– February 6, 2013 –
WASHINGTON – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD), a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, has announced over fifty advocacy and policy workshops for its 2013 National Gathering “At God’s Table: Food Justice for a Healthy World.”
In addition to a slate of plenary sessions, workshops, and worship, EAD has prepared young adult programming, including scholarships to cover the cost of attendance for qualified young adults (deadline for application: Feburary 15, 2013), an interactive online bulletin board to ask questions and have conversations about the 2013 gathering, and plans for a first-ever Advocacy Resource Room at the national event.
Over 1,000 Christian advocates are expected to be part of the 11th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days on April 5-8, 2013. EAD 2013 follows in the wake of national elections, the Inauguration, State of the Union, a new Congress, a lingering Farm Bill debate, and devastating droughts and floods — all with lasting consequences for our society and world. These days of education and advocacy will be a critical time to raise faith voices in support of ending hunger, improving nutrition, creating more just and sustainable food systems and protecting God’s creation.
Participants will seek together the abundance and equality that we find reflected in the biblical image of God’s great banquet table (Exodus 16:16-18 & Luke 14:12-24). Inspiring speakers will offer a faith-based vision for fair and humane food policies and practices, along with grassroots advocacy training, all culminating with Monday’s Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.
A full schedule of EAD 2013 events, including plenary speaker information and workshop times, can be found here.
Early registration rates are available through March 15. For more information, or to register for the National Gathering, click below.