Cruden avoids surgery

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All Blacks Doctor Deb Robinson confirmed that Aaron had been in Auckland today (Friday) seeing a specialist who confirmed surgery wasn’t required. New Zealand All Blacks fly-half Aaron Cruden is assisted after being injured during the 2011 Rugby World Cup final match New Zealand vs France at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland on October 23, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) The curse of the All Black #10All Blacks replacement #10 Aaron Cruden will not require surgery on his knee injury, sustained against France, during the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland on Sunday. The All Black first five-eighth was thrust into the limelight after both Dan Carter and Colin Slade suffered similar groin injuries earlier on in the competition. “He will have to wear a knee brace for the next three to four weeks before he gradually returns to training over the following month, and is expected to make a full recovery,” Dr Robinson said.last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Can the Scots steal the Calcutta Cup?

first_imgThe move means that retaining ball is a necessity, so the back row consists of to opensides on either flank, with Captain Kelly Brown wearing No 7 on his back and Alasdair Strokosch wearing No 6. The element of surprise comes in with Johnnie Beattie taking the spot at the back of the scrum, though, with bulldozing back up David Denton waiting to be unleashed later in the game.Leader: Ryan Grant is named vice captain for SaturdayWith Euan Murray and Jim Hamilton starting, the hope will be that set-piece goes to plan, and with Jackson, the world’s biggest fan of an interception, there will be a need for players who play by numbers during moments of strain, so expect Ryan’s rucking and ruck-side defence to be enacted by the uglier members of the team.Defence will have to be at its most robust. So despite the headliners in the back three and the changes at half-back, the result of this Calcutta Cup match will be decided by the grunt of the back five members Richie Gray, Strokosch and Brown. If they get through the requisite work, Scotland stand a chance. If they are chasing too often as English attackers pour through the 9-10-12 channel, Scotland face a mighty tough task where not even Jim Telfer can help them. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Scotland player Ryan Grant in action during the International Match between Scotland and New Zealand at Murrayfield Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Stern Scots: Kelly Brown and Scott Johnson have a tough task against the Auld Enemy on SaturdayBy Alan DymockINTERIM SCOTLAND coaches Scott Johnson and Dean Ryan have named their squad to face the Auld Enemy at Twickenham this Saturday.First cap: Flyer Sean Maitland startsThe headlines for this line-up come with Sean Maitland starting on the wing for his first cap, forming, what on paper, should be a supremely rapid back three with Stuart Hogg and Tim Visser. It is also noteworthy that an armour plated Sean Lamont starts in the centre, meaning that the Scots have plenty of running options should they create quick ball.Johnson has not wasted any time shaking things up, with former captain Ross Ford being dropped for Glasgow’s Dougie Hall, while promoting rising star Ryan Grant to co vice captain, alongside Greig Laidlaw who is unceremoniously shunted back to scrum-half.The move means that in-form Glasgow fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is reinstated, while the dual kicking options mean that Lamont can play in midfield rather than a back who can kick from No 13, like Peter Horne or Hogg. Matt Scott will be a distributer and second receiver, facilitating the runners around him. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland starting XV: Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Sean Lamont (all Glasgow), Matt Scott, Tim Visser (both Edinburgh); Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow), Greig Laidlaw (vice-captain, Edinburgh); Ryan Grant (vice-captain), Dougie Hall (both Glasgow), Euan Murray (Worcester), Richie Gray (Sale), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan), Kelly Brown (captain, Saracens), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier).Replacements: 
Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Moray Low (Glasgow), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow), David Denton (Edinburgh), Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir (both Glasgow), Max Evans (Castres).last_img read more

England Sevens star Marcus Watson is hungry for success

first_img Setting the pace: England Sevens’ Marcus Watson evades a tackle to pierce the Argentina defence By Conor DuffyTAKE A look at the statistics for last season’s HSBC Sevens World Series and you can see why Marcus Watson was nominated for England’s top sevens accolade. Having finished sixth top try-scorer in the world with 27 tries, this young man has established himself as a key member of the England Sevens set-up. And at the ripe old age of 22, things can only get better.The sevens flyer is under no illusion that hard work and self-improvement is key to success in any squad. The attitude that both himself and his tight-knit team are displaying as pre-season begins is a testament to their desire to succeed and achieve, especially following the resignation of long-time coach Ben Ryan.“It’s all a bit up in the air right now with Ben’s resignation, but we’re just focusing as a team on getting fit and ready,” says Watson. “We’ve got a lot of hard work to complete and our captain, Rob Vickerman, has been very influential at this time. But with other leaders emerging as well, it is good to have a player-led group where everyone is close and working hard towards a unified goal. We’re looking to show our professionalism, and that’s a concept we’ve carried out heavily this pre-season.”Finishing strong: Watson adds to his try countIt is that professionalism that resonates around Watson’s character. Every good pro looks to improve on what they have achieved, and Watson looks towards the coming season with a hunger and desire to better himself. “As the season progresses I’m aiming to push myself into the top five try-scorers – that’s a huge on my to-do list. I worked so well with Dan Norton last season and I’m looking to get closer to his try count. With England, I’m looking to retain my starting place, push forward and help England to finish ranked in the top three leading up to the Commonwealth Games. not for featured LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Our aspirations will be to try to win the Commonwealth title, so hopefully good performances in the World Series will give us momentum for that.”With the Olympics holding new prospects for sevens rugby, players and coaching staff alike have participation at the back of their minds. For a player of Watson’s calibre, and an experienced coach such as Ryan, excitement at the prospect of joining Team GB is unsurprising. “It’s definitely in the back of my mind. The chance of playing in the Olympics is massive. It would be the pinnacle of any player’s career so I’m just going to work as hard as I can to try and be involved in it.“I know that Ben loves the Olympics, so I think he’ll be working towards a role within Team GB as well.” Watson has always been humble about his, and his Junior World-Cup winning brother Anthony’s, success and he would relish the opportunity to play with his sibling in either 15s or sevens. “I’d love to play 15s again. I’m actually aiming to play a few games this season. It’d be great to play with my brother. If there was a possibility of joining him at Bath, it’d be great to be playing with him but also with my mate Jonathan Joseph, who I spent a lot of time with in the London Irish Academy.”As a professional, driven athlete with realistic and attainable goals, there is no reason why this young player cannot achieve success in the World Series, Commonwealth Games and even the Olympics.last_img read more

The ten biggest flops in the Top 14

first_imgThe Wales and Lions loosehead swapped the Cardiff Blues for Mediterranean blue in the summer of 2012, but Jenkins made only five starts for Toulon in the Top 14. Instead coach Bernard Laporte preferred Andrew Sheridan and Carl Hayman as his props, and by February 2013 Jenkins confirmed he was returning to Wales for this season. The Springboks’ blond bombshell arrived in the south of France to set hearts all aflutter but there was little excitement in the season that followed. A knee injury sidelined South Africa’s record points-scorer for several weeks and in the 14 matches he played, Montgomery managed just 95 points. Signed on a two-year deal both parties agreed it would be for the best if the contract was terminated halfway through.The extent of his involvement: Dan Carter in PerpignanDan Carter, Crusaders to Perpignan 2008A fanfare greeted the news that All Black fly-half Dan Carter had signed a six-month deal with Perpignan that would earn him around £615,000 for half a season’s work. Alas the then 26-year-old played just five matches before rupturing his Achilles tendon against Stade Francais. On the plus side Carter scored 45 points in his 361 minutes of French rugby – and Perpignan never lost in that time.Victor Matfield, Bulls to Toulon 2007Brought to Toulon for one season on an alleged wage of €500k, the Boks’ second row arrived shortly after helping his country win the ’07 World Cup. He didn’t stick it for long, returning to the Bulls after just 15 appearances with the words of Toulon president Boudjellal ringing in his ears: “He sweated more in the nightclub than he did on the pitch.”Riki Flutey, Wasps to Brive, 2009The England centre arrived in Brive shortly after the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa but the form he’d shown in the series against the Boks was never seen in France. A shoulder injury and an inability to settle in Brive meant the threequarter made just five appearances before returning to Wasps the next year.Not one of Boudjellal’s boys: HensonGavin Henson, Saracens to Toulon 2011Having taken an 18-month sabbatical, and starred in Strictly Come Dancing, Henson wound up in Toulon in March 2011 on a five-month contract. He made a try-scoring debut against Stade Francais in April but featured in just one more game before copping a two-week ban by the club following some drunken shenanigans. One more appearance was all Henson managed before being released. “We do not want to blame anyone but, for next season, we hope that team spirit is a priority,” was Boudjellal’s snide explanation.Gethin Jenkins, Cardiff Blues to Toulon, 2012 Not quite a flop yet: He hasn’t done much in France yet, but Bryan Habana has some work to catch these top flopsBy Gavin MortimerBryan Habana hasn’t enjoyed the best of starts at Toulon. Despite making his debut – all 11 minutes of it – against Grenoble in August, the South African winger has made just two more league appearances, what with Springbok commitments and a hamstring strain. Then last weekend, on his Heineken Cup debut, he limped off against Exeter and won’t be seen until February at the earliest as he recovers from a thigh operation. Four outings, no tries and a monthly wage of €50,000. Mourad Boudjellal must be delighted…Fortunately Habana signed a three-year deal so the 30-year-old still has plenty of time to turn things around at Toulon and avoid joining this list of top ten French flops.Grim time: Simon Mason with StadeSimon Mason, Ulster to Stade Francais, 2000The hero of Ulster’s 1999 Heineken Cup victory, Mason signed a three-year deal with Stade Francais at the start of the 2000-2001 season. The Ireland full-back arrived in Paris hoping to reignite his Test career but made only seven starts before leaving for Italian side Treviso. “I was promised this and that but it just didn’t work,” he complained.Daniel Herbert, Queensland to Perpignan, 2003After 67 Tests for Australia, Herbert embarked for the Top 14 eager to taste the French way of life. But a serious neck injury ruined the centre’s plans and a season into his three year deal he’d managed just seven appearances. The club president at the time wasn’t too happy and refused to pay Herbert his wages. He sued for breach of contract and though he ultimately won, “it took me two and a half years to get a decision”.Tim Stimpson, Leicester to Perpignan, 2003A star at Leicester, the England and Lions full-back joined Perpignan in November 2003 after kicking a record 1,2020 Premiership points for the Tigers. At USAP Stimpson kicked only his heels as injury and a loss of form resulted in his playing for their Under-23 side. A move to Leeds followed in 2004 – after a lengthy legal battle with Perpignan – and Stimpson was left to reflect on his choice: “I can now speak French…but beyond that it was a waste of time.”Arwel Thomas, Swansea to Pau 2003The Wales fly-half left Swansea for Pau in 2003 but was soon wishing he hadn’t. The rugby wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and worse, people spoke French. “It was a pain,” grumbled Thomas, who signed for Llanelli after lasting a season in France. “I was going to the club office and they were trying to explain to me in their dodgy English things like setting up a bank account.”Percy Montgomery, Stormers to Perpignan, 2007center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

South Africa fan cycles 26,000 miles to see team lose to Japan

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Former banker Ron Rutland finished his charity bike ride in Brighton in time to watch South Africa play Japan, but it wasn’t the celebration he was hoping for “I was not expecting that,” he told the Telegraph. “It was the biggest upset in rugby history and it felt like I was watching a movie, I just could not believe it what I had just witnessed. I was absolutely gob-smacked. To be such a big fan and come all this way to see that was just surreal.” Rutland visited almost every country in Africa on his journey to raise money for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, before heading through Europe to England’s south coast. Fans outside the stadium in Brighton TAGS: HighlightJapan The 41-year-old took the result in good humour, though, later tweeting that he was privileged to have watched an historic rugby moment, but is still backing his country to lift the cup at the end of October. It was supposed to be the celebration at the end of a cycling adventure of a lifetime, but for one South African fan the culmination of his two year trip from Cape Town to Brighton ended in disappointment.Former banker Ron Rutland initially planned to cycle round the world, but changed his challenge to cycle through Africa and Europe to watch the Springboks play Japan.But after 26,700 miles, Rutland witnessed one of rugby’s biggest upsets as the Brave Blossoms beat the strong favourites 34-32 thanks to a last minute try from Karne Hesketh. He reportedly plans to cycle to each of South Africa’s remaining pool games in Birmingham, Newcastle and London but admits he might take a plane back to his homeland when his adventure is over.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Portugal win the U20 European Championship

first_img“The players love the game, they study hard, they like to learn and grow stronger each week. It’s easy to coach when you have teams like this.”Sing it loud: The Portugal players belt out their national anthem, A Portuguesa (João Peleteiro)Portugal join hosts Uruguay, Japan, Namibia, Hong Kong, Fiji and Chile in the U20 Trophy line-up, with one spot still to be filled – USA and Canada have a two-leg play-off in June.“We have to rest and restart all the processes again,” said Pissarra. “They deserve some time off but after that we will have to train even harder. With suitable and good conditions we can build a strong squad.”In other matches, Netherlands inflicted relegation on Switzerland (30-0), Belgium surprised Germany 30-14 and Russia pushed Romania out of the podium places (33-5) in a match that brought a hat-trick for their second-row Ruslan Bazhenov.It was a disappointing campaign for the home nation, who lacked creativity and speed and began to make errors when frustration kicked in.Feast in the East: Russia (in blue) beat Romania in the third-place play-off (Stefan Constantin)Portugal made an impressive statement to the other European nations, but what other conclusions did Rugby World draw from the tournament?The steaming of live games enabled fans around Europe to follow the competition – a great service. You can still watch all games in replay mode, sponsored by Rugby Europe TV.Romania and Russia had a wake-up call. Their physicality didn’t mean dominance as both nations had problems in the scrum and maul.Netherlands and Belgium want to play a quick and dynamic game. But both countries, along with Germany, still have a long way to go as their youngsters lack the capability to stand up against more experienced teams.Rugby Europe U20 Championship resultsSpain 36-13 SwitzerlandPortugal 42-5 NetherlandsRussia 47-10 GermanyRomania 28-22 BelgiumSemi-finals: Romania 16-21 PortugalSemi-finals: Spain 37-19 RussiaSwitzerland 24-41 GermanyBelgium 30-30 Netherlands (Belgium won 5-4 in penalty shootout) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Portugal qualified for this year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament in Uruguay after a tremendous triumph at the European Championship, organised by Rugby Europe.It was a hard-fought 12-7 final victory over the Lions of Spain that clinched Portugal’s place in the eight-team Trophy event – the second division of the U20 World Cup – that takes place in Montevideo from 29 August to 10 September.Bucharest’s Arcul de Triumf was the setting for the U20 European Championship that concluded last weekend, with Portugal, Spain, Romania, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Belgium vying for the title.The Iberian neighbours emerged from a two-round knockout format to reach the final, with Portugal defeating Netherlands 42-5 and hosts Romania 21-16 while the Spaniards saw off Switzerland 36-13 and Russia 37-19.By Jorge! Fly-half Jorge Abecassis evades Fernando Raga’s flying tackle in the final (João Peleteiro)Portugal benefited from the services of three players from the country’s senior side, with Vasco Ribeiro, Manuel Picão and Nuno Mascarenhas all making their mark. Centre Ribeiro was one of the best players in the tournament, averaging an impressive 13 tackles and 11 carries per game.The breathtaking try by Manuel Cardoso Pinto against Romania was voted the best of the tournament – watch it below.Spain’s greatest strength lay up front, where they possessed a powerful scrum and maul, and it helped bring them a remarkable win at the semi-final stage against much-fancied Russia.No 8 Gabriel Velez and, in particular, outside-centre Iñaki Mateu are set to have golden futures.Inside-centre José Luís Cabral’s try, converted by Jorge Abecassis, gave Portugal the perfect start in the final and his midfield partnership with Ribeiro was to the fore as Os Lobos gained the ascendency. The two later shared the Player of the Tournament accolade.First blood: Centre José Luís Cabral punctures Spain’s defence after just two minutes (João Peleteiro)Even though Spain levelled matters just after the hour when Ignacio Herrero touched down for a try that Mateu converted, Portugal were not to be denied and took the title with a late try by wing Gonçalo Santos – to the dismay of the Spanish supporters.“This is one of the best Portuguese generations in recent years,” said Luís Pissarra, the former Portugal captain who coaches the U20s. “Romania and Spain were hard adversaries but we fought as a team, gave 100% and got the championship. Francisco Isaac reports on a proud day for his countrymen in Bucharestcenter_img Victory in Europe: Portugal celebrate winning the U20 European crown (João Peleteiro) Final: Spain 7-12 PortugalThird place: Russia 33-5 RomaniaFifth place: Germany 14-30 BelgiumSeventh place: Switzerland 0-30 NetherlandsHigh spirits: The Russian lads celebrate their third place in traditional manner (Stefan Constantin)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Rugby Explained: The evolution of the kick chase

first_imgThe next piece of the kick-chase jigsaw relates to the hang-time and distance of the kick. The distance, height and type of kick combine to influence the hang-time of the ball, and this balance is essential to an effective chase. The chase team need enough time to cover the ground before the ball is caught, while still kicking long enough to gain territory. This particular kick was 28m with a hang time of 3.53 seconds, which is marginally less time than would be ideal, as we’ll see in a moment.Fig 2: The Headhunter’s path to the target area. Produced by Graeme ForbesIn figure 2, we can see that Josh Adams, the Headhunter, is now cutting across the angle, aiming directly for the target zone of the kick. This angle helps him to evade England’s escort players (who hope to offer a lane for the catcher to safely run into) and to get a relatively clear path to the ball. Both Watson – who is closest to the touchline – and Elliot Daly are forced to move inwards as the kick is tactically placed between them.Watson will go for the ball and Daly will fill in behind in case of an error. As can be seen in figure 3, Adams effectively breaks through the England escort team and is flanked by his Containment player on his left and his Catch Zone player on his right. As a result Watson would be unlikely to attempt a break on the short side and is forced to play in-field instead.Fig 3: Connection between Headhunter, Containment, and Catch Zone. By Graeme ForbesAs the kick does not have quite as much hang time as required, Watson can catch cleanly without too much pressure, but is then tackled shortly afterwards, leading to a positive outcome for Wales. The importance of the Pass Zone players in this situation cannot be overstated. Both Beard and Davies are essential to prevent Daly from attacking that space, and instead England choose to set up for a box-kick return.Fig 4: Pass Zone coverage when the ball is fielded. By Graeme ForbesEqually as important to the success of a kick chase are the actions of the secondary chase line. Note that the Welsh forwards who were in the original ruck now work to fill the spaces either side of where the ball is caught, typically with three players on the blindside (the front row in this example), and the others on the openside, filling the gaps between the frontline players. As a general rule, Justin Tipuric works towards centrefield, placing him in the perfect position to cover a counterattack, to lead the defensive line if England play a phase, or to chase back should England kick.Every situation is slightly different and there are a number of small variations to the example provided here. However, the key roles identified will always be present in a successful chase team. Geraint Davies, Jacek Wallusch and Graeme Forbes of Bajad8ta break down the art of chasing kicks Jonny May of England catches the ball under pressure (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img American Football has long taken ideas from rugby union, particularly in the tackle area, but what has rugby learned from its distant cousin? One major tactical development that adds an extra layer of sophistication to rugby is the use of formalised kick chase teams. This analysis is supported by the excellent cross-sport knowledge of Jacek Wallusch, a data Scientist and former American Football coach and player, and Graeme Forbes a former international sevens coach.We regularly hear the words ‘kick tennis’ uttered during games, but what exists under the surface is far more interesting than that cliché gives credit to. Let’s take a closer look.Related: The links between rugby and the NFLIn American Football, ‘special teams’ are highly tuned to perform specific roles for both punts and kick-offs, with a focus on territory over possession. In that case kickers look for distance, aiming to tackle the catcher as soon as they take the ball, and to prevent a break should the kick be too long or chase too slow. The nature of American Football means that an error by the chasing team is likely to lead to their opposition either scoring or gaining significant ground. This need to be accurate to prevent counterattacks is equally important in rugby union.Detroit’s special team set to chase a kick-off in NFL (Getty Images)Let’s look at a snapshot from Wales versus England in the Six Nations.In the example shown in figure 1, Wales have set up for a box kick. As is often the case, the aim is to tackle the catcher as soon as they hit the ground rather than to contest in the air, due to the reduced risk of an error for the kicking team. The person charged with this responsibility is called the ‘Headhunter’ and in this case Josh Adams has taken up a spot outside of the field in order to improve his angle. The next important role is performed by Ken Owens and is known as ‘Containment’. He will hold the 5m line and is responsible for containing the attack and preventing a breakaway down the touchline. With the Headhunter leaving his position on the wing it’s essential that this space is protected.Fig 1: Kick chase set up from box kick. Produced by Graeme ForbesOn the openside we have Dan Biggar closest to the ruck and his role is to target the ‘Catch Zone’. He will aim to get in the eyeline of the catcher and will either support the Headhunter in the tackle or will form a block so that the catcher can’t simply catch and run straight. There will sometimes be three players on the blindside, depending on where the ruck is, and should this be the case, the third player would perform this Catch Zone role.Outside of the Catch Zone player, we have two ‘Pass Zone’ players in Adam Beard and Jonathan Davies. Their job is to connect outside of where the ball is caught, to prevent the catcher from putting another attacker into space. These roles combined make up the front line of the chase team. 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

La Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori opina sobre la ley…

first_imgLa Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori opina sobre la ley de Defensa del Matrimonio DOMA, Resolución 8 Posted Jun 27, 2013 Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [26 de junio de 26, 2013] La Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori ha emitido la siguiente declaración sobre la resolución de hoy del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos de la ley de Defensa del Matrimonio y la resolución 8.La Iglesia Episcopal participa actualmente en un período de estudio y diálogo acerca de la naturaleza del matrimonio cristiano. Este trabajo se está moviendo hacia adelante con los fieles de diferentes perspectivas que buscan juntos discernir la acción del Espíritu Santo. Sin embargo, nuestra Iglesia ha tomado la posición de que ningún gobierno federal ni estatal deberá crear prohibiciones constitucionales que nieguen los derechos civiles y la protección a las personas homosexuales y lesbianas, incluyendo los que están disponibles para las parejas de diferente sexo a través de la institución del matrimonio civil.Por lo tanto, doy la bienvenida a la decisión de hoy del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos que deroga la ley de 17 años que prohíbe el reconocimiento federal de los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo concedidas por los estados. El movimiento inconfundible hacia la igualdad de matrimonio civil en los Estados Unidos durante la última década refleja la voluntad de la gente en los Estados de conceder igualdad de derechos y la dignidad ante la ley a todos los esposos y las familias, y la decisión de hoy permitirá debidamente que esas familias sean reconocidas bajo la ley federal. Al mismo tiempo, la retención de la sentencia del Tribunal en la última cuestión constitucional de si un Estado puede prohibir el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo refleja la realidad de que esta conversación seguirá evolucionando en los próximos años. Confío en que los episcopales contribuirán activamente y fielmente a esta conversación, especialmente cuando nuestro país comienza a discernir las muchas implicaciones prácticas de las decisiones de hoy para las áreas de nuestra vida en común, que van desde la ley de inmigración  hasta los derechos de la familia.Estoy profundamente consciente de que los fieles estadounidenses se encuentran tomando varias posiciones en estos temas, incluyendo aquellos que aún no han discernido claramente una respuesta eficaz o apropiada. Es posible no estar de acuerdo Y trabajar juntos por el bien de la comunidad en general. Esa es la base de nuestro sistema político democrático. También es la base de la vida en el Cuerpo de Cristo. Juntos podemos ayudar a construir toda la comunidad, sobre todo si tenemos el coraje de escuchar con atención a los que tienen una opinión diferente. La Iglesia Episcopal tiene una antigua tradición de tratar de sostener opiniones divergentes juntas por el bien de la verdad más profunda. Todos son los amados de Dios, y el florecimiento de cada uno es lo que creemos que fue la intención de Dios desde el principio de la creación. Podemos ayudar a construir una comunidad de amor en la que cada persona sea tratada con dignidad, sabiendo que todos y cada uno refleja la imagen de Dios.Rvdma. Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadLa Iglesia Episcopal Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm El capitán del barco tiene su brújula que le indica la mejor ruta para llevar a sus marineros y carga al punto final (al lugar donde tenia que ir) no importando el sentido común o experiencias de algunos de su tripulación. Hoy los ministros los que hemos tenido el valor de poner la Palabra por encima de leyes humanas o de sentido común, somo atacados como recalcitrantes, y reconocemos que que la iglesia como cuerpo de Cristo, esta siendo violando y los consejo del apóstol pablo. “ninguno que se hecha con varón (Copula) entrara en el reino de Dios. es doloroso ver que ministros no tienen una lectura espiritual de la Biblia. Se a condenado otros pensamientos bíblicos y no se condena el homosexualidad. Tenemos una Anarquía Hermenéutica. Es Hora que haya testigos (mártires) que denuncies los atropellos que recibe la Palabra de Dios. Att. presbítero Raul o Jimenez. 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Japan: Cathedral, destroyed twice by bombs and earthquake, is reborn

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By ACNS staff with material from the Diocese of Tohoku, NSKKPosted Mar 7, 2014 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Japan’s Diocese of Tohoku this week celebrated the consecration and dedication of its new cathedral.Tohoku diocese’s Cathedral Church of Christ, in Sendai City, was destroyed twice – first in 1945 during an air raid and, after being rebuilt, was damaged beyond repair in the 2011 earthquake/tsunami/nuclear fallout disaster.On March 1, however, 300 people traveled from across Japan to attend a special Service of Consecration and Dedication for the new cathedral that has been built to replace its predecessor.Attendees of what was described as a joy-filled event included people who had lost their homes and family members in the triple disaster that befell Japan.“It’s been three years since the Tohoku disaster and the new church has been completed,” said Tohoku Bishop John Hiromichi Kato. “It was made possible not only by the donations and huge efforts of the laity of the church but also the prayers and support of the whole of the Anglican Church in Japan.“The church is located right in the middle of the Tohoku disaster area, and it serves as a Cathedral Church and a parish church, as well as place of healing, encouragement and hope and prayers for the many, many people who still are living with huge difficulties today.”The Anglican Church in Japan (Nippon Sei Ko Kai) has been responding to the needs of those affected physically, spiritually, economically and mentally by the disaster in 2011.Nippon Sei Ko Kai is holding memorial services on March 11 at three locations across the Diocese of Tohoku to commemorate all those who lost their lives, to pray for all those who were affected, and to pray that people can return to a normal life.The services will be held at St. Stephen’s Church in Fukushima-shi, the location of the nuclear plant malfunction; Christ Church in Sendai, the Cathedral of Tohoku diocese; and Morioka Sei Ko Kai in Morioka-shi, which was affected by earthquake.These three locations have been chosen because they are symbolic of the three most affected prefectures, namely Miyagi, Fukiushima and Iwate. The services will be held at 1 p.m., with a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. for people to remember the disasters and their impact.Each church within NSKK has been asked to have similar service. Assistant/Associate 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 Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN March 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm No pics??? Melanie Barbarito says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 7, 2014 at 6:39 pm There are some informal photos on this page, starting at photo #9:http://scottshaw.org/?p=8532 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Japan: Cathedral, destroyed twice by bombs and earthquake, is reborn Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Alda Morgan says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 a Press Release March 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm Having lived in Japan, my heart continues to go out to those who suffered so much. I am so glad that the Anglican Church can be there to support and comfort the survivors. Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab March 7, 2014 at 5:01 pm I am very moved and happy to read of this consecration. While I do not know that part of Japan, I do know its Bishop. Bp. Kato took a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific while I was director of that program. We all came to admire and feel great affection for him and we rejoiced when we heard about his election after returning to Japan. The diocese is fortunate in having such a man as bishop and leader. Many of us shall certainly join in spirit with the Anglicans of Japan on March 11 and wish them Godspeed in this next chapter of their recovery. 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England’s Synod agenda built around women bishop question

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Posted Jun 20, 2014 Women’s Ministry Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET England’s Synod agenda built around women bishop question This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] The General Synod of the Church of England meets in York in July for a five day meeting July 11-15.The agenda for the meeting was published June 20. The agenda is constructed around a sequence of legislative business on women in the episcopate. This will begin on the afternoon of July 11 with the Report by the Business Committee on the Article 8 Reference to the dioceses.This will be followed by the Final Drafting Stage for the Measure and Amending Canon. The House of Bishops will meet on the morning of July 12 for its consideration of the draft legislation under Article 7 of the Synod’s Constitution. The agenda allows alternative scenarios for the afternoon of July 13 to enable the Convocations and the House of Laity to debate the draft legislation if they claim a reference under Article 7.  If these stages are completed, the Synod will take the Final Approval stage during the morning of July 14.On the afternoon of Friday 11 July, the Synod will be debating the first consideration of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure and the associated Amending Canon No.34, which give effect to proposals in developed in response to the reports of the Chichester commissaries and approved by the Synod in February.  Changes will include making it easier to suspend clergy, or bring complaints against them, where abuse is alleged, enabling bishops to compel clergy to undergo risk assessments and imposing a duty on clergy,churchwardens and PCCs to have due regard to the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies.On the afternoon of July 12, the General Synod will be addressed by the US writer and theologian the Rev. Jim Wallis. Wallis is the president and founder of Sojourners magazine and the author “On God’s Side.” This will be followed by group work by Synod members on the same theme, culminating in a debate later that afternoon on a motion from the Mission and Public Affairs Council.On July13  there will be a presentation by the president and CEO designate of the newly-established Churches’ Mutual Credit Union. The aim of the CMCU is to provide a mutual ethical vehicle for tax efficient savings and affordable loans for clergy and staff of church charities. It is hoped that the establishment of the CMCU will help to support and strengthen the credit union movement and provide a viable, ethical alternative to mainstream banking for people irrespective of their financial status. Also on July 13 the Synod will be debating the draft new Additional Texts for Holy Baptism in accessible language which have been drawn up by the Liturgical Commission and which have been passed by the House of Bishops to the Synod for First Consideration.On the morning of July 14 there will be a presentation followed by a debate on a motion promoted by the Mission and Public Affairs Council on The Armed Forces Covenant and Community Covenant. The motion invites many community bodies, including local authorities, churches and others to join the initiative which offers pastoral care for members of the Armed Forces Community.  The opening presentation will be from the new Bishop to the Armed Forces, the Rt. Rev. Nigel Stock.There will be a debate on the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta on a motion moved on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Synod.  A motion on the Spare Room Subsidy from the Diocese of Bradford (now part of the diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales) is listed as contingency business.  A Private Member’s Motion from the Rev. Christopher Hobbs on Canon B 8 (vesture), postponed from the previous Group of Sessions is scheduled for the evening of July. 12This group of sessions has a substantial legislative program in addition to the items already mentioned, including legislation on synodical elections, ecclesiastical property, the faculty jurisdiction and pensions.The full agenda can be viewed here.Synod papers can be found here. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NClast_img read more