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New podcast offers resources for Episcopal public advocacy

March 24, 2023
Office of Public Affairs

Episcopalians and others interested in demonstrating their faith through civic engagement and advocacy are invited to subscribe to a new podcast—dubbed “Episco-pols”—from The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations.

Designed to inform and inspire, “Episco-pols” will launch in mid-March and can be subscribed to via any podcast platform. In the pilot season, church advisors for international, domestic, and environmental policy will tackle frequently asked questions about church engagement with the government and offer action steps.

“It is my hope this new means of communication about our advocacy work will prove helpful to both seasoned experts and those who are simply curious about how to integrate government relations into their existing church ministries,” said the Rev. Charles K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church.

Listeners can expect deep dives into current issues to better understand their intricacies; an exploration of dynamics in Congress, the White House, and federal agencies; and guest speakers from the government, partner organizations, and Episcopalians doing this work across the U.S.

The Office of Government Relations represents policy priorities of The Episcopal Church to the U.S. government and helps shape the discussion of political issues throughout the church. Through its grassroots engagement network, called the Episcopal Public Policy Network, the office also provides numerous resources to educate and equip Episcopalians in the work of federal-level advocacy.