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March 7, 2006

“In Lent, Christians are called to examine our relationships with others and the world around us, and to renounce the various patterns of life that limit God’s passion for justice and righteousness. Part of that contemplation is coming to the understanding that God obliges each of us to...

March 7, 2006

Family-planning services give women and their families the power to space births, plan pregnancies, avoid abortion, and vastly improve maternal health and well being. In spite of this, more than 200 million women around the world who desire family-planning services have no access. Unmet need is...

January 30, 2006

The authorization for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families expired September 30, 2002. Since then, TANF has operated at the 1997 funding level through a series of continuing resolutions approved by Congress. House leadership included TANF in Budget Reconciliation at the last possible moment...

January 18, 2006

In 1996, the President and Congress agreed to a broad-sweeping reform of the nation's system to assist low-income families. "Welfare reform" ended entitlement of impoverished people to government assistance that had previously been guaranteed since the 1930's. All federal welfare...

November 30, 2005

Who is the best lobbyist in Washington?

You are! And right now we need your help. The House of Representatives has recessed and will return to Washington December 5th. The Senate will return the week of December 12th. Your Representatives and Senators are easier to meet while they are...

November 17, 2005

Marking the enactment of the Assistance for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children Act of 2005, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold spoke at a November 17 press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The law -- which was championed for the past two years by the Episcopal Church, health...

November 7, 2005

Your calls and e-mails to your Senators and Representatives are working. Thanks to your efforts, we can report two important victories, but we still need your help. Just in the last week, the House of Representatives has added new budget cuts in programs serving those most in need.

Two...

October 14, 2005

Senate Finance and Budget Committees

Washington, DC20010

October 14, 2005

Dear Senator,

As leaders in the faith community, we are writing to express our concern about potential budget cuts affecting essential...

September 15, 2005

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520

Dear Madame Secretary,

As supporters and partners of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, we are writing to express our disappointment and frustration that you...

September 12, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress' traditional August recess was cut short as leaders returned to the nation's capital to take up "emergency supplemental spending" for the ravaged Gulf Coast region, according to the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations (OGR) in Washington...

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