Office of Government Relations

Being an advocate does not always involve drastic measures. Every day, we have the chance to stand up and speak when we see the need. Advocates have the opportunity to speak to their elected representatives, friends, family, and congregations about important issues. The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations cannot advocate for important issues alone. It needs individuals and congregations to write to their representatives, ask for support on social justice issues, and make their voices heard. Working together, we can send a strong message to Congress. Become a member of the Episcopal Public Policy Network today and join committed Episcopalians working for a better world.

Articles

March 15, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Our nation’s immigration system is outdated and in dire need of reform. In a first attempt to address this broken system, Congress has introduced the bipartisan “Bar Removal of Individuals...

March 9, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This week, the House of Representatives unveiled the American Health Care Act, a bill that aims to repeal and replace elements of the Affordable Care Act. This legislation would swap current...

March 3, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Last week, the the United Nations and the government of South Sudan declared a state of famine in parts of South Sudan, the most severe state of food insecurity based on mortality,...

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are sponsoring an important webinar to discuss the basic root causes of refugee crises and to examine critical questions such as: who is a refugee; how...

Alan Yarborough of the Diocese of Western North Carolina has been named the 2016-2017 Intern for the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and Virginia Theological Seminary Center for Anglican Communion Studies. The first of its...

Following a churchwide search, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named Lacy Broemel as Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.  As Refugee and Immigration Policy...

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Did you know the Episcopal Church has an Office of Government Relations (OGR)? OGR is tasked...

This fall, Episcopalians have a unique opportunity to do the holy work of building the Kingdom...

On November 8, 2016, our nation will head to the polls to decide a number of critical elections...

During the week of March 15, the international community marks the fourth anniversary of the...

“The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well...

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A pastoral letter, from the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, on federal policy in public education, dated May 18, 2010.

The ONE Campaign is an effort by Americans to rally Americans --€“ one by one --€“ to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE is students and ministers, punk rockers and NASCAR moms, Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life, united to help make poverty history.

How many times have you read an article in the paper or watched a news story and wished there was something you could do? With the Episcopal Public Policy Network, you can. Senators and Representatives care about what you, their constituent, think about a particular issue. Whether you feel passionately about environmental protection, HIV/AIDS funding, or education, you can make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.

Opponents of illegal immigration are fond of telling foreigners to “get in line” before coming to work in America. But what does that line actually look like, and how many years (or decades) does it take to get through? Try it yourself! (from Reason Magazine, October 2008)

Sermons

December 1, 2004

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked…Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”