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January 31, 2005

There is increasing concern that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that it is partly expressed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is a legitimate concern. As the church, we are called to be responsive to any form of discrimination and long have called for “purging … all traces of … racism...

October 4, 2004

Several important domestic policy issues were considered last week in the House and Senate. Here is a short update on the recent legislative action and opportunities for you to be involved in the remaining days of the 108th Congress.

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July 3, 2004

For four days, the Duncan M. Gray Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, near Way, Mississippi, served as hosts for over 130 young adults and veteran Civil Rights workers as they prepared for "The New American Freedom Summer."

This event brought together a new generation of activists with...

April 5, 2004

Exploring the theme “Eradicating racism: liberating tomorrow's children,” representatives of the nine member communions of "Churches Uniting in Christ" (CUIC) and their two partners in mission and dialogue gathered at the Chicago headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for a...

December 15, 2003

Another busy year for the Episcopal Public Policy Network has passed and we wanted to let you know what has happened with measures on which we sent out Alerts and you acted. Your phone calls, emails, and faxes are critical to the church’s efforts to “strive for justice.” When Congress...

November 17, 2003

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I am writing to you as a member of the Committee on the Judiciary regarding the hearing to be held on November 18 entitled America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost. We are grateful for this opportunity to address...

August 3, 2003

With only a handful of visitors in the gallery, the House of Bishops Sunday completed a light day of legislation as most of the attention centered in the House of Deputies, as they voted to confirm the election of the Rev. Canon Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor of New Hampshire.

The...

July 30, 2003

The work toward eradicating the sin of racism continues at the 74th General Convention.

Committee members of Social and Urban Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to send to the House of Deputies an amended resolution A010, which calls on the church to continue anti-racism training and to...

July 10, 2003

General Convention ‘00 “urged Congress to pass legislation which would amend the current federal law to include real or perceived sexual orientation, gender, and disability as protected under federal prosecution of a hate crime and expand the number of settings in which the law can be...

January 17, 2003

The Episcopal Urban Caucus will meet in Chicago February 26-March 1, 2003 to hear a report on national church anti-racism hearings, engage the issues raised by '20/20,' and learn about nonviolence, radical discipleship, and economic justice.

'Chicago is a good place for us to meet,'...

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