Tools for Advocacy

  • Tips for Parishes Considering a Food Pantry Garden A food pantry garden is a wonderful ministry for a faith community. These gardens foster disciplineship, stewardship of the earth and social justice. They are places of gathering, hospitality and celebration. Given proper planning and upkeep, a faith-based food pantry garden will provide thousands of pounds of nutritious, organically grown food to families in need, as well as habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife for years to come.
  • Getting Started on the Genesis Covenant The Genesis Covenant challenges faith institutions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions of their facilities by 50% in ten years. The Getting Started Guide will help parishes take action on this important goal.
  • Advocacy Resources The following resources may be helpful as we prepare for another election year. These non-partisan resources can be used by individuals, small groups, and in adult education offerings.
  • Churches, Public Policy, and Elections Confused about limitations on church-sponsored dialogue during this political season? Check out these resources for guidelines related to church engagement in the electoral process and public policy.
  • Spanish Translations of Spirituals and Hymns Singable translations of several African American spirituals (public domain) into Spanish.
  • Human Trafficking: Resources for Congregations Did you know more people are enslaved today than have been enslaved throughout history? That law enforcement experts believe human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. What can congregations do to stop this?
  • Pets: Resources from the Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare The Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare is a grass roots organization composed of laity and clergy within the Episcopal Church who share the common belief that all God's creatures deserve basic compassion and humane treatment and ought to be within the scope of the church's ministry and embrace.
  • Memorial and Veterans Day Resources On Memorial Day and Veterans Day we honor and remember the men and women who have served in our Country's armed forces. On these days, churches have an opportunity to remember those who are living - current members of the armed forces and veterans who make up our congregations and communities. Thank you to Kori Pacyniak from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut for getting us started by sharing a list of resources for Memorial Day.
  • Earth Day Resources Earth Day resources for congregations focusing on liturgy, green congregations and climate change, and church gardens.
  • Resources for World Environmental Day Prayers for World Environment Day - June 5.