Below you will find educational curriculums, Episcopal Church policy resources, tips for communicating with your elected officials, and more! We're constantly updating these materials, developing new and exciting ways to learn and engage with the ministry of policy advocacy.
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Civil Discourse Curriculum
Use our five-week Civil Discourse Curriculum to better understand and practice civil discourse as it relates to politics, policy, and legislation. This resource will also help folks understand why civil discourse is so important to living out our Gospel call and solving the problems facing our communities, country and the world.
The curriculum is designed for church groups, adult forums, campus ministries and youth groups (>14 years old). You may also consider using the curriculum for personal reflection, with family, or in small groups in your neighborhood or community.
Each week includes specific instructions for group or forum leaders, and interactive components including prayers, discussion questions, and activities aimed at utilizing group settings for entering into deeper reflection on the primary themes.
- Voices from the Church
- Curriculum Appendix
- The Takeaway Election Day 2018 episode featuring the curriculum
The supplemental document, "Voices From The Church," features leaders from around the Episcopal Church reflecting on the intersections of faith, politics, advocacy and civil discourse. These short pieces are intended to serve as guiding words, inspiration and examples of the diversity of views held within our church, yet also stand as a testament to what is shared in common through faith and values.
Episcopal Church Policies
All work of the Office of Government Relations is grounded in the resolutions of The Episcopal Church General Convention and Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the church. Explore these resources for summaries, history, and exact text of these resolutions.
- Policy for Action 2018 UPDATED
- Policy for Action 2016
- Policy for Action 2016-Español
- Search the Acts of General Convention
- Search the Resolves of Executive Council
Note: Policy for Action 2018 does not include resolutions from General Convention 79 in Austin, TX. We are working with Archives to create a new resource that will include those resolutions.Advocacy Research Reports
See below for four exciting pilot advocacy research reports created by the Archives of the Episcopal Church. We hope to continue collaborating with Archives to create similar reports on other topics in the future.
- Criminal Justice Advocacy
- Immigration and Refugees Advocacy
- Immigration and Youth Advocacy
- Middle East Advocacy
Improve Your Advocacy
Whether advocating at the international, federal, state, or local level, some of the same principles of relationship building and advocacy apply. Check out these resources for guidance on becoming an even stronger advocate!
Our advocacy at the national level becomes more effective the more people are involved, so speak out!