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June 23, 2009

Dear Friends, For six years, I have been honored to be Director of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church. During this time, my advocacy on behalf of the church has been centered on Middle East peace. I write to you now because for...

December 18, 2008

Maureen Shea, director of government relations for the Episcopal Church and chair of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), traveled with a CMEP delegation to the Holy Land from December 1-12. The group visited Tel Aviv, Jerusalem,...

December 17, 2008

Dear Friends: I have just returned from a trip to the Holy Land with a Churches for Middle East Peace delegation. We visited Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Tel Aviv. We met and listened to Palestinians - Christians and Muslims -...

January 30, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined five Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders from the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (NILI) in a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice...

January 30, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined five Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders from the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (NILI) in a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice...

September 17, 2006

While Congress votes this week on legislation proposed by the White House concerning the treatment of terrorist suspects, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold joined 27 other religious leaders in signing the statement of the National...

May 5, 2006

Note to readers: Churches for Middle East Peace is a coalition of 21 Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant denominations and institutions that advocate with the U.S. Congress and Administration in search of Israeli-Palestinian peace. A...

May 27, 2005

Episcopal Bishop John Bryson Chane of Washington joined Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and other religious leaders at a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on May 27. Abbas, the first democratically...

January 13, 2005

The Rt. Rev. Allen Bartlett, representing Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, joined 34 of the nation's most prominent Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders to announce a major appeal to President Bush citing their united...

September 9, 2004

Good morning, my name is Maureen Shea. I am Director of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church USA. Our 2.3 million member communion has a long history of support for public policies intended to reduce gun violence. Ten years...

June 6, 2004

A delegation of prominent national Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders met June 1 with Secretary of State Colin Powell to urge immediate U.S. action to pursue the Road Map to Peace in the Middle East http://www.state.gov/. Bishop Thomas...

June 6, 2004

"No one is a child here." That was the poignant remark of a teenager in the Remember the Innocents Club in Bethlehem to a delegation of Episcopal bishops and spouses visiting Palestine and Israel May 6-14, 2004. Under the guidance of...

April 26, 2004

Episcopalians joined more than one million people, representing 100 religious and religiously-affiliated organizations and congregations, to march on Washington, D.C., April 25 in support of women’s reproductive rights at home and abroad....

March 26, 2004

Leaders of eight Christian denominations came together with Bread for the World to press Congress and the Bush administration for full funding in FY ‘05 for the fight against the AIDS pandemic and for the Millennium Challenge Accounts...

March 26, 2004

Leaders of eight Christian denominations came together with Bread for the World to press Congress and the Bush administration for full funding in FY ‘05 for the fight against the AIDS pandemic and for the Millennium Challenge Accounts for...