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February 19, 2015

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...

April 16, 2014

SUPPORTING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE HOLY ONE HOLY WEEK RELFECTION Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this, your family, for whom our...

April 10, 2014

EPPN LENTEN SERIES PART SIX SUPPORTING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE HOLY ONE SPOTLIGHT ON JERUSALEM Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church “The phrase “Holy City” is...

April 3, 2014

EPPN LENTEN SERIES PART FIVE SUPPORTING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE HOLY ONE SPOTLIGHT ON REFUGEES Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church Be present, O merciful God, and protect us…...

March 27, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for...

March 20, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON BORDERS Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church O God, by your Word you marvelously carry out the work of reconciliation: Grant that in our Lenten fast we may be devoted to...

March 12, 2014

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] “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 down and...

March 5, 2014

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” — 2 Corinthians 5: 18 Dear Fellow Advocates, Today begins Lent and,...

August 9, 2012

As we arrive upon a quieter time of summer, when lawmakers head home for their summer recesses and the schedules in most of our church communities provide for some time of rest and re-creation, we in the Office of Government Relations take...

July 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] As the director of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C., there is never a day in which I do not think about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meetings with policymakers,...

November 17, 2011

Dear Freind: Greetings from Bethlehem in the West Bank, site of Our Lord's birth in human flesh, and a modern-day crucible of life within the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I'm here with an inspiring delegation of women...

October 5, 2011

Dear Senator / Representative, As you work to finalize the budget for fiscal year 2012 according to the cuts mandated by the Deficit Reduction and Budget Reform Act of 2011, the Episcopal Church urges you to find budget solutions that do...

October 4, 2011

Dear Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, The Episcopal Church urges you to find budget solutions that do not further burden poor and vulnerable populations in the United States, refugees and displaced populations...

June 28, 2011

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Cornyn, and members of the Subcommittee, Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony. We welcome this hearing on a vitally important issue affecting hundred of thousands of promising children and...

May 11, 2010

This article first appeared in the Featured Voice section of the president of the House of Deputies website here. One of the heroes of the Anglican Communion, Fr. Gideon Byamugisha, an HIV-positive priest in the Church of Uganda, asks us...

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