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The Affordable Care Act: Unfinished Business

June 24, 2021

EPPN Health Care Series Part 3 Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through […]

The Episcopal Church and Supreme Court Advocacy: Fulton v. Philadelphia

June 17, 2021

Today, June 17, the Supreme Court ruled in the case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case about whether Philadelphia’s nondiscrimination law applies to a religiously affiliated agency that declined to certify same-sex couples for foster care placements. You can learn more about the case and The Episcopal Church’s response in this Episcopal News Service […]

Maternal Health: A Persistent Crisis

June 17, 2021

EPPN Health Care Series Part 2 O gracious God, we give thee humble and hearty thanks that thou hast preserved through the pain and anxiety of childbirth thy servant, who desires now to offer unto thee her praises and thanksgivings. Grant, most merciful Father, that by thy help she may live faithfully according to thy […]

Health Care: the Perennial American Problem

June 3, 2021

EPPN Health Care Series Part 1 The Holy Scriptures are replete with references to the Savior’s healing ministry. In obedience to the Lord’s command to tend the sick, the Church has long committed itself to improving the health of people through a wide variety of ministries and means, from running hospitals and nursing facilities to […]

OGR Advocacy Newsletter May 2021

May 27, 2021

Action Alerts The first few months of a new presidential administration are often a time of great activity as the new administration seeks to set a new tone and signal priorities. The beginning of a new Congressional session is also a time of increased legislative activity, when meaningful bills are introduced with a higher likelihood […]

The Time is Now to End Gun Violence

May 10, 2021

Riley Goodfellow, research and policy intern with the Office of Government Relations, shares this important witness statement on ending gun violence. Listen or read below, then take action with us to support gun reform to strengthen and expand background checks, just one action of many that we need now. As a young adult, I have […]

Episcopal Church Statement on New Refugee Cap

May 3, 2021

Today President Biden followed through on his promise to raise the Fiscal Year 2021 refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500. The Episcopal Church commends President Biden for recognizing the United States’ obligation to protecting some of the most vulnerable individuals in our world. The Episcopal Church has called on the United States and other wealthy […]

Solving the Climate Crisis: Policies for a Green Recovery

April 29, 2021

EPPN Creation Care Series 2021 Part 5 **After reading, don’t forget to use the Take Action link below to urge your Members of Congress to enact ambitious infrastructure and energy legislation!** “From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of […]

The Episcopal Church Applauds Senate Passage of the COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act

April 22, 2021

The Episcopal Church applauds Senate passage of the COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937), legislation that not only will assist in addressing hate crimes but also demonstrates the U.S. commitment to end violence and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as well as other communities of color. This legislation will designate a Department […]

The Energy Transition

April 22, 2021

EPPN Creation Care Series 2021 Part 4 “The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” (Ps 24:1). In light and wind, in land and water, energy resources are abundant gifts for human well-being from our creator God. Because we are called to “till and to tend the garden” (Gen 2:15), we have a moral […]

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