Johnson, archbishop and primate, revealed the plan recently in Botswana, where he had been invited to participate in the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Anglican Diocese of Botswana, an occasion which was also used to bid farewell to the bishop of the diocese, the Rt. Rev. Trevor Mwamba.“I have advised all my bishops to develop departments with a specific role,” he explained. “For instance, the Diocese of Guinea has been given the task of developing a department of Liturgy and Worship for us to be relevant through the use of local languages so that people can really understand what the gospel means in their context.”Johnson further explained: “We are determined to make Christ known within our own context; we are working hard to be relevant and see how we can not only spread the Word, but also find ways and means of dealing with the socio-economic context of our people.”“We are looking for new entry points for ministry such as social justice issues; seeking to transform the unjust systems in our society; being vocal because the church has to be the voice of the voiceless,” he added. “This way we get to reinterpret the gospel within an African context.”Johnson said he had also tasked the Diocese of Cameroon to take care of women, youth and children’s issues. He admitted that though these strategies are still in infancy, they are all an effort for the Church in West Africa “to be relevant in our own context.”The archbishop also addressed the challenge of young people leaving the church for other churches. He said it is unfortunate that some young people are leaving the church for the “newer churches” that might even have “questionable doctrines.”“As the Anglican Church, we need to pick up that challenge by having both sound doctrine and lively music. [But] we have to first and foremost train the young people after identifying the gifts given them by the Holy Spirit,” he said.Johnson said that “the primary work of a bishop is to equip his flock.” He also prayed that the new bishop of Botswana brings with him new ideas “that will build upon the work already done by his predecessors.” Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Anglican Communion Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Bellah ZuluPosted Mar 5, 2013 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Church in West Africa devises new approach for spreading the Gospel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 last_img read more

Las diócesis de Chicago y Quincy acuerdan por unanimidad reunificarse

first_imgLas diócesis de Chicago y Quincy acuerdan por unanimidad reunificarse La histórica decisión necesita de la aprobación de toda la Iglesia An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 14, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Miembros de la convención de la Diócesis de Chicago se reúnen en la catedral de Santiago Apóstol [St. James] de esa ciudad para aprobar su reunificación con la Diócesis de Quincy. Foto de Brian J. Morowczynski/Diócesis de Chicago.[Episcopal News Service] El 8 de junio, representantes de las diócesis de Chicago y Quincy acordaron por unanimidad reunificarse, algo que no han hecho otras diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal en los últimos 70 años.Ambas diócesis, reunidas por separado, aprobaron la misma resolución de reunificación.“Este es un día que ambas diócesis han anhelado”, dijo Jeffrey D. Lee, obispo de la Diócesis de Chicago, que será el obispo de las diócesis reunificadas, en un comunicado de prensa emitido después que ambas diócesis se hubieran pronunciado. “Ahora la gente de Chicago y la gente de Quincy se unirán en dar testimonio del poder del Cristo Resucitado que vence todas las divisiones”.El obispo provisional de Quincy, John Buchanan, añadió que “el pueblo fiel de Quincy nos ha mostrado a todos nosotros lo que significa vivir como testigos de la misión de Dios en la Iglesia Episcopal”.“Su infatigable compromiso con nuestra vida común los hará líderes inapreciables en la Diócesis de Chicago”, dijo él en el mismo comunicado.“Aquí hay un estado de ánimo jubiloso después de la votación”, según un mensaje de Twitter enviado desde San Pablo, la iglesia catedral de Quincy [Cathedral Church of St. Paul] en Peoria luego de la votación de esa diócesis. “Es una reunión de familia que se ha demorado mucho tiempo”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, que presidía la reunión, en Linthicum Heights, Maryland, del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia del 8 al 10 de junio, recibió la noticia con beneplácito. “Ha de hallarse una abundante bendición en comprometerse con nuevos modos de participar, de servir y de amar a nuestros prójimos. Que esto sea una abundante bendición para la gente de Illinois”.La Rda Gay C. Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidente del Consejo, enmarcó la decisión en el contexto más amplio de la reflexión de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre su necesidad de reorganizarse para hacerle frente a las necesidades de un mundo que cambia aceleradamente.“La restructuración empieza en casa, y hoy, los líderes de las diócesis episcopales de Chicago y Quincy le han dado un ejemplo a seguir al resto de la Iglesia”, dijo ella a ENS. “El Espíritu Santo nos llama a encontrar nuevas formas de colaborar, de modernizar y de reunificar, y ellos han respondido a ese llamado con previsión y gracia”.“Me siento particularmente agradecida por este felicísimo día para el pueblo de la Diócesis Episcopal de Quincy que nos han mostrado a todos nosotros lo que significa ser episcopales fieles”.La diócesis reunificada, que se conocerá como Diócesis Episcopal de Chicago, incluirá las 125 congregaciones de la actual Diócesis de Chicago en el norte de Illinois, y las nueve congregaciones y 755 miembros de Quincy en Illinois centrooccidental.Según el Canon 1.10.6 de la Iglesia Episcopal, una mayoría de los obispos y de los comités permanentes de otras diócesis episcopales deben dar su consentimiento a la reunificación. Suponiendo que se obtenga este consentimiento, las dos diócesis celebrarán su primera convención unificada los días 22 y 23 de noviembre en Lombard, Illinois, según un comunicado de prensa emitido después de las votaciones del 8 de junio.El consentimiento de la Iglesia reuniría a dos de las tres diócesis del Estado de Illinois creadas por la Convención General de 1877. Lo que entonces se llamaba la Diócesis de Illinois le pidió a la Convención que creara de su territorio dos diócesis adicionales —Quincy (con sede en Peoria) y Springfield— para ajustarse al crecimiento de la Iglesia que se esperaba en esas partes del estado. El resto de la Diócesis de Illinois conservó ese nombre hasta 1884 cuando fue rebautizada como Diócesis de Chicago.En noviembre de 2008, aproximadamente el 60 por ciento de los miembros de varias congregaciones de la Diócesis de Quincy abandonaron la diócesis y la Iglesia Episcopal para incorporarse a la Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur.Keith Ackerman, que entonces era el obispo de Quincy, anunció el 29 de noviembre de 2008 que se jubilaría el 1 de noviembre de ese año. El sínodo diocesano se reunió seis días después y una mayoría [de los delegados] aprobó abandonar la Iglesia Episcopal.Aproximadamente un año después, Jefferts Schori liberó a Ackerman de sus votos de ordenación luego que él le dijera que planeaba funcionar como obispo en la Diócesis de Bolivia. Él es actualmente el vicario del obispo de la Diócesis de Quincy de la Iglesia Anglicana en América del Norte (que incluye iglesias en Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas y Wisconsin) y presidente del Consejo de América del Norte de Adelante en la Fe [Forward in Faith North America Council].Buchanan, el obispo jubilado de Misurí Occidental, fue electo obispo provisional de Quincy en un sínodo especial de reorganización en abril de 2009. Según el acuerdo de la reunificación, Buchanan se convertirá en obispo auxiliar de la Diócesis de Chicago.Buchanan dijo durante su sermón del 8 de junio que en la convención de 2009, la diócesis “emprendió un camino que nos llevaría derecho al corazón de la Diócesis de Chicago”.El proceso que llevó a las votaciones del 8 de junio comenzó en 2012 cuando el Comité del Futuro de Quincy le abordó a Lee y a la Diócesis de Chicago la posibilidad de la reunificación, según el comunicado de prensa. Algunos miembros de la Diócesis de Quincy asistieron a la convención de Chicago en noviembre de 2012 cuando esa asamblea convino unánimemente en procurar la reunificación.Según progresaban las discusiones sobre la reunificación, los miembros de la Diócesis de Quincy comenzaron a participar en la vida de la Diócesis de Chicago, decía el comunicado. Dos congregaciones de Quincy participan de un programa bianual de desarrollo congregacional de [la Diócesis de] Chicago llamado Thrive [A prosperar] y hay clérigos y líderes laicos que han asistido a retiros y a actividades de adiestramiento con sus colegas de Chicago.En marzo, Tom Hunt, miembro de la iglesia catedral de San Pablo [St. Paul] en Peoria, fue electo a la junta de síndicos de Organizaciones Benéficas y Servicios Comunitarios Episcopales [Episcopal Charities and Community Services] en Chicago.“Me encanta el proceso de llegar a formar parte de la Diócesis de Chicago y su idiosincrasia de añadirle [elementos] a nuestra tradición episcopal sin quitarle nada”, dijo en un comunicado la Rda. Paula Engelhorn, rectora de la iglesia episcopal de San Jorge [St. George’s Episcopal Church] en Macomb, Diócesis de Quincy y participante de Thrive. “Quincy ha estado aislada durante 30 años, y ahora el Espíritu sopla. Ahora nos disponemos a crecer; ahora nos disponemos a ser parte de la Iglesia [en su acepción] más amplia y de su movimiento para incluir a todas las personas y abrazar los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio. Es un cambio maravilloso para nosotros”.Hal Stewart —segundo vicepresidente de Obispo y Síndicos de la Diócesis de Chicago [bishop and trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago] y delegado a la convención por la iglesia del Santo Consolador [Church of the Holy Comforter] en Kenilworth— dijo que los síndicos de Chicago ven en Quincy a “un grupo de episcopales dedicados y fieles”.“Ellos no quieren nada más que regresar al redil y, una vez más, ser parte de una diócesis episcopal pujante y de la Iglesia Episcopal en general”, agregó. “Esta reunificación es la acción caritativa y correcta que hay que hacer”.Antes de la votación del 8 de junio en Chicago, Lee dijo en su alocución a la convención que los episcopales de la Diócesis de Quincy “han estado atreviéndose a practicar una confianza radical en la bondad superabundante de Dios”.“Su compromiso con Cristo y con la fraternidad de esta Iglesia es un acto de confianza pura, insensata y devota”, afirmó. “Hoy estamos con ellos y prometemos unirnos a ellos en aprender a sembrar las simientes del amor de Dios para este mundo con renuncia absoluta y total. Nos unimos a ellos en busca de ejercer un testimonio genuinamente católico del amor y la misericordia de Dios,  el que sabe hasta lo más profundo de su ser que nadie, nadie, esta fuera de la economía de la gracia”.La Diócesis de Quincy ha estado involucrada en litigios de propiedades desde la división de 2008. La fase testimonial de la demanda legal en el tribunal del Estado de Illinois concluyó el 29 de abril y las partes están a la espera de un veredicto, según un boletín informativo publicado en la página web de [la Diócesis de] Chicago. El acuerdo de la reunificación exige que todos los bienes y propiedades de [la Diócesis de] Quincy pasen a formar parte de los de la diócesis reunificada.San Pablo en Peoria dejará de ser catedral para convertirse en una iglesia parroquial de la diócesis reunificada, según los términos del acuerdo, que también  detalla asuntos tales como la integración de los episcopales de Quincy en el gobierno de la diócesis y el trato hacia los empleados diocesanos de Quincy.Springfield, la otra diócesis episcopal de Illinois, no fue parte de las discusiones de la reunificación. Cerca de 5.230 episcopales son miembros bautizados activos en las 36 congregaciones de esa diócesis, y la asistencia dominical promedio en toda la diócesis fue de 1.945 en 2011, según las estadísticas más recientes.La única otra ocasión en que una diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal se reunificó con su diócesis “madre” tuvo lugar en 1943 cuando la entonces Diócesis de Duluth se reunificó con la Diócesis de Minnesota, según los investigadores de los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal. Las dos diócesis habían sido creadas en 1895, la de Minnesota con sede en Faribault, en la parte centro sur del estado, y lo que al principio se llamó Distrito Misionero de Duluth con sede en la ciudad de este nombre en el noreste del lago Superior. El distrito se convirtió en diócesis en 1907.Las diócesis de Eau Claire y Fond du Lac, que una vez habían estado unidas con el resto de los episcopales de Wisconsin, estuvieron a punto de crear una nueva diócesis en 2011. Eau Claire se creó por una división de la Diócesis de Milwaukee en 1928. Fond du Lac había sido creada en 1875 de lo que entonces se conocía como la Diócesis de Wisconsin, que se convirtió en Diócesis de Milwaukee en 1886. Una diócesis que incorporara Eau Claire y Fond du Lac habría abarcado las tres cuartas partes del norte de WisconsinDespués que la convención anual de Fond du Lac y una convención especial de Eau Claire parecían haber aprobado el 22 de octubre de 2011 el solicitar de la Convención General de 2012 que aprobara lo que se llamó una “conjunción”, la decisión tuvo que cancelarse. Un  recuento de los votos de Fond du Lac mostró que los primeros resultados de la votación en el orden del laicado, que habían sido de 53 a favor y 51 en contra, eran, realmente, lo contrario: 53 noes y 51 síes.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Video: Ian Woodward describes Salisbury’s relationship with Sudan

first_img 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 Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service — Chicago] Canon Ian Woodward, vice chair of the Diocese of Salisbury-Sudan Link, which is a 40-year-old partnership, says the relationship is both challenging and rewarding. It is, he said, based in prayer and strives to discern the “essentials of our faith” and how to turn prayer into action.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Video: Ian Woodward describes Salisbury’s relationship with Sudan Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 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 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 Video Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Africa, Rector Bath, NC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 22, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Sudan & South Sudan, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

RIP: Michael William Reeves

first_img Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC sue pokorny says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Betty Cordoza says: RIP: Michael William Reeves Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 [Episcopal News Service] A celebration of the life of Michael William Reeves will be held Friday, June 27, at 5 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga, California.Reeves, 54, the husband of El Camino Real Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, died June 21, after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Monterey County. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (3) Obituary, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Jun 24, 2014 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK People Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs June 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm I am just stunned! I know that Bishop Mary was scheduled to officiate at the Wedding of the Pastor of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sunnyvale, at 1:30 PM, on Saturday, June 21st.I know this because my husband and I were married in the same place on Saturday, June 21st, 1980. That was the day that the newly formed Diocese of El Camino elected its first bishop, Rt. Rev. Charles Shannon Mallory. I am still on the mailing list for St. Thomas. Although I left St. Thomas, and the Diocese of El Camino, in 2006; I am still connected in many ways.My heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers go to Bishop Mary and her family, the Diocese of El Camino, and the friends and family of Michael Reeves. May God grant them strength and comfort.We in the Diocese of San Joaquin appreciate the support and assistance we have received from the Diocese of El Camino, in our efforts to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. We regard the Diocese of El Camino as our “neighbor and sister” Diocese. A loss to them is a loss to us. Always,Betty CordozaSt. James, Sonora Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm Dear Betty,You may not remember me, but I am a member of St. Thomas. We are all deeply saddened by Michael’s death. Bishop Mary did officiate at the wedding of Rev. Rob Keim on Saturday. (She learned of the accident later in the day after the wedding.)Lou PoulainSt. Thomas, Sunnyvale CA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Lou Poulain says: June 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends.may wonderful memories and knowing that he is in heaven now helpyou through these tough times. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

July 11 dispatches from 79th General Convention in Austin

first_img July 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm Dear Mr. Harrison Good point. Let me clarify – commenting in a deragoratoy manner on the Episcopal News Service Dispatches comment fields is what I prefer to avoid. No more comments from me on this post – moving forward to July 12! Thanks for seeking more details. Frank Harrision says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI What once was lost can now be foundWith as many as 10,000 busy people scurrying around the Austin Convention Center and surrounding hotels for committee meetings, legislative sessions, Exhibit Hall shopping and chance encounters with friends, it’s inevitable that some of them will misplace some of their belongings. Some of that paraphernalia winds up lining the counter of the Information Center.The size of the lost water bottle collection waxes and wanes as people come to the Information Center to claim their lost hydration devices. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceWith participants warned to keep hydrated under the blazing Texas sun, water bottles and sunglasses are the most common stragglers, according to volunteer Louise Horner of Marysville, Missouri. Two folding hand fans also were in the lost and found the morning of July 11.Horner said the Information Center volunteers also have a small collection of single earrings.Some larger items go astray at times. Volunteer Beth Deleery of Austin said one participant jokingly stopped by to see if the volunteers could look for her spouse.And, ever the theologians, some convention participants, invoking the information services of the booth, have asked if any of the volunteers know the meaning of life.– Mary Frances SchjonbergMothers, babies reunited on House of Deputies floorThe Rev. Jenny Replogle from the Diocese of Chicago speaks in favor of Resolution D087 while holding her son, Rowan. Photo: Canticle CommunicationsA July 5 misunderstanding of the Rules of Order that allowed for the House of Deputies president’s discretion to permit babies to accompany deputies onto the floor has been clarified by the passing of Resolution D087 on July 11 of the 79th General Convention. The resolution spells out who is permitted on the floor, and now includes “infants under 1 year of age with a parent or guardian who is a deputy; children over 1 year old who require nursing or bottle-feeding only while feeding; and caregivers of children to bring a child to a feeding parent when the child needs to be fed, escorted in and out as directed by the president.” A “designated feeding area” will be present on the house floor that provides for voting access, but a parent will not be required to use it.– Sharon TillmanBishops approve task force on theology of social justiceThe House of Bishops, meeting during the 79th General Convention, on July 11 adopted a resolution that attempts to answer the question of how social justice fits into the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church. Resolution A056 directs the presiding bishop and president of the House of Deputies to appoint a Task Force on the Theology of Social Justice Advocacy as Christian Justice. The bishops approved the resolution without debate.If the $15,000 that is requested for the work is allocated, the committee would be tasked over the next three years to consider scripture, approved liturgical resources, other theological texts and previous actions of General Conventions to summarize ways in which the Episcopal Church understands the work of social justice as an essential mission and ministry of the Christian church. The resolution also directs the task force to study how the Episcopal Church currently fosters theological understanding and leadership for social justice, as well as to recommend ways to foster theological and practical conversation on social justice.– Mike Patterson Frank Harrision says: July 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm I find it wad, although these days necessary, that there needs to be a watchdog over “style of conversation.” You speak of “vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks of any sort” as being eliminated. If I had done that in years past, I would have gotten “the look” from my mother and more especially my grandmothers. This was quite sufficient to freeze me and make me mind my manners. Does anyone else remember the times when good manners were demanded by family? Just curious. Rector Knoxville, TN July 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm Dear Ms. Nance. I would imagine that what you say is not exactly the truth. Or perhaps it is. You say, “I just don’t have room for the degradation of individuals or organizations.’ Let me suggest a counterexample. What of the Nazi party of Germany in say 1940. Would you not seek the “degradation” of this organization? I am merely curious concerning your universally applicable criteria for “degradation”. Thanks. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jul 11, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Frank Harrision says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing July 11 dispatches from 79th General Convention in Austin Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel John Roberts says: July 11, 2018 at 4:49 pm Lets hope TEC will also end up in the “Lost and Found’ Department!!! [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 11.Episcopal News Service Managing Editor Lynette Wilson, left, interviews Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, right, via Spanish-language interpreter Dinorah Padro during a special edition of Inside General Convention. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Episcopal News ServiceSpecial edition of Inside General Convention focuses on CubaLynette Wilson, reporter and managing editor for Episcopal News Service, interviewed Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio and Western North Carolina Bishop José McLoughlin about the House of Bishops’ and House of Deputies’ historic vote to admit the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention, July 13, 2018 at 1:13 pm For those of you interested in Prayer Book revision, I strongly suggest reading this article:http://www.episcopalnet.org/TRACTS/Deceived.htmlpax — 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm Rev. Dr. James: I’m not sure your comment fulfills the Comment Policy, which is excerpted below. I hope you are able to find a forum in your life in which you find contentment and a sense of belonging. I value listening and learning to opinions of others, and hope you will find a place to share your thoughts without receiving an ugly response.We want these conversations to be safe, open and respectful, and so we moderate comments. We reserve the right to remove any comment that we consider to be inappropriate for any reason.Comments that are critical of ENS or the Episcopal Church are approved unless they use vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks of any sort. We delete such comments immediately and may block those commenters from participating in the future. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rev. Dr. James Hargis says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Susan Warner Nance says: 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Servicecenter_img Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (12) Tags Rector Washington, DC Susan Warner Nance says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events General Convention 2018 Thomas Scott Ball Jr says: Rector Belleville, IL July 12, 2018 at 11:27 am Views of conservatives are not welcome. Rector Albany, NY July 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm Please spew your negativity elsewhere Rev. Dr. Doom and Gloom. Robbie Johnson says: Susan Warner Nance says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC July 12, 2018 at 1:16 pm Views of all are welcome for me, I just don’t have room for the degradation of individuals or organizations. That’s just me. July 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm Dear John, I think that many of the “old timers” (I am 83) are being forced out of the Episcopal Church by a group of Baby Boomers who want their way. Interestingly it is many of these same people who claim to love everyone and be inclusive of everyone. My general observation is that they are inclusive of those who agree with them and are, in MANY cases, shrill with those who do not. Director of Music Morristown, NJ William F. Maxwell says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm The Episcopal “Church” has become nothing more than a platform for radical left-wing ideology and practices. Raising homosexual “marriage” to the same level as true marriage, making God gender neutral, radical feminism, ecofascism, wasting money on “racial reconciliation”, whatever that means, changing the Prayer Book once again (it was bad enough in 1979). My 57-year association with Epsicopalianism will soon be ending. What liberals have done to the Church is nothing short of blasphemous. 24:06 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Frank Harrision says: July 13, 2018 at 12:38 pm I was ordained deacon in1947. I have lived my life within the life of the Episcopal Church, and while I have not agreed with every action taken by our church over those years, I have never for a moment believed that we have abandoned the faith and life of our historic commitment to Christ’s will for his Body. I see the faithful, week by week, fed and enriched and sent out into His world, to proclaim the Gospel to the best of their ability. I refuse to agree that we have abandoned our Lord or that He has abandoned us. Christ continues to work with imperfect sinners, including me. And including those who totter on the brink of despair.last_img read more

Anglican, Episcopal advocacy for women and girls extends beyond UNCSW

first_img Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Participants at the March 11 opening meeting of the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives the day before in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Photo: Evan Schneider/UN[Episcopal News Service – New York] As interesting as the official United Nations Commission on the Status of Women events can be, often it’s the off-site events that generate more fascinating insights and discussions – if not the realization that things aren’t always as they seem.“U.N. agencies and member states do a good job of presenting the data they’d like you to receive. … Those stats can be manipulated,” said Sam Hynes, a UNCSW delegate from South Dakota. “Things can sound good, but once you know the real story, things sound different, and that’s where our advocacy comes in.”The 63rd session of the UNCSW met March 11-22 and focused on social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Some 9,000 women and men – including Anglicans and Episcopalians – representing all regions worldwide attended the annual event held at U.N. headquarters in midtown Manhattan, making the UNCSW one of the largest gatherings promoting women’s rights and interests in the world.“This 63rd session of UNCSW might seem like only a two-week event, but it actually builds on the hard work and action of previous generations of Anglicans and Episcopalians striving for gender equality and empowerment for women and girls,” said Lynnaia Main, who represents The Episcopal Church at the United Nations and coordinates and leads the Episcopal delegation.“The wisdom and training of our forerunners – including former directors of the Office of Women’s Ministries and Anglican Women’s Empowerment – is essential to the intergenerational dialogue and institutional knowledge of our participants,” she said. “The networking and knowledge sharing from year to year helps us build relationships of support to sustain us for the long haul. We really need that, since the U.N. Secretary General estimates that it will be a 217-year marathon to achieve gender equality. So, whether or not one participates formally in any given session of UNCSW, we are all able to be part of the historical dialogue and change needed to empower women and girls and aim for gender justice.”Off-site, or side events addressed everything from building safe and empowering digital spaces for women and girls to a global perspective on sexual harassment in the workplace to closing the gender pay gap to economic empowerment to effective responses to modern-day slavery and human trafficking, including sex trafficking.For instance, Hynes said, when sex workers were given the microphone during an off-site panel about sex work, a discussion about decriminalization led to insights concerning decreases in violence, lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases and fewer incidences of sex trafficking.“Decriminalization of sex work and getting them [sex workers] involved can have a positive influence on [eliminating] sex trafficking,” said Hynes, who volunteered while in graduate school with a nongovernmental organization advocating for sex workers in Vietnam.Decriminalization, she added, keeps sex work on the surface and “can decrease rates of STDs and HIV and eliminate violence,” whereas criminalization can lead to increases in violence against women.Delegates learned that New Zealand is the only country to have totally decriminalized sex work; in Sweden, it’s the johns, or men who buy sex, who are punished, which has had the negative consequence of driving sex work underground; and in places like the Netherlands, where women sell themselves in Amsterdam’s red light district, women, especially those who come from Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Africa, can feel like men have put a price on them just as the women in the windows are priced.Established in 1946, the UNCSW is the primary intergovernmental agency dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Although The Episcopal Church has had a presence at the UNCSW since 2000, it has sent a delegation to official UNCSW proceedings only since 2014, when it gained consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council.On March 17, Anglican and Episcopal delegates gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for evensong. For a list of Episcopal delegates and staff representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry click here, and click here for the Anglican Communion delegation. A closing Eucharist was held March 22 in The Episcopal Church’s Chapel of Christ the Lord.The 63rd UNCSW precedes the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which laid out an agenda for women’s empowerment; it was adopted in September 1995 during the Fourth World Conference on Women.The worldwide tilt toward conservative, nationalistic governments and the backlash to the #MeToo movement loomed large during this year’s conference, with delegates, including Episcopalians, expressing fear that a fifth world conference and a potential revision of the Beijing Declaration could chip away at some of the gains women have made over the past 25 years.Still, there’s a long way to go, as Cynthia Wilson D’Alimonte, who represented the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe as its first-ever UNCSW delegate, learned. D’Alimonte was drawn to panels and discussions about the challenges widowed women face in the developing world where their choices and rights are still limited, marriage is sometimes forced, and property ownership laws, in some cases, still don’t apply to women.“Their destiny is not in their hands all by decree of country and culture,” she said.During the 63rd UNCSW, there was some debate over the definition of “family” as it was presented in the draft of the agreed conclusions, which is the final document produced by the conference.Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the family has been described as the fundamental unit of society; however, that doesn’t always have a positive connotation.“When very male-dominated, patriarchal societies think about the family, they think about it as a private space as opposed to a public space,” said Chiseche Mibenge, who represented the Diocese of California and who teaches human rights at Stanford University.“And the private spaces, they swear a social worker, a police officer, a court of law will not enter into. When, in general, we talk about the right to privacy, it’s a very male-centric … do not enter my house, government, and we know that women and children can be extremely vulnerable in their homes,” she said. “When I ask my students in the classroom when is the first time you experienced gender discrimination, they say, ‘in my house.’”For Dana Jean, a delegate from the Diocese of Dallas who directs outreach ministry for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in McKinney, Texas, the UNCSW got her thinking about how she can better engage members of her church in advocacy. Her church, a Jubilee Ministry, she said, is strong in outreach and service, but advocacy offers room for growth.Michele Roberts, a first-time Episcopal delegate from Delaware and Washington, D.C., and a long-time fighter of environmental racism, hoped to use the language around the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in her advocacy at the local, state and federal levels.On the eve of the UNCSW’s close, a still-energized Hynes said she could have kept going.“All the women who represent NGOs and their passion for advocacy … I feel like I could do it forever. It’s been invigorating in a way I’ve not felt in a while,” she said.Even before returning home to South Dakota, Hynes already had reached out to the priest at her church in Pierre and members of the local chapter of an international women’s empowerment organization she belongs to about what actions can be taken to combat sex trafficking around big events like Sturgis, a massive annual motorcycle rally held in her state, and annual hunting seasons.As members of the church, she’s asking the question, “What can we do?”To that end, Hynes and others are supported by official policy.The Episcopal Church has a long history of addressing both labor and sex trafficking; during the 79th General Convention last July in Austin, Texas, the church recommitted its support for the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. She can be reached at [email protected] Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 26, 2019 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Anglican, Episcopal advocacy for women and girls extends beyond UNCSW Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Tags Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing UNCSW, Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Human Trafficking, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Women’s Ministry Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Bishop of Oregon Michael Hanley announces intention to retire January…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Posted May 7, 2019 Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Albany, NY [Diocese of Oregon] Diocese of Oregon Bishop Michael Hanley on May 6 announced his intention to retire in January 2021 and called for the election of his successor. In a letter to the diocese, Hanley wrote, “My reasons for this are quite simple. First, it is time for me. By the date of my retirement, I will be 66 years old and I will have served as deacon, priest, or bishop for just under 40 years. I feel that God is now calling me to focus [on my family and] being a parishioner in the church.”Hanley was ordained and consecrated in April 2010 to lead a diocese of 71 congregations and more than 15,000 parishioners. His ministry has included an emphasis on social justice issues, particularly through expanding the diocesan commitment to Latino ministry and his involvement with Bishops United Against Gun Violence. Hanley also serves as part of the Common Table group of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, which seeks to build relationships between religious leaders and provide a united voice of faith on community topics.The Standing Committee will oversee the process, which is expected to include an electing convention in June 2020. Further details will be published, but the process typically includes the formation of search and transition committees, the creation of a diocesan profile, and a period of nominations before the slate is announced.Hanley concluded his letter, “Thank you, good people, for your help and support over these past nine years. Thank you for your prayers and, perhaps most of all, thank you for allowing me into your diocesan family. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the church with you. I look forward to the rest of my time with you as your bishop.” Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT House of Bishops Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop of Oregon Michael Hanley announces intention to retire January 2021 Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Elections, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops postponed to 2021

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Mar 23, 2020 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] The once-a-decade gathering of the bishops of the Anglican Communion, which was to be held in Canterbury, Kent, in July and August this year, has been rescheduled for 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision was taken today by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby following consultation with a range of stakeholders, including the trustees of the Lambeth Conference Company, the charitable organization which runs the conference on behalf of the archbishop of Canterbury. In recent weeks the Lambeth Conference organizing teams have been prayerfully thinking through the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the plans and preparations for this important event. Welby has consulted a number of key players, including his fellow primates – the leaders of the 40 autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion.In a video message, the Welby, said: “The place of a bishop at a time of difficulty is a place of a shepherd when the wolf is attacking the flock. It is to be with them. To be alongside them. To love them. To suffer with them.“Because of the coronavirus, travel around the world is deeply restricted and the amount of time that we will face these limitations is unknown. For these reasons, so that we may be good shepherds as bishops in the Anglican world, and encourage the church to be there for God’s suffering world, we have decided to reschedule and postpone the conference and to put it forward till 2021 at pretty well the same time.“We’ll write to the bishops with the exact dates as soon as we have them fixed. In other words, a delay of one year. We are absolutely not cancelling. When we come together it will be in a world reshaped by what is going on at the moment, and it is ever more important that we meet to pray, to study the scriptures, to hear the word of God, to comfort, to gain a fresh vision of what it is to be God’s Church for God’s World.“Someone pointed out today that the Lambeth Conference of 1920 delayed from 1918, met in the shadow of the First World War, that the conference of 1948 met in the shadow of the Second World War. Both of them having seen terrible events, God send that we do not see anything like that. But let us remember that as we come together and share our wisdom, we will need to hear from the Spirit through each other to think and ponder and study, to worship and pray.”“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lambeth Conference Company has been monitoring the situation and following advice from public health authorities,” a spokesperson for the Lambeth Conference company said. “The public health risk of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom has now been assessed as “high” by the U.K.’s chief medical officers and a wide range of governmental measures are in place to respond to the health crisis.“This significant meeting of Anglican bishops and spouses will continue to be planned- with an exciting and engaging programme, being held in the same venue at the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral – just one year on.“We recognize that this will be a significant disappointment for all those registered to attend. Whether that’s as an event delegate; participating in the hospitality programme; contributing to the conference programme; being part of our resource center or serving as a volunteer or steward at the event. Especially as the Lambeth Conference in 2020 was set to be the largest conference yet. However, the health and safety of our event attendees is our utmost priority.” Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Featured Events 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Lambeth Conference Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops postponed to 2021 Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img Rector Bath, NC COVID-19, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Health & Healthcare, Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Black Ministries conference to ‘get real’ about challenges, opportunities

first_img 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 By Pat McCaughanPosted Oct 27, 2020 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Black Ministries conference to ‘get real’ about challenges, opportunities 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Ron Byrd Sr., The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Black Ministries, says the upcoming Nov. 10-12 International Black Clergy Conference will “get real” about transforming and empowering missional congregations, about facing common 21st-century challenges and even about the African diaspora itself.Bishops from Cuba, Colombia, Panama and Honduras will offer prerecorded greetings and personal reflections in Spanish and English at the three-day gathering, themed “The African Diaspora United: Woke and Ready to Go.” The conference will be livestreamed each day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern time. The deadline to register is Nov. 9.Being “woke,” said Byrd, involves confronting “the challenges, the concerns that face our community. The second piece is what do we do about it, and what do we do about it as a community, even though our culture, background and ethnic histories are different.“As the presiding bishop says, as part of the seven spiritual practices he has outlined for the Jesus Movement, we’ve got to move our feet and go.”Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry is among the featured speakers, along with Dover Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Church of England’s first Black woman bishop, and Archbishop Julio Murray, primate of the Anglican Province of Central America and the bishop of Panama.Other speakers include Atlanta Bishop Robert C. Wright; the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary in New York City; and Elizabeth Henry, who until recently, served as a national adviser for Minority-Ethnic Anglican Concerns in the Church of England.The conference will allow people of African descent within the Anglican Communion and The Episcopal Church to explore further what it means to be followers of Jesus in our times, said the Rev. John Harmon, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. and a mentor in the Office of Black Ministries Mentoring Program.“It will also help strengthen our common purpose in ministry, discover our unique identities and contributions, learn from our differences and locations, while cultivating strategies that will assist in building a stronger church and healthy congregations that embrace and honor the life and dignity of every person by encouraging ministries that seek to establish a just society,” Harmon said.The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the conference to shift to a virtual format, will also be discussed because of its disproportionate impact on communities of color. Blacks in the United Kingdom are four times more likely and Blacks in the United States are three times more likely to die of COVID-19 than their white counterparts.The Rev. Lester Mackenzie, rector of St. Mary’s Church in Laguna Beach, California, and a member of the conference planning team, said the emphasis on the African diaspora’s rich diversity is especially appealing.“The conference offers me a springboard of community with different points of view than my own, as a Black South African cleric,” said Mackenzie, whose church is located in Orange County, where less than 2% of the population is Black.The theme was inspired by 1 Thessalonians 5:6, “So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober,” Mackenzie added. It implies, “How do we keep awake and how do we go forward together, fostering, nurturing a collaborative relationship among all in the African diaspora, and begin unifying our community?”Conference worship and music will reflect that diversity, according to Annette Buchanan, former Union of Black Episcopalians national president, who recently was elected to the board of the Episcopal Church Foundation. A conference priority, she said, has been deepening lay and clergy partnerships and empowering youth and young adults.“There are many ways of telling the story of the diaspora,” Buchanan said. “There are many ways of highlighting the ministries and talents of the diaspora, and the thread through all that is the Afro-American experience.”Casey Jones, 27, also a planning team member, applauded the inclusion of the laity. “The reality is, our lay leadership is an important component of the church, our first calling, our most important reality. There are many leaders within the diaspora who are not wearing collars. It doesn’t make sense to exclude voices like theirs.”Jones, who hails from Columbus, Georgia, said he was confirmed in The Episcopal Church in college, while “seeking a space of authenticity and sincerity and integrity after having my faith challenged. I haven’t looked back, but have continued to find opportunities to grow.”He is a member of Byrd’s council of advice, and is serving a Jubilee intern year at St. Stephen’s Church in Hollywood, in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.Jones said, “I’ve been able to learn through service. My eagerness to serve and the opportunities presented have aligned themselves. I’ve felt most supported by folks being gracious enough to give me opportunities to learn and grow and to walk with me and to allow me to make mistakes, but always continuing to invest in me and believe in my leadership.”He also serves as the national UBE’s young adult representative, chairs its Youth and Young Adult Committee and is vice president of the H. Belfield Hannibal UBE Chapter in Los Angeles.For Byrd, the conference is about breaking down walls, “both within our community and outside our community.”Breaking down walls within the community includes finding avenues for collaborative ministry to face challenges such as the disproportionate impact on communities of color of poverty, the pandemic, excessive policing and mass incarceration.It also involves sheer numbers. While Blacks constitute about 6.3% of The Episcopal Church’s membership, they represent about twice that number in the US population. “We are a small number, but a powerful force,” Byrd said.In addition to the laity, white allies are also invited to register for the conference’s third day, he said. The conference is free and will include networking and fellowship opportunities.Deepening relationships within the diaspora also include recognizing both commonalities and differences. The use of the word “Black” as a descriptor for people of African descent, for example, may feel more meaningful to some communities than to others, he said.Breaking down walls outside the community means “our 21st-century ministries will have less to do with being internally focused and more to do with externally focused if we’re going to continue to build our community,” he said.“Missional entrepreneurial ministry means going beyond the walls of the church to participate in the school board, the city council and various other agencies within our community, if we’re going to effect change,” Byrd said. “And that, to my mind, is the ultimate form of evangelism.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Albany Bishop William Love to resign in early 2021

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry announced today that on October 16, 2020, pursuant to Title IV of the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he and the Rt. Rev. William H. “Bill” Love, Bishop Diocesan of Albany, entered into an Accord to resolve a disciplinary matter that was pending against Bishop Love.  The Accord was approved by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops on October 21, 2020, and became effective on that date.The disciplinary matter that was resolved by the Accord arose out of a Pastoral Direction issued by Bishop Love on November 10, 2018, prohibiting the clergy in his Diocese from utilizing marriage rites for same-sex couples that had been authorized by the Church’s General Convention in 2018.  On January 11, 2019, the Presiding Bishop issued a Restriction on Bishop Love’s Ministry which barred Bishop Love from taking certain actions against Albany clergy while any Title IV matter arising from his Pastoral Direction was proceeding.  The Title IV Church Attorney filed charges against Bishop Love, asserting that his issuance of the Pastoral Direction violated Episcopal Church Canon IV.4.1(c), which requires ordained persons to “abide by the promises and vows made when ordained.”  A Title IV Hearing Panel heard arguments in the matter by virtual means on June 21, 2020.  On October 2, 2020, the Hearing Panel issued a decision on the arguments, concluding that Bishop Love’s actions indeed violated the Canons.  The Panel had not yet issued a final Order resolving the case when the Accord was reached by the Presiding Bishop and Bishop Love and approved by the Disciplinary Board on October 21, 2020.Under the Accord, Bishop Love will resign as Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of Albany effective February 1, 2021, following a terminal sabbatical to begin on January 1, 2021.  The Presiding Bishop’s Restriction on Bishop Love’s Ministry will remain in effect until February 1, 2021, and Bishop Love has acknowledged that his November 10, 2018 Pastoral Direction will lose force no later than that date.  Bishop Love has agreed to work with the Presiding Bishop’s Office to foster a healthy transition for the Diocese.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry expresses sadness for the pain that has been experienced across the theological spectrum and also his continuing support for the Church’s intention that all persons have access to marriage rites authorized by the Church.  He expresses thanks for Bishop Love’s faithfulness as Bishop of Albany and wishes him well in retirement.  Bishop Curry anticipates a collaborative and respectful transition in episcopal leadership and prays for healing, reconciliation, and mutual flourishing across deeply held theological differences.  To that end, he prays:Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.— Book of Common Prayer, p. 823Se llega a una resolución en un asunto disciplinario que afecta al obispo de AlbanyEl Obispo Primado y el obispo Love llegan a un acuerdo[24 de octubre de 2020] El obispo primado Michael B. Curry anunció en el día de hoy que el 16 de octubre de 2020, de conformidad con el Título IV de los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal, él y el Rvdmo. William H. Love («Bill»), obispo diocesano de Albany, llegaron a un acuerdo para resolver un asunto disciplinario pendiente contra el obispo Love. El acuerdo fue aprobado por la Junta Disciplinaria de Obispos el 21 de octubre de 2020 y entró en vigor en esa fecha.El asunto disciplinario, que fue resuelto por el acuerdo surgió de una directriz pastoral emitida por el obispo Love [solo disponible en inglés] el 10 de noviembre de 2018, en la que prohibía al clero de su diócesis utilizar ritos matrimoniales para parejas del mismo sexo que habían sido autorizados por la Convención General de la Iglesia en 2018. El 11 de enero de 2019, el Obispo Primado emitió una restricción al ministerio del obispo Love en la que le prohibía a éste tomar ciertas decisiones contra el clero de Albany mientras estuviera en proceso cualquier asunto del Título IV derivado de su directriz pastoral. El Abogado de la Iglesia del Título IV presentó cargos contra el obispo Love, afirmando que su emisión de la directriz pastoral violaba el Canon IV.4.1 (c) de la Iglesia Episcopal, que exige que las personas ordenadas «cumplan con las promesas y votos hechos en el momento de su ordenación». Un Panel de Audiencias del Título IV escuchó los argumentos en el asunto por medios virtuales el 21 de junio de 2020. El 2 de octubre de 2020, el Panel de Audiencias emitió una  decisión [solo disponible en inglés] sobre los argumentos, llegando a la conclusión de que las acciones del obispo Love ciertamente violaron los Cánones. El Panel aún no había emitido un veredicto final que resolviera el caso cuando el Obispo Primado y el obispo Love llegaron al acuerdo y la Junta Disciplinaria lo aprobó el 21 de octubre de 2020.Según el acuerdo, el obispo Love renunciará como obispo diocesano de la Diócesis de Albany a partir del 1 de febrero de 2021, luego de un año sabático final que comenzará el 1 de enero de 2021. La restricción del Obispo Primado sobre el ministerio del obispo Love se mantendrá en vigor hasta el 1 de febrero de 2021 y el obispo Love ha reconocido que su directriz pastoral del 10 de noviembre de 2018 perderá vigencia a más tardar en esa fecha. El obispo Love ha convenido en colaborar con la Oficina del Obispo Primado para fomentar una sana transición para la Diócesis.El obispo primado Michael Curry expresa tristeza por el dolor que se ha experimentado en todo el espectro teológico y también su continuo apoyo a la intención de la Iglesia de que todas las personas tengan acceso a los ritos matrimoniales autorizados por la Iglesia. Expresa su agradecimiento por la fidelidad del obispo Love como obispo de Albany y le desea lo mejor en su jubilación. El obispo Curry anticipa una transición colaborativa y respetuosa en el liderazgo episcopal y ora por la recuperación, la reconciliación y el florecimiento mutuo a través de diferencias teológicas profundamente arraigadas. A ese fin, él ora:Concede, oh Dios, que tu santo y vivificador Espíritu anime de tal manera a todo ser humano, que se derrumben las barreras que nos dividen, que desaparezcan las sospechas y que cesen los odios; a fin de que, sanadas nuestras divisiones vivamos en paz y justicia; por Jesucristo nuestro Señor. 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