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June 3, 2009

"And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly." -- Acts 5:31 Like the disciples who went out and spread the good news after the Holy Spirit’s anointing, we celebrate our renewal of...

May 27, 2009

Congress and President Obama have committed to fixing the present broken immigration system. The issues involved in comprehensive immigration reform are complex and there is a great deal of misinformation about immigrants and their role in...

May 26, 2009

We are working with faith-based and other allies to insure that comrepehensive immigration reform addresses these issues: extend full recognition to the rights of immigrant workers, including the possibility of permanent status and...

May 21, 2009

Right now, EPPN members in Texas have an opportunity to make a key difference in the fight to lift women and girls out of poverty around the world. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), an Episcopalian, is considering reintroducing a bill...

May 19, 2009

"The Episcopal Church has long been an advocate of combating hate in our society. No person or group of people should be the target of violence simply because of race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, sexuality or...

May 14, 2009

Dear Member of Congress, The faith community takes seriously our call to be faithful stewards of God’s earth and believes global climate change is a real and growing threat to Creation with profound and potentially devastating...

May 14, 2009

United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   Dear Senator, On behalf of the millions of conservationists our organizations and businesses from across the country represent, we write in opposition to S. 503, the...

May 13, 2009

Dear Member of Congress, The faith community takes seriously our call to be faithful stewards of God’s earth and believes global climate change is a real and growing threat to Creation with profound and potentially devastating...

May 12, 2009

You heard from us during Lent about the vital need to reform the U.S. foreign-assistance system in order to better prioritize, and gain leverage in, the fight against global poverty and deadly disease. This is particularly important at a...

May 12, 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...

April 30, 2009

The Bishops of the Episcopal Church wrote to President Obama on March 26 asking him to grant Temporary Protected Status to Haitians. Now we are asking you to write the President as well. Haiti, the poorest country in the hemisphere, has...

April 28, 2009

What is TPS? Temporary Protected Status or TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to individuals residing in the Untied States who are temporarily unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing armed conflict, an...

April 21, 2009

Earlier this month, thanks to your advocacy, the Senate unanimously passed a crucial bipartisan amendment by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) to restore approximately $4 billion in U.S. foreign-assistance in the federal...

April 16, 2009

While we usually concentrate our updates from Washington on legislative action, a new president and administration often take executive actions on important issues. Here is some of what President Obama and his Administration have done on...

April 9, 2009

"We are the Indigenous Peoples of this hemisphere. We are Native American and Native Alaskan Peoples. We are Native Hawaiian. . . We are the Episcopal Church. . . Representing these two expressions of our Church, we gather to make a...

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