Government Relations


October 14, 2020

Clergy and lay chaplains interested in serving as a prayerful presence at the polls on Election Day are invited to register for a training webinar on Tuesday, October 20 at 12:00 noon EST.

This webinar, offered by The Episcopal Church and partnering organization Lawyers and Collars will...

October 5, 2020

The Office of Government Relations has created a comprehensive suite of resources for advocacy, the U.S. Election, and 2020 Census engagement. Central to election engagement are the “Vote Faithfully” resources built up over the course of several election cycles and in coalition with ecumenical...

May 21, 2020

Originally posted 2 April 2020


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...

January 11, 2020

The Episcopal Church condemns Gov. Abbott’s decision to reject refugee resettlement in 2020. Texas has long served as a strong partner in the work of welcoming some of the most vulnerable individuals in the world to peace, safety, and a bright future. Texas Episcopalians have also given...

March 15, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations is tasked with representing official Episcopal Church policies voted on and passed by General Convention or Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church. Below is a list of policies related to gun safety and gun reform, with links to the...

January 23, 2019

Episcopalians Vote!

“Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life and that is a Christian obligation.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

It's not too early to plan for the 2020 elections. Check out our 2018 election toolkit for ideas to promote...

December 21, 2018

As the 20-month For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy campaign concludes, Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Director, Advocacy, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, through a joint...

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...

November 12, 2018

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are hosting a series of three one-hour webinars, Walking in Welcome: An Advent Series with Episcopal Migration Ministries on December 5 at 4 pm Eastern, December 13 at 4 pm Eastern, and December 18 at 12 pm...

November 5, 2018

Inside the Episcopal Church, new original programming from the Media Services team of the Episcopal Church, premiered today. Filmed in the style of the daily Inside General Convention program which was live streamed from Austin, this pilot episode of Inside the Episcopal Church features a...



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