Public Policy


May 6, 2015

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Human trafficking is the global trade in persons through the recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, and/or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. According to the...

April 8, 2015

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Globally, an estimated one-in-three women will experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse in their lifetime. At its core, this global epidemic is fueled by traditions, beliefs, and practices that view women less-than-equal to men...

March 25, 2015

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in...

March 18, 2015

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” Genesis 1:29

The barren landscape of winter with its naked tree...

March 12, 2015

Executive action programs are temporarily delayed; an agreement is reached to fund the Department of Homeland Security; the fate of unaccompanied children in the United States remains precarious and more, all in this month’s newsletter!


March 12, 2015

EPPN Lenten Series: Engaging Poverty at Home and Around the World

In this week’s reflection, we focus on global poverty. Patricia Kisare, Legislative Representative for International Policy for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, reflects on the progress that has been...

March 5, 2015

By: Susan Heath

“The advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to the one who possesses it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12b (NRSV)

Study after study in this country shows that poverty limits the chances of attaining a quality education, while at the same time we know that attaining a quality education is one...

March 4, 2015

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In this week’s reflection, we focus on education. The Rev’d Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, discusses the connection between poverty and education. Then, Rev. Susan Heath,...

March 2, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

Applications are now accepted for grants from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society that center on new or revitalized efforts in domestic poverty ministry.

The purpose of the grants is to engage Episcopalians in ministry among the economically impoverished in the United States; To...

February 25, 2015

By: The Episcopal Public Policy Network

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Isaiah 32:18 (NRSV)

“On a single night in January 2013, there were 610,042 people experiencing homelessness in the United States, including 215,344 people who were living in unsheltered...



Policy for Action is a booklet created by the Office of Government Relations summarizing the soc

Information on the DREAM (The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minorities) Act of 20