Public Advocacy Resources
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri does not endorse political candidates or parties. We do, however, support and promote advocacy for issues and public policy that are in line with our Baptismal Covenant.
The Rev. Dr. Teresa Mithen Danieley is our Missioner for Public Advocacy. She is involved with many local and state advocacy groups and keeps us informed of opportunities to learn and let our voices be heard on a variety of issues.
You will find public advocacy news and engagement opportunities for diocesan, local, and statewide issues below. The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations has a variety of resources for national engagement.
The Episcopal Church adopts policies on a range of public policy matters related to justice and peace through General Convention, the governing body of the Church and the Church’s highest temporal authority. Download the 2023 Policy for Action Resource Guide, an index of Episcopal Church public policy resolutions.
News & Opportunities to Engage
Public Advocacy Legislative Update
The Missouri state legislative session is on spring break this week, but our Missioner for Public Advocacy is still at work! The Rev. Dr. Teresa Mithen Danieley brings us ways to continue to engage in important conversations this week.
Public Advocacy Update: Call your senators and urge opposition to SB 39 and SB 49
Jesus calls us to proclaim the Good News that all people are beloved by God. We encourage all Missourians to let your lawmakers know you oppose bills targeting trans youth.
Update on Ballot Initiative Defense: February 13, 2023
In this week's public advocacy update, the Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley encourages us to stand up for the ballot initiative process.
Public Advocacy Update: Anti-trans bills
The Rev. Teresa Danieley encourages us to continue to speak out against bills that do not respect the dignity of every human.
Diocesan Education Equity Ministry: Organizational Meeting
All members of the Diocese are invited to learn about current ministries and opportunities for advocating for our schools, urban and rural. The Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley, Diocesan Missioner for Public Advocacy, will discuss all the work being done in Missouri to bring about equity and how we can participate.
St. Louis Faith Labor Alliance Breakfasts
The intent of the St. Louis Faith Labor Alliance is to build public relationships and take collaborative action to build an economy and a democracy that works for all Missourians. All clergy and lay members are invited to their monthly breakfasts.
Addressing Education Inequity
Does your church work with a school? Would you like your church to? How can we help overcome education inequities in our diocesan communities and in the state of Missouri? Be part of a new diocesan initiative to address education inequities.
Call for Clergy Counselors
The Rev. Dr. Teresa Mithen Danieley shares a call for clergy counselors to provide judgment-free spiritual support in ALL pregnancy experiences.
Public Advocacy News & Events: October 21, 2022
Your voice matters! Check out several public advocacy events happening this week in the St. Louis area.
Public Advocacy News & Events: August 19, 2022
Learn about ways you can advocate for voter rights, healthcare equity, workers with disabilities, and more.