ECF Fellows News January 2011
ECF Fellows are doing exciting minstry throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Here are just a few recent updates:
Lucinda Mosher (1999) was the keynote speaker for a conference on “G20 Dialogue Among Civilizations, Cultures, and Religions”, held in Iksan, Korea. Her topic was: “The Interfaith Movement: History, Obstacles, Opportunities." She was also the moderator for a panel discussion during a Women Leaders Summit in Seoul. These meetings were part of a weeklong program convened by Won-Buddhism’s Headquarters and UN Office to focus on “moral politics” in light of the G20 Summit, for which Seoul was host.
Claude Barbre (1995) received the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Award from the Harlem Family Institute (HFI) for his many years of outstanding service to HFI and to children and families in Harlem. Claude served as executive director of HFI for twelve years.
Robert MacSwain (2004) is Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at the School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in June 2010. In fall 2010 he published The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis, a volume in the Cambridge Companions to Religion Series, which he co-edited with the Rev. Dr. Michael Ward, Chaplain of St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford.
Devon Anderson (2007) served as lead consultant and trainer for the Organizing for Mission Teams in the Diocese of Spokane in January 2011. The Diocese of Spokane has partnered with ECF and others in a campaign to engage Episcopalians in ending local and global hunger.
Leander Harding (1986) is on faculty of Trinity School for Ministry where he teaches Pastoral Theology and serves as the dean of seminary advancement. His new book In the Breaking of the Bread: A Users Guide to the Service of Communion in the Anglican Tradition has just been released.
Two Retreats: New York & New Jersey
ECF hosted its first-ever retreats for new Fellows as a way to nurture their vocations and foster connections. All but two of the fourteen Fellows named since 2007 attended either the October 2010 retreat in New Jersey or the January retreat last week in New York City. Each participant was asked to reflect on: mapping their journeys, significant learnings in their studies and ministries, sharing their knowledge with the wider Church, and partnering with ECF and other Fellows to leverage their impact. The Rev. Tom Brackett (Episcopal Church officer for church planting and redevelopment) assisted in designing and facilitating the retreats.
Call for Applications
The 2011 application process is now open. New awards will range up to $15,000 and are renewable for an additional two years. The deadline for applications is March 15 and new Fellows will be announced in May 2011. Learn more.