Office of Government Relations

Office of Government Relations

Why Do We Advocate?

June 28, 2022

As a member of the Episcopal Public Policy Network, you are committed to a ministry of public policy advocacy. At times, this ministry can feel empowering and impactful, such as when legislation like the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the most significant gun reform legislation in 30 years, passes thanks to the efforts of advocates such as […]

Resources to Respond to the Dobbs Decision 

June 24, 2022

See below for calls to action, statements, educational resources, and more. Since 1976, The Episcopal Church has maintained its “unequivocal opposition to any legislation on the part of the national or state governments which would abridge or deny the right of individuals to reach informed decisions [about the termination of pregnancy] and to act upon […]

Support H.R.40/S.40 to Establish a Commission on Reparations

June 18, 2022

Below is a letter from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Congress urging passage of H.R.40/S.40, known as the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.” This Juneteenth, you can take action with Bishop Curry by writing your own letter to Congress using our Action Alert here. Dear members of the United […]

EPPN Series on Deradicalization: U.S. Government Response to Domestic Extremism

June 16, 2022

In our second installment of the EPPN Series on Deradicalization, we focus on enumerating various ways that the U.S. federal government has sought to address the threat of domestic extremism. The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations has actively tracked these developments since the passage of the Executive Council Resolution on White Supremacy and Deradicalization […]

EPPN Series on Deradicalization: Introduction

June 10, 2022

In January of 2021, following the attack on the Capitol, Executive Council passed resolution MW 036: White Supremacy and Deradicalization acknowledging and repenting The Church’s sins of the past in being complicit and upholding white supremacist ideologies and systems. As part of The Church’s journey promoting the creation of a Beloved Community and confronting the […]

EPPN Series on Children: The Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS

June 2, 2022

Resources to Respond to Gun Violence

May 24, 2022

Since at least the 1970s, The Episcopal Church has resolved to support legislation that would reduce the risk of gun violence. More than a dozen times, General Convention has urged Congress to act to restrict the ownership, sale, and use of firearms, to do all it can to prevent gun violence, to limit the availability […]

EPPN Series on Children: Kids and Climate Change

May 19, 2022

To read the previous installment of the series on children, click here.

EPPN Series on Children: Child Poverty: A Terrible Status Quo

May 12, 2022

To read the first of our series on children, click here.

Episcopal Church statement on reports concerning Supreme Court case pertaining to abortion

May 3, 2022

Since 1967, The Episcopal Church has maintained its “unequivocal opposition to any legislation on the part of the national or state governments which would abridge or deny the right of individuals to reach informed decisions [about the termination of pregnancy] and to act upon them.” In light of the recent report about a pending decision in […]

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