PHOTOS: EAD 2015 2015 Lobby Day ‘Breaking the Chains’ Getting Around DC Finding Your Way on Lobby Day


Visit our 2015 National Gathering page for scenes from this year’s event – bringing together people of faith to denounce systems of exploitation and mass incarceration.

2015 Lobby Day

We call on Congress to reform federal criminal justice and immigrant detention policies. Visit our 2015 Lobby Day Ask page to download our Ask and other resources.

‘Breaking the Chains’

EAD 2015 is gathered this weekend in Washington to address mass incarceration in the criminal justice
and immigrant detention systems.


Getting Around DC

Find key resources and suggestions for activities in and around our nation’s capital
and how to get from here to there!

Finding Your Way on Lobby Day

Visit our Location page for directions to Capitol Hill and a color map for identifying House and Senate Office Building locations.

National Gathering Program



View the National Gathering schedule and program book.

Lobby Day Ask


Lobby Day

Learn more about and download our 2015 Lobby Day Ask and resources.




Help the next generation of Christian advocates participate in future EAD Gatherings.

About EAD

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.

Recent News

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2015 – Friday Night

April 18, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation” – kicked off Friday, April 17 with a series of pre-events, orientations and other welcome activities, and then an opening celebration spotlighted by a rousing keynote from Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon. The moving evening gathering also featured a number of speakers witnessing about their own encounters with… 

Read More

White House Official to Join EAD 2015 as Keynote Speaker

April 14, 2015

April 14, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that White House official, Roy L. Austin, Jr. will join EAD participants as keynote speaker at the closing Banquet Dinner of EAD’s 13th annual national gathering on Sunday, April 19th at the DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA. The theme… 

Read More

EAD Announces Criminal Justice and Immigrant Detention Ask for 2015 Lobby Day

April 10, 2015

We call on Congress to reform federal criminal justice and immigrant detention policies toward the goal of ending unfair, unnecessary, costly and racially biased mass incarceration: Adopt criminal justice and sentencing reform policies that incorporate an end to mandatory minimum sentencing; Eliminate the detention bed quota for immigrants and implement alternatives to immigrant detention. Our Faith Conviction As people of… 

Read More

Images from EAD 2015

EAD 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice has gathered nearly 1,000 people from around the globe to Washington, D.C. from April 17 through 20th, 2015 for its 13th National Gathering. This year’s annual event is focused on building a movement to shake the foundations of systems of human exploitation (Acts 16:16-40), including a prison-industrial system that incarcerates millions of people in the U.S. and abroad.


Faithful Budget Campaign

In 2011, an interfaith coalition in Washington, DC began Capitol Hill prayer vigils and worked together to protect social safety net programs that serve people living in poverty. The Faithful Budget Campaign continues this work, resourcing moral choices for the federal budget.