PEACE  
ON THE GO
 
June 14, 2017       
            
Episcopal Public Policy Network:
In advance of World Refugee Day on June 20th, join the Stand with Refugees Campaign! 

To join the Campaign:

1. CALL your members of Congress at 1-844-4STAND5 to express your support for refugee resettlement starting TODAY, June 14 - 16. 
Calling guide: Once connected, please tell the person who answers the phone in your Member of Congress' office the following: who you are, where you live, and that you are a constituent and Episcopalian. Then state that you want the United States to be a welcoming country for refugees. Please ask your Members of Congress to support robust refugee resettlement and funding to assist refugees abroad as well!

2. SHARE your support for refugees on social media using #RefugeesWelcome

For more information, downloadable graphics and flyers, and call in information, go to   http://www.standwithrefugees.us/
Let's strive for justice and peace among all people by taking action together.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in (Matthew 23:35)

If your Chapter or Parish is planning an event, send your story and photos to Allison  at epf@epfnational.org.

Faiths United Coalition
Spearheads Faith-based Call to End Gun Violence, Re-launches Strategic Partnership with  Center for American Progress

Washington, D.C. - As affected communities and gun violence prevention advocates prepare to gather to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL (June 12) and the two-year anniversary of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC (June 17), Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence announces its restructure and strategic partnership with the Center for American Progress to offer state and federal policy expertise and amplify the critical voices of people of faith in gun violence prevention work. A faith-based gun violence prevention coalition formed in 2011, Faiths United includes more than 50 endorsing organizations representing diverse faith traditions who have banded together to stand against gun violence.

Two years ago, nine people were killed and three were injured when Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was violently interrupted by a white supremacist in a racially motivated attack. One year later, 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history when a gunman opened fire at Latin Night at Pulse nightclub, an LGBTQ safe-haven.

These shootings indelibly wounded their local communities and affected the soul of a nation. Faiths United mourns the lives lost and changed - and demands action to prevent further loss.

Read it all HERE.


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