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Celebration and a call to love mark Presiding Bishop’s visit…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA By Holly BehrePosted Apr 14, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm Thank you for starting this exploration and expression of faith in the Jesus movement with a time of worship at Mother Emanuel. That was the right place to start! David Benedict says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Comments (3) Rector Belleville, IL Celebration and a call to love mark Presiding Bishop’s visit to Charleston Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm …the whole ethos surrounding the Canterbury rock is so interesting…wondered if this was a first coming from England? Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited Grace Church Cathedral on Sunday, April 10, for a special service that included the dedication of a stone from Canterbury Cathedral. From left the Very Rev. Robert Willis, the Very Reverend J. Michael A. Wright, Curry and the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg. Photo: Carrie Graves/Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The Episcopal Church in South Carolina welcomed the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry with music, barbecue, a cathedral celebration and a day-long conference on evangelism and racial reconciliation during a three-day visit to Charleston April 8-10.The visit was a time to give thanks for the renewed life and energy of the diocese, and to hear Curry’s call to put that energy to use as part of the Jesus Movement, relying not on the strength of power, but the strength of love.“Episcopal Church in South Carolina, don’t you be ashamed  to be known as people of love,” he said in his keynote address on April 9. “Don’t you be ashamed to be people who are willing to welcome all of God’s children.  Don’t you be ashamed to let this be a house of prayer for all people.” (Video of the address)Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is greeted by members of historic Calvary Episcopal Church in Charleston at a neighborhood barbecue and block party on April 9 held to celebrate his three-day visit to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Photo: Holly Behre/The Episcopal Church in South CarolinaFive downtown churches hosted events for the visit, and capacity crowds showed up eager to meet the presiding bishop and celebrate the recovery and growth in the reorganized diocese in the eastern half of South Carolina, which endured a split in 2012-13.“Our Presiding Bishop certainly infused this diocese with enthusiasm and commitment on behalf of the Jesus Movement during his time here,” said the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, bishop provisional of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. “He encouraged us along the road we have traveled for over three years now, and he challenged us for the way ahead.”“For our churches and for our people, this was a time of revival and of faith-building, in the much-loved traditions of the Episcopal Church,” vonRosenberg said. “At the weekend’s end, Episcopalians in this part of the world were unified in gratitude for the many blessings we received, and in thanksgiving for our membership in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.”A time to unite The presiding bishop’s first visit was an ecumenical Community Evening Prayer Service with the Rev. Betty Deas Clark, the senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. The nine people who were shot to death on June 17, 2015, at Mother Emanuel were remembered at the service, which took place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, two blocks from Emanuel. Clark preached on “A Time to Unite.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited Charleston April 8-10 and participated in a service of Community Evening Prayer with the Rev. Betty Deas Clark, senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. The ecumenical service, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal on Anson Street, gathered faith leaders from around Charleston as The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg (center) welcomed the presiding bishop. Photo: Bob Waters“The body of Christ is being called to come together like never before,” she said. Drawing on examples from St. Paul and the early church, she said that all people together, in community, form a temple for God. “This is a marvelous thing that God has done: he has made a single body of diverse people. Not an Old-Testament Israel and a New-Testament church, but one body, one temple, to serve as the dwelling place of one Spirit. In God’s family there are no barriers of race, class, color, for we are one in Christ Jesus.” (Video of Clark’s sermon)Curry gave thanks for Clark’s ministry, the witness of Mother Emanuel and her people, and the Charleston community.“Charleston has witnessed,” he said. “The Greek word for ‘witness’ is related to the word for ‘martyr.’ And you have been a martyred witness, a witness to this fractured and divided country, that division is not the way. So we thank God for you.” (Video of the Presiding Bishop’s remarks)In his keynote address the next day, he spoke again of the Emanuel massacre. “Self-centeredness is destructive,” he said. “We know it. Charleston knows it. You have seen the results of self-centered existence manifested in hatred and its destructive power. You’ve seen it.  “You’ve also seen the beauty and the painful hope that love and forgiveness can bring. It can save us all.”Celebrating a cathedralThe visit included a celebration of another kind of unity, as the presiding bishop preached at the newly designated cathedral of the diocese, Grace Church Cathedral. Also present was the dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Rev. Robert Willis. (video of the Choral Eucharist at Grace)The presiding bishop gave his blessing at the dedication of a stone taken from Canterbury Cathedral. Willis brought the stone, carved with a Canterbury Cross, to be placed in Grace, a tradition followed in cathedrals around the Anglican world. The dean said the gift was a way for Grace “to express its organic unity with the Mother Church and all the other branches of our Episcopal Anglican communion.” Read more about the cathedral celebration here. ‘Spirituality, Evangelism, and Justice’The centerpiece of the weekend was an all-day conference, “Spirituality, Evangelism, and Justice,” at Church of the Holy Communion. About 350 paid registrants spent the day engaging with the Presiding Bishop and five other speakers from across The Episcopal Church on topics of racial reconciliation, evangelism and justice. The conference was sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, a nonprofit group that supports the Episcopal Church and the local diocese through educational efforts.The presiding bishop focused on Jesus’ baptism in his keynote address.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry poses with some of the 50 youth who attended the Bishop’s Lock-In on April 8 at Grace Church Cathedral in celebration of the presiding bishop’s visit to Charleston April 8-10. Photo: Lauren Kinard“Anybody here baptized?” he asked, drawing a response of laughter and a church full of raised hands. “Guess what – you’re in the Jesus Movement! And we are the 21st-century Episcopal version of the Jesus Movement.“And the nice thing about movements is that they’re very flexible and adaptable,” he said. “Movements can move quick. They can pivot. They can move fast, they can adapt to new and changing circumstances.“That’s one of the reasons we in the Episcopal Church thank you in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. You’ve had to learn to adapt. You’ve had to learn to deal with hard times. You’ve had to learn how to be the church of God, the church of Jesus Christ, the body of Christ, without all the institutional support. And you’ve done it!”More celebrationsThe conference concluded with a Solemn High Mass at the Church of the Holy Communion with the presiding bishop as celebrant. The preacher was the Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church. (Video of Canon Hunn’s sermon)Two of Charleston’s historic African American congregations also hosted special celebrations to welcome Curry. Calvary Episcopal Church, founded in 1847, served up barbecue at a neighborhood block party on April 9. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, founded on Easter Day 1865, welcomed the presiding bishop as their preacher for Eucharist on April 10.More than 50 youth from 10 churches also joined the celebration, gathering for an overnight lock-in April 8-9 at the cathedral in honor of the visit. Curry spent time with them before Evening Prayer on Friday night.The presiding bishop’s time in Charleston also served as an opportunity to give thanks for vonRosenberg, who has announced he will “re-retire” in June, three years after he came out of retirement to be South Carolina’s provisional bishop.“We live in times very often when there are questions and sometimes debate about whether or not leadership is even possible,” Curry said. “You in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina know that leadership even after retirement is actually possible, because you have seen it in Charles vonRosenberg.”— Holly Behre is director of communications for the Episcopal Church in South Carolina.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 susan zimmerman says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Because of your presence and the inspired program sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, there was a “sweet, sweet Spirit” all over Charleston. Many of us are still giving thanks to God daily for the gifts you gave us through your witness and work. Thank you for leading us in The Jesus Movement. And Bishop Curry, we hope you will come back to St. Stephen’s, Charleston, again soon. We’ll sing even more songs your grandma sang! Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. 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Video of seal bomb tossed into BC waters draws negative online reaction

first_imgVANCOUVER — A commercial fisherman who tossed a small explosive into water teeming with sea lions off the coast of British Columbia says he wasn’t trying to hurt the creatures.The video prompted strong responses both for and against when it was posted to social media. It has since been taken down.Allan Marsden said he used the “bear banger,” a flare that emits a gunshot style noise, to scare the sea lions away from his boat.“This was not a case of going out there and trying to kill all the sea lions,” Marsden said in an interview on Friday.Since it was posted to the Facebook page of the Pacific Balance Pinniped Society earlier this week, a debate has erupted over the safety of sea lions and other creatures, as well as the safety of fishing crews struggling to make a living in challenging times.The society says it is trying to save salmon stocks by lobbying for a commercial harvest of harbour seals and sea lions on the west coast. Several scientists have disputed the claim that culling pinnipeds would help salmon stocks and warn that a cull would have consequences for the complex food web.Marsden said there’s a double standard if someone fishing on a river can use a banger to scare a bear, but he can’t do the same at sea.Three years ago, he said he was attacked by a sea lion while working on his boat.“I’m lucky that I didn’t get dragged over the rail and drowned or end up in a wheelchair, but I’ll have marks on my body until the day I die form a sea lion that latched on to me when I was working on deck,” he said.In this case, Marsden said he was trying to collect herring samples to monitor stocks and roe when the sea lions surrounded his boat. He set off the device, then drove his boat at high speed and stopped 2.5 kilometres away.Marsden said he wanted to time how long it took for the sea lions to catch up as he tried to set his nets down again. It took seven minutes.He said he’s disappointed that a second video wasn’t shared showing the sheer number of sea lions entering his net.“I was trying to figure out a way we could work out there with those lions. So I was trying to figure out how long I had from the time I set the net, because I know when the sea lions show up the chance of me getting fish is zero, it’s absolutely zero,” he said.Since the video has been shared, Marsden said he has received threats.Thomas Sewid, vice president of the Pacific Balance Pinniped Society, posted the video and an explanation that says “massive” numbers of sea lions that dive on schools of herring keep the fish deep in the water, preventing fishermen from making a living. He said seals and sea lions also have the potential to spook large schools of already netted herring, causing the fish to dive. When large numbers of fish are all moving in the same direction, he said they have the combined strength to flip and sink a large boat.“Yes, we have lost many fellow fishers when seiners capsize. My great uncle drowned not 10 years ago in the Gulf of Georgia when this happened during a snowy night of herring fishing,” Sewid said in his post. Fisheries and Oceans Canada said it would investigate and it reminded the public it is illegal to disturb seals, sea lions or other marine mammals.“This includes the use of acoustic deterrents such as seal bombs or other explosives,” it said on a social media post.Sewid said he is merely “cannon fodder” in the battle for a legal hunt on California sea lions, adding the society is “trying to educate” Fisheries officials about the threat posed by pinnipeds.Sewid questioned the restriction on the use of the explosive devices.“What’s wrong with the world? How come a fishermen uses a little firecracker trying to keep the crew safe and everyone is up in arms, yet (hikers or campers) can whack a bear, a coyote, a badger, a cougar, a wolf with bear bangers all day long and no one says a damn thing,” he said in a telephone interview on Friday.   Critical comments have been posted on Sewid’s Facebook page, but he said he won’t stop trying to “find common ground.”“We need a seal harvest because it’s so important to so many people in British Columbia because salmon is so valuable. It’s not just fish. It’s a life.  It’s our life.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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