Human Rights

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May 7, 2004

Ten years ago, the nations of the world came together in Cairo, Egypt and established a plan-of-action to ensure access to education, health care, family planning, and a clean environment for all the world’s citizens. Central to the commitment established in Cairo was a recognition of the...

April 23, 2004

Episcopal bishops from 30 dioceses have formed a coalition to work on behalf of public policies that benefit the nation’s poor. The new group, Bishops Working for a Just Society (BWJS), was created in late March at a meeting in Navasota, Texas, before the annual spring meeting of the House of...

April 8, 2004

Even as the world remembers the tenth anniversary of the devastating genocide in Rwanda, during which more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered by Hutu extremists, religious leaders and human rights activists are drawing attention to the crisis unfolding in the Darfur region...

April 8, 2004

The Honorable Colin PowellSecretary of StateUnited States Department of State2201 C Street, NWWashington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Powell:

It was good to see that you have been in Haiti this week, as I had wanted to write to you on behalf of your nearly 100,000 fellow...

March 30, 2004

The Coalition Against Religious Discrimination

March 30, 2004

OPPOSE THE SANTORUM AMENDMENT TO INSERT GOVERNMENT FUNDED RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

Dear Senator:

We, the...

December 15, 2003

Another busy year for the Episcopal Public Policy Network has passed and we wanted to let you know what has happened with measures on which we sent out Alerts and you acted. Your phone calls, emails, and faxes are critical to the church’s efforts to “strive for justice.” When Congress...

November 17, 2003

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I am writing to you as a member of the Committee on the Judiciary regarding the hearing to be held on November 18 entitled America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost. We are grateful for this opportunity to...

November 17, 2003

Congress is prepared to recess for the year on or before November 27. Please email or call your Senators at 800.270-0309 to urge that the Senate schedule an immediate vote to support the House-passed bill (HR 2620) designed to curb international sex trafficking. This issue is too important...

July 10, 2003

General Convention ‘00 “urged Congress to pass legislation which would amend the current federal law to include real or perceived sexual orientation, gender, and disability as protected under federal prosecution of a hate crime and expand the number of settings in which the law can be...

June 30, 2003

Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa is a college president, but his professional life is about as far from the ivory towers of academia as it is possible to get. He is the president of Liberia's Cuttington University College, established by the Episcopal Church in 1889--and for many years caught in a war...

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