Office of Government Relations

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 14:15

While local action serves an integral role in mitigating further damage to God’s Creation, we must always keep a global perspective as those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and the majority of emissions are beyond the United States...

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 17:30

“Jesus told us that the greatest gift we could give is to lay down our own lives for another. Conversely, the taking of another life must be viewed as the greatest sacrilege.” The Most Reverend Edmond L. Browning, XXIV Presiding Bishop of The...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 13:00

The United States is undeniably reliant on coal and other fossil fuels for energy. This dependence has led to objective changes in the Earth’s climate and the degradation of God’s creation. As Christians, we are responsible for balancing the call...

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 16:15

Check out the graphics, sample tweets and sample Facebook post to help spread the word and encourage action to support refugee resettlement. For more, see this statement from Episcopal Migration Ministries. Make sure you've taken action yourself by...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 14:00

As Christians, we have a responsibility to care for the earth and all of the living things that dwell on it. Scientific research clearly shows that climate change, one of the greatest dangers to creation, is caused, in part, by carbon emissions...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:30

This introduction begins a series of articles addressing different parts of the enviro-political movement and how we, as the Office of Government Relations and Episcopalians engaged in advocacy, have been charged to tackle some of the issues facing...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:15

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned with the recently released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) interim final rule on asylum. The United States is obliged by international and domestic law to provide...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 13:30

The Episcopal Church remains concerned about the reports of upcoming large-scale raids in communities around the U.S. These reports are already creating fear and uncertainty in the lives of people in our churches and in our communities. If these...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:30

One year ago, thousands of Episcopalians gathered in Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention. Since that time, the Office of Government Relations (OGR) has continued its work representing The Episcopal Church’s official policies to Congress...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 16:15

This backgrounder provides suggested actions that you can take to support undocumented immigrants in your community. Included are links to further information, which will assist your effort to launch some of the suggested initiatives or connect...

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