Office of Government Relations

Office of Government Relations

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 […]

Statement on Recent Cuts to Foreign Assistance

April 3, 2019

The Episcopal Church laments the decision by the Trump Administration to cut off foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. We are concerned about the impact these cuts will have on our fellow Episcopalians and Anglicans in the region, as well as all people living there who struggle to meet their needs on a […]

Episcopal Church Policies on Gun Safety and Gun Reform

March 15, 2019

The Office of Government Relations is tasked with representing official Episcopal Church policies voted on and passed by General Convention or Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church. Below is a list of policies related to gun safety and gun reform, with links to the full resolution text hosted by The Archives of […]

Statement on Funding Bill and National Emergency

February 15, 2019

The Episcopal Church recognizes today’s bipartisan compromise as an important advancement to averting another harmful government shutdown. However, we remain concerned about expanded immigration detention and militarization around the border region. In light of the declaration of a national emergency, we are concerned the President is deliberately disregarding the will of Congress, which has Constitutional […]

Statement on Conditions in Haiti

February 15, 2019

The Episcopal Church expresses deep concern for the deteriorating conditions in Haiti, originating from both recent developments and ongoing, unaddressed issues. We are concerned by the recall of Haiti’s ambassador to the United States and by the impact of ongoing protests, now lasting for over a week, on daily life in Haiti. We also express […]

Aid to Palestinians

February 5, 2019

In 2018, Congress passed the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA), which updated several elements of the Anti-Terrorism Act. One consequence of this legislation is that it is preventing Palestinians from receiving U.S. government assistance, including humanitarian aid. We must urge Congress to find a solution so that the Palestinian people can continue to receive life-saving assistance! […]

Statement on Developments with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

February 1, 2019

Today the U.S. government announced it will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty was signed more than 30 years ago, and it is the only remaining arms control agreement from the Cold War. The Administration’s decision begins the process of withdrawing from the treaty, to take effect in […]

Statement on the Shutdown

January 30, 2019

The federal government shutdown – which never should have occurred – must be brought to an end to stop the damage that has already been inflicted. Tomorrow, the Senate will consider two amendments to an appropriations bill that would reopen the government: The first would include $5.7 billion for a wall on the southern border, […]

Election Engagement

January 23, 2019

Episcopalians Vote! “Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life and that is a Christian obligation.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry It’s not too early to plan for the 2020 elections. Check out our 2018 election toolkit for ideas to promote voting. In English: Vote Faithfully Toolkit 2018! En Español: Herramientas para votar […]

Statement on the Shutdown

January 23, 2019

The federal government shutdown – which never should have occurred – must be brought to an end to stop the damage that has already been inflicted. Tomorrow, the Senate will consider two amendments to an appropriations bill that would reopen the government: The first would include $5.7 billion for a wall on the southern border, […]

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