EAD 2017: Confronting Chaos, Forging Community What is Ecumenical Advocacy Days? Learn to Lobby Help Young Scholars Participate in EAD!

EAD 2017: Confronting Chaos, Forging Community

The fifteenth annual national gathering will take place April 21-24, 2017 in our nation’s capital. Learn more about this exciting opportunity for education and advocacy.

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.

Learn to Lobby

Come to EAD 2017 and gain valuable insights from DC professionals; learn effective lobbying from a Christian perspective!

Help Young Scholars Participate in EAD!

Make a donation to a scholarship fund to help young adults from across the country participate in future National Gatherings!




Get details to register online or by mail for our National Gathering.

Scholarship Request



If you are 18-35 years old, request a scholarship to attend our National Gathering.

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Book Hotel

Reserve your room for EAD 2017 at a reduced rate.

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

EAD Announces Theme for 2017 National Gathering

October 8, 2016

When Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed the question, “Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?” in his book of the same title 50 years ago, no one could have imagined that we would still be wrestling with this question today. In that same year on April 4, 1967, a year to the day before Dr. King… 

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Faith-Based Advocates ‘Lift Every Voice’ for Voting Rights, Just and Fair Trade at EAD 2016

April 20, 2016

WASHINGTON – April 20, 2016 – Nearly 1,000 Christian and other faith-based advocates raised their voices for justice this past weekend, in the midst of a critical election year, with a focus on pending voting rights legislation and a trade agreement pending in Congress. The 14th Annual National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) for Global Peace with Justice with its Congressional Advocacy Day… 

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EAD Announces Dates for 2017 National Gathering & Lobby Day

April 19, 2016

Ecumenical Advocacy Days Executive Director Douglas Grace has announced that Christian advocates and their colleagues will convene on the dates of Friday, April 21 to Monday, April 24, 2017  at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Washington, D.C. – Crystal City, for its 15th annual National Gathering and Congressional Advocacy Day. Plans and theme for 2017’s gathering will be announced in the late summer… 

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Images from EAD 2016

EAD 2016

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice gathered nearly 1,000 people from around the globe to Washington, D.C. April 15-18, 2016 for its 14th National Gathering and Lobby Day. This year’s annual event focused on Christian advocacy to Restore the Voting Rights Act and to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.


Video Highlight: EAD 2016

In April 2016, Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice began with a rousing presentation from Rev. William Barber, convener of the Forward Together Moral Movement and President of the North Carolina NAACP.