Civic Action

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March 14, 2011

I recently watched the "Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964" segment of the PBS documentary "Eyes on the Prize." Besides the music taking me back to my earlier years, I was struck by the participants' use of language: inspirational language of the kind we don't often hear -- or seem to use --...

July 8, 2010

Resolved, That the Church recognizes that a faithful commitment to voting is an extension of our baptismal covenant to "strive for justice and peace and the dignity of every human being" and asks all Episcopalians to actively engage in advocating for voter rights, encouraging voter registration...

July 28, 2009

The Episcopal Public Policy Network issued a Policy Alert July 29 asking Episcopalians to contact their elected officials and urge them to pass legislation that would provide affordable health care to all Americans.

"For a while it looked like they were going to leave town without...

June 3, 2009

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) issued an alert in May urging Episcopalians to send letters to their U.S. Senate representatives in support of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a bill which would reform existing hate crimes law.

"It's critical to get support...

January 22, 2009

Editor's note: Lily Watson, who is 15 and an active member of Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Westport, Connecticut, attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on January 20 as part of a program sponsored by LeadAmerica, a Boca Raton, Florida-based youth...

October 24, 2008

As a black Episcopal priest and a professor at the Episcopal Divinity School [in Cambridge, Massachusetts], I have a personal theology on political participation (of which voting is a crucial part) that is a composite of my 48 years as a social activist and my practical application of the...

October 16, 2008

With the final Presidential debate behind us and just 19 days until the election, it's time for us to vote!

Have you registered? In some states the deadline may have passed, but in many you can register to vote up until election day! Check you registration status and registration...

September 16, 2008

"You who have been born in America, I wish I could make you understand what it is like [to] not be an American - [to] not have been an American all your life- and then, suddenly, with the words of a man in flowing robes to be one, for that moment and forever after. One moment you belong with...

July 10, 2008

Resolved, That the Church recognizes that a faithful commitment to voting is an extension of our baptismal covenant to "strive for justice and peace and the dignity of every human being" and asks all Episcopalians to actively engage in advocating for voter rights, encouraging voter registration...

June 10, 2008

Pentecost Membership Drive and Contest Continues The Pentecost Membership Drive is now in full swing! Many of you have successfully recruited members and many more have been putting the word out about the EPPN. Need ideas on how to tell people about the EPPN? Check out: 5 Easy Ways to Share the...

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