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Oscar Price says: The Ven.Canon Juan A Quevedo-Bosch says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME South Carolina New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service October 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm It seems simplistic to me, as someone who came to TEC looking for the Spirit, that if the Spirit does not speak to you in the name of TEC, move to the Anglican Church. Why create such turmoil for many of God’s people who do want to stay within the Episcopal Church? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Fr. Will McQueen says: Comments (48) October 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm Thank you! I was thinking just the same, how immensely poor we become by their leaving and our witness how much is weaken. How can we speak to the world, if we basically cant show them in own corporate living what difference the Gospel has made in our lives. A sad day. Rara Avis says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL November 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm Of course, neither is the bishop of South Carolina. Seems like these folks tried this once and it didn’t turn out so well. October 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm Exactly Tom! Harry Coverston says: TL Fetters says: October 18, 2012 at 7:54 am I find it alarming that you compare Hitler murdering millions of innocents to the support of human rights of the LGBTQ community. I pray you reconsider your comparison. Benjamin Uchytil says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA October 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm Hi sister Nancy,I too left the SBC, but for other reasons, and I still love the SBC. But if you read Romans 1:18-32 you’ll see why alot of others are leaving the TEC. The bible is “absolute truth” and those who twist it are preaching a different gospel, no matter who they are. Truth sometimes hurts, but Jesus himself said, “if they have hated me, they will hate you also.” A social gospel does’nt compel others to salvation, our mandate as Christians is to lead others to a personal relationship with Christ, not to conform to what the world sees as right and just. Peace to you. October 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm I don’t know what the Episcopal Church thinks it can achieve insofar as the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously declared the Dennis Canon to be a dead letter in that state three years ago:http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2009/09/dennis-canon-loses-in-south-carolina.html Ian Chamberlin says: Ron Hall says: Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Harry Coverston says: Tom Downs says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Fr. Miguel Rosada says: October 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm I am not a theologian, just a lay Episcopalian~~but I do know what I feel, and that is a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach at the arrogance and hypocrisy of our leadership here in South Carolina.I left the Baptist church at age 21 in 1968 when I saw the deacons of the church with their feet braced against the doorjambs as they held closed the entrance to our church~~they were trying to prevent access to the church by the black people outside. My incredulous question to myself was, “Would Jesus hold closed the doors of his church to these people, no matter what their reason for entering?” And my answer to myself was an unambiguous “NO!”That same summer, I waddled down the aisle at Grace Episcopal Church here in Charleston, seven months pregnant, to be confirmed. I was all alone~~my Marine officer husband was serving in Vietnam, and to my Baptist family, I might as well have been converting to Judaism. I have never regretted that decision!And now, that choice has been verified as correct as Grace chooses to remain out of this debacle and to reaffirm its commitment to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Grace will also remain with the National Church, and I’m so proud of that choice.Didn’t Jesus bring us a New Covenant~~to love God, and to love others as ourselves? I can find nowhere Jesus speaking against LGBT people. Aren’t we to not judge others but to leave that to God? Didn’t he speak strongly against hypocrisy? I think of the change that lets priests serve who have been divorced and remarried (which used to be verboten) but man changed the rules and now think nothing of it! Black people used to be uninvited to worship with white~~now that practice is looked on with shame. Those in authority in the church at that time thought they were in the right~~but the church changed and adjusted its thinking over time~~as it will with this latest issue. How sad that those with blinders on are making these important decisions. Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET October 18, 2012 at 9:17 am Hey Kathy, get a grip. Mark disagrees and you and a select few, who feel threatend, throw him out. The whole Christian world watches and sees how silly this all is, and un-Christian. I love the “church” but this is overboard……………………. Stan Freeman says: October 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm Hi Fr. Neal~~As you know, the Bible (which we former Baptists studied and MEMORIZED at length~~especially if you were a GA or RA!) is full of contradictions~~do any of us adhere to the dietary laws of Leviticus, for example? Do we refuse to wear garments “mingled of linen and woolen” as commanded in that book? So~~I guess we all pick and choose OUR “absolute truths”~~I choose to follow the Truth of Jesus.NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls October 18, 2012 at 10:12 am Wow, how sad and what a terrible witness about Christian charity!!! Whatever happened to that Anglican comprehensiveness and the big tent our church is supposed to be for people of all convictions? Maybe the church should be redesigned to get rid of central control agencies, lawyers in positions of power, let dioceses be accountable to the parishioners who fund it and focus on mission and ministry! This can do nothing but further divide and destroy our church ! Lord have mercy October 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm It appears that Ms. Schori was playing both sides of the fence while all of this was going on. Apparently Bps. Waldo and Lawrence was attempting to work out details regarding how to move forward in the midst of such disagreement and that Ms. Schori was busy sharpening the knife to stab in Bp. Lawrence’s back throughout all of these deliberations. Throughout all of this the one virtue that has never been extended is that most excellent gift of charity. TEC never wanted Bp. Lawrence as a bishop and now they’ve achieved their damnable ends to reach this point. This is despicable, and those who have perpetuated all of this have this on their soul. May God have mercy on them. October 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm God is still in charge. Are we not to Love one another as Christ loved us? October 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm Too bad the majority of the HoB doesn’t bother to uphold the Christian faith and guard the unity of the Church that they too vowed to uphold when they were consecrated bishops. And yes, he has been forced out for upholding and propagating the faith delivered once for all to the saints. It is KJS, her minions, and those who have been hard at work to achieve these godless ends for the last 40 years who are to blame for every bit of this. God will not be mocked. Tim Warner says: Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Julian Malakar says: October 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm Seriously! From “the Chapman Memo” on down this is yet another orchestrated move by a committed cadre of schismatics to continue in their efforts to split the church they have failed to recreate in their own image.It is a sad but not surprising thing that it has come to this point with the Diocese of SC. But blaming the Disciplinary Board or the Presiding Bishop — or Stacy Sauls or Gene Robinson or anybody else — is like a man who kills his parents blaming them because he’s an orphan.The Diocese of SC has made “being agreed with” the criterion for their inclusion in the Episcopal Church — a profoundly un-Anglican approach at best. The fact that the Episcopal Church has disagreed with them on the full inclusion of all the baptized in the work and witness of the church is not the issue that causes the strain on communion — it is the insistence by the Diocese of SC that their sole possession of The Absolute Truth entitles them to ignore the canons and make up their own rules. I know they believe they “answer to a higher authority.” I also know that they are the ones who have chosen to walk apart — and no amount of spin will change that fact.Makes the heart sad. 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 October 18, 2012 at 9:39 am Reminding folks that our comment policy (link below) says “To comment on a specific entry, you must provide your full name and e-mail address. Your full name will appear with your comments.” Louis Glosson says: October 18, 2012 at 5:02 am Thank you Lord that there are some in the Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Church who uphold scripture as the inspired word of God. I pray that Your will is always upheld and that You will be glorified in the actions of men and women who understand the nature of the truth of scripture and remain true to the centrality of the gospel and not allow the changing perceptions of the current Western World view to pollute that of the Church. Robert Zacher says: October 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm Amen, Nancy! Well spoken! December 21, 2012 at 5:01 am Actually, that is true of all of us. The question is never whether we emphasize certain aspects and portions of scripture and church teaching while ignoring others. Rather, the question is simply *which* portions we emphasize and ignore, why and what that reveals about us. Submit a Job Listing November 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm @TL Fetters: Amen! Jennings Rountree says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tom Downs says: Comments navigation Newer comments October 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm There is much “Cafeteria Christianity” out there with people just choosing what they like. Nancy Y. Jordan says: Rector Shreveport, LA October 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm Seriously, why doesn’t TEC seek full communion with the Unitarian Universalist church? Orthodox Christianity is tolerated in TEC as tokenism only. This is about so much more than gay rights. It is about Christian duty, the call to holiness and theological truth. I will be joining the Anglican Church in North America or the Ordinariate. October 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm No one is kicking anyone out of the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is still in the Episcopal Church. You might say Bishop Lawrence’s license to practice has been suspended because he’s been accused of violating the laws of the Church he vowed to uphold. If found guilty he will loose his license. Even then he will still be an Episcopalian. Of course if he wants to surrender his license and join some other denomination that’s his choice, but no one is kicking him or anyone else out of the Episcopal Church. These are simple facts. Justifying disobedience and violations of the law (even by quotes from the Bible) won’t change these facts. Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Mark Lawrence. Photo/Diocese of South Carolina[Episcopal News Service] The Disciplinary Board for Bishops has certified to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori that Diocese of South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence has abandoned the Episcopal Church “by an open renunciation of the discipline of the church.”The presiding bishop spoke by phone to Lawrence on Oct. 15 to inform him of the Disciplinary Board action and to tell him that, effective noon of that day, the exercise of his ministry was restricted, according to an Oct. 17 press release from the church’s Office of Public Affairs. He is not permitted to perform any acts as an ordained person.Lawrence has 60 days to respond to the allegations in the certification, the release said.“These actions make it clear the Episcopal Church no longer desires to be affiliated with the Diocese of South Carolina,” the diocese said in an Oct. 17 statement on its website.The diocese said that the action “triggered two pre-existing corporate resolutions of the diocese, which simultaneously disaffiliated the diocese from the Episcopal Church and called a special convention.” That convention will be held Nov. 17 at St. Philip’s Church, Charleston.South Carolina Episcopalians, a group that says its purpose is “to provide news, encouragement, and support to traditional churchmen and women in South Carolina who no longer feel they have a diocesan home,” issued a statement late on Oct. 17 criticizing Lawrence’s recent actions.“Rather than using the past few days to find some common ground with the presiding bishop, Lawrence and his handlers have been working feverishly to generate some semi-plausible narrative that would cast Lawrence and the diocese as victims,” the group said.The disciplinary board said Lawrence failed to “guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the church” by not ruling three specific resolutions out of order during a diocesan convention on Oct. 10, 2010, or otherwise dissenting, “but instead speaking in support of them in his formal address to the convention.”The convention passed six resolutions at that convention in response to General Convention’s 2009 passage of revised Title IV canons on clergy discipline, which Lawrence and the diocesan leadership oppose.The board said he acted similarly on Feb. 19, 2011, when the convention again passed one of those resolutions, which removed language in the diocesan constitution that adopts the Episcopal Church’s Constitution and Canons. Resolution R-6 added language saying that the diocese will accede only to the Episcopal Church constitution, and only if it is not “inconsistent with, or contradictory to” diocesan constitution and canons. It also changed its requirements for new missions and parishes, requiring them to accede only to the Episcopal Church’s constitution and not its canons. And, the resolution amended an article of the constitution that would result in a rejection of the revised Title IV.Then on Oct. 19, 2011, the board said in its certification, Lawrence enacted Resolution R-11 to remove the so-called accession language from the purpose statement of the diocese’s corporate charter filed with the South Carolina secretary of state.Finally, on Nov. 16, 2011, the board said, Lawrence directed Diocesan Chancellor Wade Logan to send a quitclaim deed to every parish in the diocese. A quitclaim deed generally transfers ownership of the property from the party issuing the deed to the recipient. The “Dennis Canon” (Canon 1.7.4) states that a parish holds its property in trust for the diocese and the Episcopal Church.The 18 member board – composed of 10 bishops, four clergy, and four laity – made the determination under Canon IV.16 (A) following complaints from 12 adult members and two priests of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina, according to the press release.The board issued its decision in a letter dated Sept.18, the Public Affairs’ release said. Following the assembly of numerous documents, the presiding bishop received the letter via mail in her church center office on Oct. 10.The diocese said in its statement that Lawrence was scheduled to meet Oct. 22 with the presiding bishop “to find a peaceful alternative to the growing issues between the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of South Carolina.”“The meetings were to explore ‘creative solutions’ for resolving these issues to avoid further turmoil in the diocese and in the Episcopal Church,” the statement said.Bishop Andrew Waldo of the Upper Diocese of South Carolina and Lawrence arranged the meeting, according to the diocese’s statement.“We feel a deep sense of sadness but a renewed sense of God’s providence that the Episcopal Church has chosen to act against this diocese and its bishop during a good faith attempt peacefully to resolve our differences,” the diocesan statement said.The resolutions cited in the board’s certification also figured in an abandonment complaint that the board rejected late in 2011. In November of that year, the Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson Jr., disciplinary board president, said in a statement e-mailed to Lawrence and reporters that “based on the information before it, the board was unable to make the conclusions essential to a certification that Bishop Lawrence had abandoned the communion of the church.”The resolutions were among the 12 allegations of abandonment that the board considered at that time.The diocesan leadership has engaged in a series of moves to distance itself from the Episcopal Church, ultimately stemming from disagreements over human sexuality issues and theological interpretation.Lawrence and the majority of the diocese’s deputation left the General Convention on July 11, objecting to the passage of resolutions that they said violate the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church.The resolutions in question were A049, which allows for optional and provisional use of a rite to bless same-gender relationships, and D002 and D019, which affirm the full inclusion of transgender persons in the life of the church (including the ordination process).However, the Very Rev. John B. Burwell, the sole South Carolina clergy deputy who remained, told Episcopal News Service in an interview after the House of Deputies’ last session on July 11 that “we are not leaving the Episcopal Church.” And Lawrence made it clear the next day, noting that “a deputation to General Convention has no authority to make such a decision.”Shortly after convention, Lawrence added C029 to the list of resolutions deemed objectionable. The resolution had in its original form called for a “study of the theology underlying access to Holy Baptism and Holy Communion” and was eventually amended to state that “baptism is the ancient and normative entry point to receiving Holy Communion.” Another resolution (C040), which would have allowed unbaptized people to receive communion, did not make it out of committee.However, Lawrence said that the amended C029 resolution “still moves the church further down the road toward encouraging the communion of the unbaptized which departs from two thousand years of Christian practice” and “puts the undiscerning person in spiritual jeopardy.”Lawrence said the resolutions about transgendered persons would lead to an abandonment of norms because “gender may be entirely self-defined, self-chosen,” thus “condemning ourselves, our children and grandchildren, as well as future generations to sheer sexual anarchy.”“So long as I am bishop of this diocese I will not abandon its people to such darkness,” he promised.At the close of the letter, Lawrence said that “for me to pretend that nothing had changed [in the Episcopal Church is] no longer an option.”That letter was followed on July 30 by one from the Rev. Canon Jim Lewis, canon to the ordinary, summarizing a meeting Lawrence had with diocesan clergy on July 25. It said in part that Lawrence “asked for a period of grace as he prayerfully seeks the face of the Lord, and asks for God’s direction” while on a vacation to be “spent on mountaintops and in deserts where the bishop will seek refreshment and discernment.”“Upon his return at the end of August he will meet with the Standing Committee and the clergy of the diocese to share that discernment and his sense of the path forward,” Lewis wrote.Lawrence then met Aug. 21 with the Standing Committee, “which unanimously approved the course of action he outlined for the Diocese of South Carolina,” according to a one-line announcement in the diocese’s e-newsletter.No details were released and on Sept. 22, Lawrence told the diocese that it was still “imprudent to reveal that course of action.”“Things are progressing — we have not stopped or dropped the ball,” he wrote. “Please know that I understand the level of anxiety and concern of many in the diocese. Nevertheless I must ask you all for your continued patience and prayers as we seek to deal wisely and carefully with a fluid situation that requires great discernment and sensitivity on a regular basis. I will communicate to you the details at the very earliest moment such a communication is prudent.”Lawrence and the diocesan leadership have been distancing themselves from the Episcopal Church for at least three years, including the actions cited by the boardIn October 2009 the diocese authorized Lawrence and the Standing Committee to begin withdrawing from church wide bodies that assent to “actions deemed contrary to Holy Scripture, the doctrine, discipline and worship of Christ as this church has received them, the resolutions of the Lambeth Conference which have expressed the mind of the communion, the Book of Common Prayer and our Constitution and Canons, until such bodies show a willingness to repent of such actions.”That authorization came in response to two 2009 General Convention resolutions passed two months earlier that focused on human sexuality and reaffirmed the Episcopal Church’s commitment to the Anglican Communion. Resolution D025 affirmed “that God has called and may call” gay and lesbian people “to any ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.” Resolution C056 calls for the collection and development of theological resources for the blessing of same-gender blessings and allows bishops to provide “a generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this church.”“These resolutions seek to protect the diocese from any attempt at un-constitutional intrusions in our corporate life in South Carolina and were in response to the revisions to the Title IV Canons of the Episcopal Church,” according to a diocesan news report at the time.When Lawrence was first elected bishop in September 2006, he faced numerous questions about whether he would attempt to convince Episcopalians there to leave the church. In a Nov. 6, 2006, letter to the wider church he wrote that he would “work at least as hard at keeping the Diocese of South Carolina in the Episcopal Church as my sister and brother bishops work at keeping the Episcopal Church in covenanted relationship with the worldwide Anglican Communion.”Lawrence did not receive the required consents to his consecration in 2007 because some standing committee consent forms were canonically improper. He was subsequently re-elected, received the consents required for all bishops-elect and was consecrated January 26, 2008.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Jesse Zink says: Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI October 18, 2012 at 11:04 am I try to make it a policy not to get involved in comment threads after the Nazis have been invoked but I have been sitting with an incredible feeling of sadness and disappointment today and I wonder if others are too, regardless of the direction this comment thread has taken.I regret that the church has not, at a time of great division in our society, figured out a way to be a counter-cultural witness to society and, instead, is merely a mirror of the world’s divisions. http://jessezink.com/2012/10/18/so-that-the-world-may-believe/-Jesse Zink Rector Martinsville, VA October 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm I am sad, too, Jesse, but also grateful. I am sad that the leadership of TEC is ruthlessly pushing away courageous believers, but I am grateful for the courage of the faithful who stand for God’s saving truth. I am sad that the leadership of TEC rejects the authority of the scripture, but I am grateful for the piercing word of God that divides truth from lies, sheep from the wolves. I am sad that we are not better witnesses to the world, but I am grateful that false witnesses are being exposed only because some might be freed from their destructive deceits. I am sad that the wolves are unrepentant, but I am grateful that the Good Shepherd protects his little sheep. I am sad that our church is under judgment, but I am grateful that God cares enough to send us prophets who will not compromise his word even if seems foolishness to the perishing. I am saddened by sin, by grateful for those who dare to steadfastly proclaim the only hope of salvation. October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm Think about what you’re saying, Oscar. How the Bible is interpreted has nothing to do with the canons the Bishop is accused of violating. The canons in question are about how the Episcopal Church structures itself; it’s pretty straight forward. He’s not being accuse of interpreting the Bible wrongly; there are many interpretations present in every congregation; we’re a big tent sort of organization. No, the Bishop is in trouble because he wants to unilaterally change the structure, and he wants to do it in a way that violates the canons he vowed to uphold. Maxine Schell says: Rector Washington, DC October 18, 2012 at 12:22 am Wow, equating the dispute in the Episcopal Church to German Christians’ acquiescence to Hitler and the sin of National Socialism and equating Bishop Lawrence with Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s powerful and peaceful resistance to the anti-semitism and racism of the National Socialists are both equally wrong. This comparison brings no real discussion, only a jab that is meant to be hurtful and to stop the conversation. It’s like uttering that curse word at the end of an argument just to get the last word.The Barmen Declaration that Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and many other leading theological figures of his day signed was specifically intended to fight “German Christianity” which was promulgating doctrines of extreme nationalism and anti-semitism . The Barmen declaration rejects that the mission and work of the Church can be subjugated to that of an authoritarian government that demands absolute obedience and complicity from it. Actually, I see more parallels in the American society today to the sins of National Socialism than I do in a church that is seeking to fulfill the Church’s commission by, as the Barmen Declaration itself puts it: “delivering the message of th free grace of God to all people in Christ’s stead, and therefore in the ministry of his own Word and work through sermon and sacrament.” (Barmen Declaration 8.26). Chris Kauffman says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK October 20, 2012 at 4:39 am This is so much about so much more! Let them that have ears hear! Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA October 18, 2012 at 9:54 am Actually it is an excellent comparison. According to the New Testament, those who are involved in homoerotic relationships are not part of the kingdom of God. It is the duty of the church and of every Christian in the church to call them out of such relationships and to bring them into right relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. In the old Testament, we are told that when someone is in sin, and we don’t warn them, that we will be held accountable for the sinners death. Thomas Shafer says: October 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm How many of you commenters have actually taken the time to read the the charges against Bishop Mark Lawrence that have been certified by the disciplinary board before shooting off your mouths here? Let me suggest that everyone here take the time to read up on the background material to this story before commenting in a misinformed way. It might also spare us the need to read through a lot of ill advised emotional rhetoric. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET October 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm TEC now reminds me of the German LUtherans aquiesing to Hitler, while Bp. Lawrence reminds me of Bonhoeffer resisting him. Susan Russell says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY October 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm Amen to that. It should be all too plain by now that the Episcopal Church’s top leadership no longer believes or acts on the basis that the Holy Scriptures are decisive for faith and life; nor that the tradition of the undivided church expresses the consensus of the Catholic Church re faith and morals; nor that right reason informed by the truths of faith, is “captive to the Word of God. Christopher Johnson says: October 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm Nice! Show ’em who’s boss! Featured Events Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Michael Joe Thannisch says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Reverend Denis C. Gray says: Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Disciplinary Board says South Carolina bishop has abandoned church Decision prompts diocese to claim it has ‘disaffiliated’ from the church Susan Thomas says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA October 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm Our denomination needs to quit going around crowing about how we are down with “the young people” who don’t want “legalistic, judgmental religion.” We spend millions of dollars, given for God’s work, on these lawsuits over titles, position and physical property. Or maybe just on petty grudges. Submit a Press Release Ossen Hosenfifer says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Mira Griffith says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Harry Coverston says: October 18, 2012 at 9:39 am TEC should make public the complaints filed (by 14 of the 29,000 members) and how they relate to the Canons and abandonment. I really don’t see where Lawrence said he wants to leave TEC. Parishioners deserve transparency from TEC. October 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm Bible believing Christians have not “made being agreed with” the criterion for inclusion. To the contrary, Bible believing Christians remain in a church which, in these most recent actions, appears to make renunciation of God’s Truth a requirement for full inclusion. If unwavering commitment to the Truth contained in the Gospels and Paul’s epistles means that Bible believing Christians are, in the mind of Episcopal Church leadership, “ignoring the canons” of the Episcopal Church, then so be it. Here we stand. We can do no other. May God help us. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Fr. Michael Neal says: October 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm It is sad that TEC failed the test of tolerance in “Principle of Inclusion” for diversified environment by kicking out Bishop Lawrence and his diocese for the sake of keeping traditional value on which TEC had been built centuries ago.It proves the biblical truth that a person could not stand on two boats. That is why Bishop Lawrence has to go. But again it is irony that the same TEC who sacked those believers who are not in their boat, wishes to stay in Anglican platform where majority believers are in the traditional Christian value having full faith on words of the Bible. It reminds me the biblical story where a king forgives his debtor not paying his/her debt in time and but again the same debtor could not forgive his/her debtor when s/he is in charge. Matt. 18: 21 – 35 October 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is not the POPE! Comments navigation Newer comments Rector Albany, NY November 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm Scriptures don’t speak, teach, dictate. Those are all human activities. We may engage them with the belief that we somehow speak for the divine, but ultimately, all human artifacts remain the product of human production and social construction. That includes the prejudices of the society within which the production occurs. About a century and a half ago, good Christians gathered in Charleston to secede from another national body. They, too, were convinced that G-d shared their prejudices and commanded them to withdraw from those who didn’t. That xenophobia attributed to the divine remained a product of social construction even as it was tested in a civil war. I pray that this round will not produce the same. Fr. Michael Neal says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 17, 2012 October 18, 2012 at 10:24 am This is pure evil being instigated by TEC, Ms. Schori, Mr. Beers, et. al. This is Satan’s bidding, and I’m sure he is all too happy about all of this. “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: fr so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”This is a clear sign that all of the talk about inclusivity, everyone is welcome at the table, the big tent of Episcopal comprehensiveness and diversity is a joke. TEC isn’t inclusive unless you happen to agree with their stance on human sexuality, abortion, Jesus being “one way among many,” and all other manner of heresy and apostasy. Dissenters are certainly welcome to stay as long as you keep your mouth shut and your checkbook open. A once proud Church, that I was a part of, is now dying a painful death for all of the world to see.May God have mercy on us all. My prayers still remain with those who continue to valiantly fight for the Truth of the Gospel from within. May Blessed Michael surround them with his angelic host.Fr. Will McQueenSt. Mark’s Anglican, Moultrie, GA Fr. Will McQueen says: Christopher Cleveland says: Fr. Will McQueen says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Christopher Johnson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI October 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm Have mercy on us all and please grant us wisdom Lord. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs October 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm Give it up, Ms. Russell. Anyone who can read knows what’s going on here. 815 wants to finally eliminate its last orthodox stronghold and it’s got a whole new disciplinary regime in place so why not take charges that Bishop Lawrence has faced before, label them “abandonment of communion” and proceed directly to the hanging?All the national church has to do now is “legalize” bills of attainder and you’re pretty much set. That Mark Lawrence has never ever said anything about officially leaving the Episcopal Church is completely irrelevant. We want Mark Lawrence gone, we think he’s abandoned communion and therefore he has. End of story, regardless of how dictatorial this makes the Episcopal Church look to disinterested outsiders. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Timothy Fountain says: Jennings Rountree says: Nancy Y. Jordan says:
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Corporate directors research more difficult 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Prospect research Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising researchers are going to find it a little more difficult to research business leaders.The Observer reports that 1,852 British directors of companies have successfully applied to have their home addresses removed from their listing on the Companies House register.They had applied to the Government under the amended Companies Act on the grounds that their business activities exposed them to the threat of physical assault. Their addresses disappear from the register for five years, after which the decision is reviewed. Advertisement Of course directors can still be reached via their company’s official addresses, but home addresses of directors can prove very useful to prospect researchers seeking to link networks of contacts, or to identify key individuals in a certain geographical location.Read Attack fears force bosses into hiding by Enda Curran at The Observer. Howard Lake | 22 April 2003 | News
There But Not There silhouette at Brookwood CemeteryThe Tower PoppiesLord Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff, was Constable of the Tower of London until July 2016. As such, in 2014, he oversaw the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation where 888,246 ceramic poppies were installed in the moat of the Tower of London.As Patron of There But Not There, Lord Dannatt said: “The poppies at the Tower of London captured the start of the national WWI commemoration – There But Not There will be the abiding concluding image.”He urged the public to support the campaign and its beneficiary charities. He said: “In buying the Tommies and silhouettes, people are not only commemorating the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers, they are also supporting the veterans of today, with all profits going to charities supporting the armed forces community.” Ghostly figures of First World War soldiers are starting to appear across the UK as part of an art installation marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. The campaign aims to raise at least £15 million for armed forces and mental health charities.The six foot high Tommies are part of a nationwide art installation called ‘There But Not There’. The campaign is led by former Chief of the General Staff, Lord Dannatt and supported by Birdsong novelist, Sebastian Faulks. It is run by the charity Remembered, which aims to educate all generations about why they so many made the ultimate sacrifice, and to raise funds to help heal those suffering from the hidden wounds of war. The silhouette Tommies have already begun appearing at:Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon, South Walesin sentry boxes usually staffed by Yeoman Warders at the Tower of Londonon Giants Causeway in Northern Irelandat Heart of Midlothian Football Club in Edinburgh.The Tommies will be touring the country until Armistice Day. The Royal Foundation: Heads TogetherWalking With The WoundedCombat StressHelp for Heroes: Hidden WoundsThe Commonwealth War Graves FoundationProject Equinox: Housing Veterans. There But Not There silhouettes at Big Pit, Wales There But Not There name block in memory of Private Albert Bassett In addition to the touring Tommies, local community groups will be given the opportunity to host their own ‘silhouette installations’. Village halls, schools, places of worship, businesses and other groups can all apply to host one.These silhouettes have a different shape to the touring, standing Tommy. They are designed to fit into seated spaces. Howard Lake | 7 March 2018 | News 506 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis183 Tagged with: arts service charities Trading WW1 Host your own TommyThere But Not There silhouettes in a classroom There But Not There silhouette at Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland There But Not There silhouette at the Tower of London There But Not There silhouettes in theatre seats There But Not There silhouettes at Hearts FCSales of commemorative figuresThe charity Remembered is encouraging members of the public to buy their own 10 inch versions of the Tommies to remember their own relatives. The figures are made by military veterans.Funds raised from their sale will be distributed evenly between: Advertisement Remembered suggests communities might like to honour the fallen on their own local war memorials, by placing a silhouette for every man that fell in local community spaces.Novelist and There But Not There Ambassador Sebastian Faulks said: “One hundred years ago this country offered its best young men to the war. Many never returned. This nationwide campaign will honour those men at a local level – in the villages and towns from which they came.“Just as Pals Battalions were formed from local offices, factories and schools, so each community now has the chance to remember its own. These haunting figures allow us to give thanks for the ultimate sacrifice these men made for our country.” 505 total views, 1 views today There But Not There silhouettes in church pews There But Not There silhouette at Royal Hospital, Chelsea About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Ghostly WW1 figures art campaign aims to raise £15m for charities There But Not There silhouette and guardsman at the Tower of London AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis183 There But Not There silhouette in snowy Kent landscape They were inspired by an art installation by Martin Barraud at Penshurst Church in Kent in 2016. The installation at Penshurst Church included 51 silhouettes, one for each name on the local Penshurst war memorial. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tjErjevyJs[/youtube]
Organisation News EgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th. In the wake of an Egyptian journalist’s death after he caught Covid-19 in prison and a Saudi journalist’s death just weeks after release, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Egyptian and Saudi authorities to free all detained journalists to avoid a catastrophe before it is too late. “The deaths of Mohamed Monir and Saleh Al-Shehi during the pandemic speak to the urgency of releasing journalists so that they avoid a tragic fate,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “With just two days to go to Eid, we urge the Egyptian and Saudi authorities to use this occasion to rescue journalists from overcrowded prisons. Let’s avoid a catastrophe before it is too late.” June 8, 2021 Find out more Both of these prominent journalists, Egypt’s Mohamed Monir and Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al-Shehi, died – on 13 and 19 July respectively – shortly after the authorities suddenly released them from prison without prior warning. The health of both journalists worsened quickly after their release. Monir’s family is very specific about this. He had begun showing Covid-19 symptoms before his release. According to his daughter Sarah, he was taken from hospital to hospital from 28 June onwards for medical examinations and Covid-19 tests until he was finally declared positive on his third Covid-19 test on 8 July. News Receive email alerts Egypt and Saudi Arabia are currently the world’s biggest jailers of journalists after China. RSF has identified 30 detained journalists in Egypt and 33 in Saudi Arabia. July 29, 2020 Journalists’ deaths after release – alarm signal for Egypt and Saudi Arabia Monir was freed on 2 July, just five days after his preventive detention had been extended by another two weeks. He was arrested for “spreading fake news,” “abusing social media” and “participating in a terrorist group” after being interviewed by the Qatari TV news broadcast Al Jazeera (which is banned in Egypt) and posting a video of a police raid on his home on Facebook. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information EgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned The sequence of events prior to Al-Shehi’s death are less clear, with many questions needing answers from the Saudi authorities. His family formally reported on 26 June that he was in hospital but, by that date, he had already been in an intensive care unit for more than 10 days, meaning he was hospitalized less than a month after his release from prison. June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further Al-Shehi was suddenly released on 19 May while serving a five-year jail sentence on a charge of “insulting the royal court” for talking about corruption within Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite during a programme broadcast by the Saudi TV channel Rotana. News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF has demanded an independent international investigation to determine the level of the Saudi prison administration’s responsibility. Regardless of the causes of his premature death, Al-Shehi spent the last two years of his life in prison as a result of an arbitrary jail sentence. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more
News September 30, 2016 RSF denounces ICAO discrimination against Taiwanese journalists denied accreditation to cover tri-annual assembly in Montreal One day before the ICAO held its tri-annual Assembly from September 27 through October 7 in Montreal, Canada, two journalists were denied accreditation to cover the event based on their Taiwanese nationality and affiliation with Taiwanese media. Chia Chang, reporter for United Daily News, and Yuli Hu, journalist for Taiwan’s Central News Agency, were both denied authorization to cover the event. Chang was told accreditation was refused because of her Taiwanese nationality whereas Hu, while of Canadian nationality, was told she was refused accreditation because she wrote for a Taiwanese news agency. The ICAO is an agency of the United Nations, and “follows the UN’s ‘One-China’ policy”, according to an email from one of its representatives to Reuters last week. Taiwan was invited to the last tri-annual Assembly three years ago, but was not invited back this year. “Journalists should not be prohibited from covering events because of their nationality or the nationality of the media they are affiliated with, says Delphine Halgand, RSF’s US Director. The work of the International Civil Aviation Organization is of important public interest and should not be restricted to journalists from Taiwan for political reasons.” News May 18, 2020 Find out more June 29, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information TaiwanAsia – Pacific International bodies United Nations Receive email alerts TaiwanAsia – Pacific International bodies United Nations Follow the news on Taiwan News Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom November 20, 2020 Find out more to go further RSF_en RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) ‘s refusal to accredit two Taiwanese journalists for its tri-annual Assembly in Montreal earlier this week. RSF calls on the ICAO to immediately grant these journalists access to this important event.