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September 26, 2019

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

The Episcopal Church condemns the administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees and further dismantle the refugee resettlement program. We...

July 26, 2019

“Jesus told us that the greatest gift we could give is to lay down our own lives for another. Conversely, the taking of another life must be viewed as the greatest sacrilege.” The Most Reverend Edmond L. Browning, XXIV Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

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July 5, 2019

In times of conflict, The Episcopal Church, as community of followers of Jesus Christ, is called back to His words, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Tensions have risen between the United States and Iran over attacks on shipping vessels, the shooting down of a U.S. surveillance drone, and the...

July 3, 2019

One year ago, thousands of Episcopalians gathered in Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention. Since that time, the Office of Government Relations (OGR) has continued its work representing The Episcopal Church’s official policies to Congress and the Administration. We are eager to share a...

June 25, 2019

This backgrounder provides suggested actions that you can take to support undocumented immigrants in your community. Included are links to further information, which will assist your effort to launch some of the suggested initiatives or connect with groups already doing this work in your area...

April 18, 2019

Updated September 2019

The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations expresses its concern about the recent decisions by the Trump administration regarding U.S.-Cuba Policy. Since April, the Administration has (1) removed the waiver of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, (2) imposed...

April 16, 2019

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly

Last week, the Office of Government Relations had the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in Washington, D.C. Bishop Curry spoke at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, sharing wisdom from his book The Power of Love. He led Morning Prayers at the U.S. Capitol...

April 3, 2019

The Episcopal Church laments the decision by the Trump Administration to cut off foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. We are concerned about the impact these cuts will have on our fellow Episcopalians and Anglicans in the region, as well as all people living there who...

January 23, 2019

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 election toolkit for ideas to promote...