Government Relations


October 2, 2018

By: Katelyn Kenney

I’ve never lived outside of Texas.

More specifically, I’ve never lived outside of the Greater Houston area. So imagine the deluge of emotion – the excitement, nerves, confusion, stress, joy – I felt when I made the move to Washington, D.C. for the start of my second year as the Julia...

June 20, 2018

For more than a century the Episcopal Church has been engaged in the ministry of welcoming immigrants, walking with them as they begin their new lives in our communities and advocating for immigration policies that protect families from separation, offer meaningful access to citizenship, and...

June 15, 2018

The Episcopal Church is engaging with the Poor People's Campaign and the A.C.T. to End Racism campaign and rally.

Below are Episcopal Church policy highlights that intersect with this campaign. This is just a sample of policies from General Convention and Executive Council that could be...

May 31, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

Last week, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led Morning Prayers in the U.S. Capitol for Members of Congress. They came together to worship in the Episcopal tradition, to reflect on Scripture, and to give thanks to God. This service was one of many opportunities Members of Congress have had for...

March 23, 2018

The Sustain the Energy webinar on April 10 will focus on advocacy opportunities for young people following the March 24 March for Our Lives events held throughout the country.

Hosted by the Episcopal Church Offices of Government Relations, Youth Ministries, and Young Adult and Campus...

February 9, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

As we continue to move further into the new legislative year, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the priorities of The Office of Government Relations for 2018. Drawing from the priorities of General Convention and Episcopal Church leadership, we have...

September 21, 2017

By: The Office of Government Relations

Check out this brief list of some of our recent sign-on letters--a method of advocacy we use often in coalition with other organizations and churches.

Recent letters include:

Support of the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs Anti-...

September 19, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Over the past two weeks, U.S. senators have worked transparently and diligently on bipartisan legislation to improve health care for Americans. Yet now, Senate leaders are risking undermining progress in their own bipartisan reform process with a...

July 26, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] The United States Senate is now considering a series of measures that would radically remake the way health care is provided in this country, and dramatically change who has access to care. A partial, or “skinny,” repeal of the Affordable Care Act...

July 18, 2017

By: The Office of Government Relations

Check out a brief reflection from each of our wonderful summer interns:

"I am thoroughly enjoying my time working with the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. The internship has been demanding and engaging, and from the outset I have been involved with decision-making about...