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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...

October 15, 2020

The 2020 election season is in full swing. Our previous EPPN Election Series pieces have highlighted how voters can safely and successfully cast their ballots and some of the barriers to voter access that exist around the country. As the American people begin the process of electing the...

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 6, 2020

More than 200 million Americans are eligible to vote early this year! When Americans vote early, we help keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, decrease lines on election day, and ensure that last-minute problems don’t keep us from casting our ballots. But the rules - both for in-person and by...

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...

October 2, 2020

The Episcopal Church supports comprehensive immigration reform that respects the dignity and worth of every human being. Firmly rooted in the ministry of welcome, The Episcopal Church is committed to advocating for immigration policies that provide pathways to citizenship, mandate humane...

September 28, 2020

By: Blair Hood, Spring/Summer Intern 2020, Office of Government Relations

A Comprehensive and Universal Healthcare Program

The Church supports comprehensive health care and recognizes the need for universal and equitable access for all. General Convention urges Episcopalians to advocate for adequate health care, along with nutrition and housing, as human rights that...

September 23, 2020

By: Christopher Sikkema, Manager for Special Projects

A few months ago, some colleagues and I were talking about how we’ve engaged the Way of Love in our own lives – taking on as a rule of life those seven basic practices of turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest – and building upon them to grow spiritually. (It’s sometimes lost on people...

September 23, 2020

Challenges to Voter Access

The previous installment of the EPPN Election Series focused on all the ways citizens can access the ballot. Between mail-in voting, in-person early voting, and voting on election day, the states provide a variety of methods for folks to cast their vote. Yet obstacles...

September 22, 2020

National Voter Registration Day!

“Voting is how a community or a nation decides how the moral values that it holds and shares shape public policy and the lives of people.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

To exercise this basic right, you must be registered to vote! The Episcopal Church...

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