Kettering count the benefits of Save Your Season

first_imgChanged man: “I take training a lot more seriously now, I’m more committed,” says Blues hooker Steve FraherBy Deputy Editor Alan PeareyIN THE end our Save Your Season winners didn’t want the season to end. Kettering found their form and confidence to rattle up 193 points in their final four matches, achieving a comfortable mid-table finish in Midlands One East.There can be many strands underlying successful performance, but the SYS programme that Rugby World ran in conjunction with Gatorade was probably the most powerful.“Save Your Season galvanised our season,” says director of rugby Doug Bridgeman. “It’s made some players who weren’t aware of how best to prepare for rugby more aware and they’re now actively bridging the gap.“Save Your Season has helped focus the players’ minds and reinforced things that we were trying to do. Those who did the food diaries are some of our best trainers; when they see what they’re missing out on, thanks to the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), then everyone is aware of the amount of improvement there is to be had through improved diet or hydration. So Save Your Season has been extremely beneficial to everybody.”Back in the New Year, we introduced you to Blues hooker Steve Fraher, a player whose training habits were erratic and whose eating habits contained little thought. He was fading in games instead of staying strong.“I wasn’t getting enough carbs and that was affecting my energy levels,” he says. “I’m a teacher and I’d be having just a Panini for lunch. Now I have a bowl of pasta, which is pure carbs. I feel less tired and the effort of going to the gym isn’t as much as before because I have more energy to do it.”Fraher incorporated a sensible protein regime to help improve his power – giving his coaches the option of using him at prop – and he has benefited in other ways too. Training sessions at Leicester (skills) and Northampton (strength and conditioning) have played a big part in moulding more complete players at Waverley Road. Instil that attitude in a team or a squad and it’s easy to see how a club can be transformed. On the surface, Kettering’s ninth-place finish suggests they’ve had an unmemorable season. In fact, thanks for Save Your Season, it was anything but.For more information and training tips visit www.saveyourseason.co.uk “Nutrition is one aspect and another is meeting the players at Saints and doing that ‘circuit of pain’. I used to rest between exercises in the gym but the Saints made me realise that I needed to add intensity to my sessions.“Leicester was more technical. My throwing in was good at the start of the season but then it dipped and the throwing was taken away from me. But after those tips from George Chuter, my technique improved and I was given the job again.”Fraher was Man of the Match in Kettering’s final game, a 54-16 tanking of Newark. The same match saw skipper Chris Chapman, one of the three players who underwent physical testing at the GSSI, score a hat-trick to amply justify his Supporters’ Player of the Year accolade.Says Fraher: “The biggest thing is experiencing the professional attitude, and seeing how that in turn improves performance. How you train and what you eat can help. Save Your Season has given me a clear understanding of what’s important.“I take training a lot more seriously now, I’m more committed. I go to the gym on a regular basis and not just when I feel like it. If I say I’m going to the gym on a Wednesday then I will go, no matter what I feel like.”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

England v New Zealand: is this the best All Blacks attack ever?

first_imgEngland, the third heavyweight in that ultimate Pool of Death for RWC 2015, may well have Sam Burgess – 6ft 5in and 18st 4lb – stationed in midfield by next September. The tremors may be felt beyond Twickenham.All of which won’t bother New Zealand a jot. The world champions are doing very nicely as they are, thank you. THIS IS it – the last chance for England to undermine New Zealand before the World Cup. To dent their psyche. As the sides prepare to launch the QBE autumn series on Saturday, the stats are daunting: only two NZ defeats in the 29 Tests since Steve Hansen took charge, and one of those had a mitigating factor – a sickness bug that left the All Blacks running on empty at Twickenham two years ago.England are a better team now than then – but so are the All Blacks. It’s tempting to dismiss the Kiwis’ 74-6 canter in Chicago last week as an irrelevance. Tempting but wrong, because even against a second-tier nation like the USA there were lessons of shuddering value.Having trained flawlessly in the week, the All Blacks dispatched the Eagles with an ease that other nations could only dream of. A couple of the dozen tries stemmed directly from the set-piece, but most entailed lethal execution from turnover ball. It was exhibition stuff and one hopes that most of the primetime TV audience appreciated what they were seeing, even if sporting slaughter doesn’t sit well with Americans.You can watch all the tries on the video below. The last one (reel time 7:48) sums up what the All Blacks are about. Israel Dagg fields the ball 3m in from the right touchline near halfway and sends a long pass to Sam Cane in centrefield. Cane to Julian Savea to Dan Carter, who runs inside the USA 13, then passes outside to Victor Vito, who commits the last defender and delivers a back-of-hand offload to Savea to score. The move takes 13 seconds.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND9t63TUi98Choosing the right anglesThe try demonstrates the ability to strike quickly from counter-attack, awareness of space, the art of the offload and top support, Savea following his pass to score his 29th Test try.Best of all, it features two ‘post’ lines, from a back (Carter) and a forward (Vito). By running an inward angle towards the posts, the defender is ‘fixed’ and the support player is given maximum space in which to work in the outside channel. It’s a basic skill and in no way exclusive to New Zealanders – for example, Gloucester’s Rob Cook did it beautifully to lay on a try for Jonny May against Leicester. But when it comes to doing the basics, nobody matches the efficiency of the Kiwis (and typically, the best example of a post line I saw last weekend came from a French-based Kiwi Nigel Hunt, who took out two Toulon players in setting up a try for Grenoble team-mate Robinson Caire).Just as players must run a post angle when attacking the last man in space, so they should run a ‘flag’ angle when the attacker finds himself with an overlap but the defence already on top of him. In the video below, which shows highlights of a Hurricanes-Chiefs Super XV game, Chiefs wing Asaeli Tikoirotuma – now with Harlequins – has a ‘technical overlap’, with three attackers outside him faced by only two defenders (reel time 1:26).But the two defenders are less than 2m away. If he runs straight, or inside on a ‘post’ angle before passing, he or his support runner will be tackled. There could even be an interception. So instead, Tikoirotuma runs towards the corner flag, committing both defenders to tackling him and offloading to his unmarked support before contact. Try time. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From the offloading of Read and Sonny Bill to searing running lines in outside channels, the All Blacks are taking their attacking game to new heightscenter_img The full packageIt’s this ability to execute that separates teams at the highest level. The All Blacks are deadly when they have an overlap, but they also have a knack of scoring when defences have numbered them off, such as the tries by Dane Coles (v South Africa) and Cory Jane (v Australia) at the tail-end of the Rugby Championship.They ‘draw and pass’ better than opponents and they don’t worry if backs and forwards intermingle. In fact, Brodie Retallick is a major receiver (four times in the first ten minutes against the Boks in Wellington) whilst Kieran Read is the best offloader in the world – relegating Sonny Bill Williams to second place.Throw in innovations like their passing in front of decoy runners, to eliminate the possibility of being penalised for obstruction, and you have one hell of an attacking package.Big collisions in CardiffIronically, whilst the artful Conrad Smith, a sumptuous footballer but not a powerhouse, will start at 13 for the ABs on Saturday, 130 miles west Wales and Australia will feature two bruisers at 13. Both nations have traditionally favoured guile over brawn in the back-line but in George read more

Lions 2017: Former All Black Kees Meeuws defends Lions scrum

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight “But having the likes of Tadhg (Furlong) and Dan (Cole) and Jack McGrath and Mako (Vunipola) and (Joe) Marler, as a unit with the hookers we’re all working trying to make each other better, sharing little secrets with each other, hoping we’ll probably forget all that when we get off this tour and face each other again!“We’ll just work as a unit and if the opportunity comes we’ll be ready.” “This is early days in the tour. You have tomorrow and then the Maori, which I think will be the real big test. I believe the Lions are on the right track before the first Test match. Each game they’ve gotten better and they haven’t shown all their cards yet.”Talking about the set-piece challenge on Tuesday evening, starting Lions tighthead Kyle Sinckler had his own view on the matter.“The scrum’s going to be massively, massively important, we’ve got to focus on ourselves, stick to our process, and we need eight guys coming together as one for a good outcome, doing the same thing at the same time.Loud and proud: Kyle Sinckler during the Lions match against the Blues“It’s not about going out there trying to make a statement, if the occasion comes and the opportunity is there, then as an eight we’ll stay within our process and just keep doing what we’re doing. Scrum storm: The Lions scrum came under the microscope in Christchurch The Lions scrum came under scrutiny in Christchurch, but this 42-cap Kiwi prop has taken an outside look at the British & Irish set-piece After the British & Irish Lions defeated the Crusaders 12-3 on Saturday, there were some grumblings down under about how the scrum was refereed. Post-match, there were some concerns voiced over referee Mathieu Raynal’s ruling on the Crusaders’ approach to creating a gap between two scrums, with All Black loosehead Joe Moody falling foul of the French official on a handful of occasions.On the eve of their match against the Highlanders though, the Lions scrum received an endorsement from 42-cap All Black prop Kees Meeuws. The former Highlander and Scarlet, who has played elite rugby on both sides of the scrum, believes that one powerful shove from the Crusaders belied a good day at the office for the Lions.Man in charge: Assistant coach Graham Rowntree looks after the Lions scrum“With referees interpretations, it takes you some time to understand what they want at scrum time,” Meeuws told Rugby World. “On the weekend, the Crusaders had a great scrum and it was just an opportunity that they took and got the better of. But if you take a look at the whole game, the Lions scrum was pretty solid. And if you go back to the game before, against the Blues, they dominated. Dan Cole got in there and really smashed the Blues scrum.”Talking with a Test prop’s perspective, Meeuws explained why the Crusaders did so well in that one eye-catching scrum: “In the last game the Lions got caught at a funny angle, you could see the hesitation. They may have been waiting for the referee to pull it up, but he didn’t and the Crusaders took it. It takes a little bit of time to understand your referees and I think that’s what happened.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREAfter the narrow 22-16 loss against the Blues in the second match of the tour, many were trumpeting the scrum as a major strength for the Lions. After game three the set-piece was under the microscope again. Clearly the shove will be a vital battleground throughout this series, but according to Meeuws, you need some perspective when looking at the scrum.“When it comes to front-row play, every minute in there is different. You could be set up right and then the angle is wrong for you and there is nothing you can do about it. You just try to battle your way out of it.In All Black action: Kees Meeuws performs a haka against Australia“First game, the Lions had just got off the plane and were just finding their feet in New Zealand. Against the Blues their scrum got better and got a bit of dominance, and then last week – and the Crusaders are a very well-drilled pack – they (the hosts) got an opportunity and took it, but it looked worse than it was.last_img

Fourie du Preez on facing the British & Irish Lions

first_imgDu Preez confirms that the region has more to offer than game-viewing. In the lead-up to the Lions matches played in Gauteng, fans should make the time for a two- or three-day getaway.“We have some great golf courses in South Africa. A round at Leopard Creek (in Mpumalanga) should be on any golfer’s bucket-list,” says du Preez, who plays off a low handicap.“If I were a travelling supporter or even a visiting player, I would book a round of golf and organise a game drive at Kruger before considering any other activity.” 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. Fine nine: Fourie du Preez tries to break the Lions’ defence during the 2009 series (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The former Springboks scrum-half reflects on the decisive moment of the 2009 series with Jon Cardinelli Fourie du Preez on facing the British & Irish LionsNearly 12 years have passed, but Fourie du Preez remembers the decisive incident of the previous series between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions like it was yesterday.With the scores level and time running out on the Loftus Versfeld stadium clock, Lions replacement Ronan O’Gara launched the ball into the highveld sky. At the other end of the park, du Preez, playing on his home ground, tracked the flight of the kick and went up to make the catch.O’Gara mistimed his own challenge for the ball, took the Springbok scrum-half out in the air, and handed the hosts a chance to win the game.“As I fell to the ground, I knew it was a penalty,” du Preez remembers. “I sat there and tried to regain my breath. I started to think that we had the chance to kick the penalty and win the series.”Fourie du Preez on facing the British & Irish LionsTwelve years earlier, du Preez – then a schoolboy in Pretoria – watched the Lions from the stands.Martin Johnson’s side won that series 2-1. The impression they made on the next generation of players – particularly those based in South Africa – was significant.Du Preez progressed through the Blue Bulls ranks and won his first Test cap for the Boks in 2004. Under Jake White, the Boks went on to win the Tri-Nations. Three years later, they won the World Cup in France.“People ask me to compare the pressure of playing at a World Cup to the pressure of representing your country in a Lions series,” du Preez says. “The pressure at a World Cup is unbelievable. A Lions tour is different in the sense that you’re playing in front of your home crowd.“I understand that level of expectation, having been a boy in the crowd watching the 1997 tour to South Africa. Like most youngsters, I grew up wanting to play against the All Blacks, win the World Cup and beat the Lions.”The Boks began that 2009 series in explosive fashion. The final scoreline of 26-21 in the first Test at Kings Park didn’t reflect their dominance. In the second game, however, the Boks were forced to find an extra gear.“The Lions surprised us at Loftus. They were 20 to 30% more physical and we had to fight to stay in the contest,” du Preez recalls.“They went out to a big lead, but we didn’t go away. That’s what I remember about that Bok side, we stood up in the big moments even if the situation seemed dire. Slowly but surely, we managed to claw our way back and then finish it off at the end.”Key moment: Fourie du Preez is tackled in the air by Ronan O’Gara (Getty Images)Du Preez believes that O’Gara did well to collect the ball from deep in his own half and then boot it back downfield. The Bok scrum-half charged towards a towering garryowen certain that he would win the contest for the ball.When O’Gara took du Preez out in the air and the referee awarded the hosts a penalty, the latter was surprised to see his Bulls team-mate rather than South Africa’s long-range specialist calling for the kicking tee.“The penalty was awarded on our 10m line. As I got up after the fall, I started to look around for Frans Steyn, who usually takes those long-range goal-kicks. But it was Morné (Steyn), playing in only his second Test, who was confident enough to step forward and say, ‘I will knock it over’.“I’d watched him do it so many times before for the Bulls – and so many times at Loftus. But did I know for sure that he would kick it over in that situation? No, I didn’t.“Test rugby is very different to Super Rugby and the pressure is immense. Add to that the fact that the kick would decide the game and the series. If we missed that kick, the game would have been a draw and the series would have been decided in the third Test. “So I stood there, watching Morné approach the tee. As the ball left his boot, I hoped and hoped it would have the distance.“When it sailed between the posts, read more

Pittsburgh announces preliminary four-priest slate for bishop

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Bishop Elections, 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 a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 John Kirk says: Josh Shipman says: Rev. Andrew Gerales Gentry says: Comments (9) David Yarbrough says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Steve Stagnitta says: Press Release Service January 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm I can’t understand, Mr. Kirk, how it is either “interesting” or “strange” that a priest would be married to someone of a different faith tradition. As Robert Putnam and David Campbell point out in their book-length study ‘American Grace’: “The best evidence suggests that roughly half of all married Americans today are married to someone who came originally from a different religious tradition … and a bit fewer than a third of all marriages remain mixed today” (148). While I don’t know of any statistical evidence of this kind available on Episcopal clergy, I personally know a handful of priests whose spouses/partners profess differing faith orientations.As for myself, I am more concerned that the Episcopal Church would harbor “Christians” intolerant of other faiths than I am with a priest whose husband holds a slightly different position on abstract doctrinal matters. Also, Mr. Kirk, I assume that your comment regarding the church getting “stranger and stranger” is referring to the increasing presence of women in leadership roles. I’m just taking a stab in the dark, seeing as how you singled out the Rev. Woodliff-Stanley in your bizarre diatribe. But if this is indeed the case, then shame on you. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Frank Bergen says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh has chosen four priests to stand for election as the next bishop of Pittsburgh.The Jan. 15 announcement opens a three-week period during which members of the diocese may petition to add additional names to the ballot.The eighth bishop of Pittsburgh will be elected at Trinity Cathedral on April 21.The preliminary candidates are:the read more

Triennial opens with warm welcome from Indiana diocese

first_img Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Beverly Anderson says: Comments (1) 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 General Convention 2012, Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Women’s Ministry Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Servicecenter_img July 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm Hi Everyone,i really miss being there with you. I hope you all can take the heat…the newsreports sound sweltering.Peace to all,Bev Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Triennial opens with warm welcome from Indiana diocese Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) read more

Zimbabwe Anglicans threatened with arrest, barred from shrine again

first_img Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By ACNS staffPosted Jul 31, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA GEORGE SWANSON says: Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (1) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Zimbabwe read more

Episcopal Relief & Development assists Mozambique flood response

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Relief & Development assists Mozambique flood response Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Relief & Development An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal Relief and Development — Press Release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency flood response and recovery efforts in Mozambique through two dioceses of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.  Both the Niassa Diocese in the northern part of the country and the Lebombo Diocese to the south have experienced severe flooding.  An estimated 250,000 people have been impacted.  The Church’s two-fold response will provide immediate relief to approximately 2,200 displaced families, and assist with replanting after flood waters recede.Mozambique’s rainy season began in October, and heavy precipitation has caused nine of the country’s major river basins to overflow.  Reports indicate that around 100 people have died as a result of the flooding, and the country’s infrastructure has suffered greatly.  Roads read more

Australia: Bishop speaks out after asylum tragedy

first_img Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By ACNS staffPosted Feb 21, 2014 Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Australia has called for a review of the country’s asylum and refugee policies after a violent break-out at a regional processing facility on Manus Island resulted in the death of an Iranian asylum seeker.Twenty-three-year-old Reza Barati was moved to Manus Island last August, a month after he arrived on Christmas Island. He is one of thousands of asylum seekers, mainly from the Middle East, who try to enter Australia on dangerous boat journeys from Indonesia. He was killed on Monday in an incident in which 62 other asylum seekers were injured.Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea, holds 1,300 asylum seekers. It is one of a number of South Pacific regional processing facilities used by Australia to house refugees and asylum seekers while their claims are evaluated.A former senior civil servant in Australia’s Attorney General’s department, Robert Cornall, has been appointed to head an inquiry into this week’s violence at the center.“Following the tragedy on Manus Island, the implementation of government policies regarding asylum-seekers must be reviewed,” said the Rt. Rev. Philip Huggins, chair of the Anglican Church of Australia’s Migrant and Refugee Working Group. “The government has a mandate to ‘stop the boats’, elaborating policies of the previous government. However, the implementation of these policies is causing great harm and is a matter of moral distress to many Australians.”Huggins, the area bishop of the North West Region of the Diocese of Melbourne, said: “Implementation has involved children in detention centers; off-shore ‘processing’ which is really just holding asylum-seekers in crowded, sub-standard conditions without processing towards any kind of futures; and on-shore prescriptions, which drive asylum-seekers into poverty and depression without access to education or employment.“It is the implementation of government policy which must be reviewed. A civilized government must be able to control its refugee intake without resort to measures of intentional cruelty.“We have previously been a generous nation towards refugees. Refugees’ contributions have, thereafter, enriched our common wealth. Our own history tells us what blessings follow when the spirit and detail of the Refugee Convention is honored. Conscience cries out for a review of current implementation measures.” Tags Submit a Job Listing 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rapidísimas Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Después del cierre de esta edición de Rapidísimas nos llega la información de las conversaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos. A la noticia se le ha dado tanta importancia que casi todas las emisoras de radio y televisión suspendieron sus programas habituales para dar a conocer las palabras del presidente Obama y el gobernante Raúl Casto. Al principio fueron muchos lo que se alegraron del evento pero después del análisis y la reflexión las cosas lucen distintas. En resumen que Estados Unidos “lo dio todo” a cambio de ningún cambio en la situación de Cuba. Berta Soler dirigente de las Damas de Blanco dijo “en estos momentos siguen los arrestos, la falta de libertad y todas las restricciones típicas de un gobierno totalitario”. En la próxima edición de Rapidísimas veremos cómo se desarrollan las cosas. Hasta entonces pues.La joven Chalala Yousafzai a la que los talibanes le dispararon en la cabeza hace dos años por defender que las mujeres fueran a la escuela y el activista indio Kailash Satyarthi han sido galardonados con el Premio Nobel de 2014 por “su lucha contra la opresión de los niños, de los jóvenes y por el derecho de todos los niños a la educación”. El Comité del Premio Nobel Noruego dijo que era significativo que una musulmana y un hindú reciban este premio. Añadió que en el mundo hay 168 millones de niños que en lugar de disfrutar su niñez y estudiar se dedican a labores propias de los adultos, muchas veces forzados por sus propias familias.Marcelo Méndez sacerdote mercedario chileno ha sido suspendido en su funciones por acción de la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe del Vaticano por abusar sexualmente de un menor de 13 años de edad. Las pruebas del delito fueron grabadas en una cámara oculta colocada en la sacristía. La sentencia en este caso conlleva no poder “entrar en ninguna orden religiosa” por el resto de su vida. En círculos, eclesiásticos read more