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Opening Address – Sesquicentennial

December 14, 2012

[…] the most distinctive things about our Anglican heritage is that we think context is of major importance.  We can’t reflect the image of God or be truly human representatives of Jesus Christ unless we claim the unique gifts of our creation.  Much of the English Reformation furor was about worshipping God in a “language […]

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Loving Our Neighbors: Young People, Violence, and Loss

November 11, 2013

[…] the deportation and incarceration of parents – all these events and circumstances do violence to developing children, and frequently teach violent responses in turn.  The hallmarks of human trafficking – fraud, force, or coercion – are present in many other kinds of violence, like abuse in dating relationships, bullying in schools, and even the violent […]

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Summary of Episcopal Church Policy on Immigration and Refugee Issues

September 7, 2022

[…] non-profit organizations to deliver case management support based on individualized needs assessments; Include referrals to community-supported services, especially legal services; treat asylum seekers and migrants with dignity, humanity, and respect, assuring that any restrictions and compliance obligations placed on participants are the least onerous possible. (2022-D031)  Affirm comprehensive immigration reform to include: Keeping families […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter August- September 2014

September 12, 2014

[…] more diverse set of refugees, asylum seekers, Cuban Haitian entrants, Afghan and Iraqi special immigrant visas holders who supported U.S. troop efforts in those countries, victims of human trafficking, and survivors of torture. This summer, the unanticipated arrivals of unaccompanied children forced ORR to reprogram funding from services for refugees to cover the costs of […]

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Her Story: #CSW62 – Maria Gonzalez, Diocese of Olympia

April 9, 2018

[…] also become less likely to know their rights, making it more likely for them to be exploited and suffer gender based violence, included but not limited to human trafficking, intimate partner violence, physical assault, psychological abuse, harassment, bullying, and the use of denigrating language. No human should be treated this way.   As Episcopalians, we […]

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Bible Study: Proper 12 (A) – 2020

July 26, 2020

[…] ever been the victim of trickery leading to personal loss? How did you respond? Jacob, the trickster, is an important patriarch. What does that tell you about human nature? Later in the story, Jacob wrestles with God. How do you wrestle with God when you hear this story? Psalm 105:1-11, 45b This morning I […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter March-April 2014

April 7, 2014

[…] of Syria’s 2m refugees. We must do better – now By Eleanor Acer The Guardian, 4/2/14 Additional Resources Learn more about work across The Church to combat human trafficking at the Episcopalians Against Human Trafficking Facebook Page Read the latest UNHCR report on unaccompanied immigrant children, Children on the Run   Please contact Katie Conway, […]

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The United Nations and The Episcopal Church

January 6, 2016

[…] refugees, children, indigenous peoples, and other populations. United Nations agencies define global standards and lead campaigns in such areas as the empowerment of women, and fighting drugs, human trafficking, and terrorism.  Did you know? ~Collectively, all Episcopalians and Episcopal agencies are represented at the UN through The Episcopal Church in its official association with the […]

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Washington National Cathedral

October 12, 2015

[…] little trace.  Death and destruction are all around us, and many ask why, what did they do wrong?               Some people seem to delight in assigning human blame – we heard them in the midst of Katrina, blaming those floods on supposed sins of this nation.  The pundits were wrong about what the […]

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Bible Study: Advent 3 (A) – 2019

December 15, 2019

[…] abound as a dry wasteland turns into a lush playground. Transformation continues in the next layer of the passage. Not only nature is being transformed but also humankind. Hands, knees, and hearts are made strong (vv. 3-4a); eyes, ears, limbs, and tongue are healed and restored (vv. 5-6a). These bookends of the restoration are […]

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Quincy Diocesan Synod: Remigius

October 1, 2011

[…] Davenport, IA, learned that a truck stop just 15 miles from his parish was considered to be one of the largest and most active trading posts for human trafficking in the United States.  This fact set off a chain reaction which is continuing to transform the I-80 truck stop in Iowa:  Brian began a ministry […]

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2018 EPPN Advocacy Priorities

February 9, 2018

[…] around vulnerable communities and intentionally caring for God’s creation. We advocate on a range of other issues where we have Episcopal Church resolutions, which includes topics like human trafficking, common sense gun reform, healthcare, and disaster relief. Evangelism Aimed to Educate, Equip and Engage Underlying all of our work is evangelism, as a way of […]

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Request for Increased Funding to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement

January 2, 2014

[…] 2013 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama and Members of Congress: We, the undersigned faith, refugee, and humanitarian leaders and organizations, write to ask for your leadership as the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program faces a crisis.  Without your intervention, America’s ability to provide persecuted […]

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Gender Violence: 16 Days of Activism That Last the Entire Year

January 6, 2016

[…] is at the heart of the 16 Days. The campaign raises awareness about gender violence “to reinforce that eliminating all forms of violence against women is a human rights issue and that the act of perpetrating violence against women is a human rights violation.” They end on December 10th with International Human Rights Day […]

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#16Days: The Pandemic of Violence Against Women

December 10, 2021

[…] on One Boat: International Chaplaincy for Covid Times. A member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of New York, she serves on the Task Force Against Human Trafficking and the Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She is the vice-chair of the NGO Committee on Financing for Development and a member of […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter June 2014

June 4, 2014

[…] with family in the U.S., returned to their country of origin, or it is determined that they qualify for immigration status as an asylum seeker, victim of  human trafficking, or other serious crime or other humanitarian relief programs. Some children without family in the U.S. are placed in foster care programs. The future of these […]

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Presiding Bishop Curry’s opening remarks at Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting

February 27, 2019

[…] has had the courage to have conversations about human sexuality. They’re having conversations. They’ve grown up in a province that has been willing to face questions of human trafficking and the ravaging of lives in the midst of a culture. A church that’s been willing to speak up on social issues not, as matters of […]

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New film explores Episcopal Church’s groundbreaking history of ethical investing

November 21, 2022

[…] South Africa. Those actions have expanded to include church engagement with numerous national and global issues, including campaigns to reduce gun violence and global warming and promote human rights. “When he (Hines) did that in 1970 it was undoubtedly startling,” Curry says in the film. “He woke us up for the living of a […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Displaced?

January 6, 2016

[…] from its place or position.” On Tuesday, we visited the Misión del Espiritu Santo in the municipality of Soacha in Bogota, Colombia and learned about the very human impact of displacement in Colombia and what a group of courageous women are doing to serve members of their community who have been displaced. A little […]

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