Jonathan Davies – a Wales star in the making

first_imgDavies does himself a disservice with that last comment because a lot of those tries required pace and footwork to beat the defence. He may look like the archetypal crash-ball centre, but he is surprisingly fast, has soft hands, is a decent kicker out of hand and can jink around players too. It’s interesting that he names Scott Gibbs as his childhood hero for he was also seen as a bish-bash-bosh merchant, yet his most famous try saw him skip around the English defence to help Wales to victory at Wembley in 1999 and end England’s Grand Slam hopes.“Scott Gibbs was perhaps similar to the way I play. Some of the stuff he did was so dynamic and really exciting to watch; it’s something I’d like to do myself. He was a lot more skilful than some people thought and hopefully I can show that myself too.”Davies remembers the 1999 World Cup warmly, the whole of Wales abuzz with excitement as tournament hosts. He watched the games on TV, but was still caught up in the fervour of it all. The last tournament is not such a fond memory as a Wales squad featuring several of his Scarlets team-mates crashed out in the pool stages.Clearly he is hoping that there is no repeat of that disappointment in New Zealand this autumn as he targets a place in Warren Gatland’s World Cup 30. Centre is a competitive position for Wales, but Davies says: “I’ve come on a lot this season and I’ve been pretty pleased on the whole. Now I’m hoping to get on that plane.”This article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales centre Jonathan DaviesThe Wales centre hopes his fruitful season will ensure him a World Cup place. Sarah Mockford reportsThe heritage of one Scarlet has proved quite the topic of conversation in the past couple of months, the form of England-born No 8 Ben Morgan catching the eyes of national selectors on both sides of the Severn Bridge. He qualifies to play for Wales in January so the big question is whether England will cap him first. However, Martin Johnson might wish he’d known that another Scarlet was born in England, particularly as this one could have helped solve his side’s chronic midfield problems. As it is, Jonathan Davies is well and truly committed to the Wales cause despite being born in Solihull.“Not many people know that,” says Davies of his birthplace. “I don’t have the accent – I don’t think it would go down well in West Wales! My parents had moved out of Wales but then came back when I was six months old. It’s never been an issue for me. I see myself as Welsh.”His family settled in Bancyfelin in Carmarthenshire and he was introduced to rugby at primary school. While he started out as a fly-half he was later moved to centre, his coach deeming him “too big” to be a ten – and it’s a switch that has paid off for Davies. “I don’t think I’d have got as far as I have playing outside-half,” he admits. “I did like it but I find centre a lot more enjoyable and there’s less pressure.”Davies has been able to master the midfield craft by playing next to Regan King in recent seasons at the Scarlets, but with the ex-All Black centre leaving for France he knows he now has to take on more of a leadership role at the region. Davies may be only 23 but in a squad brimming with youth that is almost middle-aged. He made his Scarlets debut as an 18-year-old and wants to lead by example.“With the youngsters we’ve got I see myself as that bit more senior and I demand high standards in training,” he says. “For example, they shouldn’t think, ‘It’s okay if we drop a ball. We can go back and run it again’. We should nail it every time and be confident in doing that. Then in a game, we’ll execute it every time. I’m playing with a lot of confidence now and I’m taking on more responsibility in my own game with the region. I want to keep improving.”Davies also feels more comfortable in the Wales set-up. He was first capped in North America in the summer of 2009 and featured in all four of that year’s November Tests, but it was this spring that he started to feel at home. He was in camp for the Six Nations and started four of their five games, injury ruling him out of the Italy fixture. “I’m a bit quiet in team meetings but one-on-one I’m more confident talking to people. Being involved in the Six Nations helped my confidence and I now feel more a part of the squad.”Ask whether he brings something different to the Wales team, though, and Davies is not so comfortable in responding. “I like to think so but I don’t know what it is. I enjoy playing an exciting brand of rugby and hopefully I’ll get opportunities this summer to show what I’m all about. I’m looking forward to it.”He has certainly shown his appetite for scoring tries this season. He scored six in three games last September and was the only non-winger in the top five Magners League try-scorers in 2010-11, finishing the campaign with nine touchdowns to sit level in third with DTH van der Merwe. Davies jokes: “All the boys say I’m hogging the ball a lot more. I think it’s just a case of right place, right time.”center_img Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitlast_img read more

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James Haskell on life in Japan

first_imgIt’s a cultural education for Haskell, who will join up with former club London Wasps for the start of the 2012-13 season, so we asked Alfie Goodrich to find out how the Englishman is enjoying life in Tokyo…If you think you know the answer to the quiz question Haskell struggles with on this video, email [email protected] by 31 January 2012 for your chance to win some Front Up gear. Click here for terms and conditions. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS JAMES HASKELL has been able to move on from England’s disappointing World Cup campaign by playing in Japan.The England back-rower has joined Ricoh Black Rams and will be playing in Japan’s Top League until at least February 2012 before heading to Dunedin, New Zealand, where he’ll play for the Highlanders in what remains of the Super Rugby season.last_img read more

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Brian O’Driscoll on who’s going to shine in the Six Nations

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WITH THE early announcement of the Wales team to face England on Friday night, this year’s RBS 6 Nations has already got off to a bang! In this video, Brian O’Driscoll looks ahead to the on-field action, and picks out some of his men to watch during this year’s tournament. For Ireland he singles out Rhys Ruddock who, like many before him, impressed when he was called up in November as cover for Sean O’Brien, who was recovering from injury and Chris Henry, who fell ill.  For England, it’s Bath’s Anthony Watson, and he picks Wales’ two outhalves for praise too. With England having to cope with several injuries to key men, including Manu Tuilagi, Kyle Eastmond, Tom Wood, David Wilson, Ben Foden and the lock pairing of Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes, Ireland are now the bookies’ favourites to win their second Six Nations title in two years. Not without their injuries either, Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Donnacha Ryan are among their concerns, while this year’s tournament is likely to be the last led by Paul O’Connell, who has been tipped to retire after the World Cup. Who do you think is going to win this year’s Six Nations? Tell us on Twitter @Rugbyworldmag or Facebook Rugby World Magazine.last_img read more

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Eddie Jones on his life in pictures

first_imgThis article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “Steve Borthwick was the first signing we made and Andy Farrell was in his third year with Saracens. He was an outstanding player and has turned into an outstanding coach. Steve never got enough credit for his part in Saracens’ revival. He brought captaincy to the team when in transition.”Bumpy ride: Eddie Jones is lifted by his Suntory Sungoliath players (Getty Images)2012 – Confidence boost “This was with Suntory. I went back in 2009 and they hadn’t won a trophy for eight years. Again I had good players, a good team, and this is winning the Japan Championship in 2012. And that’s a bit of a tradition in Japan (the coach getting lifted).“I’d been through a reasonably difficult period and I got a lot of confidence back there.”Japan’s hero: Karne Hesketh scores the winning try against South Africa at RWC 2015 (Getty Images)2015 – Tears of joy“Karne Hesketh had only come on a minute before and a Japanese winger probably wouldn’t have scored that try, but we had a heavier guy carrying the ball (and Japan beat South Africa 34-32). I remember walking down to the pitch and all the Japanese supporters were crying. It’s one of those things I didn’t understand, that when the Japanese are happy they cry. It meant so much to so many people.Post-match: Eddie Jones with Takeshi Kizu after the win over the Boks (Getty Images)“In the changing room we had a sign listing three things, ‘Japan Way 2015’ – fast start, strong finish and I can’t remember the third!“We also came up with a symbol that had samurai eyes and a ninja body – always looking to kill the opposition and moving quickly.”Roar of the roses: England celebrate winning the Grand Slam against France (Getty Images)2016 – An eye-opener “We had a good team and a team that worked hard (England won a first Grand Slam since 2003 by beating France 31-21 in Paris).“I didn’t realise how big a Grand Slam was, how important it was to the country and how little England had won until this. It’s amazing. I’ve 100% got a better understanding of it now and how hard it is, particularly when you’re England and everyone is coming at you.”Sharing ideas: Eddie Jones with then England football manager Roy Hodgson in 2016 (Getty Images)2016 – Good sports “He’s a great gentleman, Roy Hodgson, and giving with his time.“It’s good to keep learning (from different coaches). Pep Guardiola has such a strong philosophy and backs it. He went through a bit of pain in his first season with Manchester City, everyone saying you couldn’t play like that and win the league, and now everyone is saying you should play like that!”Drive time: Eddie Jones playing the Rugby Union Writers’ Club (Getty Images)2016 – Right off the bat “If I wasn’t coaching rugby I’d love to coach cricket. I love five-day Test matches. They’re a bit like a rugby Test match. You play a five-day Test and you don’t have to win every session, it comes down to key moments.”Anyone for tennis? Eddie Jones with Rod Laver at Wimbledon (Getty Images)2017 – An Aussie icon “A legend. Growing up, Rod Laver was an iconic sportsman in Australia and I got to meet him.“Wimbledon is one of the most incredible sporting events I’ve been to. That and the Tour de France. The Tour is a simple event and has such a community base.“I’m with my wife, Hiroko, here. She doesn’t get too involved in rugby, doesn’t get affected by it, so we can just relax at home.” England coach Eddie Jones reflects on the highs and lows of a career that has taken him around the world Eddie Jones on his life in picturesEngland coach Eddie Jones goes through the photo album of his career, which has taken him around the world, and provides his memories of both the ups and downs over the past few decades.All smiles: Eddie Jones (front row, second left) with the Randwick team (Brett Dooley/Randwick Rugby)1984 – Club class“We had a pretty useful team (Randwick won the Premiership in 1984). We had the three Ellas at their peak. Matt and Brad Burke, Lloyd Walker… I think about 12 of the team were Wallabies, so we had pretty good rugby players.“I see them every now and then, but it’s got harder since I’ve been away from Australia. I’m good mates with Glen Ella and he’s done a few tours with us.”True two: Eddie Jones taking in the 1989 Lions (Colorsport/REX/Shutterstock)1989 – Lions’ share“I think this was in Dubbo. NSW B against the Lions in 1989 and we got beaten by a horrific score, 50 points (it wasn’t quite that bad – it was 39-19).“I remember at the end of the game, with the number of injuries we had, I had to move back to openside flanker and I was marking Andy Robinson. He had a height advantage over me.“That was a tough old game but a great experience.”Brum note: Brumbies coach Eddie Jones with Peter Ryan (Getty Imahes)2001 – A league of his own“That’s me with Peter Ryan, who came over from rugby league and was the most important catalyst for changing the Brumbies from a good team to a great team (they won the 2001 Super 12 title with Jones as coach).“He was a back-row and he toughened up training for the forwards – he just brought that rugby league toughness.“The gear’s not changed much!”Gold moment: Eddie Jones and John Eales after Australia won the Bledisloe Cup in 2001 (Getty Images)2001 – Bled and beers“This was one of John Eales’s last games (beating New Zealand 23-15 in Dunedin). It was obviously a big win – the Bledisloe Cup was massive in those days – and we had a drink afterwards. I had a good team, I was lucky. One thing to remember as a national coach is you don’t develop players, but I had a good group of players.”Downbeat: Eddie Jones with his players after the RWC 2003 final defeat (Getty Images)2003 – Final hurdle“I remember this one (RWC 2003 final loss to England). I was very proud of the team. We got beaten by England 25-14 in June and they were by far a better team than us. We’d worked really hard and to take them to 100 minutes, to make it a great game of rugby, was a great achievement.The day after: Eddie Jones enjoys a beer following the loss (Getty Images)“This other photo is from the next day. There’s Bill Young, one of our props, and his dad, who owned the pub. I won’t tell you everything that happened; it was crazy! We had the whole pub and drank the whole day. Then the next night we went to The Lodge and stayed up talking to the Prime Minister, John Howard, and his wife.”Dynamic duo: South Africa coaches Eddie Jones and Jake White (Getty Images)2007 – Silver to gold“Here I’m with Jake White before the World Cup final. The Springboks wouldn’t let me wear the suit as I wasn’t South African. They gave me some other kit, but I wore the tracksuit instead.“I remember saying to Jake, ‘Can you turn a silver medal into gold?’ And he said, ‘Yep, I can’, so I decided to help him.”Capital gains: Andy Farrell, Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick in London (Getty Images)2008 – Sarries sojourn LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Remember When A Ballboy Ruled Out An All Black Try?

first_imgSuch incidents have divided opinion… however it is probably a good thing for the game that we no longer have to rely on ballboys to get the correct decisions!Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news from the world of rugby. TMO controversies involving England Of course there has been controversy recently in terms of TMO’s with England having a try disallowed against the All Blacks which ultimately cost the Roses victory.Sam Underhill thought he had scored a sublime try as he ran rings around Beauden Barrett to score in the corner, however the score was disallowed after Courtney Lawes was judged to have been offside when he charged down a kick by scrum-half TJ Perenara. WELCOME TO the big time, Sam Underhill. England… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Collapse TMO controversies involving England After the game the boy said: “I saw the touch judge’s flag up and then I saw that New Zealand were scoring a try.“And when they scored the try, I said to the touch judge ‘this shouldn’t happen, why don’t you go on and tell him?’ And the touch judge said ‘no I can’t do that’.“Then one of the people in the ground told me to go on yourself.”It took a while, but eventually the correct decision was made. Expand Controversy as late England try against All Blacks ruled out by TMO Sam Underhill announces arrival on the biggest stage in rugby Sam Underhill announces arrival on the biggest stage in rugby Controversy as late England try against All Blacks ruled out by TMO Kiwi fly-half Grant Fox scored what would have been his first try after a lovely run around the Irish defence. However whilst play was going on the touch judge had his flag up following a Sean Fitzpatrick infringement during a quick line-out.The referee did not notice this, play carried on,  the try was awarded and everyone started heading back to halfway. Enter the tracksuit-wearing ballboy who ran across the pitch to alert the ref. Expand Remember When A Ballboy Ruled Out An All Black Try?How did we get by in rugby when we didn’t have the Television Match Official? The TMO, whilst occasionally causing controversy, has become an integral part of elite rugby union. But can you remember when it didn’t exist?Well there were no TMOs back in 1989. That year, during a match between Ireland and the All Blacks, a ballboy ruled out a try by running onto the pitch to alert the referee of an infringement spotted by the referee’s assistant. Controversy as late England try against All Blacks… After Sam Underhill’s disallowed try that denied England… The day a ballboy famously ruled out an All Black try. last_img read more

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Six Nations Round Four: Five Things We Learnt

first_img Ben Youngs still has an international future I think Ben Youngs would be the first to admit that his form for England hasn’t been the best since the World Cup. However, an excellent performance in the Six Nations against Wales on Saturday showed that there is still plenty of class left in the scrum-half, who is 30.Excellent box-kicking throughout negated the dangerous Welsh aerial threat – a backfield of Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny are a frightening set of bomb-defusers – but Youngs’s accuracy led to England retrieving their fair share of ball and denied Wales any clear counter-attacking opportunities.He showed a sniping threat that has been seen less and less in recent seasons, but which is a potent weapon – just look at his performance against the Springboks back in 2017, in which he had current World Men’s Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit on toast.Indeed, it was this running threat that put the Welsh defence on their heels four minutes in, Youngs taking advantage of this to fire the ball inside and the strike move working perfectly as Anthony Watson provided an excellent finish.Unfortunate to now be stranded on 99 England caps after the postponement of their final Six Nations game in Italy, he has expressed a desire to reach the 2023 World Cup. Should he achieve that goal, he will surely become England’s most-capped men’s player.Yes, Eddie Jones did miss out on Nick Tompkins Alex Sanderson revealed this week that Nick Tompkins was told by Eddie Jones he was too small to play international rugby. But would England’s loss be Wales’ gain?There were doubts after his first three matches. Tompkins did impress off the bench against Italy, but then struggled slightly against Ireland. Last time out against France was another promising performance, but one tainted by throwing a crucial interception to Romain Ntamack.However, Tompkins was superb against England, the standout Welsh back. He’s made 296 metres, the most of any player in the championship, including 93 against England.His role in Justin Tipuric’s first try, just after half-time, was crucial. He took the kick-off, traded passes with Josh Navidi, and offloaded to a speeding Tomos Williams moments before being levelled by Manu Tuilagi, with Williams assisting Tipuric for the score.England are of course exceptionally strong at outside-centre, boasting Manu Tuilagi, Henry Slade and Jonathan Joseph in their ranks. But when an England-qualified player performs that well against his country of his birth, Jones’s failure to cap Tompkins is shown in a stark light.Sam Costelow is a future star for Wales An injury-hit Wales staying in the game against England thanks to the form of a brilliant fly-half? A late three-pointer to win the game? No, this is not the 2015 World Cup match between the two sides, but Friday night’s U20 meeting at Kingsholm.Sam Costelow dealt with England’s line speed brilliantly, on two occasions ducking back inside and taking advantage of forwards in the defensive line to make a break. He’d score a try from the first of these himself, brilliantly rounding the full-back, and offload the ball to set up the second for Bradley Roderick. Nine time: Ben Youngs breaks through the Wales defence (Getty Images) England came back into the game in the second half, as Jack van Poortvliet, Costelow’s half-back partner in the Leicester Academy, showed impressive pace to score from range. Yet Costelow would win the game for Wales, his successful drop-goal from 40 metres out sealing a 23-22 victory.Excitingly for Welsh fans, Costelow has agreed to join Scarlets next season, where he will compete with Rhys Patchell and Dan Jones for the starting fly-half shirt. By the looks of Friday night, we’ll be seeing a lot more of him soon enough.France are not yet world champions in waitingFrance’s disappointing performance in their 28-17 loss to Scotland was bound to happen. Obviously there were mitigating circumstances. Romain Ntamack went off injured after seven minutes and Mohamed Haouas’s hare-brained haymaker reduced them to 14 men for the entire second half. But in reality, France were being outgunned long before this moment.This France team is immensely talented, with an outstanding spine beginning to develop in the shape of Marchand/Chat, Alldritt, Dupont, Ntamack, and Bouthier, but no young team will ever sail through a World Cup cycle without losing games.That Scotland match will be an incredibly formative game for their side. Charles Ollivon’s leadership skills were tested like they’ve been in no other game. Matthieu Jalibert was thrust into his first extended foray in the No 10 jersey and showed some impressive flashes.Forwards like Gregory Alldritt and Julien Marchand showed that they were capable of mammoth performances even when the game wasn’t going their way. Antoine Dupont was expected to bear the brunt of the tactical kicking with inexperience outside him… the list goes on.Impressive Hastings making Townsend’s job more difficultPoor Gregor Townsend. There are rumours of a reconciliation between the Scotland coach and Finn Russell following the fallout of that “breach of team protocol”, but Adam Hastings has played so well that dropping him would seem extremely harsh.Hastings ran the show for Scotland on Sunday against France. Up against two prodigious young tens in Romain Ntamack and Matthieu Jalibert, Hastings put in a consummate performance. He kicked excellently, whilst his half-break was the catalyst for Sean Maitland’s vital try at the end of the first half.Four minutes after half-time and he would turn creator again – his flat cut-out pass beating the lurking Antoine Dupont to put Maitland in the corner. Jamie Ritchie was a deserved Man of the Match, but Hastings can’t have been far behind.Kicking on: Scotland fly-half Adam Hastings impressed against France (Getty Images)So what are Townsend’s options? He could jettison Russell completely, viewing the Racing 92 man as too large a distraction, especially with a ready-made replacement in the wings. But to lose such a talented player seems a waste.He could return Hastings to the bench – but performances like Sunday only demonstrate that Hastings has arrived on the international stage and he needs game-time now to keep improving.Or could we see a move to the dual-playmaker system favoured by England and Italy this Six Nations? Scotland’s centres are constantly rotating – could shifting Hastings out to the 12 jersey, where he has performed well for Glasgow when called upon, be a left-field answer?Townsend still needs to mend his relationship with Russell – but Hastings’s performances have shown that he will not give up his starting shirt without a fight. From young guns making an impact to old heads rediscovering their mojo, Jacob Whitehead reflects on the latest championship action The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Canal+ retain Top 14 broadcasting rights in mega deal

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “This is the result of several years of construction and strong political choices to make the Top 14 a great competition”, said Paul Goze, president of the LNR.He added: “The commitment of the LNR and the clubs to support training, modernise the stadiums, offer high-level, homogeneous, united competition, with suspense throughout the season ended by the great event of the final stages, is bearing fruit.“The new increase in audio-visual rights will allow professional rugby and French rugby to continue its development dynamic.” Canal+ retain exclusive broadcasting rights for the Top 14 (Getty Images) Canal+ retain Top 14 broadcasting rights in mega dealFrench broadcaster Canal+ has retained the rights to broadcast the Top 14 in a four-year deal worth an incredible €454.4 million (£390m). This represents a 17% increase on the current deal between the broadcaster and league.Equating to €113.6 million per year, the contract runs from the 2023-24 season until the end of the 2026-27 campaign. With three packages up for grabs in the deal, Canal+ secured all three to broadcast the Top 14 exclusively.The three-part package includes exclusive coverage of all live games, magazine programming, and digital clips and highlights. Confirming the deal with Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), Canal+ also maintains international broadcasting rights until the end of 2024-25.After calling for buyers on January 21, LNR granted Canal+ the acquisition of all three packages.To put the Top 14 TV deal into perspective, BT Sport paid £110 million for a three year deal to showcase the Gallagher Premiership. The French deal well and truly blows that out of the water.After first partnering in 1995, Canal+ continue their relationship with the Top 14 in this massive TV deal. Through growing the game in France together, maintaining this partnership was clearly a priority of LNR.center_img 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 for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Canal+ have retained exclusive rights to broadcast the French top division until the end of the 2026-27 season.last_img read more

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All Episcopalians invited to join ‘Lament Over the Doctrine of…

first_img Posted Jun 26, 2012 Submit a Press Release June 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm It’s important to recreate ourselves, that is, our values and concience, going forward. Lamenting the past misses the point. People have moved around the globe since the beginning of time, and dominated, killed, or changed or been changed by those with whom they came into contact. Don’t have an anthropology background? Just read the bible! Today, we are not our bretheren of the past. Yes, we must acknowledge the errors of past generations, but let us carry respect for one another, not grudges over typical human behavior, into the future. Let this lament for the harshness of the behaviour of the past be accompanied by a celebration of the potential of the society we are today. June 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm This stuff is its own parody. Sometimes minds are just so wide open that all you get is a draft blowing through the attic! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group All Episcopalians invited to join ‘Lament Over the Doctrine of Discovery’ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Martin Dale says: John D. Andrews says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments (16) General Convention Revd Martin Dale says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Thomas Andrew says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ August 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm GrantAnd the next step for which you should be that the Episcopalian Church will return the stolen lands to the Native Americans.Will you be praying for that too – and for all the lawsuits that the Episcopal Church has instituted – since the land is not theirs in the first placeMartin 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 June 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm I confirmed today that I will not be teaching in the four-week session at UNL. So, I WILL be in Indianapolis for the Lament. Will be a somber time, but a powerful witness to our past failures as a Church, but our commitment to moving forward with respect for all God’s people. It will be worth all the tears that will be shed! June 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm So, does that mean that we should all give everything back to the Natives (in my case, the Shawnee) and go back to England/Scotland/Germany/Norway where we came from? Otherwise the “Lament” is nothing more than a shallow, hollow, feel good, self-congratulating, “I am not like other beings” farce. (Oh, and there are some really interesting stories about the Shawnee and their “Doctrine of Discovery” against other groups, such as the Miami.) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA June 29, 2012 at 7:41 am …and what will the Native American lamenters be lamenting by their participation, or will they be the representative accusers? Rhonda Muir says: Rector Smithfield, NC June 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm Martin,I’m with you! We immigrants, English, Welsh, Irish, Scot, French, Dutch, German, et cetera, ad absurdium, have forgotten much, I grant, but in Lakota Country, TEC was the major villain in subjugating the indigenous peoples … so GC, give me a break…pay back, give back, get out and shut up! Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Office of Public Affairs] Individuals and communities of Episcopalians are invited to add their voices to the “Lament Over the Doctrine of Discovery” by praying at the same time as the special event occurring at General Convention 2012 on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Mountain, 4:00 p.m. Pacific, 3:00 p.m. Alaska, 1:00 p.m. Hawaii).                         A prayerful gathering, in a Sacred Circle,                                      with readings, stories, prayers, songs, reflection,                                     giving and receiving;                               In acknowledgment of and response to the tragic consequences                                     of the Doctrine of Discovery;                         To encourage communal awareness and mutual understanding                                      of the realities of Indigenous people in Church and society;                        Carried out in humble hope for a transformed reality                                    whereby the ways we see each other, the problems                                     and our responses to them                                     are changed through newly formed relationships,                                      under the influence of the Good News of Jesus Christ“Dioceses, congregations and individuals — both Native and other people — throughout the Americas are invited to participate with simultaneous local laments held in cathedrals, churches, backyards, offices, apartments,” noted Sarah Eagle Heart, Episcopal Church indigenous missioner.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies, will offer prayers during the Lament at General Convention, to be held at the JW Marriott. The Lament will include the Red Leaf Singers, traditional Lakota singing and drum group from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, South Dakota. White Earth Tribal Chair Erma Vizenor will reflect upon the boarding school impact to Native American peoples with other church leaders sharing their perspectives on the Doctrine of Discovery.“In an unprecedented step of significance for Christian response to the European invasion and settlement of the Americas, the Episcopal Church is the first Christian denomination to publically repudiate  the Doctrine of Discovery through the actions of D033 taken at GC 2009,” explained Eagle Heart. “The church demonstrated the courage of our convened leadership by offering the repudiation in 2009, and now in 2012 calls upon and invites all Episcopalians to join in a substantive response to the Doctrine of Discovery through participation in this lament to acknowledge, honor and respond compassionately to our grievous past of invasion and settlement.”Resources including Jefferts Schori’s recent pastoral letter on the Doctrine of Discovery, prayers, program and information for the concurrent local observances are available here.Resolutions for the Decades of Remembrance, the New Jamestown Covenant are available here, and the Charter for Lifelong Learning is available here.For both those present for the Lament in Indianapolis, as well as those elsewhere, stay in touch and contribute responses to and reflections on the lament through:Twitter  #episcopalDoD @indigepiscopal @iamepiscopalianFacebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-AmericanIndigenous-Ministries-of-the-Episcopal-Church/121658134519767For more information contact Eagle Heart here.This is a joint effort between the Office of Indigenous Ministry, the Office for Lifelong Christian Formation and the Office of Social and Economic Justice. The response to 2009 General Convention resolution D035 “To Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery” is co-sponsored by the Native American Council of Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags charles johnson+ says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rhonda Muir says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 28, 2012 at 4:30 am I was wondering if the Lament and the Doctrine of Discovery will be accompanied by Restitution.The Episcopal Church received the land on which many of its churches stand from the Colonial Powers, such as Great Britain, and its successors in title., land that TEC accepts as having been stolen from the indigenous people.Genuine repentance comes with Restitution.Please advise me when TEC intends to return their land to the indigenous people from whom it was taken.Yours sincerelyM N Dale AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis August 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm RhondaAnd the Bible says make restitution!Kind regardsMartin This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Lee Downs says: Press Release Service June 29, 2012 at 10:39 am Luke 18:10-11 Revd Martin Dale says: Ethnic Ministries, Revd Martin Dale says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm I’ve just read the articles, “Winter Count”, and “Liturgies of Love.” Please read them….they focus on Jesus Love, today, not on judgement of the past. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Revd Martin Dale says: June 29, 2012 at 5:47 am You people are absolutely nuts. Which is why TEC is dead. Revd M N Dale says: 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 29, 2012 at 7:24 am CharlesThis Lament in my opinion undermines the very fabric of TEC’s litigation against ACNA churches. I cannot see – if TEC is genuine with its repudiation of the “Doctrine of Discovery” – how they leave themselves legally with a standing in the cases. After all, they admit that they real owners are the indigenous people from whom the Colonial Powers and their siuccessors in title – (who gave TEC the land) “stole” the land.I wonder how the Courts will interpret thisKind regardsM N Dale Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET August 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm JohnAnd I hope you will use this time to ask the Bishops to return the land that has been stolen to its rightful owners. After all St James says it is not enough to simply say we believe – we have to live it too (Jas 2)Kind regardsMartin Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing June 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm I have honestly not read anything so asinine in my entire life. Did you pull this out of The Onion? Scott Loftesness says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Scott Loftesness says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Peyton Reed says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Brad Ems says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA August 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm I wonder if TEC might get back to some Biblical principles. That’smore the reason it is haemoragingKind regardsMartin Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

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Educating young boys and girls key to addressing gender-based violence

first_imgEducating young boys and girls key to addressing gender-based violence Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Africa, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop William Mchombo of the Diocese of Eastern Zambia has advised that educating young boys and girls on the equality of men and women is the key to addressing issues of gender-based violence in Africa.The bishop was reflecting on International Women’s Day and how the event can better be used by the church to address the rising levels of gender violence on the continent.“We need to start educating our boys from a tender age to understand that a woman is not an inferior being. Girls also need to be taught that a man is not a superior being. This would help bring about a generation that understands that a man and woman are supposed to live in harmony as equals,” he said. “If more men participate, it would help alleviate the subjection of women to oppression. More men ought to be invited to such programs and when possible every married woman should bring their spouse to such an event.”Zacharia Luhanga, deputy permanent secretary for the Eastern Province of Zambia, said that the government of Zambia applauds women for their contribution to development of the country in the different spheres of their operations.However, he acknowledged the many challenges that women have to deal with in a “male-dominated” society. “In Zambia, this event is being celebrated behind the backdrop of despicable acts — mostly perpetuated by men — ranging from wife battering, defilement and rape,” he lamented.“We are overwhelmed with news of young girls or women being raped, defiled or murdered somewhere within the country. It is most shaming that in most cases, it is a person who is well known and even trusted by victims who is behind such heinous crimes,” the government official said.The Rev. Dannis Milanzi, vicar general of Eastern Zambia and director of Kachere Development Programmes, the social and project wing of the diocese, acknowledged the difficulty faced by women to attain personal freedom.“Traditionally and culturally [in Africa], it is very difficult for a woman to get a loan from the bank to start their own businesses. Banks will usually ask for collateral and a letter of consent from the husband. If well empowered, women have the potential to raise their own funds and become independent,” he said.He was referring to the relationship that exists between financial freedom and gender-based violence concluding that a woman who is independent stands a better chance of avoiding both verbal and physical abuse.Meanwhile, the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia on March 7 celebrated its first ever candlelight vigil service in the town of Chipata as a preparatory step for International Women’s Day.“For the first time in Chipata (Zambia), we have had a vigil candlelight service in commemoration of women and men who have died because of gender based violence,” announced Mchombo.The service that was held in St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Cathedral was attended by Christians from various denominations and a number of Zambian government officials including the deputy permanent secretary for the Eastern Province of Zambia.Fr. Gabriel Nyoni, priest of St. Anne’s Cathedral, welcomed all the congregants to the cathedral and encouraged them to “feel free to interact” saying “in the house of the Lord, no evil can disturb our service.”Speaking during the service, Milanzi said, “ Sexual and physical abuse happens in all types if families. What happened in Tamar’s family [the biblical story] is an indication that there is the capacity for people to allow their sexuality to become abusive.”Mchombo was grateful for the many people who attended the event.  “This years’ commemoration has been very impressive in terms of turnout. We have had people from various denominations turning out in large numbers. Many others have come in from government and the private sector,” he said.Commenting on an Anglican church service being hosted in a Roman Catholic cathedral, the bishop said: “The names of the denominations that we have are in a way artificial. The church is supposed to be one except we have chosen to give each other different names.”“As the [Anglican] Church, we work ecumenically,” he said. “We decided to come together on this issue because of a common objective. Issues of gender-based abuse affect all of us [and] we are grateful to God for the way the church is able to work together on issues of common interest.”“For instance, with the Roman Catholics, we share the management of St. Francis Hospital which our biggest hospital in the [eastern] province. Our motivation is to serve humanity and bring about dignity to our people in terms of provision of good services,” he said.The bishop encouraged men to participate fully in such events. He said, “Our menfolk should participate in such events because it’s men who seem to be ignorant about the importance of such events.“Men and women need to complement each other. One thing that is so prominent in the creation story is the creation of man and woman in the image of God. This shows that a woman and a man are created equal.” Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Children, Rector Belleville, IL By Bellah ZuluPosted Mar 13, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Youth & Young Adults An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Gender Justice, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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David Griffith joins Episcopal Community Services as executive director

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted May 30, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs David Griffith joins Episcopal Community Services as executive director Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL People Tagscenter_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal Community Services — Press Release] David E. Griffith has been named the first non-clerical executive director of Episcopal Community Services, Philadelphia, Pa. Griffith has left his position as CEO of Modern Group Ltd. headquartered in Bristol, Pa., and joined the Rev. John Midwood, retiring ECS executive director, for an unusual two-month overlap of leadership.A seamless transition in leadership is especially important as the social services agency continues to embrace new models of effective service delivery and outcome measurement. With less stable government funding and increasing competition for foundation grants, “ECS recognizes that it’s no longer just about ‘doing good work,’ it’s also about achieving measurable outcomes,” said Miriam Kepner, chair of ECS’ Board of Trustees..Noting that ECS is a model and leader in its field, Griffith commented, “Our future lies not in being a safety net, but in continuing to provide the opportunity and programs that lift people in need up and that offer a thoughtful path of permanent change in their lives. This is our clarion call to service. What I have learned we call ‘ECSness.’”A lifelong Episcopalian, Griffith said his faith is central to his decision to leave the corporate world to guide ECS, feeling a deep call to service and to the work of the agency. Previous work with the church includes serving as the former senior warden, finance and stewardship chair at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, Pa.“Mr. Griffith’s experience in management, technology and fundraising will be invaluable as we continue to meet challenges head-on — and build on the forward-thinking initiatives of the Rev. Midwood,” emphasized Kepner. With extensive service on for-profit and non-profit boards, Griffith currently is board chair of the Delaware Valley Floral Group, Sewell, N.J.; vice chairman of the Philadelphia World Affairs Council; and chairman of the McEwen Family Scholarship Trust. He also is a director of the J.J. Haines Company in Baltimore, the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Griffith Family Foundation, and serves as a member of IBM’s Midmarket Advisory Council. A former trustee of Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., he was secretary of its board and chairman of its Development and Marketing Committee, which raised over $90 million in two capital campaigns during his tenure.Griffith is a frequent speaker to industrial, academic and nonprofit organizations on technology, social media, leadership, development and work/life balance. He has lectured at Leadership Inc. in Philadelphia and at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and at Rutgers University. He is the author of several articles on compensation practices and policy.He joined Modern in 1992 after working as an executive with IBM, ROLM and MCI. Starting with IBM as a software engineer, he served as a branch manager, regional manager, administrative assistant to the president and director of marketing. At MCI he was vice president of marketing for the National Accounts Division. He graduated with honors from Kenyon College with a B.A. in history and economics.Episcopal Community Services is a high-performing, learning organization that is embracing new models of effective delivery and outcome measurement amid a changing, unpredictable social service environment. As a result, ECS is leading the way in empowering and transforming the lives of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable children, youth, families and seniors through a broad range of educational and social service programs. One of the most trusted names in the field since 1870, ECS continues to affirm human dignity and promote social justice every hour of every day. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

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