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May 27, 2008

Following a three-day Summit on Domestic Poverty, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori released a communiqué, noting that "we are just beginning to engage this ministry in a coherent way that draws in the whole of the church in the United States."

Nearly 100 representatives from...

January 18, 2008

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is calling on Episcopalians to contact their United States Senators and urge them to support the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (Senate Bill 1200) when it comes to the floor.

"Indigenous people are suffering and we are...

January 18, 2008

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is calling on Episcopalians to contact their United States Senators and urge them to support the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (Senate Bill 1200) when it comes to the floor.

"Indigenous people are suffering and we are...

November 25, 2007

The housing-rehabilitation ministry of St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in Chicago reached another milestone with the dedication of a $10.7 million mixed-income rental housing complex in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood.

During the September 24 dedication, Chicago Mayor Richard M....

October 11, 2007

Jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins plays at a "mission to musicians" jam session at St. Anna's Episcopal Church in New Orleans. On the Wednesday evening during the House of Bishops meeting in this city, Ruffins helped St. Anna's do what it's done every Wednesday for nearly two years, since the great...

October 9, 2007

We, deacons in the Episcopal Church, united in our call to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, and the sick, call on Congress to override President Bush's veto of the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2007. The Episcopal Church in Convention has committed to the...

June 12, 2007

For seven Saturdays between March 17 and May 5, volunteers from three Germantown, Tennessee congregations, including St. George's Episcopal Church worked, laughed, prayed and sweated together to construct a new home for Kenneth and Tomika Robinson and their teen-aged children.

 

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May 16, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and four leaders of Protestant denominations wrote to the U. S. Congress May 10 to urge budget negotiators to preserve important investments in federal domestic and international programs that fight poverty and disease at home and around the globe....

May 2, 2007

"We know that the United States has tortured to death 30 people -- these we've documented. There are probably hundreds more."

Linda Gustitus, chair of the Washington Region Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), wanted her audience at Ecumenical Advocacy Days to recoil from such a...

October 25, 2006

 

109th Congress: Update and OutlookWe have prepared a quick update on issues with which we were engaged this fall. Congress was not able to complete its work and will return after the election for a “lame duck” session. Those sessions are often unpredictable but especially so if...

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