Month: June 2021

Scarlets team to play derby rivals Blues

first_imgNORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 01: Regan King of Scarlets pictured during the EDF Energy Cup match between Northampton Saints and Scarlets at Frankllin’s Gardens on November 1, 2008 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Regan King bids a fond farewellThe Scarlets entertain their derby rivals from the Capital on Friday night for an exciting finale to the Magners League before teams secure their places in the semi-final top four play-off zone.The hosts’ last home fixture of the season at Parc Y Scarlets (Friday 6th May, kick off 7.05pm) is expected to attract a five-figure crowd as the nail-biting finish to the league concludes with the Scarlets, Blues and Ospreys all still able to secure a play-off place. This will be the first time all the final sixth round matches are played at the same time.Having kicked off strongly in the league, the Scarlets spent 12 consecutive weeks in the play-off zone. The now 6th placed Scarlets are reliant on other fixtures going their way but will want to finish on a high after a strong performance away in Glasgow with five tries, a bonus point win and qualification for Europe as one of the top placed three Welsh regions.Head Coach Nigel Davies said: “All we are focusing on is the win; mathematically we still have a chance to go through but that’s not in our control. The key is we want to finish our season on the right note and with the right momentum. Our last result in Glasgow showed the progression we’ve made, there was a lot of pressure on us to get that win and we controlled the game well in the second half and played with composure.“As we’ve said all season, we’ll be focusing on our own performance – all we can do is win and we want that as much if not more than the Blues. The players will be 100% focused and we want to put right our last performance here at Parc y Scarlets against Munster in front of our home crowd.“It’s going to be a big ask against a physical Blues side full of internationals and they will be bitter after their loss to the Dragons. They’re in the driving seat in that if they win they will qualify so it’s going to be a big local derby game with both teams wanting to finish on a high.” Wales and Scarlets outside half Stephen Jones takes the helm again in the pivotal role at 10, with Morgan Stoddart at full-back, George North and Scotland international Sean Lamont on the wings, Regan King and Scott Williams in centre partnership and Tavis Knoyle starting at scrum-half.Supporters will bid a fond farewell at Parc y Scarlets to Kiwi magician Regan King after six years in a Scarlets shirt.Scarlets starting XV:Morgan StoddartGeorge NorthRegan KingScott WilliamsSean LamontStephen JonesTavis KnoyleLestyn ThomasMatthew Rees (capt)Rhys ThomasLou ReedDominic DayRob McCuskerJohnathan EdwardsBen Morgan Replacements:Emyr PhillipsPhil JohnPeter EdwardsDavid LyonsRichie PughMartin RobertsRhys PriestlandLee Williams. Injured players not available for selection are:Gareth Maule (shoulder strain), Josh Turnbull (toe), Aaron Shingler (shoulder) and Jon Davies (dead leg)last_img read more

Rugby Book Review – Rugby World Cup 2011 Official Guide

first_imgNot the “perfect preview” as the blurb has it, but not a bad one. Each team focus features a star player and coach profile, five players to watch, form since France 2007 and, of course, an overview. As hosts and favourites, New Zealand get a fuller treatment and best of all the add-ons is a far-reaching facts & stats section.RW RATING 3/5 BUY IT AT:  amazon.co.ukCarlton            £12.99 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

Why the England U16 team should be scrapped – Stephen Jones

first_imgIt’s amazing how often the new trends and the latest quasi-science get everyone so excited. When you listen to the really great men of preparation culture, such as Dave Reddin, you find that there is nothing new under the sun, only sympathy and clarity and focus. And charlatans trying to persuade you otherwise.Danny Care is one of only seven current England Elite players who was capped at U16 levelThe School of Rugby philosophies are all set out and they terrify me. The lads are told at the outset that “some may play Internationals, some may become professional players”. The arrogance of people in assuming that you can spot that level of talent at 13 or even 19 is shocking. So is the lack of realisation that you can spot a true professional player or potential international only when he has played two long, hard seasons at one of the 12 top-flight English pro clubs – that’s where true development takes place. Much later in life.One other frightening element in the School of Rugby system is this: “SoR players may not be selected for the county team during the early years as part of the SoR selection is to identify talented athletes. These athletes may not be the most aware rugby player at U14s, but at U16s may have developed sufficiently to be considered.”And the translation? Only the big lads will be chosen, and they will be trained in a void to get bigger and fitter, but while doing so their ability to actually play rugby, to make decisions on a field, will be in reverse.It just makes you sick, frankly. It’s like taking the puppies away in Animal Farm, and restoring them years later as snarling, unthinking, dullard beasts. English rugby has a surfeit of massive, sweated specimens. One thing it does lack, and under the School of Rugby rubbish always will, is rugby brains, decision-makers. You doubt me? Have you watched the full England team play in the past seven years? And if you are a youngster in one of those Schools, don’t you and your mum and dad realise that you’re being factory farmed? Would you not like to simply go and play games?So, what should happen? Dissolve immediately the England U16 team and make the identifying of 12- to 15-year-old talent an offence against the spirit of rugby. Put school rugby as the priority, because trained educators will always be better than well-meaning parents who think they are coaches because they go to seminars and have badges.Outside school rugby terms, devote all the energies to club rugby. Banish the Schools of Rugby today (not tomorrow), hold back county rugby until the end of the season. Stay in the present. Let rugby teams thrive, celebrate the friendships.In time, the professional clubs will make their choices (from a pool of 19-year-olds, not 12-year-olds) and those who are good enough to become one of the 300-odd full-time English professionals can aim to reach their peak at the age of 25, say. Not earlier, where so many young men have been wrecked.If I’m being harsh, tough. Young people are more important than old sensibilities, and rugby is not yet Orwellian. It is, however, getting close.This article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS DUBLIN, IRELAND – MARCH 19: Scrumhalf Danny Care of England looks to pass the ball during the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Danny Care Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit England U16 enjoy their share of success, but does the need to fill 15 white jerseys come at too high a price?Today we can reveal the identity of the most dangerous rugby team in England, a team so disruptive to rugby in the rest of the country, and such a malign influence on young players everywhere, that they really should be banned. Today, we lay bare the malevolence of the England U16s.It’s important to say that this is no reflection on the members of the current team, who comfortably beat Italy and Wales in April, and it’s no personal reflection on their coaches, even though they are definitely tainted by association. But merely because this team exists, I would say that in the last five years alone, thousands of youngsters have either given up rugby entirely, or lost faith in their rugby ability or themselves.The operation of the England U16s throws the whole of the rest of English rugby at U13-U16 levels completely out of kilter. It is bogus, dangerous, wasteful elitism – and I know my severe reservations about age-group rugby in England are shared widely inside the Rugby Football Union, and the reservations are growing.What do I know about it? Regular Rugby World readers will know I’ve been coaching and selecting at these age groups for 12 years and more. It was only a few months ago in this column that I passed on some of the fruits of all those years of experience and set out a blueprint of how to run a mini-junior rugby section. We had a powerful response, chiefly from people who agreed, and it was absolutely amazing how few people referred to in the article as problems, even if not under their own names, actually recognised themselves.Back to England U16. The whole of rugby in the age groups I mention is now set in thrall and subverted to find players for this side. Thousands of players, hundreds of club teams, are not able to live their rugby lives because of the need to fill a mere 15 white jerseys. Club rugby at the junior level is enslaved by it. And before I go on to explain how this happens, it must be said that the choice of this elite is often palpably wrong. Selections are made by people with no qualifications to make them, and as players develop and decline at rapidly different rates, you often find that by the time they get to the U16s the so-called elite may well be useless. I can give you scores of examples of players sucked up into ‘the system’ at the age of 12 or just after, evoking dreams of glory in the hearts of their parents and themselves, who by the time they reach the age of 16 have long ago retired into disillusionment.What happens is that English rugby is desperate to take away from the mainstream of the game a tiny elite which, for goodness sake, they start searching for at the age of 12. That really should be against the law of the land. Chiefly, the elite are dragged away into that void called county rugby. At its best, and in the grand old days where things worked so much better, county rugby for lads in their mid-teens took place on spring evenings, when all their club and school rugby was done. They would have the honour of playing for their counties in perhaps three or four games and a divisional final. They could knot their county ties around their necks and have a happy summer.England No 8 Nick Easter didn’t play age-grade rugby for his countryThese days, county rugby kills the poor lads. There are endless county sessions just at those very stages in the season when the rugby clubs are trying to put together their teams at all the age-group levels – trying to fashion sides that will give 20 people and sometimes far more the sheer joy of playing a team sport; something which will bring the lads together, entice their parents to the rugby club, win or lose a few games, take part in tours far and wide, and generally, become part forever of rugby’s legendary spirit.But now the lads are taken away to county training throughout the season, not just at the end of it. My local club’s U14 team lost its county players six times in ten weeks before Christmas. Shame on you, Berkshire. I’m sure it happens all over the nation, too.There are obvious flaws in this. Club teams rarely train as a team, the teamwork is shattered and, much more to the point, matches are often called off and players left idle because the elite have been creamed off – and, with the greatest respect, it must be said again that the elite is identified too often by people without the necessary expertise.And as the boys get older, the imperatives become more damaging. Players who are perfectly happy in their positions are told to change because someone has decided that in two years they will be better suited to another position.The urgency becomes ever more ludicrous, because now towards the end of a season you find county calls for players who may wish to be eligible for the county team in the next season. No one, apparently, will ever allow players of note to stay and play with their friends and enjoy themselves. They are condemned to a life of inflated expectations which, for 99 out of every 100, will be dashed.The categories of player for whom I feel most sorry are those with either the greatest expectations or no expectations at all. In my local U17 team, as I recall, neither of our two real class and promising lads has ever played for the county. On the other hand, our lad who has played for most representative teams, been dragged around for endless sessions in counties and academies and the like, is now stationed miserably out on the wing, shunting himself between positions, and probably on the verge of chucking the whole thing in. You want 50 more examples in my little area? Well, I can provide them. The depth of the disillusionment is scary.And it gets worse. The RFU and the England counties have formulated a shocking concept called Schools of Rugby. The players allowed into these schools are an even smaller elite, often just a handful of lads per county. They are force-fed the latest trendy nonsense about training and weights and nutrition, and persuaded the fast track that they are on is anything but bogus. This elite is again taken away criminally early, often from the age of 12, taken away from the team and the team sport which they thought they were joining.last_img read more

Conditioning combo 6: Prowler push, sled drag & skipping

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THIS IS the sixth and final instalment of this season’s conditioning combos series 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. This one involves the prowler push, sled drag and skipping. Watch this video to see how it’s all done…last_img read more

World Cup 2019: A tour around Kyoto

first_imgWhy you should visit Japan’s cultural capital during the next World Cup Flying the flag: Japan fans enjoy the action at the 2015 World Cup. Photo: Getty Images This temple is close to the Hyatt Regency so if you’re visiting around lunchtime or at the end of the day, try the hotel’s Touzan restaurant, which offers an extensive Japanese menu.It’s not all temples and shrines in Kyoto, though. Stroll through Nishiki Market to sample local foods or a drop of sake. The art on display by Ito Jakuchu adds to the experience while we’d also recommend trying nama yatsuhashi. It’s a triangle of soft dough filled with a sweet bean paste and there are flavours ranging from green tea to mango, chocolate to apple. They’re delicious!Another top attraction is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Now this is on the outskirts of the city so can take a while to get there – but the trip is worth it. The path is flanked by tall bamboo trees and is a total escape from the bustle of the streets.So if you’re planning a trip to RWC 2019, try to fit a visit to Kyoto into your itinerary. The observant among you will notice that Kyoto is an anagram of Tokyo. That’s because they both translate to ‘capital city’. While Tokyo is the current capital of Japan, Kyoto is the country’s cultural and historical centre – although you can travel there in the most modern way!The bullet train – Shinkansen – takes less than three hours to transport you between the two cities and while there are no matches taking place in Kyoto during the next World Cup, it should be on most tourists’ must-see lists. It’s the symbolism and tradition of the city that has seen Kyoto chosen to host the pool draw for Japan 2019 next May – and there is certainly plenty to explore.Fast lane: The bullet train is a great way to travel in Japan. Photo: Getty ImagesThere are thousands of temples and shrines in Kyoto, many tucked away amidst the more modern, urban buildings, and here are a few highlights from Rugby World’s visit to the city.The Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, is arguably the most famous temple in Japan. The building itself was built in 1955 after the original 15th century structure burnt down in 1950, but it’s an exact replica. It’s a beautiful sight, with the gold façade reflecting in the pond, while the surrounding gardens are also well worth a look around.Kiyomizu-dera is another of the country’s most famous temples and it’s incredible to think that there are no nails used in the building, particularly when looking at the veranda on the hillside. You can take in stunning views of the city while there is also a three-channel waterfall where visitors can make wishes. The walk up to the temple is also interesting because of all the ceramic and gift shops en route.Impressive: The Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto. Photo: Getty ImagesSanjusangendo Temple houses 1,001 golden statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, in Japan’s longest wooden structure. The centrepiece is a huge wooden stature of Kannon and either side there are 500 Kannon statues, around human size. It’s quite a sight to behold. TAGS: Japan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World travelled with InsideJapan Tours and stayed at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_img Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch the Champions Cup match online from anywhereThis all-French Champions Cup quarter-final should make for perfect Saturday evening viewing, with both teams packed with internationals.Racing go into this match full of confidence as they sit atop the Top 14 after winning their first two matches, against Lyon and Montpellier, while Clermont have had their confidence dented by a surprise defeat at Bayonne last weekend.Clermont have won 35 of their last 37 home games in the Heineken Champions Cup, but Racing were the last team to beat them in the competition at the Stade Marcel-Michelin – triumphing 28-17 at this stage in 2018.Look out for Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima, one of the stars of last year’s full-back who starts at full-back for Clermont, while Finn Russell will be looking to dictate matters for Racing.Clermont Auvergne: Kotaro Matsushima; Damian Penaud, Apisai Naqalevu, Wesley Fofana, Bastien Pourailly; Camille Lopez, Morgan Parra (captain); Etienne Falgoux, Etienne Fourcade, Rabah Slimani, Sitaleki Timani, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Arthur Iturria, Judicaël Cancoriet, Fritz Lee.Replacements: Adrien Pélissié, Peni Ravai, Cristian Ojovan, Paul Jedrasiak, Alexandre Lapandry, Sébastien Bézy, Cheik Tiberghien, Peter Betham.Racing 92: Simon Zebo; Louis Dupichot, Virimi Vakatawa, Olivier Klemenczak, Juan Imhoff; Finn Russell, Teddy Iribaren (captain); Eddy Ben Arous, Camille Chat, Georges Henri Colombe, Bernard Le Roux, Dominic Bird, Wenceslas Lauret, Fabien Sanconnie, Antonie Claassen.Replacements: Teddy Baubigny, Hassane Kolingar, Ali Oz, Donnacha Ryan, Baptiste Chouzenoux, Maxime Machenaud, Antoine Gibert, Francois Trinh-Duc. Here we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Clermont v Racing wherever you are.How to watch Clermont v Racing from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Champions Cup coverage, like Clermont v Racing, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Champions Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  High stakes: A lineout during the 2018 quarter-final meeting between Clermont and Racing (Getty Images) Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from New ZealandSpark Sport, the live and on-demand streaming service, has the rights to show Clermont v Racing in New Zealand. It kicks off at 4.45am on Sunday morning – set those alarms!It costs $24.99 for a monthly subscription and you can also sign up for a seven-day FREE trial.Spark Sport details This all-French affair is perfect Saturday evening viewing Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Champions Cup in South Africa and you can watch Clermont v Racing at 6.45pm on the SuperSport Rugby channel.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Clermont v Racing in Japan (kick-off 1.45am). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN herecenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandClermont v Racing, which kicks off at 5.45pm, will be shown live on BT Sport 3 from 5.15pm in the UK and Ireland. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Clermont v Racing takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above. Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from elsewhereEPCR have launched an OTT service, epcrugby.tv, so you can stream live Champions Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra and Sub-Saharan Africa).It’s €2.99 to watch a single Champions Cup match or you can buy a season pass to watch all of the remaining games of the 2019-20 campaign for €11.99. Or if you want to watch both the Champions and Challenge Cups, it’s €17.99 for a season pass for the rest of 2019-20.Find out epcrugby.tv here Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from FranceTo watch Clermont v Racing (kick-off 6.45pm) in France, beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the main rights holders. It costs €15 a month to access the coverage or if you commit to six months you get a discount of €12 a month.beIN Sports offersLive coverage of Clermont v Racing is also available on free-to-air France Télévisions.Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Clermont v Racing (kick-off 6.45pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Champions Cup matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Clermont v Racing will kick off at 12.45pm EST and 9.45am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from CanadaFor those in Canada, the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN shows the Champions Cup and you can watch Clermont v Racing at 9.45am on the West Coast.Clermont v Racing live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, a subscription to digital rugby network RugbyPass allows you to watch Clermont v Racing, albeit that it’s a late night on Saturday/early start on Sunday with a 2.45am kick-off (AEST). Subscriptions start from US$4.99 a month.RugbyPass Champions Cup coverage Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Canada’s ACC delegates express hope for Christian community

first_imgCanada’s ACC delegates express hope for Christian community An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Anglican Consultative Council Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC By Marites N. SisonPosted Oct 26, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events [Anglican Journal] Dean Peter Elliott of the Diocese of New Westminster has expressed the hope that the upcoming meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) will be a time for member churches of the Anglican Communion to experience “a rich experience of Christian community” and to celebrate what unites them.Elliott, along with Bishop Sue Moxley (Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), and Suzanne Lawson (Diocese of Toronto), is representing the Anglican Church of Canada at the meeting, scheduled Oct. 27 to Nov. 7 in Auckland, New Zealand.“For many years, the life of the communion has been focused on what draws us apart, said Elliott in an e-mail interview. “I hope that this council can celebrate the gospel that brings us together and the mission that draws us into God’s work.”The ACC, which meets every three or four years in different parts of the world, gathers lay and ordained representatives of 38 member churches of the 80-million strong Anglican Communion. According to its mission statement, the ACC’s role is “to facilitate the cooperative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, to exchange information and to help coordinate common action.”The ACC is expected to discuss issues ranging from the status of the proposed Anglican Covenant, to inter-faith relations, mission and evangelism, gender-based violence, the environment and social justice.“I don’t expect there to be hugely contentious issues to address, but ones that will demand that we all listen to each other deeply and respond in Christian love to varying perspectives,” said Lawson in an e-mail interview.The Canadian members are expected to follow up on a proposal made by the Canadian church in 2007 to add peace, conflict transformation and reconciliation to the current five Marks of Mission.“We will be watching to see where that goes and speaking to it fervently,” said Lawson.Elliott has also been asked to facilitate a session on looking at Anglican-Lutheran relations. “It will be interesting to see how full communion is being lived into in other parts of the world,” he said.Moxley said she is looking forward to reuniting with members from previous gatherings, meeting new people and “finding out about life in their part of God’s kingdom.” Social gatherings will give members time to learn about churches around the world, and a members will visit local parishes of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.Lawson said she’s eager to learn more about the church in New Zealand.  “I have always thought that it is the church that we in Canada can learn the most from.”Elliott noted that it would be the ACC’s last meeting with the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who is retiring at the end of the year. “I have always found his reflections to be challenging and educational,” said Elliott, adding that he is looking forward to participating in Bible studies and liturgies.ACC members will also have opportunities to learn about the work of the global Anglican networks. Three Canadians are representing some of these networks : Ken Gray (Anglican Communion Environmental Network), Ginny Doctor (Anglican Indigenous Network), and Alice Medcof (International Anglican Women’s Network).— Marites N. Sison is staff writer for the Anglican Journal. Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Canada: Bishop Mark MacDonald to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald. Photo: Marites N. Sison[Anglican Journal] On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Anglican Church of Canada’s first national indigenous bishop, Mark MacDonald, will receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at Queen’s Park, Toronto.Created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, the medal honors Canadians who have made significant contributions and achievements to the country.MacDonald is being recognized for his “spiritual leadership while serving Aboriginal communities and his contributions to environmental awareness of Canadians,” said New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Craig Scott (Toronto-Danforth), who nominated MacDonald. MacDonald will join 29 other community leaders who will be awarded the medal by Scott. Each Member of Parliament was given 30 medals to present to outstanding constituents in their communities.“I am very blessed and surprised to receive this honor and very grateful to Craig Scott for his nomination,” said MacDonald in an interview. “It means a lot at a number of levels to me, some very personal, but, most importantly, recognizes and honors the vision of the elders for the future of the People of the Land.”MacDonald was nominated “for his unique role of leadership on behalf of First Nations and Inuit communities in their work towards reconciliation with, and self-governance within the Anglican Church and Canada itself,” added an announcement from the national church’s indigenous ministries department.He has also been “reminding all Canadians of the unique historical relationship colonizers and First Nations forged and must again work together to find the path to a promising future for generations of Canadians to come,” the announcement stated.MacDonald was appointed the Anglican Church of Canada’s first national indigenous bishop in 2007, described by then primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, as a “historic moment” in the life of the church and the country. His position was also described as “a rarity in Anglican tradition” — a bishop who is pastor to a group of people irrespective of where they live, rather than to residents of a geographic diocese. In Canada, only the Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces is in a parallel position.Prior to his appointment, MacDonald served as bishop of the U.S. diocese of Alaska, and assisting bishop of Navajoland Area Mission with the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.Before his ordination to the episcopate, he was canon missioner for training in the Diocese of Minnesota and vicar of St. Antipas’ Church, Redby, and St. John-in-the-Wilderness Church, Red Lake, Red Lake Nation.He has served on the board of the Indigenous Theological Training Institute; the faculty of Leadership Academy for New Directions; and as a trustee of the Charles Cook Theological School in Tempe, Arizona.A non-status Indian, MacDonald has native ancestry through both his mother and his father, and said he grew up among the Ojibway people.Born in 1954 to Blake and Sue Nell MacDonald, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies and psychology from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, a master’s degree in divinity from Wycliffe College in Toronto and has completed post-graduate work at Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.He and his wife, Virginia Sha Lynn, have three children: Rose May Li, Brenna Li and Adrian Blake. 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May God bless you and your family abundantly.God BlessTony Marshall Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. 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Una Cuaresma creativa con danza de zumba y muestrario de…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 18, 2013 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal News Service] Shannon Knapp, de Lehighton, Pensilvania, practica danza zumba en su ‘camino a Jerusalén’ como parte de su ejercicio spiritual en la Cuaresma de 2013.Al menos otras 83 personas en la Diócesis Episcopal de Bethlehem están remando, levantando pesas, haciendo ciclismo, caminando y hasta haciendo ejercicio con sillas en hogares de ancianos con la disposición de abandonar estilos de vida insanos mientras cuentan las calorías quemadas como [equivalentes a] kilómetros recorridos que tiene por finalidad “llegar a Jerusalén” a tiempo para la Semana Santa.Muchos episcopales están brindando tentadoras oportunidades creativas a la tradicional costumbre cuaresmal de renunciar a malos hábitos o lujos y de adquirir disciplinas en el empleo de acercarse más a Dios.Las invitaciones a renunciar cosas incluyen llamados a través de la Iglesia Episcopal y de la Comunión Anglicana a ‘ayunar’ en el uso del carbón y de las bolsas plásticas,  a reducir el consumo de alimentos y a abstenerse de palabras y estivos de vida insanos al tiempo de concentrarse en vivir de una manera más sencilla.Además de la caminata comunitaria a Jerusalén en la Diócesis de Bethlehem, otras posibilidades añadidas incluyen: publicar una foto diaria de la presencia de Dios en lugares inesperados; la Locura de la Cuaresma; los desafíos bíblicos; e incluso una competencia entre bigotes y barbas de perilla.Cuaresma: orar, ayunar, actuar solidariamenteEn su mensaje de Cuaresma, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori pidió a los episcopales “orar, ayunar, actuar solidariamente con los menesterosos. Aprender más, dar limosnas, compartir lo que tienen. Ser consciente de lo que comen.Los episcopales podrían, por ejemplo, contemplar el consumir $4 de alimentos al día, el equivalente del presupuesto de los Cupones de Alimentos [Food Stamps], como un “acto de solidaridad con los que padecen escasez todos los días y todas las semanas”, afirmó.Del mismo modo, los episcopales de San Diego fueron invitados a  convertirse en “Hambrientos por Cuaresma”, privándose de una comida a la semana y donando el costo de esa comida a Servicios Episcopales de la Comunidad [Episcopal Community Services] para programas que ayudan a las personas sin hogar y a los enfermos mentales. De esa manera, se trataba, al mismo tiempo, de renunciar y de añadir, dijo Deann Ayer, coordinadora voluntaria de ECS.“A las familias le resultaría divertido hacerlo, y a los niños también, y luego conversar acerca de lo que significa”, apuntó ella en una reciente entrevista telefónica desde su oficina.Renunciar y añadir… palabrasLa Sociedad de San Juan Evangelista  [Society of St. John the Evangelist] en West Newbury, Massachusetts, ha abierto un sitio de meditación para “renunciar a una palabra a la semana” sin la cual su vida sería mejor, Jamie Coats, director de Los Amigos de SSJE.“Mi palabra de esta semana fue ‘yo’”, escribió Laura en la página web de la meditación durante la estación cuaresmal del año pasado. “Quería intentar poner el énfasis en la otra persona, en lugar de en mí misma. La renuncia no me salió tan bien; pero intentarlo resultó una lección en sí y de por sí. ¡No tenía idea de cuánto yo hablo sobre mí misma! ¡Estaba a mitad de frase y me quedaba congelada al acordarme de que la conversación giraba en torno a los demás! Entonces cambiaba de tema e intentaba sacarle conversación a ellos y sobre ellos. He decidido insistir en esta palabra durante dos semanas puesto que no lo llegué a hacer tan bien como habría querido”.Al menos 40 personas respondieron al desafío el año pasado, dijo Coats en un mensaje electrónico a Episcopal News Service.La página web explica la manera de proceder: “Todos tratamos, una u otra vez, de renunciar a esos hábitos, alimentos o conductas que nos hacen daño — ¿qué hay de las palabras? He aquí nuestro reto para usted: durante una semana, deje de usar una palabra que sea destructiva para usted, para su vida, para el mundo de sus relaciones con los demás”.Entre tanto, los feligreses de la iglesia del Espíritu Santo [Church of the Holy Spirit] en Harleysville, Pensilvania, están añadiendo palabras  —sus propias reflexiones diarias se distribuyen por Internet como un blog Tumblr, dijo la Rda. Catherine D. Kerr, rectora auxiliar.“En vez de concentrarse nuestra comunidad en algo que se produce en algún lugar ‘allá afuera’ estas reflexiones están escritas por miembros de nuestra propia parroquia y se compartirán con el mundo”, explicó.Además… levantamiento de pesas y ejercicios de sillas para JerusalénJerusalén está aproximadamente a 9.133 kilómetros del condado de Carbon, Pensilvania, y el Rdo. John Wagner, rector electo de la iglesia de San Marcos y San Juan [St. Mark’s and St. John’s] en la ciudad de Jim Thorpe, está haciendo la conversión de calorías a kilómetros por toda una serie de ejercicios. De esa manera, los participantes metafórica y colectivamente llegarán a Jerusalén “a tiempo de unirse a Jesús en la Vía Dolorosa y hacer ese trayecto de lágrimas con él”.“Podremos recorrer esa Vía Dolorosa con unos cuantos kilos de menos y una figura un poquito mejor”, dijo Wagner, que hasta ahora ha conseguido que 83 personas, entre episcopales, catolicorromanos y metodistas, se hayan apuntado para el viaje.“Mi oración es que no nos falten unos cuantos kilómetros y nos quedemos mojados en el Mediterráneo”, bromeó él durante una reciente entrevista telefónica con ENS.Wagner adaptó un programa del Ministerio Episcopal de Salud para incluir a todo el mundo, desde una danza zumba de Shannon Knapp hasta los ejercicios con sillas de los residentes de un hogar de ancianos, contó él.Para Knapp, una feligresa de la iglesia de Todos los Santos [All Saints] en Lehighton, “es una gran oportunidad  utilizar el ejercicio [físico] en una misión positiva para la iglesia. Estoy impaciente por empezar”.Wagner, de 66 años, que medita mientras camina, dijo que el programa también incluía meditaciones semanales sobre la Escritura y consejos de salud. “Y según avance la estación de Cuaresma, es de esperar que lleguemos a Pascua mucho mejor física y espiritualmente, y mi cardiólogo sí aprueba eso”.Los participantes le enviarán por correo electrónico a Wagner el total de sus actividades de cada semana; él las convertirá en kilómetros y los mantendrá expuestos [en la página web] en cómputos individuales y colectivos según se acerque la Semana Santa.Cuando algunos participantes de un hogar de ancianos manifestaron su preocupación de que sólo podían comprometerse a hacer dos o tres kilómetros por semana, él comparó sus contribuciones a “la lección de la ofrenda de la viuda de San Lucas, donde sus dos blancas fueron consideradas más valiosas que la de los ricos que dieron de su abundancia. De manera que ellos podían integrarse al programa  y si tengo que recogerlos el Sábado Santo y traerlos para que se reúnan con el resto del grupo, pues me parece bien”.Wagner dijo que planeaba atraer a tantos participantes como fuera posible durante la Semana Santa para concluir juntos el último tramo. Él aún está aceptando participantes, incluidos los “independientes”, a través de su correo electrónico en: [email protected] ayuno… de carbón y bolsas plásticasTanto la Diócesis de Virginia Como la Red Medioambiental de la Comunión Anglicana [ACEN, sigla en inglés] están invitando a participar en un “Ayuno de carbón por la Cuaresma”.“La Cuaresma es un tiempo de arrepentimiento y ayuno, de apartarse de todo lo que es contrario a la voluntad y el propósito de Dios para este mundo y todos los que viven en él”, dijo el arzobispo Thabo Makgoba, presidente de ACEN y  primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, que incluye a algunos de los países más vulnerables al cambio climático. Recientemente, las inundaciones afectaron a dos de las diócesis de su Iglesia, Lebombo y Niassa, y dejaron a más de 150.000 personas sin hogar.“Este año, invito a los anglicanos a concentrar sus ‘actos de amor y sacrificio’ cuaresmales en nuestra contribución al cambio climático y a los más afectados por él”, dijo  Makgoba en una declaración.El recurso del ayuno de carbón sugiere una acción específica por cada uno de los 40 días de la Cuaresma, que cree conciencia de los problemas ambientales y oriente a los participantes en la forma de hacer un impacto positivo en la creación.Partiendo de las tradicionales costumbres cuaresmales en que los cristianos renuncian a cosas tales como chocolates o bebidas alcohólicas, el ayuno de carbón le pide a los participantes  que se concentren en cambios de su estilo de vida para reducir su “impacto ecológico”, su contribución a las emisiones de gas nocivas al medioambiente que causan el efecto invernadero, y que usualmente se miden en equivalentes a dióxido de carbono. Los participantes pueden registrar sus experiencias en un blog en desde el Miércoles de Ceniza hasta Pascua de Resurrección.En otra iniciativa medioambiental, en la Diócesis de Maryland los Aliados Interreligiosos por el Chesapeake (que antes se llamaran Comunidad del Pacto de Chesapeake) invitan a las congregaciones a abstenerse de usar bolsas plásticas durante la Cuaresma y optar en su lugar por bolsas reusables de tela, según Sharon Tillman, directora de comunicaciones de la diócesis.Los episcopales también pueden unirse a un [proyecto de] 40 Días de Vida Sencilla en un Tiempo de Fuego y de Lluvia [40-Days of Simply Living in a Time of Fire & Rain], un reto interreligioso para individuos y congregaciones, según Chuck Morello, copresidente de la Comisión Episcopal de Mayordomía Ambiental de Minnesota. Esta iniciativa es accesible en Facebook e incluye un calendario de retos para los participantes.Además… imágenes de DiosKim Ellsworth, que participa en el Programa Episcopal de Prácticas Urbanas [Episcopal Urban Intern Program] en la iglesia de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s] en Hollywood, California, espera captar a otros  en “asumir una disciplina que impacta nuestra fe, nuestras relaciones y nuestra relación con Dios.“Voy a tomar una foto cada día de lo que creo que representa la presencia de Dios en una ciudad que usualmente no la muestra abiertamente”, según Ellsworth. “Cuando me mudé por primera vez a Los Ángeles, estaba asombrada por la suciedad del medioambiente y del sufrimiento de la gente a pesar del clima espléndido y tibio. Quería ayudar pero reconozco que caí en el pesimismo de [creer] que nada que hiciera cambiaría eso. He salido de ahí, pero quiero aprovechar este tiempo de reflexión para documentar y explorar cómo Dios se muestra en lugares donde normalmente no se nos ocurriría mirar”.Valiéndose de la página de Facebook y del sitio web de la iglesia, ella ha invitado a la comunidad a que la acompañen en su aventura fotográfica.En una actividad cuaresmal inspirada en los deportes, la conocida Locura de Cuaresma creada por el Rdo. Tim Schenck en 2010 y ahora dirigida en asociación con el Movimiento Adelante [Forward Movement] consiguió hasta 50.000 visitas a la página web el año pasado.El formato de la manera atractiva de aprender acerca de los hombres y mujeres del Calendario de los Santos de la Iglesia es directo: “se ponen 32 santos en una categoría de eliminación individual semejante a un torneo. Cada selección permanece abierta por un cierto período de tiempo y la gente vota por su santo preferido. 16 santos hacen la serie de los Devotos Dieciséis; ocho pasan a la serie de los Jubilosos Ocho; cuatro integran los Fieles Cuatro; dos pasan al Campeonato, y al ganador se le concede el codiciado Halo de Oro. La primera serie consiste en información biográfica básica de cada uno de los 32 santos. Las cosas se tornan un poquito más interesantes en las series subsecuentes en la medida en que ofrecemos citas y peculiaridades, exploramos leyendas e incluso nos adentramos en la zona de las cursilerías piadosas”, según la página web de Locura de Cuaresma.Para los que tienen una mentalidad bíblica, varias iglesias e incluso algunas diócesis han emprendido el Desafío Bíblico, que ofrece varias opciones de leer segmentos de la Biblia, o la Biblia completa durante los programas cuaresmales y a lo largo del año.Finalmente, la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol [St. James] en Cincinnati está auspiciando una competencia de dejarse crecer bigotes y barbas de perilla (o chivitos). Los concursantes comienzan el Martes de Carnaval “con una apuesta inicial de $10 que es la cuota de participación”, según la página web del concurso. “También anunciarán la institución benéfica de su elección a la que patrocinan [los concursantes] con su vello facial”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Kids4Peace meet at Camp Allen for second-year camp

first_img 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ecumenical & Interreligious Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Luke Blount[Diocese of Texas] Last summer, interfaith groups of 12-year-olds from the U.S. and Israel gathered to learn about different faiths and cultures. This year, they met again atCamp Allen with Kid4Peace, a program dedicated to “encouraging children of different cultures and faith traditions to explore their differences and similarities, and to learn understanding, tolerance and respect, while fostering sustainable friendships across the lines of conflict.”Eighteen second-year campers from Houston, Vermont, Boston and North Carolina gathered with 23 campers from Jerusalem at Camp Allen for Kids4Peace’s first ever second-year camp. The kids were joined by six counselors, 16- and 17-year-olds who had been campers at age 12 as well.“This year everyone is mixed up with each other,” said the Rev. Josh Thomas, executive director. “Jews, Muslims, Christians, from the U.S. and Israel – you can tell their relationships are growing stronger.”The children participate in advanced cultural trainings that most adults could also benefit from. They take part in each religion’s sacred practices, learning the meaning and history behind each tradition. Additionally, they confront complex ideas in regards to identity, stereotyping and equality. Often times, the kids discover as much about themselves and their own religion as they do about each other’s.Reeham Subhi is the Kids4Peace Director from Jerusalem. She says the effects of Kids4Peace in Jerusalem are amazing. “I’m so proud of them because they help each other and care for each other,” she said.Subhi described an occasion when she discovered some of the Jewish kids visited the Muslim kids at their home in an Arab neighborhood, something almost never seen. “It was so amazing that they decided to have no fear and decided to be together,” Subhi said. She notes that often the children’s parents are confronted with their own stereotypes of the other side. “It changes not only the kids, but the parents,” she said. “These are just a few small things, but one day it will be big things.”After this week, the kids will return to their homes with the opportunity to participate in more events and community building. Kids4Peace holds a voluntary leadership camp for 15- and16-year-olds, and then continues to hold meetings between the Kids4Peace as they grow up together.  Leadership camp graduates will qualify as counselors and mentors for younger kids, hoping to foster continuous lines of peace.To learn more about Kids4Peace, visit www.k4p.org. Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more