We advocate for policies that aim to help those living in poverty to meet their basic needs, both in the U.S. and internationally. We advocate for development assistance and humanitarian relief, access to healthcare, and federal support for education. We are committed to a strong social safety net for the most vulnerable Americans.
Social Safety Net
We support policy solutions that ensure programs such as Medicare/Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Social Security will be able to support the elderly, disabled, and those who would otherwise not be able to meet their basic needs.
We advocate for universal and equitable access to adequate medical care regardless of gender or financial status. The Episcopal Church also encourages and advocates for legislation, programs, and services related to improving maternal mental and physical health and infant development; as well providing the best possible health care to veterans.
Resources Developed by The Episcopal Church
- Health Care Advocacy in the Office of Government Relations
- Office of Government Relations Response to Congress on the American Health Care Act
- National Episcopal Health Ministries
Resources Developed by Partners
The Episcopal Church supports the rights of all people around the world to lead healthy, meaningful lives. In particular, we are dedicated to shattering the silence, stigma, and discrimination that plagues the 36.7 million people living with HIV or AIDS around the world. We continue to push for investment in effective prevention and treatment. We partner with Anglicans to push for the end of malaria, TB, and other diseases that impact those living in poverty.
EPPN Global Health Series
The Episcopal Church advocates for sufficient financial support for humanitarian crises around the world and works towards improved access and delivery of humanitarian assistance. We urge governments and institutions to undertake sustainable development, push for gender equality, and promote peace and human rights.
A Season of Justice Engagement: The Poor People's Campaign
The Episcopal Church is engaging with the Poor People's Campaign and the A.C.T. to End Racism campaign and rally. Partnerships with these initiatives provide opportunities to articulate the message that The Episcopal Church supports work aimed at our common goal--a vision of Jesus' loving, liberating and life-giving movement.