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The Time is Now to End Gun Violence

May 10, 2021

Riley Goodfellow, research and policy intern with the Office of Government Relations, shares this important witness statement on ending gun violence. Listen or read below, then take action with us to support gun reform to strengthen and expand background checks, just one action of many that we need now. As a young adult, I have […]

Episcopal Church Statement on New Refugee Cap

May 3, 2021

Today President Biden followed through on his promise to raise the Fiscal Year 2021 refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500. The Episcopal Church commends President Biden for recognizing the United States’ obligation to protecting some of the most vulnerable individuals in our world. The Episcopal Church has called on the United States and other wealthy […]

Solving the Climate Crisis: Policies for a Green Recovery

April 29, 2021

EPPN Creation Care Series 2021 Part 5 **After reading, don’t forget to use the Take Action link below to urge your Members of Congress to enact ambitious infrastructure and energy legislation!** “From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of […]

The Episcopal Church Applauds Senate Passage of the COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act

April 22, 2021

The Episcopal Church applauds Senate passage of the COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937), legislation that not only will assist in addressing hate crimes but also demonstrates the U.S. commitment to end violence and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as well as other communities of color. This legislation will designate a Department […]

The Energy Transition

April 22, 2021

EPPN Creation Care Series 2021 Part 4 “The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” (Ps 24:1). In light and wind, in land and water, energy resources are abundant gifts for human well-being from our creator God. Because we are called to “till and to tend the garden” (Gen 2:15), we have a moral […]

Episcopal Church Response to Administration’s Announcement on the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

April 16, 2021

On April 16, the President signed a determination that shifted allocations for refugee resettlement but did not increase the refugee cap for 2021. In response, The Episcopal Church put out a statement expressing disappointment and calling on the President to take action to raise the refugee cap above a historic low. The White House has […]

Climate Migration Abroad and At Home

April 15, 2021

EPPN Creation Care Series 2021 Part 3 Want to be a climate action advocate? You can still register for Ecumenical Advocacy Days next week from April 18th-21st! Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at the Sunday service.   Imagine waking up to water filling up your home. Imagine the panic setting in as your house […]

Statement on restoration of funding to UNRWA

April 9, 2021

The Episcopal Church applauds the Biden administration’s decision to restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). This agency provides vital humanitarian assistance such as health care, education, and emergency food assistance to Palestinian refugees throughout the Middle East. U.S. support of UNRWA is critical to providing many essential […]

Episcopal Church Statement on White House Refugee Resettlement Cap Decision

April 8, 2021

Published April 16 2021 Today the Biden administration announced it would not increase the refugee cap for Fiscal Year 2021 from a historic low of 15,000 refugees to 62,500. Given that President Biden campaigned on increasing the refugee cap in FY2021 and took the necessary steps to make these changes in February, we express disappointment […]

Wise Stewardship of Land

April 8, 2021

EPPN Creation Care Series 2021 Part 2 **After reading, don’t forget to use the link below to urge your Members of Congress to practice wise stewardship and permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!** Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion […]

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