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January 15, 2021

In this message, we want to share a quick guide to the coming days and offer a brief reflection on our incredible tradition of the transfer of power, the turbulent times we are living in, and the nonviolent legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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January 12, 2021

The Episcopal Church opposes the oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that occurred on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. Oil and gas drilling in the Refuge threatens the traditional existence of the Gwich’in people—many of whom are Episcopalian—and has failed to deliver on...

November 12, 2020

Last week, Americans made their voices heard at the ballot box in one of the world’s largest exercises of democracy. Given the extraordinary context in which this election took place, misinformation has abounded online about the integrity of the election. President Trump has, with no evidence,...

October 19, 2020

A diverse group of Christian leaders from the Circle of Protection released a video of Democratic presidential nominee, Vice President Joe Biden. The release of the video comes on the heels of the first 2020 general election presidential debate, in which no questions were asked about the...

August 31, 2020

Please review the following new and revised resources to carry out your faith and live into your responsibilities living in community with others.

Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy

An updated version of our Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy is now available in English! This...

August 20, 2020

Election season is upon us in the U.S., and now is the time to make sure you – and those in your community – are ready. This year, many states have updated how voters can cast their ballot with no-excuse absentee ballots, early voting, and other measures to allow...

July 17, 2020

Advocacy Through A Coronavirus Lens

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone around the world, but for those of us working in the Office of Government Relations, a surprising amount of our work has remained unchanged. We continue to have virtual meetings and calls with...

June 16, 2020

9 actions you can take today to learn about and address police violence in your communities

Recently, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council passed resolutions addressing the issue of police violence and police reform, and reaffirmed General Convention Resolution 2018-A229, in which the...

May 21, 2020

Originally posted 2 April 2020

Introduction

It can be tempting to think that the fear-inducing, hyper-partisan, misleading, and outright false content pervasive today is an exclusively modern problem. Yet for thousands of years, our Jewish and Christian ancestors have taught that...

May 19, 2020

We write to you to share news about the ongoing work of the Office of Government Relations. Things have changed dramatically over the past few months, but in many ways, our work continues much the same, although with greater urgency and intensity. We continue to reach out to Congressional...

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