first_imgGLOUCESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Olly Barkley of Bath is carried off with a suspected broken leg during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Bath at Kingsholm Stadium on March 5, 2011 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) “It is doubly disappointing for Olly and the Club as he also missed much of last season with a bad leg injury. We will of course make sure he receives the best possible medical attention to get him back on the field as and when he is ready.”The Club would like to thank all the numerous supporters and members of the wider rugby community for all their well wishes for Olly, and will endeavour to pass them all onto him. Olly Barkley stretchered off during Bath’s clash against GloucesterBath Rugby can confirm that Olly Barkley sadly suffered a fracture to his lower tibia and fibular in the game against Gloucester on Saturday, and will be out for the rest of the season.He underwent an operation to correct it in Gloucester on Saturday evening following the incident and the Doctors were pleased with how this went.Director of Rugby, Sir Ian McGeechan, said “It is obviously very disappointing for Olly to suffer an injury of this nature, especially as he had been playing so well recently, and at such an important part of the season.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgTHAT LAST-MINUTE TACKLE ON DAVID STRETTLEI remember being in the middle of the pitch on the ball and then Toby Flood flung the ball over the top and I thought I’ve got to get over there, so I got on my bike and sprinted as fast as I could. Mike Brown passed early to David Strettle and I wasn’t sure how he’d run in, but he shaped up to run straight into me. It felt like big collision, both of us had a big run-up, and I put everything I could behind it to try to stop him, to slow him down.I don’t really remember much after that (he was concussed from the tackle). To be fair to Jonathan Davies and George North, they did fantastically well to hold him up and they deserve a lot of credit for that – they stopped the try. NOT FOR FEATURED LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Happy day: Leigh Halfpenny, flanked by Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams, with Wales’ silverware at TwickenhamBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorTHE 2012 RBS 6 Nations has proved an eventful tournament for Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny. The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in Wales’ two away wins in Dublin and at Twickenham , which resulted in Warren Gatland’s side lifting the Triple Crown. Here full-back Halfpenny talks about those two defining moments…THAT LATE WINNING KICKING AGAINST IRELANDMy heart was beating so fast, pumping through my chest. It was quite a nerve-racking moment, but I took a couple of deep breaths and treated it like any other kick. That’s the best way I find to compose myself: to put myself at my local club in Gorseinon practising, just me, the ball and a set of posts. That’s when I feel most relaxed, so I try to picture that in my mind as much as possible and go through the same process I do for every kick. After the game a couple of fans said, ‘I can’t believe the Ireland fans were booing’, but I didn’t even notice that.Nice one! Halfpenny celebrates after slotting the winning kick against Ireland in DublinI knew as soon as it came off my boot that it was good and it was a huge relief. After the France kick (he missed a long-range penalty attempt in the World Cup semi-final), I blamed myself for us not getting to the final. There’s no doubt that it knocked me quite a lot and every single day I went through it again – what if I’d caught it that bit sweeter or anything that made it go further? That’s how hard I am on myself. I’ve been kicking as much as I could since and the next time I got opportunity I wanted to nail it. I did that against Ireland and it was best feeling ever. It made all the hard work I’ve put in since the semi-final worthwhile. To win the Triple Crown in Twickenham was unbelievable. It’s not an easy place to go and win, and to lift the Triple Crown there for the first time in history was just an amazing day. We all felt the disappointment of the World Cup, but we’ve worked extremely hard since then and that was a great reward for all the boys.last_img read more

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED Face lift: Tatafu Polota-Nau is all smiles during a meet-and-greet with Australia supportersThe Waratahs and Wallaby hooker reveals his wacky sideRUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias?TATAFU POLOTA-NAU: I used to be scared of swimming. When I was a kid I was a voluptuous person; I thought I’d float but I was a sinker. I swim now – the technique’s not there but the effort is.RW: What are your bugbears?TPN: I don’t like is dishonesty, particularly when it’s not said in front of your face. I’ve no time for that.RW: Do you have any superstitions?TPN: I wake up to RESPECT by Aretha Franklin and do a little shuffle. When I was growing up it was one of my favourite songs and I get inspiration from it. I only eat two meals before a game and I sleep for as long as I can. I only think about the game when I get up.RW: Do you have any nicknames?TPN: I’d love to say Taf, but for some reason Adam Freier (the former Wallaby hooker) thought I looked like Divine Brown, the prostitute Hugh Grant was caught with, so he gave me the nickname Divine. From there that’s evolved to Tranny. Before that I got called Shrek (left) or T Dog.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?TPN: So many people to choose from. It’s a dead heat between Diane Lane and Ashley Judd. I’m a bit of a movie buff and as a kid I loved them. If they were in the lift I’d be in there in a jiffy.RW: If you could have one superpower what would it be?TPN: To intercept people’s thoughts. That would be a bit of fun – messing with their brains. I’d be able to do stuff before they did because I’d know what they were thinking; I could steal their ideas.If I went to Microsoft’s head office and Bill Gates was in a meeting, thinking 1,000 clicks a second, I could intercept one of his thoughts and then make my fortune.RW: What’s the best joke you’ve played? TPN: I once bought a player a bunch of apples because he kept turning the ball over in a game – apple turnover! Subtle ones always give the best rewards. It’s a relief when they get it.Kiss me Kate! Beckinsale is a crushRW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?TPN: I’d have a comedian, Jimmy Carr – he’s in ahead of Ricky Gervais. I’d also have Kate Beckinsale and I’d get Eric Clapton, from when he was in his prime. He’ll be the entertainment while I serenade Kate, and we’ll all have a laugh with Jimmy.RW: Do you have any hidden talents?TPN: I like to play a bit of base guitar every now and then.RW: What are your guilty pleasures?TPN: Food is one and drinks are another. I like a really good vintage red wine.RW: Who’d play you in a film of your life?TPN: Will.i.am, just because he’s got quite quirky fashion sense. In fact, he’s just generally really quirky.RW: How’d you like to be remembered?TPN: I’m not too sure if I want to be remembered at all really. If I were to be remembered, I’d want it to be because I died trying to do something that killed me.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TPN: Being a base jumper would be really cool, although I’m not sure my aerodynamics would help. I’d sign up with an insurance company before I did that!This was published in the December 2013 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current issue.last_img read more

first_img Holding court: Eddie Jones held one of the more unusual press conferences pre-Scotland Ahead of Scotland it was about all about a dog.Jones is usually eminently quotable but was not quite in his normal league on Thursday when he, and the some of his players, tried to persuade the press that Owen Farrell had been injured in a tangle with Jones’ dog Annie.“He could be in doubt, mate,” Jones said: “Could be in doubt. He’s got a bad leg, so he couldn’t finish training. I think he ran into my dog, he ran into her! He’ll be alright. I think he’ll be alright.“Annie is a pretty tricky runner and sometimes she gets off the leash. He just ran into someone at training – as simple as that. He’ll be alright, possibly.” That cleared that one up then.Dog tale: Did Eddie’s dog, Annie, trip up the injured Owen Farrell?And, on Tuesday, we had the whiteboards episode. At training one enterprising photographer took pictures of two white boards that appeared to give a strong hint to England’s starting line-up for the Calcutta Cup match.The squad was training with 13 men against 15, a common method, and the boards seemed to tell us that Jonathan Joseph, Ben Youngs and Jack Nowell would all be back in the run-on team and so would Billy Vunipola. And sure enough Joseph, Youngs and Nowell were all promoted but Vunipola was not.Big Billy is a big player for England and has been big news recently after he came back from a knee injury and played for Saracens the weekend before. But come Thursday, he was named on the bench and Jones was up to his old tricks again. The week before England’s Six Nations game against Scotland was one of the strangest weeks on Planet Eddie since he took over in December 2015 but we should have seen it coming.Eddie Jones is a master of deflecting attention from his team and this week it was all about Eddie – just as it was after Italy had put a spanner in the England works a fortnight before. And, frankly, if a bloke has presided over as long a winning streak as Jones has done he is probably entitled to say what he likes. He is probably even entitled to his Twickenham tirade after the win over Italy in the third round of the tournament.Eddie expects: England haven’t hit their straps and a performance is expectedBut some observers reckon he was miffed after the Italy game because the opposing coaches, Conor O’Shea and Brendan Venter, had managed to get in the ear of referee Romain Poite and had effectively got one over him.So he had a crack and most of the words in the Monday papers were concentrating on what Jones said rather than his team’s inability to adapt to the Italians’ tactics for 40 minutes – but let’s not forget, Jones has been on the other side of the fence.Jones has tried to get in the ear of referees before. During the 2003 World Cup, when Jones was in charge of the Wallabies, he was preparing his side for a match against Romania, in Brisbane, which they would eventually win 90-8.Jones had bigger fish to fry and at one of the pre-match press conferences he showed the assembled hacks a video. It was of England, who the Aussies were not due to play for about a month, and what he perceived as their illegal use of a truck-and-trailer maul. He was simply putting some doubt in the minds of referees who would be officiating England further down the line.Aussie agenda: Eddie Jones has enjoyed the theatre of international rugbyIn the final, which England won in extra-time, Clive Woodward’s team got on the wrong side of the referee, Andre Watson, and whether Jones had anything to do with that has never been clear. But the Australians were on the verge of winning the World Cup and you would not have put it past him to have a word with Watson ahead of the match.And back in 2000, when he was in charge of the Brumbies, Jones had a ding-dong with the Crusaders coach Robbie Deans over their legality at the line-out. He has been doing it for donkeys’ and he will continue to do it if it keeps the heat off his squad.And in this Six Nations the mind games have continued. There was the saga with the roof in Cardiff and wondering if the Scotland team could handle the ‘expectations of a nation’. It is all good copy and it means the last thing that gets written about is his team. Jones has a thick enough skin to not worry about what is written about him – he is just worried about winning. And if that means copping some flak from the press, then so be it.Looking skywards: There was a palaver over the opening of the Principality Stadium roofEngland had not hit their straps in the first three games of the tournament, Jones knows it and he is king of setting the agenda. So there was no chat about world records, Grand Slams or a slightly mis-firing team. Eddie Jones was in spiky form this week – but he has a long track record of mind games and a thick skincenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Key man: the selection of Billy Vunipola was shrouded in mystery“The Daily Telegraph picked him for us and we decided we’d change our minds,” he said. “We didn’t say he was going to start. The boards weren’t left out by accident.”The boards might not have been left out by accident – and they did hoodwink some people – but nothing Jones ever does is an accident. Jones has given us a lot to write about since taking the England job – he even gives us something to write about when he says nothing.last_img read more

first_img Ready for battle: The Lions management pose for photos ahead of New Zealand Warren Gatland named his 41-man Lions squad amid feverish anticipation now the dust has settled, what does it tell us about he squad and the threat of the opposition? S Hogg, G North, B Te’o, R Henshaw, L Williams, J Sexton, C Murray; B Vunipola, S Warburton, T Faletau, M Itoje, G Kruis, T Furlong, J George, J McGrathReps: D Cole, K Owens, M Vunipola, AW Jones, CJ Stander, R Webb, O Farrell, E Daly A front-five of to fear?For all the flicks, feints and steps boasted by an All Blacks backline that offers the sumptuous skills of Beauden Barrett, Ben Smith and if he’s fit, Sonny Bill Williams, the Three Test series is likely to be decided in the tight five. Sir Graham Henry, speaking to BBC 5Live, alluded to as much. While saying the tour ‘The most difficult tour in the history of the game”, he spoke with barely disguised respect, at the power and strength available to Warren Gatland.Right handful: It took three All Blacks to stop Tadhg FurlongTadhg Furlong and Jack McGrath gave New Zealand front-row a torrid time in Chicago and Dublin, and if Steve Borthwick unpicks  the Kiwi lineout with Saracens Jamie George, Maro Itoje and George Kruis, the Lions could well prosper in the set-piece and tight exchanges. If there are injuries to Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick, the Kiwi lock pool isn’t that deep to think it couldn’t be exploited.Dark horses for the TestsThe names that drew most oxygen from the room at the squad announcement were Jared Payne, Ross Moriarty and to a lesser extent, Ben Te’o. Anyone who saw Moriarty smashing those with reputations far greatest than his own last summer in New Zealand, will know he’s not there to make up the numbers. Payne, a former New Zealand U21 player, knows his brethren better than most and his defensive organization and cool head in midfield or at full-back may inveigle his way into the Test reckoning before the end of the Series.Young buck: Ross Moriarty will fear no one in New ZealandWith Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell potentially fighting it out for the No 10 berth, the powerful Worcester Warrior could well be employed to do the role Jamie Roberts performed with aplomb in 2009 and 2013. Jeremy Guscott, a fair arbiter of centre play, thinks Te’o has the tools to inflict serious damage on the unsettled All Black midfield.Opening salvos are firedWarren Gatland played his diplomatic role very adroitly at the launch, straight-batting questions, yet answering earnestly enough so as not to slip in cliché territory, yet he’s been known to throw the odd verbal grenade on occasion. Straight out of the traps, however was New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, a self-avowed known curmudgeon, who expressed surprise that Dylan Hartley – long thought to have been a outside-bet for squad selection – was omitted for his leadership qualities.Holding court: Steve Hansen chats to the press after the Lions squad announcementHe went on with a thinly-veiled dig about the lack of sophistication of Gatland coaching methods. “It’s pretty much what you’d expect from Warren. He likes his big ball carriers in the middle of the park and his big, grunty forwards so that’s what he’s picked.” It was hardly ringing-praise of his coaching abilities. Over to you, Warren…Aerial bombardmentAnyone who watched Beauden Barrett peppering the wide-channels with perfectly executed kicks for the Hurricanes against the Brumbies this morning, will know that any of the Lions’ back three positioning and alertness to the high-ball will have to be on the money.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Watch the skies: Cory Jane takes a lofted ball for the HurricanesAaron Cruden, the All Blacks’ deputy playmaker at 10 is also a fan of the cross-kick, so threat will be for 80 minutes. At the last count, there were nine backs selected who have played at No 15  in their career and why Jack Nowell and Liam Williams, both brilliant in the air, may be called into action on a regular basis.Midfield make-upThe commonly held assumption before selection was that Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell would play at No 10 and No 12 but the fact they’ve been pitted together as tens, suggests Gatland wants to see them battle it out, with the option of playing Farrell at 12 in his arsenal.Battle royale: Beauden Barrett could be going head-to-head at fly-halfOn paper, Sexton’s understanding with Murray would give him the edge, given the game-time they’ve enjoyed, leaving Farrell as a first-class replacement at either 10 or 12 in the game’s final quarter. Again, the understanding forged by Sexton and Te’o, or Henshaw for periods at Leinster – both water-tight in defence and a handful in attack – could be pivotal when decision-making under duress.Know your enemyA proud Waikato-boy, no one has to tell Warren Gatland what the game means to your average New Zealander. Unlike Sir Clive Woodward, who endured a thoroughly miserable tour with Alistair Campbell-in-tow, scowling from the sidelines.Not a happy tour: The Lions were punished in New Zealand under Sir Clive WoodwardGatland has already talked about how important it is to understand the Kiwi psyche by immersing themselves into the local culture by watching their films, doing their homework on New Zealand and tourists replying within the Marae (a Maori meeting place), to locals songs with words of their national tongue. Visits to see local schools, colleges and landmarks, will all go some way to disarming the most passionate of Kiwi fans.Lions XV for the first Test            last_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Test trio: Sweden players Henrik Ek, Jonas Zengler and Sami Paulsson play for RK Trojàn (Gunnar Hagberg) From a world ranking of 64 five years ago, Sweden are going in the right direction, now ranked 48 after wins against Latvia, Moldova, Luxembourg and Hungary in the past year.“That’s pretty high for Sweden,” says Hagberg, as we chat near the 27ft-high bronze lineout sculpture that stands sentry outside Twickenham Stadium. “A defeat by Ukraine (on 19 May) means we will still be in Rugby Europe Conference One North. But there is a good feeling about Swedish rugby because we’ve taken small steps in the right direction.Climbing the ladder: the Sweden national team are 48th in the World Rugby Rankings (Gunnar Hagberg)“It started with the work on the U18 and U20 national teams. They have the same structure now as the senior national team, and also the quality of coaches has improved. Sweden needs to keep building from the bottom, to get a solid base of young players coming through. And maybe bring in coaches from Great Britain or Ireland, that would help. Playing (club rugby) abroad helps a lot. The game is tougher there and a higher standard.”Some Scandinavians regularly fly over to London to watch Premier League football, and Hagberg used to be among them. Somewhere down the line he realised that he would rather be watching a different sport.“My feelings grew stronger for rugby. I think it’s a more honest, cleaner game, so I started going to the rugby instead,” says Hagberg, who attended some 2015 World Cup games for his daily newspaper, Norrköpings Tidningar. “It gave me more pleasure to go to Harlequins than Arsenal or Chelsea. It’s great action, great atmosphere, and no fake injuries! Then we would all meet up in a pub afterwards.Smile everyone: Exeter fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of Saturday’s Premiership final (Getty Images)“These trips don’t cost much. Ryanair is cheap and we stay in a hotel in Paddington. The tickets are much cheaper than football tickets. For the Premiership final it’s 40 or 50 pounds; you wouldn’t be able to go to a final at Wembley for that.“So you get a lot for your money at the rugby. The atmosphere, the build-up, the fans outside the stadium; you get there a couple of hours before, straight from the flight really, go to the pub (The Cabbage Patch) and meet people. It’s a great thing.”Early riser: Jonas Zengler (right) tries to steal a throw during Sweden’s 36-27 win v Hungary (Ulf Strahle)Ask about his favourite players and Hagberg mentions players like Danny Care, Joe Launchbury, Rory Best and the Vunipola brothers.“I’m a big fan of England rugby, I follow England. I’ve also been to New Zealand to watch New Zealand v Australia a couple of years ago. My original plan was to travel there just for the weekend, arrive on the Friday, see the game on the Saturday, fly back on the Sunday. But my family decided to tag along so we made a family trip out of it. New Zealand’s always very impressive to see in action.” Commendable dedication. And with that we go our separate ways, Gunnar and his friends heading to the North Stand to watch a dramatic 80 minutes unfold in Saracens’ favour. As we head for our seats, we see Gloucester wing Ollie Thorley, the Premiership’s Young Player of the Year, and stop to stay hello. He is here as a spectator, soaking up the day with the rest of us. It’s a grand day out, the Premiership final.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.center_img The Gallagher Premiership final attracts fans from far and wide. Rugby World chats to a Swedish supporter we met at Twickenham, and finds out about rugby in his country “There’s a good feeling about Swedish rugby”Saracens were not the only winners at Twickenham on Saturday. Insurance broker Gallagher, in their first season as title sponsor of England’s top flight, were rewarded with a pulsating final to conclude probably the most exciting Premiership campaign there’s ever been.More than 75,000 people were there to see a ten-try fandango and they included not only supporters from all the Premiership clubs but also rugby fans from overseas.One such was Gunnar Hagberg, a Swedish feature writer attending his fifth successive Premiership final in the company of four fellow rugby lovers from his country.“I have always been interested in rugby and played a bit at school,” says Hagberg, 60, who hails from Norrkoping. “I never played league rugby. I played American Football for a number of years in the Swedish Super League, but I’m more into rugby now.Devotees: Gunnar Hagberg (left) and pals at Twickenham“My local team is RK Trojàn, who decided to drop down from the leagues after last season because of a shortage of players. But they have a good team, with some national players.”Rugby exists on a modest scale in Sweden, with around a dozen active clubs based in five or six cities. Clubs don’t just have a senior men’s XV; there are women’s, sevens and youth teams, creating a vibrant social scene.There are two ‘serious’ divisions for competitive men’s rugby. Stockholm Exiles, an expat side, are the best side in the country, with Enköping (from Stockholm) and Trelleborg, in south Sweden, the next best. Bath’s Max Green has played at Enköping – read about his experience.Rugby is a summer sport in Sweden, the season lasting from May to September, and it is small fry compared to the most popular sports, football and ice hockey. Domestic rugby won’t make the national press there but the Rugby World Cup will, and the World Cup and Six Nations are available on subscription TV, with Swedish commentary by Hamish and Allan Mabon.On the prowl: Sweden flanker Sami Paulsson carries the ball against Moldova (Magnus Andersson)Most of the national team – which is coached by Kanogo Njuru – play their club or university rugby abroad, being bona fide Swedes but often with a British or Irish parent.Significant players include lock Henrik Ek, openside Sami Paulsson, prop Giga Khanishvili and hooker Jan-Olof Johansson, with wing Axel Kalling-Smith and the Murphy brothers, Conor (fly-half), Nils (full-back) and Philip (centre), instrumental to the back division.last_img read more

first_imgI’ve played England U16, U18 and U19.And do you hope to play for England at Test level?I have three options – Italy, Australia and England. If I get chosen for international rugby for any team that would be the pinnacle of my career. International rugby is the best you can get, other than the Lions.Right now I’m in England, my family and friends are here, but we’ll see where my career leads. If I get the chance for England, Australia or Italy, I’ll take it. It’s what I’m aiming for, but first it’s about getting in the Harlequins first team and playing regularly. I don’t want to get ahead of myself.Any childhood heroes? I wouldn’t say heroes but people I look up to, take bits from their game and put them in mine. Ben Smith is one of the best full-backs – not because he does anything flashy but because he does everything really well.Mike Brown is my mentor at Quins and I’ve looked up to him for a long time. Within a year of him being my mentor, my game has reached another level because of what he’s told me.The biggest influence on your career? Probably my dad. He’s watched me play growing up and gives advice. He’s done everything you can do in rugby, both winning and decision-making, what to do in your career trajectory, so it’s pretty handy having him in my corner.What do you do away from rugby? Right now I’m focused more on my rugby but I’m definitely looking to study. This is the last year of my contract so once my future is set out and I know what I’m doing, I’ll look at uni. There’s a course at LSE, economic history, that looks really interesting.RW Verdict: Lynagh made his Premiership debut against Leicester at the end of last season and is looking for more game time in 2020-21. His next contract – whether at Quins or elsewhere – may determine where his Test future lies. Comfortable at 15 or on the wing, he is eligible for England, Italy and Australia Break time: Harlequins’ Louis Lynagh on the attack against Bristol (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Harlequins full-back Louis LynaghDate of birth 3 December 2000 Born Treviso, Italy Position Full-back Club Harlequins Country EnglandWhere did you start playing? Richmond on Sundays, aged four. My mum’s Italian and I was born in Treviso but we moved over here when I was four.My dad (Michael Lynagh) tells a funny story about getting a call from Jason Leonard after my first session because me and his son had got in a fight at training!Did you play other sports? Tennis, football, cricket, athletics, swimming… Rugby I was a bit better at than others.Have you always been a back? I mainly play back three. Full-back is my main position but I’m comfortable at wing too.What are your strengths? High-ball catching, getting my hands on the ball, running – I’m quite quick.When did you link up with Harlequins? At 13. At the start we’d train once every month, then with the EPDG we’d train every Monday night and there would be camps in half-terms. Last season was my first year full-time.What about international honours?  This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgUn mensaje del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Posted Apr 23, 2012 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Collierville, TN [23 de abril de 2012] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal emitió el siguiente mensaje a la conclusión de la reunión de tres días en Salt Lake City, UT (Diócesis de Utah):Un mensaje del Consejo Ejecutivo20 de abril de 2012Salt Lake City, UT¡El Señor ha resucitado! ¡Aleluya!¡Es verdad! ¡El Señor ha resucitado, Aleluya!En esta gozosa estación de Pascua, el Consejo Ejecutivo se reunió en Salt Lake City para su última reunión de este trienio.Ha sido un tiempo de reflexión sobre lo que hemos hecho y lo que no hemos hecho. Ha sido un momento dedicado a preguntarnos si hemos amado a nuestro prójimo – a los miembros del Consejo y personal del Centro de la Iglesia, a los obispos, a los clérigos y a los laicos de la Iglesia Episcopal, a nuestros hermanos y hermanas de la Comunión Anglicana, a hermanas y hermanos que optaron por salir de la Iglesia Episcopal, a los pobres, los necesitados y los oprimidos – como a nosotros mismos.¿Hemos tenido la suficiente fuerza y ??valentía para realizar este trabajo, o a veces nos hemos reprimido ante la obligación de ponernos de pie y decir cosas que no solo son difíciles de decir sino difíciles de oír? ¿Hemos apreciado la colegialidad más que la rendición de cuentas? ¿Hemos usado nuestra estructura para capacitar a una parte de la iglesia, mientras que des-capacitamos a la otra? ¿Hemos sido capaces de superar el miedo a lo desconocido cuando nos enfrentamos a los retos de ser Iglesia en un mundo post cristiano?La Obispa Presidente habló de esto en su discurso de apertura: “Vamos a ser más fieles, y mucho más eficaces en ese trabajo de discernimiento si abandonamos toda sospecha y suposición acerca de los motivos de otros y la política del poder, todo lo cual se basa en el miedo y la escasez. Lo que sí sabemos es que el amor perfecto rechaza todo temor y cuando recordamos cuán profunda y plenamente el amor habita en nosotros, el miedo empieza a retroceder”.La presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados, Bonnie Anderson dijo: “Yo quiero que cambiemos. Pero quiero que lo hagamos con responsabilidad, con un marco conceptual que nos libre de las consecuencias no intencionadas que surgen de una toma de decisiones reactiva. Quiero que mantengamos la toma de decisiones en manos de todos los bautizados y no en una pequeña elite”.El Director de Operaciones, el obispo Stacy Sauls, dijo en su discurso de apertura: “La conversación que anhelo tener con ustedes como líderes elegidos de la Iglesia Episcopal no tiene que ver con el pánico de que nuestros números vayan en declive, sino de cómo podemos fortalecer lo que funciona mejor entre nosotros y hacer que lo que es fuerte sea más fuerte de manera que el más fuerte puede servir al menos fuerte. La conversación que anhelo tener con ustedes no tiene nada que ver sobre cómo lograr que lleguen más personas a nuestras puertas para que nos ayuden a pagar las cuentas, sino sobre cómo lograr más discípulos de Jesús que vayan a cambiar el mundo y logren que se realice el sueño de Dios”.La sesión plenaria de apertura se inició con una discusión franca sobre la extremada decepción del Consejo del presupuesto que se envió a PB&F. Los miembros del Consejo tenían muy claro que su decepción no consistía simplemente en una renuencia a dejar pasar el presupuesto, sino en una declaración muy clara de que el presupuesto enviado a PB & F no es el presupuesto que el Consejo había aprobado. En lugar de gastar el tiempo culpando a alguien, los miembros del Consejo se dedicaron, con bastante rapidez, a discutir cómo corregir la situación dentro de los límites de los cánones. El viernes, el Consejo aprobó una nota detallando sus preocupaciones al PB&F.El debate en la sesión plenaria reforzó nuestra conciencia de que al mismo tiempo que hemos tratado de ahorrar dinero al tener reuniones más breves del Consejo, la cantidad de trabajo sigue siendo el mismo o ampliado. El resultado ha sido días de trabajo más largos con los miembros y personal del Consejo cansados ??y estresados, dando lugar a una mayor probabilidad de cometer errores.Dicho esto, queremos recordar a la Iglesia que nuestro trabajo en este trienio ha implicado mucho más que el solo presupuesto. Gran parte de ello no es tan visible como el presupuesto, pero es estructuralmente importante, al igual que un soporte a menudo es difícil de ver, pero que es de vital importancia de apoyo a la vid a medida que crece hacia la luz. Esta última reunión parecía el momento oportuno para poner de relieve el alcance de nuestro trabajo.El Comité de Misión Local y Ministerio (LMM) fue creado por completo con los nuevos miembros del Consejo. Eso significó que su primera tarea fue el descubrimiento y desarrollo del ámbito de su trabajo. Decidieron que además de simplemente aprobar la continuación del financiamiento de los Centros de Jubileo se respetaría y celebraría el trabajo realizado por los distintos centros. En esta reunión celebraron la obra de la Catedral de Todos los Santos en Santo Tomás, cuyo trabajo con los ancianos incluye visitas a domicilio, cuidado pastoral y el trabajo con los nietos en la atención después de la escuela. LMM también pasó mucho tiempo considerando asuntos multiculturales con un enfoque particular en el fomento de que toda la Iglesia participe en el trabajo contra el racismo. Esta tarea pide a la Iglesia que continúe, individual y colectivamente, reconociendo, identificando y haciendo frente al racismo en todas sus formas.En esta reunión, el comité del Consejo contra el racismo trabajó con los miembros para centrarse en el racismo sistémico. En nuestra mesa de discusiones los miembros relataron casos en que se dieron cuenta de cómo el racismo impregna el mundo en que vivimos, nos movemos y tenemos nuestro ser; la mayoría de nosotros nos encontramos en posiciones de privilegio que nos aíslan de la mayor parte de los resultados destructivos de este pecado y por lo tanto nos coloca en peligro de estar ciegos a su efecto sobre los menos privilegiados.El informe del Comité para la Promoción y Redes de Conexión en torno a su trabajo sobre temas de inmigración condujo al Consejo a una discusión acalorada y apasionada sobre la forma en que nos burlamos de las diferencias entre la formación contra el racismo y la formación sobre la diversidad y la inclusión. La inmigración incluye más cuestiones que las del racismo. ¿Cómo podemos crear espacio para las personas que vienen de otros países a nuestra Iglesia? ¿Cómo podemos ampliar nuestra conversación para abordar estas cuestiones, sin disminuir en modo alguno nuestro compromiso con la necesidad particular y urgente de trabajar contra el racismo en esta Iglesia y en estos Estados Unidos? Es claro que esta será una conversación en curso en el Consejo.El comité de Promoción y Redes de Conexión en colaboración con la Oficina de la Iglesia Episcopal de Relaciones con el Gobierno ha propuesto resoluciones sobre la reforma migratoria, discriminación racial y la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa. Estas resoluciones potencian la defensa local, regional, nacional e internacional a favor de los marginados y capacitan a la Oficina de Relaciones con el Gobierno a presionar en el Capitolio en nombre de nuestros valores compartidos como episcopales en un ambiente conflictivo y partidista. Por ejemplo, una simple resolución sobre las dimensiones morales de los presupuestos equilibrados dio a la Iglesia Episcopal la capacidad de participar en un debate nacional dominante en una forma creativa, visible e influyente que no hubiera sido posible de no existir la resolución.El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Misión Mundial estudió muchas áreas importantes de interés. Trabajó con el Grupo de Trabajo D020 que ha desarrollado un proceso que permitió la participación de la Iglesia en la respuesta al propuesto Pacto Anglicano mediante la preparación de una guía de estudio. Las respuestas cotejadas del liderazgo de la Iglesia a todos los niveles formaron el informe que se encuentra en el próximo Libro Azul. El comité se comprometió a una revisión en curso de la fuente de financiamiento y la distribución de fondos para CETALC (Centro para la Educación Teológica de América Latina y el Caribe). Siguió la marcha de la creación de un seminario para América Latina y el Caribe, recibió noticias de misioneros, especialmente de los Jóvenes Adultos en el Cuerpo de Servicio, y discutió formas de apoyar los esfuerzos de futuros misioneros. Después de la exitosa Conferencia del Ministerio Regional Mutuo tenida en febrero de 2010 que involucró a todas las provincias de las Américas, el comité estudió planes para una futura conferencia. El comité continuó evaluando los convenios que la Iglesia Episcopal tiene con nuestros socios del pacto en México, América Central, Brasil, Filipinas y Liberia. Por último, el comité también recibió informes periódicos de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo y trabajó en la campaña de la “Reconstrucción de nuestra Iglesia en Haití”.El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre la Financiación de la Misión lidió con muchos temas más allá del presupuesto. Continuó celebrando consultas sobre la financiación de los Archivos y el seguimiento de la financiación de la misión, así como la imagen financiera más amplia de la Iglesia, incluyendo las modificaciones del presupuesto sobre una base anual y las tendencias financieras a una distancia de cinco a veinte años. También examinó el mejor y más apropiado uso de la propiedad del Centro de la Iglesia y revisó el estado de recaudación de fondos para Haití.En ausencia del presidente del comité, Del Glover, el presidente en funciones, Tim Anderson, pidió al director de operaciones Sauls que compartiera con todo el Consejo su informe sobre el esfuerzo de propuesta de crear una Cooperativa de la Iglesia Episcopal. Lo que implica un servicio de alta calidad profesional a las diócesis, a las congregaciones y a otras instituciones episcopales, a un costo más bajo que el que estaría a disposición de estas instituciones individuales si hicieran uso de economías de escala y del poder adquisitivo del grupo. Esto dejaría fondos adicionales para la misión y el ministerio a nivel local, por ello contribuyendo a la misión general de la Iglesia.El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Gobierno y Administración para la Misión (GAM) se formó a principios de este trienio y rápidamente se dio cuenta de que había un amplio trabajo que llevar a cabo, que incluía un análisis completo y revisión de los Estatutos del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Convención General y de la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera, la creación de reglas de orden para el Consejo Ejecutivo, una revisión de la Normativa de Denunciantes para el personal, un llamado a la Consulta de GAM-009 sobre la estructura de la Iglesia celebrada en mayo de 2011; y el inicio de entrenamiento de desarrollo para los miembros del Consejo. En esta reunión, el Consejo adoptó un nuevo Manual del Empleado para DFMS, normas para recursos humanos y normas para la protección de niños y jóvenes contra posibles abusos. La adopción del Manual del Empleado y normas, representa una enorme cantidad de trabajo por parte del Consejo Ejecutivo y de los miembros del personal: John E. Colón, Paul Nix y el obispo Stacy Sauls. John Colón, Director de Gestión de Recursos Humanos, fue especialmente elogiado por su importante contribución y dedicación incansable a la realización de este importante proyecto.El miércoles por la noche la Clase del 2015 se despidió de la Clase del 2012 con un alegre asado que reveló talentos desconocidos hasta ahora de algunos de nuestros miembros. La Clase del 2012 fue recompensada con un “EC Crucero” dirigido por “El capitán Gregory Straub”, que fue interpretado por un miembro del Consejo que permanecerá en el anonimato para protegerse de ser asediado por los cazatalentos.El jueves el Consejo escuchó los informes del Rvdmo James Cowan, obispo de la Columbia Británica y enlace con el Consejo de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá, y de Lelanda Lee, representante electa del Consejo ante la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América.El obispo Cowan nos recordó la necesidad de escucharnos mutuamente y a “la mayoría” con respeto y profundamente.Preguntó: “¿Dónde están las voces proféticas en medio de vosotros? Personalmente, como obispo, necesito recordar que los profetas son un fastidio cuando trato de mantener una institución, pero son necesarios para la reforma de la institución”.También dijo que quiere llevarse a casa el proceso del Consejo de la formación contra el racismo.Lelanda Lee informó de una reunión a la que asistió la semana pasada, donde por primera vez, otros tres socios en comunión plena de ELCA también estuvieron presentes: la Iglesia Reformada en América, la Iglesia Presbiteriana de EE.UU., y la Provincia del Sur de la Iglesia Morava. Lee señaló que a diferencia de los otros interlocutores ecuménicos, ella es la única persona laica entre ellos, un reflejo del compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal hacia el ministerio de los laicos. Su intención al compartir información específica de la reunión de ELCA y de estas otras iglesias era la de poner de relieve el hecho de que nuestras iglesias comparten en común muchas preocupaciones y tendencias.El Consejo también escuchó un informe completo de Elizabeth Lowell sobre la labor realizada en torno a la creación de una Oficina de Desarrollo para la Iglesia Episcopal. Los principales desafíos incluyen el tiempo necesario para dedicar al cultivo adecuado de posibles donantes, encontrar personas que puedan solicitar esas donaciones más importantes y obtener el software de desarrollo más eficaz.Al concluir la sesión plenaria, en un momento de privilegio personal un miembro del Consejo reflexionó – dados los datos actuales sobre el número de personas que no tienen afiliación religiosa – sobre lo que pasaría si todos nos comprometiéramos a gastar tanto tiempo y dinero en el desarrollo de destrezas para la evangelización y la mayordomía como lo hacemos para la recaudación de fondos.Como siempre, terminamos en torno a la mesa del Señor, reunidos no solo en busca de consuelo, sino también de fuerza, no solo de perdón, sino también de renovación.El Consejo aprobó las resoluciones sobre los siguientes temas:Declara el apoyo del Consejo a la Ley Senatorial 1670, de Terminar la Ley de Perfiles Raciales de 2011, la cual está diseñada a hacer cumplir el derecho constitucional a la igual protección de las leyes mediante la eliminación de perfiles raciales mediante el cambio de las normas y los procedimientos que subyacen a la práctica, y se solidariza con el sufrimiento de las víctimas por los daños causados ??por la discriminación racial, a sus familias y sus comunidadesInsta al Congreso a aprobar la Ley del Senado 1925 para reautorizar la Ley de Violencia contra la Mujer, que incluye nuevas medidas de protección hacia las mujeres nativas americanas.Declara el apoyo del Consejo a la labor que está realizando la campaña del Fondo de Defensa Infantil de “El Túnel de la Cuna a la Prisión” y de campañas similares dirigidas a romper el ciclo de encarcelamiento desproporcionado de niños y jóvenes de color elegidos como objetivo de las reglas de Cero Tolerancia.Reafirma la importancia para la Iglesia del continuado entrenamiento de la lucha contra el racismo y el Consejo se compromete a participar en el entrenamiento de lucha contra el racismo en sus sesiones regulares de forma periódica.Reafirma el compromiso de la Iglesia en la campaña de la reconstrucción de nuestra Iglesia en Haití, y agradece a la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal por su liderazgo inicial en la administración de la campaña, que ahora será parte del esfuerzo de desarrollo del personal de la DFMS.Reconoce una nueva relación de compañerismo entre las diócesis del sureste de Florida y Haití.Reafirma el Comité del Consejo Ejecutivo de los Ministerios Indígenas, y reitera su mandato y la composición del comité.Reautoriza la continuidad del Comité sobre la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa del Consejo Ejecutivo y del Comité de Préstamo de Justicia Económica.Aprobó algunas modificaciones de limpieza a los estatutos del Consejo.Aprobó un nuevo Manual del Empleado como resultado de más de dos años de intenso trabajo por parte del actual Comité Permanente Conjunto de Gobierno y Administración y el anterior Comité de Administración y Finanzas.Responde a la necesidad de planificar conversaciones de asociación con la IX Provincia, IARCA y México, para que tales conversaciones puedan servir como modelo para otras asociaciones. 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first_img stewart david wigdor says: Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA April 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm Thank you Bishop Jeffords Schori, for this excellent history and review of the problem with the military bases on Okinawa. I am a Japanese American and lived on Okinawa for ten years, and am used to people having no appreciation for the problem and the complexities involved in it. The questions you raised and the response you suggest leaves me hopeful that all the parties will find their common humanity and dare to image a new possibility. 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Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Advocacy Peace & Justice, Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tony and Beth Price says: Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] In her keynote presentation at the Second Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference in Okinawa, Japan, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori addressed The question of US military bases in Okinawa – The role of Anglican-Episcopal Church.“I want to challenge us all to consider similar situations around the world, and the roles that our respective churches, and the Anglican Communion, might play in reconciliation and peace-making in the face of violence, military force, and war,” she began. “It is only together as the Body of Christ that we can hope to find healing, reconciliation, and genuine and lasting peace.”More than 80 clergy, lay people and bishops, from the host countries of Japan and Korea as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Philippines, United Kingdom, and the United States, including Bishop John Holbrook representing the Archbishop of Canterbury, registered for Peace Conference which began April 16.The opening prayer service, featuring a sermon by the Primate of Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Bishop Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu, and the Presiding Bishop’s address were presented in Japanese, Korean and English, reflecting the languages of the attendees.Prior to the beginning of her address, the Presiding Bishop paused to speak about the bombings at the Boston Marathon, asking the assembly to pray for the dead, the injured, and all those affected.The following is Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s keynote address:Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference in Okinawa16 April 2013The question of US military bases in Okinawa – The role of Anglican-Episcopal ChurchI have been asked to speak about the American military bases here in Okinawa, and what role our respective churches have to play in regard to those bases.  In order that we might all begin with a shared understanding of these realities, I want to start with a broad outline of the history behind the present situation here, from three different perspectives:  the history of Okinawa, the history of the military bases, and the history of the Church in these islands.  I believe that will offer us a better base on which to consider what the role of the church is in making peace here.I want to challenge us all to consider similar situations around the world, and the roles that our respective churches, and the Anglican Communion, might play in reconciliation and peace-making in the face of violence, military force, and war.  I know that my telling of these histories will be done from perspectives that may cause discomfort or offense.  It is not my intent to tell these histories in a biased way, and I know that part of the healing needed among us can only come through hearing the stories of each person and part of this deeply painful chapter of history.  It is only together as the Body of Christ that we can hope to find healing, reconciliation, and genuine and lasting peace.Let’s start with where we are, in Okinawa.  This island is part of the Ryukyu arc or chain of islands, running some 800 miles between Kyushu and Taiwan.  Okinawa is in the middle of that chain, 400 miles away from the main part of Japan.  For several centuries, these islands were in a tributary relationship with China and Korea, which began to facilitate sea-going trade in the early 15th century.  The status of the Ryukyus changed in 1609, when they were invaded and occupied by Japan.  For the next 270 years Okinawa and the Ryukyu kingdom were in a dual quasi-colonial relationship with both China and Japan.  In 1879 this kingdom was abolished and the islands were incorporated into the Japanese nation as the Okinawa Prefecture.  It’s important to note that Okinawa constitutes a very tiny fraction  – less than half of a percent of the land mass of Japan, and about 1% of the nation’s current population.The people of Okinawa and the Ryukyus are ethnically and culturally distinct from the peoples of the main Japanese islands, and there have been periodic and sustained initiatives for independence from the rest of Japan.[1]  Americans would recognize similar dynamics in relationships between Hawai’i and the United States, Puerto Rico and the United States – both of these territories originally invaded or occupied by US military forces and later incorporated into the larger nation.  Japanese academics have called Okinawa an internal colony of Japan, some have compared it to the relationship of Hokkaido.[2]   There are further parallels with the American territories in the Virgin Islands and Guam.  In both the Japanese and American situations the islands are of strategic military significance because of their geographic location and their ability to provide a critical staging area to support military presence and intervention.Modern military development in JapanJapan began to develop a modern military force in 1867; the Imperial Japanese Army, supplied by conscripts, was established in 1873.  Japanese victory in the first Sino-Japanese War in 1894-95 resulted in the occupation of Taiwan, a shift in control of Korea from China to Japan, and the occupation of part of the Chinese mainland adjacent to the Korean peninsula.  The war also opened Chinese ports to trade.  The treaty that ended this war was soon renegotiated at the behest of Russia and with the support of France and Germany, to return the Liaodong peninsula to Chinese control.  Once Japan withdrew, Russia immediately entered to occupy the territory, particularly the year-round maritime base of Port Arthur.  Japan entered a mutual defense pact with Great Britain in 1902 to protect the interests of both of those nations.The Russian occupation soon led to the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5, as the two nations vied for strategic control of Manchuria and Korea.  Negotiations failed, probably because Russia did not believe that Japan would go to war against its numerically superior forces.  Again Japan emerged victorious, having shown its military prowess on land and sea.Japan participated in the First World War with the Allied Forces against Germany, and intervened briefly in the Russian Civil War against the communists.In the early 1930s Japan began to expand further into Manchuria, and in 1937 vastly increased its control over Chinese territory, including Shanghai and Nanjing.  In 1940 Japan joined Germany and Italy in the Axis alliance.  In the same year the US began to limit the supply of war materiel to Japan, which soon invaded French Indochina.  Japan and the Soviet Union entered into a non-aggression pact in 1941.  The US and other Allied nations increased the strength of the embargo on military equipment and resources, and increased support to China.Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 resulted in a declaration of war by the United States, United Kingdom, and the Allies.  Japan achieved remarkable geographic success in the Pacific, occupying Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore, Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, and a number of Pacific islands.  They also conducted operations against Australia, Burma, Solomon Islands, and New Guinea.The final major campaign of the Second World War in the Pacific theatre included a major battle here on the island of Okinawa.  The American invasion began Easter Sunday, 1 April 1945 with intense naval bombardment, and the landing of 60,000 troops.  Some 3800 tons of ordinance were launched within the first 24 hours, called the “storm of steel” (tetsu no bow).  The Japanese Army had 100,000 well-entrenched troops on the island, controlling the high ground away from the beaches.  The battle included the deployment of nearly 1500 kamikaze flights against American naval forces.  The ground battle was intense and protracted, lasting well into June.  By spring, the ground had turned to mud and the conditions and carnage were appalling.  Following the United States bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the final peace agreement was signed 7 September 1945, but American fortification of this island for a planned invasion of the main Japanese islands had already begun many months before.The death toll over the five months of battle on Okinawa was immense:  over 107,000 Japanese and Okinawan troops died; nearly 24,000 people were sealed in caves; more than 10,000 were captured; and at least 100,000 civilians died – somewhere between a quarter to a third of the local population.  The death toll on Okinawa was higher than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.  American losses here on this island were much lower – some 12,000 killed and 36,000 wounded.Occupation of Japan began in late August 1945, and continued until the treaty of San Francisco took effect in April 1952.  Okinawa was handled differently, remaining under US administration for another 20 years.  In 1972 the United States government returned Okinawa to Japanese administration, having built a number of bases on this island since 1945.  In 1960 Japan and the United States signed a Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, designed to foster international peace and security in the Far East, and to encourage friendship and economic cooperation between the two nations.  The treaty provides for the continued presence of US bases and military forces in Japanese territory, and requires both nations to respond to threats to mutual concerns for peace and security when they occur within Japanese territory.One of the provisions of the post-war Constitution of Japan is a prohibition on developing or maintaining a standing army, beyond the scale needed for self-defense.  Those defense forces are forbidden to wage war against other nations.  The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, and the maintenance of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, have permitted Japan to devote significant resources to needs other than military ones.  Japan’s military expenditures have consistently been under 1% of GDP.[3]   Public opinion polls in Japan demonstrate that Japanese citizens expect the United States to be responsible for Japan’s security, even though that is not the primary purpose of the Treaty.  At the same time, the Japan Self-Defense Forces are among the world’s most technologically sophisticated, and in recent years have been deployed for international peacekeeping purposes.[4]Since 1945, the number of US military bases and troops on Okinawa has grown, and the bases were used to support forward operations during the wars on the Korean and Vietnamese peninsulas, as well as more recently during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  The US military presence continues to be significant for strategic concerns throughout the Far East, particularly in relationship to China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.Today there are 32 US military bases in Okinawa, which occupy nearly 20% of the land area of the island.  That represents three-quarters of all Japanese land occupied by American forces (remember that Okinawa is about 0.3% of Japan’s total land mass).  About 25,000 troops are based in Okinawa, and another 11,000 in the rest of Japan.  Fully 90% of all Marines in Japan live in Okinawa.  Dependents (family members) of these troops, and other associated civilians, represent at least as many additional persons.  The bases in Okinawa are used by the US Army, Navy, and Air Force, for naval and air operations, for training, for bombing and shooting ranges, for ammunition depots, as well as support facilities for troops and civilians.  There are reports that nuclear weapons may be present or available, as well as the possibility that the US might use them in time of threat to Japan.[5]The military bases in Okinawa, in addition to occupying one-fifth of the land mass, account today for only about 5% of the economy, down from a high of 50%.  In several cases the bases occupy land that would be highly valuable for other uses.  The most problematic of the bases houses Futenma Marine Corps Air Station.  It is in the heart of a residential neighborhood in Ginowan City, north of the capital of Naha.  Its use by helicopters and fixed wing aircraft for training operations in a residential area brings strong opposition to the accompanying noise, crash and other hazards, and the impacts of pollution. Occasional criminal activity by military personnel has also generated significant local outcry.During the period of US military control of Okinawa there was little space or ability for local political influence.  That situation has changed somewhat since 1972.  In particular, soldiers who are charged with crimes against civilians are usually subject to Japanese law, rather than facing only an American military response.  Indeed, two soldiers were sentenced to lengthy Japanese prison terms in early March of this year.[6]   The US military has worked diligently to prevent violence and criminal behavior by soldiers, but has been unable to completely prevent it.  There appears to be somewhat differential publicity about criminal acts by American personnel, compared to those committed by local residents, and compared to humanitarian acts by members of the military and their dependents.It is abundantly evident, however, that Okinawa bears a disproportionate burden due to the American military presence and the resultant exposure of Okinawans to hazards, nuisance, and the threat of military retaliation by other nations.Protests and objections by Okinawans over the last several decades resulted in a 2006 agreement between Japan and the United States to relocate several of the Okinawan bases to other parts of the island and a number of the troops to other places, principally the island of Guam.  That agreement proposed to move 8000 troops off Okinawa by the end of 2014, to relocate military activity to other bases on Okinawa or elsewhere, and to return significant amounts of land to local control.  In particular, the land on which Futenma sits would be returned to Okinawa following the base’s relocation.  As part of this agreement, Japan agreed to fund about 60% of the costs for facility construction in Guam and northern Okinawa, as well as relocation of personnel.  The US government agreed to fund the remainder.  This agreement has been reconfirmed by both governments in 2009 and in 2010.  In 2009, the new Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio vowed to move Futenma out of Okinawa, and when he was later unable to fulfill that promise, he resigned in June 2010.  The agreement has been repeatedly reconfirmed, most recently this past February.[7]The relocation of Futenma to another area of Okinawa has been the source of considerable controversy.  Even before the agreement was signed in 2006, Prime Minister Junichiro noted that no other prefecture in Japan was willing to take the relocated military base, even though the government recognized the undue burden on Okinawa.  When it was first proposed, that replacement base was planned as a floating facility adjacent to Camp Schwab, off the Henoko Peninsula.  That initial proposal has been replaced by a plan to build on filled lands, by reclaiming a portion of the marine environment.  That in turn has provoked controversy and objection from those who consider the environmental effects to be unacceptable.  That site includes dugong habitat as well as significant coral beds and fisheries.History of Episcopal/Anglican Church in OkinawaAfter Japan expelled the Jesuit mission and the suppression of Christianity in the 16th century, the first evidence of Christian presence in Okinawa was the immigration of French missionaries to the Ryukyus in the 1840s, where they kept vigil hoping to eventually enter the main part of Japan. [8]The Episcopal Church sent the Rev. Channing Moore Williams from China to Japan in 1866, but there is no evidence he ever got to Okinawa.  The Episcopal Church’s presence and ministry was apparently limited to the main islands of Japan, as was that of the Church of England’s mission societies.The first Anglican presence in Okinawa dates from the early part of the 20th century.  An English woman and former CMS missionary, Hannah Riddell, founded the Kaishun Byoin, the first Japanese leprosarium or Hansen’s disease hospital, in Kumamoto in 1895.  A young man named Keisai Aoki entered another sanatorium on Oshima as a teenager around 1911, and he was baptized at in 1918 at the age of 25.  He wrote to Riddell, who later sent him to Okinawa to work with other lepers.  He found them living in caves on Iejima and Okinawa, and worked to feed and clothe them, and pray with them.  The local people feared and rejected the lepers, and after having their shelters burned down and being forcibly evicted, Aoki eventually established a community on the small island of Yagaji.  In 1938 this community became the Airaku-en Okinawa Sanatorium.  Aoki was a lay catechist and instrumental in organizing a worshipping community, which became a central part of the facility as “The House of Prayer.”  During the war the sanatorium was mistaken for military facilities and bombed by American forces; a number of people were killed.  After the war Aoki became a deacon, the first ordained person with Hansen’s disease anywhere in the Anglican Communion.[9]   During the US occupation of Okinawa, military members helped to rebuild the sanatorium.  Today it is the largest in Japan, and the chapel community is the largest congregation in the Diocese of Okinawa.After the war, the primate of Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Michael Hinsuke Yashiro, went to The Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 1949 and asked for particular assistance for Okinawa.  The Episcopal Church took pastoral responsibility for Okinawa that year.  In March of 1951 two American Episcopal priests arrived, William Hefner and Norman Godfrey.  Both of them were veterans whose war experiences motivated them to seek ordination; Hefner had served on Okinawa. The Nippon Sei Ko Kai sent priests and church workers.  Canada sent an interpreter, the Rev. Gordon Goichi Nakayama.  A congregation began in Naha which became the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.Military personnel and dependents formed the initial English-speaking congregation in 1958, which built the church of All Souls, dedicated to all who died in Battle of Okinawa.  Kindergartens were begun, a convent was founded, as well as an orphanage for children of lepers, a dormitory for junior high school students from other islands, and other new congregations.In 1967 Okinawa became a missionary district of The Episcopal Church, and Edmund Browning was elected bishop, having served All Souls and St. Matthew’s, as well as congregations on the military bases and leper colonies in northern Okinawa.In 1971 the Nippon Sei Ko Kai asked that the church in Okinawa might become part of it, and as Okinawa returned to Japan, the church joined the Nippon Sei Ko Kai in 1972, and a new bishop was elected.  Paul Saneaki Nakamura had been a suicide pilot who survived WW II because there were no more planes or torpedoes to pilot.  His shame at having encouraged other Okinawans to volunteer for those missions left him unable to return.  While he was in seminary, he met that Canadian priest, Fr. Nakayama, who convinced him he must return to Okinawa with the good news of new life in Jesus.[10]PeacemakingIt seems important to point out that this is an immensely complicated history, with overlapping threads of racism, militarism, colonialism, and fear of the other.  Okinawa has been treated as a colony for centuries.  Its residents feel their exclusion and commodification by the larger Japanese public and by the American military.  The United States has its own history of racial exclusion toward Japanese Americans, both before and during the Second World War, a history that has not been fully explored or reconciled.  The United States and Japan governments have a common interest in maintaining an American military presence to provide defense for Japan as well as strategic deterrence in the Pacific and East Asia.  That military presence comes primarily at the expense of Okinawans.  Proposals to remove some of that military presence are likely to simply shift the burden to other island populations – either in other parts of Okinawa or on Guam, another “colony” which governments believe can be used for such purposes.  Even the proposal to relocate Futenma northward to Camp Schwab involves colonizing an environmentally sensitive area.The larger theological questions in the middle of this thorny dilemma have to do with the right use of creation, the burden that one community or people (particularly an oppressed or marginalized one) can be asked to bear for a larger community, the place of military force either as deterrent or aggressor, and the baptismal charge we share to build a beloved community and society of peace.The underlying motivator for military presence or occupation in Okinawa is fear.  Japan fears retribution from neighboring nations for old wars of aggression.  Governments throughout the region fear aggressive territorial expansionism from more powerful neighbors.  North Korea fears its wealthier neighbors’ ability to challenge its apparently oppressive social policies, as well as the scarcity experienced by its own people.  Okinawans fear death and destruction as a result of the military forces lodged in their midst.  The United States fears having its other territorial possessions colonies attacked by Asian powers, increased military access to the Pacific by those nations, it fears destabilization and the possibility of escalated violence migrating out of the region, it fears threats to its economic interests, and the loss of strategic military outposts.The ancient and most central part of the Christian gospel is about answering fear with love.  Our task can be none other than challenging military responses to fear with non-violent and peaceful approaches.  We proclaim that loving the enemy is the only ultimately life-giving response.  That is why the Archbishop of South Korea took the group gathered for the first TOPIK conference into North Korea.  That is why Japanese, Koreans, and Americans continue to ask and offer forgiveness for the sins of old wars that continue to infect our world and diminish the possibility of embracing more abundant life.Until we begin to examine our own participation in those varying kinds of fear, we have little hope for reconciliation.  Why does the wider Japanese society permit Okinawa to bear an inequitable burden for the nation’s self-defense?  It undoubtedly has at least something to do with many people’s unwillingness to have greater military presence in their own neighborhoods – what American speakers call NIMBY (not in my back yard!).  Why does Japan rely so heavily on the United States for defense?  I can’t pretend to understand the complexities of that question, but undoubtedly the people who live here can share their own theories.  Why do Americans permit and encourage ongoing colonial occupation of other lands?  That has something to do with the captivity of my government to business interests, many of them related to the military-industrial complex.Underlying all of these is a fundamental fear of the other, of people who seem different from me and my kind, and fear that they will take from me what I most want and need.  Those fears grow out of a sense of scarcity – that there is not enough land to live on, not enough food to eat, not enough economic possibility, not enough hope for the future.  The church’s role must be about proclaiming the good news of God’s creative encouragement of new possibility, about engendering hope, and proclaiming the vision of abundant life for all God’s creatures.Our hope is based on the reconciling love of God – and reconciliation requires vulnerability.  Without some openness to a future different from the present entrenched reality, there is little real possibility for lasting peace.  To me it’s fascinating to consider how challenging it is even to find words and metaphors for that lifeless reality of being stuck that aren’t violent or evocative of war.  Trench warfare is often used to describe this kind of immovability.  It evokes those crushing stories of dug-in troops lobbing projectiles toward each other, and never seeing the enemy’s face except in the sights of a sniper’s rifle.  That’s what a lot of the battle of Okinawa was like.  But those images also evoke stories of profligate possibility – like the German and English troops of World War I who listened to their enemies singing Christmas carols, recognized the tunes but not the words, and then crawling out of their muddy holes for a few hours during on the ceasefire on Christmas Eve.  There are stories that they exchanged signs of peace with the few luxuries they had – cigarettes or shots of schnapps – and shared pictures of their sweethearts.  And then those precious hours drew to a close, with officers calling their troops back to duty and the work of killing the enemy.Reconciliation just might require sitting in the trenches long enough to hear the song of other human beings, both lament at what is lost and yearning for what might be.  Reconciliation requires sitting in the mud, knowing despair and depravity, and daring to dream of a different future.  When we know the depths of our helplessness, that we are made of dirt and cannot ultimately save ourselves or fix the emptiness, we just might begin to welcome the stranger as an essential part of our own salvation.  When that recognition begins to be mutual, reconciliation becomes possible.The trench around here is almost literally the ground on which these bases lie, the runways and berths and silos for tools of war, set in the midst of cities which are supposed to be signs of creativity and the possibility of peace.[11]   There are some hints that the conversation about constitutional change in Japan, that would permit a standing military with greater capability than defense, is garnering support from unlikely partners.  There are some stark realities that cannot be ignored, but just might be provocative of creative response if they can be met with vulnerability and hope, and I would like to name seven of them:• Increasing tension over islands and borders in the East or South China Sea,[12]  on the Korean peninsula, and off the coast of Japan• Increasing military capacity in North Korea, as well as very recent escalation in rhetoric and military activity• Poverty in North Korea as well as the abundant fear• A new (25 March 2013) military pact between South Korea and the US in response to recent developments in North Korea• Declining willingness of Okinawans to bear an inordinate burden for military deterrence on behalf of the Japanese nation• Abundant lack of trust on all sides• Rising interest in oil and other natural resources, as well as marine transportation lanes and strategic access across the regionThat list is exceedingly challenging, but it might also be the prod that is necessary to get people out of the trenches.  It is time to climb out and tell the stories of lament and hope.  Build relationships with the other, and go search for opportunities to tell the truth of your own experience, and  use surprising, novel, or humorous methods to destabilize old habits, expecting creative results – and keep showing up for this radically vulnerable work of reconciliation.And finally, expect that what is birthed and learned here might offer creative possibilities to other systemic conflicts, like Rwanda, Congo, Sudan, Syria, and the whole of Middle East.The hard work of reconciliation requires an openness or vulnerability to being transformed.  The cosmic transformation that we claim in the Paschal mystery is a result of divine vulnerability.  We won’t experience a different outcome or a shift in the status quo without that vulnerability. Our own efforts at reconciliation must echo or imitate that same relinquishment of power, privilege, and fixity of position.Reconciliation here is going to require dreaming that emerging future and moving toward those we see as enemies.  The fear that separates us is a symptom of frustrated yearning for that different future.  Interacting with our differences creates possibility, and it requires the ability to climb out of the trenches of despair that anything will change.  That entrenched despair is another definition of hell!  We must walk into the division and conflict to find a new possibility – like joint administration of those China Sea islands, or cooperative security efforts that relieve colonized peoples and places.  Reconciling work creates a different future, something that would never have existed without the tension that called forth our journey across that boundary of fear.The question is only where and when and with whom to begin.  Practice here, with those who advocate different avenues toward peace.  Discover that the tension of difference will create an alternate future to what any participant expected.  That is the kingdom of heaven at work in our midst!A brief example.  The Episcopal Church adopted a new calendar of saints in 2009, and we continue to encourage local congregations and dioceses to propose additions to the calendar.  The Diocese of Nebraska proposed Hiram Hisanori Kano, who came to the United States in 1916 to study agricultural economics.  He was born in Tokyo in 1889, and baptized as a teenager before he left Japan.  In the United States, he worked to improve farming methods, especially in the Japanese community, which was facing enormous discrimination.  He challenged the Nebraska legislature about racist land ownership laws and immigration policies.  The bishop of Nebraska stood with him in the legislature and eventually persuaded him to become a pastor to the Japanese community; he was ordained deacon in 1928 and priest in 1936.  He was arrested the same day war was declared in the Pacific, and he was the only Japanese person in Nebraska to be interned.  While he was imprisoned, he ministered to German prisoners of war and American soldiers facing court martial.  He continued that pastoral work after the war, and died in 1988, just short of his 100th birthday.  His witness continues to draw together the frayed edges of human community in the heartland of the United States and in The Episcopal Church.As we begin this conference, it may help to consider where we have learned to cross boundaries or climb out of trenches in pursuit of reconciliation.  How and when have you chosen vulnerability?  Who has forgiven you, and how have you received it?  How have you disconnected from the spiral of fear, retribution, and violence?  Those choices flow from a deep well of hope, something deeper than we can express in words.  In the darkest time of crucifixion, as Jesus hung on the cross, feeling abandoned, God was still at work.  The creative and unexpected response to that particular entrenchment is what we call resurrection.  Do we have faith enough to dream that God’s creative possibility might yet emerge from this seemingly intractable conflict?Can those of us caught up in this web of interconnection dream of being drawn more closely and deeply into the ties that bind us?  Will we, like Jesus, pray for the fellow on the next cross, and the ones who set the cross into the earth?  Peace and harmony in every part of the world ultimately depend on discovering our common humanity, our shared yearning for a meaningful place in this life, the hopes we have for our children and the world around us.  No one, no other, is beyond God’s love – or else we are all beyond that possibility.  Our task is to continue to plant and nurture hope in the face of fear when threat arises.  We must confront our own fear and move toward the human beings behind the threat, rather than retreat or dig deeper trenches.  That is what it means to run to the empty tomb; that is the direction of more abundant and resurrected life.  May resurrection begin again in this place, in the hearts of these blessed people – and in the hearts of those we fear and those who fear us.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church1 For a current example of the conversation about independence for both Okinawa and Guam (or the Chamorros):  http://minagahet.blogspot.com/2013/03/okinawa-independence-4-dealing-with.html2 Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japan: Envisioning the Periphery and the Modern Nation-State.  Michele M. Mason.  Palgrave MacMillan, NY: 2012Japan and Okinawa: Structure and Subjectivity, Glen D. Hook, Richard Siddle, eds.  Routledge Curzon, London: 20033 Engelhart, K. (2010). The Battle for Okinawa.  Maclean’s, 123(10), 29–304 http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=819&catid=22&subcatid=1485 For example, http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/11/will-south-korea-and-japan-take-the-nuclear-route/for-japan-there-are-other-options-besides-nuclear-weapons6 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/japanese-court-convicts-2-us-sailors-in-okinawa-rape.html?ref=militarybasesandinstallations7 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/world/asia/japans-leader-shinzo-abe-tries-to-restart-plan-to-move-okinawan-base.html?ref=militarybasesandinstallations8 Members of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris.  Handbooks on the Missions of the Episcopal Church: Japan (1934)   http://anglicanhistory.org/asia/jp/missions1934/01.html9 http://anglicansonline.org/resources/essays/nakayama/hansen.html10 http://morgue.anglicansonline.org/060514/letters/index.html11 Zechariah 8:4-5   Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of their great age.  And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.12 http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/abe-seeks-mongolias-support-in-china-island-dispute Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR April 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm I add my thanks to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori for this excellent summary of the history of occupation and U.S. military bases overseas. The issues are complex, indeed, and the cultures of island dwellers throughout the Eastern and Western Pacific are unique by nationality and geography. I lived in Hawaii for fifteen years, and all islanders were painfully aware that the best land on every island belonged to the U.S. military. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Bath, NC Irene Tanabe says: Posted Apr 16, 2013 Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Lelanda Lee says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA May 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm I think the most important thing for the Church is to stay Holy in Worship and Heavenly in the aspiration of our heart. in this way you are ready to see the Lord in each person and more importantly welcome Jesus Christ to your Church. As we approach Mother’s Day we see a mother is the greatest soul to lead a child to God. Does not Mary lead us all to celebrate the knowledge of the Lord? For everyone loves Christmas. And a father is the greatest celebrity of a child celebrating him when God is revealed in his heart. Does not our Heavenly Father seek Jesus to be Crowned Lord within each of us? So we have a Mother and Father meaning each of us is a real Child of God. That rejoices me. And states we are on earth to be from Love; the true Identity of the Infinite God. Presiding Bishop’s keynote address at Anglican Peace Conference Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 April 17, 2013 at 10:12 pm Let us hope that this well-presented position paper by the presiding bishop will evoke responses from the various parties that have the power to bring about change in Okinawa. Let’s push the discussions out of the trenches! Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT La situación venezolana cada día se empeora. La semana pasada hubo golpes y gritos de protesta en el recinto de la Asamblea Nacional. El jueves se presentó un documento pidiendo que las elecciones pasadas sean anuladas. El presidente de la Asamblea, Diosdado Cabello no le concede la palabra a ningún legislador que no afirme la “elección” presidencial de Nicolás Maduro. La congresista opositora María Corina Machado fue tirada al suelo y pateada por los chavistas, según se pudo ver en los videos. Maduro se refirió a su opositor Henrique Capriles diciéndole “eres un fascista mayor, fuiste derrotado, acepta tu derrota, basta de pataleos y lloriqueos”. Comentaristas internacionales han criticado la forma “sucia y chabacana” que usa Maduro y lamentan que usa sus discursos en cadena de radio y televisión para criticar la oposición en lugar de llamar a la conciliación y a la cooperación a “todos los venezolanos”. Observadores en Colombia vaticinan que Maduro no durará mucho en el poder por “su ineptitud y su estilo abusivo”.Ricardo Reyes, un conocido pastor dominicano de la ciudad de Nueva York, afirma que Hugo Chávez entregó su vida a Jesucristo para guiar a Venezuela por los “caminos de Cristo” pero se alejó de la fe. En una entrevista publicada por la agencia de noticias cristianas Assist News Service, el pastor explicó que él difunto presidente “me buscó para que yo le profetizara. El aceptó a Cristo en vida pero desde entonces vi un gran cambio en él. No fue el mismo hombre de 1998, tomó otra dirección”.Por primera vez en la historia el gabinete italiano cuenta con una mujer negra. El primer ministro Enrico Letta ha nombrado a Cecile Kyenge, como ministra de Integración. Kyenge es nativa de El Congo, tiene 48 años de edad, es cirujana oftalmóloga, casada con un italiano y madre de dos hijos que emigró a Italia hace 30 años. Su nombramiento ha puesto de relieve sentimientos xenofóbicos y raciales. Grupos neofascistas han hecho mofa de ella en más de una ocasión y hasta le han llamado la “Mona Congolesa”. Grupos cristianos han salido en su defensa.En el 1 de mayo, día Internacional del Trabajo, se celebraron marchas en muchas ciudades de Estados Unidos. En Nueva York y otras ciudades asistieron inmigrantes que pidiendo salir de las sombras y expresar con todos los medios posibles, como les cambiaría la vida si de una vez por todas consiguen normalizar su situación migratoria en el país. Varias pancartas decían “No más deportaciones”, “Queremos estar con nuestros hijos”.José Jorge Tavares de Pina Cabral ha sido consagrado e instalado como cuarto obispo diocesano de la Iglesia Católica Apostólica Lusitana y Evangélica de Portugal que es parte de la Comunión Anglicana desde 1980 y tiene como primado al Arzobispo de Cantórbery. La consagración tuvo lugar en la Catedral de San Pablo en Lisboa. La Eucaristía fue presidida por el Arzobispo de Dublín, Irlanda. La Iglesia Lusitana fue establecida en 1880 como respuesta a la situación religiosa y social del pueblo portugués. Un grupo de sacerdotes católicos romanos rechazaron dogmas como la jurisdicción universal del papa y su infalibilidad. También no estaban contentos con la excesiva adoración a la Virgen María y propusieron una iglesia que fuera “católica y portuguesa” donde los fieles leyeran la Biblia, los oficios fueran en la lengua del pueblo y el gobierno se compartiera entre obispos, clérigos y laicos. El nuevo obispo y su esposa Rute Serronha tienen dos hijos Sofía (2000) y Lucas (2002).A pesar de una decisión de la Corte Suprema de Israel afirmando que las mujeres que vayan a orar al muro de las Lamentaciones en Jerusalén no deben usar ninguna vestimenta distintiva como chales o estolas, un grupo de mujeres ha insistido en seguir orando y retar la disposición legal. Resultado: fueron arrestadas por violar “costumbres locales” e inmediatamente una corte menor determinó que las mujeres no habían cometido ningún delito. Las líderes del grupo dijeron que dada la diversidad de la comunidad judía alrededor del mundo las mujeres deben orar de acuerdo a sus costumbres y tradiciones. El muro es lo que queda del Segundo Templo destruido hace 2,000 años.Magali Pérez Borbón falleció de un fulminante cáncer estomacal en Tampa, Florida. Natural de Morón, Cuba, estudió en el Seminario de Matanzas y sirvió en varios proyectos y programas de Educación Cristiana a nivel nacional en la Iglesia Metodista en Estados Unidos. Su último gesto de amor fue haber donado su cuerpo para la investigación médica. Un oficio memorial tuvo lugar en la Iglesia Metodista Epworth de Hollywood. Le sobreviven su esposo José Borbón, dos hijos y dos nietas.CONSUELO. Sé fiel hasta la muerte y yo te daré la corona de la vida. Apocalipsis 2:8. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Por Onell A. 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