Public Policy


March 14, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Our nation’s immigration system is outdated and in dire need of reform. In a first attempt to address this broken system, Congress has introduced the bipartisan “Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act,” which would...

March 8, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This week, the House of Representatives unveiled the American Health Care Act, a bill that aims to repeal and replace elements of the Affordable Care Act.

This legislation would swap current income-based health care subsidies for a system of...

March 2, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Last week, the the United Nations and the government of South Sudan declared a state of famine in parts of South Sudan, the most severe state of food insecurity based on mortality, malnutrition, and According to the United Nations, 100,000 South...

March 1, 2017

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director, Office of Government Relations

“Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute.

Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” -Proverbs 31: 8-9

 “Be merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful.” -Luke 6:...

January 24, 2017

By: Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager

Beginning this Thursday, the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations will be offering a series of free webinars on immigration advocacy, the refugee crisis, and general public policy advocacy in the Episcopal Church. Click on the titles below to RSVP for each one. We look forward to...

December 23, 2016

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director, Office of Government Relations

As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to write a message of thanks for all you have done over the past twelve months. Together, we are able to speak up for the values of the Episcopal Church, and your actions – on issues such as eradicating gender-based violence, promoting food security, and...

October 20, 2016

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst, Office of Government Relations

In September 2016, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would resume detaining and deporting Haitians, ending the policy of offering Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitians arriving in the U.S. that has been in place since 2010. In recognition of...

August 22, 2016

“Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in a video election message.  “And that is a Christian obligation.  Indeed, we who follow in the Way of Jesus of Nazareth are summoned to...

July 27, 2016

By: Office of Government Relations

Speak out about a number of important issues this August!

Although Congress is out of session until early September, the August recess is a time when your members may be more accessible than ever. Many members travel back to their home states or districts and may be available for in-...

June 28, 2016

Alan Yarborough of the Diocese of Western North Carolina has been named the 2016-2017 Intern for the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and Virginia Theological Seminary Center for Anglican Communion Studies.

The first of its kind, this new internship reflects an innovative...


Bulletin Inserts

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For over two centuries, large discrepancies in health have existed between American Indians and 

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) challenge industrialized countries to partner with poor