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April 9, 2021

Upcoming Events in April

Congress Weekly – EPPN Network Calls: Join the Office of Government Relations for a  30-minute, weekly conversation about the policies and legislation we are advocating for. This is a chance to take part in a conversation on advocacy asks, political environment, and the legislative outlook. Thursdays, 1-1:30 PM ET, registration required.

Global Vaccine Access: Ensuring Equity for all God’s Children: April 14, 10 AM ET After an unprecedented global effort, there are now numerous vaccines that can provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Failing to efficiently and thoroughly vaccinate every country – regardless of income – raises the risk for variants of the virus that could potentially expose all of us. As vaccine production and distribution increases globally, how can we ensure that all people have access to the vaccine, and not just those in rich countries? Please join the Office of Government Relations and our Anglican Communion partners to hear global perspectives on this important question. Moderated by our director, Rebecca Linder Blachly, our panel will include: Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, the Archbishop of Cape Town, Rachel Carnegie, Executive Director of the Anglican Alliance, and a representative from the Anglican Church of Canada. Registration required.

Congressional Chaplains: Leadership in Divided Times: April 20, 7 PM ET In partnership with the National Institute on Civil Discourse (NICD), the Washington National Cathedral welcomes Senate Chaplain Barry Black and House Chaplain Margaret Kibben for a conversation about ethical leadership. As Chaplains, Black and Kibben have a unique relationship with elected officials. Dean Hollerith and Keith Allred, Director of NICD, discuss public service, the Golden Rule, insights from military chaplaincy, and the role of faith in fostering respect and healing amidst painful division. Register here.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days: April 18-21 An annual gathering of Christian advocates and activists. The 2021 theme for the virtual conference is “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored.” This year, the Office of Government Relations is excited to announce Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the opening preacher, and we will also have a virtual Episcopal caucus event for Episcopalians in attendance. Details for the caucus are provided after registration. Register here.

American Climate Leadership Summit: April 27-29 Celebrating its 10th year, this summit hosted by our partner EcoAmerica will bring game-changing future-shaping ideas and a diversity of leaders together to ensure climate change is a local, regional and national priority. Register now.

For the latest information please visit The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations website.