Office of Government Relations

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:45

Join Episcopal Migration Ministries on Thursday, February 27, 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST for a webinar presentation on how you can assist the 2020 Census to get an accurate count in your community. Alan Yarborough, Church Relations Officer in The Episcopal...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:30

In the United States, 2020 is a year for federal as well as state and local elections and, as the beginning of a new decade, the year for its decennial count of people living in the country. The Episcopal Church encourages U.S. Episcopalians to...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:30

The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and Department of Faith Formation, in partnership with ChurchNext, a ministry of Forward Movement, has released “Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse.” This five-part...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:45

The Episcopal Church condemns Gov. Abbott’s decision to reject refugee resettlement in 2020. Texas has long served as a strong partner in the work of welcoming some of the most vulnerable individuals in the world to peace, safety, and a bright...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:00

In response to the president’s decision to drastically reduce refugee resettlement in Fiscal Year 2020 and permit states and localities to veto refugee resettlement, The Episcopal Church issued the following statement: The Episcopal Church condemns...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 17:45

The Episcopal Church continues to respond to the complex array of challenges facing immigrants across the United States, including support for children and other people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border, assisting immigrants who are...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 16:15

Over the past several weeks, The Episcopal Church has responded to the reports of inhumane conditions for children and other asylum seekers in government custody in a number of ways. This response includes calls for donations and goods from...

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 15:30

In response to questions related to The Episcopal Church’s position on abortion, the Office of Government Relations offers this summary of General Convention Policy on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Health. Additional information, including the...