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March 15, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations is tasked with representing official Episcopal Church policies voted on and passed by General Convention or Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church. Below is a list of policies related to gun safety and gun reform, with links to the...

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...

December 21, 2018

As the 20-month For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy campaign concludes, Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Director, Advocacy, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, through a joint...

December 17, 2018

By: Office of Government Relations

The House and Senate just passed the Farm Bill that maintains the protections for the vulnerable and hungry that you have been advocating for!

This is a significant victory to prevent incredibly harmful changes that were proposed in previous versions. Through the For Such a Time campaign...

November 12, 2018

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are hosting a series of three one-hour webinars, Walking in Welcome: An Advent Series with Episcopal Migration Ministries on December 5 at 4 pm Eastern, December 13 at 4 pm Eastern, and December 18 at 12 pm...

November 5, 2018

Inside the Episcopal Church, new original programming from the Media Services team of the Episcopal Church, premiered today. Filmed in the style of the daily Inside General Convention program which was live streamed from Austin, this pilot episode of Inside the Episcopal Church features a...

October 25, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

In case you missed it, here is a review of week 1 of our campaign to Get to Know the Office of Government Relations!

How well do you know the Office of Government Relations and The Episcopal Public Policy Network? We’re kicking off a 5-week campaign to Get to Know OGR, beginning with...

October 23, 2018

“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

The Faith Formation Department and the Office of Government Relations Episcopal Public Policy Network have...

October 2, 2018

By: Katelyn Kenney

I’ve never lived outside of Texas.

More specifically, I’ve never lived outside of the Greater Houston area. So imagine the deluge of emotion – the excitement, nerves, confusion, stress, joy – I felt when I made the move to Washington, D.C. for the start of my second year as the Julia...

June 20, 2018

For more than a century the Episcopal Church has been engaged in the ministry of welcoming immigrants, walking with them as they begin their new lives in our communities and advocating for immigration policies that protect families from separation, offer meaningful access to citizenship, and...

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