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Immigration Debate and the Government Shutdown

January 9, 2019

As the partial government shutdown continues into its third week, we wanted to share some information about the cause of the shutdown, the implications, and to provide some context on where we as a Church stand on immigration and border security. The President has requested more than $5 billion dollars for the construction of an […]

New Opportunities

January 3, 2019

This week, the 116th session of Congress will convene. Members of Congress have their work cut out for them – most urgently, they need to find a way to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government, allowing federal workers and contractors return to their jobs. This new Congress will bring new opportunities and chances […]

For The Next Time

December 21, 2018

For the past 20 months, we joined together to #PrayFastAct. We prayed for those who are living in or at the edge of poverty. We fasted, reminding ourselves of what it feels like to go without. And we acted – calling and writing members of Congress to say that poverty matters to us, that we […]

End of 115th Congress Updates

December 17, 2018

The House and Senate just passed the Farm Bill that maintains the protections for the vulnerable and hungry that you have been advocating for! This is a significant victory to prevent incredibly harmful changes that were proposed in previous versions. Through the For Such a Time campaign to #PrayFastAct, the Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran […]

Auschwitz and Memory Culture

December 12, 2018

While the COP24 delegation was in pilgrimage at Auschwitz, something a young German friend told me a few years ago kept echoing through my mind: “Marc, Germany is a memory culture.” I had no idea what “memory culture” meant, and so he explained. Creating a memory culture means neither keeping alive, as if they are […]

Get to Know OGR Week 5: Why We Advocate

November 19, 2018

Week 5 of 5 of Get to Know OGR explores all the reasons WHY we advocate. Hint: it’s more than telling the government what to do… Get to Know OGR, Why We Advocate You may have more questions about #EpiscopalAdvocacy and the Office of Government Relations, so send them to us! We’ll try to answer them as […]

Get to Know OGR Week 4: FAQs

November 19, 2018

We explored FAQs we often get at the office as a part of week 4 of Get to Know OGR. Check them out below! Get to Know OGR, FAQs You may have more questions about #EpiscopalAdvocacy and the Office of Government Relations, so send them to us! We’ll try to answer them as quickly as we can. Office […]

Get to Know OGR Week 3: Partner Organizations

November 19, 2018

Check out the Twitter moment below for a recap of week 3 of Get to Know OGR: Partner Organizations. Get to Know OGR, Partner Organizations You may have more questions about #EpiscopalAdvocacy and the Office of Government Relations, so send them to us! We’ll try to answer them as quickly as we can. Office of Government Relations

Get to Know OGR Week 2: The History

November 2, 2018

We know you might have lots of questions about the history of #EpiscopalAdvocacy and the Office of Government Relations, so send them to us! We’ll try to answer them as quickly as we can. Office of Government Relations The earliest official version of our office was established 1978/1979 by Executive Council, and was called the “Washington Office of […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

October 30, 2018

The election is a week away, Congress is in recess, but our advocacy work continues. Every day, all of us in the Office of Government Relations continue to educate and equip Episcopalians to carry out advocacy for the Church based on the policies of General Convention and Executive Council.  Our advocacy work (and yours!) continues, […]

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