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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Deliveroo (LSE: ROO) share price has been a consistent underperformer since the company’s IPO at the end of March. Indeed, the company has the unfortunate label of being one of the most unsuccessful tech IPOs in recent memory. It’s even been referred to as the “worst IPO in London’s history“. The company was launched with a market capitalisation of £7.6bn. But it’s worth just £4.7bn today. I think these figures say a lot about what the market thinks of the Deliveroo share price.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But is this an opportunity? If the company continues to grow, as it has done over the past five years, I think it could be. Growth potentialThere’s no denying Deliveroo is a growth champion. Over the past five years, the company has grown from almost nothing into a multi-billion-pound business. Sales have surged over the past few years, thanks to an influx of new customers. The trend only accelerated last year. According to the company’s first-quarter trading update, the number of orders placed on its platform in the three months to the end of March increased 114% year-on-year. In addition, the monthly active user base on the platform increased 91% year-on-year to 7.1m users. The problem is, the company has struggled to turn this growth into cold, hard cash. The group is unprofitable and is relying on its cash reserves to fund losses. At the end of the first quarter, the Deliveroo had £1.5bn in cash, and cash equivalents, as well as access to a £150m revolving credit facility.It’s difficult to say how long this cash balance will last. In 2020, a record year for the group in terms of order value, it lost £226m. Based on that level of losses, the company has enough funding for at least five years, possibly longer. Deliveroo share price risks I think Deliveroo’s growing losses have spooked investors into selling their shares in the company.Unfortunately, the firm may continue to haemorrhage cash. The food delivery sector is incredibly competitive, and Deliveroo has to fight off better-funded competitors such as Just Eat and Uber. The longer it takes for the company to reduce its losses, the higher the chances are it will run out of cash. With that being the case, I plan to avoid the Deliveroo share price for the time being. However, I’m going to be keeping an eye on the enterprise over the next few months.As the UK moves on from the coronavirus pandemic, I think it’ll be interesting to see if the company keeps its new customers. If it does, it may be a sign these customers are here to stay. That would give management more flexibility to increase prices and reduce marketing spend, which would help margins and profitability. Therefore, while I’m not a buyer of the stock today, I could be in the future if the firm’s figures improve. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. and Uber Technologies. 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Exciting usesIlika’s unique thin-film Stereax solution is helping it miniaturise its battery tech to fit medical products. This is for use in devices such as hearing aids. Even more futuristic are the nerve simulators that can replace the consumption of opioids. Plus, Stereax is used to power industrial wireless sensors in hostile environments.Ilika has made a few notable connections in the past year. Such as teaming up with a Fiat subsidiary to help scale its Goliath battery programme.As it stands, the company is producing a small volume of large-format solid-state technology from its pre-pilot production line. It intends to ramp this up by automating the facility over the next 18 months, at which point it will move into a battery industrialisation centre in Coventry. This facility has a framework agreement in place with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to produce Goliath solid-state pouch cells.Shareholder risksIt’s all undeniably interesting. But Ilika is a business-facing several risks that I think shareholders should keep in mind. It’s a competitive industry dependent on technological advancements and curbed by regulatory restrictions. It’s also reliant on partners commercialising its end-products.Meanwhile, Ilika relies on a small number of significant customers and partners, and profitability is still a distant dream with a history of operating losses. Ilika previously raised funds via share placings, which may happen again. As a growth stock, it’s unlikely to consider paying dividends in the next few years either.Will I buy shares in Ilika?Ilika is very much an early-stage company with the potential to grow significantly if its vision for the future plays out. As it’s in the speculative stage, I’m not planning on adding Ilika shares to my Stocks and Shares ISA, but I’ll keep it on my watch list. It’s an exciting development area, and I think it could very well have considerable scope to grow. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Ilika (LSE:IKA) is a technology company developing solid-state battery technology to replace lithium-ion batteries. It sees its products helping a range of up-and-coming industries, including the industrial internet of things (IoT), medtech, electric vehicles (EV), and consumer electronics.Lithium-ion batteries are in high demand for EVs and for advancing electrification around the world. But they’re not easily recycled due to the toxic liquid inside. Solid-state batteries should have a longer life span and be more easily recycled, hence their appeal.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…They also have a higher power density, so they charge more rapidly, which is hugely appealing to consumers and businesses alike. The company sees a transition over the next decade in which solid-state batteries will gradually replace lithium-ion cell equivalents.Ilika financialsIlika is a small-cap stock with a £252m market cap. Its share price is down 36% from its 52-week high and up 275% from its 52-week low. Earnings per share are negative, but reassuringly, its debt levels are low. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.
Suspended: Chris Ashton looks set to be given a one-match ban after picking up three yellow cardsby Ben ColesCHRIS ASHTON is set to attend an RFU disciplinary hearing this evening, where it is feared he will be handed a one-match suspension after picking up the equivalent of three yellow cards so far this season in the Aviva Premiership.The Saracens winger has scored 15 tries in 26 Tests for England, although he has failed to cross the whitewash in his last nine matches. Ashton picked up yellow cards against London Irish in the season opener, against Exeter Chiefs at the end of September and has been cited for a dangerous tackle on former Northampton teammate Vasily Artemyev in last weekend’s fixture at Franklin’s Gardens.If Ashton is given a one-match ban, as expected, it means he will be unavailable for England’s first match of the QBE Internationals against Fiji on November 10th.It leaves England with only two other specialist wingers in the squad in Ugo Monye and Charlie Sharples. Monye has been widely tipped to regain the No11 shirt after time away from the senior England side, whilst Sharples is now the frontrunner for the 14 shirt, and looks set to add to his two England caps from last season.Stuart Lancaster does however have other options within the squad to cover the vacant right wing position. Jonathan Joseph is expected to be back in training next week after picking a knock in London Irish’s defeat to Harlequins on Sunday, and the young back has experience playing for Irish on the wing at Premiership level. For now though, England have lost another crucial starter to go with Ben Foden, Tom Croft and possibly Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes – important players whose quality will be missed.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_ NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Chris Ashton looks down during a hailstorm during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens on October 27, 2012 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Looking outside of the 32-man squad named for the QBE Internationals, England also have several candidates in the Saxons squad and outside it who could come in. Christian Wade has continued to impress for London Wasps this season, with seven tries in eight appearances. Tom Biggs is another contender from Bath whose good form deserves international recognition.Beyond the Saxons, two names should be on England’s radar. James Simpson-Daniel has been at his typical mercurial best for Gloucester in their early rise to second place in the Aviva Premiership table. Seemingly destined to never be given a proper run by his country, Ashton’s absence could be the perfect chance for the 30-year old to come in and prove his worth.Another long shot is London Irish’s Topsy Ojo. Now 27, Ojo has not played for England since the 2008 tour to New Zealand but so far this season has continued to showcase his impressive finishing abilities, with five tries in eight starts. He also recently became Irish’s all-time record try scorer with 64.Ashton will undoubtedly return to the England team for the next Test on November 17th against South Africa, but the Fiji match could offer any one of Sharples, Wade, Biggs, Simpson-Daniel or Ojo an opportunity.
Playing the Saint-Andre way: PlissonThe brutal truth is that Saint-Andre is out of his depth as an international coach, a point rammed home this week by one of his predecessors, Bernard Laporte. Accusing PSA of being in denial, the Toulon director of rugby ridiculed his assertion made in the aftermath of the win over Scotland that France had “dominated” the match. “He’s not a politician,” sneered Laporte. “He isn’t obliged to lie. It’s rugby, it would have been better if he’d told us the truth: that we were lucky, that we played like drains but got away with it.”France have been riding their luck since the start of the championship, from the moment Huget latched on to the end of Plisson’s deflected cross-kick to score 32 seconds into the game against England. It’s time their luck ran out against the Irish, and it’s time the FFR brought down the guillotine on Saint-Andre. CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 21: Jules Plisson of France runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Millennium Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All gone to his head: Philippe Saint-Andre takes a moment to compose himself during France training this weekBy Gavin MortimerFrance have to do more than just win against Ireland on Saturday. They have to win well. Only then will the press get off their backs; only then will fans start believing Philippe Saint-Andre knows what he’s doing; only then will the country begin to look forward with confidence to next year’s World Cup.On a walk: Tighthead prop Nicolas Mas with FranceFor the moment the mood in France is grim. The media and the squad are at each other’s throats, as seen on Tuesday when prop Nicolas Mas stormed out of a press conference, while from the sidelines the public looks on, their anger evident from the tone of the messages left on the websites of L’Equipe and Midi Olympique. “Even Italy are better to watch these days,” muttered one.It’s a strange state of affairs given that France are joint leaders of the Championship with three wins from four, and still in with a shout of winning their first title since 2010 should they beat Ireland and England slip up in Rome. Last year France managed only two wins the whole year. Zut! We’re only in March and they’ve already won three.But the French public aren’t fools. Ninety one percent of the 14,000 people polled by Midi Olympique this week believed Scotland deserved to win last weekend and not their boys who sneaked home thanks to Yoann Huget’s interception try. Before that there was the humiliation in Cardiff, where France’s 27-6 defeat was their heaviest in Wales since 1950, and before that unconvincing wins against Italy and England where France played well for 15 minutes of the first half against the English and 15 minutes of the second half against Italy. And that’s just about been the sum of their Six Nations – two short spells of quality rugby in 320 minutesAs usual, it’s the English who are partly to blame for French angst, though this time Perfidious Albion is only indirectly at fault. Why, French fans have been asking this week, have England travelled so far in Stuart Lancaster’s tenure while their team, in the same period, have gone so far in the other direction?When Saint-Andre became national coach at the end of 2011 the French were excited. Here was a man to put the joie de vivre back into the national team after Marc Lievremont’s dour reign. They believed France would throw off the shackles imposed by the former Test flanker and play with the dash that characterised Saint-Andre’s career. Thirty two tries in 69 Tests – only Serge Blanco and Vincent Clerc have dotted down more times than Saint-Andre in French internationals.The chap in charge: Stuart LancasterAs the French rubbed their hands in glee, so England fans were busy scratching their heads and wondering who this chap Stuart Lancaster was. Hardly a household name in the rugby world when appointed asEngland coach in early 2012, never even won a cap for his country. But Lancaster is a coach; he coaches players, something that his predecessor – Martin Johnson – was unable to do and a skill that increasingly looks beyond the ken of Saint-Andre. There has been much discussion this week in France about Saint-Andre’s role, with suggestions he is more comfortable managing than coaching. In Monday’s Midi Olympique the paper said “his speeches confuse the squad” and for sure there’s not much coherency to the way France have played in his 25 Tests, of which they’ve won just eleven.Jules Plisson is the embodiment of what Les Bleus have become under Saint-Andre; two months ago he was an attacking, daring fly-half who played close to the gain-line. Against Scotland he was a shadow of that player, a timid creature sitting deep, bereft of decision and direction. Now he’s been dropped from the team to play Ireland, replaced by Remi Tales, a workmanlike fly-half seven years Plisson’s senior.In announcing the team to play Ireland Saint-Andre has made four changes to the side that beat Scotland, which means that in the 2014 Six Nations France’s starting XVs have featured 27 different players. England have started with seventeen different players in their five matches and both changes – David Wilson for Dan Cole and Ben Morgan for Billy Vunipola – were enforced by injury.Saint-Andre appears to have no clear idea of his best team despite the fact that the World Cup is now perilously close. Contrast his position with that of Lancaster, who has two-thirds of his starting XV inked in for England’s opening game of the tournament on September 18 next year.If France lose to Ireland the pressure on Saint-Andre will become so great that something will give: either he’ll jump or he’ll be pushed. The litany of excuses that he trotted out last season about player access and too many league games are old hat; prior to the start of the SixNations France had an unprecedented week-long training camp, and what has that achieved?
Saracens’ relegation has put the salary cap issue centre stage. Mark Evans, a former DoR at the club, warns that the problem will recur unless the whole system is overhauled Mark Evans: “The salary cap hasn’t worked well. The governance model needs fixing”The plight of Saracens has dominated the game’s news agenda since the reigning Premiership and European champions were docked 35 points and fined £5.4m in early November. That punishment, for breaching salary cap regulations in each of the three previous seasons, escalated last week because of the club’s failure to take action to comply with the cap this season. They were relegated from the Premiership, prompting renewed demands for the publication of the report into Saracens’ offences.That document, running to 103 pages, was released yesterday and contains heavy criticism of Saracens from Premiership Rugby’s salary cap manager Andrew Rogers – click here for a report summary by the BBC.The events of the past week have highlighted the need for change at Premiership Rugby and make points made in this Mark Evans column from late last year even more pertinent…Club in crisis: the Saracens success story has ground to a halt and flagged up unresolved issues (Getty)The furore surrounding the decision to fine Saracens more than £5m and dock them 35 points (and now relegate them) has tended to obscure the fact that, ever since its inception in 1998, the salary cap has not operated well, writes Mark Evans.As an unashamed proponent of a range of equalisation policies, such as a closed league, collective bargaining agreement and differential funding, as well as a flat salary cap linked to average club revenue, it gives me no pleasure to record that. Unless a salary cap is part of an integrated, multifaceted, mutually reinforcing set of policies it will never be highly effective.I can barely remember a time when one or another of the Premiership clubs were not generally felt by their fellow teams to be breaking or getting around the cap. It indicates that the salary cap has been honoured more in the breach than the observance.Indeed, a pattern has been repeated again and again. The cycle begins with the setting of a new cap level, followed by a few seasons during which costs stabilise and revenues rise. After this period of relative stability, a few clubs feel they can spend more and most clubs feel they have no choice but to follow their example if they wish to remain competitive.In charge: Mark Evans watches a Saracens game in 1997, when he was the club’s director of rugby (Getty)Soon after a breach is discovered (usually through a whistle-blower), a ‘deal’ involving an amnesty is done behind closed doors, which also includes the introduction of a higher cap level in order to ensure no club has to move players on. Then the whole cycle starts again. TAGS: Saracens The only difference this time is that it appears there was no appetite for an internal settlement – too close in time to the 2015 ‘deal’ perhaps? Patience seems to have worn a little thin; so soon after everyone agreed that this time it really would be different.Competitors and probably many of the rugby public looked at a squad containing nine players in the World Cup final line-ups, plus various other international players, and thought: “That can’t be done within the spirit of the regulations we all agreed upon”, regardless of the undoubted excellence of the pathway system and culture at Allianz Park.Witness the vehement reactions of many clubs when the news broke. There is a real sense of anger amongst many of them that it has all happened again, never mind whether the breaches were intentional or not.But if all that comes out of all this is that one club cops it, then it is only a matter of time before it happens again. The real thing that needs fixing is the governance model. To expect a group of clubs to self-police, which is what has happened to date, is naïve in the extreme.Rocked: Nigel Wray stepped down as Saracens chairman soon after the scandal broke (Getty Images)They are competitive organisations looking for competitive advantage; coupled with the fact that most club owners are entrepreneurial in nature and tend to be somewhat suspicious of regulations, even those looking to ensure competitive balance and uncertainty of outcome. This in-built resistance is exacerbated whenever a new owner who has not had to suffer the losses of the past two decades enters the league.What the Premiership requires is an independent board or commission, with a much more powerful chief executive whose remit is the commercial success of the league as a whole and not the interests or otherwise of individual clubs and chairmen.Only then will the club game in England get away from its slavish adherence to an inappropriate football-type model and adopt a structure which can actually grow the reach and value of the league whilst ensuring the cumulative losses of the club owners do not continue to mount. If such change could be facilitated, possibly by CVC, then some real good might come out of this rather predictable tale. Self-inflicted wounds: Saracens have been relegated for breaching salary cap regulations (AFP/Getty) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This column originally appeared in the January 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Shock to the system: Sarries fans will have to get used to watching second-tier rugby next season (Getty)Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Other clubs may have to join London Scottish in withdrawing from the RFU Championship season, due to start March 6, owing to financial problems. Scottish withdrew from the competition after rejecting the offer of a ten-year loan from the government’s Sports Winter Survival Package (SWSP).The SWSP has only offered Championship clubs loans, instead of essential grants, to cover costs related to Covid. In order to participate in the upcoming season, it will cost between £25,000 and £40,000 a month simply for testing, which is a hefty sum of money for second-tier clubs.Around £300 million was available for the SWSP to distribute funding for sports and clubs to protect their immediate futures. Both Ampthill and London Scottish had applications for grants refused. Instead, they were simply offered loans, which could potentially have put the clubs’ future finances at risk.“London Scottish confirms today that the club will not be taking 10-year government loans through the Sports Winter Survival Package in order to play 10 loss-making matches in the reduced format Championship,” a club statement said.Championship clubs have had no source of income since March 2020, with RFU funding cut by £500,000, a 75% decrease. Also, without any crowds, clubs won’t be able to generate extra income.Ampthill have responded to the SWSP’s grant rejection with contempt in a club statement, despite still harbouring hopes of featuring in the season.“We feel let down and abandoned by the SWSP Investment Board,” the statement said. “They refuse to offer grants to rugby clubs despite making grants available to other sports. We just want to be treated fairly.”“We are potentially not able to take our place for the coming season.”Ampthill are now appealing for funds through a GoFundMe page in order to help them fulfil the 2021 season. So far they have raised £12,000, partly aided by the generosity of Saracens Supporters (@sarriessupport). England World Cup winners Jason Robinson and Ben Kay have also both publicly offered their support. RFU Championship clubs are only being offered loans instead of grants for financial problems, as London Scottish withdraw from the season Chairman Mark Lavery, speaking to Sky Sports News, is optimistic the club will be able to start the season.“We have made massive progress since we started our just funding page over the weekend,” Lavery said. “Tens of thousands of pounds have come in. So we are hopeful but we have still got quite a bit of work to do this week.”Fellow Championship club Coventry have confirmed that they have accepted the government’s offer of a loan. However, they have also claimed that it still isn’t enough to cover all of their costs.These funding problems for some Championship clubs comes at a time when Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, also of the Championship, have just invested £1.8 million on the development of a new Centre of Excellence. The contrast to what other clubs are suffering, such as Ampthill and London Scottish, couldn’t be starker. Withdrawal symptoms: London Scottish won’t feature in this season’s RFU Championship (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC March 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm Dear Bishop Ian –Thank you for your inspiring words.As someone “steeped in the ways of politics” for much of my life, I fear that those arrayed against us on gun control are not interested in compromise, but rather nullification of the overwhelming popular will that seeks rational regulation of the tools of killing. But in my new calling I remain of good hope that rationality and morality will prevail…even in the corridors of politics.On Friday, the people of Christ the Lord in Pinole, California – in the congressional district of Mike Thompson, chair of the congressional task force on gun violence – will mark the Stations of the Cross in a public march through the city on behalf of gun control. Trusting that others will do the same throughout the nation, I pray that people of faith will deliver a message loud and clear to the NRA and to the gun manufacturers who support it: Enough! No More! Gun Violence, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 26, 2013 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Video: Connecticut Bishop Ian T. Douglas reflects on Way of the Cross Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rev. Vicki Gray says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Video Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL [Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Connecticut Bishop Ian T. Douglas reflects on the March 25 Way of the Cross procession and future advocacy against violence. Douglas was one of the organizers of the Stations of the Cross action in Washington, D.C. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (1) DC Stations, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH
Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska September 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm This is great news. I hope the Episcopal/Anglican churches continue this. I am new to the Episcopal Church and love it. I have been inviting family and friends to come give the Anglican Communion a chance. 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Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Brian Young says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] As part of an initiative that began in the Church of England, congregations across the Diocese of Texas took a step out of their comfort zones on Sunday, Sept. 15, and invited friends, family and even strangers to church with them. The result was hundreds of visitors either returning to church or experiencing an Episcopal service for the first time.To kick off the initiative, the Diocese of Texas invited Michael Harvey to be the keynote speaker for the Diocesan Warden’s and Vestry Conferences as well as private meetings with clergy. Harvey is one of the founders of the Back to Church Sunday movement that has spread from the United Kingdom to Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France and Holland. Harvey authored the book, Unlocking the Growth, and gives seminars around the world about how to plant the seeds of growth in a church community.In the United States, “Back to Church Sunday” was already trademarked by another organization, so the Diocese of Texas chose “Invitation Sunday” as the theme, building off Harvey’s teaching that invitation is the most important aspect of growth. The Diocese of Texas promoted the events and created designs for postcards and fliers that individual churches could customize with their information. Harvey’s video with the LOGOS Project was also circulated to the congregations.After all the preparations and newfound focus on invitation, organizers weren’t sure what to expect, but the results were remarkable, especially for some of the smaller churches.St. James’, Taylor, a church with a normal attendance of around 30, reported 11 visitors on Invitation Sunday. Organizers ordered customized postcards and distributed them throughout the neighborhood and through the mail. They held a rummage sale and handed out invitations to all who came, and just before the event, they put an ad in the local newspaper. Additionally, church members extended personal invites to others. The excitement for the event overflowed into other projects, including repainting the parish hall and landscaping the gardens.“We are energized,” said St. James’ pastoral leader Terry Pierce, a student of the Iona School for Ministry. “The most important message was, ‘We don’t grow the church; all we have to do is plant the seeds!’ It freed us from the negative messages around invitation/welcome – that we’re not doing enough or doing it right.”In the small town of Liberty, the Rev. Ted Smith and deacon Glenda Hardin of St. Stephen’s worked with the local ministerial alliance to promote going back to church across all denominations. Together, they purchased yard signs, a newspaper ad and even radio advertising. The local radio station also interviewed Smith about the event on the Friday and Saturday prior to Invitation Sunday, and the newspaper ran a front-page story featuring interviews with Smith and Hardin.On Sunday, around a dozen visitors arrived at the church, a big number for a church an average of 70 folks. The congregation made a special effort to accommodate their expected guests. They held a breakfast and a luncheon, picked hymns that crossed denominational lines, and for the first time in recent memory, they printed a service booklet to help visitors navigate the service. St. Stephen’s newcomer ministry team greeted guests and reported the information back to Smith to follow up with them in a card. Additionally, the church plans to take out another newspaper ad to notify the community of an instructed Eucharist on September 29.“I’m hoping we get some return people that weren’t familiar with an Episcopal service, and want to learn why we do what we do,” Smith said. “I’m hopeful. For our size community, this is a success. Our congregation and vestry are tickled to death, and we hope to keep it going.”After months of preparation, St. Catherine of Sienna, Missouri City, formerly launched their invitation campaign on August 11. Though church members recently completed their journey from mission to parish status, the Rev. Mike Besson pushed them further to consider inviting their friends.“When I preached the sermon on August 11 to tell everyone what we were going to do, I sat down on a stool at the end and said, ‘Look, the idea of an Episcopal church being full of invited guests is an oxymoron.’ But that resonated with them. I told them we have an opportunity to do something that’s unusual and different, something that maybe another congregation would ask how we did it,” Besson explained. “When this congregation hears a challenge like that, they are all over it.”After several weeks of passing out customized business cards and postcards, and continuously pounding the message of invitation, St. Catherine’s welcomed 60 visitors to a church, which averages 200 people a week.“When I asked the invited visitors to raise their hand during the sermon, there was an audible gasp [from the rest of the congregation],” Besson said. But he cautioned that success isn’t just about numbers. Besson stressed the importance of framing the message about invitation. “We were very careful not to use the word evangelism or talk about growing the church. We don’t even say that any more. We just ask people to think about why they are here, and why it is important to them. Then think about someone else that this might be important to as well and send them a card.” Cathedral Dean Boise, ID
Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs July 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm From what I’ve read about water shut problems are nation wide, some places just tack the over due bills onto property taxes, others condemn the house, then hand out trespassing violations to the owners.First I’m in a.position where I can’t pay the water bill. I’m not not paying it on purpose.two weeks ago this happened to me, water was shut off, the next day fire department posted a unfit for human occupancy sign. A week later the acting police chief and the fire chief showed up, I was told i had to leave his (police chiefs property), I own my my house its paid for. I had no where to go and no way to get around, I have no insurance and mg tabs are expired on my vehicle. I was told he would arrest me but he didn’t have anyone working at the jail that night. I was questioned for about my why I wasn’t paying bills, working, etc. for about an hour. He left saying I had two hours, during this time packed backpacking equipment, and made ready to go set up a.tent somewhere, when he returned he gave me a citation for trespassing on my property and i had 14 days to pay the water bill. I was able to get help from 4 different places, I’m not sure what’s next.the.police More than a thousand protesters gathered in Detroit, Michigan, July 18 in defense of water rights including actor Mark Ruffalo, a water rights activist, who attended the march and rally. Photo: T.R. Smith/Diocese of Michigan[Episcopal News Service] The building crowd – which swelled to more than 1,000 protesters on July 18 in downtown Detroit – had a chant growing ever louder.“What do we want? Water. When do we want it? Now.”Their voices were apparently heard. Monday, after months of residential water shutoffs designed to help the bankrupt city of Detroit raise money and after several protests, the city’s water department announced it has suspended residential cutoffs for 15 days.“This is a pause. This is not a moratorium,” water department spokesman Bill Johnson told The Detroit News. “We are pausing to give an opportunity to customers who have trouble paying their bills to come in and make arrangements with us. We want to make sure we haven’t missed any truly needy people.”Increase efforts will also be made for the department to communicate methods of making payment arrangements with religious and community leaders.Prior to the 15-day suspension, cutoffs were met with protests from civic and religious leaders, who believe if businesses were held to the same standard as the residents, there would be no need for “heavy-handed tactics.”Last week, the protesters marched from Cobo Center to Hart Plaza, near the city’s riverfront. Earlier in the day, a group of protesters was arrested as it blocked trucks from leaving a facility contracted to administer the shutoffs. One of those arrested was the Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman, rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Corktown.It was the second time in a little more than a week Wylie-Kellerman was arrested in an act of civil disobedience, blocking the entrance to Homrich Industries.The police tried to “move us forcibly, and we sat down,” he said after his first arrest. “We’re here to appeal to the workers to stop shutting off the water.”It is estimated up to 3,000 residences weekly are having their water service cut for being at least two months behind in payments and that nearly 30,000 homes could have their service cut. So far, around 17,000 homes had their service stopped.Although the city’s water department has encouraged those with accounts in arrears to set up a repayment plan to prevent service from being stopped, it hasn’t been a smooth process.“I’m on assistance, which I’m not proud to say,” said Detroiter Carl Gardner, part of a march protesting the water shutoffs. “Yeah, money from welfare helps pay utilities. At least, it’s supposed to. But, man, it doesn’t pay it all.“Understand, when you are deciding what to do with what’s left, do you choose food or paying on a bill that the city hasn’t tried to collect on in as long as I can remember?”More than a thousand people marched in Detroit, Michigan, in defense of water rights on July 18. Photo: T.R. Smith/Diocese of MichiganMany who have been shut off claim to have not received water bills lately, or in any sort of regular fashion.“The water shutoffs in Detroit are a catastrophe,” said the Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs Jr., bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. “The people most at risk have no voice.”A big part of Detroit’s ailments has been a shrinking tax base caused by a dwindling population. Over the course of several decades, Detroit’s population has tumbled from 2 million in the 1950s to 700,000. What was once one of the nation’s wealthiest cities is now one of the poorest. So distressed is the city that steps were taken by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, to oversee the economic recovery of the city by handling all of its financial matters.However, the idea of stepping up collection efforts with shutoffs in a city with more than 40 percent of its residents living below the poverty level is troubling to many.“Disconnections due to non-payment are only permissible if it can be shown that the resident is able to pay but is not paying. In other words, when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections,” said Catarina de Albuquerque, who specializes on water and sanitations issues for the United Nations, in a statement.At Friday’s rally in Detroit, organizers from the National Nurses United presented their opposition to the shutoffs, citing a potential public health crisis.“This is not a Third World country,” explained Ivie Jefferson, a Detroit resident for 52 years. “Prisoners are afforded the opportunity to use water, even behind bars. You can’t just hold prisoners without giving them basic human essentials, such as water. I see it as a God-given right for prisoners, and it’s a God-given right for common folk.“It’s another case of the poor being oppressed by thugs masquerading as being dictators in charge. It ain’t right. And it ain’t staying this way. We will continue to protest – peacefully, I have to say – until our voices are heard. See all these brothers and sisters walking with me? We’re not happy.“Community groups support us. Many churches and religious leaders believe in challenging the wrongness of this.”“People could get sick,” said L.C. Witt, a nurse from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who traveled two hours to attend the rally and march. “In the most basic human conditions, you have to understand fresh water is needed to clean, nourish and to deal with human waste. How unreasonable is it to afford the poorest of our citizens not only water for reasons of health and safety, but also for the issue of basic human dignity?“We are a not asking for a handout. We’re asking that the marginalized citizens of Detroit be treated with the same respect given to large corporations.”First-term Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan admitted while there is a need to collect water and other overdue bills due to the city, he also expressed disapproval over the collection methods and the lack of fully communicating the shutoffs before they began. But, because of the emergency financial manager arrangement, he has no real authority over Detroit’s water department.Judge Steven Rhodes, however, did take the opportunity to address the collection methods during bankruptcy court proceedings last week.“Your residential shutoff program has caused not only a lot of anger in the city and also a lot of hardship,” Rhodes said to the deputy director of the water department, Darryl Latimer. “It’s caused a lot of bad publicity for the city it doesn’t need right now.”Here’s another spin-off from the water shutoffs: According to Leilani Farha, a U.N. adequate housing authority, children could be separated from their families by social services representatives due to inadequate living conditions.“If these water disconnections disproportionately affect African-Americans they may be discriminatory, in violation of treaties the U.S. has ratified,” Farha said.The irony, as many people see it? The region has no issues with a water shortage. Nearly 20 percent of the world’s freshwater supply can be found in the five Great Lakes surrounding Michigan.“The lack of affordable access to clean water in the United States in 2014 is shameful,” Gibbs said. “And yet, the government persists in spending more money to shut off the water than it would in assistance to needy citizens to pay their water bill.“It seems that Detroit has taken a further negative step in bankruptcy – from financial to moral bankruptcy.”— Rick Schulte is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. July 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm I live in an outlying area served by the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department. First, it is an organization rife with dysfunction and outright malfeasance and misfeasance. Second, our water rates have seen increases of over 20% multiple times in a year. A portion of these increases is due to the deadbeats who do not pay for their own water. I for one am tired of being my brother’s keeper when all too many are simply flaunting the system because they can get by with it. Before we as a church go willy-nilly in support of scofflaws, let’s get all the facts. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group fred austin says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Mark Hatch says: Rector Martinsville, VA David Carr says: Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm We need to take action against the water shut off in Detroit. I have written my US Reps and Senators and signed a petition to prevent it and bid you do the same and sign also: bit.ly/DETWaterThanks! Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Ron Duckworth says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm From what I’ve read about water shut problems are nation wide, some places just tack the over due bills onto property taxes, others condemn the house, then hand out trespassing violations to the owners.First I’m in a.position where I can’t pay the water bill. I’m not not paying it on purpose.two weeks ago this happened to me, water was shut off, the next day fire department posted a unfit for human occupancy sign. A.week later the acting police chief (least in think he was) and the fire chief showed up, I was told i had to leave his (police chiefs.property) i have no where to go and nonway Mark Hatch says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release fred austin says: Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (9) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. July 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm Should not the church take some position on personal and communal responsibility, as well as government accountability and integrity, rather than a knee jerk reaction? Isn’t this, in part, a root cause of the Detroit municipal bankruptcy? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Rick SchultePosted Jul 21, 2014 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 23, 2014 at 9:54 pm I disagree. TEC has a great reason and opportunity to be involved. Volunteers can deliver drinking water to those who have lost service. TEC can organize assistance on how to deal with the authorities to restore/keep water service in appropriate ways.In the article above, the City speaks about the pause to give people time to come in and make arrangements for water service. TEC has an opportunity to assist and channel all of the energy spent on protesting into helping people in need. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 July 22, 2014 at 10:08 am I agree with you including assuming everyone is a deadbeat and those of us who do pay their bills are footing the bill for everyone else. it also goes for assuming that everyone on welfare, SS disability, unemployment is a drug addict, lazy, deadbeat. The Episcopal Church doesn’t do willy-nilly. The city of Detroit’s record for abuse of power, misuse of tax payer dollars, crooked public servants and politicians has been well documented over the last 50 – 60 years. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 23, 2014 at 9:06 am Detroit is a Third World city in a First World country. This is what happens when you allow leftists to run your city, state, or nation. TEC is part of the problem due to its support of leftist and statist policies and politicians. TEC has no business trying to be a part of the solution to these problems since they are a part of the problem. Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls fred austin says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Detroit delays water shutoff 15 days Thousands of protestors demonstrate Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Rev. Joe Parrish says: Submit a Job Listing July 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm If the corruption has been so pervasive for 50 – 60 years, why do people just keep voting Democrat over and over again? Not rational. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC
Las relaciones en Cristo son los ‘verdaderos instrumentos de la unidad’, dicen algunos líderes Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Vídeo: El Obispo Primado responde a las decisiones de sus colegas y pone el énfasis en la relación[Episcopal News Service – Cantórbery, Inglaterra] En el momento en que los 38 primados de la Comunión Anglicana concluyen su reunión del 11 al 15 de enero con un llamado a la imposición de sanciones a la Iglesia Episcopal, aunque con el compromiso de andar juntos, los líderes de la Iglesia dicen que los verdaderos instrumentos de la comunión y la unidad son las asociaciones globales, las relaciones e interconexiones que existen más allá de las diferencias y a través de la participación común en la misión de Dios.“Este no es el resultado que esperábamos, y si bien estamos decepcionados, es importante recordar que la Comunión Anglicana no es realmente un asunto de estructura y organización”, dijo el obispo primado Michael Curry el 15 de enero en un declaración en vídeo grabada frente a la catedral de Cantórbery.“La Comunión Anglicana es una red de relaciones que se han creado en asociaciones de misión, relaciones de diócesis compañeras, relaciones de parroquia a parroquia a través del mundo, relaciones que están profundamente comprometidas en servir y seguir el camino de Jesús de Nazaret ayudando a los más pobres de los pobres, y ayudando a este mundo a ser un lugar donde ningún niño se vaya a dormir con hambre jamás. En eso consiste la Comunión Anglicana, y esa Comunión prosigue y avanza”.La presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, dijo a ENS que los primados de la Comunión Anglicana a veces tienen relaciones difíciles entre sí, y describió la noticia surgida de la reunión como aleccionadora. “Pero mientras los primados laboran en la restauración de sus relaciones, los anglicanos a través del mundo siguen trabajando juntos para alimentar a los hambrientos, cuidar a los enfermos, educar a los niños y restaurar el mundo”, afirmó ella. “Nada de lo que ocurra en una Reunión de Primados cambiará nuestro mutuo amor y nuestro compromiso de servir a Dios juntos”.Jennings, que representa a la Iglesia Episcopal como miembro del clero en el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, el principal organismo normativo de la Comunión, dijo que las personas que probablemente resulten más afectadas por la noticia que surge de la reunión “son los fieles anglicanos LGBTI (mujeres y hombres homosexuales, bisexuales, transexuales e intersexuales) y sus aliados, especialmente en África. Cuento a muchos de ellos entre mis amigos y colegas, y hoy estoy orando especialmente para que este nueva expresión de homofobia religiosa no los haga aun más vulnerables a la violencia y la discriminación que ya padecen”.En su declaración, los primados pidieron que la Iglesia Episcopal, durante un período de tres años “no nos represente en organismos ecuménicos e interreligiosos, ni debe ser nombrada o electa a un comité permanente interno y que, si bien participe en los organismos internos de la Comunión Anglicana, no tome parte en el proceso de la toma de decisiones sobre ningún asunto perteneciente a la doctrina o al sistema de gobierno”.Al expresar su deseo unánime de trabajar juntos, los primados dijeron que su llamado se produce en respuesta a la decisión de la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal en junio pasado de cambiar el lenguaje canónico que define el matrimonio como [la relación contraída] entre un hombre y una mujer (Resolución A036) y autorizar dos nuevos ritos matrimoniales con un lenguaje que permite [indistintamente] ser usados por parejas del mismo sexo o de sexos opuestos (Resolución A054).Esta no es la primera vez que se le impone una prohibición a la Iglesia Episcopal de servir en organismos ecuménicos e interreligiosos. En 2010, el Rdo. Kenneth Kearon, entonces secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana, le informó a los episcopales que participaban en los diálogos ecuménicos de la Comunión, que su membresía quedaba suspendida.La decisión de Kearon se produjo después de que el entonces arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, propusiera que las personas que participaban en diálogos ecuménicos debían renunciar a sus membresías si provenían de una provincia que no había cumplido con la moratoria de la Comunión sobre bendiciones a uniones de parejas del mismo sexo, las intervenciones más allá de las fronteras provinciales y la ordenación de homosexuales al episcopado. Él se refería específicamente a la consagración de Mary Douglas Glasspool, que había tenido lugar poco antes, como obispa sufragánea en Los Ángeles y a las incursiones no autorizadas de líderes anglicanos en otras provincias. Glasspool es la segunda persona abiertamente homosexual y con pareja que es ordenada obispo en la Iglesia Episcopal.La decisión afectaba a cinco miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal que prestaban servicios entonces en los diálogos anglicanos con las iglesias Luterana, Metodista, Veterocatólica y Ortodoxa, así como a una miembro del Comité Permanente Interanglicano sobre Unidad, Fe y Orden (IASCUFO, por su sigla en inglés), que había sido invitado a servir de consultor. Ninguna mención se hizo en ese tiempo de representantes de otras provincias —tales como Nigeria, Kenia, Ruanda y Uganda— que habían participado en intervenciones extraprovinciales en Estados Unidos.La prohibición la levantó en 2012 el arzobispo Bernard Ntahoturi de la Iglesia Anglicana de Burundi, que era entonces presidente del IASCUFO.Desde su reinserción, la Rda. Katherine Grieb ha seguido siendo miembro del IASCUFO. No resulta claro lo que significan las nuevas sanciones para su participación en ese comité. Además de eso, parece que la única otra persona de la Iglesia Episcopal que participa actualmente en un organismo ecuménico de la Comunión es la Rda. Amy E. Richter, que aparece prestando servicios en el recientemente reconstituido Diálogo Anglicano-Reformado.Los diálogos ecuménicos de la Comunión se describen aquí y sus diálogos interreligiosos se explican aquí.En una entrevista con ENS, Curry dijo que si bien la decisión de los primados puede ser desproporcionada para muchos episcopales, particularmente homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales, “significa que tenemos más obra de amor que hacer, y esa obra de amor es contribuir a que nuestra historia y la historia de muchos cristianos fieles… sea contada y oída, y ello realmente puede ser parte de nuestra vocación en el mundo de dar testimonio, y un testimonio de amor”.El obispo Ian Douglas de la Diócesis de Connecticut dijo a ENS que la “verdadera unidad de la Comunión Anglicana se encarna en nuestra conexión y acción común mientras servimos a la misión de Dios de restauración y reconciliación en Jesús a través del poder del Espíritu Santo”.Douglas representa a la Iglesia Episcopal como miembro del episcopado en el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano. También es miembro del Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana.“Las relaciones en Cristo fomentadas por la construcción de escuelas y clínicas médicas que hemos llevado a cabo juntos, las visitas a través de diócesis compañeras, los misioneros que comparten sus vidas en servicio, nos unen de manera seria y profunda”, afirmó.“Aprecio y respeto la manera en que las estructuras de la Comunión Anglicana, tales como el CCA, la Conferencia de Lambeth y la Reunión de los Primados brindan importante s espacios para la conversación, la oración y el discernimiento entre las provincias de la Comunión Anglicana. Pero los verdaderos ‘instrumentos de la unidad’ son las incontables vías en que parroquias, diócesis y cristianos individuales se conectan más allá de nuestras diferencias”.Curry, en la entrevista con ENS, dijo que el llamado de los primados es ahora una cuestión a considerar por el CCA “porque ese es el único organismo constitucional que tenemos en la Comunión, de manera que el CCA tendrá que decidir lo que los primados dicen sobre sí mismos, ya sea para estar de acuerdo con eso o no”.El CCA se reunirá del 8 al 20 de abril en Lusaka, Zambia en una reunión programada con anterioridad.Curry dijo a ENS que los primados no discutieron lo que sucedería al final del período de tres años que ellos fijaron para las sanciones.El Muy Rdo. Ian S. Markham, decano y presidente del Seminario Teológico de Virginia, en Alexandria, que ha educado a incontables líderes para el servicio a través de la Comunión Anglicana, dijo a ENS que él cree que la Iglesia Episcopal “está aprendiendo a vivir con la discrepancia y mi oración es que la Comunión haga lo mismo. La Iglesia Episcopal ha procurado sin desmayo servir a las otras provincias de la Comunión. Nuestras asociaciones con seminarios hermanos en el Sudán, Tanzania y en todas partes nunca han estado condicionadas al acuerdo. Donde hay una necesidad, procuramos servir”.Markham dijo que esa labor continuaría independientemente del resultado de la Reunión de los Primados. “En lo que respecta a las congregaciones, diócesis y seminarios, la continua labor de celebrar el don de una comunión mundial que ama al Señor Jesús proseguirá”, afirmó. “La Iglesia Episcopal necesita de la intensa vitalidad de los anglicanos del sur del globo. Ello amplía nuestra comprensión del anglicanismo y del cristianismo.“Es cierto que aquellos de nosotros que apoyamos la plena inclusión de nuestros hermanos y hermanas LGBT encontramos consuelo en la historia. A partir del intenso choque por el estudio crítico de la Escritura con Colenso, la Comunión siempre ha sido un foro para el discernimiento y la pugna. Desempeña continuamente ese papel. Y la mayoría de los problemas sí se verán de manera diferente de aquí a veinte o treinta años. Entre tanto, la obligación de la Iglesia Episcopal es mantener las buenas relaciones, afirmar lo que compartimos, centrarnos en Jesús y procurar hacer progresar el diálogo. A través de esta controversia, nunca hemos cerrado la puerta (ni hemos amenazado que lo haremos), siempre queremos hacer nuestra parte para apoyar a la Comunión en cualesquiera formas que esto pueda ser posible”.Una serie de artículos publicados en un blog sobre [la reunión de] los Primados 2016 se ha centrado en historias de la misión, los frutos de incontables relaciones, asociaciones e interconexiones que existen a través de la 38 provincias autónomas de la Comunión Anglicana en 165 países. Para muchos, eso es lo que ejemplifica la verdadera Comunión Anglicana, la que se concentra misiológicamente en servir a los necesitados en lugar de envolverse en los temas divisivos que han dominado hasta ahora gran parte de la agenda en Cantórbery esta semana.“En la Iglesia Episcopal en Connecticut tenemos la bendición de contar con docenas de asociaciones parroquiales en la misión de Dios a través del mundo, de Kenia a Nigeria, de Haití al Ecuador”, dijo Douglas. “Por ejemplo, la iglesia de La Trinidad [Trinity Church] en Tarriffville ha tenido una profunda y duradera relación con la Diócesis Anglicana de Kaduna, en el norte de Nigeria, a través del ministerio de la Clínica Médica Kateri. Cada año un equipo de profesionales de la medicina y de voluntarios no médicos viaja de Connecticut a Nigeria para trabajar junto a voluntarios nigerianos brindándoles atención médica gratuita a la población rural en la Clínica Kateri. Desde 2002, más de 120.000 personas, cristianos y musulmanes por igual, han sido atendidas por esta asociación en Cristo. La Clínica Médica Kateri es un testimonio vivo de que los anglicanos trabajando juntos en la misión de Dios somos el alma de nuestra comunión en Cristo”.En su declaración videograbada, Curry reconoció “la tristeza y el pesar” que han de sentir muchos por la declaración de los primados, pero dijo que es importante recordar que la Iglesia Episcopal sigue siendo una parte muy vital de la Comunión Anglicana.“Somos la Iglesia Episcopal, y somos parte del Movimiento de Jesús, y ese movimiento avanza, y nuestra obra avanza”, afirmó. “Y la verdad es que puede ser parte de nuestra vocación ayudar a la Comunión y ayudar a muchos otros a crecer en una dirección donde podamos realizar y vivir el amor que Dios tiene para todos nosotros, y podemos un día ser una Iglesia y una Comunión donde todos los hijos de Dios sean plenamente acogidos, donde ésta sea verdaderamente una casa de oración para todo el mundo. Y tal vez es parte de nuestra vocación ayudar a que eso suceda. Y en consecuencia debemos afirmar ese superior llamado; afirmar el superior llamado del amor y la fe, amor incluso para aquellos con quienes no estamos de acuerdo, y luego seguiremos, y haremos eso, y lo haremos juntos.“Somos parte del Movimiento de Jesús, y la causa del amor de Dios en este mundo nunca puede detenerse y nunca será derrotada. Dios les ama. Dios les bendiga. Y mantengan la fe. Seguimos adelante”.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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