Criminal Justice


January 3, 2019

By: Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager

This week, the 116th session of Congress will convene. Members of Congress have their work cut out for them – most urgently, they need to find a way to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government, allowing federal workers and contractors return to their jobs.

This new...

December 17, 2018

By: Office of Government Relations

The House and Senate just passed the Farm Bill that maintains the protections for the vulnerable and hungry that you have been advocating for!

This is a significant victory to prevent incredibly harmful changes that were proposed in previous versions. Through the For Such a Time campaign...

September 5, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

As summer comes to a close, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of the Office of Government Relations and for your commitment to faith-based advocacy. In these turbulent political times, the work we carry out can help our communities and country – together, we can lift up the values...

September 4, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

You may have heard about the ongoing, three-week prison strike organized by prisoners across the country in part to raise awareness of low wages for inmates, harsh sentences, and deteriorating facilities. You can see the list of demands and ideas for how to help in this press release.


August 13, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – the official independent inquiry in Australia, has recommended that the failure to report child sexual abuse in institutions should be made a criminal offence. And it said that there...

June 19, 2017

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas J. Fisher attended a hearing June 19 held by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary that featured testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and...

April 17, 2017

[Trinity Episcopal Cathedral press release] Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will hold a special “Service of Prayer and Vigil on the Eve of Executions” at 6 p.m. April 20.

Our prayers and music for this solemn occasion are Easter-themed. They will be for the men sentenced to death and their...

April 11, 2017

By: Jayce Hafner, Domestic Policy Analyst, The Office of Government Relations

He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.”—Genesis 15:5

The internet has the power to make us both more aware and more overwhelmed. We are inundated with information, rapidly consuming anecdotes, facts, and...

March 8, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Rachel Treweek, the Church of England’s first female diocesan bishop has spoken of her hope of helping women ex-offenders rebuild their lives and self-esteem in a new short film recorded to mark International Women’s Day earlier this week.


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-...