PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Monday Lobby Day PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Sunday PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Saturday PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Friday Night 2015 Lobby Day ‘Breaking the Chains’

PHOTOS: EAD 2015 – Monday Lobby Day

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

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

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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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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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.

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Video Spotlight: EAD 2015

Opening Celebration Sermon

Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon’s sermon on Acts 16 capped a powerful and moving Opening Celebration to our 2015 National Gathering, which acknowledged the difficult issues around mass incarceration and systems of exploitation.

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