Issues, Priorities and Advocacy
The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire advocates and educates on a range of social and economic issues, which include the abolition of the death penalty in NH and elsewhere, the welfare of children, the responsible use of guns and issues of environmental stewardship. This is done through legislative advocacy, writings and event participation. This work is in the context of the Biblical command to do justice and love thy neighbor. This is also how we Tend the Vine, together, for the love of the world.
The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire has the following four mission priorities:
· Congregational and Mission Vitality -- developing the ability of congregations to grow, prosper and extend their ministries,
· Investing in Leadership -- making investments in the development of both lay and ordained leadership
· Support of Ministry to Children, Youth, Families and Young Adults -- supporting the children of our parishes, communities and state, and
· Advocacy for Upholding the Dignity of Every Human Being and Care for the Creation --acting as advocates and teaching others to lend their voices to this work.
Download a free copy of Faith and Citizenship, A Guide to Effective Advocacy for Episcopalians.
To participate in advocacy work for the 2017/2018 Legislative Session and State Budget Process, contact Laura Simoes, Missioner for Community Engagement, 603-224-1914.
- Advocacy Resources
- How a Bill Becomes Law
- Calling Policymakers
- Writing Policymakers
- 10 Informal Rules
- Effective Advocacy Guide