Advocacy Peace and Justice

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:45

Today the U.S. government announced it will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty was signed more than 30 years ago, and it is the only remaining arms control agreement from the Cold War....

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 12:15

This week, the 116th session of Congress will convene. Members of Congress have their work cut out for them – most urgently, they need to find a way to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government, allowing federal workers and...

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 12:00

For the past 20 months, we joined together to #PrayFastAct. We prayed for those who are living in or at the edge of poverty. We fasted, reminding ourselves of what it feels like to go without. And we acted – calling and writing members of Congress...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:00

The House and Senate just passed the Farm Bill that maintains the protections for the vulnerable and hungry that you have been advocating for! This is a significant victory to prevent incredibly harmful changes that were proposed in previous...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:45

Week 5 of 5 of Get to Know OGR explores all the reasons WHY we advocate. Hint: it's more than telling the government what to do... Get to Know OGR, Why We Advocate You may have more questions about #EpiscopalAdvocacy and the Office of Government...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:30

As we continue to move further into the new legislative year, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the priorities of The Office of Government Relations for 2018. Drawing from the priorities of General Convention and Episcopal Church...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:15

Defend Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Update on TPS for Syria 2/1/2018 "On January 21, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that the administration will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria for 18 months. We welcome this...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 13:00

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! The Office of Government Relations anticipates a busy year ahead with expansive legislative and policy priorities, our church's own General Convention, and upcoming midterm elections later...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:45

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:45

“Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” -Proverbs 31: 8-9  “Be merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful.” -Luke 6:36 Today marks the...

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