Indigenous and Native People

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:45

We write to you to share news about the ongoing work of the Office of Government Relations. Things have changed dramatically over the past few months, but in many ways, our work continues much the same, although with greater urgency and intensity....

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 15:30

Event sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago's Antiracism Commission Remarks below by Rebecca Linder Blachly, director, Office of Government Relations For full coverage of the event and information on other panelists see Episcopal News...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 13:00

The Office of Government Relations appreciates your work and advocacy as members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network. While the EPPN, the Church’s grassroots advocacy network, normally engages in weekly action, the pace of legislation and...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:45

Christians have an obligation to care for people who are poor, sick, in prison, or strangers (Matthew 25: 34 – 46) and in times of great crisis, the federal government is an important resource to help meet a community’s needs. In response to the...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 13:00

Take the 2020 Census Online Now! Healthcare is one of the primary industries that rely on U.S. census data, and federal programs are an important way that many Americans access health care services. Medicaid and Medicare are the two largest – these...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 20:00

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] The bishops of the Episcopal Church recently returned from a meeting in Alaska where they encountered the pressing need to address issues relating to the environment. In their Letter to the Church, the...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 17:30

Urgent Standing Rock Update: Act Now! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their intention to issue a permit for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe--a route that would jeopardize the drinking water and desecrate...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 00:00

Migel's small plot of maize crop appeared infested with weeds; tall green plants disrupted the ordered rows of corn stalks. But Migel explained that the green legume, indigenous to Chiapas, Mexico, functioned as a natural fertilizer by extracting...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 00:00

VAWA is a landmark piece of legislation that seeks to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The passage of VAWA in 1994 and its subsequent reauthorizations have changed the lives...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 00:00

When I give workshops, I stress that advocacy is a very broad term. It is often more than contacting our elected officials. Advocating for justice can mean educating yourself and others about an issue; it can mean changing your mind and the minds...