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The Episcopal Church calls for prayers for peace in the Holy Land

October 7, 2023

“We offer our prayers and support during this time of violence in Israel and Palestine. In Luke 19:41, we are reminded ‘That when Jesus drew near and saw the city, he wept over […]

Episcopal Church Statement on Impending United States Government Shutdown

September 29, 2023

As people of faith, we affirm the dignity of every human being and our charge to love and care for our neighbors. A government shutdown, with its far-reaching consequences, undermines […]

The Episcopal Church’s statement on the Arctic Refuge

September 11, 2023

The Episcopal Church celebrates the recent decision by the Biden Administration to cancel the leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This land is sacred to the Gwich’in people, many […]

Fall 2023 Newsletter

August 15, 2023

As we look towards Congress’s return to Washington in a few weeks, we want to update you on our work in the Office of Government Relations and share the results […]

State Level Advocacy

August 8, 2023

The Office of Government Relations helps educate, equip, and engage Episcopalians to carry out advocacy to the U.S. government at the federal level. But we often receive questions about state […]

Congress is out for summer! 

July 31, 2023

This post is about recess! No, not the kind in the school yard with swings and jungle gyms, but the Congressional kind when Congress is not in session. Many members […]

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

July 27, 2023

On December 29th, 2022, Congress passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PFWA) as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. The law officially went into effect on June 27th, […]

Join Churches for Middle East Peace and Embrace the Middle East for a four-week series in conversation with Christians across the Middle East

July 13, 2023

The Episcopal Church, a founding member of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), continues to partner with ecumenical and interfaith coalitions to advocate for peace and justice in the Holy […]

Resources for Juneteenth

June 15, 2023

Monday, June 19th marks the second anniversary of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. While its recognition is significant, the day presents an opportunity to continue to dismantle racism and white […]

Post-Title 42 Update, Advocacy, and Resources

May 17, 2023

From the Office of Government Relations and Episcopal Migration Ministries On May 11, 2023, the public health order implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic known as Title 42 ended. For three […]

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