Six Episcopal bishops pen letter to senators urging opposition to GOP health care bill

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] Six Episcopal bishops have written a letter to 10 U.S. senators, urging them to vote against the latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the health care law also known as Obamacare. The letter, dated Sept. 24, comes as the House of Bishops holds its fall meeting […]

EPPN: Pray, fast, act to protect school meals and SNAP funding

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This month we urge prayer, fasting and action to protect funding for school meals and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps. Pray, Fast and Act each month on the 21st. On Sept. 21, join The EPPN and the presiding bishops of The Episcopal Church and The ELCA […]

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 […]

EPPN: Pray, fast, act for environmental programs

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Today, the 21st of August, we pray, fast, and act to protect funding for domestic and international programs that address the health effects of environmental degradation impacting the poorest among us. PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders and for all who struggle with the impacts and effects of environmental degradation that result […]

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 […]

WCC calls for peaceful democratic process in Kenya

[Anglican Communion News Service] As general elections take place in Kenya, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins the churches and people of the country in prayer for the peaceful and successful conduct of this pivotal democratic process. “We call for all people and groups in Kenya to participate  in the democratic expression of the will […]

EPPN: Protect immigrant youth today

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Since the end of June, there have been two major developments concerning protections for young people brought to the U.S. as children, known as DREAMers. We need you to speak out today for protections for these young adults today by taking TWO actions. Update on Protections for DREAMers In […]

Episcopal faith is common ground for Kansas lawmakers on opposite sides of political aisle

[Episcopal News Service] Kansas state Reps. Brandon Whipple and Lonnie Clark would seem at first glance to have little in common. Whipple is a young Kansas transplant with a growing young family, and Clark is a retiree who grew up in the state. Their differing backgrounds extend to their politics: Whipple is a Democrat and […]

La militancia episcopal es terreno común para dos legisladores de Kansas de opuestas posiciones políticas

[Episcopal News Service] Los representantes estatales de Kansas Brandon Whipple y Lonnie Clark parecería a primera vista que tienen poco en común. Whipple es un joven trasplantado a Kansas con una familia en aumento, joven también, en tanto Clark es un jubilado que se crió en el estado. Sus diferentes procedencias se extienden a sus posiciones […]