Public Policy


April 6, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter: March- April 2014



The House passes the punitive ENFORCE Act; the Administration pledges to review deportation practices; what is a discharge petition anyway...

April 2, 2014

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us…so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Concluding Collect for Compline, Proposed Book of Common Prayer of 1928, Church of England...

March 25, 2014

Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility your dominion may increase, until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen...

March 25, 2014

Unemployed persons and their families are among the most vulnerable populations in the United States, often going for months without knowing from where their next paycheck will come. As the unemployed search for work, many rely on a federal program called Unemployment Insurance or “UI” that...

March 19, 2014

O God, by your Word you marvelously carry out the work of reconciliation: Grant that in our Lenten fast we may be devoted to you with all our hearts, and united with one another in prayer and holy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,...

March 11, 2014

EPPN Lenten Series Part 2: Supporting Peace in the Land of the Holy One

Spotlight on Negotiations

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall...

March 11, 2014

Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Our Communities

Violence in America has reached epidemic proportions. In 2010 alone, 16,000 persons died through homicide, and 38,000 committed suicide. During the first decade of the 21st century, 335,609 Americans were shot and killed, a...

March 5, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter: Winter, 2014


It’s a new year, but where does immigration reform stand? I sit down with Bishop Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina to discuss the state of play; The Episcopal Church submits testimony to the Senate...

March 4, 2014



An Ash Wednesday Reflection from

Alexander D. Baumgarten

Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church


February 18, 2014

SKILLS Visa Act H.R. 2131                                   

Sponsor: Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA-49), introduced on May 23, 2013

Passage: Since its introduction, the bill was referred to the House Judiciary and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce (on 5/23/...