[Europe.justus] Fwd: ACNS4922 Weekly Review August 6 - 12 August, 2011

Pierre Whalon bishop at tec-europe.org
Sun Aug 14 07:47:17 GMT 2011

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> De : Anglican Communion News Service <acnslist at anglicancommunion.org>
> Objet : ACNS4922 Weekly Review August 6 - 12 August, 2011
> Date : 12 août 2011 16:09:04 HAEC
> À : bishop at tec-europe.org
> Weekly Review August 6 - 12 August, 2011
> Posted On : August 12, 2011 12:19 PM | Posted By : Admin ACO
> ACNS: http://www.aco.org/acns/news.cfm/2011/8/12/ACNS4922 
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> A weekly roundup of Anglican Communion news plus opinion, reviews, photos, profiles and other things of interest from across the Anglican/Episcopal world.
> **NB: This week we are experimenting (on the website) with including more images and video. 
> Please let us know at news at aco.org if these cause you any technical problems**
> This edition includes...
> ·         This week's Anglican Communion news
> ·         Anglican Life - St. Peter's: The Little Church That Could
> ·         Anglican Life - Ministry in Peru's 'Sock City'
> ·         Anglican Life - "Dear Brother, Dear Sister"
> ·         Anglican Life - Bats stop worship
> ·         Anglican Life - Young Anglican gets national award
> ·         Anglican Life - Stop charging cellphones in church!
> ·         Anglican Life - Going to school in Mozambique
> ·         Comment - What is Anglicanism? A bishop reflects.
> ·         Video - The Richmond Cartoons at St Paul's Cathedral
> ·         Video - Free, open resources for all?
> ·         Audio - The Godpod
> ·         The coming week's Anglican Cycle of Prayer. 
>  __________________________
> ·         England - Archbishop speaks in House of Lords about riots
> ·         Africa - Church leaders launch Call to Action and Appeal for famine victims
> ·         Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe High Court awards custody of church properties to excommunicated bishop
> ·         ACO - Bible in the life of the Church - East Africa group engages with Fourth Mark of Mission and the Bible
> ·         England - World church praying for England following the riots
> ·         Uganda - Abp Orombi urges Ugandans to be more prayerful
> ·         ACEN - Network Meeting to Focus on Sabbath and Sustainability as an appropriate Christian Vocation
> ·         England - London vigil walkers call for peace as violence spreads
> ·         England - London riots: message from the Bishop of London
> ·         Australia - Australasian deans converge on Wellington
> ·         England - The riots in Manchester - a vicar's view from the frontline
> ·         USA - Episcopal Church offers affordable website services for congregations
> ·         Sudan - Sudanese gather in New York to urge the UN to stop 'ethnic cleansing' in S. Kordofan
> ·         England - Bishop to lead pilgrimage on Twitter
> ·         Europe - Hungarian Parliament could consider applications for more churches in autumn
> ·         West Africa - Anglican Diocese of Koforidua invest in oil palm processing
> ·         Tottenham's Faith Leaders to Host 'Vigil of Hope'
> ·         Hiroshima and Nagasaki must never happen again, says WCC chief 
> __________________________
> St. Peter's: The Little Church That Could
> By Veronica Hinds, on peekshill.patch.com
> St. Peter's has a rich history in the area, including ties to George Washington, and its innovative way of handling the 2008 economic crash has inspired members during their own tough financial times.
> Tom Hunt, 54, a former Roman Catholic and his wife, Donna, a life-long Episcopalian got married in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on North Division Street in Peekskill in 1984 simply because it was close to where they lived. Today, they remain active, well-loved members of the congregation. 
> “The church has always been an extended family. The majority of our personal friends come here.  The diversity here is fantastic and we have so much fun,” said Tom who has been a part of the church leadership for 20 years.  He ticks off the different ways he’s been involved as one would a shopping list.  “Finance committee, building committee, vestry member, junior warden, senior warden, usher, endowment committee, parish life committee.” He paused to think and with a jolly smile adds that he has been involved in just about every way possible. 
> Perhaps of all the jobs, the most important one for him is working with the kids as a Sunday school teacher and teen group leader.  You see, Tom and Donna do not have any biological children of their own but, as they put it, through St. Peters they have many. 
> St. Peter’s has a rich and intriguing history.  Its first building, a one-room framed structure located in Van Cortlandtville was consecrated in 1767.  George Washington reportedly read the Morning Prayer there and between 1781 and 1782 and French troops in the area who helped the Americans defeat the British used the church as a military hospital.   One of the folklore about the church is that when told that the church on top of the hill in the cemetery needs to be burnt down General Washington responded, “I sir, do not burn down churches.” 
> One of St. Peter’s most loved qualities is its diversity.  Forty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King said that the most segregated hour in the United States is on a Sunday morning at 11a.m. because each ethnic group tends to worship together in their own religious institutions, but St. Peter’s has always been different.  That is one of the historical facts, Reverend Caryle J. Hughes; the church rector says its congregation takes for granted.
> For the rest of this article click here
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> Spotlight on Juliaca
> From eNoticias - a newsletter of the Anglican Church of Peru
> Juliaca is home to our highest Church! We are not talking churchmanship but altitude at 12,500 feet. Our parish there is called St. Mary Magdalen and is served by Frs. Ruben Mancilla and Luis Vizcarra. They have a mission outpost in Tariachi.
> Juliaca is a city in the southeast of Peru, near Puno and north east of Lake Titicaca up on the altiplano of the Andes mountains.
> It is called the “Sock City” because traditionally the people of Juliaca make socks, as well as sweaters, scarfs, wraps, ponchos and gloves out of lambswool and alpaca. These are all used to counter the cold climate up on the altiplano of the Andes.
> Life is difficult there. St. Mary Magdalen Church works with families and children with a feeding and nutrition ministry. This is a great example of “Mision Integral,” one of the hallmarks of the Anglican ministry in Peru, where our ministry combines both social and spiritual transformation.
> Fr. Ruben came to Juliaca from Lima, and Fr. Luis from Arequipa. Both priests were nurtured from childhood in the Anglican Church and both were formed at our Saints Augustine (of Hippo and Canterbury) Seminary under Fr. Allen Hill, its founder and rector.
> This year CMS, who support seven missionaries in Peru, is developing links to St. Mary Magdalena.
> (Donations may be sent to our 501c3, Amigos del Peru, 4550 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024)
> *********
> "Dear brother...Dear Sister" 
> >From the Diocese of Connecticut's Compassion in Mission eNews 
> My name is Chris Ochaloi.  I come from Uganda in East Africa.  I am 32 years old.  I am a priest as well as a teacher in Uganda.  I volunteer with Call To Care Uganda, and I serve as their Ugandan Chairman.  I am  a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow, and also a husband and father of my three year old daughter, Martha.
> I grew up in a rural northeastern part of Uganda in the District of Kaberamaido.  I was orphaned as a teen and faced many serious challenges as a young boy still growing.
> As part of my challenges, I lacked fees to go to school.  I was on the verge of dropping out of school and I thought I would never attain my education.  But through my prayers, God earned me a scholarship from Calvary Church in Stonington, CT, at Ugandan Christian University in Mukono.  The mighty hand of God worked to save me from dropping out of school through Calvary Church.  As I share with many, this story inspires people in my country not to give up but to put trust in God through prayers.
> I met Martha Hoffman of St. Andrew's Church when she took a trip with two Christians from Calvary Church whom I had invited to Uganda to attend my ordination as priest after my graduation.  Martha Hoffman was following her dream and calling, and the first time I saw her, I could see something special in her.  I could see love and care for the children in her.  When she asked me to share with her about myself, I told her about myself, how I grew up and also about my niece and nephew who are now orphans.  Martha Hoffman became my sister, my American sister.  She photographed me during my ordination in Uganda and made for me a wonderful album which she mailed to me.
> Our relationship began growing day and night, even when she is in America, and I am in Uganda.  The internet connection brought us closer, and we became a brother and a sister.  This is how we write to each other on email, "Dear brother," and on my side "Dear sister."  We are so close that each week we have to write, and when we don't write, then there is something wrong, like maybe sickness.  Through our closeness, God is using us in an amazing way.  God brought us together for a purpose of His mission in Uganda.
> Our main mission of Call To Care Uganda is to build a children's center for the community  village of Kaberamaido in order to aid support of the many orphans and vulnerable children there.  This is the main mission God has called me to do with Martha Hoffman in Uganda.  Hence, we are working very hard to make it a reality.  I am inspired to build the children's center by the serious challenges I faced as an orphan myself.
> I have learned a lot through the places I visited on my first trip to the United States (June 8-July 28).  The Children's Center of Hamden and High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center are just a few.  They also began from something small like the center we are building in Uganda, and they have inspired me so much. Sitting down to talk with others who I have only emailed or talked to on the phone meant so much, and I am going back with a lot of confidence.
> God has been working through us as we celebrated at St. Andrew's Church with Rev. Steve Domienik, at St. James in Warrenton, VA, at Calvary Church in Stonington, and at Christ Church in Guilford.  I learned the Episcopal way of service that I can use when leading back home - the order of service and various preaching styles.  Also, services are very long in Uganda and are not friendly to people and to God.  People come from far and must stay for very many hours, delaying them from gathering wood to cook with and food.  I see how priests here can be straight and precise and really focused, so their parish can go home with a good message in an hour - - instead of staying long and going home with much less.  Also, I enjoyed how everyone responds during the intercessory prayer.
> Staying in my sister's home and living with her family of 5, friends and colleagues has helped me to gain a better view of how we are different, but also how we are the same.  We are doing God's work, together. 
> Lubanga mii winyo (God bless you)
> *****
> Bats in belfry plague British church 
> By Al Webb, Religion News Service
> A beleaguered 11th-century church in England is losing its worshippers and has been forced to suspend services indefinitely because of bats in its belfry.
> Bats are a protected species in Britain, and the Anglican St. Hilda's Church in Ellerburn, North Yorkshire, is trying -- so far with no luck -- to get a license to get rid of its share of them.
> Church Warden Liz Cowley said the bats have taken up residence in the church's upper regions and are making a mess of the place.
> "The walls and floors are covered with bat droppings," Cowley told the BBC. "We have tried to keep the church clean, but we have lost the battle."
> She added that "services have had to be canceled, and we cannot realistically open the church."
> Ashley Burgess, a member of the local parish church council, said the congregation has raised 10,000 pounds (about U.S. $16,000) to build new roosts for the bats away from the main building, but they remain stubbornly entrenched in the church's upstairs.
> "The financial cost has been huge," Burgess added. "Nobody wants to sit in a bat-stained church, and our congregation has dwindled as a result."
> *********
> Top 20 Under 20 award for Anglican youth
> From The Diocesan Times, the newspaper of the Anglican Church in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada
> St. Margaret of Scotland parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia celebrates as one of their own, Rita-Clare LeBlanc, receives one of 20 prestigious awards given out annually to outstanding young Canadian leaders.
> The Top 20 Under 20™ Award program is designed to identify outstanding young Canadian leaders, further develop their skills and aptitudes, focus and fuel their passions. While hundreds of Canadian youth apply each year, only 20 will receive this award — which includes a four-day leadership summit in Toronto, a personal mentor for one year, a personal career coach and a $5,000 scholarship.
> Rita-Clare is the only recipient from Atlantic Canada for 2011. Two years ago, she received a Christmas gift from her Uncle Roger in the form of an I.O.U. for $77.12. This wasn’t a personal gift to buy the latest app from Itunes, but rather it was a monetary gift that she had to invest in a project – that could make more money for a charity of her choice. This unique gift led to her winning the Top 20 Under 20 award and making a difference to children around the world.
> For a long time, Rita-Clare wondered how to make the biggest impact with $77.12! After all, it’s not everyday you get this type of extra-special gift. It was during DYC—an Anglican Youth Conference where she heard a gentleman speak about the lack of education available to children in Africa. When she saw all of the photos of the children attending a newly built school, the smiles on their faces stuck in her mind weeks after the workshop. She instantly felt connected to that cause – feeling very grateful for living in Canada where education is available to everyone and wanted to ensure children everywhere had those same opportunities.
> Rita-Clare started searching for someone to work with that would help her build a school. Because she feels strongly about community and relationships, it was important to her to find an organization that didn’t simply take the money – but valued the idea of maintaining relationships with the school – and African Sky was perfect! 
> After going back to sharing this idea with friends from all over the Maritimes, she soon realized that this was not a job she could do by herself. Many of her friends asked how they could help – and MYST was formed. MYST stands for Maritime Youth
> Standing Together. She had four people attend the first meeting and now, they have over 30 members – all working together to make a difference for children in Africa.
> The cost to build a school in Africa, for 100 children, is $13,500.00. There was plenty of planning for fundraising events such as day camps, concerts, coffee houses and a spaghetti dinner to help raise our money.
> Rita-Clare is also very fortunate to have her church, St. Margaret of Scotland, help them by managing the proceeds from personal donations and events. Many parishioners often ask Rita-Clare how their school is coming along! 
> To read more click here
> **********
> Please stop charging cell phones at cathedral
> From The Anglican Outlook - The newspaper of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago
> The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity is reporting what it calls "a very disturbing practice" where individuals go to the cathedral and plug their cell phone chargers into the electrical outlets there to charge their units and also use laptop computers to conduct their "private affairs" at the church's expense.
> The cathedral authorities have warned through the Sunday service bulletin that these activities are "absolutely unauthorised".
> They ask that persons who are guilty of this behaviour should discontinue "immediately".
> ************
> Students from Twyford School, Ealing attend Maciene in Mozambique
> By John Seymour, Twyford School
> The VisitorsMozambique, our Glorious Land 
> Rock by rock constructing a new day 
> Millions of arms in one only force 
> O Loved fatherland we will be successful 
> Our visit to Mozambique is set apart from many of the other trips that take place in Activities week by its nature: to establish a link for Twyford with a school in this developing country. Mozambique is ranked 211 out of 228 counties by the amount of money the country generates in its economy per person in the population (GDP per capita) (Source: the CIA factbook.)
> Twelve of us travelled as a group and it took 24 hours for us to arrive at our destination. The first impressions of the city as we arrived by aeroplane were of the undeveloped natural landscape and the smoke rising from various parts. Arriving on the ground, it was apparent that this was a mixture of wood smoke and burning tyres from the smell. Our very simple bus took us on a journey of 250 km to Maciene, much on a well built road (provided by the Chinese) but the last 7 km on a dirt track.
> The guest house in MacieneThe accommodation looked pretty normal from a Western point of view. The guest house in Maciene was built by the Swedish Church a few years ago and has a conference centre on the bottom floor and rooms for guests on the first floor. Conditions were simple though, with an uncovered cement floor, and water being brought by the servants of the bishop’s house – up and down the hill from the well that was close to his house.
> Water storage at MacieneWe all became very aware of how much water we used, as from the storage butt shown each of us flushed the toilets and washed. Most mornings and evenings hot water was also brought so that a warm ‘shower’ was possible – using half a mineral water bottle to scoop the water. During our time in Maciene, the pump that provides water from 100 m below ground was not fixed and so there was no running water in the guesthouse or elsewhere.
> As the week unfolded it was apparent that we were given the best of what was available; whether it was the food and comfort of the bishop’s house, or the gifts that staff and students presented to us. Or the gestures of greeting and welcome: indeed, the welcome we received could not have been warmer.
> For more of this story click here
> ____________________________
>  What is Anglicanism? 
> The Rt Revd Pierre W. Whalon, D.D. writing on Anglicansonline.org
> 'Anglicanism' is a funny word, perhaps even a little more droll than 'Presbyterianism' or 'Roman Catholicism'. It is also a bit strange, since the word 'anglican' has only been in regular use since the nineteenth century, while the reality it names has existed since the second century in embryo at least, and the sixth century saw that reality finally established. 'Episcopalian' antedates it in usage, yet the majority of members of the Hmm-Hmm Communion do not refer to themselves that way.
> Too many syllables, perhaps? I met a man once who told me he couldn't be an Episcopalian because there were too many syllables. 'So what did you become?' I asked. 'A Presbyterian,' he replied cheerfully. 'One less'.
> Be that as it may, it is true that 'Anglican' has a crisp ring to it that 'Episcopalian' does not. Its pedigree is interesting, in that it has a Latin root, albeit post-imperial. According to the Venerable Bede, Pope Gregory I referred to some Angles taken as slaves in Britannia as 'Non Angli, sed angeli' — 'They are not Angles, but angels' (because of the fair skin and colouring). Move to the Magna carta, which refers to the Church of England as Ecclesia anglicana. Anglicana appears a few times in the sixteenth century. Then we come to John Henry Newman, who coined the word we now use so ubiquitously, 'Anglicanism'.
> So is Anglicanism what Anglicans believe, like Roman Catholicism defines what those Christians are? It is true that as '–isms', both terms are of recent origin. However, the Church of Rome has since Gregory VII centered itself more and more on the office of the Bishop of Rome as supreme leader. This is as much political as theological, and its logical conclusion is the decree of Vatican I (1870) declaring the pope's 'universal immediate ordinary jurisdiction', thus making that office in effect the only bishopric in the world, with diocesan bishops functioning as its prefects.
> This may be why, despite 45 years of ecumenical dialogue, Roman Catholics cannot seem to stop repeating that Henry VIII 'founded' the Church of England. Historically that is manifestly false: Henry founded nothing. But if one subscribes to the notion that submission to the papacy equals the Church, then it makes some sense.
> Anglicanism is a different approach to being church. Rather than a doctrinal construct like the Westminster Confession or a theologico-political entity like the Church of Rome, Anglicanism is a method for being Christian. Not the method — we know better. We have endured too much at the hands of those who claim to be the unique way to Christ. Anglicanism identifies the Bible as the supreme tradition on which Christianity lies, while pointing out that there is a lot more tradition to take account of, as well, in order to interpret the Scriptures. The theologico-political entity it identifies as 'the local church' is the diocese, the basic unit of the church. Not much can supersede the authority of the synod of the diocese — the clergy and laity of its parishes taking counsel with their bishop. One thing that does is the Book of Common Prayer, from which the basic identity of Anglican Christians derives. 'Prayer Shapes Believing' is the title of a popular book on liturgy, and also a shorthand description of how Anglicans (and Episcopalians, of course) determine doctrine. Understanding, mind you, that large chunks of the Scriptures are always prayed aloud and expounded in our services.
> As a method, Anglicanism invites all people to encounter Jesus Christ in a community, the parish, that is shaped by the common life of its congregants and clergy, in communion with its bishop and diocese. That invitation is wide: "come and see." And it is conscious of the command that we must love God with all our mind, among other things. Part of the method is therefore to treat people as adults who can and indeed must think for themselves.
> To read more click here
> ____________________________
> New video from England's iconic St Paul's Cathedral
> Go behind the scenes as our conservator gives an insight into work on the mosaic designs
> To watch the video click here
> *************
> Door43 - Could this be a digital revolution for the church?
> Imagine a world where church resources were free - in every language...
> ·         A Need: The global church desperately needs discipleship resources in their ~7,000 languages.
> ·         An Obstacle: Most discipleship resources are restricted by copyrights, so they cannot be legally translated, adapted and redistributed for effective use.
> ·         A Solution: Door43 is an open wiki to create unrestricted discipleship resources - free of charge and released under an open license, so that anyone, anywhere, in any language has the freedom to grow spiritually without hindrance.
> ·         A Focus: The global church does not (yet) have discipleship resources, but they do have mobile phones. Content in Door43 is specifically intended for use and distribution using mobile phones. 
> To watch the video click here
> _____________________________
> St Paul's Theological Centre's GodPod
> A regular podcast where theologians Graham Tomlin, Mike Lloyd and Jane Williams get together to discuss burning issues of God, theology, life and much more, over an endless supply of coffee and biscuits. 
> GodPod is available on iTunes. But you can also find them here: http://sptc.htb.org.uk/godpod
> __________________________________
> ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER Click here for the full ACP
> Friday 12-Aug-2011     International Youth Day
> Psalm: 46    Gen 22:1-19
> PRAY for the International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) as it looks for a Communion in which young people are supported and strengthened in their own ministry and participation in the life of the Church.
> Rio Grande - (Province VII, USA) The Rt Revd Michael Louis
> Saturday 13-Aug-2011 
> Psalm: 47    Gen 23
> Ripon and Leeds - (York, England) The Rt Revd John Richard Packer
> Ripon and Leeds - Knaresborough - (York, England) The Rt Revd James Harold Bell
> Sunday 14-Aug-2011     Pentecost 9
> Psalm: 119:65-80    Acts 9:32-43
> Riverina - (New South Wales, Australia) The Rt Revd Douglas Stevens
> Monday 15-Aug-2011     The Blessed Virgin Mary
> Psalm: 48    Acts 10:1-8
> Rochester - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd James Henry Langstaff
> Rochester - Tonbridge - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Dr. Brian Colin Castle
> Tuesday 16-Aug-2011 
> Psalm: 49    Acts 10:9-23
> Rochester (USA) - (Province II, USA) The Rt Revd Prince Singh
> Wednesday 17-Aug-2011 
> Psalm: 50:1-15    Acts 10:24-33
> Rockhampton - (Queensland, Australia) The Rt Revd Godfrey Charles Fryar
> Thursday 18-Aug-2011 
> Psalm: 51    Acts 10:34-48
> Rokon - (Sudan) The Rt Revd Francis Loyo
> Rumbek - (Sudan) The Rt Revd Alapayo Manyang Kuctiel
> 1st Assistant Bishop of Rumbek - (Sudan) The Rt Revd Isaac Dhieu Ater
> 2nd Assistant Bishop of Rumbek - (Sudan) The Rt Revd Micah Dawidi
> Ruaha - (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Donald Leo Mtetemela
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Bishop (Mgr) Pierre Whalon
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