Five reasons why Leinster won the Heineken Cup

first_imgStrength in DepthLeinster’s ability to bring on quality replacements proved decisive. Northampton have a strong first XV but not the necessary back-up. Take the props; the Irish side could call on two experienced internationals while Saints’ substitutes were aged 21 and 23 – green in front-row terms. So once momentum was with Leinster, Saints didn’t have any match-winners to bring on.BeliefIt’s been touched upon in previous points, but Leinster have faith in each other – and their previous triumphs provide a basis for that. Even when they seemed out of the game at half-time, they hit back strongly. As O’Brien said: “There’s massive belief in this squad.”This article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK CARDIFF, WALES – MAY 21: Jonny Sexton of Leinster kisses the trophy during the Heineken Cup Final match between Leinster and Northampton Saints at the Millennium Stadium on May 21, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) 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 visit Saturday 21 May 2011, Millenium StadiumLeinster 33-22 Northampton[imagebrowser id=10]5 Reasons why BOD & Co are champions…Battle-HardenedTo reach the final Leinster had to get past Aviva Premiership finalists Leicester and Saracens, defending European champions Toulouse, Top 14 winners Clermont Auvergne and Racing Métro. It was a daunting route and they knew how to dig deep to win. They also knew the Saints would be shattered after a season in which the front-liners were afforded little rest – and that fatigue showed in the second half.Change in TacticsLeinster were outplayed in the loose and outmuscled up front in the first half – but some half-time tweaks paid off. Scrum coach Greg Feek told his players to keep Saints’ front row down and they reaped the benefits while Shane Jennings’s introduction proved crucial at the breakdown, leaving Sean O’Brien to do what he does best from six.Inspiring WordsAs well as the tactical changes, Jonathan Sexton and Joe Schmidt (below centre, with Jono Gibbes and Feek) came to the fore at half-time with words of wisdom. The fly-half pointed to Liverpool’s comeback from 3-0 down to win the 2005 Champions League final while the coach said that to recover from a 16-point deficit would ensure their win was remembered in 20 years. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

The funny side of Matt Stevens

first_imgBAGSHOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 20: Matt Stevens runs during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on June 20, 2011 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Matt Stevens training with the England squadEngland’s café-owning prop enjoys a coffee break with Bea Asprey…RUGBY WORLD: How’s life back in the England squad?Matt Stevens: Brilliant! Competitive, which is good. The training’s been hard but that’s what you expect before a World Cup.RW: You haven’t lost a game since January…MS: Don’t jinx it! It’s down to being in good teams at Saracens, and at the Churchill Cup. The Saxons came to my café in Bath, Jika Jika, for dinner. We had proper boys food, big fillet steak with dauphinoise potatoes and chocolate brownies for dessert.RW: Who are the jokers with England?MS: Definitely George Chuter and James Haskell. Paul Doran-Jones is a young upstart in that category as well.RW: What couldn’t you live without?MS: Coffee! Two cups a day max. It’s a fat-burner, and gets your metabolism going. It’s also full of antioxidants.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?MS: Keith Lemon (TV character), because he’s hilarious.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?MS: My two children, Ava and Coco, and my fiancée, India.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?MS: When I was at Bath, my pants got ripped off, and as we were in a driving maul, I couldn’t stop to pull them up. There’s a clip of me somewhere playing with no pants on!RW: What are your nicknames?MS: Sos. John Mallett was a prop at Bath when I arrived there. He was called Shep after the town of Shepton Mallet. He has rather a large head, and so do I, so I was called Son Of Shep!RW: Any phobias?MS: I wouldn’t like to be caught in a very tight and enclosed space.RW: And bugbears?MS: Bad coffee. I hate instant coffee. That’s how Jika Jika was born.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?MS: Flying. I’d fly on holiday. Of course I’d have to be able to carry my missus and children.RW: What’s your idea of a dream holiday?MS: Skiing, but I’m not allowed to go now. In my two years off I went skiing in Verbier and it was amazing. Energetic and invigorating with beautiful views. RW: What’s your favourite cuisine?MS: Any seafood. Italian seafood simply done… they have good crayfish and prawns in South Africa.RW: What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?MS: An old Land Rover. I thought I was getting a good deal, but it was so old nothing worked!RW: What’s your dream car?MS: A Land Rover, a modern one! I’d love to do some off-road stuff.RW: Any bad habits?MS: Loads. Like biting my nails when I’m nervous or bored.RW: Who have been your best and worst room-mates?MS: My best was Lee Mears. He’s always got the latest technology and loads of movies, so you’re never bored. He’s my little geek. My worst was Steve Thompson, who snores like a bear!RW: What three things would you take to a desert island?MS: My guitar, a spear gun so I could shoot fish, and a coffee machine.RW: How do you switch off from rugby?MS: I listen to music and I love cooking. I do most of the cooking at home. Lots of simple stuff, like barbecues.RW: Top three albums?MS: Counting Crows’ August and Everything After, Adele’s 21, and Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run.RW: What are your happiest and saddest memories?MS: My happiest is the birth of my children. My saddest is my granddad dying when I was 17, in South Africa.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?MS: I’d love to build this business that I own, Jika Jika, with Lee. We want to open cafés all over the country. The next one will probably be in London.This article appeared in the September 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK 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

What have the Falcons been up to?

first_img TAGS: Newcastle Falcons Falcons swoop in to celebrate a brand new look for Newcastle BURGER KING∆ restaurant.Several Newcastle Falcons players helped to open the newly redesigned Northumberland Street Burger King restaurant of Saturday morning.Pictured: Restaurant manager Jane Wilson cuts the ribbon on the new restaurant with the help of Newcastle Falcons.Pic: Mike Urwin. 300711 Ally Hogg and Flash the Falcon at the opening of Newcastle’s newest Burger KingFive Newcastle Falcons were present at the re-opening of Burger King on Newcastle’s Northumberland Street last weekend.Ally Hogg, Darren Fearn, Mark Wilson, Joel Hodgson and Joe Robinson were accompanied by Flash the Falcon, the club’s mascot, as the doors to the newly improved Burger King restaurant were opened for the first time. The restaurant will create a number of new jobs in the area, and you can see murals of the nearby Tyne Bridge and The Sage inside. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Falcons commercial director Mark Foster said: “We are building partnerships with local, national and international brands. As well as supplying players to open the store, Burger King will be sponsoring the game against Leicester Tigers on Saturday 17 September.”Click here to buy tickets for Newcastle v Leicester, or call 0871 226 6060.last_img read more

Hotshot: Jordi Murphy (Leinster)

first_imgI love making tackles and steals and linking with the backs. I definitely consider myself a mobile back-row and a bit of a pain for the other team.What is your next aim?I’d love to play in the Heineken Cup. I’ve been in the Leinster squad twice but not got on yet.What interests do you have outside rugby?I’m studying for a degree in business and entrepreneurship.RW Verdict: This Ireland age-group international, now 21, is starting to make his mark in distinguished company at Leinster. This was published in the January 2013 issue of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition. You were born in Barcelona. Is your family Irish?Yes. In the late 1980s my parents moved to Spain and my sister and I were born there, but we came back when I was nine.Was that when you first played rugby?I didn’t know what it was until I went to Blackrock College, but I got into it really quickly. I can play all across the back row but primarily I’m a No 7.Who are your mentors?At school, my coach Frank Macken was a big help. I moved up the ranks with him and I still see him a lot. It was great to learn from Mike Ruddock with Ireland U20 too.How would you describe your playing style?center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Saracens CEO Heath Harvey on New York, a global network and breaking the mould

first_img By Graham Jenkins“We don’t just want to be a north London rugby club; we want to use rugby to change people’s lives”Saracens chief executive Heath Harvey’s bold proclamation may sound as if it has been lifted from a Hollywood script but witness his enthusiasm first hand and you may struggle to question his sincerity.The Premiership champions are intent on making their mark not only in English rugby’s top flight but around the globe with Harvey now the driving force behind the Saracens Global Network – ‘nine rugby union clubs in five continents, sharing the same name, values and ambition’.Leading clubs in Brazil, Russia, Romania, Malaysia, Georgia, Tonga, Kenya, the UAE and the United States are all benefitting from Saracens’ expertise and desire to grow both the game and their brand.In it together: Saracens are unashamedly tryin to grow their global brand“We are shameless,” admits Harvey, who took the helm at Allianz Park last summer following the departure of Edward Griffiths, “we want people to know our brand around the world.”He added: “It is not a land grab or about getting to emerging territories first as I think there are enough of those in the game for everyone.“Our strategy with regards to our global network is to go where rugby is on the rise, into emerging markets where people need our help.”Harvey was speaking on the eve of his side’s Premiership clash with London Irish in New York City – the first competitive fixture to be staged outside of England.Sarries were playing a supporting role but it was one they were more than happy to accept given the opportunity to raise awareness of their own brand and bolster the work they are already doing in the country.“We have nine affiliate clubs around the world in the Saracens Global Network and Seattle Saracens are very much at the pinnacle of those nine clubs,” explained Harvey, who was fresh from a visit to the west coast.Irrepressable force: Saracens are going well domestically and in Europe“They are US champions and they are looking to us for help to take their game to the next level,” said Harvey, “but all the clubs look to us for different things.“In the case of Seattle, they may look to us for strength and conditioning expertise, video analysis or another advanced element of professional rugby and it is wonderful to go over there and see the appetite there is for rugby.”Saracens proved too strong for Irish in their showpiece fixture, claiming a 26-16 victory in front of 14,811 fans at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey and they look set to return for a similar event next year.But a fondness for breaking the mould is something we have become used to with Saracens in recent years. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Saracens Grand horizons: Saracens, along with London Irish, were the first Premiership side to play outside England “What’s changed in the last three to six months is clubs have been contacting us,” he added. “It’s no longer us trying to grow the global network anymore.“If we stopped where we were today we would be very happy, but now we have got big clubs coming to us, saying that they can see the benefits of being part of our network and want to have a conversation – and that is really exciting.” “We have always been an innovative brand in rugby we have always pushed the envelope with big games at Wembley for example,” explained Harvey. “We have always taken on things that are perhaps slightly out of our league but look how much we have grown into it over the years.“Coming to New York was completely in our comfort zone. We didn’t need to be invited twice to help rugby grow in one of the key developing territories and markets.”Harvey is particularly excited by the potential offered by the United States to both his club and the sport in general but is aware that they both face a battle to establish themselves in an already crowded market.Record breakers: Saracens have long pushed the boundaries in the Premiership“It will always be hard to cut through American football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey but we also have plenty to cut through in the UK with Premier League football every week and that does not stop rugby being an incredible success,” he insists, “and I think the same thing is going to happen over here, it is only a matter of time.“Rugby will probably develop in pockets rather then nationally and it will probably on occasion take one step forward and two steps back. But rugby is a gladiatorial sport, it is hard and fast and an impressive spectacle, and there is a lot of that in American football too which people love.”So successful have been Saracens’ efforts to grow the game – and the club’s reputation – their reach stretches significantly beyond their Hendon home and even the extensive reach of the network.“We were down in Cape Town last month at one of the projects that we support,” explains Harvey. “Little kids were running up to us in the townships saying, ‘When I grow up I want to play for Saracens’ and this is in a country where rugby is a religion.”As heart-warming and welcome that adulation, there is another major, and arguably more important, by-product of their off-field endeavour.Foreign climes: Saracens headed out to Durban in South Africa in 2014“When I go into the city to talk to a potential new sponsor they don’t look at us and see just a north London rugby club only capable of reaching people within a 25 miles radius of our ground,” explains Harvey.“They acknowledge that we have a presence around the world. They say, ‘You have a club in Moscow, Kuala Lumpar, Brazil, USA and we have offices in a lot of those places too’. So we can leverage what we have to offer to a broader audience.”That translates into larger sponsorship deals and greater revenue. “It’s a genuine two-way street,” emphasised Harvey.It would also appear that the club that many would have you believe struggles to make friends could actually give relationship guidance. Fresh from their winning escapades in New Jersey, Saracens CEO Heath Harvey outlines the footprint they’re hoping to achieve and it goes far wider than Barnetlast_img read more

What’s it like to play international rugby for Gibraltar?

first_img Maro Itoje Mocks The Doubters After Scoring Try Expand The debate surrounding Aviva Premiership relegation goes on,… Tom Lovelace gives an insight into what it’s like to fulfil your international dream for one of rugby’s smaller nations Scrapping Premiership relegation would have positive effect argues Ben Ryan Maro Itoje Mocks The Doubters After Scoring Try Scrapping Premiership relegation would have positive effect argues Ben Ryan Collapse After scoring a try against Harlequins, Maro Itoje… The line-up: The Gibraltar team prepare for the anthems (DM Parody – www.dotcom.gi/photos) 2018 Six Nations – Jacob Stockdale wins Player of the Tournament The boys are regularly featured on our local sports TV programme, GBC’s Sports Hub, but I’ve yet to hit the big screen. I was interviewed on the Radio Gibraltar breakfast show on the Thursday before the game from my breakfast table in Clapham, which my housemates enjoyed. I’ve not been inundated with media offers since but the radio show earned me two extra followers on Instagram, which I’ll take.We won the game 17-5. We made it difficult for ourselves but conditions were challenging as we had a fair bit of rain and wind. I didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet but our hooker, Chris Griffin, danced through the Finnish defence to score a majestic solo effort from the 22 in his last game before he moves back to Bristol.Fly-half Chuqi Cruz, who’s also UK-based at Loughborough University, kicked four penalties in the wind to put us out of sight. We’ve now won eight Internationals on the bounce but we have a long way to go before we start thinking about Cyprus’s 24-game world record winning streak.The match had finished by the time England played Ireland and we managed to enjoy a few beers with the Finns on St Patrick’s Day. Every team I’ve played against have been brilliant after games – language barriers are easily broken with a few beers and it’s good to see rugby’s culture reaching the far corners of Europe.As we don’t have an endless number of playing shirts to swap, I make a point of swapping my GRFU tie with my opposite number and I have built up a little collection.Best foot forward: Tom Lovelace on the attack in Gibraltar’s win over Finland (DM Parody www.dotcom.gi/photos)Like me, Chuqi and five or six others are UK-based for work or uni, which is tough as we don’t get to train with the squad too often. We had a full training camp in January before our two spring fixtures which we all flew out for but it’s not quite enough.Because we’re not yet part of Rugby Europe, who normally provide for transport costs, players get 50% of our flight costs refunded and are provided with food before and after matches but we cover the rest ourselves. It’s a reasonable commitment taking leave from work and the costs can build up, but my employers are understanding and let me take the time off whenever I request it.Funding ourselves is tough but worth it. Our management team work incredibly hard, our sponsors are great and the people of Gibraltar turn out to support us at home despite rugby being very much a secondary sport on the Rock.Next up for Gib, the team are off to play the UAE in Dubai in April. I can’t make it sadly but I wish them all the best of luck and I can’t wait to get back out against whoever we play next in September.Playing for Gibraltar isn’t quite the dream I had as a kid running round Whitemans Green with Haywards Heath RFC but I feel every bit as proud playing for them as I would for England. Walking out the tunnel in front of a cheering crowd, singing the anthem and representing my small country alongside 22 of my mates is an unforgettable experience and it’s a true privilege to be part of it. 2018 Six Nations – Jacob Stockdale wins Player of the Tournament My highlight so far was coming off the bench against Finland last year to score the winning try in front of a home crowd. That moment alone will keep me coming back to play for Gibraltar any time I’m called up. What’s it like to play international rugby for Gibraltar?Tom Lovelace started playing rugby for Haywards Heath aged six and, after a four-year stint living in Gibraltar, continued from the ages of ten to 18. Since then he has played for Nottingham University, Barnes and KCS Old Boys.He made his international debut for Gibraltar against Montenegro, where he scored two tries as a replacement. Here he explains what it’s like to play for one of rugby’s smaller nations…On the final day of the Six Nations Championship, I fulfilled my boyhood dream and lined up to start an international rugby match for my country in front of a home crowd. Thankfully, I wasn’t at Twickenham wearing the red rose of England and losing to the Irish, but was representing the small British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar against the comparably enormous Finland in front of a rapturous 1,000-strong crowd at our fortress Victoria Stadium.A couple of years ago, aged 26 and after 17 years of mediocre achievement in rugby, I’d finally accepted that playing club rugby in London Two wasn’t going to give me a route out of accountancy and I was categorically not going to earn an international call-up from then England coach Stuart Lancaster no matter how much more questionable his selections became.On the ball: Tom Lovelace tries to get through the Finland defence (DM Parody www.dotcom.gi/photos)As a half-Gibraltarian, I visited the Rock at least once a year but had heard very little about the rugby team on my travels. By good fortune at the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens I bumped into a man wearing a Gibraltar Rugby cap and found he’d been following the Gib tour of Singapore and Malaysia.As soon as I came home I did a bit of searching on Facebook and came across our amiable team manager Steve Payas and sent him a message asking how to get involved. I was invited out that September for a trial in a friendly against the Royal Marines, who visit the Rock every year for a charity game, and made my debut for the Gibraltar Select XV.After a rusty performance playing under the intense September sun, I was proudly called up for my first cap: Montenegro away in November in the little port town of Tivat, a place I can definitely say I’d never have visited if it wasn’t for rugby.Montenegro had recently been admitted into the fifth tier of European rugby and we managed to get a comprehensive 55-7 victory. My first taste of international rugby was a 20-minute stint off the bench on a muddy pitch against a team who had to turn their shirts inside out because of a colour clash. It was by no means glamourous but it was an incredible experience. What the Montenegrins lacked in rugby prowess, they more than made up for with post-game beers.Fast-forward 18 months and I’m on four caps from games away to Hungary and two at home against Finland. Helsinki’s weather isn’t quite as conducive to running rugby as the southern tip of Spain but we do plan to return the favour and head over there at some point.MORE FROM RUGBY WORLD… Expand 2018 Six Nations – Jacob Stockdale wins Player… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If you’d like to go on tour to Gibraltar, arrange a fixture or if you may be eligible to play for Gibraltar and are interested in trialling then please reach out to [email protected] Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Schedule For 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour To South Africa

first_imgRob Webster, Sky Sports managing director, said: “There are a handful of events in the sporting calendar that truly transcend their sport, and a Lions tour is one of them. It’s a moment in time, where the home nations come together to take on the best in the world. “We’re hugely proud of our association with the Lions, and we’re looking forward to bringing our customers every twist and turn of what is sure to be a spectacular tour.” Lions leaders: Managing director Ben Calveley and head coach Warren Gatland (Getty Images)Despite leaving his role with Wales and taking up the head-coaching job at the Chiefs in New Zealand, Warren Gatland will once again lead the men in red into battle, and he is looking forward to the prospect.“I am absolutely thrilled with how this schedule looks.“Touring South Africa is always a huge challenge, not only from a rugby perspective, but also in terms of the venues and the conditions facing the players.“We are very comfortable that three of the games, two of which are Test matches, will be played at altitude. Our schedule falls in a way to allow us to start at sea level before building up and acclimatising to the unique environment that playing at altitude presents. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Lions will play eight matches in South Africa in 2021. 12 Years On: The Lions lost the 2009 Tour. (Getty Images) Schedule For 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour To South AfricaThree years on from their famous series tie against New Zealand, the British & Irish Lions have confirmed their schedule for the 2021 tour to face 2019 World Cup winners South Africa.In all they will play eight games in South Africa, three of which will be Tests against the Springboks, three matches against the Stormers, Sharks and Bulls, and finally two contests against a South Africa ‘Invitational’ team and South Africa ‘A’ team. There will also be a warm-up Test between the Lions and Japan at BT Murrayfield at the end of June 2021 before the squad depart.The tour’s original dates were called into question due to the global pandemic, but it has now been confirmed the dates will remain the same.“The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of disruption to the sporting calendar, but after extensive discussions we are now able to confirm that the tour dates are as previously announced,” said British & Irish Lions managing director Ben Calveley.“I am particularly pleased that we are able to provide some clarity for all those Lions supporters eager to travel to South Africa next summer.”Additionally it has also been confirmed that Sky Sports will televise all of the Lions matches from South Africa. “We are very much looking forward to touring this wonderful country.”Full 2021 schedule:Saturday 26 June: British & Irish Lions v Japan – BT Murrayfield, EdinburghSaturday 3 July: British & Irish Lions v DHL Stormers – Cape Town Stadium, Cape TownWednesday 7 July: British & Irish Lions v South Africa ‘Invitational’ – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethSaturday 10 July: British & Irish Lions v Cell C Sharks – Jonsson Kings Park, DurbanWednesday 14 July: British & Irish Lions v South Africa ‘A’ Team – Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitSaturday 17 July: British & Irish Lions v Vodacom Bulls – Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSaturday 24 July (first Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – FNB Stadium, JohannesburgSaturday 31 July (second Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – Cape Town Stadium, Cape TownSaturday 7 August (third Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg 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

Pre-order Rugby World magazine’s Six Nations preview edition

first_imgGo online now to ensure you can get the special issue next month LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pre-order Rugby World magazine’s Six Nations preview editionInternational rugby returns next month with the 2021 Six Nations. Make sure you’re ready for this year’s championship by heading online to pre-order Rugby World magazine’s Six Nations preview edition (Mar-21).The bumper 132-page edition goes on sale on Tuesday 2 February, but we recognise that lockdown restrictions mean it can be difficult to get to the shops to buy a copy at the moment. So you can now order single issues of Rugby World online and get the magazine delivered direct to your door.PRE-ORDER RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S SIX NATIONS PREVIEW EDITIONSimply follow the link above, select the Mar-21 issue and you will receive your copy before the Six Nations kicks off next month.The preview edition is your ultimate guide to this year’s Six Nations. It is packed with exclusive interviews with big names from all six countries involved in the championship. The prize: The 2021 Six Nations kicks off on 6 February (Getty Images)Plus, we have detailed team-by-team guides and former England fly-half Stuart Barnes makes his predictions for what this year’s final table will look like – will you agree? We also reflect on the heritage of the championship with photos from decades gone by.As well as all the Six Nations content, we assess the contrasting kicking strategies in men’s and women’s rugby, and look ahead to the new Super Rugby Aotearoa and AU tournaments that kick off in New Zealand and Australia respectively in February.In short, it’s packed with informative and entertaining features, so go online to order your copy of Rugby World’s Six Nations preview edition now. Don’t miss out! 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

Convención General Sermón predicado por Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Convención General Sermón predicado por Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori Rector Washington, DC Posted Jul 5, 2012 [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] El siguiente sermón fue presentado hoy en la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúne en Indianápolis, Indiana, hasta el 12 de julio.EUCARISTÍA DE APERTURAConvención GeneralJueves 5 de julioWalter Rauschenbusch, Washington Gladden, Jacob RiisRvdma. Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaIglesia EpiscopalÉsta no es sólo una reunión de la Iglesia Episcopal. Estamos aquí para representar al mundo de la creación de Dios, al que Jesús vino, en medio nuestro, a redimir y santificar. ESTAMOS aquí como episcopales de Taiwán, Micronesia y Hawái, de diferentes regiones de América del Norte, América Central y Sudamérica, del Caribe y de Europa. Tenemos  a invitados anglicanos, ecuménicos e interreligiosos provenientes de muchas partes de Asia, África, Europa y las Islas Británicas, el Oriente Medio, Nueva Zelanda y América, así como de aquí mismo de Indianápolis.Estamos aquí para hacer causa común a favor de la restauración de este mundo —de sus muchos pueblos y naciones, así como del resto de la creación. El sueño de Dios de un mundo restaurado es a lo que se refiere [el profeta] Isaías: “Mi propósito se cumplirá, y haré todo lo que deseo”.Nuestro reto permanente es el de mirar más allá de nuestros propios intereses al deseo de Dios para este mundo. Eso seguirá siendo nuestro reto hasta el fin de todas las cosas, porque no hay nada tan característico del pecado como la centralidad de nuestro interés personal. Tendremos repetidas oportunidades aquí de recordar y mirar atrás. Tendremos oportunidades de llegar más allá de nosotros mismos hasta nuestros prójimos de aquí y de muy lejos. Las buenas dádivas que anhelamos para nosotros y para nuestras familias y para nuestra gente son las mismas que Dios desea para todos sus hijos. Los diputados y los obispos son elegidos para tomar en cuenta el bien común, no sólo el de sus propias congregaciones o diócesis, no sólo el de esta Iglesia.Los santos que conmemoramos aquí  son un recordatorio de esa catolicidad —algunos nos resultan familiares, y otros son nuevos para muchos de nosotros. Los tres que celebramos hoy fueron activistas del reino de Dios en su día. Cada uno de ellos insistió, a su manera, en que el reino de Dios estaba concebido para realizarse tanto en la tierra como en el cielo, y no sólo como algo que esperábamos después de la muerte. Cada uno de ellos nació a mediados del siglo XIX y murió durante la primera guerra mundial. Juntos hicieron el arduo trabajo de la teología, el periodismo y el activismo  en pro de una sociedad más humana y más divina sobre la tierra.Walter Rauschenbusch fue un teólogo bautista de Nueva York que  sentó las bases del Evangelio Social. Él no se anduvo con rodeos al insistir que el pecado particular engendra el pecado social cundo dijo: “la intolerancia religiosa, la combinación de soborno y de poder político, la corrupción de la justica, el espíritu mafioso… la acción mafiosa, el militarismo y el desdén de clase —todo estudioso de la historia reconocerá que estos [elementos] constituyen las fuerzas constitutivas del Reino del Mal”. [1]  Insistió en que la sustitución del reino de Dios por la salvación personal significaba que la gente “busca salvar sus propias almas y es egoístamente indiferente a la evangelización del mundo” La Buena Nueva al mundo era, a sus ojos, acerca del reino de Dios en esta tierra.Washington Gladden fue ministro congrecionalista y periodista en Nueva York, Pensilvania y Massachussetts, y durante breve tiempo concejal en Columbus, Ohio.  Entendió el cristianismo como “una religión que está afincada en la vida y cuyo fin primero y fundamental es realizar el Reino de Dios en este mundo”. Él fue el primer clérigo que se pronunció a favor de los sindicatos obreros y, luego de conocer a WEB Dubois y de ver algunas de las realidades de la vida de los afroamericanos en el Sur a principios del siglo XX, laboró diligentemente contra la segregacion. Denunció la corrupción en el gobierno urbano, abogó por la propiedad pública de los recursos municipales y probablemente se le recuerde más por una carta a la junta de misiones de su Iglesia en que denunciaban el que ésta hubiera aceptado dinero “manchado” de un líder de la industria. [2]Jacob Riis fue un inmigrante danés que llegó a estas costas en 1870. Padeció pobreza, discriminación y explotación y finalmente se convirtió en un conocido periodista. Escribió —y fotografió— acerca de la vida de las cuarterías de los pobres neoyorquinos en Cómo vive la otra mitad [ How the Other Half Lives].  Él y Teddy Roosevelt ayudaron a limpiar el Departamento de Policía de Nueva York, y él también trabajo en la limpieza del acueducto de esa ciudad, contaminado río arriba por aguas negras. Su obra contra las casas de vecindad también dio lugar a la creación de pequeños parques y jardines en Nueva York.Estos tres evangelistas, proclamadores de las buenas nuevas del reino de Dios, insistieron en que éste era algo que debía realizarse en esta vida “así en la tierra como en el cielo”. Aún vivimos en un mundo de corrupción, intolerancia y desdén hacia muchas clases y condiciones de personas del pueblo de Dios, y mantenemos una propensión por el uso de la fuerza —lo que Rauschenbusch llamó militarismo y comportamiento mafioso.Contamos aquí con oportunidades en abundancia de abjurar de esos males, de deponer nuestras diversas armas de división y de laborar juntos para el bien común del mundo creado de Dios. ¿Tenemos fe para trabajar juntos hacia esa clase de vida abundante? [3]  En todo lo que hacemos aquí, que recordemos a quienes servimos, que los tratemos como querríamos que nos trataran a nosotros – porque ésa es la Ley y los Profetas y, en verdad, las buenas nuevas del reino de Dios. 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Corby Pine named director of Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center

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Working with an experienced, professional, and caring team of early-childhood educators, she will help TECC continue to carry out its mission of creating an atmosphere in which each child can develop a love of God, a sense of self-worth, and respect for others.“Corby brings a wealth of educational experience with her, and we look forward to her arrival and leadership at TECC,” said Jeff Simon, president of the ministry board of the Children’s Center. The Rev. Ken Saunders, rector of Trinity Church, said, “Her nurturing character and love of the children will be a great fit with the philosophy and spirit of the Trinity community.”Pine has worked at the Elmhurst Nursery School since 1997, teaching two- and three-year-olds, coordinating the science program (twos through kindergarten), and most recently serving as assistant to the director.She has also held the position of interim director of Christian education at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, and has held teaching positions at the Garrison Forest School and the Boys’ Latin School. Pine is an adjunct professor at Towson University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for majors in elementary education and science education for early childhood.Pine has a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia.To find out more about Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center, please go to www.TECCkids.org or call (410) 823-3589. 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