The Rev. Bill Haley

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Name
The Rev. Bill Haley
Church Info
Home Church Address
The Falls Church Anglican
6565 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
United States
Church Website URL
Organization
Organization Name
Coracle
Type of Organization
Non Profit
Your Position/Title within your Organization
Executive Director
Organization Address
2883 Quicksburg Rd.
Quicksburg, VA 22847
United States
Organization Phone Number
Organization URL
Work of Ministry
Creation Care
Hunger/Food Justice
Racial Reconciliation
Other
Other
spiritual direction
Organization Email
inthecoracle@gmail.com
Description of Organization
Coracle exists to inspire and enable people to be the presence of God in the world by offering spiritual formation for Kingdom action. We do this through spiritual direction, retreats, sacramental ministry, pilgrimage, communication, ministries of mercy and justice, mission trips, and creation care.
Organization Years In Operation
6
Does your ministry offer internships?
Yes, post-graduate internship(s).
Strengths of Organization
We strongly marry spiritual formation and Kingdom action, with an emphasis on enabling 'activist' types to do what they do without burning out.
Background
Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?
Part Time
How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
25.00
What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?
A wide variety of informal, formal, and on the ground.
What are your primary concerns for the ministry?
At the moment, we're in a good season. I'm always wondering about staffing and finding funding for it.
What feels like the most difficult aspect of your life in ministry?
Keeping up with the demands of leadership and balancing family and work life
What gives you the greatest joy?
my wife Tara and four kids, and fly-fishing
What spiritual disciplines help sustain you in your rhythms of life among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
Silence, staying close to nature and earth, staying close to the mystics and 'big-picture' theologians.
What would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to know about your ministry?
I suppose that we exist!
How would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to grow in regards to justice and mercy issues?
To celebrate and advocate that to care for justice and mercy is deeply to be biblical
What are your favorite books related to justice and mercy issues?
Tim Keller, Gary Haugen, John Stott, Mother Teresa
What are your favorite movies related to justice and mercy issues?
"12 Years a Slave", "Romero", "Boyz in the Hood"
What are your favorite websites/organizations related to justice and mercy issues?
IJM of course, Micah Groups out of Fuller Seminary, CCDA, Sojourners
Anything else you would wish us to know?
We run a small retreat center in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and love to host those on the 'frontlines of the brokenness of the world' for retreats.
What do you wish people knew about justice ministry in general or specific arenas of justice work?
That it cannot be sustained without deepening spirituality and the death of self
What would you like to see happen in ACNA in regards to work of justice and mercy?
That it would be on par with church planting and evangelism, a la John Stott, in word and deed.
Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.
After and enhanced by a lot of international travel and urban living, I've given most of my life to inner-city and developing world contexts, while advocating within the evangelical tradition for increased commitment to justice and mercy as well as for the contemplative life