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PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Sunday

View Sunday scenes from this year’s event – bringing together people of faith to denounce systems of exploitation and mass incarceration.

PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Saturday

View Saturday scenes from this year’s event – bringing together people of faith to denounce systems of exploitation and mass incarceration.

PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Friday Night

View Friday-night 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’

Hundreds gathered for EAD 2015 April 17-20 in Washington to address mass incarceration in the criminal justice and immigrant detention systems.

 

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Lobby Day

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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 – Sunday

April 20, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation” – continued on Sunday, April 19 with an interdenominational worship, the “Breaking the Chains” plenary, state break-outs, and issue and advocacy skills training workshops – all capped by a closing celebration featuring speaker Roy L. Austin Jr., a member of the White House Domestic Policy Council as Deputy… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2015 – Saturday

April 19, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation” – continued on Saturday, April 18 with a morning policy plenary on the historical and theological roots of contemporary issues of exploitation, a lunchtime plenary on “The Role of the Church in the ‘War on Drugs,’” issue workshops, state breakout sessions, denominational gatherings, and sponsor events, receptions and… 

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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… 

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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.

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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.

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