Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Women and Children

Women and children, at home and around the globe, suffer disproportionately from the inequities in society. Additionally, domestic violence can profoundly impact the safety of women and children forcing them to leave their homes and seek shelter. The Church seeks to address these issues in many ways, by supporting programs that address cycles of poverty caused by unemployment, lack of health care and domestic violence at home, and through legislation that helps achieve the Millennium Development Goals internationally.

Working together for justice.

Women and Children

1979-B098 Promote the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child
1982-B034 Call for Enactment of an Equal Rights Amendment
1982-D051 Urge Immigration and Church Sponsorship of Amerasian Children
1985-B039 Express Mind of the House on Legislation for Early Childhood Programs
1985-C023 Eradicate Institutional Sexism and Pursue Affirmative Action
1985-D033 Work for Increases in Federal Aid to Poor Women and Children
1988-D064 Urge Training to Respond to Family Violence
1988-D080 Urge Placement of Women and People of Color as Interim Pastors
1991-A091 Endorse United Nations' Statement on Discrimination Against Women
1991-C022 Renew Commitment to Address Violence in Society
1991-C027 Support Funding for the Federal WIC Program
1991-C037 Oppose Certain Legislation Requiring Parental Consent for Termination of Pregnancy
1991-D067 Recognize and Report on the Pauperization of Women and Children
1991-D096 Include Women and Children in HIV/AIDS Funding
1991-D116 Affirm the Importance of Young Adults in the Life of the Church
1994-A049 Encourage Ministries That Respond to Violence Against Women
1994-A049 Encourage Ministries That Respond to Violence Against Women
1994-A054 Reaffirm General Convention Statement on Childbirth and Abortion
1994-A055 Urge Government Funding in Matters Affecting the Health of Women
1994-B017 Request Dioceses and Parishes to Initiate Ministries for Children at Risk
1994-C024 Call for Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
1994-C026 Address Youth Suicide and Conflicts Over Sexuality
1994-D008 Support Reparations and Study of Japanese Treatment of Koreans
1994-D069 Commend and Encourage Response to the Ugandan Orphan Crisis
1994-D091 Deplore Practice of Forced Abortions and Sterilization in China
1997-A050 Request Dioceses to Address the Effects of Welfare Reform
1997-C017 Support Asylum Rights of Women Fleeing Mutilation
1997-D001 Gather Resources on Combating Pornography
1997-D032 Acknowledge the Church's Unique Role in Ministering to Youth
1997-D065 Express Grave Concern Over Misuse of Partial Birth Abortion
2000-A046 Urge Conversation with Youth and Young Adults about Sexuality
2000-A050 Call for the Continuation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Education
2000-A057 Recognize Problem of and Support Efforts to Stop Trafficking of Women, Girls, and Boys
2000-C010 Expand the Ministry of the OBAF Office to Address Juvenile Justice Issues
2000-C025 Urge Education, Prayer, and Local Response to Issues of Sexual and Domestic Violence
2000-C025 Urge Education, Prayer, and Local Response to Issues of Sexual and Domestic Violence
2000-C029 Urge Congress to Enact Hate Crimes Legislation
2000-D002 Appropriate Funds for the Single Parent/Mother Programs at Historically Black Colleges
2000-D004 Express Concern About Availability of Handguns and Assault Weapons
2000-D045 Affirm and Urge Consideration of the Centrality of Children to the Ministry of the Church
2000-D073 Support Legislation to Reduce Domestic Violence and Protect Victims
2003-A025 Recommend Funding for Resource Materials on Trafficking in Women and Children
2003-A028 Encourage Support for Women and Children in War-Torn Areas
2003-D034 Condemn Sex Trafficking
2006-D022 Establish the Millennium Development Goals as a Mission Priority
EXC021993.10 Advocacy for Children
EXC021995.07 Guiding Principles for Governmental Legislation

Why Serve 2012
6/6/2012  - 6/10/2012    - Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

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