Church and State
We Do Make an Impact

We Do Make an Impact

January 15, 2020

This episode of Church and State is a continued conversation with Jack Cobb, the Episcopal Church's Domestic and Environmental Policy Advisor. This episode discusses how the church has made an impact on the federal government and why it's important for all church members to exercise the gospel values of social justice. The principal interviewer is The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.

How can we make our opinions known?

How can we make our opinions known?

December 3, 2019

As an Episcopalian and a Christian, how can you make a difference in our government? We pass resolutions in the Episcopal Church concerning social justice, but how do we get our opinions known? There is a way. The guest on this episode of Church and State is Jack Cobb, the Domestic and Environmental Policy Advisor of the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, and he has good advice on how to reach Congress. The host is The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.  

A World-wide Voice for the Voiceless

A World-wide Voice for the Voiceless

November 4, 2019

In this troubled time, The Episcopal Church has a world-wide voice for the voiceless through the United Nations. Bishop Scott B. Hayashi hosts a special podcast episode with Lynnaia Main, the Episcopal Church Representative to the United Nations. It’s our third edition of Church and State, a Diocese of Utah podcast series about the Church and government.

How can the voiceless be heard in this era of big-money politics?

How can the voiceless be heard in this era of big-money politics?

October 8, 2019

How can the voices of the voiceless be heard in this era of big-money politics? The Episcopal Church has a Washington office that lobbies Congress with social justice resolutions from our General Convention. Join Utah Bishop Scott Hayashi from Washington in his second episode of “Church and State” as he highlights this office and what it means for those not normally heard. Special guest is Office of Government Affairs Director Rebecca Linder Blachly. 

 

What is the Office of Government Relations?

What is the Office of Government Relations?

September 24, 2019

The debut episode of Church and State features Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director of The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. It is hosted by The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Few seem to know that our church has lobbyists on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. who are dedicated to advocating for General Convention resolutions about poverty, immigration, equality, and dozens of other topics. The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Regulations also assists congregations and dioceses about advocacy strategies and organization. Bishop Hayashi, who frequently advocates for social justice issues, wants all to know of this important ministry and well-respected presence in Washington D.C., especially as politics and social issues have become part of daily life in this political time.

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