Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Global Justice

Even our simplest everyday choices, like our choice of coffee, have world-wide implications. Global justice encompasses a wide variety of topics, including the Millennium Development Goals, the Jubilee Year and peace making. These global justice issues target some of the most complex and important obstacles to poverty, hunger, and disease reduction.  Please learn more about these issues and join our community in this essential undertaking.

Please refer to our Action section to learn more about what you can do about global justice.

Working together for justice.

[11/15/2011]  Christian leaders continue advocacy for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Christian leaders are urging the U.S. government to step up its leadership in resolving the prolonged stalemate in peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, especially in light of a recent controversial move by Israel to establish a new settlement in East Jerusalem.

[10/21/2011]  Mission Report: St. Thomas Episcopal to Haiti
[Huntsville (AL) Times] A four-member team from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Alabama, conducted a weeklong construction mission at St. Simeon Episcopal Church in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, last month. Team members joined with six local carpenters to form a joint Haitian-American construction crew to build school desks and benches for three Episcopal schools.

[10/19/2011]  Houston clergy, politicians gather for interfaith immigration prayer service
[Houston (TX) Chronicle] More than a dozen prominent Houston faith leaders were joined by Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee and Rep. Al Green at an interfaith service, where they prayed for immigration reform as a way to protect family unity, protect workers and uphold their rights, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas reported.

[9/23/2011]  Episcopalians advocate to feed the hungry in America and abroad
Diane Riley spends her days advocating for hungry people, recognizing that she could be in their place were she born 25 years later.

[9/19/2011]  Bishops, spouses hold prayer service at the Colombia-Ecuador border
Vehicle and foot traffic flows uninterrupted on the bridge separating Colombia and Ecuador at Tulcán, a border town where annually thousands of Colombians cross over, seeking refuge from violence and persecution. The national police are present on both sides, but no one is stopped, no questions asked, no identification is required to enter.

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