Galatians 6:2 conference explores ‘bearing one another’s burdens’

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Africa, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Twenty-three people representing six provinces – Burundi, West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Tanzania and the Episcopal Church – have come together for the Galatians 6:2 Conference with March 30 – April 3 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania] Building trust through deep, intentional listening to one another’s stories, helps to create a space where Anglicans and Episcopalians can begin to, as Paul wrote in Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens ….”“You cannot become companions without creating the space where trust is developed,” said the Rev. Ranjit Mathews, the Episcopal Church’s Africa partnerships officer, who is helping to facilitate the Galatians 6:2 Conference underway here on Tanzania’s coast.As the theme, “Bear one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” underscores, the March 30 – April 3 conference’s objective is to develop a model of collaboration that will enable the provinces to carry one another’s burdens in mission.Bishop Valentine Mokiwa of the Diocese of Dar es Salaam in the Anglican Church of Tanzania offered greetings to Galatians 6:2 Conference participants on March 30. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceTwenty-three people representing six Anglican Communion provinces – Burundi, West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Tanzania and the Episcopal Church – have come together for the conference which opened with participants setting goals and expectations, and a Bible study focused on Galatians 6:2. By midmorning March 31, following the Eucharist, and a group brainstorming session, participants broke up into five, small pre-established working groups organized around particular themes.The idea for the Galatians 6:2 Conference has grown in part out of a larger conversation driven by theological differences regarding human sexuality and same-sex marriage in the Anglican Communion, as well as an ongoing changing approach to mission relationships and partnerships between churches in the United States and Africa.In 2013, more than a decade after differences began to surface, Province of Burundi Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who was then the general secretary of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, suggested the Episcopal Church, through its silence, was allowing itself to be defined by others, particularly those who claimed its agenda was to promote homosexuality in Africa. He made his comments during a Global Anglican Future conference (GAFCON) in Nairobi, Kenya. In response to Ntahoturi’s comments, then-Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori sent the Rt. Rev. Oge Beauvoir, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Haiti, as a special envoy to visit three other East African provinces to discern how churches could continue to work in partnership despite their differences. Ntahoturi suggested churches interested in working with the Episcopal Church find a practical way forward.Then in England in May 2014, the Fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, which brought together bishops from Africa and North America to work toward a deeper understanding of their common life in Christ in a diverse and global communion, suggested further conversation. The intentional dialogue in England was developed in response to those existing theological controversies, including issues related to human sexuality and same-sex blessings that have strained Anglican Communion relationships since the early 2000s.In October 2014, the primates of the six provinces represented here at the Galatians 6:2 Conference met at The General Theological Seminary in New York City where they set an intention to build missional partnerships among their churches.“The primates gathered together in that New York meeting made a point of looking beyond the differences that so often divide us and instead chose to recognize that we need one another and can accomplish much together as fellow Anglicans,” said the Rev. C. K. Robertson, canon to the Presiding Bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church, during an interview with Episcopal News Service.More recently, during the January 2016 meeting of Anglican primates in Canterbury, the majority of primates in attendance called for temporary “consequences” to be placed on the Episcopal Church in response to the 2015 General Convention’s decision to change canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorize two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054).The Rev. Jenny Coley, left, an Episcopal Church-appointed missionary working on disease control and prevention in the Province of West Africa, and the Rev. Jeanne Ndimubakunzi, who heads the Province of Burundi’s program on preventing gender-based violence participate in a small working group discussion on health and the environment. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceDespite the sanctions, the primates unanimously expressed their desire “to continue to walk together.” Anglican Communion Primates Meeting is one of the three instruments of communion. The Lambeth Conference of bishops and the Anglican Consultative Council, the Communion’s main policy-making body, are the other two. The Anglican Consultative Council is scheduled to meet April 8-19 in Zambia.“The Galatians 6:2 Conference is a reminder that we in the Episcopal Church remain vitally connected to our sisters and brothers in other parts of the Communion,” said Robertson, “and ties in with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s focus on the Jesus Movement themes of evangelism and reconciliation.”Earlier this week, Curry referenced the conference’s theme during a March 29 call for a season of prayer for regions of the Anglican Communion that are experiencing violence and civil strife, including nearby Burundi, where a political crisis has led to hundreds of deaths and the displacement of 240,000 people to neighboring countries.In New York, in 2014, the primates framed their conversation in the context of “human dignity and flourishing, the sustainability of common ministry and the care of the earth.” Moreover, they committed themselves to exploring pension schemes, resource and financial stewardship, health services, mining and related environmental issues, advocacy, migration and statelessness, human trafficking, religious freedom and theological education. This commitment conceived the themes for this conference’s working groups.The working groups are continuing conversations focused on nine topics that were established in advance of the conference. The nine topics are: sustainability, health/environment, human trafficking/migration, theological education/religious freedom, and finance/pension.Johnson Chinyong’ole, center, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, and Joseph Osei, archdeacon of the Manhyia Archdeaconry in Kumari, Ghana, participate in the pension plans and finance working group. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceBearing one another’s burdens also is a way of reorienting the traditional approach to missional partnerships, leading to relationships based in mutual respect and trust.“It’s not just hearing, but active listening and being able to empathize with the other person,” said the Rev. Canon Isaac Kawuki-Mukasa, who works both as Anglican Church of Canada’s Africa relations coordinator and Africa relations for the Episcopal Church.This is rooted in the 1963 Anglican Congress held in Toronto, Canada, that sought to transform the understanding of mission and relationships around the Anglican Communion.“This requires constant practice,” said Mathews, adding that this listening is something that’s not common.It is something, however, conference participants are modeling in their working groups as they begin to share their stories with one another.In the afternoon, after the working groups finished the day’s discussions, common themes around access to and paying for theological education, building local awareness around the problem of human trafficking and the worldwide problem of forced displacement began to emerge.Conference goals include working toward a comprehensive action plan for collaborative mission based on the work of the working groups.– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Regime again jams foreign-based radio stations

first_img May 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regime again jams foreign-based radio stations April 1, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Reporters Without Borders calls on the South Korean government and the international community to intercede with the North Korean authorities and get them to stopping jamming five international and exile radio stations. After declining steadily since July 2006, North Korean jamming resumed on 11 May. Reporters Without Borders today deplored the North Korean government’s resumption on 11 May of its jamming of independent and dissident radio stations broadcasting in Korean from outside and called on the South Korean government and the international community to defend their right to broadcast freely.”North and South Korea are celebrating the historic reopening of a railway line between the two countries, yet the Pyongyang regime is trying to stop North Koreans from getting news other than that served up by the regime,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “This is a violation of international law.”The programmes of radio stations Free North Korea Radio, Voice of America, Open Radio for North Korea, Radio Free Asia and Radio Free Chosun (all based in South Korea or the United States) are those targeted, according to the Northeast Asian Broadcasting Institute and the International Shortwave Club.North Korea’s ruling Labour Party, the only party allowed, last month denounced news from the outside world that allegedly aimed to destabilise the regime and ordered the security forces to stop all video cassettes, written material, mobile phones and CDs from entering the country.The jamming may have been part of these measures or, an Open Radio official told Reporters Without Borders, may have been linked to the reopening of the railway. Jamming of these short-wave stations had substantially declined since last July.North Korea’s serious energy crisis apparently prevents the regime jamming all frequencies round the clock.North Korea is ranked bottom in the Reporters Without Borders worldwide Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on North Korea Organisation News North KoreaAsia – Pacific to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad Help by sharing this information North KoreaAsia – Pacific As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency News Campaigns News November 18, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

De Bruyne explains how Man City stars reacted to UCL ban

first_img Loading… Read Also: Messi feels for Man City as PSG just paid a fine“The situation is what it is, but we came back, trained like normal and in the end, nothing really changed for us. We just play the games that we have and today we gave a good performance.“We still have a lot to play for with the two cups and the Champions league, so let’s hope we can find our rhythm as quick as possible and win some titles at the end of the year.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kevin De Bruyne insists the Manchester City stars remain focused on winning trophies this season – and are not thinking about their Champions League ban.Advertisement City were on Friday given a two-season ban from European football and fined £24.9million for breaching financial regulations.center_img Promoted Content8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Best Cars Of All TimeDazzling Wedding Looks From Different Countries In The World5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time De Bruyne and Co were enjoying their winter break when the news emerged last week, with the reigning Premier League champions returning to action on Wednesday night with a comfortable win over West Ham.And following that Premier League triumph, which saw De Bruyne wrap up the 2-0 win with a well-taken goal, the Belgian opened up on the players’ attitudes following the shock news.“We were on holiday when the statement happened. We came back and we played football,” said De Bruyne.last_img read more