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A Faithful Response to the Caravan: Five Things to Know

October 26, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 14th a migrant caravan departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Since then, it has been moving through Guatemala towards Mexico. The media has reported that the groups include families, women and children. Below are five things to know about the current caravan. 1. Most of the individuals in the caravan are asylum seekers and are […]

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EPPN LENTEN SERIES: All are Created Equal

March 16, 2017

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3: 16-17(NRSV) Last week many of us joined together to commemorate International Women’s Day. Some of us […]

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

January 6, 2016

Today, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day and the final day of the 16 Days Campaign against Gender-Based Violence. This campaign was started in 1991 by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute and is observed annually by Anglicans worldwide. The International Anglican Women’s Network has composed a page of resources on gender-based violence available at […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Displaced?

January 6, 2016

Several members of the Global Partnerships Office are attending the Global Episcopal Mission Network’s 2013 conference in Bogota, Colombia. Below are some thoughts and reflections on our experiences so far. We often hear about internally displaced persons on the news. Sadly, this has become a norm in our world today. But what does it mean […]

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

January 6, 2016

Today, November 25th, we invite you to join us in prayer and meditation for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday), the first of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international campaign that began in 1991 at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University (http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/). […]

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Domestic Policy Action Network Newsletter July-August 2015

August 18, 2015

Welcome to the Domestic Policy Action Network (DPAN), your go-to news primer for current domestic issues related to Episcopal Church policy and advocacy organized by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society! This bimonthly newsletter includes an overview of the Green Climate Fund, legislative updates on criminal justice reform, a recap of 78th General Convention policy […]

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Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter February- March 2015

March 13, 2015

Executive action programs are temporarily delayed; an agreement is reached to fund the Department of Homeland Security; the fate of unaccompanied children in the United States remains precarious and more, all in this month’s newsletter! Advocacy Calendar Administrative Update Congressional Update Unaccompanied Children Update Advocacy Calendar #ShareTheJourney Pilgrimage to the Great Lakes Region of Africa. […]

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UNCSW 2011: Finding Hope

November 10, 2014

by Carrie Diaz-Littauer, Diocese of New Jersey It feels like I have been here for much more than three days. Hearing women’s stories from Thailand, to North Carolina, to Haiti and Bahrain, I feel surrounded by the needs, hurts, and continued perseverance of women worldwide. While the obstacles and statistics feel insurmountable at times, the […]

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Progress at UNCSW: Christopher Esposito-Bernard (Diocese of New York)

November 10, 2014

“Why are they sending you?” My mother’s question poked with an edge of suspicion. Undoubtedly, she was still reeling from the GOP’s decision to deny women from testifying before congress and allowing five MEN to compromise, I mean, comprise the panel designed to talk about women’s health issues. Fortunately for me, the United Nations identified […]

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EPPN reflections to focus on the culture of violence

November 6, 2014

For so many of us, Lent is a period of time we set aside to reflect on our understanding of the meaning of our lives and our role in joining God’s purposes for each of us. Each year, Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) establishes a theme and sponsors a series of reflections and discussions on a […]

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St. Alban Pilgrimage

August 14, 2014

Greetings from The Episcopal Church, and its 82 churches named for Alban – one in Haiti and the others in 40 of the United States.  They are celebrating their patronal feasts this weekend as well.               Our communications director told me recently about a conversation she had at a trade conference with various Hollywood […]

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Forgiving Seventy Times Seven, Proper 19 (A) – 2014

September 14, 2014

Five Amish schoolgirls killed, 11 wounded, by a shooter in Pennsylvania, the headlines cried in 2006. The Amish community not only comforted the shooter’s wife and children, they forgave him. The Amish were reviled by many in the press because they forgave even as they mourned the death of their own innocent children. In 1948, […]

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Presiding Bishop addresses crisis of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border

July 10, 2014

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the current crisis of unaccompanied children and families at the United States border. The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well as mothers with children, continues to challenge the United States to respond compassionately.  Like Sudanese or […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter July 2014

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 Look for an EPPN alert next week and more items to come as the situation at the border continues to evolve Want to take action in support of refugees and […]

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Request for Increased Funding to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement

January 2, 2014

February 28, 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 […]

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Eight DFMS staff appointments announced

July 22, 2013

Bishop Stacy Sauls, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, has announced the appointments of eight full-time positions to the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).  The positions reflect the priorities of Episcopal Church General Convention 2012 and focus on the Five Marks of Mission.   Lisa Bellamy has been named Development Research Analyst […]

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EPPNAlert : Senate preps for final S. 744 vote – Why The Episcopal Church supports the bill

June 27, 2013

This week, after months of debate in the Senate and advocacy across the country, the United States Senate will vote on S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.   This historic legislation, if passed, will bring our nation that much closer to enacting the first comprehensive reform of our immigration laws since 1986. […]

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Presiding Bishop issues statement on Senate introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

April 19, 2013

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued the following statement on the US Senate Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.   We affirm that human beings are made in the image of God, created with dignity and intrinsic value.  Dignified and productive work is one way in which people give expression to that divine creativity, […]

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EPPN Lenten Series: "Transforming Our Culture of Violence"

March 1, 2013

Today, as Christians observe Ash Wednesday and begin their Lenten journeys, the Episcopal Public Policy brings you, as it does every year, the first in a thematic series that will span the weeks of Lent. This year’s theme is “Transforming our Culture of Violence.” It is inspired by the emerging conversation in the United States, […]

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