Getting to know Springbok great Bryan Habana

first_img Wing threat: Bryan Habana causes England’s defence problems during this summer’s three-Test seriesBy Al DymockWITH THE flash of a mischievous smile, Bryan Habana reclines. “There is no greater feeling than drinking a beer out of a trophy,” he says.Habana is both open and philosophical about success. He is in a South London hotel, but you could be sitting at the bar in his house, looking at the shirts on the wall and the trophies on his mantel.It is getting rarer to expect warmth and frankness from professional athletes, yet when Habana is scooting around the room offering you water or helping to clear up broken glass you get a feeling that this bloke may be worth listening to, that you and he could definitely set the world to rights.It is not a bar, it is a conference suite, and he’s speaking as an ambassador for leading rugby brand Canterbury, official kit supplier to England and South Africa. As he sits inches away you find it hard not to laugh along as talk flits from the rise of Argentina to Jonah Lomu’s lack of tries against the Boks, the need for education and even the old night out line of ‘what would you rather fight…’.Talking of his rugby in 2012, though, South Africa’s leading all-time try-scorer lays it out there: “Rewards are always nice and it is something you work towards, but Heyneke Meyer has a great saying, ‘You’re a winner a long time before you step on the field’.“For me the rewards and the accolades are always great, but the one thing I have prided myself on throughout my career is being able to make a contribution to every team I’ve been involved in. For 2010 and 2011 just for the Springboks – I had some great times with the Stormers during those two years – I was disappointed with the contribution I was making.“I was disappointed that I was making silly knock-on and handling errors that I have never done before in my career. I was disappointed that I was not able to contribute in a way to the success of the side.” It must be noted that this is coming from a man who, in 2012 alone, has lifted the Currie Cup with Western Province, won the South African Rugby Player of the Year award and been nominated for the IRB Try of the Year after his split-second chip-and-chase score against the All Blacks.You would think the 29-year-old winger would be devastated not to have been part of South Africa’s winning three-Test tour of the British Isles, but he actually finds the positive in a lengthy lay-off due to an ACL injury.“I would probably be a bit more bleak if my injury was just from a breakdown of my body over the year,” Habana admits with a hint of a shrug. “But (damaging my knee) was a freak accident.“Jean de Villiers said to me after the game, when we found out what it was, that he doesn’t put his head into rucks and try to steal ball for the pure fact that stuff like that happens to knees.Taste of success: Habana drinks from the Currie Cup“I would rather have a medial (injury) than a cruciate or ACL. It keeps you out for six months. On the other side, it sort of gives you time to reflect on the year that’s been. I have not had the opportunity in eight or nine years now, where even after a good year or a bad year you have a two-month break to let your body heal itself and start up at the first of January again. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Yes, I’m disappointed and would love to wear that Springbok jersey for the 86th time, but I’m not complaining about the rest.”He does not hide from the fact that the modern game has evolved to a stage where the number of games pile up, much as the bodies do after a number of horrid collisions in games. Players are “at the mercy of the rugby schedule” and colleagues like Jannie du Plessis must play 35 games in a row. He can kick back for a while – but Habana still has much he would like to achieve and more trophies he would like to drink out of. NOT FOR FEATURED last_img

Rugby Championship: why the All Blacks dominate the game

first_imgTry time: The Chiefs celebrate a Super try against the BullsPhase after phaseThe effect of fielding 15 ball players is that priceless goal of continuity. The All Blacks’ last-gasp try in Dublin last year, which enabled them to achieve a 100% win record in 2013, came after a14-phase move.In this year’s Super Rugby, too, we saw the New Zealand franchises maintain the remorseless continuity that tires and breaks down opponents. Retallick’s Chiefs team scored three tries in the last 10 minutes to grab a draw at the Bulls, with the final length-of-field score by Aaron Cruden crowning a 12-phase, 31-pass sequence.Examine that move in detail and it’s littered with ‘basic’ skills that Kiwi forwards take for granted. Replacement prop Josh Hohneck alone makes a catch at full stretch, a one-armed offload and a pass from the base as an acting half-back.Liam Messam makes a pick-up off his toes, replacement lock Mike Fitzgerald makes a diving catch-and-pass, and severalother forwards handle the ball – in fact, within the move forwards are responsible for seven passes and 12 pass receptions.Such skills are backed up by accurate decision-making – when to take the ball into contact, or make a second roll to thwart a defender, or pass off the ground rather than set up a slower ruck – and the end result is a match-saving try that would be beyond most sides.20 and countingRetallick is central to this attacking game with the All Blacks, and England are another team who can vouch for his effectiveness, because it was Retallick who attracted two defenders and sprung Owen Franks through the line at Twickenham last autumn – leading to Read’s try on the ensuing phase. If you had to name one player who summed up the world-beating All Blacks, who would it be?Richie McCaw? It would be hard to disagree. Dan Carter? Hasn’t played enough lately. Kieran Read? Not a bad shout. Julian Savea? Phenomenal finisher but the wrong answer.No, the name springing to this observer’s lips is Brodie Retallick, the 23-year-old lock who has rattled up 30 caps since bursting on the Test scene against Ireland in Auckland two years ago.The Chiefs forward is hard to miss. At more than 6ft 8in and just shy of 19st, he has a presence about him that dwarfs even these impressive dimensions.Visually he’s intimidating, somewhat reminiscent of the late Jaws, James Bond’s nemesis with the steel-capped teeth. And because of his size you might think he’s clumsy; when Retallick piled into a ruck against Argentina last weekend, arms and legs flying, commentator Justin Marshall laughed.Frightening skillBut Retallick is neither clumsy nor slow, and the things he can do with a rugby ball are much scarier than his physical appearance.Against the Pumas he was responsible for the best moment bar none in either hemisphere last weekend – better even than Robert Barbieri’s ingenious ball-hopping ploy at the back of Leicester’s scrum.In the build-up to the All Blacks’ first try, Retallick pounced on a Beauden Barrett grubber kick, his giant frame horizontal to the ground, then sprang to his feet in an instant, spun out of a tackle and presented the ball perfectly, pencil style, at the ruck for his team-mates.The speed and dexterity was astonishing for such a big man. In fact, it was astonishing for a small man. Here in a nutshell was what makes New Zealand stand out from the rest – the ball skills of their tight forwards, the players who in most teams need to be used sparingly in an attack, if not tucked out of sight altogether. Falling skyscraper: Brodie Retallick drops onto a loose ball during New Zealand’s defeat of the Pumas LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight South Africa are next to tackle a New Zealand juggernaut that shows no sign of slowing. A moment of class by Brodie Retallick last weekend highlights what makes the Kiwis so special. This is what the rest of the world is up against, with South Africa next to take on the world champions – unbeaten for 20 matches – on Saturday in the Rugby Championship.Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers will winhis 100th cap in Wellington and good luck to him – he’ll need it if the all-singing, all-dancing All Blacks are to be slowed in their tracks.last_img

Round Four: Six Nations team of the week

first_imgUp the tempo: Baptiste Serin has been a lively presence at scrum-half for FranceThe lively scrum-half has been one of the finds of the season for France and helps deliver the tempo that his side’s forwards don’t always provide of their own accord. His battle with Antoine Dupont over the coming years is just what Les Bleus need.1. Cyril Baille, FranceAnother great find for France, Baille has done a noteworthy job at loosehead this championship and caused Lorenzo Cittadini plenty of problems on Saturday afternoon. Solid scrummaging and a good pair of hands are the requirement for modern day props and Baille fulfils both.He’s also not quite the behemoth prop that France have prized of late and that mobility and conditioning make him an asset for them in the second half, as well as the first.2. Ken Owens, WalesThe Lions hype is growing around Owens and with showings like the one he put on against Ireland, rightfully so. It was an industrious outing from the Scarlet, who was a key component in Wales out-working and out-muscling Ireland in Cardiff.The Sheriff: Ken Owens has been the form hooker in the Six Nations so farHe threw accurately at the lineout, linked play well in the outside channels and was constantly committed in defence. It was a full-package performance that saw him narrowly edge out the also impressive Guilhem Guirado.3. Dan Cole, EnglandSaturday’s encounter with Gordon Reid will give Dan Cole a measure of succour after the humbling he and his Leicester teammates took at the Scotsman’s hands earlier in the season against Glasgow Warriors. Cole anchored the scrum well against Reid, allowing Joe Marler to go after the inexperienced Zander Fagerson on the other side of the front row.Cole also pitched in with a good effort at the breakdown, something which may be the ace up his sleeve when Gatland gets round to deciding on his prospective tighthead prop options.4. Donnacha Ryan, IrelandThe only player from a losing side to make the XV in a one-sided weekend of Six Nations rugby, Ryan and CJ Stander were the only Irish players to live with and match the physical intensity that Wales brought.Stand out: Donnacha Ryan excelled in the engine room on a tough night for IrelandAn honourable mention is due for Joe Launchbury’s efforts on Saturday but what Ryan managed to accomplish, in extreme adversity, just does enough to see off the Wasps man.5. Maro Itoje, EnglandThe match with Scotland on Saturday was a great opportunity for Maro Itoje to measure himself against a Lion in Richie Gray and one of the brightest young locks in the game in Jonny Gray. It’s fair to say he met the challenge and passed with flying colours.Dominant at the breakdown, lineout and in the tackle, Itoje laid down another big Lions marker this weekend.6. Courtney Lawes, EnglandFor someone who was pilloried for his performances on the blindside in years gone by, Lawes has been a revelation at the position this year. Ignore the five on the back of his jersey – Itoje is packing down in the engine room – and Lawes has brought all of his enforcing skills, with improved carrying ability, to the flank and filled in admirably for the absent Chris Robshaw.Laying down the Lawes: Courtney took the fight to Scotland on SaturdayStander was stubborn in defeat for Ireland and worthy of honourable mention but it was no more than a consolation performance for Ireland, who looked lacklustre in Cardiff.7. Sam Warburton, WalesSam Warburton switches over from six to accommodate Lawes, but it is no stretch to describe his performance as one befitting an openside. The Cardiff Blues man was a force at attacking and defensive breakdowns and only enhanced his Lions credentials with another emphatic performance.He polarises opinion in Wales but there can be little doubt that he is the premiere breakdown operator in the northern hemisphere. Back in business: George North scored two tries against Ireland in a fine display 8. Louis Picamoles, FranceAlongside Serin, Baille and Kevin Gourdon, Picamoles has been at the heart of everything good that France have done so far this year and he was at his best against Italy, breaking tackles with abandon and keeping plays alive with intelligent offloading.Supercharged: Louis Picamoles has been one of the tournament’s outstanding playersHe may not be France’s captain but he is one of their emotional leaders and the example he sets with his play is one that every other player in the French team should aspire to. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img It was another intriguing weekend of rugby where Wales, France and England came out on top but who were the star performers of Round Four? By Alex ShawIf the Irish, Scottish and Welsh players all delivered their British and Irish Lions statements in notable wins in the first three rounds, it was the turn of the English hopefuls to make their own this past weekend.In addition to England’s 61-21 thumping of Scotland at Twickenham, read more

Six Nations tweets of the week: Johnny Sexton, James Bond and HIAs

first_imgDespite the heavy defeat, Stuart Hogg swapped shirts with opposite number Leigh Halfpenny and had a chat as they walked off the Principality Stadium pitch – a moment of shared respect: The best Six Nations tweets of the weekWe’ve trawled through Twitter to bring you the best Six Nations tweets of the week from the opening week of the 2018 championship.Wales started their Six Nations campaign with a stunning 34-7 victory over Scotland in Cardiff.Against the odds, Wales blew Scotland away in the first match of this year’s championship and the moment of the match was possibly this fantastic ‘superman’ finish from Steff Evans to secure the bonus-point win: Despite the perfect finish for Ireland in Paris, the game was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy surrounding the HIA protocol, with two France players sent for head injury assessments by the independent match doctor when they also had knee injuries: Sam Simmonds sparkled on his Six Nations debut, bagging two tries, and Alec Hepburn also came off the bench to win his first England cap: The man himself tweeted a series of photos of the celebrations that followed the kick – in the third pic Sexton is under there somewhere: Hundreds of people turned to Twitter to express their thoughts on Sexton’s nerves of steel, including former England wing Ugo Monye: England got their Six Nations campaign up and running with a seven-try win against Italy. Double try-scorer and Man of the Match Anthony Watson got a visit from James Bond, aka Daniel Craig, after the game: In the second game of the weekend, Ireland played France in Paris and won their opening game 15-13 thanks to a sensational last-minute drop-goal from Johnny Sexton.But before the drama at the death and the debate surrounding HIA calls, France wing Teddy Thomas scored an early contender for try of the tournament: In the 83rd minute and after more than 40 phases, Sexton then slotted a fairytale 42-metre drop-goal to win the match for Ireland – and the Dublin Fire Brigade were hoping for a quiet evening: 007 was sporting an uncharacteristic double-denim ensemble: Johnny Sexton was hailed as the Irish saviour on social media afterwards: Brian O’Driscoll doesn’t pull any punches with his thoughts on the matter: We’ve rounded up the best of social media from the opening weekend of the 2018 Six Nationslast_img

Best rugby shorts 2021

first_imgBuy now from Umbro for £44Buy now from Lovell Rugby for £40Gilbert Kiwi Pro ShortImage: Amazon+ Flexible fabric to increase comfort+ Offset leg seams reduce chafing– Not everyone wants pockets in their shortsRugby ball specialist Gilbert also has a successful line of teamwear and apparel – the British brand even supplies the Barbarians at the moment. So you know these shorts are made to work on the field. The Kiwi’s fabric is a little more flexible than many rugby shorts, which will be ideal if you don’t enjoy the rugged restrictiveness of regular shorts, while the offset inside leg seams reduce any risk of chafing. There’s also two stitched pockets – a feature that some player won’t want if they’re planning to play in them, but undeniably useful if you’re wearing these shorts to training or the gym as well. Buy now from Amazon for £18.95Canterbury British and Irish Lions Match ShortsImage: England Rugby Store+ Ripstop fabric will stand up to rigours of the game+ Stretch side panels for improved freedom of movement– Colour may not stay that way for longThe Lions 2021 shorts are unsurprisingly the pinnacle of what Canterbury offers in terms of rugby shorts, and so you’ll find a wealth of handy innovations under the hood to help you reach peak performance, even if you’re not an elite athlete. The ripstop fabric that makes up the main body of the shorts can take a lot of punishment, while the elasticated side panels means you won’t be restricted, the Vapodri coating to everything is designed to wick moisture away from the skin to keep you cool and dry, and there’s even a grip material on the waistband to make sure the shorts don’t move around as you play. To be honest, the only thing that’s not to like is the fact that they’re white, and we all know what white shorts will look like at the end of a game…Buy now from England Rugby Store for £40Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £36Adidas All Blacks 2019/20 Home ShortsImage: Adidas+ Soft pique fabric for added comfort+ ‘Triaxle’ fabric pattern – Run a little small for casual wearThe All Blacks are at the forefront of rugby technology thanks to their long-running partnership with Adidas that sees the three-time world champions get first access to all the sportswear giant’s latest developments, as well as being heavily involved in testing and R&D along the way. And that’s why the All Blacks shorts are an excellent option if you want something that feels elite whether you’re training or playing, soft pique polyester fabric is super-soft for comfort, but still strong enough to deal with the rigours of a game. Buy now from Adidas for £38Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £22 Macron Wales Home Shorts 20/21Image: Pro:Direct Rugby+ Elasticated side panels+ Silicone grip waistband– Wales fans only need applyIdentical to the gear worn by Alun Wyn Jones and co on the field, these new Macron shorts obviously won’t be for any non-Wales fans out there, but if you support the men in red you could do much worse than this Test-ready pair. So in addition to looking rather stylish with it’s red elasticated side panels that also offer improved range of motion, you also get a natty WRU shield and an elasticated waistband with grippy silicone elements to ensure they stay where they’re supposed to be at all times.  Buy now from Pro:Direct Rugby for £29Buy now from Sports Direct for £33.99Can’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.Please follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Best rugby shorts 2021With rugby all over the world disrupted to a greater or lesser degree below the professional level at the moment, it’s hard to know when amateur rugby as we used to know it is going to get back to normal. But we live in hope, and whether you’re back playing full-contact, touch, just in training, or simply pining for getting back on the pitch, you can’t really do that without a decent pair of rugby shorts, can you? Rugby shorts are of course a different kettle of fish to most sports shorts – they have to be extremely hard to rip or tear while also allowing a good range of movement, so picking the right pair for you is important. Whether it be a super-advanced modern pair, a traditional cotton option, something lightweight and breathable, or a combination of all the above, here are the best rugby shorts to buy in 2020. Best rugby shorts 2021Adidas 3-Stripes Rugby ShortsImage: Adidas+ Ventilated panels to keep you cool+ Soft-touch fabric for extra comfort– Sizing runs smallA good pair of rugby shorts has to balance being hard-wearing and rugged enough not to tear or stretch in the tackle, but also flexible enough to allow the full range of movement whether you’re stepping, packing down in the scrum or jumping for the high ball. These 3-Stripes Shorts read more

Students help secure medical assistance for Galveston’s working poor

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Students help secure medical assistance for Galveston’s working poor Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY The Springtime Chicken Family Band performed “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. Photo/Joshua Kamnetz[Diocese of Texas] Who knew medical students were so talented? On March 8, University of Texas Medical Branch students held their annual fundraiser for the St. Vincent’s House Student Clinic in Galveston. They reached deep to deliver an extraordinary talent show for the free clinic, which serves all of Galveston County and operates 12 hours a week under the direction of medical students. Students also hold regular mobile clinics throughout the year.The talent show took place at the Grand 1894 Opera House, and included a bluegrass band, a tap dancer, a Bollywood dance number, gymnastics, a rapper, a flute choir, an a capella choir and several piano numbers. Between acts, the audience won door prizes donated by Galveston businesses and members of the community.Raising more read more

London Paralympics involve churches

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC [Ecumenical News International] Churches in Britain are organizing celebrations and activities in the runup to the London Paralympic Games, which take place after the Olympics, but critics are also wondering whether churches will be inspired to improve their own facilities for the disabled.The Paralympics — sports competitions for athletes with a range of disabilities — will take place from August 29 to September 9, two weeks following the Olympics.“There is a sharp contrast between the facilities provided for this … event and those available in most churches … We are told that between 10 and 18 per cent of people are disabled – but we don’t see that number in our congregations,” said Tim Wood, CEO of Through the Roof, an ecumenical charity which campaigns for the inclusion of disabled people in faith communities.In spite of years of campaigning and changes to legislation that in theory require public buildings to have accommodations such as wheelchair ramps and designated parking spaces, more than half the churches in the U.K. still lack such features.“St. Paul spoke about people running in a race to win medals that don’t last. Our churches offer something so much more. I hope the legacy of the Paralympics is that we welcome many more disabled people into our faith communities,” Wood said.More Than Gold, the agency advising all faiths on how to make the most of the Games, has published a checklist for parishes highlighting what’s needed and offering lists of a list of useful contacts and resources from agencies specializing in working with people who are, disabled.A DVD designed for a one-hour church service has been produced by BMS World Mission. The video celebrates the faith and excellence of paralympians while addressing issues of global injustice and promoting inclusion of disabled people.People with disabilities have been running alongside able-bodied runners in the Olympic Torch Run across the U.K.Guildford Anglican Cathedral in Surrey is holding an exhibition of work by artists from the Aylesbury Disability Arts Forum during the Paralympics.St. Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, which serves families with learning difficulties in North London, has already held its own own “mini-Olympics” and is rehearsing a drama, mime and movement performance called “The Olympic Flame” which they will perform during the Games.A spokeswoman for St. Joseph’s noted that society also needs to improve access. “The disabled facilities at the Olympics are really excellent — but people in wheelchairs still have to get there. They don’t all have cars. Out of the 252 [London Underground] stations, only 62 are step-free.”“The Olympic movement has fully embraced those with disabilities. It’s time for churches to get serious about doing the same. It is time for churches to make disabled people more welcome and more able to contribute their God-given gifts,” said More Than Gold CEO Willson.At least the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral has improved a very important facility — its bathrooms. Until last April, the only public facility in the century-old building was accessible via a narrow spiral staircase. A new block of washrooms is now fully accessible and built with special handmade bricks and tiles to match the cathedral. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate read more

Transitional home helps homeless female vets back on their feet

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls November 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm A tremendous effort from Rev. Kelly and the Episcopal Chruch. God is watching! Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments (2) 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Transitional home helps homeless female vets back on their feet The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Dorolyn Perry says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID November 10, 2012 at 8:18 am I truly support the Zion House. I am owner of a shop for women in need and women returning to the work force entitled, “Helping Hands Clother Closet” in Binghamton, N.Y. Is there some way we could connect? I could outfit your clients. I would have to know their sizes. I would probably bring clothes to you. All the items in my shop are good used clothing and is free. Over a year ago, I wrote an article on Homeless Women and interviewed the Rev. I am with the VFW currently serving as Veterans and Family Support Aux. Chrm. for VFW Aux. 2332. I am also read more

Ministerio único del banco de madera caliente aquellos que se…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Las cifras del 2014 no están disponibles, pero el año pasado el Rdo. Harry Neeley, un sacerdote de 80 años de edad, que dirige el ministerio a pesar de llamarse así mismo jubilado, y 100 voluntarios trajeron 296 cuerdas de madera para 644 personas, así como 82 docenas de huevos y 200 sombreros y guantes. Los voluntarios entregan los suministros durante 196 viajes a personas en 16 ciudades. Además, tres familias en forma anónima donaron $3.000 para proporcionar a los clientes de los bancos de madera con las necesidades escolares, alimentos y regalos de navidad.Durante enero y febrero de este año, dijo Neeley, el banco de madera estableció registros para las entregas en climas de tormentas de nieve, y temperaturas baja por largos periodos– y  en alzas en los precios del gas licuado en todo el oeste – lo cual hiso que la necesidad de madera sea más aguda. Los voluntarios han estado entregando a “gente que nunca habíamos visto antes,” dijo.Alrededor de 10.000 personas se encuentras dispersas en unos  10,000 kilómetros cuadrados del territorio del banco de madera que va desde Wisdom en el oeste 100 millas al este de la ciudad de Virginia y desde  Monida en la frontera de Montana-Idaho 100 millas a Waterloo. A la gente de Montana le gusta decir que su estado es  “alto, ancho y guapo” y la cadena del banco de madera es hogar de enormes ranchos, de la pesca de trucha de primera categoría, y el legado ambiental de la época de la fiebre del oro. El viaje en auto de 20 millas de Sheridan a la ciudad de Virginia revela Colinas tras colina de relaves dejados por los mineros que trabajaron en la década del banco de madera que trabajaron en la década de 1860 y más allá a lo largo de Alder Creek.Los clientes del banco de madera, 60por ciento de los cuales se calientan solamente con madera, se encuentran  principalmente en el rango más bajo del cinco por ciento de los ingresos de los hogares de la familia o dela zona. Sus edades son desde bebes hasta una mujer de 95 años de edad que cocina en una estufa de leña. Ella es una delos clientes que utiliza leña para cocinar.Las personas son referidas al ministerio por las agencias de la zona de servicio sociales, además de ser referidos por lo que se denomina de boca a boca. En general, los clientes necesitan cumplir con los requisitos federales de elegibilidad de asistencia de alimentación, aunque  Neeley dice que “como organización cristiana hacemos concesiones”.Voluntarios del banco de madera de la parroquia Tri utilizan cortadoras de troncos para cortar alguna de la leña dejada en la temporada del invierno 2013-2014 del ministerio. Foto: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS“En el nombre de Cristo, ayudamos a mantenerse abrigados a aquellos que viven a la sombra del sueño Americano “. Es la declaración de la misión del banco de madera.“Y realmente hemos tratado de vivir de acuerdo a estos dos,” Neeley dijo mientras conducía en uno de los camiones del banco de madera entre Dillon y la otra del ministerio en Sheridan. Y los voluntarios no son solamente episcopales, añadió, enumerando “ateos, presbiterianos, bautistas y metodistas y católicos”. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC read more

City’s faith groups come together to voice differences, similarities as…

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Paul Lewis says: September 30, 2015 at 8:34 am Great article, however, figures quoted by Rev Don Harrison seem a little out. I discovered about 1,912 registered Mosques in UK and 16,000 Anglican Churches from Cof E website, Rev Don Harrison has been led up the church path by someone. The figures about belief and attendance are similar in the UK. The challenge is less about convincing people God exists and more persuading them that their creator should have an influence on their life. Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Diocese of Atlanta — Gainesville, Georgia] A near-capacity crowd of about 300 gathered on a recent Wednesday evening at Grace Episcopal Church to hear local pastors of different denominations explore ways their faith groups respond to social and legal challenges from the secular community.The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector at Grace Church, said, “Christianity beyond the Catchphrases” was the first such gathering in this Northeast Georgia city of 35,000 some 50 miles northeast of Atlanta.The event was the result of regular gatherings by local clergy, said Jennifer Williams, director of communications at Grace.“We’re hoping that by bringing different denominations with different viewpoints together we can learn about our differences, and also our similarities, so that we can build ecumenical relationships and grow closer,” Williams said.In addition to Higginbotham, clergy participating in the panel discussion included: the Rev. Cynthia Park of Grace Episcopal; the Rev. Marshall Bruner (Methodist), clinical director of Center Point; the Rev. Stephen Samuel of St. John Baptist Church; the Rev. Terry Walton of First United Methodist; the Rev. Bill Coates of First Baptist; the Rev. Don Harrison (Episcopal), chaplain at Brenau University; the Rev. Thomas Jones (Presbyterian) of Habitat for Humanity International; and the Rev. Richard Evans (Baptist), chaplain at Lanier Village Estates.Panel moderator Dr. Martha Nesbitt, president emeritus of Gainesville State College, focused the evening’s discussion by asking each panel member the same three questions about their denomination’s greatest gift to the Christian church, the greatest issue with which their denomination is wrestling and their denomination’s approach to Scripture.The issue all said they were seeking to resolve in their faith communities was the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.Dr. Bill Coates, senior pastor at First Baptist Church, said the challenge of how to respond to that issue caused him to remember his first sermon as a pastor, which was based on Micah 6:8.“What I didn’t realize was that would become the theme of my ministry, and what I believe should be the theme of the life of the church in Jesus Christ: to “do justice to all people, read more