first_imgNigel Owens keeping watch over England v Australia during the Cook CupNigel Owens and George Clancy – who are both among the elite panel of 10 officials named for refereeing duty at the World Cup in New Zealand later in the year – have been appointed to control the high profile and prestigious Magners League Play-Off semi-finals this weekend.Leading Welsh official Owens will be in charge when top seeds Munster meet No 4 seeds and defending champions the Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday evening (Kick-Off 6.30pm).Irishman Clancy will be in action on the Friday night when second seeds Leinster clash with Ulster Rugby in the all-Irish play-off match at the RDS (Kick-Off 7.05pm).George Clancy during International duty refereeing England v South AfricaOwens and Clancy were also in charge of last season’s semi-finals – Owens controlling the victory by Leinster over Munster at the RDS and Clancy taking charge of the Ospreys’ home win over Glasgow Warriors.Both officials are rated among the world’s top referees and on 9 September Clancy will have the honour of blowing the whistle for the start of the 2011 Rugby World Cup when he takes charge of the opener between hosts New Zealand and Tonga at Eden Park. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 27: Bakkies Botha of South Africa and referee George Clancy of Ireland during the End of Year Tour match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on November 27, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS GEORGE CLANCY FACTFILEBorn: 12.01.77 in LimerickOccupation: Civil ServantMagners League debut: Borders v Newport Gwent Dragons, October 2004Magners League appearances: 40International appearances: 14NIGEL OWENS FACTFILEBorn: 18.06.73 in MynyddcerrigOccupation: Professional referee, TV presenter and entertainerMagners League debut: Borders v Connacht, August 2002Magners League appearances: 73International appearances: 27 The 34-year-old from Limerick, who has been in the middle for 13 internationals, will also be in the spotlight next weekend when he referees the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Harlequins and Stade Francais Paris at Cardiff City Stadium.Owens, the 37-year-old from Mynyddcerrig, has been in charge of 27 Tests as well as back-to-back Heineken Cup finals in 2008 and 2009.The Irish venue for the Magners League Grand Final on Saturday, 28 May, will be announced after Saturday’s semi-final play-off.last_img read more


first_img[imagebrowser id=17]England’s controversial new black kit, that they are wearing at the World Cup, has inspired sportswear giant Nike to launch an exclusive limited edition AM1 HYP shoe. Taking their inspiration from the new England change kit, which has caused anger in New Zealand, the 100% black shoe features new Hyperfuse technology to create a powerful, minimalist look. The words ‘New’ and ‘Blood’ are also emblazoned on the tongue of each shoe in contrasting red stitching.The launch event featured a mix of rugby, music and design talent at London’s Niketown. The MC for the night – DJ VIS – was joined by some potential future England stars, Owen Farrell, Andy Saull, Tom Varndell and Dom Waldouck for an informal Q&A (below).Inspired by the new breed of England rugby player and the traditional tattoos of the New Zealand Māoris, NIKEiD commissioned Robert Akome from London’s Ink Lounge to design a set of ‘New England’ designs through live tattoo demonstrations on latex skin. Three designs were created before the event and a fourth was designed live on the night so guests could see how these intricate, symbolic designs are developed. Tattoo artist Roberto Chung set up a live tattoo session on the night, using one of the designs created earlier. Hit+Run, world leaders in screen-printing, were on hand all night to create customized, one-off t-shirts adorned with a selection of the designs. On the night, there was a charity auction of an ultra-rare ‘England Squad Pack’ featuring a pair of NIKEiD AM1 HYP and a set of custom-made black Nike x Beats by Dr. Dre headphones featuring England Rugby’s iconic red rose emblem. The limited edition pack was specially created for every member of the England Rugby squad who recently travelled out to New Zealand and is not for sale. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Video courtesy of London’s Ink lounge, Palmers Green.last_img read more


first_imgRoom for improvementThe Lions conceded a fair few penalties at scrum time, Mako Vunipola being picked out by the officials early on, so they will want to tighten up that area over the next week. Penalty kicks are likely to prove decisive in the final Test.They made too many errors – knock-ons, messy set-piece ball, a few poor kicks – and will want to improve on their accuracy for next week. They will need to retain possession in order to create scoring chances because they are likely to need to score tries to win this series. They can also look at their game management and kicking game – keeping the Aussies pinned back in their 22 restricts their attacking threat but here too many balls were kicked to the hosts in space and the Lions struggled for territory.As James Horwill said post-match “the game of chess continues”. Both sides analysis teams will be working tirelessly to pinpoint areas to exploit, but it will be down to the players on the pitch to be clinical in doing that on the pitch next week.StatsAustralia made four clean breaks to none from the Lions and made three times as many offloads (nine to three), and twice as many passes (139 to 63) and runs (127 to 60). Mako Vunipola was the Lions’ top tackler with 15.Scorers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Golden moment: Australia centre Adam Ashley-Cooper dives over for the only try of the game – and a decisive oneBy Sarah Mockford at Etihad Stadium in MelbourneIn a nutshellThis was a tight, edgy, error-strewn affair, sealed by an Adam Ashley-Cooper try four minutes from time. Neither side had the space to create the spectacular tries of seven days ago, the two defences making it difficult to spark any expansive attacking moves. Leigh Halfpenny did have a chance to snatch the win with the last kick of the game but it fell short from halfway, so the series now goes to a deciding Test in Sydney.It was a hugely physical performance from both sides and it was pleasing to see referee Craig Joubert allow a contest at the breakdown after last week’s non-event in that area. The mistakes and numerous resets at scrum time did make it a stop-start affair. It wasn’t a thrilling game, but it was a tense one – the nature of the occasion clearly affecting both sides – and Australia did what they so often do in all manner of sports, displaying the self-belief to keep playing and go for the final score. When their backs are to the wall, the Wallabies thrive. Now the momentum’s with them, the pressure is on the Lions – will they be able to display similar determination next week and win a first series since 1997?Key momentAdam Ashley-Cooper’s touchdown in the 76th minute. The Lions were leading 15-9 and looked comfortable, but Australia then managed to work through the phases in the visitors’ half. Israel Folau made a half break, then Will Genia got within five metres of the line. The ball was recycled quickly, James O’Connor fed Ashley-Cooper and he broke Jonathan Davies’s tackle to dive over the line. Christian Leali’ifano then slotted the conversion to give Australia the lead for the first time since the 22nd minute.Sam’s the man: Warburton at a lineoutStar man – Sam WarburtonThe Lions captain was immense before his enforced departure with an injury. Given far more leeway to compete at the breakdown than the previous week, he dominated the contact area and earned the Lions penalties as the Wallabies were forced to hold on to the ball. He also made his tackles, a key one coming when Australia took a quick tap penalty – he spotted their plan and was the first to sprint across to the touchline to make the hit. He was sorely missed when he had to depart with 15 minutes to go, the Wallabies gaining an edge at the tackle area and that quick ball led to the decisive try. NOT FOR FEATURED Australia – Try: Ashley-Cooper. Con: Leali’ifano. Pens: Leali’ifano 3.Lions – Pens: Halfpenny 5.last_img read more


first_imgBryn Meredith was famous for never taking a backward step, and the Welshman features on many people’s lists as one of the greatest hookers of all time His impact was such that Meredith was picked for the 1955 Lions tour where, as a mobile No 2, he thrived on the hard grounds. Nicknamed ‘Beatle’ early on by Irish lock Tom Reid for his prominent eyebrows, Meredith had a storming tour flanked by the fellow Welsh front-rows Billy Williams and Courtenay Meredith, and he scored in the second Test of the drawn series. “We didn’t have any coaches and played it off the top of our heads. We wanted to run it, which we did,” he said. Bryn Meredith lunges for the ball Major teams: London Welsh, NewportCountry: WalesTest span: 1954-62Wales caps: 34 (34 starts)Lions caps: 8 (8 starts)Test points: 12 (4T)Meredith had a long distinguished career at Newport, after being schooled at West Monmouth, starting out as a prop because “it gave me a better chance of getting picked”. After joining the Navy after school, Meredith’s sporting talent soon saw him graduating to play at Rodney Parade and latterly Wales as a hooker, where he made his debut in 1954 against Ireland in the Five Nations.It was a debut to forget as he was penalised in his first three scrums. Thankfully his fortunes improved as he went on to win 20 of his then record 34 Tests at hooker, captaining the side on numerous occasions. TAGS: The Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the 1959 tour, Meredith lost out on a Test place to the tour captain, Ronnie Dawson of Ireland. Uncomplaining, he even started on the flank in one game when injuries were mounting up and captained the Lions against the Junior All Blacks.He was more fortunate on the 1962 tour of South Africa, starting in all four Tests. Meredith retired after the tour having played a record-equalling 41 appearances for the Lions. Post-rugby Meredith went on to teach. Now 86, he still lives in his beloved Gwent.last_img read more


first_img Shoulder to shoulder: The French side enjoyed an improved performance against Australia Those are the stats of a side whose execution let them down, as well as their decision-making in the ‘red zone’. The most glaring example was four minutes from the end when Scott Spedding ignored a two man overlap as he galloped into the Australian 22.Guy Noves and his coaching staff should be able to iron out those flaws in the coming months but the other two significant weaknesses in this French squad will be harder to redress.Danger man: Virimi Vakatawa has pace to burn on the flanksAs this column predicted, Australia won the breakdown battle with the French unable to prevent the pilfering of David Pocock. Had Michael Hooper not been rested it could have been even worse for the French, and the problem for Noves is to unearth a flanker who plays in a similar style. The last such player produced by France was Thierry Dusautoir, in the early years of his Test career, but in recent years Top 14 clubs have preferred big ball-carrying French flankers to the smaller open-side snafflers.Lack of a top-class goal-kickerThen there’s the lack of a top-class goalkicker, a subject that frankly this column is weary of repeating. Seven points were squandered in front of goal against Australia and an attempted drop goal by Camille Lopez in the last minute also missed the target. This French team can run the ball out of their 22 as many times as they like, but until they find a kicker of the consistent quality of a Barrett, Farrell or Sexton, they’ll never be a serious World Cup contenders.Taking in the applause: France’s players acknowledge the crowd after their narrow lossSaturday’s Test with the All Blacks – the first encounter since New Zealand thrashed France 62-13 in the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup – will give the clearest indication yet of the progress made under the Noves’ regime. The scrum will be under more pressure than last Saturday, so too the line-out (France won all 10 of their balls against Australia) and the All Blacks will have noted that the French defence missed nearly 20% of its tackles against a largely inexperienced Wallaby side. France are once more playing with flair, and the nation is happy. Following Saturday’s thrilling clash with Australia, Midi Olympique talked of “promise for the future” and L’Equipe praised their “appealing ambition”.But France still lost, and to a second-string Australia shorn of its stalwarts, a defeat that saw Les Bleus slip from seventh to eighth in the world rankings. Defeat to New Zealand on Saturday would appear inevitable and that could leave France in a precarious position ahead of May’s draw to decide the 2019 World Cup pools.French flair: Centre Remi Lamerat shows a sleight of handBefore the draw is made France visit Twickenham, Dublin and Rome in the Six Nations, while hosting Scotland and Wales in Paris. Victory against either England or Ireland seems remote given their impressive form this autumn, and Italy will also be a serious challenge. Saturday’s historic defeat of South Africa will do wonders for the Azzurri’s morale and they’ve won two of their last three matches at home to France.Les Bleus need a rankings boostSo while France may have shed the sterile style of rugby that characterised the four wretched years of Philippe Saint-Andre‘s reign, they need to start getting results to make sure they’re in the top eight when the World Cup pool draw takes place. If they’re not, then they’ll be in the third tier of seeds and that could mean ending up in a pool containing, for example, Australia [tier one seed] and Wales [tier two seed]. As Stuart Lancaster can testify, that’s a scenario best avoided.Work to do: Despite an improved performance, Guy Noves has to improve France’s rankingAgainst Australia France flattered to deceive. The rugby they played was easy on the eye but how was it they lost when their pack won all 10 scrums, including three on Australia’s feed? How was it they lost when they made 431 metres to Australia’s 350 and boasted five line breaks to the Wallabies’ four?Execution is a let-down The omens aren’t in France’s favour on Saturday. In five of their last six blocks of November internationals, Les Bleus have lost the final match, their intensity dropping away as the month wore on. If France fail to pick up the pace against New Zealand the tourists are likely to wrap up 2016 with an emphatic win.center_img Despite a narrow loss to the Wallabies, the ambition and joie de vivre shown by France have given the public hope that a brighter future awaits… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more


first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The March 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is on sale now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The French beat Wales 27-23 in dramatic game at Principality Stadium France had a second on the half-hour. Gael Fickou thought he had scored it a couple of minutes previously but it was ruled out for a forward pass earlier in the move. Yet the visitors quickly put pressure back on Wales and forced a lineout five metres out.Rather than set the maul after winning the lineout, Charles Ollivon quickly transferred the ball to Paul Willemse, who burst down the blind side and stretched over the line.Focus: Paul Willemse scores France’s second try (Getty Images)Wales had chances at the end of the half to get a try of their own and opted for a lineout and then two scrums from a series of penalties deep in the France 22 but they couldn’t convert that pressure into points, even when against 14 men following Alldritt’s sin-binning (incidentally Fickou moved from the wing to pack down in the back row in those five-metre scrums). The Edwards-inspired France defence held firm and the visitors led 17-9 at the break.Wales got that elusive try early in the second half when a Nick Tompkins kick ahead forced France to concede a five-metre lineout. The hosts didn’t get over from the maul but recycled and after a bit of pinball Dillon Lewis picked up the ball and grounded it against the right-hand post protector.Yet France were over again when Man of the Match Romain Ntamack picked off a Tompkins pass and sprinted over from his own half. A penalty extended the lead to 11 points.There was a contentious call on 65 minutes when Wales were attacking close to France’s line. Ken Owens went to pass to Josh Adams on the wing but the ball was knocked loose in the tackle by Willemse. Wales felt it was a deliberate knock-on and should have resulted in a penalty try, but the officials thought otherwise, only awarding a scrum.That led to another series of scrums that yielded nothing for Wales because once Demba Bamba came on to replace the binned Haouas it was France who were awarded the scrum penalty.Dan Biggar did get over after in the 74th minute and Tompkins made a promising break in the final moments, but when the penalty he conceded for holding on summed up Wales’ afternoon.France march on. Wales need to work on being more clinical.center_img France keep Grand Slam bid on track with win in CardiffVibrant atmosphere. Huge physicality. Fast and frenetic. This was an entertaining match at the Principality Stadium.It was billed as a big test for France. They had seen off England and Italy at home, but could they achieve the same success away from home? Were they really rejuvenated? Could they beat Wales in Cardiff for the first time since 2010? The answers to all three questions would be yes as they triumphed 27-23.As manager Raphael Ibanez said afterwards: “This is what French fans want to see, a France team delivering for 80 minutes.”After years of underachievement in the Six Nations, France are three wins from three and remain on course for a first Grand Slam since 2010. But had Wales had a better percentage return from chances created it could well have been a different story.Twice they had a series of five-metre scrums when France were reduced to 14 men – Gregory Alldritt sin-binned at the end of the first half and Mohamed Haouas shown a yellow card towards the end of the second half – but on neither occasion could they convert those chances into points.Showing their colours: France fans were out in force in Cardiff (Getty Images)In contrast, France were ruthless in taking their opportunities – a fortuitous bounce creating their first try and an interception leading to their third.Wales were competitive throughout and narrowed the gap to four points with five minutes to go, but whereas in the past France have succumbed to that sort of pressure – remember Wales’ comeback last year? – this time they stood firm.There seems to be more maturity from this French side. They have the talent – backs with pace and footwork, physical forwards – but now also have the game management and maturity to close out matches.There has been plenty of talk of Shaun Edwards’s influence on this French team and it was evident in the ferocity with which the men in blue were competing at the breakdown.The power of their counter rucks meant Wales struggled to keep hold of the ball and lacked fluidity in their attacks. France’s defence as a whole was resolute, particularly as they scrambled to thwart a couple of Welsh breaks in the closing minutes.Anthony Bouthier scored the opening try after six minutes. Teddy Thomas and Leigh Halfpenny had both leapt for a high ball but neither player could take it cleanly and it fell into the path of the France full-back, who rounded Wales’ defence to touch down near the posts. The interception: Romain Ntamack dives over to score a try for France (Getty Images) last_img read more


first_imgScotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. Scotland v Ireland, which kicks off at 3pm this afternoon, will be shown live on BBC in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Scotland v Ireland takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, the match (kick-off 3pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the match from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 4am on Monday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Scotland v Ireland at 4pm in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing the match at 4pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay. If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Scotland v Ireland at 4pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, the match will kick off at 2am in the early hours of Monday and is live on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The game will kick off at 11am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Scotland v Ireland, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription Sean Maitland in action against Ireland (Getty Images) Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereScotland will want to hit the ground running in their Six Nations clash against Ireland after they had their match against France postponed last month following a Covid-19 outbreak in the French camp. Ireland, meanwhile, will feel confident after claiming their first win in the tournament over Italy two weeks ago.Here are the two match-day squads who will clash at Murrayfield this afternoon…Scotland: Stuart Hogg (captain); Sean Maitland, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, George Turner, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: David Cherry, Jamie Bhatti, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Nick Haining, Scott Steele, Huw Jones, Darcy Graham.Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Jonathan Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson Park; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Will Connors, CJ Stander.Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Billy Burns, Jordan Larmour. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. The game kicks off at 5pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.The match will kick off at 11am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Don’t miss any of the action at BT Murrayfield Check out our full Scotland v Ireland preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are.How to watch Scotland v Ireland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Scotland v Ireland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. 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first_img Matt Chew says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention 2012, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 11, 2012 at 8:52 am I don’t understand what “restructuring” means and what problem they are trying to solve. Is it to find a way to allow parishes to choose which bishop’s jurisdiction they want to be in? Is it a financial restructuring? It would be good for ENS to write a follow up article to clarify what this movement is about. 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Deputies approve new task force to reimagine church structure Rector Shreveport, LA John Conrad says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm The committee will have my prayers! During my time as a deputy to 13 GC’s I participated in several ad hoc groups to consider such changes (the word “re-imagine” had not become part of our vocabulary). We considered ways to make the GC more efficient. We also studied many ways and means of making the day-to-day operations of our church more useful. Nothing ever got very far with our church leaders. I hope the “21st Century” and “re-imagine” will do the trick! I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one returning home from General Convention after General Convention wondering why we could not find acceptable ways to do “church work” better. “Have at it!” Press Release Service Leon Spencer says: Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET House of Deputies, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Structure [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies today approved creation of a special task force to begin to reimagine the workings of the Episcopal Church to prepare it for mission in the 21st century.In a vote that stunned deputies and visitors alike,Resolution C095 was adopted on a unanimous voice vote among the more than 800 lay and clergy deputies, prompting them and those in the gallery to break into sustained applause. The vote came after a period of discussion and a time of prayer.The matter now goes to the House of Bishops for its consideration.The resolution creates a special task force of up to 24 people who will gather ideas in the next two years from all levels of the church about possible reforms to its structures, governance and administration. Their work will culminate in a special gathering of people from every diocese to hear what recommendations the task force plans to make to the 78th General Convention. Its final report is due by November 2014.In a press briefing afterward, the Rev. Gay Jennings, co-chair of the convention’s legislative Committee on Structure and president-elect of the House of Deputies, said this convention had shown “a palpable desire to reimagine how we do business. I think as much as the discussion is about structure, perhaps even more the passion and the interest in this is about identity and vision: who we are as the church, who is God calling us to be in the 21st century.”The committee received more than 50 resolutions calling for structural change, prompted by a proposal last fall from Bishop Stacy Sauls, the Episcopal Church’s chief operating officer, to examine structural options. In response the committee crafted its own proposal, which offers a blueprint for how the church can begin to explore what it really means by restructuring and change.In remarks that preceded the vote, Jennings said the committee heard from dozens of people on the topic and spent “many, many hours in careful and prayerful deliberation” but also “listened to each other with what I would call gospel ears.” A writing group then created a draft resolution, and the committee made final edits to it on July 9. The committee vote to present the resolution also was unanimous.Jennings said the new task force is designed to have a high degree of authority to accomplish its work and not only will reflect the church’s diversity but also people who stand at a “critical distance” from the church’s current governing bodies. The group also is required to have regular and ongoing communication with the whole church about its work.Deputy Steven Horst of Connecticut said in support of the resolution that he doubted “that very many of us would have guessed three years ago that the hottest topics for discussion coming into this General Convention would be issues of structure and governance.” He commended the committee’s work in helping a body the size of General Convention find a way to discover God’s will on these issues. “I think this resolution outlines a process that will allow us to discern where the Spirit is leading,” he said.The only debate was over a motion to specify the range of diversity the new task force must have by mandating inclusion based on age, race, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.” That motion was defeated.The resolution also requests an allocation of $400,000 in the 2013-2015 budget. The task force can decide how it wants to spend the money to do its work.— Melodie Woerman is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. July 11, 2012 at 10:39 am David is right on the mark, I think. Obviously there has been extensive discussion of which we are not privy, but I am not aware that anyone has made the case to those of us outside of the Church Center and General Convention. As David says, “what problem are they trying to solve?” Using phrases like “prepare for mission in the 21st century” really doesn’t mean anything. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. Comments (4) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 13, 2012 at 10:15 am Want to restructure? Here’s a truth. Committees don’t do creativity. Individuals do creativity. So here’s a creative idea that will never happen. Of the 400K, take half of it and give it to the poor. Then offer 10, $10,000 prizes for 5-page summaries of ideas. Have the committee choose the five ideas they like best, and choose another five at random, drawn just out of the hat. Spend the last $100,000 to publish the 10 ideas in a book which will be circulated to all deputies and bishops. Have a comprehensive multiple-choice examination on the book’s contents at the next GC. Those who don’t pass the exam, don’t get to discuss the ideas or shape the outcomes. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY David Saha says: Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis General Convention, Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 10, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more


first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Posted May 24, 2013 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem England: New legislative proposals for women bishops published Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing [Church of England] The Church of England has published new legislative proposals to enable women to become bishops which will be debated by the General Synod in July.This will be the first occasion that synod members have met since November 2012, when the previous legislation narrowly failed to secure the requisite majority in all three houses (laity, clergy and bishops), despite a 73% majority overall.The proposals from the House of Bishops accompany the publication of a report of a working group which it had established in December. The working group’s report sets out four possible options for the shape of the new legislation. Of these the House of Bishops has recommended “the simplest possible legislation” (option one) which reads:“A measure and amending canon that made it lawful for women to become bishops; and“The repeal of the statutory rights to pass Resolutions A and B under the 1993 Measure, plus the rescinding of the Episcopal Ministry Act of Synod.”In addition, option one involves arrangements for those who, as a matter of theological conviction, are unable to receive the ministry of women bishops or priests being set out either in a declaration from the House of Bishops or in a new Act of Synod.The short report from the archbishops of Canterbury and York on behalf of the house sets out the text of a motion which invites the synod to reaffirm its commitment to admitting women to the episcopate as a matter of urgency, require the legislative process to begin in November so that it can be concluded in 2015 and specify that the legislation should be in the simplest possible form.The business committee of the General Synod met earlier this week and has scheduled the debate for the morning of Monday, July 8, in York. In addition, synod members will spend a substantial amount of time in York on the Saturday in facilitated conversations, in which the various options can be explored further.The chair of the working group, the Rt. Rev. Nigel Stock, bishop of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich, said on behalf of the group:“The mandate given to the working group in December reflected the House of Bishops’ view that new proposals would need both greater simplicity and a clear embodiment of the principle articulated by the 1998 Lambeth Conference that ‘those who dissent from, as well as those who assent to, the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate are both loyal Anglicans.’“This mandate did not simply reflect the House of Bishops’ assessment of what was achievable, it also reflected its view of what was desirable – namely that the Church of England should retain its defining characteristic of being a broad Church, capable of accommodating a wide range of theological conviction.“Given this range of views it is essential to be clear on whether the Church of England is still willing to leave space for those who dissent from its decision. We have approached our task on the basis that the Church of England is so willing.“To expect unanimity on where the limits of diversity should be drawn may be unrealistic, given the variety of strongly held views which exist and are maintained with integrity. Nevertheless it is necessary to see whether there might be an approach which could command a sufficiently wide measure of assent to enable progress to be made.“We are perhaps at a moment when the only way forward is one which makes it difficult for anyone to claim outright victory.“The synod, guided by the recommendation that the House of Bishops has now made, needs in July to come to a clear decision about the proposals and options laid before it and give a mandate for the introduction of a draft measure and amending canon in November.“That decision-making process will be greatly assisted by all synod members having first the opportunity in York for facilitated listening and engagement of the kind that the group has found so helpful in producing this report. To that end, we are grateful to the business committee for making space for this to take place on the Saturday of our July meeting.”The report from the House of Bishops, “Women In the Episcopate – New Legislative Proposals” (GS1886), is available here. Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Diocese of Masvingo[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians in Zimbabwe are facing a new wave of persecution after excommunicated former bishop Nolbert Kunonga and his supporters refused to surrender church property in the Diocese of Masvingo.In a letter to fellow Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) bishops and friends, Bishop of Masvingo Godfrey Tawonezvi reported, “Kunonga people are still holding on to two of our church buildings, St. Peter’s and St. Luke’s Church.”“What is worrying most is that Kunonga has turned St Peter’s Church into his cathedral. This means that Kunonga will be frequenting St. Peter’s Church and this gives him an added advantage in destabilizing our diocese,” said the bishop.The bishop reported that Kunonga even has priests working in different parishes in the diocese. “Some of these priests are refusing to surrender church property such as furniture that belongs to our parishioners in that community,” said Tawonezvi.“We have failed to get the necessary support we need from the Zimbabwe police over this issue while our efforts to regain St. Luke’s Church are being frustrated by a village headman who is a Kunonga supporter.”Tawonezvi explained that the headman has continued to mobilize the community to turn against the Anglican Church in the diocese despite the church’s complaint to the area chief about the headman’s conduct.“This is an ecclesiastical issue which is being politicized by Kunonga and his supporters,” he said.Correspondence between the Anglican Church in Masvingo, the Republican Police and lawyers indicate growing security concerns and refusal by Kunonga and his supporters to give up church properties. This is evident in a letter sent to Tawonezvi earlier in the year by the area police chief.“We also continue experiencing problems from Kunonga people at Daramombe Mission. Their aim is to make the mission ungovernable and tarnish our image as the responsible authority, said Tawonezvi.“We are also experiencing problems from the district education officer who is Kunonga’s supporter. He was once at Daramombe Mission as the school head but we did not have any choice except to get him removed from the mission by the Ministry of Education.”The district education officer (DEO) has been fabricating stories and dragging the Diocese of Masvingo before the courts, the bishop said. “The DEO and other Kunonga supporters have dragged the bishop and other priests on false allegations so that the diocesan leadership can be imprisoned and embarrassed,” said the bishop.“We continuously receive threats but we continue to soldier on. The struggle continues in the Diocese of Masvingo as I reported at the provincial synod.”The church recently revealed that the legal costs of recovering most of the properties stolen from the province means dioceses in Zimbabwe have combined debts of almost US$400,000. Rector Tampa, FL By Bellah ZuluPosted Dec 12, 2013 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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