Office of Government Relations

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April 8, 2020

Stand with our DACA friends by joining the Office of Government Relations’ Rushad Thomas and Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Kendall Martin and Allison Duvall from 12:00pm ET to 2:00pm ET on April 16, Episcopal DACA Action Day, in urging lawmakers to protect undocumented people brought to the...

April 2, 2020

In response to the increased prevalence of disinformation campaigns, The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has released the resource “Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News: Why Do We Care?”

While misinformation has been used for centuries, it has become especially...

April 2, 2020

Introduction

It can be tempting to think that the fear-inducing, hyper-partisan, misleading, and outright false content pervasive today is an exclusively modern problem. Yet for thousands of years, our Jewish and Christian ancestors have taught that deception is as old as humanity itself. In...

April 1, 2020

TODAY is April 1st, Census Day! This is a key reference point for the census. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live on April 1, 2020. Go to 2020census.gov to fill yours out today!

So far in our 2020 Census series, we have reviewed federal programs that...

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 24, 2020

By: Rushad Thomas

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (commonly known as coronavirus) presents the United States with several systemic challenges. Not only does it expose gaping holes in our public health infrastructure, it also tests our ability fight disinformation, challenges our assumptions about value in the economy,...

March 18, 2020

On COVID-19

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19. The most important message at this point in time is: “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.”...

March 16, 2020

By: Patricia Kisare, International Policy Advisor

As COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread here at home and around the world, we are reminded of the speed with which a major pandemic can spread in today’s interconnected world. It is reported that it only takes 36 hours for pathogens to spread from remote places to major cities across the...

March 13, 2020

In response to the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and around the world, The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has released a Public Health and Policy Advocacy document. An overview follows.

Public Health

Christians have an obligation to care for...

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...

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