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Engage your Faith and Citizenship

August 31, 2020

Please review the following new and revised resources to carry out your faith and live into your responsibilities living in community with others. Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy An updated version of our Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy is now available in English! This resource seeks to help you fulfill your baptismal covenant to strive […]

Plan Your Vote

August 20, 2020

Election season is upon us in the U.S., and now is the time to make sure you – and those in your community – are ready. This year, many states have updated how voters can cast their ballot with no-excuse absentee ballots, early voting, and other measures to allow Americans to vote safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Prepare to cast your […]

Voting and Homelessness

August 13, 2020

For everyone, the voting process varies for every state and territory, so every person should check with your local Board of Elections office for voting information especially regarding any changes due to COVID-19. To find your local Board of Elections office, enter your territory or state online where you can then access registration, absentee ballot request forms […]

Immigration Update August 2020

August 5, 2020

Immigration is one of the most important – and divisive – political issues of our time. The policy decisions affect millions of people’s lives, and all our churches and communities, and Americans disagree about what immigration policy should be. The Episcopal Church has long articulated a position that seeks to ensure we have policies that treat all people with […]

OGR Advocacy Newsletter July 2020

July 17, 2020

Advocacy Through A Coronavirus Lens The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone around the world, but for those of us working in the Office of Government Relations, a surprising amount of our work has remained unchanged. We continue to have virtual meetings and calls with Congressional offices pushing for important pieces of legislation. Although […]

REVISITED: Nine Actions on Police Reform

June 16, 2020

Nine actions you can take today to learn about and address police violence in your communities Updated 20 April 2021 In light of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, we are re-releasing this list of 9 actions you can take NOW to address police violence. Please take action with us today. The Episcopal Church’s Executive […]

The Episcopal Church Encourages Support of the Dream Act

June 9, 2020

The Episcopal Church has long advocated for legislation that protects Dreamers and offers a pathway to citizenship. Through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that allows those brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the country without fear of deportation, nearly 800,000 Dreamers have come forward, passed background checks, and been […]

Episcopal Litany for Social Justice

June 3, 2020

Siblings: God commands us through Jesus Christ to love one another. In baptism, we promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves and to strive for justice and peace, and respect the dignity of every human being. Let us now honor those vows and pray for our nation in […]

The Episcopal Church’s Response to Racist Violence

June 2, 2020

The Episcopal Church’s Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care and the Office of Government Relations assembled resources to assist individuals, congregations and communities seeking to LEARN, PRAY and ACT. We hope you find these useful, and we encourage you to make your voice heard in all the ways you are able to. LEARN, PRAY, ACT: Resources for Addressing Racist […]

EPPN Global Health Series: Malaria

May 27, 2020

By: Patricia Kisare Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases in the world today. While it has been eradicated in many parts of the world, malaria remains endemic in poor tropical and subtropical areas, especially where climatic factors such as humidity, temperature, and rainfall make it easier for Anopheles mosquitoes to thrive. People living in poverty […]

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