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Episcopal Church Statement on the White House Decision to Reduce the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

September 27, 2019

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español The Episcopal Church condemns the administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees and further dismantle the refugee resettlement program. We also strongly condemn the decision to allow states and localities to reject refugees. […]

Immigration Update

September 4, 2019

The Episcopal Church continues to respond to the breadth of immigration issues across the United States. In addition to the ongoing work of Episcopal Migration Ministries resettling refugees, Episcopalians are engaging on supporting children and other people seeking asylum at the southern border, assisting immigrants who are undocumented, and continuing advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform. […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Environmental Racism

August 29, 2019

Throughout our EPPN Creation Care Series, we have explored the call to love God in creation. Challenged to see the complexity of our responsibilities, we have not only learned about the need to act swiftly on energy reform and resource sustainability, but also that any action must be undertaken thoughtfully and with consideration for the […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Renewable Energy

August 22, 2019

Decades of scientific research has demonstrated that humans have a direct effect on the Earth’s climate. Climate change is driven in large part by changes in human behavior over the last centuries related to carbon emissions and agricultural practices. This change is due, in no small part, to human reliance on fossil fuels, deforestation, and our […]

Statement on Family Detention

August 22, 2019

The Episcopal Church strongly opposes the DHS-HHS Federal Rule on Flores Agreement. As a Christian organization, our primary concern with federal policies is how they impact the most vulnerable. This rule would rollback critical child welfare protections and would undoubtedly further harm families and vulnerable children. Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry wrote, “What is the […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Clean Water

August 15, 2019

Water is one of life’s most vital resources. Water pollution, however, is devastating to the environment and to the health and well-being of people in every nation and community. The federal government invests annually in water pollution mitigation and water treatment; however, the current funding is not enough to conduct even routine maintenance and clean […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Government Infrastructure

August 8, 2019

The U.S. federal government bears the duty to be a leader for institutions within the nation. When it comes to environmental degradation, it is not only important that the government implement policy to address the crisis, but also that our government lead by example with direct energy and environmental reform in federal agencies and their facilities, […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Trade Deals

August 1, 2019

While local action serves an integral role in mitigating further damage to God’s Creation, we must always keep a global perspective as those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and the majority of emissions are beyond the United States. America is neither the world’s greatest victim nor the world’s sole hope. It must, however, […]

Episcopal Church Statement on Federal Executions

July 26, 2019

“Jesus told us that the greatest gift we could give is to lay down our own lives for another. Conversely, the taking of another life must be viewed as the greatest sacrilege.” The Most Reverend Edmond L. Browning, XXIV Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church “If it is not about love, it is not about […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Just Transitions

July 25, 2019

The United States is undeniably reliant on coal and other fossil fuels for energy. This dependence has led to objective changes in the Earth’s climate and the degradation of God’s creation. As Christians, we are responsible for balancing the call to care for creation and to love and respect our neighbors around the world. Climate […]

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