Government Relations


July 24, 2009

Dear Conferees:

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for Section 571 of the Senate-passed version of H.R. 2892, the Fiscal Year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. As you know, this section was added to H.R. 2892 on the Senate floor by Senators Orrin...

July 13, 2009

Climate change, global warming, economic and environmental justice, creation care, renewable energy and nuclear energy and weaponry are among the cadre of environment-related resolutions under consideration by General Convention.

The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations (OGR...

June 30, 2009

Dear Senators:

Support S. 1549, the Protect Citizens from Unlawful Detention Act, and S. 1550, the Strong STANDARDS Act (Safe Treatment, Avoiding Needless Deaths, and Abuse Reduction in the Detention System).

We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to support S. 1549, the...

June 24, 2009

The Honorable Richard J. Durbin, Chairman Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law Senate Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Durbin:

We write to express our strong support for the Crimes Against Humanity Act of 2009. This...

June 24, 2009

Dear Ms. Jackson,

Lands and water are essential parts of God’s creation. Through the land, God nourishes life and water links human life to the rest of God’s Creation. Creation begins with God calling life out of the water (Genesis 1:2). It is through water that all of Creation is gifted...

June 22, 2009

Members of the LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20005

Dear Representative,

As communities of faith, in devotion to our common religious traditions of justice and compassion, we are concerned that wage theft is harming the most...

June 11, 2009

The President The White House Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As senior religious leaders in the United States, we write to give voice to the compelling need for a comprehensive investigation into U.S.-sponsored torture since 9/11. We believe the most credible way to...

June 9, 2009

"We have learned that acts of faith and mercy alone, no matter how profound, cannot provide everything needed for sustainable recovery. Gulf Coast families deserve a federal government that recognizes their needs by rebuilding their communities, supporting basic human rights of all communities...

June 4, 2009

Dear Member of Congress,

On behalf of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we applaud Senators Menendez (DNJ), Gillibrand (D-NY), Kennedy (D-MA) and Schumer (D-NY) for introducing S. 1085, the Reuniting Families Act, legislation that would take important steps in helping immigrant...

February 9, 2009

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’ civil society, wish to express our support and...