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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...

April 30, 2020

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly

Event sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago's Antiracism Commission Remarks below by Rebecca Linder Blachly, director, Office of Government Relations For full coverage of the event and information on other panelists see Episcopal News Service.

COVID-19 is laying bare a reality...

March 31, 2020

The Office of Government Relations appreciates your work and advocacy as members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network. While the EPPN, the Church’s grassroots advocacy network, normally engages in weekly action, the pace of legislation and advocacy over the past two weeks has been incredible...

March 11, 2020

Christians have an obligation to care for people who are poor, sick, in prison, or strangers (Matthew 25: 34 – 46) and in times of great crisis, the federal government is an important resource to help meet a community’s needs. In response to the coronavirus COVID-19, The Episcopal Church...

March 11, 2020

Take the 2020 Census Online Now!

Healthcare is one of the primary industries that rely on U.S. census data, and federal programs are an important way that many Americans access health care services. Medicaid and Medicare are the two largest – these programs provide health coverage for low-...

August 29, 2019

The Porcupine Caribou Herd in the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain, with the Brooks Range mountains in the distance to the south. Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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June 6, 2019

La Rvda. Canóniga Mary Crist, Ed.D., ha sido nombrada Coordinadora de Educación Teológica Indígena para La Iglesia Episcopal, miembro del personal del Obispo Presidente.

En su puesto nuevo, Crist trabajará con el Rvdo. Dr. Brad Hauff, el Misionero para Ministerios Indígenas, y dentro del...

June 6, 2019

The Rev. Canon Mary Crist, Ed.D. has been appointed Indigenous Theological Education Coordinator for The Episcopal Church, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In this new position, Crist will work with the Rev. Dr. Brad Hauff, the Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, and within the...

June 6, 2019

La révérende chanoine Mary Crist, Ed.D. a été nommée coordinatrice de l'éducation théologique autochtone pour L'Église épiscopale, membre du personnel de l'évêque président.

Dans le cadre de ses nouvelles fonctions, Crist travaillera avec le révérend Dr. Brad Hauff, missionnaire auprès...

March 27, 2019

Members of the South Dakota National Guard help distribute water on the Pine Ridge Reservation March 25 after flooding damaged a main waterline in Oglala County that left more than 8,000 residents without water. Photo: South Dakota National...

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