Peace and Justice
Does Sarasota face a serious problem in providing affordable housing to local people who are homeless, disabled, or one paycheck away from homelessness? What is the scale of need? Read More
saint boniface PEACE & JUSTICE COMMITTEE
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:  The Peace and Justice Committee attempts to fulfill our Baptismal Covenant..."strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being" by identifying local issues of serious concern and developing strategies for individuals and the parish to courageously address those issues.  Think globally, act locally.
 
The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN)

Do you ever get frustrated with the state of the world and wonder what you can do about it? You might want to know about the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN).  It is a branch of the Office of Government Relations located on Capitol Hill, and brings the positions of the Church to our nation's lawmakers.  It takes the resolutions passed at General Convention and tries to make them public policy.  The staff meets directly with government leaders, forms coalitions of religious and secular groups to further the church's positions, and mobilizes grassroots Episcopalians.  That's where we come in - the Episcopal Public Policy Network is a nationwide grassroots network of Episcopalians who call and write their members of Congress and the Administration to advocate positions of the Church.  Members of EPPN receive policy alerts updating them on what is happening in Washington.  They make it easy for us to fire off emails to our representative and stay informed about issues including poverty, hunger, health care, violence, civil rights, racism and the environment.  Our strength is in numbers, so please add your voice on these important issues! To learn more about EPPN go www.episcopalchurch.org/eppn or call 1-800-228-0515.

Last Published: February 13, 2009 1:49 PM