Domestic Poverty

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:30

One year ago, thousands of Episcopalians gathered in Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention. Since that time, the Office of Government Relations (OGR) has continued its work representing The Episcopal Church’s official policies to Congress...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:15

The Episcopal Church is engaging with the Poor People's Campaign and the A.C.T. to End Racism campaign and rally. Below are Episcopal Church policy highlights that intersect with this campaign. This is just a sample of policies from General...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 13:30

Updated May 8, 2018: The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as "the farm bill," is one of the most important pieces of legislation that Congress develops, and the programs under it have a national and global impact. As occurs...

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 19:00

[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...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 15:30

“The advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to the one who possesses it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12b (NRSV) Study after study in this country shows that poverty limits the chances of attaining a quality education, while at the same time we know...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 15:37

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Isaiah 32:18 (NRSV) “On a single night in January 2013, there were 610,042 people experiencing homelessness in the United States, including 215,344...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 14:15

This past week, we read this passage in our Bible study in Aberdeen, a small post-industrial town on the coast of Washington state. We use a Base Christian Community model of Bible study—we read the passage and open up the conversation to the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:15

“We are sitting on a treasure here” were the departing words spoken to me by the Rev’d Joel Watson as I prepared to depart the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota a little over a week ago. (Joel, a retired priest, is the husband of the Rev’d...