New era of freedom and expansion for Cuban church

first_img Rector Belleville, IL By Diana SwiftPosted Feb 22, 2012 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (2) Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI February 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm Does the church in Cuba support the Covenant, same-sex marrigage or LGBTT clergy and bishops?With the next visit of Benedict XVI to Cuba, will the Anglican and/or Episcopal churches of Cuba, Canada, ECUSA, the Carribbean, Central and South America be present? 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Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 R. A. Garcia says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Selecia Jones says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Journal] Most Canadians visiting Cuba in February are there for the sun, the sea and the mojitos. But early this month, Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada led a delegation with a different purpose: to observe the 103rd synod of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, led in Havana by Bolivian-born Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, bishop since 2010.Archbishop Fred Hiltz follows Cuba’s Bishop Griselda Delgado at a pre-synod service in Havana. Photo: Andrea MannThe Episcopal Church of Cuba traces its origins to an early Anglican presence on the island in 1901. It consists of 46 parishes and about 10,000 members. Within the Anglican Communion, the Cuban church has the status of an extra-provincial diocese since it is not part of a larger province and has no primate. Its governance includes the Metropolitan Council, which exercises oversight in matters of faith and order.Enter the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, who co-chairs the council with the archbishop of the West Indies and the presiding bishop of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.The primate — accompanied by Michael Thompson, general secretary, Michael Pollesel, former general secretary, and Andrea Mann, global relations coordinator, partnerships — experienced firsthand a Cuban church poised to expand its mission and rebuild its crumbling infrastructure.“We didn’t have a lot to do with synod,” said Hiltz at a Church House presentation. “But once in a while we were asked for our opinion.” Also present in low profile and respecting the new leadership was Bishop Miguel Tamayo Zaldivar, former interim bishop of Cuba and retiring bishop of Uruguay.At a notable opening service, Delgado had the clergy renew their ordination vows. “It was a memorable moment for the church, for her and for them,” said the primate.Later, in a lengthy address, the bishop spoke of walking together in physical and spiritual unity in Christ and moving ahead in new directions. She encouraged the clergy to work together in spite of their real theological and political differences.At the synod’s workshops, the bishop laid the foundations for a different way of meeting and working. Lively debates arose around everything from nominations to seminary and faculty positions to smoking on church property.After synod, the Canadian representatives took advantage of the Cuban people’s singular hospitality as they toured the eastern end of the island and its interior.“The parish priests showed us the church buildings, and everywhere the people came out to greet us,” said Pollesel. “The church in Cuba is coming into a new era of freedom.”Always in scarce supply, the Cuban Episcopal clergy works under tremendous disadvantages. “In one parish, the rectory got sold and the priest has to live several kilometers away in a Soviet-era apartment block,” said Thompson.Mann described the “radical” hospitality and open-spirited love of the Cuban people, who have so little yet “from that scarcity show just an amazing generosity.” Everywhere they were met with copious cups of strong sweet coffee, safe, clean, dry accommodation, drivers and abundant meals featuring the local rice-and-bean-based cuisine. “It is a privilege to travel with people who live their faith,” Mann said.Many church buildings are in a state of near-collapse. At the Church of St. John the Evangelist, for example, Fr. Albert had to hammer open a sheet of galvanized metal to permit entrance to his congregation, and later hammer it closed. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, a foundation capable of supporting three stories has been laid, but the congregation cannot afford a roof and fears damage to the structure during hurricane season. Yet essential work could be done very cheaply. “It’s amazing what $5,000 or $6,000 U.S. can do in Cuba,” said Hiltz.Another problem is the scarcity of clergy, which forces parishes to rely on seminarians and lay ministers to lead prayer when no priest is available. “They would like to have four or five archdeacons but they can have only one,” said Hiltz. The lack of pensions for retiring clergy such as Tamayo is another pressing issue. The primate plans to work with the Metropolitan Council to explore ways of supporting the Cuban church financially. (The council has no funds of its own.)— Diana Swift is staff writer of the Anglican Journal. February 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm A group of 7 from St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville, Florida has just returned from the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba. It was my second trip. The people are so special and wonderful to us. The most important thing to bulid is community and then the real work will follow. A dollar here is nothing and a dollar there is very dear. Find a church who is in a companion relationship and support them. The average salary for a priest there is barely $50 per month. Any donation is appreciated. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Presiding Bishop expands on her ‘literal’ comment

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 18, 2012 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Executive Council, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 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 Presiding Bishop expands on her ‘literal’ comment Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] When Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council on Oct. 15 that the members “can’t always take General Convention decisions literally,” her comment caused a bit of a stir at least in the social-media world.What she said was “Executive Council has a responsibility to make ‘thick’ interpretation of General Convention decisions and directives. We can’t always take General Convention decisions literally – in the same way we read Scripture and don’t take it literally.”That suggestion prompted a number of comments on Twitter among those following council under the Twitter hashtag #ExCoun. One tweet said “Wonder if my diocese will decide not to take its payments to the national church literally” and another suggested “there are a lot of delegates who travelled great distances who must cringe at #excoun call to not take #GenCon too li…[literally].”Asked Oct. 18 during a press conference before the end of council’s Oct. 15-18 meeting to interpret her remarks, the presiding bishop said she does believe that council’s “responsibility is to take the work that’s been done at General Convention and apply it during the coming triennium.”“A very narrow interpretation or construal of what particular resolutions might say may not fit the context two years down the road,” she said. “In the same way we read the Bible given our current context, understand the context in which it was written and looking at how those things have changed, we have to use our reason as well as the tradition and I think you can look the resolutions of convention as a tradition. I’m expecting members of council to gather the best resources around them to respond to the needs of the church and the world.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Executive Council October 2012, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Swaziland: An interview with the first female bishop in Africa

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Women’s Ministry Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Posted Nov 18, 2013 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Africa, Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs November 18, 2013 at 11:07 pm Women are brave, she says. I think that is very important. Maybe women are brave because we have love and loyalty even when we don’t have worldly power. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anne Warrington Wilson says: Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya (r) with the Anglican Communion Office’s Women’s Desk Officer and Anglican Communion Networks Coordinator the Rev. Terrie Robinson. Photo: ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] A year after her consecration, on November 17, 2012, Africa’s first female Anglican bishop speaks to ACNS’s Bellah Zulu.The Rt. Rev. Ellinah Wamukoya is the bishop of Swaziland. She was born in 1951 in Swaziland though she spent a good part of her childhood in South Africa. She completed her university education in 1974 before proceeding to Holland for her postgraduate education.During the early years of her career, she worked briefly as a teacher and later as a town planner. At the time of her retirement as a civil servant, she had risen to the level of town CEO in the Swaziland capital Manzini and was a holder of a master’s degree as well as several other postgraduate diplomas.Q: Can you share with us your journey towards becoming bishop?A: My becoming a bishop was really ordained by God because, despite having a passion for town planning, I got a calling to come and work in the Church. I first become a Mother’s Union member. An elderly priest encouraged me to get into ministry and even asked me to preach at one time.I started as a lay minister in the Church and got encouraged to do the Theological Education by Extension (TEE) course for ministry. But perhaps the turning point for me was when I saw children playing on a Sunday when I was going to Church. That touched me because I thought that they were not going to Church because their parents did not know Christ. That’s when I felt the real calling to go into ministry.In 2005, I was ordained into the deaconate, before becoming a priest in 2006. For me, that was like the end of the road because I was happy and loved the work. I put in my best and even retired from my secular job. I was convinced it was time for me to rest. But then God’s people felt that God wanted me to be their next bishop.Q: Did it ever occur to you that you would become bishop some day?A: To start with, it had never crossed my mind that I would even become a priest some day. But when God called me to become a priest, I agreed. When our bishop retired, many people approached me about becoming bishop and it was a hard decision for me to make.It was very hard for me to accept the bishop ministry. I wondered why of all people, God had decided to call me. I did not feel adequate for such a ministry. But a lot of people approach me and said that God had shown them during their prayers that I would become the next bishop. But even then, it took a lot of prayer. My colleagues and I went into [a time of] prayer for about two months so that we could be sure about God’s call.Earlier in 1992, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa had already voted to allow women to be ordained into the priesthood. At the time, we did not know that was a door-opener for women to become bishops some day.Q: How did you feel when you were announced as the next bishop considering that you were up against male candidates with more experience than yourself?A: It was a feeling of humility. I was really humbled. It just made me realise that God’s thoughts are not like man’s thoughts. God will use those vessels that everyone may have discarded and use them for his work.I asked that the will of God should prevail because I was aware that the other four candidates were very senior and capable priests.Q: You have now reached one year as the bishop of Swaziland. How would you describe your experiences so far?A: At the beginning even the word ‘bishop’ was intimidating to me. It took some bit of time before getting used to it. There has been lots of co-operation within the diocese. It’s not about power, but the will of God. I am happy that God has been with us as a diocese.We will soon be unveiling our strategic plan, which is a management tool for us. I have also been able to do a lot of other things including confirmations. However, I have tried to emphasise the issues of transformation and not just reciting the catechism. I would like to see transformation in the Church and my message has always been about a renewed church. It’s been a message of being Anglican but doing things differently.I have also been looking into ways and means of making the Church sustainable. I believe that as we grow spiritually, we should also become sustainable. Donors are going, as are the days of freebies. God has given us assets and they need to be used for the benefit of the Church. We want to improve the lives of the clergy and all the people of God.We are also taking education as a priority. We are making sure that our presence is felt in our Anglican schools.Q: What are your words of advice to women across the African continent especially as regards taking up leadership positions?A: Women should believe in themselves because God did not create them to be lesser human beings. We should never look down on ourselves. God gave us brains and many other things that men have. However, women should not try to be men. A Biblical story in Judges tells of a woman who delivered her people from persecution from Abimelech.She used a millstone to defeat the enemy. She used something that is used by women to produce food. She didn’t use any other weapon but used whatever God had given her. I am not talking violence here or that women should be aggressive but that we can use whatever God has given us for the betterment of mankind.Women have the compassion, the love, the care, but much more importantly, women are brave. 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An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Swaziland: An interview with the first female bishop in Africa Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Belanger ordained as Episcopal Church’s first French female priest

first_img February 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm Having known Fanny at St. John’s, I can say that the Communion is fortunate to have her. She will be a gift to any congregation. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Women’s Ministry Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Very Rev. Thomas C. Chesterman+ says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Denis Le Moullac says: Belanger ordained as Episcopal Church’s first French female priest Jean-Marc Robinet says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA February 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm Toutes mes félicitations pour cette bonne nouvelle, d’un autre français prêtre anglican à Londres depuis 18 ans. Que Dieu continue à bénir ce qu’il a commencé en vous. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group February 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm Félicitations, Fanny, je suis heureux d’apprendre cette nouvelle. Que Dieu vous bénisse dans votre ministère ! Et puisque vous exprimez le désir de revenir en France, pourquoi ne pas créer une mission francophone à Paris ? Cela fait 10 ans que je suis épiscopalien et je connais pas mal de gens qui seraient prêts à vous y aider, moi y compris ! Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Sandrine Sohet says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 People, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Press Release Service February 3, 2014 at 7:46 am Esta é uma notícia maravilhosa. Faz-me orgulhoso de ser um episcopal. February 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm Que Dieu soit avec vous dans votre nouveau ministère et où que vous soyez. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Nathaniel F. Queen, Jr. says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev. John T. Farrell, Ph.D. says: February 5, 2014 at 10:23 am Tu as su partir, te remettre en question, pour imposer ton destin.Que ta route soit belle ! February 19, 2014 at 7:19 am C’est un don magnifique et l’aboutissement d’un long chemin. Merci à l’église épiscopalienne d’avoir su l’accueillir. C’est une promesse d’avenir pour notre petite communauté épiscopalienne en Europe. Florence Le Lann says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York February 5, 2014 at 3:20 am Vous tracez un chemin qui conduit à la Joie, que Dieu bénisse ceux qui, avec vous, le suivront. 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Rev. John T. Farrell, Ph.D. says: February 3, 2014 at 7:52 am Well, I feel stupid. I meant to offer my congratulations to Madame Belanger in French, but I blurted it in Portuguese. I’ll try again: Ce sont d’excellentes nouvelles. Qui me rend fier d’être un épiscopalien. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Leo Lex says: Mary Jane Wyant says: Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe celebrates Holy Eucharist during the Feb. 1 ordination of the Rev. Fanny Sohet Belanger (standing on Whalon’s right). Photo: Harvey Bale[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Fanny Sohet Belanger loves to help people grow in their relationships with God. At the same time, she says, it is important not to be “trapped” in the church but to engage in mission and to reach out to people where they are. These are the principles that have guided Belanger’s spiritual journey, a path that led to her Feb. 1 ordination as the first French female priest in the Episcopal Church.“My ministry is not to bring religion to people, but to enable them to craft their own theology and spirituality by helping them know their tradition and engage with the Scriptures,” she told ENS in a recent interview. “Prayer is very important to me and I consider it the heart of the church.”Belanger, 38, was ordained by Bishop Pierre Whalon at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, where she moved with her husband, Xavier, in August 2011 to complete a Master of Divinity degree. She was ordained a deacon at VTS in March 2013.Whalon, bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, described Belanger as a “candidate of extraordinary qualities [with a] very inviting, warm pastoral presence … She is a woman for all people.”Belanger was born in Grenoble, France, and raised Roman Catholic. She discovered the Anglican Church in her early 30s and began attending St. Marc’s Church, a member of the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe. In 2011, she helped to launch an Anglican Eucharist for French speakers at St. Marc’s.Belanger has studied philosophy and theology, and “always had a great desire to become a priest,” she said. “I admired so much our parish priest when I was a child. I was devastated the day my father told me I could never become a priest because I was a girl. I felt it was so unfair – and there was nothing I could do about it. But many years later, God found another way … I discovered the Anglican Communion and soon made my home there. For the first time I could talk about my sense of a call without being dismissed.”The Rev. Fanny Sohet Belanger with Bishop Pierre Whalon. Photo: Harvey BaleDuring the ordination sermon, Whalon said Belanger is “a woman of great gifts, among which is an ability to bring the Gospel to all kindsof people. You are a fisher of people too. But before anything else, you must always make sure you are following where Christ is leading. It is easy to get caught in the ministry trap, where the priesthood is a career, and your gifts are what you use to advance.”According to Whalon, Diocese in Europe Suffragan Bishop David Hamid felt that Belanger would be better suited to ordination in the Episcopal Church rather than in the Church of England. Belanger told ENS she had always felt drawn to the U.S.English congregations were established on the Continent before the Reformation, leading to the formation of the Diocese of Gibraltar in 1842 and the Diocese in Europe in 1980. Meanwhile, after the American Revolution, American Episcopalians began worshiping from time to time at the American Embassy in Paris. As American interests developed in the 19th century, Episcopalians in various cities started congregations. Today, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe serves a culturally diverse demographic of Christians in some 20 parishes and missions throughout Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland. Two other Anglican jurisdictions operate in Europe: the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain and the Lusitanian Church of Portugal.Belanger is currently serving as an intern at the Church of the Epiphany, in Washington D.C., where she works among the homeless, preaches, leads Bible studies, “yet most of the time, I just listen to people and try to be present,” she told ENS.Before that she served for 18 months as a seminarian at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, also in the district.Asked what has defined her journey, Belanger said “joy and wonder … I would never have thought I would find a church that really felt like home, would never have believed I would be heard about my sense of a call … I think I’ve learned God can do extraordinary things with ordinary people or at least to ordinary people like me. I’ve learned to trust, I’ve learned to believe God loves me and guides me.”Belanger said it fills her with pride and happiness to be the first French woman to become an Episcopal priest. While Belanger and her husband – VTS’s system and network administrator – plan to stay a little longer in the U.S., she understands that her ordained ministry will likely call her back home to France. In the meantime, she is hoping to find a new opportunity for ministry in the Washington D.C. metro area.“It took a lot of work, boldness and faith to get me here – and also a lot of love and support from my husband and friends along the way,” she said. “But at the same time, I feel sad. Sad there are so many ministers here in U.S. and so few in France. Sad Christians in my country can’t find a priest to baptize their children and bury their dead. In France, lay people have so much to do with so little time and sometimes not enough education.“I am sad such valuable people ‘cannot’ be ordained because the Roman Catholic Church won’t allow it,” she added. “I think people in U.S. don’t always realize the chance they have to have a real freedom to worship. Yet I am hopeful the Episcopal Church will be able to spread its mission in Europe.”Whalon acknowledged that in France, Belanger would likely face some challenges as a female priest serving in a predominantly secular society and where the main Christian denomination is Roman Catholic. But, Whalon added, she has a special gift and an “ability to speak to French people who have a hardened shell without battering it down.”Said Belanger: “We don’t need so many skills to become a priest, we need a heart. People out there are dying to be loved and to be understood.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bertrand Olivier says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing By Matthew DaviesPosted Feb 3, 2014 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL February 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm You have a beautiful outlook, and you will be a blessing wherever you serve! February 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm Que continuons chanter le chanson de Dieu en toutes les langues.Thomas C. 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Historical Society announces its 2017 grant awards

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release People Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is pleased to announce its 2017 grant awards. Applications received were reviewed by a committee, with recipients determined by the Board of Directors at their meeting in June in Sewanee, Tennessee. Over $12,000 in grants were awarded. The Rev. Robert Tobin, chair of the Grants Committee, announced recipients from the 10 applications received. Grants support scholars in significant research and publications related to the history of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Recipients are encouraged to publish, when appropriate, in “Anglican and Episcopal History,” the quarterly academic journal of the society.• Ryan Butler, a Ph.D. candidate in history at Baylor University, towards a monthlong trip to visit archives in London, Birmingham and Canterbury as part of his dissertation on the trans-Atlantic connections and influence of the Clapham Sect.• Thomas Ferguson, rector of St John’s Episcopal Church, Sandwich, Massachusetts, to undertake a 10-day research trip to the Russian Federation as part of a book project on the past 25 years of Anglican ecumenical relationships with churches in the former Soviet bloc.• Karl Hele, associate professor and director of First Peoples studies, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University, Montreal, to do archival research at the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa, as part of a book project on Hannah Foulkes Chance, mid-C19 Anglican missionary among the First Nations communities in Canada.• Simon Lewis, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Oxford, towards travel to archives across the United Kingdom to pursue his post-doctoral research on lay participation in theological controversies in England and colonial America during the first half of C18.• Ross Newton, a recent recipient of a Ph.D. in history from Northeastern University, to undertake a weeklong archival trip to Boston as part of his post-doctoral research into the experience and condition of African-Americans in the Anglican churches of Boston during the revolution and early years of the republic.• Zachary Stone, a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Virginia, to consult archives in Oxford and Cambridge as part of completing his inter-disciplinary dissertation on medieval depictions of the English Church in late C14/early C15.• Gregory Wiker, a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Rochester, for a three-week research trip to Bermuda, where he will consult parish vestry records as part of his investigation into the shifting political and religious sensibilities of this colony, that after the American Revolution became pivotal to British imperial policy.Thomas Ferguson was awarded the inaugural Robert W. Prichard Prize for the best application received. The award comes with a cash prize and was established in 2016 to honor Prichard’s decades of service and commitment to the Society.Additional granting details may be found at hsec.us/grants. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Historical Society announces its 2017 grant awards Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Grants & Scholarships, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Posted Jul 31, 2017 Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

Anglican Communion secretary general ‘excited’ by his new peace role…

first_imgAnglican Communion secretary general ‘excited’ by his new peace role in Nigeria Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has spoken of his excitement at being appointed to lead a peace commission in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna. The state, where dowu-Fearon previously served as bishop, has been wracked by violence between rival groups for decades.He insisted that he would be able to fulfil his new role alongside his responsibilities with the Anglican Communion. And he added that he had the backing of the archbishop of Canterbury and also his successor as bishop in Kaduna in his new position.Read the full article here. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Africa, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Posted Dec 1, 2017 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tagslast_img read more

ExxonMobil concede defeat in climate change battle with Church of…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 ExxonMobil concede defeat in climate change battle with Church of England [Anglican Communion News Service] The global oil giant ExxonMobil has caved in to shareholder demands – led by the Church of England’s church commissioners – to establish how the business will be affected by efforts to halt climate change. The announcement came two years to the day after the breakthrough Paris agreement on climate change. To mark the anniversary, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, brought together the president of the World Bank, the secretary general of the United Nations, international leaders and “committed citizens from around the world” to review its implementation and discuss new ways to “address the ecological emergency for our planet.”Read the entire article here. Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Environment & Climate Change Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Dec 13, 2017 Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Diocese of Massachusetts bishops invite churchwide commemoration of Bishop Barbara…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Retired Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris leads the Diocese of Massachusetts in singing hymns during its 2014 electing convention. Photo: Matthew Cavanaugh/Diocese of Massachusetts[Diocese of Massachusetts] As the one-year anniversary of the death of Bishop Barbara C. Harris on March 13 approaches, Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris are inviting people and congregations in the Diocese of Massachusetts – and across The Episcopal Church – to include remembrances of her in their prayers and liturgies.In a letter of invitation issued to congregations in the diocese on Feb. 11 – the 32nd anniversary of the historic consecration of Barbara Harris as the Anglican Communion’s first female bishop – Gates and Harris remembered her as “a courageous pioneer, an outspoken prophet and an indefatigable champion of God’s justice and witness to God’s grace.”They added that in the Diocese of Massachusetts, where she served as bishop suffragan for 13 years and remained an active part of diocesan life in her retirement years, “she was for us also a wise counselor and faithful companion. For three decades our diocesan gatherings were enlivened by her keen wit, consummate storytelling and impromptu musical accompaniment.”“It has ever been the delight of the faithful to recollect with gratitude the lives of those in whom Christ’s love has been manifest,” the bishops said in their letter of invitation. “We commemorate their lives for the inspiration and strength which we derive from their witness. We turn to them also as continuing companions in the Spirit, forebears of whose love and prayers we remain assured.”Resource and reference materials have been collected online to support commemorations, including a collect and suggested propers. Find them at www.diomass.org/barbara-c-harris-commemoration-resources.Gates and Harris noted in their letter that while formal churchwide commemoration of those who have died, on The Episcopal Church calendar and in its official liturgical resources, is a process of communal discernment that falls under the purview of General Convention, local commemoration “is an established part of Christian tradition.”They invite congregations offering a commemoration of Bishop Barbara Harris to send a brief description of it to Gates’ office, in care of Laura Simons at [email protected] “Such accounts may become part of the testimony for subsequent consideration of churchwide observance,” they said. 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service 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 Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Tracy SukrawPosted Feb 17, 2021 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Diocese of Massachusetts bishops invite churchwide commemoration of Bishop Barbara Harris this March People This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Episcopalians stand in solidarity with Minnesota’s Anishinaabe to stop oil…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Indigenous leaders and activists participate in a prayer on June 7 at the Mississippi headwaters on the third day of the Treaty People Gathering, an organized protest of the Line 3 pipeline, built by Enbridge Energy, in Solway, Minnesota. Photo: Nicholas Pfosi/REUTERS[Episcopal News Service] Earlier this week, thousands of people, including Episcopalians from as far as Oregon and Washington, D.C., answered an invitation from Anishinaabe women and traveled to the headwaters of the Mississippi River – Bear Creek, as the Anishinaabe call it – to join them in a nonviolent protest to stop construction on an oil pipeline crossing treaty land in northern Minnesota where the tribe hunts, fishes and gathers wild rice.“From the Anishinaabe side, their interpretation is that the land is given by God; it is holy land, it’s sacred land. As co-tenants of that land, they are responsible for anything and everything that happens there; it’s not theirs to own, it’s theirs to care for,” the Rev. Matthew Cobb told Episcopal News Service on June 9. Cobb is a regional missioner for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and serves four congregations in the northern third of the state: two on the Leech Lake Reservation, one on the Red Lake Nation and one in Bemidji.The Anishinaabe, or Ojibwe, as the Indigenous peoples in the upper Great Lakes region have been called, see themselves in covenant with nature, explained Cobb, who was invited by the Rev. Robert Two Bulls, Minnesota’s Indigenous missioner, to serve the church’s northern region. Through that covenant with nature, the Anishinaabe take care of the land and the water.“That’s why we’re here at the Mississippi. It’s to protect the water because the water is alive and it’s got a soul; it’s got a consciousness; it’s there, it’s a being to be related to, be cared for,” said Cobb, acknowledging that he, a white man, serves but cannot fully speak for the Indigenous people he stands alongside. “It’s really important for us as nonnatives to listen when the invitation is there to come to the sacred land or come to the sacred waters that they’re protecting.”Wild rice has for thousands of years sustained the Anishinaabe, which is why the women have invited other water protectors to join them in their opposition to Line 3, which originates in Canada’s northern Alberta tar sands and carries low-grade crude oil diluted with carcinogenic chemicals to Superior, Wisconsin.The Minnesota Court of Appeals heard arguments in March challenging the state’s Public Utilities Commission’s approval of a $4 billion, 338-mile pipeline replacement and expansion project across northern Minnesota. Enbridge began construction in December 2020 and is halfway finished. The court’s ruling is expected as early as next week. Line 3 is one of six Enbridge pipelines crossing northern Minnesota and is the largest in the company’s history.Cobb spoke to ENS from Camp Fire Light, so named earlier this week on the fourth day of a traditional ceremony held on Turtle Island, land the Ojibwe ceded by treaty to the U.S. government in 1855. On June 7, the Anishinaabe and their allies set up tents on untreated railroad ties on wetlands at “Gichi-ziibi,” the Mississippi River’s headwaters that cover over 2,500 miles of inland waterway. “We’re battening down the hatches, putting nails in tents and fortifying the place,” said Cobb, who has used discretionary funds from St. Bartholomew’s in Bemidji to assist the effort.People of faith for treaty rights! We are here because we are ALL treaty people and we have a moral responsibility to defend the [email protected], it is time to stop this pipeline.#TreatyPeopleGathering #Faiths4Climate #StopLine3 pic.twitter.com/In6aGWNkKo— GreenFaith (@greenfaithworld) June 7, 2021At least 2,000 people answered the Anishinaabe’s call and attended the Treaty People Gathering, which was supported by organizations like Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, MN350 and GreenFaith, “all with the intention of supporting the leadership of Anishinaabe, from leaders and elders who had put out the invitation for people to come here,” Phoebe Chatfield, The Episcopal Church’s program associate for creation care and justice, told ENS. She joined a 300-member interfaith delegation organized by Interfaith Power & Light, which with others is calling for the Biden administration to stop construction on the pipeline.In January, President Joe Biden, in an executive order aimed at protecting the environment and addressing the climate crisis, revoked an international permit that allowed Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canadian border. This week, the Keystone XL pipeline operators terminated the project.It’s “baffling” and “lacks foresight,” Buff Grace, an Episcopalian and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light’s solar coordinator, said of the Line 3 project. “[The Public Utilities Commission] is allowing this company to put in pipelines, to keep going with this old way of doing things with fossil fuels that we know is tragic and has no future and is only going to drive us further into catastrophe.”At a time when attention is on drought and wildfires and when access to clean drinking water is limited throughout the world, including in the western United States, the movement against Line 3 is the latest Indigenous-led environmental protection action. Protecting water resources is particularly fitting in Minnesota, which has more than 10,000 lakes and a fifth of the world’s freshwater. (The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has given Enbridge permission to use 4.5 billion gallons of groundwater annually.)“As people of faith who belong to a church that has refuted the Doctrine of Discovery, this is an opportunity for us to live into that repudiation, to say … that we no longer treat Indigenous people in some kind of inferior way, but we honor the treaties that we’ve written with Indigenous people and live up to them, which means we have to follow those treaties, which are not being followed if this pipeline is built,” Grace told ENS.The Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Anishinaabe is fixed in a 2018 General Convention resolution reaffirming the church’s repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery and support for Indigenous peoples’ sovereignty over territorial resources. The resolution specifically noted the concerns of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in regard to the Line 3 pipeline. When the Anishinaabe ceded the territory to the U.S. government in 1855, they did so with the understanding that they would maintain their rights to hunt, fish and gather wild rice on the land.“The Episcopal Church, like so many Christian churches, has been complicit historically in the decimation of Indigenous cultures and ways of life. And not only does Line 3 pose a significant threat to our environment and to water in Minnesota and elsewhere, but it violates treaties with Indigenous peoples,” Minnesota Bishop Craig Loya told ENS. “The movement of resistance to Line 3 is being led primarily by Indigenous leaders, and that was certainly true of the events over this past weekend. Part of what we are called to do, as an act of solidarity and repentance for our past complicity, is to stand in solidarity with the Indigenous leaders and do what we can to advocate for the federal government honoring the treaties that we have with Indigenous communities.”Shortly before the Treaty People Gathering began, the Biden administration on June 1 announced the suspension of oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It was the latest development in a long-fought political battle over whether to develop or conserve the 19.6-million-acre oil-rich coastal plain considered sacred by Alaska’s Indigenous Gwich’in, many of whom are Episcopalians.The Episcopal Church stood in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in its claims of tribal sovereignty and desire to protect its drinking water and culturally important lands in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which remains operational.“I think what is happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Enbridge 3 pipeline and Indigenous communities can be historically traced back to the Doctrine of Discovery,” the Rev. Brad Hauff, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Indigenous ministries who lives in Minnesota, told ENS. “That is the source of colonization. That is the source of white European domination and privilege. That is the source of environmental racism and the systemic racism that has assaulted the Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere since the 15th century. And it came out of the church. The Episcopal Church repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, but that is only the beginning of a response. We must strengthen our partnerships with Indigenous communities and stand with them when they are subjected to environmental racism and injustice.”Our very own @Rev_Melanie leads all those gathered in a climate and creation justice Prayers of the People in the Episcopal tradition! #Faith4Climate #CreationCare #EcoJustice https://t.co/el9Ia4c0kV— Episcopal Creation Care (@EpiscoClimate) June 9, 2021At the same time that some Episcopalians are standing alongside interfaith partners in solidarity with the Anishinaabe, others are calling on the Biden administration to transition the United States away from fossil fuels to clean energy in an effort to stop climate change. The Rev. Melanie Mullen, The Episcopal Church’s director of reconciliation, justice and creation care, joined 100 faith leaders near the Capitol in Washington for a June 9 event co-sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light in support of Biden’s call for 100% clean electricity by 2035 as part of the American Jobs Plan.The Episcopal Church’s actions are based on General Convention and Executive Council resolutions that repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and uphold the rights of Indigenous people and that address climate change. Mullen called attention to one particular Executive Council resolution passed in 2019 endorsing and commending the church’s creation care covenant.“The resolution lays out in a pretty sophisticated way how we as a church understand that fossil fuel use not only impacts climate change but also victimizes those who are least capable of withstanding ecological devastation,” she told ENS. This, she said, is in line with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s vision of the Jesus Movement. “We do not leave the least equipped behind. Just as we are committed to using the Carbon Tracker – Episcopalians have a pretty sophisticated understanding of ourselves as an institution, not just our individual use, but our corporate solidarity and responsibility.“This work with [Interfaith Power & Light] today and the emerging victory in the Alaska wilderness areas and the solidarity working going on in Minnesota around the pipeline is all about peace,” Mullen said. “We are not trying to be just in solidarity with Indigenous communities, we are trying to be co-conspirators in a vision of healing and hope for God’s Earth and all of God’s people.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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400 attend first Constitution Revision Commission hearing

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 400 Floridians Attend Constitution Revision Commission Public Hearing in OrlandoThe Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) held its first public hearing on March 29 in Orlando at the University of Central Florida (UCF) as part of its, “Floridians Speak, We Listen” statewide tour. Approximately 400 Floridians attended the hearing, and more than 95 individual Floridians spoke before the Commission to share their ideas. The hearing began at 5:00 PM and extended past the noticed end time through approximately 9:00 PM.All Floridians who attended the public hearing and wanted to speak were given an opportunity to be heard by the Commission.To watch last night’s full hearing, visit the Florida Channel’s website which has a page dedicated to all CRC public hearings and meetings. A complete transcript of the public hearing and appearance forms will be available online at FLCRC.GOV as soon as possible.The next public hearings held by the CRC will be on April 6 at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and on April 7 at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. Visit FLCRC.GOV for the schedule of confirmed public hearings. Floridians can also receive updates by following the CRC on Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and on Facebook (@FloridaCRC). Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSFlorida Constitutional Revision Commission Previous articleCongresswoman Val Demings schedules Town Hall in ApopkaNext articleOCPS Food Show comes to Dream Lake Elementary Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more