EPPN: Stand With Refugees Campaign

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In advance of World Refugee Day on June 20th, join the Stand with Refugees Campaign! Call your members of Congress to remind them that the United States plays a critical role in providing protection and hope for the persecuted, support a refugee admissions number of at least 75,000 in 2018, and […]

EPPN: Advocate for environmental appropriations

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released this statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Though the withdrawal from this agreement is a setback, advocacy on environmental issues can still have a big impact. Continue to make your voice heard on climate issues, and learn […]

EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure. As our world’s climate changes, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive floods and repetitive hurricanes which exacerbate existing agricultural challenges and erode development gains. Haitians depend upon international support and technical assistance from the United States, […]

Episcopal Public Policy Network issues alert on anticipated Trump actions to place additional restrictions on refugees entering U. S.

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Numerous media outlets are reporting that President Trump plans to issue an Executive Order that would drastically reduce the number of refugees coming into the U.S. and place restrictions on refugees coming from particular countries. This would harm the U.S. refugee resettlement program, and cause immeasurable harm to thousands of refugees […]

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 […]

EPPN: Raise your voice for the refuge

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a national treasure that stands alone in its wildness, ecological integrity, beauty, and unique recreational opportunities. As an Episcopalian, you have a powerful voice in the effort to protect this incomparable landscape for future generations to enjoy. In October, religious leaders delivered a petition to Congress […]

EPPN: Post-election resources for refugee and immigration advocacy

Dear advocates, This week, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry wrote to the Church, reminding us that, “As a Church, seeking to follow the way of Jesus, who taught us, ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself,’ (Mt. 22:39) and to ‘do to others as you would have them do to you’ (Mt. 7:12), we maintain our […]

EPPN: Ask DHS Secretary Johnson to Protect Haitians

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In September 2016, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would resume detaining and deporting Haitians, ending the policy of offering Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitians arriving in the U.S. that has been in place since 2010. In recognition of the challenges Haitians faced in their country […]

EPPN: Sign the Arctic faith petition

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network have advocated to Congress for the Arctic Refuge’s permanent protection. Now, we are raising our voices once again through a faith petition to President Obama and Congress, urging our leaders to take swift action for this magnificent part of God’s creation. The Arctic […]

EPPN Lenten Series: Breaking the chains of injustice

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] This year, the Episcopal Public Policy Network’s Lenten Series focuses on “Engaging the Beloved Community.” Today’s reflection written by Charles A. Wynder II, The Episcopal Church’s Missioner for Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement. Today’s reflection centers on breaking the chains of injustice and building the Beloved Community by reforming our nation’s criminal […]