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July 28, 2011

As many as 12 million people in the Horn of Africa (Africa's northeast peninsula) are suffering severe malnutrition as a result of this summer's devastating drought and famine in the region. The United Nations Children's Fund (...

July 25, 2011

Dear Member of Congress, As organizations committed to refugee protection, assistance and resettlement, we write to urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 2404, the Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act (TVRA) of 2011. An important piece of...

July 18, 2011

Time for Responsible Budgeting - Tell Congress to Oppose the Balanced Budget Amendment "The Episcopal Church . . . urges Congress, the President and all federal policymakers, when considering cuts to federal programs, to examine all...

July 18, 2011

Dear Members of Congress: We write to you today as a concerned community of faith to express our strong disapproval of H.J. Res. 1 and other proposals for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. H.J. Res. 1 and similar proposals...

July 12, 2011

Help Preserve the Health of Americans by Protecting our Nation's Rivers and Streams The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. --Genesis 2:15 As citizens of the United States and as people of...

July 7, 2011

Family unity has been a central piece of our immigration system for more than 40 years. Even though our immigration system makes family immigration a priority, lengthy backlogs, inadequate caps and preference categories are undermining...

June 30, 2011

"Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not...

June 16, 2011

On June 20th we commemorate World Refugee Day and this year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Convention on the Status of Refugees. Today there are 15 million refugees in the world and 25 million internally displaced persons who...

June 15, 2011

Dear Senator/Representative, As communities of faith, we urge you to: (1) Oppose any budget proposal that institutes a global spending cap, (2) Ensure any debt trigger includes revenues in addition to spending cuts if Congress fails...

June 14, 2011

Dear Member of Congress, Our religious traditions and scriptures affirm the inherent dignity of all human beings. All of us are called to help our brothers and sisters in need. Despite a slight increase in jobs created in the past few...

June 13, 2011

What does the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees do? The Refugee Convention was adopted in December 1951 as a response to massive displacement in Europe in the aftermath of World War II. The Convention defines who is a...

June 3, 2011

As people of faith, we continue to be concerned about our country’s slow economic recovery. With this month’s release of unemployment rates, we see yet another sign that while economists may say that the recession has ended...

June 2, 2011

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: As community, religious, and faith-based organizations dedicated to serving and advocating on...

May 18, 2011

"Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors." --...

April 26, 2011

Thank you for taking part in the EPPN’s Lenten Series this year. In case you missed any of the series, or if you had difficulty with any of the pages/links, they are all included below. Lent 1 - Renewing Our Commitment to the Poor...

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