Final match for Krause in Ospreys clash

first_img Last hoorah for Gareth KrauseAironi head coach Rowland Phillips has named the team that will face Ospreys on Friday evening in the team’s the final match of the season. Ospreys will be looking to extend their season by catching a crucial win that can qualify the Magners League champions to the play offs.The biggest news in the Aironi line-up is in the back row, where the suspension of Nick Williams (who has collected his third yellow card of the season) has forced the coaching staff to shift Gareth Krause to No 8. It will be the final match of the South African’s career, as he announced his retirement last month.Josh Sole takes the openside flanker spot, with the young Joshua Furno moving from the second row to the blindside. The pack is completed by an experienced second row of Internationals Marco Bortolami and Quintin Geldenhuys, while the front row sees Fabio Staibano and Alberto De Marchi at props, with Luigi Ferraro hooking.Tito Tebaldi and James Marshall are again partnered at half back with Gabriel Pizarro and Gilberto Pavan together in midfield . Horacio San Martin will play at fullback with Danwel Demas and Matteo Pratichetti on the wings.“This game represents the opportunity to play against the best team – on the papers – of the entire Magners League and one of the best in the European rugby. It’s another chance to match against some top players, but also the opportunity to play again a big role in this season”, said Aironi head coach Rowland Phillips. “What I want to see from my team is the will to show once again how we grow up mentally during the season, staying concentrate for the whole game and using our structures to play a good rugby. First parts of a process we will continue in the next season”.“You look at the Ospreys squad and you can see some of the best players in the world. What amazes me is how they struggled during the season both in the Magners League and in the Heineken Cup, where they failed to qualify for the knock-out stage”. AIRONI starting XV:15 Horacio San Martin14 Matteo Pratichetti13 Gilberto Pavan12 Gabriel Pizarro11 Danwel Demas10 James Marshall9 Tito Tebaldi8 Gareth Krause7 Josh Sole6 Joshua Furno5 Quintin Geldenhuys (cap)4 Marco Bortolami3 Fabio Staibano2 Luigi Ferraro1 Alberto De Marchi.Replacements: 16 Fabio Ongaro17 Andrea De Marchi18 Luca Redolfini19 George Biagi20 Nicola Cattina21 Pablo Canavosio22 Giulio Toniolatti23 Riccardo Bocchino LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – MARCH 04: Gareth Krause of Aironi Rugby during the Magners League match between Ulster and Aironi at Ravenhill on March 04, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images for Aironi)last_img read more

Conditioning combo 3: sled drags, press-ups & med ball throws

first_imgTHIS IS the third in a series of conditioning combos put together by Harlequins head of strength & conditioning John Dams. They are all dynamic three-exercise circuits or ‘triple sets’, which should be performed one after the other with rest after the last exercise. Work-rest ratio’s can be changed to whatever suits you but a 1:3-4 work ratio will suit to start. The latest one involves sled drags, jump press-ups and single-arm med ball throws – this video shows how it’s done… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

Poll: Which of these has been the best try of the Six Nations so far?

first_imgSo which of these was the best, in your eyes? Vote here! Which of these has been the best try of the Six Nations so far? (Poll Closed) Tommy Seymour’s try versus Wales  39.59%      George North’s try versus Scotland  28.6%      Jack Nowell’s try versus Scotland  10.07%      Owen Farrell’s try versus Italy  9.61%      Leonardo Ghiraldini’s try versus Scotland  6.41%      Jonathan Joseph’s second try versus Italy  5.72%      Create Your Own Poll   Which of these has been the best try of the Six Nations so far?For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Okay, we expect some of you to get out the flaming torches and pitchforks because we haven’t picked [X player’s] try – clearly we’ve had a nightmare here – but these are the six scores we think are in the running for the best try of the Six Nations so far.We have an Italian score, a Scots one, a Welsh one and three English five-pointers. Have a look at them, then vote on the poll below and vote for your favourite one.Ghiraldini’s try versus ScotlandItaly may have fallen 36-20 to Scotland in a fast-paced, fraught match, but they were not passive losers. This slick and zipping move saw centre Gonzalo Garcia draw two men, pop to Mattia Bellini, who fed hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini who had the foresight to dummy, step inside and score.Joseph’s second try versus ItalyBath centre Jonathan Joseph had a field day against the Italians, scoring a hat-trick on the day, but this second one stood out thanks to the perfectly weighted grubber kick from scrum-half Danny Care.Farrell’s try versus ItalyAgain, England were into their rhythm against Italy by this point, but the line and offload from hooker Jamie George to send Owen Farrell over for the try was worthy of shouting about. TAGS: Highlight North’s try versus ScotlandWas this the point that Wales flyer George North came screaming back into form? It stood out either way, as he came infield on an angle that bamboozled flat-footed defenders, before putting down the hammer and racing in for the try.Seymour’s try versus WalesScotland were hardly pushovers in their 27-23 loss to Wales, and while Duncan Taylor’s impressive score narrowly missed this list, it was the Tommy Seymour score from a deft Finn Russell chip that caught our eye.Nowell’s try versus ScotlandYou may be rubbing your eyes in disbelief – that was indeed substitute prop Mako Vunipola slipping a beautiful pass on the run to set up winger Jack Nowell for this try against Scotland. Slick play from the Saracens star. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img Battering ram: Billy Vunipola tries to break a tackle from Jamie Heaslip at Twickenham. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy days: Wales Women celebrate Dyddgu Hywel’s try. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)World Cup here we comeWales Women snuck a shock 10-8 victory over France and secured qualification for next year’s World Cup in the process. France were the firm favourites but heroic defence from skipper Rachel Taylor and her team set up a memorable victory after Dyddgu Hywel had scored an early try.France led 8-5 early in the second half and threw everything at their hosts to try to move further ahead, but could not break through the Wales defence. Then Megan York finished off an outstanding move to put Wales in front and more great defence enabled them to hang on for the win.Victorious skipper Taylor said: “The magnitude of this win probably won’t sink in for a couple of days. They try and bully you and beat you up around the park, we knew it was coming and just had to front up and compete. The first five minutes showed we were here to party – I couldn’t be prouder.” The right Toolis for the jobA late try from second row Ben Toolis gave Edinburgh a welcome 24-23 win over the Scarlets in the Guinness Pro12. The Scottish side came into the game having lost four consecutive matches – all away from home – and so were delighted to get back to winning ways. Phil Burleigh scored Edinburgh’s other try while Blair Kinghorn kicked 14 points and the win kept them in the hunt for the playoffs. Action from the RBS 6 Nations, the Aviva Premiership, the Guinness Pro12, Super Rugby and the women’s and U20 competitions produced plenty of heroes and villains. Sharks squander their chanceThere were enough Saints and Sinners in the Sale Sharks v Saracens Aviva Premiership match to fill their own column, so I am just going to name-check a few from their extraordinary 36-36 draw.Top of the bill has to be poor old Danny Cipriani, who once again missed a potentially match-winning kick late in the game. The fly-half squandered four conversions in all, including the last one after a try from Tom Arscott. Super Jaguares: Martin Landajo starred in his side’s Super Rugby debut. (Photo: Getty Images)Super startArgentinas Jaguares grabbed some headlines on their Super Rugby debut by snatching a 34-33 victory over the Cheetahs with a quite brilliant try.The South Americans had to fight back from 24-3 down and were still trailing 30-24 with 65 minutes gone when replacement full-back Matias Orlando set off on a scorching run out of defence. He flipped a brilliant pass to Martin Landajo on the 22 and the scrum-half stepped past the final man to score the try. Nicolas Sanchez converted and added a drop-goal on 70 minutes to make the lead 34-30, so one last penalty for the Cheetahs wasn’t enough for them to steal back the win. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The SaintsBilly carries England homeBilly Vunipola put in a stand-out performance for England in their 21-10 RBS 6 Nations win over Ireland at Twickenham.The No 8 was more potent in attack than any of his team-mates, making 94 metres from 17 carries, with only Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw bettering that in this game, with 108m.Vunipola beat nine defenders and still found the energy to make eight tackles, then pick up the Man of the Match award. His break from a scrum in the first half would have resulted in a try if CJ Stander and Conor Murray hadn’t combined to stop him, while his second-half charge from a lineout did set up the attack which led to Mike Brown’s try. Kicking catastrophe: George North fluffs his kick at Jules Plisson (right) looks on. (Photo: Huw Evans)The SinnersJules looks a foolIt is tempting to put the whole France team bar skipper Guilhem Guirado on the Sinners’ bench as they were so inept in their 19-10 defeat in Cardiff. They had plenty of attacking platforms in the shape of close-range scrums and lineouts, but didn’t appear to run any set moves from them and looked clueless. Their attack was totally impotent and it wasn’t until late in the game that Guirado crossed the line from a rolling maul for their solitary try.However, fly-half Jules Plisson goes to the bottom of this not-very-good French class for gifting a try to George North in the 46th minute of the match, to give Wales a clear lead. North was chasing a kick from Jonathan Davies up the left wing, he attempted to kick ahead as the try-line approached and only managed an embarrassing air-shot, but instead of diving on the ball, Plisson kicked it ahead himself and North gratefully touched down for a try. Points make prizes Gareth Steenson gets a big pat on the back this week for his 16-point haul in Exeter Chiefs’ 26-17 win over Bath, as it took the fly-half past 1,000 points for the Devon club. Steenson kicked four penalties and two conversions, taking his Premiership points total for the season to 155 – the best in the league – and helping Exeter narrow the gap to Saracens at the top of the table to three points. TAGS: Edinburgh RugbyHighlightWasps Let it goI enjoyed seeing TV presenter John Inverdale winding up Ali Williams about New Zealand’s 2007 World Cup quarter-final loss to France in Cardiff, in the BBC studio at half-time in Friday’s Wales v France match.Williams was laying into referee Wayne Barnes for blowing his whistle too often and Martyn Williams laughed “let it go!” before Inverdale said: “Ali, it was nine years ago – you can’t change history, OK?” Ali Williams laughed too, and as Inverdale explained to his audience what he was talking about, the Kiwi chipped in “It ruined my life!” Lethal WaspsDespite the fact both Wasps and Harlequins were on 37 points in the Aviva Premiership table before they met on Sunday afternoon, there was a gulf in class at the Ricoh Arena as Wasps romped to a 42-10 win.Their fifth try was an absolute cracker, with Rob Miller putting Frank Halai through a gap with a superb offload, then Halai finding Siali Piutau, who stepped diagonally through the last line of defence to score.Wonderful Wasps: Siali Piutau on his way to the try-line. (Photo: Getty Images)Plaudits also go to Christian Wade, who was involved in creating tries for Nathan Hughes and Thomas Young, who scored one himself from close range and put in a top-notch try-saving tackle on Charlie Matthews when the Quins wing looked certain to score. Wade isn’t exactly famed for his strong defence, but that tackle was out of the top drawer. Kicking king: Greig Laidlaw (left) helped Scotland to a welcome win. (Photo: Getty Images)Great Scots Greig Laidlaw was the Man of the Match in Scotland’s 36-20 win over Italy in Rome – a result which ended a nine-match losing streak for Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations.Laidlaw kicked five penalties to keep the Italians at arms-length for most of the game, and converted all three tries. He missed from the tee just once, a penalty immediately before half-time.Stuart Hogg also shone for Scotland – as ever – making 99 metres with the ball in hand, beating six defenders in the process and helping to set up the opening try for John Barclay and the last one for Tommy Seymour. Top tackle Alex Cuthbert has not had the happiest time in a Wales shirt in the last couple of years and while he had a quiet game in attack on his return to the team on Friday (making just three carries), he did a vital piece of work in defence, stopping a France try.With a little help from Liam Williams, Cuthbert put in a vital try-saving tackle on Maxime Medard as the full-back looked set to score in the left hand corner. Cuthbert stopped him short, then got his body underneath the Frenchman to prevent any chance of a try. France were 16-3 down at the time, midway through the second half, so a seven-pointer at that stage would have put them right back into the game. Cuthbert earned his match fee right there. Brown in the bad booksIreland scrum-half Conor Murray had to have stitches to a facial wound after Mike Brown caught him with his boot in a ruck ten minutes from the end of the England v Ireland game. Referee Romain Poite and TV ref Shaun Veldsman looked at the replays and decided the contact had been accidental so gave just a penalty, but Brown needs to take more care about where he puts his boot when he is trying to ruck out a ball – especially as he seemed to make contact with Murray’s face twice. The England full-back wasn’t even given at ticking off by Poite, which was odd, considering Murray had to leave the pitch with a bleeding wound.Mixed reviews: Mike Brown scored a fine try but needs to watch his step. (Photo: Inpho)South loses his way England U20 are among the Sinners this week for squandering a 20-6 lead and losing 26-20 to Ireland U20 at Kingston Park on Friday. An extra slap on the wrist goes to Stan South who got himself sent off during the second half for a tip tackle. He grabbed a player’s leg as he stood at the back of the ruck and turned him upside down in a needless and dangerous act of foul play. Ireland kicked the resulting penalty to go from 23-20 up to 26-20 and England were unable to score in the last five minutes to snatch the win. A weak tackle from Saracens full-back Ben Ransom allowed Arscott to score the first of his two tries as Sale built up a 17-0 lead. Then, after Saracens had fought back to 22-17 up, only for three Cipriani penalties to put Sale 26-22 ahead, Sharks full-back Mike Haley flung a high long pass to Sam James, forcing the centre to jump high to collect it, and James threw a silly offload several metres forward, where Chris Wyles swooped on it and put Nick Tompkins through for a try.A young Saracens side actually did very well to fight back from 17-0 down, but Sale should be kicking themselves that they gifted them a couple of interception tries and failed to kick the points which could have brought a memorable win over the league leaders.last_img read more

Wales Six Nations Squad 2021

first_imgCan’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. Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones after the defeat by France (AFP/Getty Images) Wales Six Nations Squad 2021Wales’ dreams of a fifth Six Nations Grand Slam were ended by a 32-30 defeat by France in Paris, but they were still crowned champions six days later.France’s own title hopes were ended after they lost 27-23 to Scotland in the final championship match – Duhan van der Merwe’s late try the match-winner – so Wayne Pivac’s side remained top of the table on 20 points with four wins from five matches.Related: Wales win the 2021 Six Nations Jonathan Davies returns after injury to add a reassuring presence to the Welsh midfield (Athena Pictures)Liam Williams, the self-proclaimed ‘bomb defuser’, produced one of his greatest performances when England last visited in the Six Nations. His selection means sacrificing the goal-kicking of Leigh Halfpenny – who failed an HIA two weeks ago – but Dan Biggar has kicked 428 Test points. He can do the job off the tee.Which leaves Kieran Hardy, Wales’ third different starting scrum-half in as many games. It’s a bold call. Hardy has three caps, replacement Gareth Davies has 59. Both like to inject pace in the game and both will have big roles to play.The pack warrants less discussion but look out for Wyn Jones. No front-rower has ever won Player of the Tournament but the Welsh loosehead has been superb in this championship.Does it look like a winning line-up? Even without the customary crowd advantage, Rugby World believes so. Wales will win by a score and keep the Grand Slam dream alive.Wales team to play Scotland – Saturday 13 FebruaryLeigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, Owen Watkin, Nick Tompkins, Liam Williams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tupuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, James Botham, Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.Wales team to play Ireland – Sunday 7 FebruaryLeigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Johnny Williams, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tupuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Josh Navidi, Gareth Davies, Callum Sheedy, Nick Tompkins.Wales Six Nations Squad 2021Following injuries to Dan Lydiate, Tomos Williams, Johnny Williams and Hallam Amos in the opening fixture against Ireland, Wales called up James Botham, Lloyd Williams and Willis Halaholo.Lydiate has been released from the squad due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Dillon Lewis has also been released from the squad due to a neck injury with Sale prop WillGriff John coming in.Scrum-half Kieran Hardy, who scored a try in the win over England, suffered a hamstring injury in that match so has been released from the squad to continue his rehabilitation at the Scarlets.Rhodri Jones has also been replaced in the squad by Ospreys prop Nicky Smith after picking up a calf injury in training.Forwards(DoB/Club/Position/Test debut/caps)Jake Ball (21 Jun 1991/Scarlets/Lock/2014 v Ireland/50)Adam Beard (7 Jan 1996/Ospreys/Lock/2017 v Samoa/25)James Botham (22 February 1998/Cardiff Blues/Flanker/2020 v Georgia/6)Leon Brown (26 Oct 1996/Dragons/Prop/2017 v Australia/17)Rhys Carre (8 Feb 1998/Cardiff Blues/Prop/2019 v Ireland/12)Elliot Dee (7 Mar 1994/Dragons/Hooker/2017 v Georgia/37)Ryan Elias (7 Jan 1995/Scarlets/Hooker/2017 v Tonga/17)Taulupe Faletau (12 Nov 1990/Bath/No.8/2011 v Barbarians/86 (+4 for Lions))Tomas Francis (27 Apr 1992/Exeter Chiefs/Prop/2015 v Ireland/57)Cory Hill (10 Feb 1992/Cardiff Blues/Lock/2016 v Australia/31)Willgriff John (4 Dec 1992/Sale Sharks/Prop/Uncapped)Alun Wyn Jones (19 Sep 1985/Ospreys/Lock/2006 v Argentina/148 (+9 for Lions))Wyn Jones (26 Feb 1992/Scarlets/Prop/2017 v Tonga/35)Josh Navidi (30 Dec 1990/Cardiff Blues/Flanker/2013 v Japan/28)Ken Owens (3 Jan 1987/Scarlets/Hooker/2011 v Namibia/82 (+2 for Lions))Will Rowlands (19 Sep 1991/Wasps/Lock/2020 v France/7)Nicky Smith (7 Apr 1994/Ospreys/Prop/2014 v Fiji/39)Justin Tipuric (6 Aug 1989/Ospreys/Back-row/2011 v Argentina/85 (+1 for Lions))Aaron Wainwright (25 Sep 1997/Dragons/Back-row/2018 v Argentina/29)BacksJosh Adams (21 Apr 1995/Cardiff Blues/Wing/2018 v Scotland/32)Hallam Amos (24 Sep 1994/Cardiff Blues/Wing/2013 v Tonga/23)Dan Biggar (16 Oct 1989/Northampton Saints/Fly-half/2008 v Canada/92)Gareth Davies (18 Aug 1990/Scarlets/Scrum-half/2014 v South Africa/62)Jonathan Davies (5 Apr 1988/Scarlets/Centre/2009 v Canada/88 (+6 for Lions))Jarrod Evans (25 Jul 1996/Cardiff Blues/Fly-half/2018 v Scotland/6)Willis Halaholo (6 Jul 1990/Cardiff Blues/Centre/2021 v Scotland/4)Leigh Halfpenny (22 Dec 1988/Scarlets/Full-back/2008 v South Africa/95 (+4 for Lions))Kieran Hardy (30 Nov 1995/Scarlets/Scrum-half/2020 v Georgia/4)George North (13 Apr 1992/Ospreys/Wing/2010 v South Africa/102 (+3 for Lions))Louis Rees-Zammit (2 Feb 2001/Gloucester Rugby/2020 v France/9)Callum Sheedy (28 Oct 1995/Bristol Bears/Fly-half/2020 v Ireland/9)Nick Tompkins (16 Feb 1995/Dragons/Centre/2020 v Italy/10)Owen Watkin (12 Oct 1996/Ospreys/Centre/2017 v Australia/26)Johnny Williams (18 Oct 1996/Scarlets/Centre/2020 v Georgia/3)Liam Williams (9 Apr 1991/Scarlets/Full-back or wing/2012 v Barbarians/71 (+3 for Lions))Lloyd Williams (30 Nov 1989/Cardiff Blues/Scrum-half/2011 v Argentina/31)Tomos Williams (1 Jan 1995/Cardiff Blues/Scrum-half/2018 v South Africa/23)Wales Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are GMT)Round 1Sun 7 February, Wales 21-16 Ireland Louis Rees-Zammit produces sensational finishRound 2Sat 13 February, Scotland 24-25 Wales Louis Rees-Zammit stuns the ScotsRound 3Sat 27 February, Wales 40-24 England Wales lift Triple CrownRound 4Sat 13 March, Italy 7-48 Wales Double for Owens as Wales brush Italy asideRound 5Sat 20 March, France 32-30 Wales Late Brice Dulin try denies Wales a Grand Slam LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales denied a Grand Slam by France’s 32-30 win in Paris but they lift the title Wales team to play France – Saturday 20 MarchLiam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, James Botham, Tomos Williams, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTGiven the injuries Wales had at the start of the championship, Wayne Pivac will have been delighted to have a fully fit squad to choose from, writes Sarah Mockford. Adam Beard has been in great form throughout the championship and, having been given the week off for the Italy match, he should return refreshed for this Grand Slam decider in Paris, ready to put those long limbs to use in lineouts and mauls.This could well be their biggest set-piece challenge of the tournament, but if they can get parity this should be a competitive contest, particularly given the dogged mindset of this Wales team. Elsewhere Pivac will be hoping for more of the same – strong in defence (Jonathan Davies and George North will need to keep Virimi Vakatawa in check) and clinical whenever they get opportunities in the French 22.The return of Tomos Williams to the match-day 23 is a boost because if it’s close going into the final quarter, the scrum-half could provide that requisite spark from the bench. Two points (a draw or losing and try bonus points) would guarantee Wales the title – but they’ll be chasing the win to secure a second Grand Slam in three years.Wales team to play Italy – Saturday 13 MarchLiam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Leon Brown, Jake Ball, Aaron Wainwright, Lloyd Williams, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTIf Italy were hoping that Wayne Pivac would rest some of his big guns, that wish has been dashed. And rightly so, because now is no time for Wales to tinker with a Triple Crown-clinching line-up, writes Alan Pearey.Cory Hill for Adam Beard – rested due to a “heavy workload” – is the only unenforced change to the side that put 40 points on England.Pivac has resisted the urge to give Callum Sheedy and Willis Halalolo a start in the back-line, preferring to stick with Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies, 176 caps between them.Controlling influence: stand-off Dan Biggar in action during the round-three win against England (Getty)No 8 Taulupe Faletau, 84 caps under his belt, was not afforded a breather last weekend because of his Bath commitments. Some felt he could be spared a little bit, perhaps brought off the bench late on in Rome when the result was in the bag.It’s easy to see the logic but why take the risk? Faletau is right on top of his game. Wales are two matches from an unlikely Grand Slam. Keep the continuity, don’t give Italy a sniff. To change the side unnecessarily is to encourage assumption.The mind goes back to 2009, when Ireland were going for a Grand Slam that they ultimately achieved. They shuffled their resources for a round-four match in Scotland and almost paid the price. It’s not a gamble worth taking when you are three from three.The only way Wales will fail on Saturday is if they are complacent. Italy usually have one big performance in them in a Six Nations. By picking such a strong XV, Pivac has ensured that whatever the Azzurri bring to the table, it will not be enough to derail Wales’ bid for a remarkable clean sweep.Unswayed: Wayne Pivac has stuck with the men that have put Wales top of the table (Athena Pictures)Wales team to play England – Saturday 27 FebruaryLiam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Kieran Hardy; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, James Botham, Gareth Davies, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTThe big calls are in the back-line, writes Alan Pearey. Not long ago Wales looked worryingly short of options in midfield. Now a centre threequarter lurks around every corner.Pivac has chosen to ignore the merits of Nick Tompkins and Owen Watkin, starters at Murrayfield a fortnight ago, as well as Johnny Williams, who wore 12 against Ireland. Willis Halalolo, who impressed after coming on early against the Scots, is again on the bench.In selecting George North and Jonathan Davies, he has banked on experience – oodles of it. North was always likely to get the 13 shirt and the chance to finally bring up his caps ton for Wales after his recent eye and foot injuries.Davies, Man of the Series on the 2017 Lions tour, is a Rolls-Royce of a player. He is not long recovered from an ankle injury but offers defensive expertise and untold wisdom. He is no longer a man for slashing breaks but still a man to facilitate them for others.last_img read more

Occupy Faith members announce a new pilgrimage to Canterbury

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC the rev. Meg Whitaker-Greene says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Faith & Politics, 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Ecumenical News International, London] A group of faith leaders announced on May 8 in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral that a new pilgrimage to Canterbury is planned for this summer to protest unjust economic systems in the 21st century.The group, called Occupy Faith, met at St. Paul’s with the permission of cathedral authorities, in contrast to last year’s four-month clash between clergy and protestors outside the cathedral. The 62-mile Occupy Faith Pilgrimage will start at St. Paul’s on June 7 and end on June 20 at Canterbury Cathedral, site of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s 1170 assassination and a pilgrimage site ever since.Members of the Anglican, Catholic, United Reform, Quaker and Methodist churches will be walking alongside members of the Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist faiths. Pilgrims will stay in churches or camp on open land, Occupy Faith said.The Rev. Paul Nicholson, chair of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, an ecumenical charity campaigning against poverty in the U.K., said: “Any Colombian drug baron can put laundered money into London property while Londoners are squeezed out of their homes into uncertainty, debt and who knows where. We want that to stop.”Varinder Singh from the Sikh Turban Campaign, commented: “People of faith have always played a vital part in bringing social change – whether it was campaigning to end slavery or apartheid – or helping the poor and the sick. We believe that faith groups are a progressive force for change and are instrumental in highlighting the economic and social inequalities that exist today. We hope that all communities will support this initiative.”The Rev. Kevin Snyman from the United Reformed Church in Wales said he felt there was also a strong spiritual dimension in the pilgrimage. “We are at a very exciting stage in history. I believe we are in a spiritual battle at the moment … Politicians come to power with good intentions but they cave in. What we are doing here is shining the light of prayer on the injustices taking place in the world.” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest May 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm I am glad to receive this news of the pilgrimage. I wonder how it is that Unitarians in England are not mentioned in the article. Surely, Unitarians who have been in the forefront in the history of the United Kingdom of civil rights , economic rights and the formation of public libraries belong on this list of religious pilgrims. Thank you for your work and your consideration. This pilgrimage is one which I would consider doing with the others although I am a Unitarian Universalist minister in the United States. I once had the privilege of serving Chowbent Chapel in Atherton, England, during a period when the congregation’s permanent minister was on sabbatical for six months. I deeply admire the spiritual nature of your pilgrimage.thank you,the rev. 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Costa Rican church takes step toward welcoming LGBTQ community

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] In its first step toward welcoming the LGBTQ community, the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica March 4 partnered with other religious and human rights organizations to sponsor a forum on faith, the Bible, sexual orientation and gender identity.The Episcopal Church of Costa Rica joined the Lutheran Church of Costa Rica, the U.S.-based Human Rights Campaign, and two local groups – the Diversity Movement and the Student Federation of the University of Costa Rica – for the event at the University of Costa Rica that included a screening of “Before God, We Are All Family,” a short film produced by HRC, followed by a panel discussion.Costa Rica Bishop Héctor Monterroso, in an e-mail to ENS regarding the church’s participation in the event, said that openness is part of the identity of the Episcopal Church, and that includes supporting initiatives that respect human rights, efforts toward equality and accompanying people of faith in their struggle.“In Costa Rica many people are talking about and campaigning in favor of human rights, particularly regarding the LGBT community,” he said. “At the same time, [the] country’s churches also are talking about LGBT rights, some positively and some not so positively.”Richard Weinberg, who helped to organize the event, is on leave from his job as director of communications at Washington National Cathedral and has spent the last two months as a volunteer missionary serving the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica.“The help of Richard and his own testimony coincided with an important moment in Costa Rican society and in the Episcopal Church,” said Monterroso, adding that Lent offers an appropriate time for the church to “reflect, listen and learn.”The church’s participation in the forum marked its first public effort toward the full inclusion of LGBT people.“The first step is to promote dialogue, learn, listen and declare what we always have said. We want to heal the wounds that many LGBT people have with religion. We should understand that they are God’s creation and God does not err. We must accept them as God created them,” said Monterroso in a press release announcing the event.The film “Before God, We Are All Family,” details the lives of five Latino religious families who have lived with the pain of the church’s repressive teachings on sexuality and gender identity. Filmed in the United States and Puerto Rico, the film explores the experiences of LGBT people of profound faith who say they have no place in their churches of origin, and their parents and families who at times have felt they’ve had to choose between their religion and their loved ones.“I believe that this forum, this space for dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the LGBT community, will help us discover how we can work together and how both communities can contribute to the building of the reign of God,” said Monterroso, in the e-mail. “What I would like to see clearly is that the members of the Episcopal Church eliminate all forms of discrimination toward LGBT people and whatever other kind of discrimination.”As an American serving as a volunteer missionary in Costa Rica, Weinberg has remained conscious of his outsider status, but through cross-cultural exchanges, friendships and social media, he became acquainted with the local activist scene.And although he didn’t arrive in Costa Rica with an agenda toward advancing LGBT rights, as he and Monterroso became better acquainted the issue surfaced naturally, he said. (Weinberg shared his experience in a first-person piece published by the Huffington Post.)Washington National Cathedral and the Very Rev. Gary Hall, its dean, have long been involved in the struggle for LGBTQ full inclusion, both in the church and society. Weinberg co-chairs the cathedral’s LGBT ministry group.“Bishop Héctor knew about my work, but wasn’t sure if I was interested in getting involved,” said Weinberg, adding also that he was curious about the bishop’s and the church’s position, especially since the Anglican-Episcopal Church of El Salvador, a church in a country less developed than Costa Rica, has embraced the LGBT community.Across Central and Latin America, LGBT people continue to suffer discrimination and violence, often with impunity.  And despite the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity violates international law, legal protections vary widely across the region.The Anglican-Episcopal Church of El Salvador is the only Episcopal church in the region to have an official LGBT ministry, which it started in 2009. The Episcopal Church is present in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador, and all have formed a covenant with the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.The hope in Costa Rica, said Weinberg, is that those in the local LGBT community who might feel called may step forward and the leaders might emerge.“We’re planting a seed and hope that something grows,” said Weinberg. — Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.  Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Human Sexuality, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Costa Rican church takes step toward welcoming LGBTQ community Episcopal diocese co-sponsors film, human rights panel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Latin America, By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 5, 2014 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Province IX Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags 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 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC 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 Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 11, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Las autoridades de Israel han cerrado el acceso a lugares de devoción para los cristianos como el Santo Sepulcro diciendo que es para mantener el orden y solemnidad de la Semana Santa pero grupos cristianos han interpretado la acción como un ataque a la libertad religiosa. El lugar del Santo Sepulcro se encuentra bajo el control de la antigua ciudadela y desde 1967 está en manos de Israel después de la guerra de los “Seis Días”.El periódico francés “Le Monde” conocido por su línea liberal y pro revolucionaria, dijo recientemente en su editorial: “Los venezolanos llevan una lucha continua contra el despilfarro, la  corrupción y el autoritarismo político. Es un cóctel socio-nacionalista inspirado en el ejemplo cubano y el anti-imperialismo militante que saca sus fuerzas de un viejo fondo revolucionario latinoamericano. Es la herencia de un caudillo militar”.Acaba de aparecer el libro “Chavistas en el imperio: secretos, tácticas y escándalos”  escrito por el periodista venezolano Casto Ocando que revela las inversiones secretas en los Estados Unidos y los negocios que han operado desde la llegada de Hugo Chávez al poder. El libro expone la doble cara del chavismo: por una parte una enemistad feroz contra el país del norte y  por otra las grandes inversiones secretas como empresas y edificios de lujo en el mismo. En una extensa lista el libro revela los nombres de los ministros, militares, parlamentarios y banqueros que están bajo investigación por el gobierno federal de Estados Unidos. El libro también revela los dineros del petróleo que han sido empleados para sobornar en el país y el extranjero.Recientemente  hubo una reunión en Caracas con el fin de encontrar puntos comunes para la paz. La oposición pide la libertad de todos los presos políticos, el desarme de los grupos armados patrocinados por el gobierno, la libertad de prensa y reunión,  la destitución de funcionarios chavistas en la Asamblea Nacional, el Ejército, la Corte Suprema y otras instancias como la dirección de Ministerio del Tesoro. Estos puntos serán remitidos al ejecutivo mediante un delegado imparcial. Desde ya se cree que el gobierno rechazará discutir esos puntos. También se aceptó con beneplácito la medición del Vaticano.A pesar de que las leyes brasileñas permiten que las iglesias no paguen impuestos  debido a su labor social hay iglesias evangélicas “que además de intentar llevar creyentes al paraíso celestial, también operan acciones para llevar dólares a paraísos fiscales”. Por esa razón,  Ministerios Públicos investigan a  templos que pudieran ser usados para lavado de dinero, ocultamiento de patrimonios y evasión fiscal.Bob Coy, joven pastor que dirigió la segunda iglesia evangélica más numerosa del Estado de la Florida desde 1985, ha renunciado. La iglesia llamada “Capilla del Calvario” tiene 20,000 miembros y está situada en Fort Lauderdale, una ciudad cercana a Miami.  Coy dijo que renunciaba por razón de “dos fallas morales” que había cometido pero no dijo cuáles eran.David White, que fue profesor del Seminario Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas, Cuba,  falleció el 1 de abril en su hogar de Nashville, Tennessee, a la edad de 92 años. Por varios años enseñó ética y otras materias en Matanzas. Hizo su tesis doctoral sobre el pensamiento de José Ortega y Gasset (intelectual español, 1883-1955). Sus alumnos lo respetaban por su carácter sobrio y sus conocimientos de varias materias teológicas. Al principio de la revolución en 1960 junto con otros misioneros norteamericanos en Cuba, escribió una carta al Presidente de Estados Unidos afirmando que la revolución era un “genuino movimiento nacionalista” sin conexión con las ideas socialistas de la época. Posteriormente cambió su posición al ver lo que pasaba en Cuba.Bargeeta Almby, misionera evangélica sueca de 72 años fue víctima de un asalto a mano armada en Punjab, India, donde ha trabajado por 38 años. No perdió la vida pero está en estado crítico en un hospital local. Frans Van der Lugt, sacerdote jesuita holandés de 72 años fue asesinado en Siria por dos desconocidos.  Hace cuatro años se le ofreció salir del país pero rehusó diciendo “necesito estar con mi pueblo”. El sacerdote Juan Francisco Blandón, párroco de la Iglesia Concepción de María del Municipio de Wiwili, a 300 kilómetros al norte de Managua, Nicaragua, fue muerto tratando de mediar en una disputa matrimonial. Desde principios de año 24 mujeres han perdido la vida a manos de sus esposos o compañeros de vida.PANCARTA. En una de las tantas manifestaciones de Caracas se podía leer la siguiente pancarta: “Fascista no es el pueblo que desconoce a su gobierno. Fascista es el gobierno que desconoce a su pueblo”. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rapidísimas Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 last_img read more

Anglican Communion Standing Committee bulletin – Days 2 to 4

first_img Posted Dec 2, 2014 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Anglican Communion Standing Committee bulletin – Days 2 to 4 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Standing Committee met in London from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The following is a bulletin issued for days 2 to 4 of the meeting. The bulletin for day 1 is available here.Bible in the Life of the Church projectStephen Lyon began the day by sharing with the Standing Committee that the Bible in the Life of the Church’s project stage will come to an end in 2016. He hoped the project would leave the Anglican Communion a legacy of “a toolkit to do the Bible better.”“As Anglicans and Episcopalians we’ve no doubt that the Bible has a central part of our life,” he said, “but whether people coming to our churches would know that is another thing.”In answer to the question: “How do we make [the toolkit] equally well produced and easily accessible?” Lyon is proposing four resources:• A booklet showing where all the resources can be found;• A book containing different pathways for deeper engagement with scripture;• A longer book outlining the resources and providing links/a memory stick where people can access information sheets and other resources; and• A transcript of email conversation on the Bible from leading thinkers around the Anglican Communion.“What we’ve been trying to do is resource those whose ministry is one of preaching and teaching,” said Lyon. “To try and offer to them resources that enable them to encourage those within our congregations into a deeper engagement with Scripture.”Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi shared his concern that such material might not consider the needs of Anglicans in the majority world. Lyon said he had tried to do that, but admitted more could be done in this regard. He appealed for more input from non-western provinces.ACC-16Lyon then shared the preliminary plans for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Anglican Communion’s main policy-making body, which is scheduled to meet in 2016. He stressed that there had been some thinking around how to ensure every participant, regardless of their background, had a common understanding of what the Anglican Consultative Council meeting is and is for.This prompted a discussion among the Standing Committee about the future of the Instruments of Communion (the ACC, the Lambeth Conference of bishops, and the Primates Meeting) in relation to other Anglican Communion gatherings that might be more relational, conversational and perhaps missional in nature.Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori mentioned that at a recent meeting between the Episcopal Church and several senior bishops from across Africa [read more], there had been “significant energy” behind the idea of an Anglican ‘gathering’ of some kind, above and beyond the Instruments of Communion.Ntahoturi said, “The Toronto Congress created the language of mutual responsibility and interdependence. Now there’s a feeling that again we need that [another chance to meet in this kind of way]. A wider gathering of Christians — Anglicans and Episcopalians, lay and ordained — coming together to see and discuss and share and build relationships.“The Instruments of Communion, they have a 10-year schedule or three-year schedule. In the present world of instant communications, that’s becoming a long time. What happens between those meetings? If communion is really communion then we want something new [over and above the Instruments].”ACC Chair Bishop James Tengatenga said that it might be that ACC-16 could be a Kairos moment for the Anglican Communion for going forward in this regard. “The idea of a ‘gathering’ has been hanging over our head for a long time. Each generation has been crying for one and we’ve never quite birthed it.”Knowledge and Information ManagementInformation and Knowledge Manager Stephanie Taylor shared with the Standing Committee her plans for an area of work that is very new for the Anglican Communion Office.She explained that effective knowledge and information management had not only a theological mandate, but also one from the Instruments themselves.“Right from its very inception, information and communication has been at the heart of the mandate of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The functions of the ACC as outlined in resolution 69 of the 1968 Lambeth Conference instruct the mandate to share information; to advise; to develop; to encourage; to help in the dissemination of information; to keep in review; to promote enquiry and research. Information and knowledge are at the very heart of these functions. They are the foundation and building blocks.”Taylor said her vision was: “To harness the power of the Communion’s information and knowledge, to serve the Communion and work together to the Glory of God.” Key objectives included:Harnessing and exploiting the ACO’s knowledge and informationFostering a culture of information and knowledge sharing;Introducing and establishing best practice information management, records management, and knowledge manage policies, processes, procedures, tools and techniques;Improving the quality of the data on the Anglican Communion Office’s database, working in partnership with Provincial Secretaries, and promoting its use among ACO colleagues; andBuilding relationships with professionals in similar and related professional disciplines particularly those working for Christian organizations.She explained that the ACO had not previously had “a resourced, professionally qualified information professional dedicated to the guardianship and stewardship of its information and knowledge.” Therefore, in her first year, she is looking to draw up and implement some basic policies, processes, and procedures to ensure effective records management. Taylor will also focus on the ACO’s archives to ensure their preservation, and work with office staff members to embed knowledge management practices and techniques which, she said, will have enormous potential to facilitate their work.The Standing Committee then went into closed session.___________________2014 Standing Committee Meeting 2 – Day 3Unity, Faith and OrderDirector for Unity, Faith and Order the Rev. Alyson Barnett-Cowan said in her report on the work of Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO) that she is, among other things, currently mapping how the churches make decisions. “What power do the Primates have? What power does the General Synod have?” said Barnett-Cowan. “Not every province makes decisions in the same way.” She explained the purpose was to produce a resource to help provinces better understand why member churches made decisions in the way they did.Barnett-Cowan told the Standing Committee that IASCUFO was waiting for to hear from all provinces about their decisions regarding the Anglican Communion Covenant. She expected the Covenant to be an agenda item at ACC-16 in Lusaka, Zambia in 2016.She went on to explain that IASCUFO’s Ecumenical Working Group was considering questions from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and the Church of Ceylon regarding the recognition of ministries of non-Anglican Churches. She added that themes adopted by the Lutheran World Federation for marking the commemoration of 1517 — the start of the Protestant reformation — will be recommended for study by Anglicans. These include: Salvation not for sale; Human beings not for sale; Creation not for sale.The Anglican Orthodox dialogue working group has been preparing a draft document on theological anthropology – what it means to be human theologically. This will be reviewed by IASCUFO alongside its own work on the subject.The Standing Committee then went into closed session.____________2014 Standing Committee Meeting 2 – Day 4The Standing Committee met in closed sessions today. Following the end of the meeting, Chair Tengatenga said the committee expected a job description for the secretary general of the Anglican Communion to be issued in the next few weeks. Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

Bruce Neswick named canon for cathedral music at Trinity, Portland

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He also holds the fellowship degree from the Royal School of Church Music, for which he has conducted several courses for boy and girl choristers.Neswick has more than 30 years of experience directing music and liturgy at some of the great American cathedrals, including St. John the Divine in New York City, St. Philip’s Episcopal Cathedral in Atlanta, and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Before coming to Trinity, he served as professor of music in organ and sacred music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.A sought-after recitalist, Neswick has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has been a featured performer at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.“I am very honored to be invited by Nathan to continue here at Trinity, serving this vital, friendly, engaged community and working with the friendliest and most mutually supportive staff one could imagine,” said Neswick. “I love Trinity and Portland and look forward to entering even more fully into the life of this beautiful community.” Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more