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EPPN: #PrayFastAct for the Sustainable Development Goals

December 18, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] In his new video, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminds us to pray, fast and act this Advent and Christmas, in support of good policies that provide opportunities for and respect the dignity of people struggling with poverty. This month, we focus on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which […]

Statement Regarding the U.S. Embassy in Israel

December 6, 2017

Today, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a move that would reverse more than 50 years of U.S. foreign policy. This decision could have profound ramifications on the peace process and the future of a two-state solution, and […]

EPPN: Protect the Arctic Refuge

September 27, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] The bishops of the Episcopal Church recently returned from a meeting in Alaska where they encountered the pressing need to address issues relating to the environment. In their Letter to the Church, the bishops of The Episcopal Church stated: “You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are … […]

We Are Welcomers

September 22, 2017

This time last year, I was attending the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Summit for Refugees and Migrants where the pivotal New York Declaration was signed. United Nations member states committed to do more to solve the global refugee crisis. In one of the breakout sessions during the Summit, I found a seat near the back of […]

Recent Sign-On Letters

September 21, 2017

Check out this brief list of some of our recent sign-on letters–a method of advocacy we use often in coalition with other organizations and churches. Recent letters include: Support of the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs Anti-torture letter to then President-Elect Trump BRIDGE Act letter to Congress Religious Freedom Occupied Palestinian Territories […]

Jayce Farewell

July 19, 2017

Our Domestic Policy Analyst will be leaving our office soon to go to grad school in California. We will miss you, Jayce! She wishes to share the following message with each of you. Despite the enduring facade of the U.S. Capitol and all the tradition that it represents, Capitol Hill is the epicenter of change, […]

Summer 2017 Intern Reflections

July 18, 2017

Check out a brief reflection from each of our wonderful summer interns: “I am thoroughly enjoying my time working with the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. The internship has been demanding and engaging, and from the outset I have been involved with decision-making about the policies and priorities we advocate. I have had the […]

Protect Funding for Refugee Assistance & Resettlement

June 6, 2017

How can you speak out in support of funding for refugee protection & welcome? LEARN how money allocated by Congress assists refugees abroad and in our communities through resettlement JOIN with advocates next week in the Stand With Refugees campaign to call your member of Congress to say “I welcome refugees!” Text “STAND” to 313131 or visit the Stand With […]

Thank you for Speaking Out for Refugees

April 11, 2017

Thank you for taking part in the 2×4 Fight for Refugees Campaign! Your calls have made a difference, and we need you to keep up your vocal support for refugees. Join other EPPN members as they continue advocating for refugee resettlement in the coming weeks and months. Meet with your elected officials in person to share […]

EPPN LENTEN SERIES: Advocating in the Information Age

April 11, 2017

He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.”—Genesis 15:5 The internet has the power to make us both more aware and more overwhelmed. We are inundated with information, rapidly consuming anecdotes, facts, and images in just a few moments’ time. While processing the data on […]

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