Advocacy Peace and Justice


February 1, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

Today the U.S. government announced it will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty was signed more than 30 years ago, and it is the only remaining arms control agreement from the Cold War. The Administration’s decision begins the process...

January 3, 2019

By: Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager

This week, the 116th session of Congress will convene. Members of Congress have their work cut out for them – most urgently, they need to find a way to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government, allowing federal workers and contractors return to their jobs.

This new...

December 21, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

For the past 20 months, we joined together to #PrayFastAct. We prayed for those who are living in or at the edge of poverty. We fasted, reminding ourselves of what it feels like to go without. And we acted – calling and writing members of Congress to say that poverty matters to us, that we must...

December 17, 2018

By: Office of Government Relations

The House and Senate just passed the Farm Bill that maintains the protections for the vulnerable and hungry that you have been advocating for!

This is a significant victory to prevent incredibly harmful changes that were proposed in previous versions. Through the For Such a Time campaign...

November 19, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

Week 5 of 5 of Get to Know OGR explores all the reasons WHY we advocate. Hint: it's more than telling the government what to do...

Get to Know OGR, Why We Advocate

You may have more questions about #EpiscopalAdvocacy and the Office of Government Relations, so send them to us! We...

March 8, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Every fall, I like to plant garlic. I plant garlic because it tastes better fresh and is super easy to grow, preserve, and plant again. I also plant it because it is the first thing to show up in the spring. Tiny green shoots appear and can even withstand late spring snow. In February, I start...

February 23, 2018

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign organized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, the Episcopal Church is teaming with ecumenical partners including the National Council of Churches into action, ministry, and official relationship with the 2018 Poor...

February 9, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

As we continue to move further into the new legislative year, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the priorities of The Office of Government Relations for 2018. Drawing from the priorities of General Convention and Episcopal Church leadership, we have...

February 1, 2018

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor, The Office of Government Relations

Defend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 

Update on TPS for Syria 2/1/2018

"On January 21, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that the administration will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria for 18 months. We welcome this...

January 5, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! The Office of Government Relations anticipates a busy year ahead with expansive legislative and policy priorities, our church's own General Convention, and upcoming midterm elections later in the year.

In preparation, we want to...


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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for an Easter Season of Prayer for regions in the Angl

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