If they can continue to be ruthless against Ireland, it is fair to say they have changed. Otherwise, they are just the same old Scotland, flattering to deceive and doing just enough to evade the Wooden Spoon.They need to click again and again. The whole Hogg: Stuart scorches awayBacking it up will not be easy. Even for the over-resourced giants burdened by hype, it is tough to back up significant, championship defining victories.What Scotland must do is ensure that they are able to keep offering that backline ball. Clean ball. Ball they can float to each other without worrying about the ugly opponent dangling from the other end of it. If they ensure the likes of Rob Harley, Kelly Brown and Sean Lamont can keep hitting bodies while Richie Gray, Johnnie Beattie and Matt Scott keep making yards that should be easier to do.Against Italy there was a heat at the breakdown. There was an intensity there that the proud Azzuri simply wilted in. Scotland need to maintain that, without going overboard and without detracting from it, so that a backline capable of bucking the national trend can continue to threaten.In a fortnight, the Irish will be weakened. With every contact against England on Sunday they broke a little, and their skills deserted them. Players tried too much, legal and not so legal. It took its toll and while Simon Zebo is definitely out, Sean O’Brien is bruised and battered, Jonny Sexton is hamstrung and Cian Healy is in danger of being cited for hideous footwork at the ruck.Therefore, when that side travel to Murrayfield, the Scots have an opportunity to show that they can back their performance up. Great Scott: Matthew Scott evades the Italian defence as he scorches in for Scotland’s try in a well-worked moveBy Alan DymockWITH CLEAN linout ball, Ruaridh Jackson stepped left and threw a pass behind Sean Lamont just as the centre screamed in against the grain. At his back, Sean Maitland barely put his fingerprints on the ball before sending it over to Matt Scott, who hotfooted his way to a score from outside the 22.The try was not the first of the game, Tim Visser sliding off his wing in the first half and pumping his way over the line was the game’s opener. The try was not the most exciting, either, that accolade must go to Stuart Hogg, after taking an interception almost 90m to the Italian line, causing coronaries up and down Scotland. Nor was it the most historically noteworthy, after an unchallenged charge from Lamont meant Scotland had scored four tries in the championship for the first time in 10 years.Scott’s try was significant, though.Coming down: Even Parisse couldn’t inspire Italy on SaturdayWhy, you may ask? Because he finished off a training ground, first phase move and for that, there was almost audible snapping noise reverberating around Edinburgh. The backline had taken ball and used movement, subtlety and skill to break free. There had been no blasting and no kicking. They had clicked. They had set their minds on creating something and they saw it through to its fruitful, ecstatic end.This was not the try that declared Scotland as championship contenders. After all, it came against an Italian team we were all told were finally ready to launch an assault on the 6 Nations championship after spending last week rubbing French faces in the dirt and grabbing handfuls of bleu shirts to chuck asunder. Then against Scotland they reverted to type.In front of them, it was the Scots backs who scored the four tries. And four different fellas, to boot.That is a promising sign and one which at least suggests the team could yet climb out of the mire they have squished their cleats into over the last 12 months. The sight of a jet-healed Hogg tripping the light, fantastic, all the way up the park is a sumptuous reminder of what excitement can be enjoyed when watching Scotland. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stuart Hogg of Scotland runs towards the try line to score during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / IAN MACNICOL (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)
Grudge match: Ireland will be looking to repeat last year’s enthralling win at the Millennium StadiumBy Owain JonesTOMORROW’S GAME has already provided acres of newsprint, social media debate and heated discussion in hostelries from Llangollen to Tipperary, and it’s hardly surprising with more subplots than Dynasty providing a backdrop to an intriguing encounter.Here are five key battles which will determine who has Celtic bragging rights at the final whistleConor Murray v Mike PhillipsPhillips is unlikely to find a pint of Guinness waiting for him after the game. A pantomime villain in the Emerald Isle ever since he galloped down the touchline in ‘spare ball-gate’ in 2011, consigning Ireland to a bitter loss, he will have further enraged the green-clad masses with his tongue-in-cheek introduction of Murray as a ‘poor man’s Mike Phillips’ on the Lions tour.For his part, Murray, seven years Phillips’ junior, is the coming man in the Northern Hemisphere with the Lions Tour, ironically, the making of him. Don’t expect surprises tomorrow, Phillips, in his usual style, will be looking to upset the rhythm of the classy Munsterman with aggressive bursts around the base and doubtless, plenty of sledging.Aerial battle: Kearney leaps above HalfpennyRob Kearney v Leigh HalfpennyTwelve months ago the general consensus was that Halfpenny and Kearney would fight it out for the Lions No 15 shirt, but while Halfpenny went on to win the Series as first-choice, and pick up gongs by the bucketload, Kearney struggled for form and fitness, failing to make an impression on a Lions tour where he travelled with a hamstring injury.This season, however, Kearney has been a man reborn with the sight of him powering down the left-wing against New Zealand, a memory that will long live in the hearts of the Aviva faithful. He was also rewarded with a try last weekend after an energetic display against Scotland. For his part, Halfpenny will be looking to make amends for a rare error after having a pass intercepted against Italy which led to a try. Taulupe Faletau v Jamie HeaslipWhile they occupy the same position, Faletau and Heaslip couldn’t be more different. Faletau is quiet, humble and goes about his work in an unfussy manner, while, the ebullient Heaslip is vocal, gregarious and wears his heart on his sleeve – he was honest enough to say he was ‘pissed off’ to have been dropped for Faletau in the final Test in Sydney.A model of excellence is almost every facet of play, Faletau is, arguably, second only to Kieran Read in the world in his position, but don’t expect Heaslip to be bowing in deference, far from it. Having finally put the ‘will-he, won’t he’ saga over his future to bed, he looked full of vim and vigour last weekend and will be looking to dominate the young Welshman from first minute to last.Separated at birth?: The locks share many similaritiesPaul O’Connell v Alun Wyn JonesTalismen for their respective teams, the two share many personality traits. Both have captained club, country and the Lions and both possess indomitable spirit. O’Connell’s influence over Ireland, now arguably outstrips his esteemed colleague Brian O’Driscoll, and better still, there is no reason to suggest his powers are waning, even in his 35th year.Jones is another hugely durable player. With 75 caps for Wales at just 28, he is likely to be nudging a century of caps at 30. As Italy threatened a shock at the Millennium Stadium late on, he was the one driving the side on, hitting rucks and taking the ball into contact. As an indication of his teak-tough mentality, when asked if he was concerned about the hostility in Ireland, he replied deadpan, ‘It’s not Syria’. An epic battle is guaranteed.Adam Jones v Cian Healy SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 15: Alun Wyn Jones and Paul O’Connell of the Lions talk during the match between the Waratahs and the British & Irish Lions at Allianz Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Healy and Jones were expected to form the Lions front-row in Australia, before injury cruelly robbed the Leinsterman of his opportunity. Six months later, the touring room mates will now be packing down against each other.Jones has been a cornerstone of the Welsh pack for nearly a decade, and even though he’s admitted to taking time to adapt the new scrummaging laws, Gatland has given him his unequivocal backing. There are no such queries over Healy who is becoming Ireland’s go-to man, as much for his work as a ball-carrier, as in the tight.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. How have Stade Francais gone from French champions to relegation battlers? Glory day: Stade Francais celebrate with the Bouclier de Brennus last year. Photo: Getty Images Playing without pressure frees the mind and loosens the limbs, and as the victories mounted for Stade so the momentum increased. The players enjoyed playing within the broad framework of Quesada’s coaching, and just as importantly they enjoyed each other’s company – mates as well as team-mates. That esprit de corps has been slowly eroded this season as one defeat followed another; the nadir was the 33-18 loss at home to Grenoble in February. “When you lose 40 metres to a maul… I’ve rarely seen that,” complained Geoffrey Doumayrou, a threequarter, adding: “There’s not a will to win matches.”Dip in form: Sergio Parisse wins a lineout in the defeat by Leicester. Photo: Getty ImagesMidi Olympique has talked of a “fissure” in the dressing room and the disinterest shown by several players against Leicester in last month’s Champions Cup quarter-final, a match the Tigers won 41-13, was shocking. It was too much even for the thoughtful and mild-mannered Quesada, who issued a rare public rebuke, admitting that “certain players had not been up to scratch”.Not that the head coach has sidestepped responsibility for the club’s failings. “I don’t know if it’s my authority or my project which is posing problems,” he admitted. “The whole club has to put itself in question, starting with me and my staff.”The pressure now is intense. Stade president Thomas Savare gave the customary vote of confidence to his head coach after the Leicester debacle, while also conceding the season has been a “real disappointment”.Tight at bottom: Oyonnax travel to Stade Francais this weekend. Photo: Getty ImagesThe same can be said, of course, about Oyonnax, who since the season started have parted company with head coach Olivier Azam and star signing Piri Weepu. But last week they announced eight new signings for the coming season and then they beat La Rochelle at the weekend, grinding out a 17-16 victory that will do wonders for their morale. “We’re going to play against Stade without pressure,” promised Oyonnax coach Johann Authier.Last season Stade, as underdogs, preyed on the pressure felt by others in the play-offs, beating Racing, Toulon and Clermont on consecutive weekends to win the title. Now the Parisians are the ones under pressure and the players more than ever are responsible for their own destinies. It’s never nice to see a good man suffer, which is why the disintegration of Stade Francais this season has been so painful. Eleven months ago Gonzalo Quesada led his side to the pinnacle of French rugby, beating Clermont at the Stade de France in the Top 14 final.Since that heady night in June, just about everything has gone wrong for Quesada as his side have become trapped in a downward spiral that could yet see them relegated.Since the Top 14 came into existence in 2005 no reigning champion has failed to reach the play-offs the following season, let alone be relegated to the ProD2. But that’s the danger now facing Stade Francais after another defeat at the weekend – their fourth league reverse on the bounce – allied to wins for Agen and Oyonnax.Stade are now only 11 points clear of the former and ten ahead of the latter, and Saturday’s visitors to the Stade Jean-Bouin are Oyonnax in a game that will have a huge bearing on the relegation battle.Man in charge: Stade coach Gonzalo Quesada has seen his fortunes change. Photo: Getty ImagesBut how have Stade gone from title winners to relegation scrappers?When Quesada spoke to Rugby World at the start of this season, the former Argentina fly-half explained his theory behind their unexpected title success: “When I arrived at Stade I established a framework that set out how we would work and train, the rules we’d respect, squad discipline, and our playing philosophy,” he said. “But I also created within the framework the space for players to be responsible for their own destinies. In the first season it was all new to them and it wasn’t until the start of the second season that I started to see they believed in what we were trying to achieve.”Stade’s squad this season has changed little to the one that stormed to the Top 14 title 12 months ago; the only difference is that key backs such as Morné Steyn and Jonathan Danty have been unable to reproduce their form of 2015, while the pack – upon which Stade built their title-winning success – has asserted nothing like the dominance of old.Kick in teeth: Morné Steyn in action during the weekend’s defeat by Bordeaux. Photo: Getty ImagesRabah Slimani, Sergio Parisse, Pascal Papé and Antoine Burban have not been at their best, and it was Burban who, in an interview with Midi Olympique, pinpointed another subtle difference between the Stade of 2016 and the Stade of 2015. Asked if he and his team-mates had lost their ‘insouciance’ of 12 months ago, the flanker replied: “Yes, perhaps. We were on a cloud last year. Now, we’re 12th, we’re doubting, asking ourselves questions… we’re not in the best condition to play great rugby.”There is a parallel to be drawn between what Stade Francais achieved last year and what the footballers of Leicester have accomplished this season. When the 2014-15 season started no one mentioned Stade as title contenders; they hadn’t finished in the top six the previous season and while they weren’t 5000-1 outsiders like Leicester, nor were they considered a threat to the likes of Clermont, Toulon and Racing.
However, wins against Japan (twice), a tired Argentina, and Georgia since June must be compared against Scotland’s next opponents, Ireland, who have beaten the Southern Hemisphere big three inside a calendar year for the first time and are building a frightening amount of depth in several areas. Wins are incredibly valuable, but having stepped up a level from Japan, Scotland need to take a big step again to prepare for the challenge of Joe Schmidt’s men. The End results were what we hopedIf you’d offered up 2 wins from 3 ahead of the Australia game, Vern Cotter would have taken it. The autumn has been far from a disappointment for Scotland. Although another narrow loss against Australia will still rankle for a while, the try-scoring manner of the defeat should be more than enough to give hope for the Six Nations, which will sadly be Cotter’s final campaign in charge of Scotland. In recent years, Scotland’s summer and autumn fixtures have largely – whether by design or unwilling Southern Hemisphere unions – kept them playing teams who they have a good chance of beating, in an attempt to build a winning culture, instead of taking three-test whippings. New blood: Hamish Watson has made himself a viable option at opensideThree weeks as the starting props without any massive blots on the copybook means that come the Six Nations, assuming fitness for all, Dell and Fagerson can at least provide confident cover from the bench. It’s not unrealistic that Dell in particular could challenge for the starting shirt at loosehead come February, although Alasdair Dickinson and Rory Sutherland were ahead of him at Edinburgh. Perhaps not any more.The case for Georgian inclusion in the Six Nations is perhaps unprovenApart from a very quick early score, the sleepy patch from Scotland when they were up 38-11 gave Georgia their only real chance to showcase the set-piece driven rugby that they aspire to play in the Six Nations. They’re certainly effective at it when it clicks, and it’s not all scrums and mauls. In scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze they have someone with real talent and zip, and then there’s Mamuka Gorgodze who is their Sergio Parisse – but like Argentina they need to find a way to bring their offloading, World Cup A-game more often. By Rory BaldwinIt was an odd sort of gameThe evidence of the opening ten minutes looked like this match would be close but in the end it was far from it. During a first half when Scotland only had to make five tackles on a narrow artificial pitch and could afford to miss another four, a purple patch in attack saw tries from Tommy Seymour, Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg plus a penalty try awarded by referee Matthew Carley from a driven maul. Another from Hamish Watson just after half time – the result of a neat NFL-style handoff with Zander Fagerson playing quarterback – effectively ended the contest.Winning the footrace: Tommy Seymour touches down for ScotlandIf that level of dominance sounds unlikely for Scotland, it gets stranger. Players who often flatter to deceive at this level put in powerhouse performances – Ross Ford finally became a ball-carrying force on his 102nd cap, and Ryan Wilson was man of the match with 17 carries. For most of this game, the much vaunted Georgian pack was halted at source.A couple of Jonny Gray clones would come in handyHaving now gone 750 minutes of test rugby without missing a tackle – he’s apparently only missed six in his test career – Jonny Gray might have relaxed only having to make five tackles against Georgia with the massive amount of possession Scotland had. Instead though, he stepped it up with a big ball carrying performance, showing up well as part link player, part battering ram. They’d argue that inclusion in the Six Nations would be the way to do this. Georgia brought a noisy contingent of fans all the way to Kilmarnock and we’d no doubt see big crowds in Tblisi. Given that Tommy Seymour’s try was fingertip close even for the TMO, Maitland’s came at the second time of asking – Alex Dunbar’s loop pass having been butchered the first – and perhaps a roll of the same dice on a different day would have provided a different, much closer result. Based on just this set of evidence though, it would only reduce the amount of tartan ribbons on the wooden spoon. No bad thing from where this author is standing… The clamp: Jonny Gray buried behind Vasil Lobzhanidze put in another tackleRichie’s younger brother is the heartbeat of this pack now, and the blueprint too: honest, gutsy and incredibly hard working. It’s almost as if he embarrasses the rest of the pack into performing. Even with the depth available at second row across the home nations, surely he will be in the tour party to New Zealand next June if he carries on like this.The new blood up front is very welcomeVern Cotter hasn’t blooded quite as many new players this year as, say Joe Schmidt of Ireland, but the baptism of fire against two of the world’s top scrummaging packs (and Australia) for Zander Fagerson and Allan Dell will have Scotland fans sleeping that little bit easier at night. Scotland ran in six tries in Kilmarnock as they brushed aside a Georgia side and after an encouraging Autumn Series there are reasons to be hopeful for the Six Nations Jury still out: The inclusion for Georgia in the Six Nations is still up for debate TAGS: Georgia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sour note: Tevita Kuridrani scores as Australia break Scotland hearts again Machine: Jonny Gray put in another performance that will lead to calls for a Lions berth
Primed for action: Sam Warburton during Lions training with Mako Vunipola. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Highlight A couple of weeks back, Sam Warburton was talking to the media and explaining that all back-rowers have one particular skill that stands out – and it’s his skill that the British & Irish Lions will need at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday night.“When I play well and I’m match fit, I’m aggressive in the tackle and I’ll contribute a handful of good carries. You also become a lineout option and, more importantly, there is the matter of turnovers,” said Warburton. “I always say to young back-rowers that if you want to become a top back-row player you’ve also got to be a specialist at something. You do everything but you’ve got to bring a specialist element. My specialist element is the contact area.”The Lions were overwhelmed at the breakdown by the All Blacks in the first Test in Auckland, Aaron Smith able to get his forwards over the gain-line with quick ball from the ruck. Brodie Retallick feasted on that quick ball, his long limbs making ground close to the contact area.Rock at lock: Brodie Retallick finds a gap during the first Test. Photo: Getty ImagesAt times the Lions were far too passive at the breakdown, allowing New Zealand to dictate the speed at which they played. If the tourists are to have any chance of drawing level in the series, they need to slow down the All Blacks’ ball and speed up their own.And that’s where Warburton comes in. For while Sean O’Brien is famed for his ball-carrying and Taulupe Faletau for his soft hands and high work-rate, it is the captain who is known for his turnover ability. It’s not always flashy but when Warburton is at his best he can be a right nuisance at that breakdown area, which is what the Lions desperately need.As Warren Gatland said: “He’s as good as any player in world rugby in terms of getting on the ball and creating turnovers, penalties or slowing the ball down. We’ve got to be more effective at the breakdown. The All Blacks were able to get go-forward and quick ball.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWarburton realises the scale of the challenge that awaits in the second Test and knows the team as a whole need to match their opponents physically, which they didn’t do last weekend.“We all accept it that it’s probably the first game on tour that we were beaten in the battle at the breakdown from a physicality point of view,” he said. “We’ve accepted that, but that’s just going to fuel the fire for this Saturday. In rugby it’s very much a case of 99 times out of 100 the more physical team wins. People might not like to hear that, but it’s the truth.“Being physical doesn’t men beating people up, it means your scrum is dominant, your lineout maul is dominant, your breakdown is dominant and that’s the majority of the game really, apart from the kicking side. That has to improve this weekend.”Line of duty: Sean O’Brien scores for the Lions in the first Test. Photo: Getty ImagesWarburton believes the inclusion of Maro Itoje in the starting line-up can also help the Lions in terms of that battle on the floor and he is looking forward to playing alongside O’Brien too. “It’s the first time I’ve started a game with Sean O’Brien. I’ve played against him many times and I’ve been in the same Lions squad as him twice, but I’ve never had the privilege of playing with him. He’s somebody who I regard as one of the best sevens I’ve played against, so I’m looking forward to that partnership.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lions captain Sam Warburton is ready to step up for the second Test against the All Blacks Discipline is another key factor for the Lions – they conceded 11 penalties to New Zealand’s six in the first Test – and must be tightened up, otherwise they are simply allowing the All Blacks to gain a foothold in terms of territory and/or points on the board. Warburton says any issues during the game will be raised with the referee by him, avoiding the situation last week when Jaco Peyper was irked that a handful of Lions players kept complaining to him.Leading the charge: Sam Warburton in action against the Highlanders. Photo: Getty ImagesWarburton has been pleasantly surprised by how relaxed players are in the lead up to this game but knows that everyone is motivated to deliver a victory and keep the series alive.“It’s definitely the biggest challenge of my career so far. It’s the one team I haven’t beaten in world rugby. It’s something I’m desperate to achieve. I have managed to beat every other nation in the world, but I haven’t beaten New Zealand.“We know it’s all or nothing now. We’ve got one chance. It’s like knockout rugby and hopefully that brings the best out of the guys. They are used to that pressure.“When you have been physically outplayed, which we were on Saturday, that does hurt you as a playing group. The boys are looking to put that right on Saturday.”New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Live on Sky Sports and TalkSportNew Zealand: Irsael Dagg; Waisake Naholo, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (capt).Replacements: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Ngani Laumape. Lions: Liam Williams; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Davies, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Warburton (capt), Sean O’Brien, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Ken Owens, Jack McGrath, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, CJ Stander, Rhys Webb, Ben Te’o, Jack Nowell.
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Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Middle East By ENS staffPosted Aug 19, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, ELCA approves Israel/Palestine proposals, statement on criminal justice Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Participants in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s 2013 Churchwide Assembly gather in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center August 14 for Eucharist. Photo: ELCA News Service[Episcopal News Service] The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), saying it is committed to supporting a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine, affirmed that commitment during the recently concluded 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh.The churchwide assembly, the chief legislative authority of the ELCA, met Aug. 12-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The theme for the assembly was “Always being made new.” This year marks the ELCA’s 25th anniversary.Voting members considered a series of proposals — known as memorials — from the ELCA’s 65 synods. With an 812 to 45 vote, voting members approved a memorial designed to continue this church’s awareness-building, accompaniment and advocacy on behalf of peaceful resolutions in the Middle East.The action commits the ELCA to learning more about the experiences of both Palestinians and Israelis and their mutual fears, aspirations and hopes; work to convey the concerns and perspectives of Israelis and Palestinians that dispel stereotypes and caricatures and promote better understanding; lift up the voices within both communities, especially those of victims of violence, that seek peace with justice through nonviolent responses to the conflict; continue to help alleviate the humanitarian needs; support U.S. funding that promotes peace and cooperation for all parties; and to continue to pray for brothers and sisters in the Middle East and for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.The action also calls for evaluating possibilities for investing in specific Palestinian economic endeavors and other projects that would promote peace and cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians; and to provide a report with recommendations to the April 2014 meeting of the ELCA Church Council.The assembly received greetings from the Rev. Munib A. Younan, president of the Lutheran World Federation and bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land; Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO, Jewish Council for Public Affairs; and Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia, former secretary General, World Sikh Council – American Region.Prior to the churchwide assembly, ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson joined 29 other Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry welcoming his “announcement on July 19 that agreement has been reached ‘that establishes the basis for resuming direct final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.’” The leaders said they “are committed to mobilizing broad public support for active, fair and firm U.S. leadership for peace,” offered their prayers for his efforts and said they are prepared “to activate members of synagogues, churches and mosques across the country to support bold American leadership.Other memorial topics considered at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly included:Addressing community violence. With a 834 to 41 vote, the assembly moved to encourage ELCA members, consistent with their consciences, to contact their elected officials and advocate for passage of legislation that promotes universal background checks, prevents gun trafficking and requires the reporting of lost or stolen guns to law enforcement so that violence in communities might decrease. In its action, voting members also moved to lift up the ELCA social messages on suicide prevention, community violence, and mental health and to call upon congregations and synods to engage their members on ways to prevent suicide.Comprehensive immigration reform. The assembly approved with an 828 to 40 vote to advocate for the adoption of comprehensive immigration reform legislation that supports an earned pathway to lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship; ensure humane and just enforcement of U.S. immigration laws; protect families from separation; provide resources and protections to integrate of refugees and others; and to ensure the protection of U.S. citizen and migrant workers. The action included a call to ELCA rostered leaders to promote an understanding of welcome; encourage congregations to engage in prayerful, reasoned discussion and education about immigration; call on the ELCA presiding bishop to continue communication with members of U.S. Congress on reform. In a separate but related action, the assembly moved to declare Sunday, June 22, 2104 as “Refugee Sunday.”Communion practices. With a 688 to 193 vote, the assembly requested a process to review the ELCA’s guiding documents on communion practices and to bring a report and possible recommendations to the April 2014 meeting of the ELCA Church Council. Through its action, the assembly also invited congregations, synods and the churchwide organization into conversation and study on the Use of the Means of Grace: A Statement on the Practice of Word and Sacrament.Same-gender couples and their families. The assembly approved with an 825 to 68 vote to affirm the church’s commitment to ensuring pastoral care for same-gender couples and their families — a commitment outlined in the ELCA social statement “Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust.” The commitment recognizes “familial relationship as central to nurturing and sustaining trust and security in human relationships and to advocate for public policies that support and protect families.” The action invites and encourages conversation in this church on changing family configurations and their impact on society and the ministry of this church, and it requests the authorization of a group to explore this and bring a report and possible recommendations to the 2014 fall meeting of the ELCA Conference of Bishops and Church Council regarding next steps in carrying out the commitment to pastoral care for same-gender couples and their families.With a 787 to 41 vote, the assembly approved memorials en bloc on topics addressing fossil fuels, hydraulic fracturing, immigration detention, gender identity discrimination and the Uniting American Families Act.In other action, the assembly:approved the ELCA’s 12th social statement titled “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries.” The call for a statement on criminal justice emerged from concern among ELCA members over the “massive levels of incarceration in the United States,” said Cynthia Osbourne, chair of the ELCA task force charged with leading a study about criminal justice and the development of a proposed social statement for the churchwide assembly to consider. The statement affirms the fundamental principles of the U.S. criminal justice system and it also recognizes serious deficiencies, which is said include overly harsh sentencing and persistent inequalities based on race and class. It calls ELCA members to recommit themselves to visiting the prisoner; correct the flawed criminal justice system; participate in God’s work with hands and hearts and to hear the cries of people affected. ELCA social statements are teaching documents that assist members in forming judgments on social issues. They set policy for this church and guide its advocacy and work as a public church.approved 671 to 242 a proposal for the ELCA’s first major fundraising campaign. The five-year campaign, to begin in 2014, is designed to increase the church’s capacity to renew and start new congregations, educate and develop its leaders, bolsterTwo of the 952 voting members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s 2013 Churchwide Assembly utilize their electronics Guidebook during an Aug. 17 plenary. Photo: ELCA News Serviceits global mission efforts and expand the impact of its relief and development work. Voting members thanked ELCA members for their ongoing stewardship and support of ministry across the church and invited congregations, synods, related ministies and individual members to contribute in order to achieve its goal of $198 million. They requested that the ELCA Church Council monitor and evaluate the implementation of the campaign with annual reports to the council and to each assembly through the completion of the campaign. They encouraged conversations across the church on ways that the campaign can be implemented to take advantage of synergies among all expressions of the church, and to “thank God for 25 years of interdependent ministry in the ELCA and to step forward boldly in order to seek to reach more communities with the good news of Jesus Christ, train more leaders who will become missionaries, pastors and lay leaders and contribute to the alleviation of hunger and poverty.” The assembly said that the campaign must also encourage, recognize and form lay youth and young adult leaders, and added $4 million to the campaign goal to meet this priority. Another amendment added a $4 million stretch goal for disability ministry.elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as its first female presiding bishop.heard greetings from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.For the first time at a churchwide assembly, the 952 voting members used tablets to receive and organize all of their legislative materials. The so-called Guidebook was available as an application for members with iPads and iPhones, Android tablets or Amazon Kindle Fires. Those members who did not own a tablet were provided with a free rental device. The church estimated that it saved 500,000 pages of paper. The Episcopal Church’s General Convention Office has said that during the 2015 gathering laptops, tablets, smartphones, and video monitors will be the primary media of legislative materials, and for the first time, there will be no large, dedicated print shop.The ELCA has more than 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 United States and in the Caribbean region. The church was formed from three separate then-existing churches: the American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and the Lutheran Church in America.— The ELCA News Service contributed to this report. 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Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Las muertes del ébola aumentan a través del África OccidentalEl actual brote de ébola comenzó en Guinea en diciembre de 2013 y ahora afecta Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria y Sierra Leona, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud de las Naciones Unidas.El 15 de agosto, la OMS dijo que del 12 al 13 de agosto, se había reportado un total de 152 casos nuevos del virus del ébola (casos confirmados en el laboratorio, probables y presuntos) así como 76 muertes reportadas de Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria y Sierra Leona. Desde que comenzara el brote, ha habido 2.127 casos confirmados en el laboratorio, probables y presuntos y 1.145 muertes entre las probadas en el laboratorio, las probables y las presuntas, dijo la organización.“La escala, duración y letalidad del brote del ébola ha generado un alto nivel de temor y ansiedad públicos, que transcienden al África Occidental” decía otro comunicado de prensa de la OMS. “Tales reacciones son comprensibles, dada la elevada tasa de fatalidad y la ausencia de una vacuna o de una cura”.La organización reconoció que las personas están buscando curas en todas partes y que algunos están poniendo esperanzas en productos y terapias peligrosos. “Todos los rumores de cualesquier otros productos o terapias efectivos son falsos”, dijo la OMS en el comunicado. “Su uso puede ser peligroso. En Nigeria, por ejemplo, al menos dos personas murieron después de tomar agua salada, que se rumoreaba que los protegería”.“Las conductas personales más efectivas consisten en evitar situaciones de alto riesgo bien conocidas, reconocer los síntomas de la infección y reportarlos a tiempo para [ser objeto] de análisis y atención medica. La evidencia sugiere que la atención en las primeras etapas aumenta las posibilidades de supervivencia”, dice también el comunicado.La organización también prevenía a las personas de no confiar en la extensa eficacia de los medicamentos experimentales para tratar el ébola, que se autorizaron la semana pasada, debido a problemas de inocuidad, dificultad de administrarlos en esos escenarios y al limitado suministro de las drogas.La OMS ha calificado el brote como “el más extenso, grave y complejo”, desde que la enfermedad se detectó por primera vez en Zaire, ahora República Democrática del Congo, en 1976. La enfermedad causó la muerte de 280 personas durante ese brote, según el Centro para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos.—La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Soldados liberianos revisan a las personas que ingresan en el condado de Bomi el 11 de agosto. Tropas liberianas han establecido puestos de control del ébola e impiden el acceso público a algunas de las ciudades más afectadas después de que el país declarara un estado de emergencia para contener el peor brote de la enfermedad que se conoce. Foto de Reuters.[Episcopal News Service] El arzobispo de Liberia, Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart, está orando a Dios que esta [epidemia del] ébola pase” en África Occidental y su pueblo recobre pronto la salud.Hart, que conversó con Episcopal News Service el 18 de agosto por vía telefónica desde su oficina en la catedral de La Trinidad de Monrovia, pasó el día anterior visitando iglesias de todas las denominaciones en la capital para instar a las personas a practicar las medidas preventivas que los trabajadores sanitarios y del gobierno están pidiendo que se tomen y “a abstenerse de cualquier cosa que nos traiga el ébola”.También el 18 de agosto, Hart envío una carta de dos pliegos por correo electrónico a ENS en la que explicaba que un comunicado reciente del Consejo Liberiano de Iglesias sobre la necesidad de orar por el brote del ébola había sido alterado por una persona desconocida para incluir una referencia a la homosexualidad y divulgarlo luego en los medios de prensa. Hart es el presidente del Consejo.El periódico Liberian Observer informó el 31 de julio que el Consejo había pedido tres días de “ayuno y oración a puertas cerradas” en toda la nación, del 6 al 8 de agosto. El periódico decía que el primer acuerdo de la resolución en la que se pedían estas jornadas de oración decía “que Dios estaba enojado con Liberia, y que el ébola es una plaga. Los liberianos tienen que orar y buscar el perdón de Dios por la corrupción y [la comisión de] actos inmorales (tales como el homosexualismo, etc.) que sigue penetrando en nuestra sociedad. Como cristianos, debemos arrepentirnos y buscar el perdón de Dios”.En su carta a ENS, Hart escribió que el llamado a la oración surgió de una reunión del Consejo en la que los líderes de la Iglesia recurrieron a la Escritura para entender que estaban “en medio de una plaga” y que, al igual que los hijos de Israel, ellos y la nación eran llamados a orar, a ayunar y a arrepentirse.“Según hablábamos del estado de nuestra nación y de cómo los más vulnerables de nuestra sociedad —las mujeres, los niños, los pobres, los que no son capaces de expresarse siguen sufriendo las consecuencias de una nación en postguerra que aún carece de atención sanitaria, educación y soportes económicos básicos—, nosotros, los líderes, sentimos que si Dios está enojado con nosotros, debemos haber hecho algo contra la voluntad de Dios”.Los miembros del Consejo convinieron en que la nación necesitaba arrepentirse de “sus faltas, que incluyen avaricia, corrupción y falta de mayordomía en el cuidado de nuestra nación y de su pueblo”.El debate durante la reunión incluyó una conversación acerca de la sexualidad humana. El Consejo es teológicamente diverso “y en consecuencia interpretamos las enseñanzas sobre la sexualidad humana en más de un sentido”, escribió Hart.“Si bien todos estamos de acuerdo con la protección de las personas de actos de violencia sexual, algunos de mis colegas creen que la orientación sexual de nuestros hermanos [hombres y mujeres] homosexuales es contraria a la voluntad de Dios”, dijo él en su carta.Sin embargo, no hubo ningún acuerdo de mencionar la sexualidad humana en la declaración del Consejo de Iglesias, escribió Hart y “ni yo ni mis colegas que tienen un punto de vista diferente sobre la sexualidad humana aprobamos la inclusión de la palabra ‘homosexualidad’ como algo de lo cual la nación tenga que arrepentirse”.“Alguien decidió incluir esa palabra” en un comunicado en que él creía que todos los miembros habían estado de acuerdo, escribió Hart.El arzobispo, inmediatamente después de la reunión, viajó a la parte sur de Liberia y —escribió— sin acceso a Internet no tuvo “manera de saber lo que decía el comunicado” hasta que regresó a Monrovia para encontrarse con llamadas de “episcopales liberianos muy enojados, tanto en Liberia como en otras partes del mundo”.En la carta del 18 de agosto, Hart escribió que, como presidente del Consejo de Iglesias él debía haber ‘revisado personalmente la versión final del comunicado y haberla editado”.“Lamento profundamente no haberlo hecho”, escribió él.Hart pidió disculpas a “a todas y cada una de las personas a quienes haya lastimado esa declaración” y escribió que esperaba que los problemas del comunicado no definieran el “increíble testimonio” de su Iglesia en Liberia.El arzobispo liberiano Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte HartTestimonio fiel en LiberiaEse testimonio está anclado en la fe. Los liberianos siempre han recurrido a su fe en tiempos difíciles, escribió el arzobispo, “desde la ejecución de ciertos funcionarios del gobierno, que eran algunos de nuestros feligreses y parientes, cuando el sangriento golpe de Estado militar, hasta los 14 años de insensata y cruenta guerra civil que atestiguó el peor comportamiento humano y ahora este virus del ébola”.Hart dijo que el ébola es una guerra nueva y diferente. “A diferencia de la guerra donde sabíamos que había soldados y rebeldes armados y motivados por un profundo odio, esta nueva guerra es silente, invisible, pero igualmente devastadora”.Los trabajadores sanitarios de Monrovia, la capital de Liberia, se sienten abrumados por su empeño de recoger y disponer adecuadamente de los cadáveres de los que han muerto de ébola, dijo Hart a ENS. A veces a la gente se le agota la paciencia de esperar y “a veces recurren a accesos de violencia para atraer a la policía”,.La violencia del fin de semana en una clínica para exámenes y supervisión de personas que habían estado expuestas al ébola ocurrió, según lo que Hart supo, porque los residentes de la comunidad vecina pensaban que los pacientes en efecto sí tenían ébola. Atacaron la clínica “y se llevaron algunos de los materiales del centro de salud”, apuntó.Nuevos informes del ataque ocurrido en lo que Hart llamó “uno de las peores áreas marginales” de Monrovia, daba cuenta de que las sábanas y los colchones ensangrentados también se los habían llevado y que 17 personas que estaban ingresadas en la clínica habían desaparecido. Según Hart, las personas también luchan con los sentimientos contradictorios de cuidar a los miembros de su familia enfermos y preparar los cadáveres de los que han muerto con la necesidad de no ponerse en contacto con los fluidos corporales a través de los cuales el ébola, que es un virus hemorrágico, se propaga.Dijo además que él y otros en las iglesias y en el gobierno están instando a las personas a crear puestos para lavarse las manos y a lavarse las manos con frecuencia en agua tratada con cloro.Además, hay personas que “aún no creen que lo que está ocurriendo es el ébola —que aún no creen que hay ébola en nuestro país”, dijo Hart. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Jun 16, 2015 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Press Release Service [Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on June 15 attended the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebration at Runnymede in Berkshire.Speaking at the celebrations, which were led by The Queen and attended by senior members of the British royal family, and parliamentarians led by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, the archbishop said:“Archbishop Stephen Langton was mediator between the King and his barons, counselor to both, and an advocate of civil harmony, cohesion and goodwill. His great legacy was this remarkable document, the spring from which so much of the human quest for political liberty has drawn, here and abroad, especially in the United States of America.“The vision of the dignity of the human being, however limited that vision is, in Magna Carta sets a standard for our consideration of all human beings – however important or unimportant, near or far, they may seem to be.“Langton was not alone. His was an age of giants at Canterbury. Alphege whose love for his people led him to give his life to save them from paying a crippling ransom. Anselm, the wise scholar and yet brave counsellor, whose advice cost him years of exile.In such self-giving and courage Magna Carta found fertile soil to grow. It sets the bar high for all of us today.“In the centuries since, how often the Church and others have failed to uphold these most noble qualities, to be an advocate for those members of our community for whom the rights and liberties of Magna Carta have remained a distant hope.“From the support for enclosures to the opposition to the Great Reform Act, to the toleration of all sorts of abuse, with humility we recognise these failings.“But I pray that today will be a moment of opportunity in which our commitment to the liberty and flourishing of one another, the bond between us that allows us to recognise our individual human dignity, is renewed and will never again fail.There have been great moments. Bishops of Durham in the late nineteenth century and later in the twentieth speaking up for the miners; a church alongside the poorest, the genius of the Elizabethan settlement of religious differences, however long it took to become fixed.“As the path to Magna Carta and our history since lays bare, the relationship between the Church and the State has not always been easy. In my own Cathedral in Canterbury, at the Altar of the Sword’s Point, the site of the martyrdom of Becket, I am reminded of what happens when this relationship collapses.“Together, as critical friends, we must seek the principled and active betterment of society as a whole, ensuring that all the rights and liberties afforded to them, both in our legal system and in our inherent worth as children of God, are, in the words of Magna Carta, “enjoyed in their entirety, with lasting strength, forever.”” Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury 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 Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Nancy Mott says: Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Archbishop of Canterbury marks 800th anniversary of Magna Carta Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 17, 2015 at 8:44 pm Such a moving address with implications deserving of notice by deputies and bishops heading to General Convention. 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