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 […]

Episcopal Migration Ministries’ director responds to travel ban’s ‘relationship’ stipulation

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issued the following statement June 30 in response to the “relationship” stipulation in the Trump administration’s executive order banning the entry of foreign nationals.  A Response to the Administration’s Decision on Relationships The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries Earlier […]

El director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración responde a la definición de ‘relación’ en las restricciones de viajes

[Ministerio Episcopal de Migración] El Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, emitió la siguiente declaración el 30 de junio en respuesta a la definición de “relación” en el decreto ejecutivo del gobierno de Trump que impide el ingreso al país de [ciertos] ciudadanos extranjeros. Una respuesta a la decisión del gobierno sobre […]

EPPN: Tell congress to support common sense gun reform

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] In recent weeks, our nation again suffered multiple episodes of gun-related violence, and Episcopalians around the country are standing up for safer communities and sensible approaches to reduce gun violence. We must demand that Congress reform existing gun safety laws and close loopholes in the background check system. Congress is […]

A statement from the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, issued the following statement on June 26.  A Statement from The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries 26 June 2017 We learned this morning that the Supreme Court has decided to allow portions of the president’s executive order(s) […]

Western Massachusetts bishop delivers testimony to legislative committee

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas J. Fisher attended a hearing June 19 held by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary that featured testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and correctional services. The following statement is based on Fisher’s prepared testimony and received the […]