Anti-Racism

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November 1, 2005

The Executive Council in October directed its Social Responsibility in Investments Committee to use the church’s investments to encourage positive change in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

“Our recommendation is not divestment, which I think some people were anticipating...

June 17, 2005

The Episcopal Church's ongoing response to racism—and its impact on evangelism and mission in the church—took up a large part of the agenda of the Executive Council at its Louisville, Kentucky meeting, held June 13–16.

"This is a dialogue, rather than a 'training' or...

May 11, 2005

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Members of Congress:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA we write to urge your opposition to H.R. 1279, the Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005, legislation that includes a number of provisions that...

March 31, 2005

It was a cold, rainy morning in downtown Kansas City at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Diocese of West Missouri. But inside the warm and brightly lit Founders Hall, a crowd laughed and socialized after celebrating the life and work of the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American...

January 31, 2005

There is increasing concern that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that it is partly expressed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is a legitimate concern. As the church, we are called to be responsive to any form of discrimination and long have called for “purging … all traces of … racism...

October 4, 2004

Several important domestic policy issues were considered last week in the House and Senate. Here is a short update on the recent legislative action and opportunities for you to be involved in the remaining days of the 108th Congress.

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July 3, 2004

For four days, the Duncan M. Gray Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, near Way, Mississippi, served as hosts for over 130 young adults and veteran Civil Rights workers as they prepared for "The New American Freedom Summer."

This event brought together a new generation of activists with...

April 5, 2004

Exploring the theme “Eradicating racism: liberating tomorrow's children,” representatives of the nine member communions of "Churches Uniting in Christ" (CUIC) and their two partners in mission and dialogue gathered at the Chicago headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for a...

December 15, 2003

Another busy year for the Episcopal Public Policy Network has passed and we wanted to let you know what has happened with measures on which we sent out Alerts and you acted. Your phone calls, emails, and faxes are critical to the church’s efforts to “strive for justice.” When Congress...

November 17, 2003

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I am writing to you as a member of the Committee on the Judiciary regarding the hearing to be held on November 18 entitled America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost. We are grateful for this opportunity to...

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