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October 1, 2004

Statement of the Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting, deputy for Ecumenical And Interfaith Relations,and the Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, director, Peace And Justice Ministries As there has been much speculation in the press about the position of...

September 28, 2004

INTERRELIGIOUS WORKING GROUP ON DOMESTIC HUMAN NEEDS September 28, 2004 Dear Senator: As you know, the current extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) expires on September 30th. As members of the faith...

September 27, 2004

In a statement released today, Maureen Shea, Director of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church, expressed regret that: “The Institute on Religion and Democracy is releasing a report today that uses flawed methodology, undercuts...

September 21, 2004

22 September 2004 Dear Representative, As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we urge you to vote in support of a motion to instruct House conferees to include the Senate-passed Local Law Enforcement...

September 6, 2004

Assault Weapons Ban Set to Expire in Five Days! CALL-IN DAY SUPPORTING RENEWAL Thursday September 9, 2004 The current ban on military-style, semi-automatic assault weapons will expire on September 13, 2004 unless the President and...

August 30, 2004

September 1st –Call-in Day for International Debt Relief When the leaders of the nation’s richest countries met earlier this year in Sea Island Georgia, they considered a proposal to provide 100% cancellation of multilateral debt for...

August 30, 2004

Honoring Labor Day with Action America celebrates Labor Day this year on September 6, 2004. In honor of Labor Day 2004, we urge you to honor this national holiday with ACTION that will help workers! Congress returns September 8 for what...

August 30, 2004

EPPN ALERT: PARTICIPATE IN SEPTEMBER 1 CALL-IN DAY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEBT RELIEF When the leaders of the nation’s richest countries met earlier this year in Sea Island Georgia, they considered a proposal to provide 100% cancellation of...

July 25, 2004

Episcopalians who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention worshiped Sunday, July 25, at Boston's Old North Church, and Episcopalians who are delegates to the upcoming Republican National Convention have received invitations to...

July 22, 2004

Brothers and Sisters: God commands us through Jesus Christ to love one another. In baptism, we promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves and to strive for justice and peace, and respect the...

July 21, 2004

Mid Session Update With Congress having departed for its annual summer recess and party conventions, we wanted to provide an update on the work of the Episcopal Public Policy Network in the first half of the year. The year so far has...

July 20, 2004

INTERNATIONAL Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Thanks to intense grassroots pressure (particularly from the religious community), House and Senate budget negotiators increased the recommended funding level for global HIV/AIDS...

July 18, 2004

In an abrupt move, supporters of hate crimes legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives have announced that they will push for a vote on H.R. 4204, the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA)—formerly known as the Hate Crimes...

July 13, 2004

INTERRELIGIOUS WORKING GROUP ON DOMESTIC HUMAN NEEDS July 13, 2004 Dear Senator/Representative: As organizations in the faith community, we call on Members of Congress to complete action on a reauthorization of Temporary...

June 21, 2004

VOTE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23rd -- Act NOW on Resolution Regarding Middle East Peace On Wednesday, June 23, the House is expected to take up a resolution sponsored by Reps. Tom DeLay (R-TX) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) entitled “...

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