BLESS: Annual Appeal

Office of Government Relations

The BLESS Annual Appeal supports the people and programs that boldly proclaim the loving, liberating, and life-giving message of Jesus Christ through the work of the Office of Government Relations.  

Gifts to the BLESS Annual ensures that The Office of Government Relations has the resources to play a key role in carrying out the mission of The Episcopal Church by bringing the experiences and values of our faith into decisions about our nation’s public policy. 

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Loving – The Episcopal Church supports policies that protect the natural resources that sustain all life on Earth. We advocate for policies that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable energy and the safe and just use of natural resources, and support communities impacted by a lack of environmental stewardship. 

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Liberating – Racial reconciliation is a core component of our work, guiding and informing advocacy engagement. The Office of Government Relations challenges long-established policies that perpetuate systemic racism and injustice and strives to change legislation that continues to harm communities of color. The Episcopal Church aims to bring a perspective of transformation to public policy to heal communities that have been the most marginalized and discriminated against. 

Life-Giving – We advocate for policies that will eliminate poverty and help people live with dignity, both in the U.S. and internationally. We advocate for federal programs that provide development assistance and humanitarian relief, including education and healthcare initiatives, as well as support for social safety net programs, care for veterans, and other U.S.-focused anti-poverty initiatives. 

Useful Links

Civic Engagement – 
Office of Government Relations – Action Alerts – 
Posts from The Hill – 
Episcopal Policy Network –

Julia Alling

Annual Appeal Manager

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