Martyn Williams Six Nations verdict

first_imgMartin Williams against South Africa during the 2010 Autumn InternationalsPlaying England on a Friday night in Cardiff is going to be a bit of a novelty. It’s going to be a big night, especially because it’s England, and it’s a huge game for both sides. Whoever wins that game will kick on and do well in the Six Nations.Winning the first game is so important because it gives you huge confidence. It’s a massive boost and once you get momentum anything can happen. We were disappointed with our results in the autumn because we didn’t win a game, but when you look at our performances there’s a lot we can take out of it. We’ll go into that game with confidence, as will England despite their defeat to South Africa.We need to be more clinical. Against South Africa we were 20-9 up but didn’t turn the screw and finish off the game. We need to be more composed at the crucial moments. We’ll learn from things like that going into the Six Nations. We’re not far off being a good side and winning games.Our set-piece was outstanding in the autumn, but the Australia Test showed that you can’t just have a strong scrum, you need an overall game to win matches. We’ve got really dangerous runners and that part of our game wasn’t where we wanted it to be, so we need to work on that.England will have a strong set-piece as well and they’re a dangerous side with guys like Ben Foden, Chris Ashton and Toby Flood. Up front, too, Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Lewis Moody thrive on an open game. We should be evenly matched so hopefully it will be a cracker. Lloyd Williams has really impressed me at the Blues this season. He’s a class act at scrum-half and isn’t overawed by anything. He’s definitely on the Wales radar.All the Ospreys lads say Justin Tipuric is pretty special, too. He’s a great athlete and it’ll be brilliant for him to learn off Marty Holah. They expect big things from him. Obviously there’s a lot of talk about Gavin Henson and I won’t be surprised to see him in the Six Nations squad. We all know what a world-class player he is and his record speaks for itself; when he’s played we’ve been successful. I’ve no issues at all with him coming back into the squad. The boys are looking forward to having him back, especially as he’s left himself open to a lot of ribbing after doing Strictly Come Dancing! We’ve not got ridiculous playing numbers so we need players of Gav’s quality fit and playing to strengthen the Wales squad. It’ll push everybody to keep their spots.I’m being pushed myself by Sam Warburton. He’s a special player and a top bloke. He always wants to learn and is the ultimate professional. While we’re obviously disappointed if we’re not picked, there’s no bitterness. That’s the way sport is and we push each other. It keeps you on your toes and we need that in every position.To mark the new year, I’m going to pick three Welsh players to watch in 2011. Toby Faletau trained with Wales in the autumn and has all the skills. He’s quick, powerful and a great ball-handler. Martyn faces stiff competition from Sam Warburton (left) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Rees ready for Blues

LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 19: Blues player Richie Rees in action during the Heineken Cup Pool One match between Cardiff Blues and Northampton Saints at the Cardiff City Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) “We also have them in our Heineken Cup group again this year so it will be good to play them early on in the season.”Despite being left out of the Rugby World Cup squad, Rees has not given up on his international ambitions and feels he still has a lot to give to the international squad, “I’d still like to play for Wales and think I have plenty to offer. I want to see Wales do well but at the moment I’m just concentrating on playing well for the Blues.” “A lot of the youngsters are coming through well, I think with the youngsters progressing and the players we already have we should do pretty well during this world cup time. Obviously Dai was very good to me and I’m grateful for what he did, but Justin and Gareth are putting their stamp on things and the players have been given more responsibility.”“I feel it’s probably the tightest we’ve been as a squad for a long time, so we are all looking forward to getting on the pitch and playing. Hopefully we will start strongly and Justin and Gareth will be given a chance to show what they can do.”“Edinburgh also has a new coach with Michael Bradley joining them from Connacht so it will be interesting to play them first up. Murrayfield is never an easy place to go, although we have got quite a good record up there. They like to throw the ball around and Visser is obviously a big danger man for them.” Rees may not be going to New Zealand, but he hopes to be successful for the BluesCardiff Blues scrum half Richie Rees cannot wait for the start of the Rabo Direct Pro 12.The Blues travel to the Scottish capital to take on Edinburgh in the opening weekend of the competition and Rees is looking to put the disappointment of being left out of the Wales RWC squad behind him.“I think I had an idea in my head that maybe I wouldn’t be going to the World Cup after we came back from the first Poland trip and I wasn’t going back for the second trip.” said Rees. “Obviously it was disappointing because on the first trip it was all fitness and we hadn’t done any rugby training. I did pretty well in the fitness but I would have liked to have the chance to show what I can do rugby wise on the second trip.”“However, I came straight back to the Blues and have been enjoying it since.”With the Blues squad in full training ahead of the new season, Rees did not hesitate in getting involved, “The day after the Welsh squad got back from Poland the Blues players were having a team building exercise in Tenby, so I drove down and joined up with them and that was enjoyable.”“It’s been going great here. The warm up games have gone well against Pontypridd and Bath and all the players seem to be enjoying it.  I think it’s an exciting time at the Blues.” read more

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: Luther Burrell

first_imgRunning man: Northampton’s Luther Burrell has been breaking open defences with pace and power all seasonBy Katie FieldWho is the man of the moment?Luther Burrell, the 25-year-old Northampton centre who is hoping to secure a place in England’s matchday squad by playing the game of his life for his club against Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, 25 October (kick-off 3.15pm).Why is he in the spotlight?Burrell has been grabbing the headlines all season, shredding defences in the Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup to set up tries for his team-mates. He credits Northampton’s new assistant coach Alex King with helping him hit top form, although he had already impressed the club’s coaches last spring after joining from Sale in 2012.Slick and quick: Burrell showcases some of his handling skills for England against a Consur XV in ArgentinaHe toured with England last summer but didn’t get capped and has now been promoted from the Saxons squad to the Elite squad as injury cover. Burrell spent the first three days this week training with the November Test squad before being named in a group of ten players released back to their clubs to play this weekend.It doesn’t mean he is out of the frame for a Test cap and a big performance this weekend could just make all the difference. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Luther Burell (L) of England is marked by eandro Leivas of a South American collective team during a friendly rugby match on June 2, 2013 in Montevideo. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images) What’s Burrell got to say about it?“I am absolutely chuffed to be part of the England squad, which has some of the greatest players in it. It’s something I have always dreamed of. I hope I can put a marker down in this game [v Saracens] and try to push for a starting slot.“It was fantastic to get a starting spot with Saints towards the end of last season and I built on that over the summer and have been fairly consistent throughout this campaign so far.”Will he be whooping or weeping this weekend?Saracens haven’t lost yet in the Premiership this season but Northampton have suffered just the one defeat, which came in controversial circumstances at Gloucester. The Saints haven’t lost at Franklin’s Gardens in any competition this term and should manage a narrow victory against the table-toppers. Watch Burrell and Northampton take on Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, 25 October, kick-off 3.15pm.last_img read more

Australia coach Cheika shows his hand with strongest team to face Fiji

first_img Australia’s flanker David Pocock (L), Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika (C) and Australia’s hooker and captain Stephen Moore (R) give a press conference in Bath Will Genia and Bernard Foley line up at half-backs, with Michael Hooper and David Pocock getting the nod in the back row LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When Australia play on Wednesday against Fiji, only minnows Namibia and Romania will not yet have kicked off their World Cup.Having had a chance to see pool rivals England and Wales in action, Michael Cheika has selected what would appear to be his strongest side to face Fiji.While most of the team is as expected, his choices cleared up a few positions, notably that the back row combination of Michael Hooper and David Pocock should get the nod against England and Wales.For the hosts that is particularly concerning, with their breakdown work having been under par in their warm-up games and their opening win over the Fijians.England have managed to nullify Hooper by blasting him off the ball in recent clashes between the teams, but with Pocock playing as well, Australia look a formidable prospect at the breakdown.More interesting was what Australia would do in the half-backs, and Cheika has gone for a new-look combination with Will Genia and Bernard Foley.Reds teammates Genia and Quade Cooper and Waratahs duo Nick Phipps and Foley have generally been paired together this year, but for the Fiji clash, Cheika has mixed things up.Genia impressed against the USA in the Wallabies’ final warm-up game, and at his best is one of the world’s top scrum-halves.center_img He’s not shown that form for a couple of years though, and it’s not clear whether he will ever rediscover it.Foley has endured an up-and-down year, and while he has generally outshone Cooper, he’s not been as impressive as he was last season.Still, on form he looks to be a better bet than the Reds playmaker, and if Cheika continues to see Matt Toomua as only an inside centre, Foley should keep that job.Elsewhere the question over who will start in the second row for the big games alongside Rob Simmons appears to have been answered, with Kane Douglas getting the nod.The former Leinster lock earned a spot in the team despite only returning to Australian rugby over the summer.Finally Scott Sio’s improved scrummaging sees him preferred to James Slipper at loosehead, while on the wing the reliable Rob Horne is in over the more explosive Henry Speight and Joe Tomane. Australia: Folau; Ashley-Cooper, Kuridrani, Giteau, Horne; Foley, Genia; Sio, Moore (capt), Kepu, Douglas, Simmons, Fardy, Hooper, Pocock. Replacements: Polota-Nau, Slipper, Holmes, Skelton, Mumm, Phipps, Toomua, Beale.last_img read more

An offbeat Q&A with New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett

first_img An offbeat Q&A with New Zealand‘s Beauden BarrettDo you have any phobias?Yes, I’m claustrophobic. When I was at boarding school a guy locked me in a cupboard. It felt pretty traumatic. I don’t have any problems with long-haul flights, but when I get caught under anyone…How was your relationship with your brothers growing up? We would hang out a lot. It’s difficult being away from the family and farm now, but realistically I’ll only go back a couple of times a year. It was the best place to grow up. It was pure joy, just kicking the ball around.Would you go into farming after rugby?No, I won’t. My brother Scott may do. It’s probably not for me. I enjoy the lifestyle (in the country) but not the grind of a dairy farmer’s life.Who are the jokers you have played with?Before Izzy Dagg retired, he was up there. There’s a guy called Salesi Rayasi – watch this space – and there’s also James Marshall, who used to play at the Hurricanes.Funny guy: Salesi Rayasi with the Hurricanes last season (Getty Images)Any practical jokes you can share?One guy recently called Billy Proctor pretending he was Matt Proctor. That went on for a very long time.Any nicknames?Baz. That’s it at the moment but at school I was called all sorts. I was called ‘Cat’ but I can’t really tell you why. Let’s just say it has something to do with my brothers.What winds you up?Basic rudeness and, well, not necessarily being ignorant, but when people are late and don’t apologise or just use the same excuses. ‘Ah yeah, sorry I’m late again.’Related: Rugby world Cup TV coverageIf you could be any of your team-mates, who would you be and why? One of the boys who can dance – that’s one of the biggest ones as I’m terrible at dancing. The island boys in particular have good rhythm. Julian Savea can dance well. Ardie Savea is a cool guy too.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?TJ Perenara – he can talk his way out of anything. He’s so entertaining to fly with. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This first appeared in the October 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. Remember to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sliding in: Barrett scoring against Australia in 2018 (Getty Images) center_img The All Blacks fly-half talks dancing, dinner guests and dairy farming Lightening the mood: TJ Perenara (Getty Images)What superpower would you like to have?To fly. No, to teleport. I’d probably teleport to the first tee. But I wouldn’t want to have superpowers in golf. It would be no fun driving the ball 600 yards.What’s been your silliest purchase?My wife would say my wardrobe choices because I can’t be trusted on my own. I’ll like something and then “horrendous” and “disgusting” are words that are thrown around. I bought this one T-shirt that was half black, half white and my wife called me an orca whale!Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?I would have Tiger Woods so that I could pick his brains about golf. Then it would be Tom Brady and Michael Jordan. That’s three sportsmen. I’m a lover of all sports and I appreciate greatness. I’d love to have a conversation with them.The best advice you’ve received?Probably something I was told last year by Steve Hansen. He said: “Life is not about being perfect.” I was getting too frustrated from not achieving perfection, maybe my standards were too high. Another time I was told: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” You don’t drop standards but also don’t worry too much.Do you have any guilty pleasures?Chocolate. I’d smash a block of Whittaker’s the night before a game.(TUDOR watch)What would you save if your house was on fire?If everyone is safe, I would save my collection of Tudor watches.Any hidden talents?Certainly not dancing! I’d back myself in many sports. I’ve been lucky to try as many sports as possible, even just in the backyard. But Jordie (brother) is a better cricketer.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?I’d like to have a positive influence wherever I can and make people feel better.How’d you like to be remembered?As a genuine and nice bloke but also someone who is exciting on the field. I’ve got no intentions of being a safe player. I want to entertain people.last_img read more

William Jay Lambert ordained as bishop of Eau Claire

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Bishop Elections, Comments (2) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA From left, bishops Ed Leidel, William Jay Lambert, and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori following the ordination service on March 16. Photo: Richard Schori[Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire] The Rt. Rev. William Jay Lambert was ordained on March 16 as sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire at Christ Church Cathedral in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was chief consecrator and the official co-consecrators were bishops Gregory Brewer of Central Florida and Russell Jacobus of Fond du Lac. The preacher was the Rev. Canon Ernie Bennett, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Central Florida.Lambert succeeds the Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, who resigned as Eau Claire’s bishop in 2008 to become assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The diocese has been led since September 2010 by Bishop Provisional Edwin Leidel, Jr, former bishop of Eastern Michigan. Eau Claire’s Standing Committee served as the ecclesiastical authority during the period the diocese was without a bishop.Under Leidel direction, Lambert was elected as sixth bishop on Nov. 10, 2012.Bishop William Jay Lambert making his declaration of conformity during his March 16 ordination service. Photo: Richard Schori[Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire] The Rt. Rev. William Jay Lambert was ordained on March 16 as sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire at Christ Church Cathedral in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.About 300 people attended the March 16 ordination, including 10 Episcopal bishops and the Rev. Duane C. Pederson, bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Lambert was vested by his family: wife May Ruth; daughter Madeline (and fiancé Dave Swanson); daughter Lydia (and fiancé Jon Feldbruegge); and son Will. Many of Lambert’s extended family acted as presenters and oblation bearers.The Eucharist was distributed by Lambert and other diocesan leaders, with eucharistic vessels collected from throughout the diocese for the service, symbolizing their shared ministry.Lambert’s cope was designed by Mary Schultz of Exodus39 Vestments, and includes a ‘Cross and Crown’ embroidered on the hood. Lambert chose the emblem as a symbol of his episcopate after seeing the same engraved on a High Altar in the diocese.The Diocese of Eau Claire includes 20 parishes and about 2200 members throughout northwestern Wisconsin.Lambert acknowledged his responsibility for the deployment and “the nurturing of those congregations. My main job is to build up each of these congregations and hopefully form new ones.”Lambert had been the rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg, Florida, since 2007.  He holds degrees in history and public affairs as well as a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He was ordained priest in May 1982 and served as a U.S. Navy chaplain for 22 years.Earlier in the week, the presiding bishop met with leaders of the Faith Partners for Literacy Program, a group dedicated to building ecumenical relations in support of family literacy and adult education programs in the area. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Nancy Barnard Starr says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ William Jay Lambert ordained as bishop of Eau Claire Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN House of Bishops, March 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm Every blessing Jay, to you and the people of Eau Claire. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL 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 People Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Jeff Woods says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs last_img read more

Nigeria: Despite archbishop’s kidnapping, church will meet

first_img Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Nigeria: Despite archbishop’s kidnapping, church will meet Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. September 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm We are praying for the child of God Ignatius Katey to be released very soon ,so that he continue to build the Kingdom of God in His capacity. Let no one touch the anointed. May God forgive the kidnappers because they don,t know what they are doing in Jesus name Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By ACNS staffPosted Sep 9, 2013 Rector Bath, NC Africa, Canon Ngijoe Joseph of Cameroon says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] Senior leaders of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) will still meet for their bi-annual Standing Committee, despite the kidnapping of their provincial dean.The Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey, the second most senior cleric in the Church of Nigeria, dean of the province and archbishop of Niger Delta province, was kidnapped by armed men late on Friday evening, Sept. 6.Canon Taiwo Faluso, provincial communications director, said, “We are praying that God in His infinite mercy will grant us, very quickly, the dean’s release from the hoodlums that took him.”Nevertheless, he stressed that the province’s bi-annual Standing Committee meeting in archbishop’s Diocese of Niger Delta North would go ahead. Several church leaders, including Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, primate, are currently en route to the meeting.“These are the church’s most important meetings,” said Faluso, adding that the first one had been held in March. “Key decisions are taken during the meeting, and this time we have a consecration of a bishop-elect.”Faluso was not able to confirm whether the primate had been in contact with the kidnappers.Kattey and his wife Beatrice Kattey were kidnapped near their residence at Eleme, Port Harcourt, at around 10.45 p.m. on Friday.According to one news report, kidnappers abandoned the archbishop’s car containing Beatrice Kattey after a police chase. The archbishop is still missing. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Comments (1) last_img read more

Solomon Island churches: ‘We will work to stem corruption’

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Aldrin PelokoPosted Jun 5, 2014 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Anglican Communion Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, 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 Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA 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 [Anglican Church of Melanesia] Churches in the Solomon Islands have committed to playing an active part in mitigating the root causes of corruption.Church leaders attending a three-day conference on Rethinking the Household of God in the Solomon Islands discussed some of the corrupt practices that were negatively impacting on the ability of their country to progress and develop in a ‘just’ and meaningful manner, hindering any normal government’s delivery of its welfare responsibilities.During a working group session, church representatives identified a host of problems plaguing Solomon Islands’ political leadership, some of which include: self-centred individual interests, lack of transparency, nepotism, non-inclusive decision making processes and little regard or attention to the rule of law.Church leaders and participants agreed that there was a ‘crisis of leadership’, and in particular a ‘crisis of honesty’ in the Solomon Islands.“The moral and ethical values that should guide us as a nation is no more,” said the Archbishop of Melanesia, Most Revd David Vunagi.“In our country, the Solomon Islands, it is unfortunate that corruption has taken precedence over general order, the normal administrative procedures, and, to say the least, there are elements of corruption even in our political system,” Archbishop Vunagi said.Church participants identified the need to encourage the strengthening and promotion of laws that will lead to the active practices of good governance within public institutions.“We need to reclaim the prophetic voice of the Church to actively carry out its contribution in helping stem the tide of apathy and hopeless in our country’s political sphere,” Archbishop Vunagi said.“Churches are well placed to contribute substantially to Solomon Islands’ socio-economic conditions. However, we need to have greater say in the types of economic empowerment programmes created for this end and therefore stand ready to assist in helping to create durable-solutions that affects the lives of our people.”Churches have now called on the Government to create a more effective process that will bring about meaningful co-operation and partnerships between the Church and the State in the Solomon Islands.“Churches have committed to demanding a gainful say in formalised platforms of the State that would help them inform national policy and law making processes, instead of playing a nominal part in ceremonial matters on government’s behest,” Archbishop Vunagi said.In calling for the eradication of corruption in national political and chiefly systems, Churches have committed to doing the same within their own faith based institutions. Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Solomon Island churches: ‘We will work to stem corruption’ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Archive director inducted fellow of the Society of American Archivists

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Dr. Fran Toy says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls June 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm This is a well-deserved honor. Congratulations, Mark! 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The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession.Duffy earned a master’s degree in history and archives from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and achieved doctoral candidacy at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. Duffy worked in a variety of institutions early in his career. Serving as the chief archivist and project director for the City of Boston Archives, Duffy was responsible for initiating and administering a comprehensive municipal archives and records management program for the first time for the city. Duffy also worked at Harvard University for six years, as associate curator for University Records and Planning and later as associate director for the Harvard Depository. “It is not always easy to make the change from a government records program to a university, nor is it easy to administer records in an academic setting. [Duffy] flourished in the academic setting. . . . The outstanding abilities [Duffy] evidenced by balancing current records work within an academic library setting is a testament to his intelligence and commitment to archives programs,” one supporter wrote.Duffy has held his current position as director of The Archives of the Episcopal Church since 1992. “He successfully educated the bishop and senior staff about the lifecycle of records and gained their support to build the archives—almost from scratch,” one supporter wrote. His astute and resourceful development of the church archives, and his masterful implementation of records systems and a digital archives program there, has made it one of the soundest programs among religious archives in the country.As Duffy built the archives of the Episcopal Church, he published articles and manuals on religious archives, which have won awards and become standards in the professional literature. Duffy’s stature in his field of specialization was recognized in 2012 when he was the recipient of the SAA and Society of Southwest Archivists’ Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award for his significant contributions to the field of religious archives.Duffy also has made distinguished contributions to SAA. He has served in a variety of leadership positions, starting with the Archivists of Religious Collections Section, then as a member of the Nominating Committee, the SAA Council, co-chair of the 2009 Program Committee, and currently as treasurer of SAA and the SAA Foundation. Duffy was central to the development of the SAA Foundation since first serving on the Council; he initiated and stewarded the 2013 annual fund drive, which brought in $40,000 in donations.“[Duffy] has never been satisfied with the status quo, and certainly not with mediocrity. He pays attention to the tiny details while always thinking of the big picture, and he never shirks a job that needs to be done if it means progress toward the short- and long-term goals,” one supporter wrote.Duffy is one of five new Fellows named in 2014. There are currently 179 Fellows of the Society of American Archivists.Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA’s mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 6,000 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value. For more information, visit www.archivists.org.last_img read more

Effects of earthquake ‘devastating’ reports Anglican Deanery of Nepal

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Based on reports from Anglican Alliance.The effects of the 7.9 Richter scale earthquake that hit Nepal 80 km northwest of Kathmandu Saturday just before noon local time and the aftershock an hour later have been “devastating,” said the Revd Lewis Lew, Dean of Nepal Deanery of the Diocese of Singapore of the Church of the Province of South East Asia.At least 3,617 people are confirmed to have died, police say, and more than 6,500 people have been injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre. Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighbouring China and India.The death toll from the most powerful quake to hit the region in 81 years is likely to rise as information comes in from remote outlying areas of the mountainous country. Massive damage to property and infrastructure has been reported in Kathmandu and outlying villages, access to which has been cut off by landslides. Tremors were felt as far afield as Delhi and Dhaka.“Many buildings in Kathmandu, especially those in old Kathmandu city, have collapsed,” said Dean Lew. “We are [having great difficulty] contacting our churches outside of Kathmandu, as communication is [nearly] totally cut off outside of Kathmandu. We are particularly concerned for our churches near the epicentre, those in Gorkha, Bhaktapur & Dhading districts. I am working with our brothers to see what kind of help is needed and how we can support them.”The quake also hit Mt Everest, and resulted in many avalanches, he said. Authorities were still trying to account for the mountaineers.The government of Nepal has appealed to the international community for emergency assistance as the scale of the disaster is beyond the response capacities of national authorities.‘Nothing is standing’Many of the Deanery’s churches are located in villages in the Dhading district which was badly hit by the quake. Buildings, houses, schools and churches have all collapsed. “Nothing is standing,” said one of the local priests.“The death toll is expected to be high. The survivors are badly shaken. They are waiting for aid. There is a shortage of clean water and food and electricity has been cut off. This disaster has claimed so far more than 2000 lives and more than 8000 are injured. Tremors are still being felt every half an hour, even in Kathmandu,” said Dean Lew.Many people are reportedly sleeping outside, even those who have not lost their homes, for fear of further tremors causing building collapse.Gearing up to respondCurrently, work is being done to assess the situation on the ground in Nepal, according to Dean Lew.  “I hope to get more ground reports on [the needs] and how we can help practically, and also this will give me a chance to consult our bishops on how we can come alongside our folks in the deanery,” he said.Churches and agencies around the Anglican Communion have launched appeals and preparing for the massive relief response that will be needed. The Anglican Alliance would be standing ready to give support, said Co-Executive Director Rachel Carnegie.The Rt Revd Rennis Ponniah, Bishop of Singapore, reported that Bishop Kuan Kim Seng, Director of Missions of the Diocese of Singapore, had put the ACROSS Crisis Relief team in ‘ready to move’ mode. “We stand ready to come alongside with practical help. We long to be with you and will do so soon.”Dean Lew asked for prayer for all those affected by the earthquake and for disaster and relief teams mobilising to respond.The Interim General Secretary of the Anglican Communion Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan has assured the Church of the Province of South East Asia of the support of the Anglican Communion.NotesFor more details on appeals and links to more information, please consult the Anglican Alliance website.Share prayers for Nepal and the region on the Prayer Wall of the Anglican Communion website. 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