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April 1, 2005

HOLY WEEK: PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND AND THE “REAL ID” ACTAs you know, when the House of Representatives considered the FY’05 supplemental appropriations bill, lawmakers included language imposing restrictions on aid to the Palestinian...

March 27, 2005

      March 28, 2005 Dear Member of Congress: We are writing to draw your attention to the critical importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this year. The undersigned organizations...

March 22, 2005

“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,” from the Good Friday Liturgy, Book of Common Prayer. The U.S. Senate will soon...

March 18, 2005

Affirming the U.S. Senate's action to add funding for global HIV/AIDS and malaria relief, but noting that the lawmakers' action is not the last word on Arctic drilling, the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations...

March 14, 2005

"[God] Let your ways be known upon the earth, your saving health among all nations," from the Good Friday Liturgy, Book of Common Prayer. Throughout Lent, we’ve been providing two action items each week for EPPN members. Due to the...

March 9, 2005

Ecumenical Women 2000 is a coalition of Christian denominations and ecumenical organizations at the United Nations focusing on the global intersections of religions, human rights and gender. As a delegation of seventy-five women of faith...

March 8, 2005

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations…He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth.” --...

March 7, 2005

Presiding Bishop Griswold urged us to ask the following questions in evaluating the President’s budget proposal: Is the budget compassionate? Jesus tells his followers to “be compassionate, as your Heavenly Father is...

March 7, 2005

HOUSE INTERNATIONAL-RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS Dear Representative: On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA, we urge you to support H.R.972, legislation to reauthorize U.S. programs to combat human trafficking. More than 600,000...

March 7, 2005

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA, we write to you with continuing concern for the grave crisis in Darfur, Sudan and the stalemate that exists regarding the appropriate body for prosecution of those accused of war...

March 2, 2005

"Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty," from the Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Book of Common Prayer. Temporary Assistance For...

February 23, 2005

"The Lord executes righteousness and judgment for all who are oppressed." – Psalm 103 from the Ash Wednesday Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer HELP PRESERVE GLOBAL HIV/AIDS FUNDINGThe battle against the Global HIV/AIDS pandemic is central...

February 22, 2005

UPDATED: 3/14/05 The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is an independent, public-private partnership that is working against AIDS, TB, and malaria in 127 countries. Modeled on U.S policy but having the capacity...

February 16, 2005

"If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday… you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live...

February 14, 2005

Heavy debt burdens in the world’s most impoverished countries continue to draw precious economic resources away from critical needs like putting children in school, ensuring access to clean water, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. This...

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