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first_imgWITH THE Six Nations in full flow and the Lions tour to Australia on the horizon, this is a great time to subscribe to Rugby World. And this special offer allows you to subscribe to the world’s best-selling rugby magazine for just £2.99 a month. Plus, you can read every issue on the iPad at no extra cost! HURRY – OFFER ENDS 28 February 2013More great reasons to subscribe now: Huge savings on the full subscription priceA Rugby World subscription gives supporters EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the gameThere’s an exciting year ahead for rugby with the 2013 LIONS TOUR TO AUSTRALIADon’t miss a moment of the build-up with GUARANTEED HOME DELIVERYGet the new issue every month BEFORE IT HITS THE SHOPSSo what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this incredible deal right now! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Analysis: How Nemani Nadolo could wreck the World Cup for England and Wales

first_imgNemani Nadolo, Fiji’s hulking talisman, has been in jaw-dropping form for the Crusaders and could pose some huge problems for the more fancied nations in Pool A According to common consensus among early newspaper reports, the iceberg that submerged the Titanic in 1912 was between 50 and 100 feet high and 200 to 400 feet high.Now, Nemani Nadolo is not quite as vast as the entity that sunk the ‘unsinkable’ ship. Even so, he could prove devastating to a major nation during the upcoming Rugby World Cup.From the moment the draw for Pool A was made in December 2012, both hosts England and Warren Gatland’s Wales have known they face an excruciatingly tough schedule just to avoid the embarrassment of a group-stage exit.Australia, two-time winners of the tournament, join the Six Nations duo. The likes of Israel Folau, Michael Hooper and David Pocock mean the Wallabies are loaded with exceptional players.Then, a year ago, Fiji hammered the Cook Islands to qualify as well. Pacific Islanders are famed for freakish individual talent and Nadolo – a rapid, skilful specimen who weighs nigh on 130 kilograms – is doing ludicrous things for the Crusaders.Here is how his attacking ability could hurt Fiji’s more illustrious opponents.FinishingWhile the Crusader’s have endured a fairly underwhelming campaign, Nadolo is currently sitting on seven tries from 12 appearances. Some of his scores have been spectacular too.This one instigated a 57-14 thrashing of South African strugglers the Cheetahs:Part of the Crusaders’ problem has been their overly-lateral phase-play. Far too often they have shifted the ball to the flanks without threatening the gain-line.In this case, left wing Nadolo has minimal space to exploit. Still, the finish requires a stunning piece of skill.Taking a pass from Ryan Crotty, the transfer onto his left foot is almost instant. Opposite number Clayton Blommetijies is beaten for pace. He has committed his weight forward, but would concede a penalty for a tackle without the ball if he continued into contact:Though the ball heads infield, the natural curve from Nadolo’s instep sends it back towards the touchline. Neither hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld nor No.8 Jean Cook can intervene:Last weekend in Auckland, the Blues were dispatched 34-11. However, emboldened by Eden Park as usual, Joh Kirwan’s team had built up a 6-0 advantage. Then Dan Carter gambled:Before this decisive phase, the Crusaders probed across the Blues line. A burly carry from Richie McCaw took a narrow tack close to the breakdown and crossed the 22.When the ball is recycled and scrum-half Mitchell Drummond shapes to pass, we can see Nadolo hugging the left touchline. Holding his width, he makes full use of the playing area and offers an option to Carter, who glances across to assess things:The fly-half’s kick has a higher trajectory than most modern implementations of this tactic, resembling a rugby league-style crossfield bomb – something Folau used to feast on in the NRL with Melbourne Storm.Interestingly, as the ball goes up, Carter’s casual body language suggests he is not anticipating a try. That said, Nadolo chases like a train as Blues wide man Ben Lam turns:Nadolo commits wholeheartedly to the jump and is rewarded. He sticks out a big left arm……and gathers the rebound. Nadolo’s baggy shorts and heavy strapping give him the look of an NBA superstar at times. This acrobatic take backed up that image.Collisions and offloadsAs the aforementioned tries demonstrate, Nadolo is far from an unguided missile. Instead, he complements his size with intelligence and guile.This carry comes from first phase off the back of a scrum. Five Highlanders are tied in due to a combination of sheer power and evasive footwork – unbalanced defenders obviously do not have a strong base from which to make a tackle – and Jordan Taufua can pick up and shunt over to score around the fringes:Earlier in the same game, which the Crusaders actually lost 25-20, Nadolo had manufactured another five-pointer.Flanker Matt Todd dotted down this time:A Colin Slade break puts the Highlanders on the back foot, but when Nadolo catches the ball he is met by Waisake Naholo and Nasi Manu, with All Black full-back Ben Smith covering. He bypasses all three.Stepping off his left foot back against the grain between Naholo and Manu, he ties them both in:Shooting his left arm past the Highlanders duo, Nadolo twists into a pass not dissimilar to a tennis backhand: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All smiles: Nadolo drives over for a try on Crusaders duty Put simply, Pool A favourites will get a horrible shock should they underestimate Fiji. Gifted Glasgow Warriors Leone Nakawara and Niko Matawalu, Leicester Tigers Seremaia Bai and Vereniki Goneva, plus stardust from Asaeli Tikoirotuma and Napolioni Nalaga add up to a perilous, unpredictable proposition.Then you have talisman Nadolo, six feet and five inches of all-action obstacle all on his own. England and Wales will need to negotiate him carefully. A closer replay does the assist justice:Support runners can swarm Nadolo in the knowledge that the Fijian will almost always get his arms free to create an opening.Sprinting down his favourite channel against the hapless Reds, he find Andy Ellis with an 10-metre overhead:Then, a fortnight ago in Wellington, this effort through midfield sparked the Crusaders’ best performance and a 35-18 triumph over runaway league leaders the Hurricanes:After Ardie Savea and Victor Vito are brushed aside, Todd is again the beneficiary. He receives a flying flick-pass:Viewing the try from a reverse angle gives a good idea of how difficult Nadolo is to contain:Naturally, the more havoc one man can wreak in the contact area, the harder a defence must work to contain them. Unfortunately for those attempting to quell Nadolo’s influence, he can also pick passes before the tackle.Link manThe Crusaders’ home tie against the Blues in April brought a 29-15 success. Nadolo was the catalyst for their most penetrative attacks. This outside arc led to Drummond’s run in:Jonathan Joseph has spent this past season doing just this for Bath and England. As Akira Ioane speeds out of the line, Nadolo stands him up. When his opponent is flat-footed, he accelerates to the outside shoulder:With Ioane beaten, George Moala must step in. This is Nadolo’s cue to feed Crotty, who swerves infield to play in Drummond:A quarter of an hour later, another deft pass put Taufua clear:Again, Nadolo calmly assesses the situation. Slade’s pass has put him in a lot of room and he senses that covering defenders are speeding across.Stepping inside, he draws them towards him. Taufua has a walk-in:On national service, Nadolo is understandably handed heightened responsibility.Centre of attentionThursday, October 1 is the day Fiji take on Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Nadolo has happy memories on the venue.Wearing the 12 shirt last November, he scored all of his country’s points as they got within four points of Wales despite spending the final half an hour with 14 men.His interception score was as much about courageous anticipation as it was defensive positioning.  Nadolo cuts off Rhys Priestland‘s outlets before pouncing onto the pass:Just to complete the inventory, Nadolo is a decent tactical kicker. From centre he should touch the ball far more and Fiji will look to him for field position.Oh, and he takes the shots at goal. And he can nail them from the right touchline……or the left: TAGS: Highlight last_img read more

The greatest opensides of all time: Jean-Pierre Rives

first_imgHe has found new fame as a sculptor and artist, exhibiting across the world. Google him and you will find as many references to that as to his rugby.He maintains some connections with the game, as he was involved in the World Cup in France in 2007 and he created the Giussepe Garibaldi Trophy, which is awarded annually to the winner of the Six Nations match between France and Italy. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Major teams: Toulouse, RacingCountry: France
Test span: 1975-84France caps: 59 (59 starts)Test points: 20 (5T)Nicknamed Casque d’Or – Golden Helmet – Rives was the star of French rugby in the 1970s and 1980s and became one of those rarities in the world of rugby: a player who was famous beyond the sport.Rives captained France a then record 34 times, playing alongside Jean-Claude Skrela and Jean-Pierre Bastiat in a legendary back row. His style was the very essence of what was seen as the typically French mode: gloriously free-spirited, unpredictable and entertaining. He only wanted to drive a maul to one place – right out of the game. As he told the Irish Independent in an interview last year: “The ball is the star. People want to see the ball. Kids want to see it being passed.”Born in Toulouse on New Year’s Eve 1952, Rives was considered too small to be a top-class openside as he never reached 6ft, but his tremendous bravery and seeming ability to be everywhere on the pitch at once saw him win his first cap when he was only 22. Jean-Pierre Rives of France The seemingly constant bloodied face of France’s openside flanker Jean-Pierre Rives, is a testament to his commitment to the sport TAGS: The Greatest Players He helped France win a Grand Slam in 1977, led them to arguably their finest victory of all time as they beat New Zealand 24-19 at Eden Park on Bastille Day in 1979, and won a second Grand Slam in 1981.France’s Player of the Year in 1977, 1979 and 1981, he was finally forced into retirement by shoulder problems in 1984, but the honours kept coming as Rives was given the Order of the Legion of Honour in 1986 and the National Order of Merit in 2009.last_img read more

WATCH: Clermont Destroy Racing In Their Own Stadium

first_imgIn the second week of Top 14 action, Clermont demolished Racing 92 away from home. Surprisingly, once-mighty Toulon are bottom of the table and amongst the four teams who are yet to win a game. Lyon, Grenoble and Perpignan are the others still looking for that elusive W.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest Top 14 news. WATCH: Clermont Destroy Racing In Their Own StadiumClermont have started the opening rounds of the 2018 Top 14 season with demolitions of Agen and then Racing 92 on the 2nd of September.Against Agen, they went in at half-time down by 16 points to 15, however in the second half they ran rampant, scoring try after try and eventually winning by 67 points to 23.Then in week two, Racing got hammered by the men in yellow by 40 points to 17. At half-time it was only 19-3 and when Virimi Vakatawa dotted down under the posts the score was 19-10 but that was as close as they got with Clermont producing some sublime rugby to pull away.Peter Betham’s try in particular was off the back of some great breakdown work from Peceli Yato.Greig Laidlaw, scrum-half for Clermont, was going up against his Scottish half-back partner Finn Russell, and yet the little man proved to be the difference maker as he slotted five penalties and a conversion.It was not all one-way traffic however with Donnacha Ryan producing an absolute beauty of a tackle on the ‘Tongan Bear’, Loni Uhia. Yellow warning: Peceli Yato breaks through against Racing 92 Related: Social Media Round Up Week One LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The other scores from the weekend were:Grenoble 20 Toulouse 23Castres 19 Lyon 16Montpellier 36 La Rochelle 14State Francais 20 Bordeaux Begles 8Pau 20 Toulon 10Agen 25 Perpignan 23As mentioned above, Clermont sit atop the table with Stade Francais just behind them on points difference. Castres are the only other undefeated team in the top French division so far.last_img read more

England Autumn Internationals Squad

first_img Playing Bledisloe 3 in Yokohama, see Michael Cheika’s… Take a look at Eddie Jones’ 36-man England squad for the Autumn Internationals below. Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Dan Robson (Wasps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Australia Autumn Internationals Squad Australia Autumn Internationals Squad England team to face South Africa in the Autumn Internationals – 3rd NovemberElliot Daly, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Ben Te’o, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs, Alec Hepburn, Dylan Hartley, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Brad Shields, Tom Curry, Mark WilsonReplacements: Jamie George, Ben Moon, Harry Williams, Charlie Ewels, Zach Mercer, Danny Care, George Ford, Chris AshtonEddie Jones has named his 36-man squad for England’s upcoming Autumn International Tests against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia.There are eight uncapped players in the squad; Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Nathan Earle (Harlequins), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Michael Rhodes (Saracens), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors) and Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby).However, Jones has controversially left out Gloucester fly-half and September’s Gallagher Premiership player of the month, Danny Cipriani. His last start was in a victory against South Africa earlier this year so his omission is a surprise.Jones said; “I’m really happy with the squad. We can only control what we can control and injuries have happened. It gives an opportunity for some good new players to play some important Tests for England while players who have been in the squad before, will have to take on more responsibility.“South Africa have been going really well. They have a new coach and have selected well. They play a traditional Springbok game up front and move the ball wide when they need to. We’ll need to take them on up front and when we have opportunities to score points we have to be good enough to take them.“We love Twickenham. The players feel the support and we can’t wait to get out there and play in front of 82,000 against South Africa.” New Zealand Autumn Internationals Squad The All Blacks have named a 51-man squad… England Autumn Internationals SquadFORWARDS: Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) co-captain, Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)*, Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs) , Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), Michael Rhodes (Saracens), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)BACKS: Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Nathan Earle (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens) co-captain, George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)England have plenty of players unavailable for selection as you can see below; New Zealand Autumn Internationals Squad Collapse England Autumn Internationals SquadAfter a horrific run of injuries Manu Tuilagi is set to play for England once again this weekend after getting named to the bench to face Australia. His last appearance was against Wales in 2016, and before that way back in 2014.In other news Jamie George gets the starting hooker role ahead of Dylan Hartley and Joe Cockanasiga starts after an injury to Jack Nowell ruled him out.Courntey Lawes also shifts to the second row with Sam Underhill and Brad Shields coming in. Nathan Hughes returns to the bench after a six-week ban for punching.Eddie Jones said; “We’ve picked our best 23 for the Australia game. We know they have a unique style of attack so our ability to defend that is going to be important,”“I’m really happy with the direction we’re going in terms of the way we play the game. We are developing a unique style of rugby, which is English and the players are proud to play that way.”England team to face Australia in the Autumn Internationals – 24th November Elliot Daly; Joe Cokanasiga, Henry Slade, Ben Te’o, Jonny May; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Ben Moon, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Brad Shields, Sam Underhill, Mark Wilson.Replacements: Dylan Hartley, Alec Hepburn, Harry Williams, Charlie Ewels, Nathan Hughes, Richard Wigglesworth, George Ford, Manu TuilagiEngland team to face Japan in the Autumn Internationals – 17th NovemberElliot Daly; Joe Cokanasiga, Jack Nowell, Jack Lozowski, Chris Ashton: George Ford, Danny Care; Alec Hepburn, Jamie George, Harry Williams, Charlie Ewels, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Mark Wilson, Zach Mercer.Replacements: Dylan Hartley, Ben Moon, Kyle Sinckler, Ted Hill, Sam Underhill, Richard Wigglesworth, Owen Farrell, Henry Slade.England team to face New Zealand in the Autumn Internationals – 10th NovemberElliot Daly, Chris Ashton, Henry Slade, Ben Te’o, Jonny May; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Ben Moon, Dylan Hartley, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Brad Shields, Sam Underhill, Mark Wilson.Replacements: Jamie George, Alec Hepburn, Harry Williams, Charlie Ewels, Courtney Lawes, Danny Care, George Ford, Jack Nowell.center_img Make sure you know when, where and on… How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Expand Take a look at which teams are playing… Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand Autumn International Fixtures 2018last_img read more

Qatar and Cayman Islands among unions keen to host Sevens World Cup

first_imgThe Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Malaysia stand out as interesting potential sites, while the growth of rugby in India has  been a source of pride for World Rugby in the past.Related: Ten cool things from the Hong Kong SevensMeanwhile it is understood that the German market is another one that World Rugby are keen to explore further, and the Munich-based Oktoberfest 7s (21 and 22 September) could be seen as a testing ground ahead of 29 October, when the World Rugby Council will select the hosts for the next instalment of the Sevens World Cup.Rival bids: Germany versus the Cayman Islands in 2016 (Getty Images)That will be played during the September and October 2022 window set out according to the international calendar – within which will sit the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the Commonwealth Games that will take place in July 2022.The World Cup will again comprise 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams and will be played over three days in one venue. Qatar and Cayman Islands among unions keen to host Sevens World Cup Eleven unions have formally expressed their interest in hosting Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2022.Argentina, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Qatar, Scotland, South Africa and Tunisia all declared their interest to the governing body by the end of March.Of those unions, only Argentina, France, Scotland and South Africa have teams on either of the men’s or women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, although Jamaica’s men also competed at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco last summer.Related: World Rugby keen to take sevens to new territoriesScotland and Argentina have both hosted the Sevens World Cup in the past, while France will host the 15s World Cup in 2023 – their second, after hosting the showcase in 2007. Paris will also host the Olympic Games, in which sevens is an event, in 2024. Despite having so much on the horizon, the FFR have pushed to host this event too.Just as arresting is the interest tabled by Qatar. The Middle Eastern state are already hosting the FIFA World Cup from 21 November to 18 December 2022, and have come under intense scrutiny over issue of workers’ rights and safety and the inherent logistical difficulties of staging such an event there. Eleven unions from all over the planet declare interest in 2022 event Last time out: Action from San Francisco in 2018 (Getty Images) The unions have been issued with formal bid application documents and now have until 16 July 2019 to submit their responses. After a period of deliberation, the Council will select the host in late October.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news.last_img read more

Leicester v Ulster live stream: How to watch the Challenge Cup semi-final from anywhere

first_imgIf you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Leicester v Ulster takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Leicester v Ulster live stream: How to watch from FranceTo watch Leicester v Ulster (kick-off 9pm) in France, beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the main rights holders.beIN Sports offers 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. Leicester v Ulster live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandLeicester v Ulster, which kicks off at 8pm, will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK and Ireland. Coverage starts at 7.15pm. Leicester: Freddie Steward; Guy Porter, Matias Moroni, Matt Scott, Nemani Nadolo; George Ford, Richard Wigglesworth; Ellis Genge, Tom Youngs (capt), Dan Cole, Harry Wells, Calum Green, George Martin, Hanro Liebenberg, Jasper Wiese.Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Tomas Lavanini, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Zack Henry, 23 Kini Murimurivalu..Ulster: Jacob Stockdale; Rob Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy; Billy Burns, John Cooney; Eric O’Sullivan, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (capt), Matt Rea, Jordi Murphy, Nick Timoney..Replacements: 16 John Andrew, 17 Andy Warwick, 18 Tom O’Toole, 19 Kieran Treadwell, 20 Sean Reidy, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Michael Lowry, 23 Will Addison..It should be an entertaining match to kick off European semi-finals weekend – here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Leicester v Ulster wherever you are…How to watch Leicester v Ulster from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Challenge Cup coverage, like Leicester v Ulster, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Challenge Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Leicester v Ulster  live stream: How to watch from New ZealandSky Sport NZ has the rights to show the Challenge Cup in the Land of the Long White Cloud, with Leicester v Ulster kicking off at 7am on Saturday morning on Sky Sport 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS John Cooney passes during Ulster’s 2019 win over Leicester (Getty Images) Leicester v Ulster live stream: How to watch the Challenge Cup semi-final from anywhereLeicester and Ulster have played each other ten times in the Heineken Champions Cup but this will be their first meeting in the Challenge Cup.Should the Tigers win at Welford Road tonight (kick-off 8pm), they will reach a European final for the first time in 12 years. They lost the 2009 Heineken Cup final to Leinster.Leicester top the try charts in the Challenge Cup this season, crossing 19 times so far. But the last time they hosted Ulster in a European match, they blew a 13-0 lead to lose 14-13. European semi-finals weekend kicks off this Friday night at Welford Road Leicester v Ulster live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Challenge Cup in South Africa and you can watch Leicester v Ulster at 9pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport.Leicester v Ulster live stream: How to watch from elsewhereEPCR have launched an OTT service, epcrugby.tv, so you can stream live Challenge Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra and Sub-Saharan Africa).It’s €19.99 for a weekend pass for all the Champions and Challenge Cup semi-finals.Find out epcrugby.tv herelast_img read more

Serving Christ in the world

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Patrick AugustinePosted Sep 18, 2012 Comments (1) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Kathleen Murff Whiting says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL The Rev. Canon Patrick Augustine[Episcopal News Service] Our hearts are saddened as we watch the violence that has erupted across the world in protest to an anti-Islam film. It has already caused human loss of lives such as Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans serving in the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.It reminds me of images of November 1979 of the burning of the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. I was then the rector of St. Thomas Church in Islamabad. I witnessed with my own eyes the rage and destruction caused by thousands of students demanding “death to America.”I also express my protest to this person who made a movie demonstrating scathing attacks on the prophet of Islam. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has made it clear to the Islamic world with her statement, “This awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.” Enemies of the United States such as al-Qaeda are using it to their advantage to target American presence abroad.America is a land of liberty and millions of immigrants have come to her soil to enjoy many freedoms. At times misguided individuals use their freedom of expression in harmful ways. In 1989, American artist and photographer Andres Serrano, in the name of art, displayed a photograph of a small plastic crucifix she titled “Piss Christ.” This cross was submerged in a glass of the artist’s own urine in a New York museum. This is not only an offensive expression of art but also a terrible abuse of free speech. It appears to be done with malicious intentions to cause hurt and disrespect to the followers of a certain faith community.Equally contemptible were the actions of one individual who made a movie to insult Muhammad. We cannot take these events lightly. As Americans we are not living in isolation from the rest of the global community. If we desire respect we need to earn it by showing respect to others.Free speech doesn’t give license to offend. People of faith must condemn the actions of those individuals who have intentionally hurt the sanctity and harmony of our faith communities. But I fear the repercussions for Christian minorities living in Muslim countries. Many of them already live under the fear of persecution with very little guarantee of basic human rights.I have often wondered what inspired Christians in the Roman Empire who were persecuted and killed for confessing the name of Jesus Christ. In our own modern days of the 21st century we learn of the persecution of Christians in Sudan, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt and many more countries.For the church in Pakistan there is no other option for the faithful followers but to lift up to the hills and behold the cross of Jesus. In the valley of the shadow of death thou art with me. That is their witness as they continue in the face of persecution, discrimination and acts of terror serving that nation through their schools, hospitals, leprosy clinics, schools for the blind and literacy centers.It is on the cross of Jesus the powers of hatred and violence were defeated that meek and weak may have a life of hope and resurrection.What Jesus calls us to do is not always pleasant; it is not always easy; it should not be done without serious contemplation. He wants us to know very clearly what it may cost to follow him. Some of us wonder “Am I worthy to be a disciple of Jesus?” Do I have stamina, perseverance to carry his cross?Martin Luther was right when he said:  “God can carve the rotten wood and ride the lame horse.” Jesus chose just such people: fishermen and tax collectors, known as sinners and zealots. They were not particularly part of the religious establishment. Jesus took these ordinary earthen vessels and filled them with His grace and power to lift high the cross.One thing the Gospel makes clear: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”— The Rev. Canon Patrick Augustine is rector of Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His e-mail address is [email protected] Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Serving Christ in the world September 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm Dear Rev. Canon Augustine,Your deeply sincere thoughts about this fearful situation should be required reading for all who would report the day-to-day actions across the world in response to this hideous video. I cannot help wondering how we would feel if someone were to profit from a movie which portrayed our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a child molester – or worse. What would we think if that person also portrayed himself and his friends as members of some faith the same way the people who have encouraged and blatantly defended this awful film are doing. How close to outrage would the Christian reaction be? Would we “lose it?” And how would we present ourselves to refute such a horrendous item and those who constructed it? Would we communicate with them and pray for them? Would everyone still know we were Christians by our love? I cannot understand the violent protests, the murders, but I can understand the fury that fed them. 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 Comments are closed. 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Rapidísimas

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jun 20, 2013 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel La reunión del papa Francisco con el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby ha sido comentada muy favorablemente. “Parecía el encuentro de dos viejos amigos”, comentó La Repubblica. El papa Francisco dijo: “Estoy seguro de que esta unión permitirá al mundo católico conocer mejor y apreciar las tradiciones espirituales, litúrgicas y pastorales del patrimonio anglicano”. Y apuntó a que  esta historia “es larga y compleja, no exenta de momentos dolorosos”. Las últimas décadas no obstante  han estado caracterizadas por un camino de cercanía, de aproximación y de fraternidad por el que debemos dar gracias sinceramente a Dios, dijo el papa.El VII Sínodo General de la Iglesia Anglicana de México, en sesión los días 14 y 15 de junio eligió a Francisco Moreno, obispo de la diócesis del Norte de México, como Primado, para servir por un período de seis años.  En este cargo sucede a Carlos Touché-Porter, obispo de la diócesis de México. El nuevo primado estudió en el Seminario de San Andrés, tiene 65 años, está casado y es padres de tres hijos.La diócesis episcopal de Puerto Rico ha anunciado que la fecha de elección de un obispo para suceder a David Álvarez, será el 7 de septiembre y su consagración el 23 de noviembre. Álvarez nació en 1941 y es obispo desde 1987. A diferencia de otras comunidades cristianas en la Iglesia Episcopal la elección de un obispo es de por vida y es realizada por una asamblea de clérigos y laicos “canónicamente residentes de la diócesis”.Para algunas comunidades indígenas de América Latina los linchamientos de personas  que han cometido graves delitos constituyen una costumbre ancestral. El obispo católico romano de Santa Cruz de la Sierra en Bolivia, Sergio Gualberti Calandrina, dijo que es necesario inculcar una cultura que enseñe la sacralidad de la vida para prevenir actos como éstos. En el 2007 el Defensor del Pueblo indicó en esa zona se registraron 57 linchamientos y que la cifra sigue en aumento. Con frecuencia los linchamientos son realizados por una multitud enardecida que castiga o mata sin ningún proceso legal. Además de Bolivia se sabe que en Guatemala han ocurrido actos similares.La Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colorado Springs, Colorado, fundada en 1872 y con una feligresía de 5,000 miembros decidió el domingo 16 de junio abandonar su pertenencia a la denominación presbiteriana nacional, después de 10 meses de discusiones sobre los matrimonios gay. El 90 por ciento de los miembros votó a favor de la decisión de abandonar la denominación. Se cree que otras iglesias seguirán el mismo curso como ha ocurrido en las iglesias episcopales y luteranas.Berta Soler, líder de las Damas de Blanco, grupo pacifista que lucha por un cambio político en Cuba, dijo que espera ampliar la acción de las Damas al resto de la isla. El grupo de unas 70 mujeres se reúne en la Iglesia de Santa Rita en La Habana todos los domingos para participar de la Eucaristía. Soler y una acompañante recibieron a nombre de las Damas el Premio Sájarov que le concedió el Parlamento Europeo en el 2005. Es mejor tarde que nunca, dijo una de las Damas.Ofelia Acevedo y su hija Rosa María Payá, viuda e hija de Oswaldo Payá fundador del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación, desaparecido en un “accidente” vial el año pasado han dicho que su abandono de Cuba es meramente “temporal”. Además, han reafirmado su compromiso por la democratización de la isla y la defensa de las libertades individuales.Después de años de controversias y negativas, los Boy Scouts de América, la organización juvenil más grande del país con 2.7 millones de niños y jóvenes afiliados en más de 100,000 centros en todo el país, decidió permitir la participación de niños gay en sus filas. Al mismo tiempo, seguirá la prohibición para la participación de adultos, sean líderes juveniles o padres de los niños, en las actividades de la organización, si son gays o lesbianas.Hassan Rohani, declarado ganador en las elecciones presidenciales en Irán, es el único clérigo y el único considerado moderado de los seis candidatos que se postularon para suceder a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. El clérigo reformista obtuvo 18 millones de votos, lo que le otorgó una ventaja de más de 50%, lo suficiente para ganar en la primera vuelta.El martes 11 de junio fue asesinado en Bogotá, Germán Giraldo Orozco quien en años anteriores perteneció al clero de la Iglesia Episcopal en Colombia, era hermano del diácono Edgar Giraldo de la Iglesia Episcopal. Su cadáver fue expuesto en la Catedral Episcopal de San Pablo en Bogotá.VERDAD. “La sangre de los justos no se derrama en vano”, José Martí, 1852-1895, patriota cubano. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rapidísimas Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

Colombia seeks peace after 50 years of war

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC By Clara Villatoro Posted Aug 5, 2016 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 9, 2016 at 9:23 am Let’s not forget the viscous, brutal attacks on Israeli children and adults since 1948 by Palestinians. To attempt to lay this all at the foot of Israel is, at best, disingenuous. There has been more than enough blame to go around. The unfortunate situation is that neither side really wants peace. The Israeli government, and most of its people, believe that after decades of war the Palestinians only want to drive them into the sea and annihilate them. The Palestinians, and much of the Arab world, still teach that Jews are somehow less than human in their “schools”. The present Israeli government continues to build settlements in the West Bank, ignoring agreements to the contrary. And, as long as terrorist organizations are recognized by the Palestinians as legitimate outlets for their frustrations, there will not be peace. Until both sides truly want peace, there will be none. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA August 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm Fifty years? Good grief, they’ve probably forgotten what it was all about when this started in the ’60s. But there has been a lot of blood shed; can the government forgive the rebels for this, and ask their forgiveness too? Will it take fifty years to settle things down in Syria too? New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] “Peace is not only the silence of guns and bombs; peace is much more than that … . It is rebuilding an entire social fabric that has been torn for more than 50 years. Peace is a fundamental right, and we have to rebuild it to guarantee a decent life [for people],” said Diocese of Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque in an interview with Episcopal News Service regarding the peace process that is developing in his country.The Episcopal Church closely supports the peace process in Colombia. After a half-century of war and years of negotiations, the government and FARC, the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, reached a peace agreement. On June 23, the two parties signed “a definitive agreement to a bilateral ceasefire, to laying down of arms and to guarantees of security.”The agreement is an enormous step toward true peace, according to Duque, who, as head of the Episcopal Church in Colombia, has supported the dialogue process. “We have been very affected by the war; we have communities in conflict zones. But we don’t work just as the Episcopal Church; we work ecumenically with other churches.  The principle of peace is also based on [having] a decent life. There’s a lot of work to do and we will only succeed united as brothers and sisters,” the bishop said.(The Episcopal Diocese of Colombia is one of seven dioceses that make up the Episcopal Church’s ninth province, which covers Central and South America and the Caribbean.)In May, the Episcopal Church agreed at a national convention to support the peace process, offering the government its facilities as “spaces for exercises in reconciliation to succeed in building a sustainable peace.” Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos expressed thanks for the support in an official letter.Pastoral work in the midst of warAlthough the church’s role in the peace process and support for the government was expressed more officially this year, its support for the people and communities has been present throughout the entire conflict, Duque said. The areas most affected by the war are home to four Episcopal parishes, served by two priests and five seminarians.Rev. José Suárez is one of those priests. In 2008, he arrived with his wife and daughter in Palizada and El Bagre – a mountainous zone in northwest Colombia. His predecessor had been retired from the parish following a psychiatric crisis after 15 years of pastoral service. “He was institutionalized for almost a year [and] the church helped him to get a pension afterward. He lived under a lot of pressure and threats. … I agreed to come here because I was ordained for [serving] Jesus Christ and I go wherever they send me,” Suárez said.But he realized in his first days of pastoral work that he would need a great deal of spiritual strength to carry out his job. One day, while he was traveling to a community in a canoe with some parishioners, he came upon a body floating in the middle of the river. His immediate reaction was to retrieve the body, call the authorities, and say a prayer for the deceased. But the reaction of his companions was different.“They told me: ‘Father, don’t touch him. Let’s go. You don’t know what might happen if you take him out of the river. Here it’s better to keep quiet.’ Against all my beliefs, I had to listen to them; I just said a prayer as we continued on our way,” he recalled.The region where Suárez works has many criminal groups. “Here you have to be careful about what you say and who you say it to. It’s almost impossible for a day to go by without someone being killed in the area.”Duque recognizes that Suárez’s pastoral work is a service that requires a lot of courage and commitment. “We can’t give up preaching the Gospel or stop supporting our communities, regardless of the internal conflicts,” he said. “It’s up to us to work, with victims as well as with victimizers, and the church is ready to move forward. We’ve had parishioners massacred and many [others] displaced.”According to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 6.9 million people in Colombia have been displaced due to violence. With the church’s support, Suárez has facilitated the migration of families for security reasons. The result for the families has been good, but the size of the religious community has decreased considerably due to the emigration.“This is a mining area, very rich in metals; there’s a lot of gold extraction. But that doesn’t mean abundance for the people. … For different reasons people end up leaving,” said Suárez, adding that the Episcopal community in El Bagre, which used to have more than 100 people eight years ago, now has only around 50, while in Palizada, the congregation has only about 15.Challenges for rebuilding the countryAfter decades of pain, the announcement of the definitive ceasefire has created many expectations. The Episcopal Church is celebrating the progress, but recognizes that facing the challenges of rebuilding the country and bringing social justice will be an arduous task.The next step is for the population to confirm its support of the peace agreement. On July 18, the Constitutional Court of Colombia upheld the plebiscite that will allow Colombians to support or reject the process.The church is prepared to advocate in the communities for “yes” on the referendum, said Duque.“Not everyone is happy with the announced agreements. Nonetheless, we are supporting this plebiscite that is going to be held; we have offered that support and the government is aware that we (the different churches) have the structures and leaders capable of seeking reconciliation even in places where the state has no presence,” he said.The points to work on, the bishop said, are the indemnification of victims and the pursuit of justice; the rebuilding of the country; and an effort to preserve the historical memory that will prevent the repetition of the atrocities of the war.“We are asking the international community for a lot of prayers, so that all Colombians come out winning, in order that we achieve that peace that we need so badly. And we are also asking for international solidarity; due to the negatives of war, drug trafficking and violence there are very few partnerships with foreign dioceses. We are asking that they accompany us in this process,” said Duque.The church considers the securing of peace to be social and pastoral work. The church already is working with Episcopal Relief and Development to offer micro loans to women heads of household in the conflict zones; these will generate means of earning an income, said the bishop. And Suárez, looking to the future, dares to dream of the type of projects that will bring opportunities for people to get ahead and have a decent life.“There are many needs in health, education and housing. Rebuilding the lives of these people won’t be easy; but with spiritual and material support a lot can be achieved, though it will take many years,” Suárez said.For now, the first step is the plebiscite. Once the government announces the date and publishes the final document of the agreement with the FARC, Colombians will have to vote yes or no on the agreement.– Clara Villatoro is a journalist based in San Salvador, El Salvador. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC August 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm In summary, one could be reminded that this is Palestine–68 years(since 1948) or 50 years(since 1967)! This is still a highly contentious subject where Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem(and millions around the world) are still “displaced” persons subsisting in refugee camps and/or subjects occupied by the apartheid Israel government and the brutal Israeli Defense Forces–and still U.S.taxpayers are forced to give Israel $Billions per annum plus highly sophisticated military weaponry for protection and use on defenseless civilians in Gaza(Thousands killed+100’sthousands injured,mostly women/children… All this midst the pseudo”peace/two-state” negotiations and the Palestinians continue to suffer, struggle in perpetuity. Israel forbids UN human rights rapporteur to enter/assess Palestinians basic rights(shelter,water,food)–and throughout this our corrupt congress and political system protects Israel w/impunity for numerous illegal violations! And even our National Episcopal Church leaders(bishops,clergy) remain compromised … Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rich McDonough says: Colombia seeks peace after 50 years of war Government, FARC come to a ceasefire Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Dr. Erna Lund says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (3) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Latin America Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anthony Price says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Advocacy Peace & Justice, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more