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Save the Date: EAD 2016

Our 2016 National Gathering will begin on Friday, April 15 and conclude on Monday, April 18 with our Lobby Day. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

What is Ecumenical Advocacy Days?

A national gathering in Washington, DC for people of faith who want to be a force for change for the betterment of all! Learn more about our goals and mission.

EAD 2015 Plenary Videos Now Available

View and share videos of the plenary preachers, speakers, and panels from our 2015 National Gathering on mass incarceration and systems of exploitation.

‘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.


Speaker Videos



View a recap and photos from EAD 2015.

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

New York Times Echoes EAD 2015 Lobby Day Message on Immigrant Detention

May 15, 2015

WASHINGTON – May 15, 2015 – In today’s Opinion page of The New York Times, the Times’ Editorial Board echoed the concerns and particular “Legislative Ask” from EAD’s April 2015 Lobby Day, with a focus on the injustices and possible remedies in the U.S. immigration detention system. Read the Op-Ed here. View the EAD 2015 Lobby Day Ask

Over 1,000 Advocate for “Breaking the Chains” of Mass Incarceration & Global Exploitation

April 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – April 23, 2015 – Over 1,000 Christian advocates were fired up for justice in the light of the difficult issues and injustices in domestic U.S. and international criminal and immigrant detention systems at the 13th Annual National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) for Global Peace with Justice. The annual event and Congressional advocacy day, held in Washington,… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2015 – Lobby Day (Monday)

April 21, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation” – culminated with Lobby Day on Monday, April 20. This year EAD participants called on their members of Congress to “reform federal criminal justice and immigrant detention policies toward the goal of ending unfair, unnecessary, costly and racially biased mass incarceration.” UPDATE (4/22/15): Additional photos from #ead2015… 

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Images from EAD 2015

EAD 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice gathered nearly 1,000 people from around the globe to Washington, D.C. from April 17 through 20th, 2015 for its 13th National Gathering and Lobby Day. This year’s annual event 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.


Video Spotlight: EAD 2015

Saturday Morning Policy Plenary
The first full day of EAD 2015 began with a plenary presentation by Dr. Iva Carruthers about the historical and theological developments which have led to the injustices in the criminal justice system and other exploitative systems around the globe, and a presentation by Dr. Bill Mefford about the possible policy and advocacy responses.