Latin America & Caribbean


January 21, 2010

As Congress gets back into gear for the spring, we wanted to give you an update on some of the issues that we will be watching and that you can expect to see in future EPPN Alerts.


Federal Jobs Bill: The House of Representatives passed the Jobs for...

January 13, 2010

The Honorable Hillary Clinton U.S. Department of State Washington, DC 20520

The Honorable Janet Napolitano U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528

Dear Secretary Clinton and Secretary Napolitano,

On behalf of Refugee Council USA, a coalition of 25 U...

April 16, 2009

While we usually concentrate our updates from Washington on legislative action, a new president and administration often take executive actions on important issues. Here is some of what President Obama and his Administration have done on issues of particular interest to The Episcopal Church. As...

April 15, 2009

The $20 million that the U.S. will give Haiti to help that country meet its upcoming debt obligations is "a gesture of compassion and human generosity toward a neighbor in desperate need," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told President Barack Obama April 16.

In a letter...

March 3, 2009

What is foreign assistance and how does it work? Foreign assistance, also called foreign aid, is money provided by the United States to other countries for a variety of purposes, some strategic, some humanitarian. Fighting poverty and disease, and promoting economic development and growth, are...

February 23, 2009

Beginning with his transition team in the days after Barack Obama's election November 4, and continuing now with his administration, members of the 44th U.S. president's administration have been routinely inviting representatives of faith communities to offer policy advice.


February 23, 2009

Global concerns and Anglican Communion issues will be a major focus of the Episcopal Church's 76th General Convention when it meets July 8-17 in Anaheim, California.

The church's main legislative gathering, which meets every three years, also will welcome many international guests from...

February 22, 2009

Mission is at the very heart of the church, not just something that churches add to what "we normally do," the Rev. John Kafwanka of the Anglican Communion Office's Mission and Evangelism desk told members of seven Anglican Communion provinces in the Americas gathered here February 23.


January 14, 2009

Domestic Policy

Health Care Reform: Several coalitions of faith groups, unions, think tanks, and social policy advocates have been formed to provide principles for achieving comprehensive health care reform that provides universal access to health care. Although it is by no means clear...

December 2, 2008

The Honorable Michael ChertoffSecretaryDepartment of Homeland SecurityNaval Security Station3801 Nebraska Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20393

Dear Secretary Chertoff:

As members of Refugee Council USA, a coalition of 23 non-governmental organizations based in the United States that...