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July 20, 2006

At a Congressional oversight hearing July 19 on the 1996 welfare reform bill, known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), a letter from Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and the...

May 25, 2006

Bishop Larry Maze of Arkansas and retired New Jersey Bishop Joe Morris Doss, now living in Louisiana, joined a diverse spectrum of clergy and religious leaders on Capitol Hill May 22 to speak against passage of the so-called “Federal...

October 18, 2005

In an interview with reporters on October 13, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold joined the Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Minority Leader, in calling...

October 12, 2005

Responding to Senate action last week, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold sent a letter to Senator John McCain (R-AZ) thanking him for offering and gaining passage of an amendment establishing uniform standards for the conduct of U.S....

September 12, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress' traditional August recess was cut short as leaders returned to the nation's capital to take up "emergency supplemental spending" for the ravaged Gulf Coast region, according to the...

March 8, 2005

Leaders of five mainline Protestant denominations representing more than 20 million followers in the United States today called President Bush's 2006 federal budget "unjust." Speaking together at a press conference in Washington, D.C...

March 4, 2005

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, joined by leaders from Jewish, Catholic and Protestant faith traditions, sent a letter to Congress March 1 in support of protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-land sacred to the predominantly...

January 25, 2005

"The federal budget is ... a moral document," said Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold to an audience at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., on January 25. Anticipating President Bush's 2006 budget, scheduled to be...

July 14, 2004

Episcopalian senators were evenly split on the issue when the U.S. Senate defeated an attempt July 14 to amend the U.S. Constitution by defining marriage and prohibiting same-gender civil marriage. In a procedural vote on the Federal...

June 16, 2004

In a surprise 65-33 vote, the U.S. Senate passed legislation in June that would extend the Federal hate crimes law to include hate crimes based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender and disability, according to the Episcopal...

June 16, 2004

Proponents of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge were stunned today as Republican House Leadership was forced to pull legislation authorizing oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, according to the Episcopal Church Office of...

May 19, 2004

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold joined 30 national religious leaders and prominent scientists in signing a letter to U.S. Senators, bringing attention to global climate change and pressing senate leaders to revisit consideration of...

April 30, 2004

The world’s third largest oil company and fifth largest corporation has said it has no future plans to drill in the Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. BP, formerly British Petroleum, made the announcement at its annual meeting...

April 15, 2004

For the first time publicly, BP, third largest oil company and fifth largest corporation in the world, announced today that it has no future plans to drill in the Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The announcement came...

March 31, 2004

In response to intense support from advocates, including the Episcopal Church, legislation to increase funding for child care assistance by $6 billion over five years cleared the Senate overwhelmingly by a vote of 78-20 on March 30....

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