Glasgow sign Crusaders star Maitland

first_imgMaitland, cousin of Quade Cooper and a close relative of ‘Smoking Joe Stanley, was a part of the New Zealand under-19 team that won the World Cup in 2007, and the under-20 side that scooped the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Double bubble: Sean’s first of two tries against the Sharks at Twickenham (March 2011)GLASGOW WARRIORS have pulled off a massive signing coup after securing Crusaders star Sean Maitland until May 2015.The 24-year-old Crusader, who qualifies for Scotland via his paternal Grandparents, can play at either wing or at full-back, is one of the most highly rated outside backs in the Southern Hemisphere.Head Coach Gregor Townsend may think Christmas has come early after securing the 24 year-old’s services, “We’re delighted to be welcoming a player of Sean Maitland’s calibre to Glasgow Warriors. The back three is an area of the team where we already have a number of excellent options, and Sean will provide a further layer of quality as we enter another busy phase of the season.”The Tokoroa native, who made his Super Rugby debut back in 2008 against the Bumbies, has amassed 50 caps and 24 tries for the franchise, including a record-equalling four tries against the Brumbies in 2011. LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 27: Sean Maitland of the Crusaders scores a try during the round six Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Sharks at Twickenham Stadium on March 27, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) “His try-scoring record in Super Rugby speaks for itself, and he’s also a player who has a big appetite for self-improvement,” added Townsend. “He will be a fantastic addition to our squad and will, I’m sure, be very popular with our supporters.”Maitland is the second high-profile addition to the Warriors ranks from Super Rugby in as many months. Former Lions and Golden Lions captain Josh Strauss has already made a significant impact in the Glasgow back row, scoring a try in the recent Heineken Cup match away to Northampton Saints.last_img read more

Hotshot: Leinster full-back Jack Kelly

first_img Leading figure: Jack Kelly was named Ireland U20 captain for the Six Nations. Photo: Inpho LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Leinster Find out more about talented Leinster back Jack Kelly Date of birth 26 October 1997 Country IrelandHow did you get into rugby? My dad and my uncles are mad into rugby, so it was always something I was going to get into. I started when I was five.What position did you play? Centre was my preferred position all the way up and then in my last year at school (St Michael’s College) I got moved to full-back.What do you prefer? I’ve grown to like full-back – I didn’t like it at the start! I like different aspects of both positions. At full-back you’re quite far from the action while at centre you’re more involved. But you get more space to run and express yourself with the ball at full-back.What are your strengths? I love running with the ball and attacking, and I like any of the contact elements of the game. I’m working on my catching and kicking – the more specific roles of full-back.When did you get involved with Leinster? U17s. Then I was with the U18s, U19s and now the academy. I’m often involved with Leinster A and we do opposition sessions against the seniors sometimes.How do you balance rugby with your studies? I’m in my first year of studying law at Trinity and the college do help me out. When it’s something like the Six Nations, I’m essentially out of college for six or seven weeks and I have friends who help me with notes on stuff I miss. I do my best to catch up with work by myself and I’ve managed so far. RW Verdict: Named Ireland U20 captain for the Six Nations, Kelly’s campaign was disrupted by injury. Still, he has a mentor at Leinster in Isa Nacewa, who is “good at everything” and can offer advice on leading from 15.This article first appeared in the May 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against Canada

first_img Expand Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide This led to Savea making a call on his health and he went on: “A couple of years ago I realised I had bad vision in my left eye. Everything is kind of blurry.“I told All Blacks doctor Tony Page it was getting worse and now we’re doing something about it.”All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster has applauded Savea for making the long-term decision.“It looks a little bit different but it’s not unique,” Foster said. “I think it’s great Ardie has been willing to make a decision for his health and that he’s going to follow through with it.”Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against CanadaAll Black Ardia Savea is set to become the first player ever to wear goggles in a Rugby World Cup match if he comes off the bench against Canada tomorrow.This news comes after Savea admitted to fears of going blind as the sight in his left eye has been deteriorating, and therefore the goggles are there to protect his right eye.“Obviously if my right eye goes, I might be potentially blind,” he said.“I’ve got my little girl and, hopefully, future kids and a bigger family, so I want to be able to see. I’m just thinking of the bigger picture and trying to protect my eyes.“In terms of vision and seeing [with the goggles], it’s pretty sweet, and it’s now just a matter of getting used to them.”Back in May, World Rugby approved the use of goggles after testing and Italy fly-half Ian McKinley, who lost sight in his left eye after a boot to the face, wore them earlier this year in a Test match. The flanker has feared of going blind and will wear goggles to protect his eyes against Canada The last team to qualify for the tournament,… Expand Canada were one of the last teams into… Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Winners of the past two World Cups, the… 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada Collapse 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Rugby Rant: Give props their due in World Rugby awards

first_imgIt’s time bigger blokes got awards nods from the game’s governing body, writes Russ Petty The scrum was also a major talking point after the opening games in Pool A of the Autumn Nations Cup, while Pro14 viewers witnessed the rare sight of a substitute tighthead being named as Man of the Match in November, when WP Nel’s scrummaging on a wet night in Llanelli was celebrated.“What does a prop have to do to make the list?”Is there perhaps a positional bias when evaluating performances, similar to the quarterback and running back dominance of the NFL’s MVP award? Does a comparative lack of noticeable involvements or fewer minutes played count against props? With 41% of the total nominations, 68% of the previous winners have been flankers and fly-halves. A favouring of the more successful teams? New Zealand account for 30% of nominations and 53% of winners, while Joe Taufete’e is the only ever nominee from a Tier Two nation. Rugby Rant: Give props their due in World Rugby awardsHOW MANY of the 101 previous nominations for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year have been for a prop? How many times in 19 years have they been up for what is described as ‘the ultimate accolade’? The answer is zero. With the usual award show not on last year, 2021 is the earliest this trend could change.So why no recognition for props? There’s the argument that the importance of the scrum has diminished over the years. According to Opta (part of Stats Perform), the average number of scrums per Rugby World Cup game reduced from 32 in 1987 to 14 in 2019.But ‘no scrum, no win’ surely can’t be sent to rugby’s cliché recycling bin yet. Not when it was so evident in South Africa’s 2019 World Cup final triumph or Saracens’ ending of Leinster’s 25-game winning streak in September – contests that both featured tighthead Vincent Koch. Let’s talk about those props that both play for flourishing sides and excel beyond the less visible ‘dark arts’ of the scrum or clearing rucks. Tadhg Furlong made the EPCR European Player of the Year longlist in four consecutive seasons and the shortlist twice. He is the only northern hemisphere prop to have started in three Test wins against New Zealand in the professional era. In the past decade, he accounts for three of the five times a Tier One prop has beaten five or more defenders in a Test. In the same period, no England player has made more tackles in a Test than the 27 by Mako Vunipola against Ireland in 2019. Only CJ Stander made a run or tackle more often than the Saracen on the 2017 Lions tour (every 3 minutes 21 seconds he played).If players of this calibre aren’t receiving nominations, then what does a prop forward have to do to make the list? It’s time to live up to the ‘game for all shapes and sizes’ mantra when it comes to awards nights.This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.center_img Big engine: Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Anglican Consultative Council gets down to business

first_img Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Rev. Ann Fontaine says: Christopher Epting says: 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Comments (2) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion General Secretary Kenneth Kearon, at podium, addresses the Anglican Consultative Council assembled Oct. 29 beneath the soaring windows of Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] Using the image of the stained-glass windows that soar above the clear-glass doors of Holy Trinity Cathedral here and surround the members of the Anglican Consultative Council, Anglican Communion General Secretary Kenneth Kearon called on the ACC Oct. 29 (local time) to look outward as well as inward during the remaining 10 days of the council’s meeting.“To meet in a place such as this can never be an ivory tower experience – we see God’s world outside, no matter which direction we turn,” Kearon said. “This building itself is a parable of the wondrous God sheltering, protecting, yet drawing us continually into conversation with the world God has created and which Jesus died to save.”Kearon reviewed the work facing the members as they got down to business after two days of continual welcome from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. This 15th meeting of the ACC began Oct. 27 and continues until Nov. 7.The members are seated at round tables at the front of the cathedral nave while a head table and teleprompter have replaced the altar. Diocese of Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga chairs the ACC and Elizabeth Paver, lay representative for the Church of England, is vice chair. Kearon is the secretary to ACC meetings. Those three are at the head table and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the president of the council, has taken a seat at one of the round tables.The work ahead of the council includes reviewing the activities of the Anglican Communion Office staff and the communion’s official networks that help coordinate the communion’s work of mission and social justice, the communion’s interfaith and ecumenical dialogue efforts, as well as theological education, the evolution of the instruments of communion and the status of the Anglican Covenant.Continuing with the image of the stained-glass windows above the council, Kearon suggested that just as the cathedral artists could not produce just one window to portray adequately everyone’s experience of God, the members have brought with them their own experiences and perceptions of God. “It’s only when each of us contributes our own piece of color, our own perception of God, that the full glory of God may be seen,” he said.“Each of us will, I hope, bring our best to this meeting, but what each of us brings will at best represent an incomplete apprehension of the gospel of God; the fullness of our faith will only be expressed when together with our fellow Christians we seek ‘to give an account of the hope that is in us,’” he said, adding that answering the call to give that account can never be undertaken alone.Kearon cautioned that often in reaction to such individual experiences “we bandy about too many labels in the church today – orthodox, biblical, conservative, catholic, evangelical, and every combination of them, and if you haven’t been labeled yourself, there’ll always be someone out there who is prepared to give you a label.”Descriptive labels become destructive when they are used to define oneself over and against others, the general secretary said. He went on to note that “there are far too many unreflective fundamentalisms around our communion today – conservative fundamentalism, liberal fundamentalism, catholic fundamentalism – all characterized by a certainty in their own righteousness, coupled with an intolerance of the faith perspective of others with whom they differ.”Anglicanism at its best, he said, “speaks against such narrowing of our image of God” and instead “reaches out to those with whom we differ” knowing that a “deeper and far richer understanding of God” can only come during encounters with people who are not like-minded.By the meeting’s end on Nov. 7, Kearon said, he hoped the members will have found “a way of being together which is truly relational, truly accepting of our sisters and brothers in Christ whose faith we need in order to enhance our own.”“We each bring our own piece of stained glass and add it to the window alongside that of others’, and so reveal the fullness of the glory of God in our broken and hurting world.”During the remainder of the morning plenary session, the council heard about the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Compass Rose Society.The members split into self-selected groups during the afternoon to learn more about the work of the communion’s networks. That work will continue during the morning of Oct. 30, when they will also spend time learning about the Anglican Alliance, a relief, development and advocacy group begun at the ACC’s request during its last meeting in Jamaica in 2009.The council is also due to consider resolutions from the networks Oct. 30.ACC backgroundThe ACC is one of the four instruments of communion, the others being the archbishop of Canterbury (who serves as president of the ACC), the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, and the Primates Meeting.Formed in 1969, the ACC includes clergy and lay people, as well as bishops, among its delegates. The membership includes from one to three persons from each of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces, depending on the numerical size of each province. Where there are three members, there is a bishop, a priest and a lay person. Where fewer members are appointed, preference is given to lay membership. The ACC’s constitution is here.The council meets every three years or four years and the Auckland meeting is the council’s 15th since it was created.The Episcopal Church is represented by Josephine Hicks of North Carolina; the Rev. Gay Jennings of Ohio; and Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut.Jefferts Schori is attending the meeting in her role as a member of the Anglican Communion Standing Committee, which met here prior to the start of the ACC meeting. Douglas is also a member of the Standing Committee.A complete list of the ACC15 participants is here.All ENS coverage of ACC15 is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET October 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm Thanks for the great coverage of ACC15 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 Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Consultative Council gets down to business Avoid ‘destructive labels,’ general secretary urges Anglican Consultative Council New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 28, 2012 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Eventslast_img read more

Mediator reports on options to rebuild or replace Christchurch Cathedral

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Mediator reports on options to rebuild or replace Christchurch Cathedral Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA A decision as to whether the earthquake damaged Christchurch Cathedral should be reinstated or replaced could be a step closer[Anglican Communion News Service] Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand could be reinstated after a mediator reported that restoration work could leave the re-built cathedral “indistinguishable” from the one that was all-but destroyed by the 2011 earthquake. But the report says that the “costly and risky project” would be significantly more expensive and take much longer to build than a contemporary replacement.There has been something of an impasse about which of the two options should be followed and the New Zealand government appointed lawyer Miriam Dean QC to mediate. Following the publication of her report, the Diocese of Christchurch said it would look again at the cost and feasibility of reinstating the cathedral. Further announcements are expected in April.The report by Miriam Dean stops short of endorsing either option but,Anglican Taonga reports, “crucially brings to the negotiating table parties that have been at loggerheads over the cathedral’s fate for more than three years.”“Miriam Dean QC and her team did an excellent job of assessing the positions of the parties involved and finding points of agreement. We are grateful for her hard work,” the Bishop of Christchurch, the Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, said, adding that the engineers and quantity surveyors involved were able to reach a large measure of high-level agreement on the engineering options and indicative costs of reinstating Christchurch Cathedral.The cost of reinstatement has been estimated at $105 million New Zealand Dollars (approximately £47.6 million GBP) and the work could be completed by 2022. In contrast, the cost of building a completely new cathedral has been estimated at costing up to $66 million New Zealand Dollars (approximately £30 million GBP).“The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees wish to move past the current deadlock to find a way forward to re-establish a cathedral in Cathedral Square,” Bishop Matthews said. “We want to support the city to move forward and we recognise the central importance of this building to many people in Christchurch.“It is the calling of the church to minister to people; to serve the lost, the last and the least. As the body of Christ we use buildings, but we don’t exist for the sake of bricks and mortar.“Therefore, comprehensive measures to ensure safety during deconstruction and reinstatement, and measures to achieve future safety including 100 per cent of the New Building Standard, as well as sufficient financial resources are essential.”Further confidential discussions will take place between the government and diocesan officials on the question of safety and cost before further announcements which are expected in April.In August 2013 a transitional “cardboard cathedral” was opened to serve the community of Christchurch. 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Modern theological education mustn’t lose sight of final goal, warns…

first_imgModern theological education mustn’t lose sight of final goal, warns Canada primate Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Theological Education Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has said that as Anglican educators, bishops and clergy debate how theological education should be adapted to meet the needs of the 21st century church, they should not lose sight of the fact that the final goal is to produce ministers with a “Christ-like character.”Full article. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Posted Feb 23, 2017 Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

Q&A: Los Angeles priest champions interfaith education, dialogue

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Rev. Gwynne Guibord leads the Guibord Center, which is devoted to promoting interfaith education and dialogue. Photo: The Guibord Center[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Gwynne Guibord is trained as a clinical psychologist, and for much of her adult life she expected to continue in private practice until retirement. But God had other plans for her.She began feeling a call to the priesthood after a series of midlife events prompted a stretch of soul-searching, especially the death in 1992 of her sister from leukemia at age 37.“One morning I got up, and I remember saying out loud, ‘All my life I’ve told you I love you’ – referring to God – ‘and if you’re asking me to do this one thing, then I had best show up and do the work.’ And within a month I was in seminary.”The Rev. Gwynne GuibordAge: 72Where: Los Angeles, CaliforniaWho: Founder and president of The Guibord Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to interfaith education and dialogue.Professional background: Guibord worked as a clinical psychologist before following a calling to religious ministry. She attended Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2005.Now Guibord, after being ordained as a priest in 2003 and serving in Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, is the head of the Guibord Center, an independent nonprofit organization she founded in 2011 to promote interfaith education and dialogue through a wide range of events and resources. She spoke to Episcopal News Service recently by phone.What was your religious upbringing, and were you exposed to many different religions at a young age?It’s kind of an interesting background. My father was French Canadian, although born in the state of Michigan. He was reared as a Roman Catholic, and my mother was from the South and she was reared as a Southern Baptist. My sisters and I were reared in the United Methodist Church. My father always felt drawn to Judaism. He converted to Judaism as a Reform Jew, was very devout in his belief and practice of Judaism. And I really observed my parents negotiating that. My mother would go to synagogue services every Friday night. They would celebrate the High Holy Days together, and they did that will a lot of grace. And I think it’s because of that that I started feeling very drawn to learning about other religions and faiths.Did you feel a calling at some point to pursue that kind of interfaith work more deliberately?Well, I have never ever felt called to parish ministry, although I serve at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles. My calling has always been to work in the ecumenical, as well as interfaith endeavors. And now it’s completely interfaith.It can be tough enough to find common ground across the Anglican Communion and within the Episcopal Church. Why is it important to you to also seek common ground with all world religions?When you look at what’s happening in the world today, it would appear that many hotspots in the world come from a religious ideology that kind of has the attitude of, “My God is bigger than your God and therefore better than your God.” And I really believe that unless we completely understand one another, or as much as we possibly can about our various religions and faiths, we’re going have a very, very hard time with finding peace amongst us with any integrity at all. I have found that we have far more in common than not. We are distinct in our differences and we should remain distinct in our differences. However, there is far more in common. All religions or faiths know the whole notion about compassion, about our humanity, about leading with integrity based on our religious or faith beliefs, about treating one another with kindness. And if we were to emphasis that, I think the world would be in a much, much better place than it is right now.There are strains of extremism in each of the three religious that make up the Abrahamic family – Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Do strict interpretations of those faiths make it difficult for interfaith dialogue to happen?Every human being carries within them a filter, and that filter is how that individual sees the world. On that filter are things like a person’s age, their economic status, their political beliefs, their social standing in their community, their gender, their sexual orientation, level of education, the kind of family that they came from. And that impacts how people view or interpret religious texts. It’s going to be interpreted in different ways, some ultra-conservative and others ultra-liberal based on where they’ve come from and what they’ve come from.Does that make it more difficult to break through some of those barriers?I don’t know that people have that understanding of the filter that they carry, I don’t know that all people have heard it that way. And if they were to hear it that way they may be able to think a little bit differently about what they are reading in whatever their sacred text is. We tend to think that there is an absolute truth. There isn’t. There are many truths in the world.You served from 2003 through 2009 as officer of ecumenical and interreligious concerns for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Is there anything about Southern California that offers unique opportunities for this kind of work?We’re on the Pacific Rim and therefore I would guess that we have more of the Buddhisms – there’s just not one Buddhism; it’s very much like Christianity – so I think that we have access to some religions that may not be as readily accessible in other parts of the United States. I’ve heard from people that they don’t have a Hindu community nearby or they don’t have a Buddhist community nearby.More recently, your experiences with cancer have informed your work, including the panel discussion you hosted in February, “Beyond the Veil: Life After Death.” Has your focus been more on what faith teaches us about the process of dying or on what might await us in the afterlife?It was both. The panelists spoke both about the process of death as well as various beliefs about what happens on the other side of death. And I doubt I would have done that panel had I not been diagnosed with my own cancer eight years ago – I am not terminal, I’m doing well, but I doubt that panel would have happened. There was a huge turnout. People were fascinated by it, and it’s a topic we tend to not want to talk about or deal with because all of us, no matter what that filter is that I referred to, will face that at some point in our lives.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] This interview was lightly edited for clarity and condensed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments (1) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Dr. Lo Sprague says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted May 23, 2017 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Ecumenical & Interreligious Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem June 16, 2017 at 3:12 am Gwynne has asked me to clarify that she was a licensed psychotherapist not a clinical psychologist. 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Indianapolis: A word from the bishop

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcoapl Diocese of Indianapolis] Dear Ones,In days like these I can’t help but think of my grandparents. My paternal grandfather grew up on the Shinnecock Indian reservation—a place awash with poverty surrounded by a sea of wealth in the Hamptons of Long Island—land they once owned. My paternal grandmother and maternal grandparents hailed from the Jim Crow south and eventually made their way north in one of the urban migrations to New York City. None of them lived to see the election of a black U.S. president. The hatred and violence of this past weekend in Charlottesville, VA was all too familiar to them. The stories of run-ins my paternal grandparents had with the KKK were told in hushed tones so that the children would not hear—but we did. And there were places my Grandma Anne, would not visit because of those incidents. Grandma Anne was tougher than nails—ask anyone who knew her—but fear of the Klan would keep her from visiting me when I lived outside of Binghamton, NY. I would tell her, my faith in God as revealed in Jesus Christ compelled me not to fear. It is perhaps both irony and destiny that as bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, I now visit churches in places where confederate flags fly on the houses next door. I wonder all the time what Grandma Anne would make of it. All over our diocese, wherever the Episcopal Church is present, we offer sanctuaries of hope and communities of transformation where we learn over and over again how to die and rise again with Jesus Christ. This is not a dress rehearsal: the death and resurrection of Jesus, the triumph of love and light over evil and death is constant and we must be vigilant in naming both the evil and the love that defeats it. The events in Charlottesville this weekend, and the demonstrations of white supremacist hatred known all too well in Indiana and every corner of these United States show us evil without nuance. So let us be even more clear about our witness of love. Let our prayers be met in equal measure by our actions to dismantle systems of injustice and oppression that dehumanize and deny dignity to God’s beloved. This is what being “beacons of Jesus Christ for Central and Southern Indiana and the world” looks like. This diocese has been about this work for a long time, we must keep at it. As your bishop, I join you, encourage you, and support you in being relentless for the love of Jesus.Be well, dear ones. May you know the love of God deeply that you may be fearless in sharing that love with the world.Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Charlottesville, Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Aug 14, 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Indianapolis: A word from the bishop Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service 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 last_img read more

Bishops Wright, Frade test positive for COVID-19

first_img Featured Events Posted Jan 26, 2021 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service] Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Jan. 25 post on Facebook. He is recovering at home.“Friends, wanted you to know I have tested positive for COVID-19. By the grace of God and the expertise of the medical community, I expect to return to health in the upcoming days. I ask for your prayers,” Wright wrote.Retired Southeast Florida Bishop Leo Frade has also tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized, according to an email sent to the diocese from Southeast Florida Bishop Peter Eaton’s office.Frade, who also previously served as bishop of Honduras, retired in 2016. 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Bishops Wright, Frade test positive for COVID-19 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY last_img read more