The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations represents the priorities of the Episcopal Church to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Through engaging Congress, the Administration, and U.S. government departments and agencies, we aim to shape and influence policy on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. We strive to equip Episcopalians to become advocates themselves. All of our work is grounded in the resolutions of General Convention, the primary governing and legislative body of the Church. Based on General Convention resolutions and mission priorities of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the focus of our work is racial reconciliation, climate and the environment, and justice.
The Episcopal Public Policy Network is the national grassroots network of Episcopalians who are engaged in advocating for the public policy issues of the Church. Supported by the Office of Government Relations, the network aims to develop Episcopalians as effective advocates by supporting their engagement with elected and government officials, providing resources on public policy issues, and connecting the ministry of public policy advocacy to the gospel. Network members contact members of Congress and the Administration, raise awareness about priority issues, and share their own stories to inform lawmakers and government officials about the impact of particular decisions and policies.