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April 8, 2009

Dear Representative, As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act—H.R. 1913 (LLEHCPA). In the...

April 2, 2009

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to welcome the stranger: "I was a stranger and you invited me in…What you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto me" (Matthew 25:35, 40). The Episcopal Church is committed...

March 31, 2009

**UPDATE 4/2/2009: Thank you for your participation in this action! There was a massive effort from across the global-poverty community leading up to the vote. Our vote-counting process showed that we had at least 55 out of 99 votes on our...

March 26, 2009

Secretary Janet Napolitano Department of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Dear Secretary Napolitano: We write to ask you to take action to end the discriminatory policies inhibiting the...

March 25, 2009

"Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to...

March 18, 2009

Americans are increasingly feeling the impact of the global financial crisis in their lives, and lawmakers are working to bring relief to those who need it. Comparatively little discussion, however, is focusing on the crisis's effect...

March 18, 2009

Testimony of Rev. Canon Brian Grieves and Alexander D. Baumgarten [1] on behalf of The Episcopal Church submitted to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Sub-Committee on State, Foreign Operations. On...

March 11, 2009

"This is what makes caring for the body a Christian work, that through its health and comfort we may be able to work, to acquire, and lay by funds with which to aid those who are in need, that in this way the strong member may serve...

March 4, 2009

What are the environmental effects of climate change? Climate change affects all areas of God’s creation from your front lawn to the polar ice caps to the Saharan desert. It is important to look at the unique effects upon all...

March 4, 2009

"Our ultimate purpose is to honor God as Creator in such a way that Christian environmental stewardship is part and parcel of everything we do. Our goal is to make tending the garden of creation, in all its aspects, an unquestioned...

March 3, 2009

What is foreign assistance and how does it work? Foreign assistance, also called foreign aid, is money provided by the United States to other countries for a variety of purposes, some strategic, some humanitarian. Fighting poverty and...

February 25, 2009

  The Honorable Alcee Hastings United States House of Representatives   2353 Rayburn Office Building   Washington D.C. 20515     Dear Representative Hastings,   On...

February 23, 2009

Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528 Dear Secretary Napolitano: We write to thank you for your recent directive requesting...

February 10, 2009

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: In early December, as half of the world’s governments signed the Convention on...

February 9, 2009

Dear Members of the United States Congress, We, the leaders and members of faith-based, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’...

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