December 15, 2003

Another busy year for the Episcopal Public Policy Network has passed and we wanted to let you know what has happened with measures on which we sent out Alerts and you acted. Your phone calls, emails, and faxes are critical to the church’s efforts to “strive for justice.” When Congress...

November 17, 2003

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I am writing to you as a member of the Committee on the Judiciary regarding the hearing to be held on November 18 entitled America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost. We are grateful for this opportunity to...

October 31, 2003

Editor's note: The following essay was written in response to a letter criticizing Hispanic immigrants that was published in an earlier issue.

As a third-generation Mexican-American, I strongly support and encourage the Episcopal Church to further expand its ministry to Hispanics.


October 23, 2003

The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love the stranger as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19: 33-34

Dear Medicare Conferee,

As people of faith, we believe that the Biblical mandate...

September 26, 2003

After three years of negotiations, a bipartisan bill on immigration and labor reform was introduced in Congress by Senators Craig (R-ID) and Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Cannon (R-UT) and Berman (D-CA) and is supported by a coalition of advocates for farm...

September 24, 2003

The 74th General Convention of our Church, acknowledging the urgency of protecting and enhancing the civil and economic rights of immigrants, called us to "encourage support of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride by educating its members to the importance of immigration law reform, organizing...