Public Policy


January 8, 2001

January, 2001

Dear friends:

TThis year, the Episcopal Church will observe World Mission Sunday on February 25. Enclosed you will find a variety of resources designed to draw attention to the fact that "We are a missionary church!" Please plan a special observance on the Last...

June 8, 1999

In June Bishop Griswold called together a consultation of scientists, ethicists and others on bioethical issues. His purpose was to encourage informed conversation on the topic among these persons and then throughout the church. In the interest of furthering the conversation, the report of the...

October 26, 1998

By unanimous votes, Congress has approved a bill that wouldallow the United States to respond when persons in other countries are persecuted for their religious beliefs. To become law, the document now needs only the signature of President Bill Clinton, who has declared he would sign it.


September 2, 1998

International debt and economic justice were at the top of nearly everyone's agenda as 750 bishops gathered for the 13th Lambeth Conference. Even though sexuality grabbed the headlines, the economic issues are life-and-death matters for Anglican bishops from the developing world and they...

July 1, 1998

As the Anglican bishops of the world gather at the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral in England for the Lambeth Conference of 1998, their deliberations over the question of international debt will be shaped by the impending Jubilee Year of 2000.

While United Nations figures...