Trump’s refugee limit ‘runs counter to the reality’ of crisis, Episcopal Migration Ministries says

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Migration Ministries’ director released a statement Sept. 28 saying the Trump administration’s reduced cap on admitting refugees runs “counter to the reality of an ever-growing worldwide crisis.” “We are thankful, however, that we are now one step closer to fully resuming a program of welcoming refugees to the safety and hope […]

Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad

[Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA. “To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people […]

Desde un espacio publicitario del New York Times, obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal confrontan a Trump y al Congreso sobre DACA

[Episcopal News Service] Unos 125 obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal firmaron un anuncio de página entera que circuló en la edición de The New York Times del 21 de septiembre, en la cual le imploraban al presidente Donald Trump y a los miembros del Congreso que no cancelaran el programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en […]

Religious leaders file Supreme Court brief against Trump travel ban

[Diocese of Washington] Six Episcopal bishops and a wide-ranging group of other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh leaders filed an amicus brief this week in the Supreme Court case challenging President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13780, known as the travel ban. The executive order, which the faith leaders claim discriminates against Muslims on the basis of […]

Episcopalians say Trump’s DACA decision is not the last word

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., activists are mobilizing to convince Congress

[Episcopal News Service] Many Episcopalians vowed to fight to preserve the federal immigration policy known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and to support the 800,000 “Dreamers” it impacts, after the Trump administration announced Sept. 5 an end to the program. The administration announced that it would phase out the DACA policy, giving Congress six […]

Interfaith Leaders to President Trump and Congress: Support Dreamers, keep DACA in place

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] In response to growing concerns about President Trump’s consideration of discontinuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington; the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, senior rabbi of Washington Hebrew Congregation; and […]

National Council of Churches calls for cessation of ‘hostile acts and rhetoric’ between US, North Korea

[National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA] The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA calls for an immediate cessation of hostile acts and rhetoric between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Steps must be taken immediately to avoid the possibility of a cataclysmic nuclear war. […]

National Council of Churches in Korea issues emergency letter to Moon

[World Council of Churches] In an emergency letter to South Korean president Moon Jae-In, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) urged immediate dialogue to ease military tension in the Korean Peninsula. In the letter, the NCCK reiterated its hope to see a peaceful reunification of South and North Korea, but tension has has […]

Episcopal Church leaders oppose Trump’s ban on transgender people in military

Editor’s note: This story is being updated as Episcopal News Service recevies additional statements. See below. [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church leaders are making clear their objections to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter of his plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said July 28 that […]

Líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal se oponen a la prohibición de Trump de transexuales en las fuerzas armadas

[Episcopal News Service] Líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal hacen claras sus objeciones al anuncio del presidente Donald Trump en Twitter de su plan de prohibir a que personas transexuales presten servicio en las Fuerzas Armadas de EE.UU. El obispo primado Michael Curry dijo el 28 de julio que se opone a la iniciativa de Trump y […]