EPPN Lenten Series Pt. 6: Supporting peace in the land of the holy one

EPPN LENTEN SERIES PART SIX SUPPORTING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE HOLY ONE SPOTLIGHT ON JERUSALEM Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church “The phrase “Holy City” is constantly used to describe the reverence for her shrines, but what it really means is that Jerusalem is the essential […]

EPPN Policy Alert: Tell Your Senator That It’s Time to Raise the Wage

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Across the United States, minimum wage employees labor 40 hours a week yet often cannot make ends meet. Despite a steady income and a full-time job, many of these workers are forced to rely on federal anti-poverty programs to feed their families and to heat their homes. These workers must make […]

EPPN Lenten Series Pt. 5: Supporting peace in the land of the holy one

EPPN LENTEN SERIES PART FIVE SUPPORTING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE HOLY ONE SPOTLIGHT ON REFUGEES Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church Be present, O merciful God, and protect us…so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon […]

EPPN Lenten Series Pt. 4: Supporting peace in the land of the holy one

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility your dominion may increase, until the earth is […]

Video: Bishop Dinis Sengulane, Mozambican pioneer of peace

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Dinis Sengulane, the longest-serving bishop in the Anglican Communion, retired March 25 after leading the Diocese of Lebombo in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa for almost 38 years. Consecrated as bishop in 1976, Sengulane made his mark as one of Africa’s greatest peacemakers when his efforts to mediate […]

EPPN Lenten Series Pt. 3: Supporting peace in the land of the holy one

SPOTLIGHT ON BORDERS Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church O God, by your Word you marvelously carry out the work of reconciliation: Grant that in our Lenten fast we may be devoted to you with all our hearts, and united with one another in prayer and holy love; […]

EPPN: Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Our Communities

[Episcopal Public Policy Network alert] Violence in America has reached epidemic proportions. In 2010 alone, 16,000 persons died through homicide, and 38,000 committed suicide. During the first decade of the 21st century, 335,609 Americans were shot and killed, a total that exceeds the population of St. Louis, MO, Pittsburgh, PA, or Orlando, FL. Each year, […]

Episcopalians advocate for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

[Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations] Members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) are dedicated to protecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and demonstrated their commitment as Congress worked to reauthorize the farm bill. The farm bill is an omnibus piece of legislation that funds food, farm, and nutrition programs over five years, and […]

Congo Anglican center advocates nonviolence for lasting peace

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new Anglican center in the Democratic Republic of Congo is encouraging the use of nonviolent means for reconciliation and lasting peace in a country plagued by years of war and conflict. The Centre of Non Violence for Reconciliation and Peace (CNVRP) in the eastern part of DRC is located at […]

Peace center planned for bomb-hit Peshawar diocese

[From the Diocese of Peshawar with additional reporting by ACNS] Korean Christians are planning to build a peace center in the memory of the martyrs of the All Saints’ Church Peshawar. The project was revealed in the Diocese of Peshawar’s newsletter The Frontier News in which the planned center would boast “a multi-storey building with a conference hall, an […]