Stephen Jones to win his 100th Wales cap

first_imgDoing what he does best – Stephen JonesAsk Martyn Williams if he’s got any funny tales to tell about Stephen Jones and he chuckles in memory of one particular incident at the Millennium Stadium. It was back when Jones was Wales captain and was leading his team out to face Australia in 2006, only the sponsors had decided to make the players’ entrance more dramatic by putting a giant banner at the end of the tunnel for them to charge through. Jones, in the words of Williams, “had a bit of shocker”. Not only did he have trouble breaking the paper, he fumbled the ball as he punched his way through – hardly the powerful entrance expected.Williams is also quick to question Jones’s fashion sense, saying: “He wore his WRU issue Ben Sherman shoes for six or seven years. They had a silver buckle on the front and he’d wear them with everything, even jeans. His dress sense has never been his strongest suit, although he has come on a bit since moving to the city.”When it comes to Jones’s feats on the field, however, his long-time team-mate is glowing in his praise. There’s every chance the fly-half will become only the second person to win 100 caps for Wales on Saturday 4 June, when Warren Gatland’s side take on the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium, and Williams would love to see him follow in Gareth Thomas’s footsteps.“In my eyes no one deserves it more,” says Williams. “He’s been an absolute legend for Wales for 13 years. He made his debut in 1998 and has been the heart and soul of the squad since then. He always has a smile on his face and is the ultimate professional. He plays in the toughest position there is in Wales because everybody expects so much of the ten and he’s steered us to two Grand Slams. He’s a good mate so I’m biased, but I can’t speak highly enough of him.”Jones himself is playing down the prospect of becoming a Wales centurion. His rival at No 10, James Hook, will be otherwise engaged at his own wedding on the day of the Baa-Baas game, which has been made a capped International to mark the WRU’s 130th anniversary, so the path looks clear for Jones. Even if Gatland opts to blood a few younger players, the likes of Toby Faletau and Scott Andrews, he will want to have experienced heads around them – and Jones certainly fits that bill. But he has learnt over the years to take nothing for granted. “If it happens I’ll be delighted and it’ll be special, but it’s out of my control – that’s the way I look at it,” says Jones.If he is picked to face the Baa-Baas alongside several youngsters he will be in a familiar position. The Scarlets have built their squad around a few old heads, like Jones, and home-grown talents – and after a couple of shaky seasons they have reaped the rewards. Last term they finished second from bottom in the Magners League and only qualified for the Heineken Cup by virtue of the Cardiff Blues’ Amlin Challenge Cup win, but in this campaign they have been in the play-off mix. Jones, for one, is delighted by the team’s progress.“If you look at where we finished last year to this it’s been a big improvement. We’re ambitious and to be vying for a top-four place says a lot about this team. We’ve a relatively young squad and everybody has improved, we’ve changed our game plan and the coaching structure is very good. We’re developing as a side and that’s the best thing.“A lot of young players have benefited from playing in the Magners League week in, week out last season. To see so many of them not just playing well for the region but breaking into the Welsh set-up and knocking on the international door is a big positive. They can take that international experience back to the regional environment and keep developing.” Jones recognises the importance of developing his own game as well, especially after Hook seemed to sneak ahead in the race for the Wales No 10 shirt during the RBS 6 Nations and with the World Cup just a few months away.“The outside-half position is very competitive so regionally you have to perform and you have to show what you can do,” he says. “The game changes and moves on every year, so I always look at how I can improve and evolve my game.“I discuss lots of things with lots of people. You have to be open-minded about things if you’re looking to improve as a player so you take on board what people say. Even if you’re lucky enough to wear that national jersey you still go through that process, there’s still something you can work on to get better.”The Wales squad have a busy summer ahead, with the Baa-Baas game followed by an intense pre-season and then World Cup warm-up Tests against England (twice) and Argentina – but Jones says the potential return is well worth the effort. “If you perform well and do your job, the reward will be being on that plane to New Zealand – what better incentive is there for a player?”This article appeared in the June 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_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

Wales v Italy: The Verdict

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURE In quotes: Wales made 210 passes to Italy’s 104Wales made 62 tackles missing one, while Italy made 121 missing 15 tacklesWales made four line breaks to Italy’s one line breakAlex Cuthbert was Wales’ top carrier making 101 metres compared to Italy’s Andrea Masi who made 56 metresSergio Parisse was Italy’s top tackler with 12, while Dan Lydiate topped Wales’ tacklers with eightWALES 24Tries: Roberts, Cuthbert Con: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 3, PriestlandITALY 3Pen: BergamascoWALES: Leigh Halfpenny (James Hook 75), Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies (Scott Williams 69), Jamie Roberts, George North, Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips (Rhys Webb 71), Gethin Jenkins (capt), Matthew Rees (Ken Owens 62), Adam Jones (Paul James 70), Alun Wyn Jones, Ian Evans (Luke Charteris 62), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Toby Faletau (Ryan Jones 65)Italy: Andrea Masi; Luke McLean, Gonzalo Canale (Tommaso Benvenuti 66), Alberto Sgarbi, Mirco Bergamasco, Kristopher Burton, Fabio Semenzato (Tobias Botes 66), Andrea Lo Cicero (Staibano 72), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Tommaso D’Apice 54), Lorenzo Cittadini (Fabio Staibano 51), Quintin Geldenhuys, Cornelius van Zyl (Marco Bortolami 51), Alessandro Zanni, Simone Favaro (Robert Barbieri 63), Sergio Parisse (c)Not used: Giulio ToniolattiReferee: George Clancy Jamie Roberts touches down for Wales’ first try after a fine breakBy Owain Jones, Rugby World EditorIn a nutshell: Italy tackled themselves to a standstill in a scrappy game in which Wales struggled to find their rhythm but still had more than enough class not to be ruffled by the Azzurri. In the first-half Wales dominated in terms of possession but only had three Leigh Halfpenny penalties to show for all their territorial advantage. The visitors replied with a solitary penalty by Mirco Bergamsco. After the break a similar pattern emerged until the 50 minute mark when Jamie Roberts ran in from distance. The next major talking point came when Leigh Halfpenny was shown yellow on 62 minutes for a clumsy challenge on an airborn Sergio Parisse. The visitors were unable to prosper as Wales yet again showed how they could control game while a man-down, increasing their lead to 19-3. With the clock counting down, a quickly taken penalty saw Alex Cuthbert released and he made for the corner. Despite being pulled down yards short of the line, he used all of his 6ft 6in frame to stretch add some gloss to the final score.Sergio Parisse is taken out by Leigh Halfpenny in the airKey moment: On 50 minutes Alun Wyn Jones stole some superb turnover ball in the Wales half and the Wales backs quickly spread the ball wide. Jamie Roberts, an injury doubt prior to the game, took the ball in midfield, gave a little shimmy and straightened up inside Mirco Bergamasco before pinning back his ears back to go in under the posts. It was Roberts’ first try for eight matches and will have given the Newport-born battering-ram a sense of satisfaction given his reputation as a route one, take-the-contact style centre. The try means he’s unlikely to have too many sleepless nights about losing his place for the Grand Slam decider.Man of the Match: The Official Man of the Match was given to Alex Cuthbert, the coltish giant whose 40-metre dash and score enhanced a scrappy performance, but we’re handing Justin Tipuric the honours. The 22-year-old Osprey, making his first Wales start, showed exactly why Wales are now blessed with two of the most natural No. 7s in world rugby. On the shoulder of the runner more often than not, ‘Tips’ was the man on most lips at the final whistle. He went through his full repertoire, jackaling Sergio Parisse, driving a 40-metre kick deep into Azzurri territory, much to the admiration of the watching Martyn Williams, and having the pace and determination to follow it up and nearly snatch an audacious score. He also showcased his sumptuous handling skills, a neat step and phenomenal fitness. If Wales do have to lose captain Sam Warburton next week, the Stadium masses will know they have a more than able deputy to step in.Justin Tipuric had a fine game at openside showcasing his skillsCould do better: Warren Gatland will be concerned by the amount of yellow cards Wales are picking up. Leigh Halfpenny became the third player to go in the bin in four games and Gatland will know France be more clinical if it happens for a fourth consecutive occasion. For their part Italy, despite the massive defensive effort, showed no attacking verve and Jacques Brunel will have to try harder to extract the flair out of a team desperate for a win. The winners Match Highlights Italy head coach, Jacques Brunel: “The spirit we have shown today was completely different than against Ireland in Dublin, especially in our defensive performance against what is a very powerful Welsh side and we kept ourselves in the game almost throughout.”Stats Wales head coach Warren Gatland (on the Grand Slam): “It won’t be difficult for us to get through this week at all. The guys have got their heads on. These young players are just taking these things in their stride. The players are well aware about the huge amount of hype but I would like to think they are in a good place and that the Welsh public are pretty happy with them.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The loserslast_img read more

Who should coach the Lions in 2017?

first_img IN CASE you’ve forgotten – this season has seemed long enough for most things to slip out of memory – the British & Irish Lions travelled to Australia last summer.As the first tour under the full gaze of social media (Twitter was very young in 2009), scrutiny was unprecedented. Just about every punter had picked their preferred XV by January and changed it umpteen times before July. Then they could vent their vitriol over Brian O’Driscoll’s omission for the final Test.Coverage sat somewhere between extensive and overkill. As such, don’t expect too much from me on the subject of 2017 until at least after next year’s World Cup. That’s a promise. One early suggestion is surely okay, though. So, here goes: I’d love Stuart Lancaster and Joe Schmidt to spearhead the Lions’ siege on New Zealand, with Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell completing the coaching team.Moving forward: Stuart Lancaster’s England showed signs of progress in their Test series in NZGiven the events of this past weekend – Gatland’s Wales so nearly ambushing the Boks and Lancaster’s England helpless to prevent an All Blacks thrashing – this may seem oddly-timed. Gatland would be tough to leave out four years after leading a successful mission, but this is more an endorsement of his rivals’ qualities than the Kiwi’s shortcomings.First off, Lancaster should be rewarded for England’s recent efforts in New Zealand. Shorn of first-choice players, an intrepid side so nearly ransacked Eden Park. That first-Test performance took a fabulous amount of graft, but the key element was a cast-iron conviction that had filtered down from the top. Frankly, England could easily have headed to Hamilton 2-0 up in the series.Seemingly innocuous mistakes – a weak ruck clear-out, a pass behind a runner, lazy support lines – are what kill you against the All Blacks. This is where Schmidt comes in. Challenging players to hone their skills, his fundamental currencies are diligence and discipline.In nine games under the former Auckland Blues assistant coach since last autumn, Ireland have conceded 63 penalties at an average of seven per 80 minutes. Those are remarkable statistics. By contrast, Richie McCaw & Co have been pinged 95 times in their last nine matches stretching back to the 38-27 defeat of South Africa in Johannesburg… not that referees seem to think those numbers merit yellow cards. Meow.Anyway, such control would stand the Lions in good stead. This month, a trio of sin-binnings meant England had 14 men for half an hour over the series. Steve Hansen’s men went over for three pivotal tries and 25 points. The devil is in the detail.High standards: Joe Schmidt, here with fly-half Johnny Sexton, guided Ireland to a Six Nations titleIn short, Lancaster and Schmidt are a meticulous duo. And, if you think the notion of two former schoolteachers overseeing the trip appears slightly square, look no further than Messrs Rowntree and Farrell – two of the most charismatic figures in rugby who can take care of technicalities up front, defensive systems and the required mindset. Wizards in Oz: Lions fans celebrate at the final whistle in Sydney last year LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Those four varied personalities each know exactly what it will take to garner a second consecutive series triumph. As far as Gatland goes, one typically obdurate comment during the Six Nations is difficult to overlook. When Ireland handed Wales a Dublin drubbing back in February, he was asked whether Plan B was ever considered. His response? “We didn’t even execute Plan A well enough.”Now, stubbornness is an admirable trait at times. Gatland’s loyalty in selection certainly helped the Lions in their Sydney decider last year. It also allowed the same side – Adam Jones and Aaron Shingler notwithstanding – to right some wrongs in Nelspruit on Saturday.That said, it is hard to get away from the fact that Wales’ tactics look stale. South Africa won’t be as bad as they were this weekend for a long time and one-out runners won’t cut it against the All Blacks over three fixtures. Lancaster and Schmidt offer a mix of ambition and painstaking accuracy alongside crucial adaptability.Of course there is plenty of water to run under the bridge before 2017 and the concept of two head coaches forming an alliance might be a non-starter, but it’s a combination that would be fascinating to see.Leading man: will Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones lead the Lions against the All Blacks in 2017?A Lions team to beat the All Blacks in 2017The average age of the All Blacks side that battered England on Saturday was just over 27. The squad below has an average age of a fraction under 28, and could be pushed lower depending on the development of Maro Itoje, Nick Tompkins, Garry Ringrose and Jonny Gray among others. It should be said that Joe Launchbury and Alex Cuthbert are unlucky.Fifteen of the 23 possess Lions experience. There is dynamism, skill and sheer brawn throughout the forwards, with enough guile, power and pace both to trouble New Zealand out wide and shackle the likes of Julian Savea. Roll on off-season, and let the debate begin.center_img Starting XV: Leigh Halfpenny (Wales); Marland Yarde (England),
 Manu Tuilagi (England), 
Jonathan Davies (Wales), 
George North (Wales);
 Jonathan Sexton (Ireland),
 Conor Murray (Ireland); Cian Healy (Ireland),
 Dylan Hartley (England),
 Samson Lee (Wales),
 Alun Wyn Jones (captain, Wales), Courtney Lawes (England), 
Chris Robshaw (England), 
Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Toby Faletau (Wales).Replacements: Ken Owens (Wales), Alex Corbisiero (England), Dan Cole (England), Ed Slater (England), Sam Warburton (Wales), Danny Care (England), Rhys Patchell (Wales), Stuart Hogg (Scotland). Stuart Lancaster and Joe Schmidt could prove an innovative double act if they take charge of the British Isles tour to New Zealand in three summers’ timelast_img read more

Fiji pose the biggest threat from the Pacific Islands

first_imgWhile the focus is on England, Australia and Wales in Pool A, Fiji are known for causing World Cup upsets. So how are they shaping up ahead of RWC 2015? TAGS: Fiji Colourful fans: Fiji will add to the party atmosphere at the World Cup By Mark CoughlanGeorge Smith said recently that Fiji could progress from Pool A (along with Australia, obviously) at the World Cup. Okay, it was probably said with a glint in his wily eye, and designed to wind up the English and Welsh fans, as Australians love to do, but there’s no denying that Fiji are a serious opponent – so is it time for a South Pacific side to make a proper mark at a World Cup? If so, Fiji seem the most likely.The palm-adorned white shirt has certainly made its presence known in previous outings, most famously seeing off Wales at the 2007 World Cup before running South Africa close in that epic quarter-final in Marseille. But there is a different feel about this side now, an order to the chaos and a steel to add to the spirit that is never waning.United: The Fijians will not lack for togetherness in ths tournamentThe players, certainly, are a different force than they once were. Consider the clubs from which their World Cup squad has been assembled – Harlequins, Glasgow, Clermont, Bath, Stade Francais, Timisoara Saracens (Romanian, to answer your next question). It’s a formidable line up of clubs, and makes for a formidable squad that will challenge England on the opening night, and the rest of Pool A in the weeks that follow.The weeks that follow, not days. There, too, the Fijians are coming with a better chance than they’ve had before. It’s taken them enough time, but World Rugby have finally given the minnow nations a fighting chance on the scheduling front. RW writer Russ Petty has gone into more detail, but the smaller nations have an extra rest compared to years gone by, and that could prove vital in leveling the playing field. Interested observers: Andy Farrell and Stuart Lancaster were in attendance at Fiji’s game against CanadaOn the field, too, Fiji have solved a few issues. Their open running rugby – witnessed yesterday against Canada where inspired by Niko Matawalu they ran in five tries – has caused chaos for opponents throughout the years, but the lack of a conductor at ten has sometimes cost them. Step forward Ben Volavola. Josh Matavesi might be the safe choice at fly half, but Volavola has just been signed as the man to replace Dan Carter at the Crusaders – that’s how highly he is rated down south. Fast feet, quick hands and intelligence well ahead of his years mark him out as one to watch, whether he’s at ten, 12 or 15. Then there’s Crusaders back, Nemani Nadolo, who is 6ft 5in, 20st and can kick goals. He’ll be bringing defenders out in a cold sweat the night before.Don’t forget, too, that Fiji only lost 17-13 to Wales in November last year – and that was despite having 14 men for the last 25 minutes. Ominous stuff. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Still not convinced? How about taking the opening night nerves into account? Lest we forget, England lost the opening match of the 1991 World Cup, and of course France were stunned by Argentina in 2007. If England start slowly on the first night of the World Cup, Fiji will smell blood. And they have the quality to get what they want.Danger man: The Crusaders’ Nemani Nadolo will unsettle plenty of teamsOf course, Fiji aren’t the only South Pacific side heading to the World Cup with history on their mind. Samoa have faced their fair share of off-field problems in the build-up to the World Cup, and while they are missing some big names as a result, they have reached a peace agreement that should give the players fresh impetus. Much like Fiji, the Samoan reach has grown greatly in recent years, and they now have a pool of players who are making their mark at London Irish, Northampton, Cardiff and Toulouse to name just a few. Their pool, too, makes for happier reading than some. South Africa might prove a bridge too far, but Scotland and the USA are seriously beatable. Manage to get out of their group, and Samoa could face Wales in the quarter-final. Anyone remember any World Cup games between those two?last_img read more

Lions name their team to face the Crusaders

first_img TAGS: Highlight High point: Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions against the Crusaders. Photo: Getty Images LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREThere are a host of All Blacks in the Crusaders line-up, including the entire front row of Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks, with another international, Wyatt Crockett, on the bench. Whitelock captains the side while Israel Dagg is at full-back.On the ball: Israel Dagg is starting at full-back for the Crusaders. Photo: Getty ImagesKey things Gatland and his coaches will want to see from his side are better discipline – they gave away far too many penalties against the Blues, which meant they couldn’t build any momentum – and a more clinical edge in attack. They started brightly at Eden Park, building phases and stretching the Blues, but dropped off as the game wore on and had few meaningful attacks in the second half, none which threatened the try-line.It’s interesting that Gatland has opted for Stuart Hogg at full-back instead of giving Liam Williams a run in his favoured position. That suggests the Lions see it as a battle between Hogg and Leigh Halfpenny for that Test berth at 15 – and the Scot must improve on his performance against the NZ Provincial Barbarians last weekend if he is to edge out Halfpenny.The back row is also an intriguing mix. Peter O’Mahony offers another lineout option, which the Lions may feel they need come the Test series, while O’Brien’s power should complement Taulupe Faletau’s softer skills. Yet who will be dominating at the breakdown? There is no turnover specialist in this match-day 23 and Crusaders openside Matt Todd will no doubt be looking to gain an advantage in the contact area on Saturday night. There are fascinating subplots across the pitch!Back in the mix: Stuart Hogg returns to the No 15 jersey for the Lions. Photo: Getty ImagesCrusaders v British & Irish Lions, Saturday 10 June, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), AMI Stadium, live on Sky Sports and TalkSportCrusaders: Israel Dagg; Seta Tamanivalu, Jack Goodhue, David Havili, George Bridge; Richie Mo’unga, Bryn Hall; Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock (capt), Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, Matt Todd, Jordan Taufua.Replacements: Ben Funnell, Wyatt Crockett, Michael Alaalatoa, Quinten Strange, Jed Brown, Mitchell Drummond, Mitchell Hunt, Tim Bateman. A run through of the British & Irish Lions team to take on the Crusaders in Christchurch There’s no rest for the British & Irish Lions. Attention has quickly switched from that 22-16 defeat by the Blues in their second game of the tour to Saturday’s match against the Crusaders.The Canterbury-based franchise are unbeaten so far this season and sit atop the Super Rugby table with 14 wins out of 14. Even when they don’t look like winning, they do – just ask the Highlanders who were pipped by a last-second drop-goal last weekend. It is going to be an incredibly tough test for the Lions.Warren Gatland has stuck with his plan to give those 11 players who have not yet started a match on tour the opportunity to play from the kick-off – and it means arguably the strongest team of the tour so far will be running out on Saturday.There is a promising half-back combination comprising of the in-form Owen Farrell and Conor Murray, who has long been touted as the Test starter at No 9 but needs to prove he is fully fit after a lengthy injury lay-off towards the end of the season.New pairing: Conor Murray and Owen Farrell, here with Dan Biggar, start. Photo: Getty ImagesThe front row could also have Lions fans on the edge of their seats – and it’s not often you say that about props! Mako Vunipola and Tadhg Furlong are known for their deft hands while Jamie George is one of the mobile breed of hookers who can spot a gap. After all, he did start out in rugby as a fly-half.Alun Wyn Jones, who captained the Lions in that series-winning third Test four years ago, leads the side and teams up with George Kruis in the second row. That pair will be hoping to combat All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock at the lineout in what should be an intriguing set-piece battle.Wales centre Jonathan Davies, another triumphant tourist in 2013, makes his first appearance of the tour having been so impressive in the Scarlets’ Guinness Pro12-winning campaign. George North and Sean O’Brien also get their first runouts – and they are two players the Kiwi rugby public are well aware of given their powerful displays over the years.Man in the middle: Jonathan Davies meeting fans at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Photo: Getty Images“This is an experienced team with nine of the starting 15 players having featured in 2013,” said Gatland. “Our squad is working hard and we are seeing improvement in their performances both at training and in the games.“We are looking forward to the clash against the Crusaders and we expect a tough game against the most successful team in Super Rugby history.” Lions: Stuart Hogg; George North, Jonathan Davies, Ben Te’o, Liam Williams; Owen Farrell, Conor Murray; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Tadhg Furlong, George Kruis, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Ken Owens, Jack McGrath, Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, CJ Stander, Rhys Webb, Johnny Sexton, Anthony Watson.last_img read more

History Of The Rugby World Cup Anthem World In Union

first_img 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Who will be providing punditry from Japan as… Collapse Held in Japan for the first time, make… Expand Belting it out: Bryn Terfel and Shirley Bassey sing World in Union in 1999 (Getty Images) Just to be the best I canThat’s the goal for every manIf I win, lose or drawIt’s a victory for allIt’s the world in unionThe world as oneAs we climb to reach our destinyA new age has begunIt’s the worldThe world in unionA new age has begunThe song was used at the 1991 event. PJ Powers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo produced a version in 1995. In 1999 Shirley Bassey and Bryn Terfel put their spin on things, Hayley Westenra recorded one in 2011 and in 2015 Paloma Faith sang a version that was used on ITV’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup.The Faith number was not well received and during that tournament a petition to replace the singer’s version received over 10,000 signatures.For the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the official song was recorded by Japanese singer Kiyoe Yoshioka. Also, in the UK, a specially-recorded version by Emeli Sande will be used as ITV’s theme music for coverage of the event. History Of The Rugby World Cup Anthem World In UnionThe anthem World in Union was first heard at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, held in England. In this first instance it was performed by New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa.The melody used is known as Thaxted – it is taken from the central section of Jupiter, a movement from Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets, but is probably best known for it’s use in the hymn I Vow To Thee My Country. In 1991 composer and lyricist Charlie Skarbek was commissioned by World Rugby (then the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB)) to produce an anthem that encapsulated the spirit and values of the game.Skarbek’s lyrics for the song are: Who Are ITV’s Rugby World Cup Pundits? Who Are ITV’s Rugby World Cup Pundits? 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coveragecenter_img Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 There’s a dream, I feelSo rare, so realAll the world in unionThe world as oneGathering togetherOne mind, one heartEvery creed, every colourOnce joined, never apartSearching for the best in meI will find what I can beIf I win, lose or drawIt’s a victory for allIt’s the world in unionThe world as oneAs we climb to reach our destinyA new age has begunWe may face high mountainsMust cross rough seasWe must take our place in historyAnd live with dignity Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Make sure you know about the Rugby World Cup Groups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links. All you need to know about the World Cup theme Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

England v Barbarians Called Off

first_imgTo recap: England v Barbarians will be called off unless the Barbarians can find 12 new players in the next 24 hours who can guarantee they have been in a Covid-free bubble.This is all because 12 Barbarians went out on the town last night… more on @TimesSport— Alex Lowe (@AlexMLowe) October 22, 2020Chris Robshaw, Richard Wigglesworth, Sean Maitland and Jackson Wray were among those reported as being stood down from the game, along with a number of other Saracens players.In light of the latest findings, Eddie Jones’s side will now not see any competition until they face Italy in Rome next week in the Six Nations.The RFU say they will continue to look into this and that no details on individuals or numbers of players involved will be confirmed until their investigation is concluded. “There has been a great deal of effort put into Covid codes of conduct and planning for games, including cooperation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely. We are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead.”Alex Lowe of The Times had previously reported that the Barbarians needed to find 12 players because a dozen of the squad went out on the Wednesday. Baa-Baas bubble: The Barbarians work on their lineout at Latymer Upper School (Getty Images) England v Barbarians Called OffSunday’s fixture between England and the Barbarians at Twickenham has been called off after an investigation discovered that Baa-Baas players twice breached the Covid-19 protocols by leaving their hotel bubble.The Baa-Baas squad have been staying in a central London hotel and were meant to follow strict guidelines, as well as undergoing testing to ensure their environment is Covid-secure. However, on Wednesday evening a number of Baa-Baas players left the hotel without permission and could now be infectious, which threw Sunday’s match into jeopardy. Sunday’s match at Twickenham will not take place due to Covid-19 protocol breaches There has been a breach of the agreed Covid-19 code of conduct which every player & staff member signed prior to attending camp.We are extremely disappointed in the actions of the players involved & do not in any way condone their conduct. #Baabaas #rugby #rugbyunited— Barbarian FC (@Barbarian_FC) October 22, 2020In the RFU’s investigation into that breach though, it was also discovered that there was an earlier undisclosed breach on Tuesday, when a number of players left the hotel bubble without permission and without informing organisers of their whereabouts. The RFU have decided that as those players did not isolate from the rest of the group on their return, the bubble environment was compromised. I want to express my deepest apologies to @Barbarian_FC @EnglandRugby and the rugby family for letting you down this week— Chris Robshaw (@ChrisRobshaw) October 23, 2020RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said: “We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play. However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Wales Six Nations Fixtures 2021

first_img Scotland Six Nations Squad 2021 Scotland delivered dramatic victories in this year’s championship Wales Six Nations Fixtures 2021The 2021 Six Nations fixtures have been unveiled, providing Welsh fans with a fresh sense of optimism after their sub-par performance last season.Back in 2019 they managed to secure a Grand Slam with a dominating performance against Ireland before reaching the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. In 2020, narrow defeats in 4 games under new coach Wayne Pivac saw Wales end the campaign in 5th, something they will be desperate to improve upon.Related: Wales Six Nations SquadWales start their campaign welcoming Ireland to Cardiff before travelling to Scotland. It is back home for England two weeks later before matches in Italy and the final game of the tournament against France.Wales Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are GMT)Round 1Sun 7 February, Wales 21-16 Ireland Louis Rees-Zammit produces sensational finishRound 2Sat 13 February, Scotland 24-25 Wales Louis Rees-Zammit stuns the ScotsRound 3Sat 27 February, Wales 40-24 England Wales lift Triple CrownRound 4Sat 13 March, Italy 7-48 Wales Double for Owens as Wales brush Italy asideRound 5Sat 20 March, France 32-30 Wales Late Brice Dulin try denies Wales a Grand SlamDon’t miss a game with our TV coverage guide2020 Six Nations ResultsRound 1Wales 42-0 Italy Reaction: Josh Adams scores a hat-trickIreland 19-12 Scotland Reaction: Stuart Hogg drops ball over the lineFrance 24-17 England Reaction: France’s fire-up youngsters overcome England England Six Nations Squad 2021 Round 2 Ireland 24-14 Wales Reaction: Jordan Larmour’s brilliant footworkScotland 6-13 England Reaction: England hold nerve in sodden Calcutta Cup boutFrance 35-22 Italy Reaction: France go top after blowing hot and coldRound 3Italy 0-17 Scotland Reaction: Stuart Hogg scores scorching try in RomeWales 23-27 France Reaction: France keep Grand Slam bid on trackEngland 24-12 Ireland Reaction: Sexton fumble leads to George Ford tryRound 4Ireland 50-17 Italy Reaction: Hugo Keenan scores double on Ireland debutEngland 33-30 Wales Reaction: Wales score stunner to bring clash to lifeScotland 28-17 France Reaction: Mohamed Haouas sent off against ScotlandRound 5Wales 10-14 Scotland Reaction: Scotland win in Wales for the first time since 2002Italy 5-34 England Reaction: Ben Youngs marks 100th England cap with two tries against ItalyFrance 35-27 Ireland Reaction: Cian Healy scores try on 100th Test appearanceSix Nation Squad and Team NewsEngland Six Nations SquadWales Six Nations SquadScotland Six Nations SquadIreland Six Nations SquadFrance Six Nations SquadItaly Six Nations Squad2019 Six Nations ResultsRound 1France 19-24 Wales Reaction: Yoann Huget howler gifts George North try in Wales’ comeback winScotland 33-20 Italy Reaction: Blair Kinghorn scores hat-trick in Six Nations try-festIreland 20-32 England Reaction: Henry Slade scores braces as England beat IrelandRound 2Scotland 13-22 Ireland Reaction: Jacob Stockdale scores a try, makes a try and stops a tryItaly 15-26 Wales Reaction: Wales equal record winning runEngland 44-8 France Reaction: Jonny May scores 30-minute hat-trickRound 3France 27-10 Scotland Reaction: Watch incredible Romain Ntamack tryWales 21-13 England Reaction: Wales stay on track for Grand SlamItaly 16-26 Ireland Reaction: Ireland struggle to see off ItalyRound 4Scotland 11-18 Wales Reaction: Watch the tries as Wales beat ScotlandEngland 57-14 Italy Reaction: Joe Cokanasiga entertains as England crush ItalyIreland 26-14 France Reaction: Johnny Sexton scores classic loop tryRound 5Italy 14-25 France Reaction: Marco Zanon error costs Italy victoryWales 25-7 Ireland Reaction: How Wales won the Grand SlamEngland 38-38 Scotland Reaction: England and Scotland draw in closer Collapse Expand Expand England’s Six Nations ends with defeat in Dublin Wales will be looking to improve on a difficult 2020 with the release of the 2021 Six Nations fixtures providing new hope. England Six Nations Squad 2021 Scotland Six Nations Squad 2021 New hope: Pivac will be hoping for a better 2021 after last season’s poor performances (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland close out the Six Nations with a… Ireland Six Nations Squad 2021 Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Ireland Six Nations Squad 2021last_img read more

English bishop pleads for agreement on Zurbaran paintings

first_imgEnglish bishop pleads for agreement on Zurbaran paintings Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Eventscenter_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Ecumenical News International] The Anglican bishop of Durham is urging a wealthy businessman and the commissioners who manage the Church of England’s assets to “look afresh at what can be done” to keep a set of 17th-century religious paintings in northeast Britain as the center of a planned historical visitor attraction.Bishop Justin Welby’s intervention follows reports that Jonathan Ruffer, an investment fund manager, has withdrawn an offer of 15 million British pounds ($23.25 million) to save a set of paintings called “Jacob and his Sons” by the Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbaran. The paintings have hung at Auckland Castle, see of the Anglican bishops of Durham, for the last 255 years.“The disappointing news of the breakdown of the current arrangements for … Ruffer to buy the Zurbaran paintings re-opens the question about the future of the paintings and of Auckland Castle. Everything possible still needs to be done to ensure that the paintings, bought by Bishop Richard Trevor of Durham in the 18th Century, remain on the site designed for them, and that Auckland Castle is developed as a major cultural and tourist resort for the area,” Welby said.Nine months ago, Ruffer, who is Anglican, agreed to buy the paintings, form a charity called the Zurbaran Trust and keep the artworks at the castle, which was to be the centerpiece of a project to attract visitors to the rundown region in northeast England. Durham also is the location of 900-year-old Durham Cathedral.However, in a statement issued to The Times and The Northern Echo newspapers on 7 December, Ruffer said, “I have no option but to withdraw my offer. This is a great sadness and an embarrassment.”Both the Church Commissioners, who manage about five billion British pounds in assets, and Ruffer are sticking to prepared statements and refusing to answer questions about the nature of the quarrel.They are understood to involve Ruffer’s exact role in the Auckland Castle Project and his insistence that the castle and its grounds were to go into public ownership.“He (Ruffer) says the Church Commissioners keep introducing conditions to the sale of the paintings and the takeover of the 12th-century castle,” wrote Chris Lloyd, deputy editor of The Northern Echo. “If Ruffer withdraws, the commissioners may be tempted to put the castle and paintings on the open market, with the likelihood that the Zurbarans would go overseas, perhaps fetching more than 15 million pounds,” Lloyd wrote.Despite Ruffer’s declaration, a statement from the Church Commissioners on 8 December said negotiations are still continuing.Earlier this year, The Northern Echo reported that the Church Commissioners were planning to sell the paintings to raise funds to train more clergy in northeast England. Thousands of people signed a petition asking that the paintings remain at the castle. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL By Trevor GrundyPosted Dec 15, 2011 Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

La Iglesia Episcopal se une a la presión en pro…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK De la redacción de ENSPosted Feb 18, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] En la mañana del Miércoles de Ceniza, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori se unió a personas de Nueva Jersey y Nueva York que representan agrupaciones religiosas, comunitarias y defensoras de los derechos de los inmigrantes, para iniciar todo un día de actividades en procura del arrepentimiento del pecado implícito en las detenciones de inmigración.“Cuando se cuestiona el estatus de los inmigrantes, con frecuencia nuestro gobierno los mantiene esencialmente incomunicados o los traslada muy lejos de cualquier apoyo familiar o cercano con el que podrían contar localmente”, dijo la obispa primada durante la vigilia. “Los ciudadanos de estos Estados Unidos comparten alguna responsabilidad por esas medidas poco dignas e injustas, y nuestra oración hoy debe ser que los corazones y mentes se abran a la necesidad de justicia”.También el Miércoles de Ceniza, representantes de la Iglesia Episcopal presentaron un testimonio escrito ante el Comité Judicial del Senado, presidido por el senador Patrick Keahy, de Vermont, para la audiencia sobre la reforma migratoria programada para ese día, 13 de febrero.“Los principios fundamentales del debido proceso legal deben otorgarse a todas las personas y todas las ordenanzas de inmigración deben ser proporcionales y humanas, razón por la cual la Iglesia Episcopal ha pedido el cese inmediato de todos los programas destructivos tales como Comunidades Seguras … y la aplicación de alternativas comunitarias al costoso sistema de detención migratoria que remeda la cárcel”, dijeron el director de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales Alexander Baumgarten y Katie Conway, analista política de inmigración y refugiados, en su testimonio.“Nuestro sistema de inmigración debe transformarse en un sistema justo y humano que discierna entre los que entran ilegalmente para hacernos daño y los que entran porque nuestro sistema no les ofrece una vía clara y oportuna para la reunificación familiar o el empleo legal”, añadieron.Durante los últimos cuatro años, la vigilia matutina interreligiosa ha tenido lugar en Liberty State Park, en Jersey City, frente al puente que lleva a Ellis Island y a la vista de la estatua de La Libertad. Según un comunicado de prensa, la vigilia incluyó esta vez a miembros de IRATE & First Friends, Pax Christi NJ, Viento del Espíritu [Wind of the Spirit], el [capítulo] de Newark del Programa de Derechos del Inmigrante del Comité de Servicios de Amigos Americanos [American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program-Newark] y los Defensores de los Inmigrantes Detenidos de NJ [NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees] así como detenidos recién liberados y amigos y familiares de inmigrantes que se encuentran actualmente detenidos.Las actividades del día consistieron en una serie de vigilias tituladas “Se acabo el silencio. ¡Que despierte la justicia!” que buscaban el arrepentimiento del pecado de las detenciones de inmigración “y [denunciaban] el silencio de la comunidad que permite que las muertes de personas detenidas pasen inadvertidas y que hace aceptable lucrar con la separación de las familias y con la explotación de miles de inmigrantes detenidos en condiciones que los ponen en peligro de sufrir perjuicios psicológicos y físicos”, decía el comunicado.Junto a Jefferts Schori se encontraban Thomas A. Donato, obispo auxiliar de la diócesis catolicorromana de Newark, así como clérigos judíos y musulmanes.Las otras vigilias de Nueva Jersey tuvieron lugar en el parque municipal de Hackensack frente al Tribunal del Condado de Bergen; en el Registro Civil de Newark y, más tarde, en el Edificio Delaney en el complejo carcelario del Condado de Essex, frente al Centro Correccional del Condado de Hudson en South Kerney y en el Centro de Detención de Elizabeth.El día debió culminar con la vigilia anual en el Centro de Detención de Elizabeth, una instalación con fines de lucro administrada por la Corporación de Correccionales de América (CCA) donde Inmigración federal y la agencia de las Autoridades de Aduana comenzaron a encarcelar a inmigrantes hace casi dos décadas, decía el comunicado. Éste fue el 17º. año que tiene lugar una vigilia en Elizabeth.“Venimos a lamentar la injusticia de que son víctimas nuestros hermanos y hermanas que están siendo severamente castigados y a clamar a Dios”, dijo Gene Squeo, miembro de la junta directiva de Pax Christi NJ, en el comunicado de prensa, en el que explicaba porque era apropiado e importante reunirse el Miércoles de Ceniza. “Sabemos que Dios escucha el clamor de los pobres, pero sabemos también que los detenidos en Nueva Jersey siguen clamando y nuestros gobiernos de los condados lucran con su dolor y nuestra comunidad aún no los oye”.Los gobiernos locales con frecuencia obtienen ingresos por albergar detenidos federales en sus instalaciones.Lorna Henkel, presidenta de la junta de fideicomisarios de IRATE & First Friends dijo que “aunque los políticos en Washington parecen comprometidos con una amplia reforma migratoria, no vemos señales de que el gobierno federal reducirá su dependencia de un sistema inhumano y económicamente ruinoso, y no hay ningún incentivo para los gobiernos locales de Nueva Jersey de poner el bienestar de los inmigrantes detenidos y de sus familias por encima de los ingresos que [su detención] genera”.Los organizadores dijeron que en el comunicado que la historia de [los centros] de detención de inmigración en Nueva Jersey incluía “muertes escandalosas, un clima de ocultación en el que no existen normas de custodia aplicables y ninguna auténtica supervisión”.“Separan a las familias, abusan de las personas y en ocasiones hasta mueren mientras están detenidos”, dijo Diana Mejía, cofundadora de Wind of the Spirit. “Nos sentimos moralmente obligados a denunciar esto, y si no podemos abolir la masiva detención de inmigrantes debemos establecer un medio en que los miembros de la comunidad puedan supervisar las condiciones y en que se le ponga fin al silencio y a la ocultación”.Otros de los copatrocinadores de las vigilias fueron Casa Esperanza, las Hermanas Felicianas de Norteamérica; la Oficina de Paz, Justicia e Integridad Ecológica de la Hermanas de la Caridad de Nueva Jersey; El Centro de Servicio Social de San José; la Coalición de Elizabeth para Albergar a los Desamparados, CEUS; la Coalición pro el DREAM Act de NJ; Anakbayan-USA; el Programa de Justicia Social de la Universidad de San Pedro [St. Peter’s University]; la Red del Nordeste de Solidaridad con Haití; las Hermanas de San José de Chestnut Hill y la Coalición pro Derecho de los Inmigrantes del Condado de Monmouth.— Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books La Iglesia Episcopal se une a la presión en pro de la reforma migratoria La obispa primada apoya la vigilia del Miércoles de Ceniza. El Senado de EE.UU. escucha la posición de la Iglesia Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more