Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement


October 14, 2020

Clergy and lay chaplains interested in serving as a prayerful presence at the polls on Election Day are invited to register for a training webinar on Tuesday, October 20 at 12:00 noon EST.

This webinar, offered by The Episcopal Church and partnering organization Lawyers and Collars will...

February 11, 2018

Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright, center, joins an anti-death penalty demonstration in 2014 outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where state executions are carried out. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta.

[Episcopal News Service] The death penalty was...

February 19, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Face-to-face interactions with your members of Congress are more effective than any other form of advocacy. This week, this engagement is even easier, as Congress is on recess and most members are traveling back to their districts.


November 4, 2016

By: The Reverend Dr. Bradley S. Hauff, Rector of All Saints’ Torresdale Episcopal Church

Dear Friends:

As you all know, this is an election year, and the campaigns for various offices are underway. Throughout my ministry I have tried to maintain clear boundaries between religion and politics. I do not think, for example, that it’s proper for me, as pastor of a congregation,...

October 10, 2016

In April 2016, the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice (ENEJ) conducted a three-day symposium, featuring a keynote address by Southern Ohio’s Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, site visits to neighborhood centers hosting worker justice organizing and community investment activities. Hosted by Christ...

January 14, 2015

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago; The Rev. Canon Genevieve Razim, Canon for Welcome and Evangelism at Christ Church...

January 8, 2015

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] The Right Reverend Michael B. Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, has been appointed as Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors.  The appointment was made by the board’s Honorary Chair, The Most...

January 8, 2015

The Right Reverend R. William Franklin, Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York, was elected by the professed membership of the Benedictine Community, The Companions of St. Luke – OSB to be their Episcopal Visitor.

The Episcopal Church requires religious communities and orders that...

January 7, 2015

The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has announced her intention not to request a renewal of her contract when it expires at the end of June 2015.

A letter from Ragsdale announcing her decision is available...

January 5, 2015

The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward has been appointed Urban Missioner for Worcester by the Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, IX bishop of Western Massachusetts. Click here to read more.