Office of Government Relations


December 16, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter- Executive Action Edition President Obama announces executive actions that will defer deportation for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants; the largest-ever family detention center opens in...

December 15, 2014

Domestic Policy Action Network Newsletter December 2014 Merry Christmas from the Domestic Policy Action Network (DPAN), your go-to news primer for current domestic issues related to Episcopal Church policy! December's newsletter will...

November 7, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter October- November 2014 Election results are in; Executive Action expected on immigration; detained Central American families are winning asylum; the reemergence of the Sanctuary Movement and more...

July 30, 2014

It was the end of the arctic summer when Charlie first showed me the cracks in the tundra. Charlie is a hunter in the Arctic Village of Alaska, a Gwich’in settlement so remote that it can only be reached by plane. I am a policy analyst...

July 2, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter- July 2014 Humanitarian crisis at the southern border edition: background, updates, and resources Advocacy Calendar Background Administrative Update Resources Advocacy Calendar...

June 25, 2014

  TESTIMONY OF ALEXANDER D. BAUMGARTEN AND KATIE CONWAY ON BEHALF OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH[1] JUNE 25, 2014   We thank Representative Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member Conyers for the opportunity to...


Being an advocate does not always involve drastic measures. Every day, we have the chance to stand up and speak when we see the need. Advocates have the opportunity to speak to their elected representatives, friends, family, and congregations about important issues. The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations cannot advocate for important issues alone. It needs individuals and congregations to write to their representatives, ask for support on social justice issues, and make their voices heard. Working together, we can send a strong message to Congress. Become a member of the Episcopal Public Policy Network today and join committed Episcopalians working for a better world.

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During the week of March 15, the international community marks the fourth anniversary of the...

“The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well...

September 2 is Labor Day, a federal holiday in the United States to celebrate the economic and...


A pastoral letter, from the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, on federal policy in public education, dated May 18, 2010.

The ONE Campaign is an effort by Americans to rally Americans --€“ one by one --€“ to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE is students and ministers, punk rockers and NASCAR moms, Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life, united to help make poverty history.

How many times have you read an article in the paper or watched a news story and wished there was something you could do? With the Episcopal Public Policy Network, you can. Senators and Representatives care about what you, their constituent, think about a particular issue. Whether you feel passionately about environmental protection, HIV/AIDS funding, or education, you can make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.

Opponents of illegal immigration are fond of telling foreigners to “get in line” before coming to work in America. But what does that line actually look like, and how many years (or decades) does it take to get through? Try it yourself! (from Reason Magazine, October 2008)


Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke during a press conference on comprehensive immigration reform Oct. 8 on Capitol Hill, organized as part of the Church World Service Summit on Immigration, Oct. 7-8.

House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings offered the benediction at the close of an Oct. 8 prayer service in Washington, D.C., as part of the Church World Service Summit on Immigration.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offered a time of prayer and remembrance for the impacted loved ones of immigrants during an Oct. 8 prayer service in Washington, D.C.

Held in March 2013 at the Episcopal Church Center, a conversation was started about how the Episcopal Church is working to combat human trafficking. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori led the conversation.