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Social Media Toolkit: Refugee Resettlement

July 22, 2019

Check out the graphics, sample tweets and sample Facebook post to help spread the word and encourage action to support refugee resettlement. For more, see this statement from Episcopal Migration Ministries. Make sure you’ve taken action yourself by writing Congress with our Action Alert. Sample tweets to call for action on refugee resettlement. Copy and […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Carbon Tax

July 18, 2019

As Christians, we have a responsibility to care for the earth and all of the living things that dwell on it. Scientific research clearly shows that climate change, one of the greatest dangers to creation, is caused, in part, by carbon emissions from human industrialization. Longstanding Episcopal Church policy acknowledges the reality of climate change […]

EPPN Creation Care Series: Introduction

July 17, 2019

This introduction begins a series of articles addressing different parts of the enviro-political movement and how we, as the Office of Government Relations and Episcopalians engaged in advocacy, have been charged to tackle some of the issues facing our environment through better policy. When we are surrounded by the abundance and wealth of the natural […]

Episcopal Church Statement on Asylum Restrictions

July 17, 2019

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned with the recently released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) interim final rule on asylum. The United States is obliged by international and domestic law to provide protection to people fleeing persecution, including asylum seekers. This rule wholly upends our current asylum system and will […]

Statement on Reports of Upcoming Raids

July 11, 2019

The Episcopal Church remains concerned about the reports of upcoming large-scale raids in communities around the U.S. These reports are already creating fear and uncertainty in the lives of people in our churches and in our communities. If these raids are carried out, it will cause long-term and devastating impacts for family units and communities.  […]

79th General Convention Resolution Update

July 3, 2019

One year ago, thousands of Episcopalians gathered in Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention. Since that time, the Office of Government Relations (OGR) has continued its work representing The Episcopal Church’s official policies to Congress and the Administration. We are eager to share a few updates on this work to give members of the […]

Ten Actions You Can Take to Accompany Undocumented Immigrants

June 25, 2019

This backgrounder provides suggested actions that you can take to support undocumented immigrants in your community. Included are links to further information, which will assist your effort to launch some of the suggested initiatives or connect with groups already doing this work in your area. 1. Share Know Your Rights (KYR) Information. Disseminate critical KYR […]

Summary of General Convention Resolutions on Abortion and Women's Reproductive Health

May 17, 2019

Clergy throughout The Episcopal Church counsel women, men, and families who must make decisions relating to pregnancy and childbirth, adoption, family planning, and who face infertility. Our ordained and lay leaders walk alongside Episcopalians and others who struggle with this intimate and challenging aspect of human life. Over the past several decades, the General Convention […]

Statement on New U.S. Cuba Policy

April 18, 2019

Updated September 2019 The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations expresses its concern about the recent decisions by the Trump administration regarding U.S.-Cuba Policy. Since April, the Administration has (1) removed the waiver of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, (2) imposed new restrictions on travel to Cuba, and (3) limited the amount of family […]

Advocacy and the Way of Love

April 16, 2019

Last week, the Office of Government Relations had the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in Washington, D.C. Bishop Curry spoke at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, sharing wisdom from his book The Power of Love. He led Morning Prayers at the U.S. Capitol, continuing a tradition of worshipping with Members […]

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