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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 […]

EPPN Series on Children: Introduction

April 28, 2022

OGR Advocacy Newsletter April 2022 

April 21, 2022

A lot has happened in Washington D.C. these past few months, and we are grateful for your advocacy. In March, Congress passed the FY2022 appropriations bill, preventing a government shutdown and investing in many of the priority areas we have all advocated for such as food assistance, public health, education, transportation, housing, national parks, and […]

Episcopal Church Statement on the Termination of Title 42

April 1, 2022

Today the Biden administration listened to the voices of the faith community, including our own, and ended the Title 42 program at the U.S.-Mexico border. Title 42, started by the Trump administration in March 2020 under the auspices of a U.S. healthcare statute, allowed the U.S. government to expel migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border. The […]

The Legacy of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

January 24, 2022

Reflection written by Abigael Ajuma Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a dedicated campaigner for freedom, justice, equality, and peace in his birth country South Africa and the globe at large. The Arch, as he was commonly referred to as, died at the age of 90 on December 26th after he had been in poor […]

OGR Advocacy Newsletter December 2021

December 15, 2021

Dear Friends, As the year comes to a close, we hope that many of you are able to spend some time with family and friends and celebrate Christmas. We also acknowledge that many of you may be confronting pain and loss this season of Advent – loss of loved ones from COVID, addiction and overdose, […]

The Episcopal Church Statement on House Passing of the Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

The Episcopal Church applauds the passage of H.R.5376, the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives. This transformative legislation will reduce child poverty, expand health care, make the tax system fairer, and invest vital funds in our effort to confront the climate crisis. Our values as a people of faith call us to […]

The Episcopal Church Statement on the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

November 6, 2021

The Episcopal Church applauds yesterday’s passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure legislation. This historic bill provides crucial investments in the American people, including funds to help Americans living in poverty lead their lives with dignity, address the climate crisis, and rebuild American infrastructure. In addition to creating a better future for vulnerable people, this bipartisan bill […]

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