Human Rights & Peacebuilding
We support legislation and policies that protect human rights, prevent atrocities, promote gender justice, and work towards reconciliation around the world. We also partner and work with provinces throughout the Anglican Communion.
Peace and Conflict
We call on the U.S. government and governments around the world to respect the dignity and human rights of every person and to support diplomatic resolutions in areas of conflict. We recognize the unique role that the U.S. and Congress can play in addressing and taking action on these issues.
The Episcopal Church has longstanding policy in support of reconciliation and restorative justice and advocates for sustainable, long-lasting peace. We advocate for a just and peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We lift up the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and their mission and life-saving ministries.
- Churches for Middle East Peace
- WATCH: Mission, Ministry and Advocacy: The Episcopal Church and the Middle East
Northern Triangle: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
Human trafficking has long been an issue of utmost importance to The Episcopal Church. In terms of advocacy, we urge the U.S. government to continue to work towards solutions to end modern slavery in all its forms and to partner with other governments to ensure we end this violation of human dignity.
Resources Developed by The Episcopal Church
- Episcopalians Against Human Trafficking
- Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking
- "Unbind and Let Go" curriculum for congregations
- "Unbounded" anti-trafficking brochure
- NOT IN MY HOTEL toolkit
- Diocese of North Dakota brochures on addressing human trafficking
Resources Developed by Partners
- Archbishop of Canterbury and Ecumenical Patriarch commit to tackling modern slavery
- National Human Trafficking Hotline
- What to expect when you call the National Human Trafficking Hotline
- Join the Blue Campaign Against Human Trafficking
- The Polaris Project
- United Nations Political Declaration
- The Global Plan of Action to Stop Trafficking in Persons
- Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
- Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons
- 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (GLOTIP)
- 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Department of State
The Episcopal Church promotes gender equality around the world, and condemns all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. By supporting U.S. foreign aid programs that prioritize the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, we seek to achieve a just world for all.