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April 25, 2008

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is commemorating World Malaria Day April 25. This year’s theme, "a disease without borders," highlights the need for cross-border action and cooperation in malaria prevention efforts. Malaria, a parasitic disease carried by the anopheles mosquito, takes...

April 24, 2008

Here is a quick update on the legislation addressed in our alerts so far this spring.

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 -- S. 1200 -- The first update of critical Indian Health Care in 16 years passed the Senate 83-10 in February and is awaiting consideration by the...

April 7, 2008

On April 7, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) commemorates World Health Day. This year's theme, "protecting health from climate change," highlights the challenge of keeping global neighbors healthy in the face of the destabilizing force of the human footprint on the planet's ecological...

April 2, 2008

Dear Members of the House of Representatives:As Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, I write to offer our Church’s strong endorsement of the U.S. Global HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act passed by the Foreign Affairs Committee and awaiting House floor consideration. The committee-...

March 17, 2008

"It is our desire and our wish that everyone created in God's image with dignity and intrinsic worth should have everything that is essential to human living, such as access to clean water, shelter, clothing, health care and to education. That is our mandate, our God-given mandate, as stewards...

February 25, 2008

UPDATE 2/26/2008: The IHCIA passed the Senate today 83-10. Thank you for your help.

Thank you for recently taking action through the EPPN by encouraging your Senator to support S. 1200, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007. We have learned that the Senate may vote...

February 7, 2008

A team from several churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama is spending a week in Haiti providing medical care to people unable to afford the cost of healthcare. The seven-member medical mission team arrived in Port au Prince on February 2 and will return home February 9. The team members...

January 21, 2008

Dear Senator,

We, the representatives of diverse religious faiths and beliefs, write in support of the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), S. 1200. We believe that honoring federal trust obligations is a moral issue. Floor debate has been scheduled for this...

January 18, 2008

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is calling on Episcopalians to contact their United States Senators and urge them to support the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (Senate Bill 1200) when it comes to the floor.

"Indigenous people are suffering and we are...

January 16, 2008

UPDATE 2/26/2008: The IHCIA passed the Senate today 83-10. Thank you for your help.

UPDATE 2/25/08: Vote expected very soon -- see our call to action here.

UPDATE 1/29/08: The Senate debated the Indian Health Care Act (IHCIA) on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, but moved on to...

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