Advocacy Peace and Justice

Advocacy Peace and Justice


March 8, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Every fall, I like to plant garlic. I plant garlic because it tastes better fresh and is super easy to grow, preserve, and plant again. I also plant it because it is the first thing to show up in the spring. Tiny green shoots appear and can even withstand late spring snow. In February, I start...

February 23, 2018

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign organized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, the Episcopal Church is teaming with ecumenical partners including the National Council of Churches into action, ministry, and official relationship with the 2018 Poor...

August 9, 2017

[National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA] The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA calls for an immediate cessation of hostile acts and rhetoric between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Steps must be taken immediately to avoid the possibility of a...

June 29, 2017

[Ministerio Episcopal de Migración] El Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, emitió la siguiente declaración el 30 de junio en respuesta a la definición de “relación” en el decreto ejecutivo del gobierno de Trump que impide el ingreso al país de [ciertos]...

June 21, 2017

Some of the more than 3,000 pounds of flour, salvaged from the Oceti Sakowin Camp of water protectors near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, sits in the Rev. John Floberg’s Bismarck garage, awaiting a new home. Photo: John Floberg

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. John Floberg has more than 3...

June 1, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released this statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Though the withdrawal from this agreement is a setback, advocacy on environmental issues can...

December 13, 2016

New Hampshire Bishop Robert Hirschfeld and the Rev. Calvin Sanborn of Maine share their perspectives on the theological basis for advocacy in the public sphere and what that might look like at the both the diocesan and parish level. Photo: Heidi Shott

[Episcopal News Service] Since the...

November 23, 2016

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Join the Episcopal Public Policy Network with Episcopal Relief & Development and the We Will Speak Out Coalition in recognizing the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,” a campaign aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing action to...

October 28, 2016

By: Christopher Sikkema

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering the process behind being designated a Jubilee Ministry in The Episcopal Church. The process, involving an application period, some discernment, and affirmation by the Executive Council, occurs two or three times each year, so it’s important to...

October 13, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Asia Bibi, the Christian woman on death row in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy in a row over drinking water, will have to wait for her Supreme Court appeal after a hearing due to take place Oct. 13 was adjourned. Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-...


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There is a wonderful book that was published some years ago titled “Eat, Pray, Love.” I want to

The following Litany for Gun Violence Prevention is written by the Rt. Rev. Stephen T.

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

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for an Easter Season of Prayer for regions in the Angl

September 2 is Labor Day, a federal holiday in the United States to celebrate the economic and s