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February 28, 2013

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program provides persecuted refugees with safe haven and a chance at a new life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides services to refugees to ease their transition to self-sufficiency in their new communities...

February 28, 2013

If you are reading this newsletter, it can only mean that somewhere along the line you have either witnessed or played some critical part in the life-saving work of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM).

From around the Church, I have heard time and again from folks like you, individuals...

December 20, 2012

One of the more striking contrasts on the Christian calendar is the commemoration of the Feast of the Holy Innocents on December 28, three days after the celebration of Christmas. In remembering the young children slaughtered by King Herod in Matthew's account of Jesus's birth, the Church jolts...

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...

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