Advocacy

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October 19, 2020

A diverse group of Christian leaders from the Circle of Protection released a video of Democratic presidential nominee, Vice President Joe Biden. The release of the video comes on the heels of the first 2020 general election presidential debate, in which no questions were asked about the...

August 31, 2020

Please review the following new and revised resources to carry out your faith and live into your responsibilities living in community with others.

Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy

An updated version of our Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy is now available in English! This...

August 20, 2020

Election season is upon us in the U.S., and now is the time to make sure you – and those in your community – are ready. This year, many states have updated how voters can cast their ballot with no-excuse absentee ballots, early voting, and other measures to allow...

July 17, 2020

Advocacy Through A Coronavirus Lens

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone around the world, but for those of us working in the Office of Government Relations, a surprising amount of our work has remained unchanged. We continue to have virtual meetings and calls with...

June 16, 2020

9 actions you can take today to learn about and address police violence in your communities

Recently, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council passed resolutions addressing the issue of police violence and police reform, and reaffirmed General Convention Resolution 2018-A229, in which the...

May 21, 2020

Originally posted 2 April 2020

Introduction

It can be tempting to think that the fear-inducing, hyper-partisan, misleading, and outright false content pervasive today is an exclusively modern problem. Yet for thousands of years, our Jewish and Christian ancestors have taught that...

May 19, 2020

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. We continue to reach out to Congressional...

April 30, 2020

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly

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 Service.

COVID-19 is laying bare a reality...

April 24, 2020

The Episcopal Church recognizes that, “human migration has always been part of the human condition.” As Christians, we remember the call in both Hebrew and Christian Scriptures to welcome the stranger, building stronger and more diverse community: “You shall also love the stranger, for you were...

April 23, 2020

By: Rushad Thomas

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (commonly known as coronavirus) has upended life for hundreds of millions of Americans. The country now confronts a massive public health crisis that will take the lives of far too many. The pandemic has already proven disastrous for the economy as well. As we survey the...

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