Government Relations

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00

The Office of Government Relations is tasked with representing official Episcopal Church policies voted on and passed by General Convention or Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church. Below is a list of policies...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 13:45

Episcopalians Vote! “Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life and that is a Christian obligation.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry It's not too early to plan for the 2020 elections. Check out our 2018...

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...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 15:15

In case you missed it, here is a review of week 1 of our campaign to Get to Know the Office of Government Relations! How well do you know the Office of Government Relations and The Episcopal Public Policy Network? We’re kicking off a 5-week...

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...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:00

Last week, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led Morning Prayers in the U.S. Capitol for Members of Congress. They came together to worship in the Episcopal tradition, to reflect on Scripture, and to give thanks to God. This service was one of many...

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, September 21, 2017 - 12:45

Check out this brief list of some of our recent sign-on letters--a method of advocacy we use often in coalition with other organizations and churches. Recent letters include: Support of the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 16:00

Check out a brief reflection from each of our wonderful summer interns: "I am thoroughly enjoying my time working with the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. The internship has been demanding and engaging, and from the outset I have...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 19:00

Faith and Citizenship outlines the many ways in which your voice can be heard by legislators and policymakers and gives helpful hints for state and federal advocacy.