EPPN: Ensuring health care for all

[Episcopal Public Policy Network Policy Alert] Last week, Congress voted to craft a law that would repeal crucial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has expanded health care to over 16 million Americans, ensured that people with preexisting medical conditions receive coverage, and subsidized health care costs for low-income communities. Repealing the ACA […]

Economic Justice Loan Committee invests in five community loan funds

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] N. Kurt Barnes, treasurer and chief financial officer, announced that the Episcopal Church’ s Economic Justice Loan Committee (EJLC) recently approved five investments in community development financial intermediaries, totaling $1.4 million. “We are happy to approve new loans with groups like Main Street Launch and FFCC,” noted […]

Reformation Anniversary: Statement from the archbishops of Canterbury and York

[Lambeth Palace press release] Ahead of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, which starts Jan. 18, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu said: “This year, churches around the world will be […]

National Cathedral Dean issues statement on choir’s performance, interfaith prayer service

[Washington National Cathedral]  The Very Rev. Randolph “Randy” Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, issued the following statement Jan. 17 concerning the cathedral choir’s performance during a musical prelude to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration ceremony and the post-inaugural interfaith prayer service scheduled for Jan. 21 at the cathedral. As the new Dean of Washington […]

Episcopal Health Foundation invests $3.2 million to help nonprofits have a bigger, long-lasting impact on health of Texans

[The Episcopal Health Foundation] The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has approved $3.2 million to benefit 17 new grant partners working to take an active role in solving the underlying cause of poor health for Texans. With these latest grants, EHF’s Board of Directors awarded a total of 122 grants in 2016 worth more than $16.2 […]

Pauli Murray Family Home recognized as National Historic Landmark

[U.S. Department of the Interior] As the National Park Service enters its second century of service and strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the designation of 24 new National Historic Landmarks. The Pauli Murray Family Home in North Carolina made the list: The […]

2017 resources for a holy Lent

Episcopal Relief & Development offers 2017 Lenten meditations in English, Spanish

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2017 Lenten Meditations is now available in English and Spanish at episcopalrelief.org/Lent. This special online toolkit includes links to order printed booklets from the Episcopal Marketplace, download a PDF copy or sign up for daily emails. Other featured resources include hope chests, pew envelopes, bulletin […]

Application deadline extended for 2017-18 Young Adult Service Corps placements

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The application deadline for young adults (21-30 years old) for 2017-18 placements in the Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as  YASC, has been extended to Friday, Jan. 13. The application for a 2017-18 placement with additional information and instructions is available here. Through YASC, young […]

Church Pension Fund announces revisions to clergy pension plan, international clergy pension plan

Revisions aim to improve flexibility, consistency, simplicity and will include conforming changes to lay and savings plans

[Church Pension Fund press release] The Church Pension Fund Jan. 9 announced that its board of trustees approved revisions to the pension, retirement savings, and welfare plans it administers on behalf of eligible clergy and lay employees who serve the Episcopal Church. The revisions, which are expected to take effect on January 1, 2018, maintain […]