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Tell Congress: Urge the Administration to Resume Humanitarian Aid to Palestinians

July 31, 2018

The people living in the West Bank and Gaza are facing a humanitarian crisis. The Trump Administration’s recent freeze on all aid to Palestinians, combined with the threats of serious cuts to future economic assistance, puts the millions who rely on U.S. and UN assistance to meet their daily needs at immediate risk. There have […]

Family Separation Update

July 24, 2018

In recent months under the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, more than 2,000 immigrant children, including 103 children under the age of 5, have been separated from their parents. This policy has caused immediate harm and will likely have long-term emotional and psychological effects on those impacted. A judge ordered the Administration to reunite all separated […]

EPPN Heads to General Convention

July 3, 2018

This week, the Office of Government Relations team heads to Austin for the 29th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The resolutions of General Convention guide and direct our work, and as staff, we are pleased to be able to serve as resources for deputies and bishops as they deliberate in the coming weeks. Before sharing […]

Asylum and the Caravan

June 18, 2018

In recent weeks, you may have heard reports of a “migrant caravan” traveling through Mexico on the way to the U.S. As people of faith, we must hear these stories and see that these people are brothers and sisters seeking a better and safer life for themselves and their families. The majority of these migrants […]

Episcopal Church Policies and A Season of Justice Engagement

June 15, 2018

The Episcopal Church is engaging with the Poor People’s Campaign and the A.C.T. to End Racism campaign and rally. Below are Episcopal Church policy highlights that intersect with this campaign. This is just a sample of policies from General Convention and Executive Council that could be included in this list. Visit The Archives of the Episcopal Church to […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Joins Other Faith Leaders in a Statement on Family Separation at Our Borders

June 13, 2018

Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives, we are deeply disappointed […]

Presiding Bishop in D.C.

May 31, 2018

Last week, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led Morning Prayers in the U.S. Capitol for Members of Congress. They came together to worship in the Episcopal tradition, to reflect on Scripture, and to give thanks to God. This service was one of many opportunities Members of Congress have had for corporate worship: the Office of Government […]

Statement on Venezuela

May 18, 2018

The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations expresses its concern regarding the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.  The country’s political and economic situation has created a humanitarian crisis which has forced many Venezuelans to find refuge in other Latin American countries, USA, and Europe. We are concerned about the legitimacy of the May 20th […]

Farm Bill: Updates and Proposals

May 9, 2018

Updated May 8, 2018: The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as “the farm bill,” is one of the most important pieces of legislation that Congress develops, and the programs under it have a national and global impact. As occurs roughly every five years, Congress is in the process of renewing this bill. […]

EPPN Spring 2018 Newsletter

April 4, 2018

Thank you for your engagement over the first three months of 2018! In this Spring newsletter, you’ll find updates from recent advocacy and some new opportunities for engagement! In addition to ongoing advocacy, we look forward to 2018 elections this fall and re-releasing voter engagement resources. #Rally2EndRacism Going on now is the #Rally2EndRacism, marking 50 years […]

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