The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations represents the priorities of the Episcopal Church to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Through engaging Congress, the Administration, and U.S. government departments and agencies, we aim to shape and influence policy on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. We strive to equip Episcopalians to become advocates themselves. All of our work is grounded in the resolutions of General Convention, the primary governing and legislative body of the Church.
From a broad range of Episcopal Church policies, we focus on several key areas that are determined by the Church's priorities of evangelism, reconciliation, and environmental stewardship. We also focus on issues where the Episcopal Church can have a unique and important voice at the federal level. Check out the icons below for more information on these priority areas.
The national grassroots network of Episcopalians engaged in advocating for the public policy issues of the Church. Supported by the Office of Government Relations, the network aims to develop Episcopalians as effective advocates by supporting their engagement with elected and government officials, providing resources on public policy issues, and connecting the ministry of public policy advocacy to the gospel. Network members contact members of Congress and the Administration, raise awareness about priority issues, and share their own stories to inform lawmakers and government officials about the impact of particular decisions and policies.
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