Advocacy involves efforts to educate, motivate, organize and empower Episcopalians to action for justice, peace and care for all of God's creation, through networks, partnerships and resources. There are many opportunities for you to be involved in the advocacy work of the church. From contacting your government representatives about important issues to getting down and dirty as part of a disaster response team, the advocacy networks have a place and need for everyone to get involved.
Working together for justice.
Care and justice for all God’s creation is a core value of The Episcopal Church.
Environmental Ministries – perhaps more than any other ministry – is deeply interrelated to the life and work of other ministries of The Episcopal Church. The fundamental interrelatedness of Environmental Ministries reminds us that we are called to respect the kinship of all creation through education, advocacy, and action as part of our faith, and to help heal our disconnection from the rest of God’s creation
The Jubilee Network connects congregations and agencies engaged in work with poor and oppressed people, wherever they are found, to meet basic human needs and to build a just society. It is faith in action--loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Native American Ministries
Episcopalian congregations strive to fully incorporate Native Americans into worship, leadership, and educational activities. Efforts to blend Native and Episcopalian traditions bring rich and varied services. The Church also encourages Native People to become leaders in their faith communities and is active in seeking government assistance for health care and other important services long promised – but not delivered - to Native Americans. Please explore the different ways that the Episcopal Church interacts with and supports Native communities.
ONE Episcopalian Campaign
The ONE Episcopalian Campaign seeks to end global poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As the mission priority of the Episcopal Church, the MDGs focus on the reduction of hunger, child mortality, and HIV/AIDS while promoting education and gender equality. ONE Episcopalian connects individuals and congregations to MDG advocacy and educational resources.
Episcopal Public Policy Network
The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is the voice of the Episcopal Church to our lawmakers in Washington D.C. The Network advocates for policies based upon General Convention and Executive Council resolutions. The EPPN puts our faith into action, empowering Episcopalians to strive for peace and justice.
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church has named racism a sin and mandated anti-racism training for all church leaders, both ordained and lay. Please contact your diocese to find out when anti-racism training may be available in your area.