Video: Archbishop of Canterbury on Christians in the Middle East

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of “a state of emergency” in the Middle East for Christians and other minorities. After meeting and praying with leaders and representatives of Middle East churches at Lambeth Palace on Sept. 3, the archbishop said there have been “gross violations” of “fundamental rights and freedoms” in […]

Presiding Bishop calls for prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August 17

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged Episcopalians to observe Sunday, August 17, as a day of prayer for those in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East living in fear of their lives, livelihoods, and ways of living and believing. Her call for prayer is in […]

Gaza’s Al Ahli Hospital appeals for urgent help

[Episcopal News Service] Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City is appealing for urgent aid as it struggles to provide critical healthcare services to anyone in need following more than a week of Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas militants. One of more than 35 institutions run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the hospital is striving […]

EPF calls for cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinians

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) urgently joins with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, especially the State of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, which is devastating Gaza, where over 100 people have been killed, most of them civilians, including women […]

EPF urges US to stay out of the developing religious civil war in Iraq

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) urges President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress to refrain from any military involvement in the religious civil war developing in Iraq. “Over two decades of war in Iraq has provided ample evidence war as a means to leverage influence in the area is a […]

Video: Young adult Eliza Marth talks about the importance of unemployment benefits

[Episcopal News Service] Eliza Marth represented the Diocese of North Carolina during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor. Marth is a caseworker […]

Video: Young adult Graham Simpson talks about second chances

[Episcopal New Service] Graham Simpson represented the Diocese of Western Massachusetts during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor. Here he talks about […]

Video: Young adult Coreen Walsh talks about food security and nutrition

[Episcopal New Service] Coreen Walsh represented the Diocese of San Diego during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor. Walsh works coordinating the […]

Young adults speak truth to power on Capitol Hill

‘Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty’

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Paddy Cavanaugh knows what it feels like to grow up in poverty and rely on food and other assistance. One of two children raised by a single mother who worked as a teacher’s assistant, Cavanaugh’s family received support from the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and […]

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 […]