Center for Anglican Communion Studies at VTS

CACS at Virginia Theological Seminary
Bringing community to the Communion with a rich tradition of hospitality, exchange and research.

Timeline Photos 07/14/2021

We're proud of CACS Research Fellows, the Rev. William Sachs, Ph.D. and Wanjiru M Gitau, Ph.D., who are highlighted on pages 34-35 for their work on the history of VTS in international mission.

The latest issue of our VTS magazine has just been released! Visit our website to view a digital edition:https://vts.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/VTS-Mag_Summer-2021.pdf

When are Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2021? 07/12/2021

When are Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2021?

"The Muslim annual pilgrimage known as the Hajj will start on July 18 with Eid al-Adha being celebrated on July 20."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/12/when-is-eid-al-adha-hajj-2021-interactive

When are Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2021? This year’s Muslim pilgrimage is limited to 60,000 vaccinated citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia.

Executive Council advances church’s work on racial justice issues at June virtual meeting 07/09/2021

Executive Council advances church’s work on racial justice issues at June virtual meeting

"Themes of racial justice, including the experience of people of color within The Episcopal Church, the persecution of Indigenous peoples in North America and plans to extend and magnify the church’s existing truth and reconciliation efforts, dominated the work of the church’s Executive Council during its June 25-28 virtual meeting." Read more on last week's meeting here: https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2021/06/28/executive-council-advances-churchs-work-on-racial-justice-issues-at-june-virtual-meeting/

Executive Council advances church’s work on racial justice issues at June virtual meeting [Episcopal News Service] Themes of racial justice, including the experience of people of color within The Episcopal Church, the persecution of Indigenous peoples in North America and plans to exten…

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders concerned over refugee crisis in northern France 07/07/2021

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders concerned over refugee crisis in northern France

Did you know: in 2020, there were approximately 80 million forcibly displaced people around the world? 26.3 million of these are refugees and 1,500 are living in forests or makeshift shelters in northern France. Read the Anglican and Catholic leaders' joint statement on the call for a “climate of welcome and understanding."
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2021/06/anglican-and-roman-catholic-leaders-concerned-over-refugee-crisis-in-northern-france.aspx

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders concerned over refugee crisis in northern France Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders expressed concern over the situation in Northern France in joint statement for World Refugee Day.

July 2021 Anglican Commentary | Virginia Theological Seminary 07/01/2021

July 2021 Anglican Commentary | Virginia Theological Seminary

The July Anglican Commentary welcomes the Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D. as the new director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies. Read more about Dr. Grieb, her role, and what CACS will be up to in the 2021-2022 year!

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https://vts.edu/anglican-commentary/july-anglican-commentary/

July 2021 Anglican Commentary | Virginia Theological Seminary Virginia Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome the Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D. as the new Director of its Center for Anglican Communion Studies, effective July 1, 2021.

Ancient Christian thinkers made a case for reparations that has striking relevance today 05/28/2021

Ancient Christian thinkers made a case for reparations that has striking relevance today

Read how Dr. David Lincicum, Associate Professor of Theology at the University Notre Dame, analyzes the biblical story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt and how it is a historical tale of reparations after enslavement: https://theconversation.com/ancient-christian-thinkers-made-a-case-for-reparations-that-has-striking-relevance-today-159189

Ancient Christian thinkers made a case for reparations that has striking relevance today The biblical story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt is also a historical tale of reparations after enslavement.

Solar panels allow religious institutions to do well while doing good 05/27/2021

Solar panels allow religious institutions to do well while doing good

Read about how solar panels became not only the the solution to the wrecked roof of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, but also a solution for a better environment.

https://religionnews.com/2021/05/21/solar-panels-allow-religious-institutions-to-do-well-while-doing-good/

Solar panels allow religious institutions to do well while doing good (RNS) — An easy way to please the pope and earn money at the same time.

Talking about faith and science – The Lambeth Conference 05/26/2021

Talking about faith and science – The Lambeth Conference

“In all these things, it is science which has been a gift to human beings," Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby states in an introductory video about the new Anglican Communion Science Commission, which will be launched at Lambeth Conference in 2022. Click the link to watch the video and to learn more about the relationship between both faith and science.
https://www.lambethconference.org/resources/talking-about-faith-and-science/

Talking about faith and science – The Lambeth Conference Faith and science will be a major theme at the Lambeth Conference. It is also the focus of a new Anglican Communion Science Commission. In this suite of videos ‘Talking about science and faith’, we share a collection of conversations about ‘Why Should The Church Care About Science?’

Poor People’s Campaign, lawmakers unveil sweeping resolution to tackle poverty 05/25/2021

Poor People’s Campaign, lawmakers unveil sweeping resolution to tackle poverty

"Lawmakers and leaders of the faith-based Poor People’s Campaign unveiled a sweeping new resolution on May 20 designed to eradicate poverty in the U.S., with activists touting it as a broad-based legislative framework that hopes to do for poverty what the Green New Deal proposes to do for environmental issues."
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2021/05/21/poor-peoples-campaign-lawmakers-unveil-sweeping-resolution-to-tackle-poverty/

Poor People’s Campaign, lawmakers unveil sweeping resolution to tackle poverty [Religion News Service — Washington, D.C.] Lawmakers and leaders of the faith-based Poor People’s Campaign unveiled a sweeping new resolution on May 20 designed to eradicate poverty in the U.S., wi…

Anglican Communion secretary general joins international Christian leaders in call for end to Colombian violence 05/24/2021

Anglican Communion secretary general joins international Christian leaders in call for end to Colombian violence

"While we acknowledge that the government is dealing with a very complex situation, we believe the focus now must not be on repressing popular protests, but rather to listen to the people’s voices with empathy and without resorting to violence, and to begin to seriously address the root causes of the mass mobilization of the Colombian people.”
The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2021/05/20/anglican-communion-secretary-general-joins-international-christian-leaders-in-call-for-end-to-colombian-violence/

Anglican Communion secretary general joins international Christian leaders in call for end to Colombian violence [Anglican Communion Office] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has joined other international Christian leaders to call on the president of Colombia…

05/21/2021

At this week's Employee Appreciation Day at VTS, we learned more about the reparations research being conducted by our Office of Multicultural Ministries. The panel included part of the research team (pictured left to right): Elizabeth Drembus, Maddy McCoy, Char McCargo Bah, Chris Pote, and Ebonee Davis. Click the link to read more about the reparations project and its research: https://vts.edu/mission/multicultural-ministries/reparations/

At this week's Employee Appreciation Day at VTS, we learned more about the reparations research being conducted by our Office of Multicultural Ministries. The panel included part of the research team (pictured left to right): Elizabeth Drembus, Maddy McCoy, Char McCargo Bah, Chris Pote, and Ebonee Davis. Click the link to read more about the reparations project and its research: https://vts.edu/mission/multicultural-ministries/reparations/

Global Covid-19 vaccine equity - position paper of the Anglican Alliance and Anglican Health & Community Network - Anglican Alliance 05/20/2021

Global Covid-19 vaccine equity - position paper of the Anglican Alliance and Anglican Health & Community Network - Anglican Alliance

"The Anglican Alliance is currently working on two dimensions of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out: advocacy on equitable global access to vaccines and sharing information to help overcome vaccine hesitancy."

Click on the link below for more information and to read more about the paper on global vaccine equity.

Global Covid-19 vaccine equity - position paper of the Anglican Alliance and Anglican Health & Community Network - Anglican Alliance “The poor of the world are suffering from vaccine apartheid” Most Revd. Dr. Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of the Church of Southern Africa The Anglican Alliance is currently working on two dimensions of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out: advocacy on equitable global access to vaccines and sharing inform...

Ecumenical groups gather to prepare for UN climate talks 05/19/2021

Ecumenical groups gather to prepare for UN climate talks

"The webinar shed light on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – national plans and targets for climate action, why they are important for combating climate change and how to influence them."

Ecumenical groups gather to prepare for UN climate talks On the road to the next UN Climate Conference (the 26th Conference of Parties, or COP 26), churches and groups from a range of Christian traditions organised a webinar titled, “Raise Your Voice in Faith for Climate Justice,” on 13 May as part of the Global Action and Prayer for Climate Justice.

Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem calls for global prayer following eruption of violence 05/18/2021

Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem calls for global prayer following eruption of violence

Let us join with Archbishop Hosam and the Anglican Communion in offering the following prayer for the eruption of violence in the Holy Land:

Almighty and Everlasting God:
Our days are in your hands;
we lift up all those in the Holy Land who are victims of violence and injustice,
that you might empower your Church
to bring healing to the wounded,
relief to the suffering,
and comfort to those who mourn;
we pray also that you would soften the hearts of all those involved in the recent conflicts,
that they would be led to work for justice and lasting peace in the land where your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ first came to bring hope and abundant life to all people;
these things we ask in his Holy Name. Amen.
-Archbishop Hosam Naoum, Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem calls for global prayer following eruption of violence Archbishop Hosam Naoum calls on members of the Anglican Communion, and all Christians, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new 'prayer post' feature 05/17/2021

Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new 'prayer post' feature

Many religious communities have had to explore new ways of doing faith in the world of social media during the Covid-19 pandemic. Social media platforms like Facebook are joining the exploration.

“Our mission to give people the power to build community extends to the world’s largest community; the faith community,” -Nona Jones, head of Global Faith Partnerships at Facebook

Read the article below to learn more about how Facebook is connecting faith and media.

Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new 'prayer post' feature Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature

Photos from Center for Anglican Communion Studies at VTS's post 05/13/2021

Congratulations to all 2021 VTS graduates and to Rev. Vijayathasan Daniel Jeyaruban, the 2021 Anglican Communion Prize winner.

05/13/2021

Congratulation to the graduating class of 2021 at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prayers and blessings to you all in your transitions and new ministries.

Congratulation to the graduating class of 2021 at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prayers and blessings to you all in your transitions and new ministries.

05/13/2021

Join us live at 10 am as we celebrate our 2021 graduates.

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Join us live at 10 am as we celebrate our 2021 graduates.

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05/13/2021

Commencement at VTS is today at 10 am, with a special guest!

We've saved a seat for our Commencement speaker... hear him address our graduates via livestream here on our page or on our YouTube channel tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. EDT

#VTSCommencement

Hear from our link officer Revd Christy in Bangalore 05/12/2021

Hear from our link officer Revd Christy in Bangalore

Let us join in prayer for Karnataka Central Diocese, Diocese of Dornakal, and all the areas where Covid infection rates are increasing.

Hear from our link officer Revd Christy in Bangalore As the severe wave of Coronavirus infection sweeps through India, a plea from our friends who live there: "Kindly remember our nation, our state, and our diocese in your prayers.”

CACS CCEPs Forum - Joseph Hubbard '21 05/11/2021

CACS CCEPs Forum - Joseph Hubbard '21

Today we're pleased to share the second and final student reflection video from this year's Cross-Cultural Education Programs. Listen as Joe Hubbard (VTS, '21) talks about the work he found God doing in Navajoland Area Mission.

https://youtu.be/wNo8ugbYTao

CACS CCEPs Forum - Joseph Hubbard '21

Photos from Center for Anglican Communion Studies at VTS's post 05/10/2021

It's commencement week here at VTS and we started with an early celebration of our international student and project assistant graduates-to-be. Ambrose Adega, Svetlana Osadchuck, "Daniel" Vijaythasan Jeyaruban, Allen Gaye, Olaph Mhema and Melina Dezhbod- we are grateful for you and will miss you!

05/10/2021

Today we share reflections from Demarius Walker (VTS, '21) who is just completing a Cross-Cultural Education program with the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace. Listen to his witness to the ways God is moving across the diverse parts of the Anglican Communion.

Podcast blends faith and science to promote care for creation 05/07/2021

Podcast blends faith and science to promote care for creation

"In a newly released podcast, Dr Louk Andrianos, World Council of Churches consultant on Care for Creation, Sustainability and Climate Justice, reflects on how faith and science can harmoniously blend in ways that help us all care for creation."

Podcast blends faith and science to promote care for creation In a newly released podcast, Dr Louk Andrianos, World Council of Churches consultant on Care for Creation, Sustainability and Climate Justice, reflects on how faith and science can harmoniously blend in ways that help us all care for creation.

Photos from Center for Anglican Communion Studies at VTS's post 05/06/2021

Yesterday we hosted our annual Cross-Cultural Education Program (CCEP) Reflection Event. Students Joe Hubbard ('21) and Demarius Walker ('21) shared video reflections from their times in Navajoland and with the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.
There was fruitful conversation about future CCEPs to Jerusalem and Costa Rica, as well as a tips from Julia Domenick ('22) about developing an independent study CCEP.

Thank you to all who supported the event and to all the students who came out. Enjoy the pictures below. Come back over the next two days and watch the reflection videos!

Reflections from the Rev. Guimond Pierre Louis ’20 | Virginia Theological Seminary 05/05/2021

Reflections from the Rev. Guimond Pierre Louis ’20 | Virginia Theological Seminary

In May our thoughts turn to commencement. In that vein, we are happy to share this month’s Anglican Commentary, written by last year’s Anglican Communion Prize Winner, The Rev. Guimond Pierre Louis. Enjoy his reflection on life after seminary.
https://vts.edu/anglican-commentary/reflections-from-the-rev-guimond-pierre-louis-20/

Reflections from the Rev. Guimond Pierre Louis ’20 | Virginia Theological Seminary It’s an honor for me to have been asked to write the Anglican commentary this month. I am reminded that my class couldn’t have in-person graduation last May 2020 due to Covid-19. In the comfort of Room 304 in St. George’s dorm, behind my laptop, I graduated with an M.A. degree having my name c...

Spring CCEP Reflection Forum 05/03/2021

Spring CCEP Reflection Forum

VTS Students and Family members, Staff and Faculty:

Join us this Wednesday, May 5 at 12:45 pm to hear reflections on recent Cross-Cultural Education Programs in Navajoland and with the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace. We'll also share plans for next year's programs.

Read more in today's Dean's Commentary and note that the location has changed to the Lettie Pate Evans Room across from the Flamingo. Ice cream for those able to come in person! And a chance to win an Amazon gift certificate for all who attend in person or virtually.

Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-ccep-reflection-forum-tickets-151839809959?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=2f

Spring CCEP Reflection Forum CCEP Reflection Forum: May 5, 2021, 12:45-1:45pm (EDT) in Scott Lounge or on Zoom

Mission Aviation Fellowship delivers Covid vaccine to remote Lesotho 04/30/2021

Mission Aviation Fellowship delivers Covid vaccine to remote Lesotho

“PILOTS from the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) have delivered supplies of coronavirus vaccine to a remote mountain-top community in Lesotho.”

Mission Aviation Fellowship delivers Covid vaccine to remote Lesotho PILOTS from the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) have delivered supplies of coronavirus vaccine to ...

Patterns of racism in church culture revealed in audit of US-based Episcopal Church leadership 04/29/2021

Patterns of racism in church culture revealed in audit of US-based Episcopal Church leadership

“This racial justice audit, I think for the first time, has given us a real picture of the dynamics and the reality of structural and institutional racism among us,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a press release announcing the report. “It has given us a baseline of where we are, to help us understand where we can, and must, by God’s grace, go.”

Patterns of racism in church culture revealed in audit of US-based Episcopal Church leadership Official report assesses racial makeup and perceptions of the church’s leadership and summarises race influences on church culture.

Videos (show all)

CACS New Brochure 2020 intro
"Women as Witness" CACS interview with Dr. Cathy Ross, CMS
Reflections on VTS cross-cultural study in Myanmar
CACS Forum with Canon Sarah Snyder, The Archbishop of Canterbury's Advisor for Reconciliation.
CACS Forum with Dr. Joanildo Burity on Anglican Spirituality in the Brazilian Context.
A Spirituality of Ecumenism with Nedine Manyemba

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