Indigenous and Native People



January 12, 2021

The Episcopal Church opposes the oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that occurred on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. Oil and gas drilling in the Refuge threatens the traditional existence of the Gwich’in people—many of whom are Episcopalian—and has failed to deliver on...

November 4, 2020

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

This November, UTO is partnering with the Racial Reconciliation staff to draw attention to gratitude and Indigenous Peoples Month. One of the gifts of the pandemic is that we have all gotten used to worshipping online, and it allows us to be digital visitors at congregations we might never...

May 19, 2020

We write to you to share news about the ongoing work of the Office of Government Relations. Things have changed dramatically over the past few months, but in many ways, our work continues much the same, although with greater urgency and intensity. We continue to reach out to Congressional...

April 30, 2020

By: Rebecca Linder Blachly

Event sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago's Antiracism Commission Remarks below by Rebecca Linder Blachly, director, Office of Government Relations For full coverage of the event and information on other panelists see Episcopal News Service.

COVID-19 is laying bare a reality...

March 31, 2020

The Office of Government Relations appreciates your work and advocacy as members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network. While the EPPN, the Church’s grassroots advocacy network, normally engages in weekly action, the pace of legislation and advocacy over the past two weeks has been incredible...

March 11, 2020

Christians have an obligation to care for people who are poor, sick, in prison, or strangers (Matthew 25: 34 – 46) and in times of great crisis, the federal government is an important resource to help meet a community’s needs. In response to the coronavirus COVID-19, The Episcopal Church...

March 11, 2020

Take the 2020 Census Online Now!

Healthcare is one of the primary industries that rely on U.S. census data, and federal programs are an important way that many Americans access health care services. Medicaid and Medicare are the two largest – these programs provide health coverage for low-...

August 29, 2019

The Porcupine Caribou Herd in the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain, with the Brooks Range mountains in the distance to the south. Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

[Episcopal News Service] For...

June 6, 2019

La Rvda. Canóniga Mary Crist, Ed.D., ha sido nombrada Coordinadora de Educación Teológica Indígena para La Iglesia Episcopal, miembro del personal del Obispo Presidente.

En su puesto nuevo, Crist trabajará con el Rvdo. Dr. Brad Hauff, el Misionero para Ministerios Indígenas, y dentro del...

June 6, 2019

The Rev. Canon Mary Crist, Ed.D. has been appointed Indigenous Theological Education Coordinator for The Episcopal Church, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In this new position, Crist will work with the Rev. Dr. Brad Hauff, the Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, and within the...


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