Human Rights


June 26, 2005

As early as this week, the House of Representatives is likely to consider a critical amendment proposed by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to the FY’06 Treasury-Transportation appropriations bill to lift the federal ban on travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba. More than 40 years of U.S. enforcement of the...

June 23, 2005

Dear Representative:

As Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, USA, I write to urge your strong support for an amendment by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to the FY’06 Treasury and Transportation appropriations bill. The Flake amendment would bar the enforcement of the...

March 22, 2005

“Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth,” from the Good Friday Liturgy, Book of Common Prayer.

The U.S. Senate will soon consider the FY ’05 Emergency Supplemental...

March 7, 2005


Dear Representative:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA, we urge you to support H.R.972, legislation to reauthorize U.S. programs to combat human trafficking.

More than 600,000 individuals each year are trafficked across...

March 7, 2005

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA, we write to you with continuing concern for the grave crisis in Darfur, Sudan and the stalemate that exists regarding the appropriate body for prosecution of those accused of war crimes.

As you are no doubt aware, the United...

March 2, 2005

"Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty," from the Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Book of Common Prayer.

Temporary Assistance For Needy FamiliesOn March 31, 2005 the eighth extension...

February 9, 2005

Oppose Vote expected Thursday (2/10/2005) on Anti-Asylum Legislation

Please contact your Representative today at 1-800-270-0309 and urge him/her to oppose H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act currently being considered by the House of Representatives. We do not usually send you two alerts in one...

February 1, 2005



February 2, 2005

As representatives of Christian denominations, we are called to express our grave moral concerns with the proposed changes to the Clean Air...

December 20, 2004

20 December 2004

Mr. Hu JintaoPresident of the People's Republic of Chinac/o Ministry of Justice1 Huajiadija, ChaoyangquBejingshiPeople’s Republic of China

Via Fax: + 86 10 647 298 63

Dear President Hu Jintao,

As leaders of organizations committed to...

October 4, 2004

Several important domestic policy issues were considered last week in the House and Senate. Here is a short update on the recent legislative action and opportunities for you to be involved in the remaining days of the 108th Congress.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (Click...