Public Policy


February 19, 2015

By: Alexander D. Baumgarten

Into paradise may the angels lead you, At your coming, may the martyrs receive you And lead you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem. May the choirs of angels receive you and lead you to the bosom of Abraham, And with Lazarus, once poor, may you have life everlasting.

On Ash...

February 12, 2015

Welcome to the Domestic Policy Action Network (DPAN), your go-to news primer for current domestic issues related to Episcopal Church policy and advocacy work organized by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society! This bimonthly edition offers an exciting announcement concerning the...

February 5, 2015

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Urge Your Member of Congress to Protect Immigrant Families &Support Executive ActionIn late 2014, President Obama announced a historic series of executive actions that will extend relief from deportation to millions of families across the country...

December 15, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter- Executive Action Edition

President Obama announces executive actions that will defer deportation for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants; the largest-ever family detention center opens in Texas; Congress passes a...

December 15, 2014

Domestic Policy Action Network Newsletter

December 2014

Merry Christmas from the Domestic Policy Action Network (DPAN), your go-to news primer for current domestic issues related to Episcopal...

November 26, 2014

By: Cynthia Coe, Justice and Advocacy Fellow, The Episcopal Church

You’ll be voting today.  In fact, you might vote many times today.  And just like your vote for candidates in your local elections on November 4, these votes count.  These votes are important.  

If you go out to shop today, you will be voting.  Just like your vote in a political election...

November 26, 2014

By: The Rev. Sarah Monroe, Justice and Advocacy Fellow, The Episcopal Church

This past week, we read this passage in our Bible study in Aberdeen, a small post-industrial town on the coast of Washington state. We use a Base Christian Community model of Bible study—we read the passage and open up the conversation to the question: what does this passage have to do with us...

November 13, 2014

By: The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, By: Domestic Poverty Missioner, By: Justice and Advocacy Ministries

“We are sitting on a treasure here” were the departing words spoken to me by the Rev’d Joel Watson as I prepared to depart the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota a little over a week ago. (Joel, a retired priest, is the husband of the Rev’d Margaret Watson; Margaret is the priest in...

November 10, 2014

By: Chris Sikkema, Mission Associate, Justice and Advocacy Ministries

Even with a couple months left, I feel comfortable proclaiming that, for me, this has been a year of transitions. I moved to an apartment in New York City from my family’s home in the woods outside Rochester, Minnesota. I traded a roomy four-door for a packed subway train. I left Sunday pizza...

November 7, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter

October- November 2014

Election results are in; Executive Action expected on immigration; detained Central American families are winning asylum; the...



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