Dear Friends of EAD,
Thanksgiving is a time that reminds me how grateful the Leadership Team of Ecumenical Advocacy Days is for the commitment of literally thousands of Christian advocates who have participated in a faithful public witness through EAD over the past twelve years!
When we look back over our history, EAD has been an ecumenical initiative that has served the church’s witness on critical public policy issues such as global poverty and hunger, foreign policy, children’s health and well being, women’s concerns, immigration and migration, climate change, global security, faithful federal budgets, food justice, and regional concerns impacting Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Even while we pray for and lament the injustices we find in the world, we celebrate and give thanks for the commitment of so many people who live into and bare witness to the hope and promise of God’s true way of peace.
Now, EAD prepares for our next gathering where we will focus our attention on resisting the violence in our communities and world and seek an alternative vision that builds peace globally. This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to consider attending, Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace.
The March 21-24, 2014 national gathering of EAD is already shaping up to be an exciting gathering that will impact national policy on critical, and timely, issues relating to violence and peace building. Stimulating speakers, workshops and other details are being finalized and will be announced over the next several days. I invite you to browse and stay tuned to EAD’s website and learn more about our next gathering of Christian advocates from around the country who join together each year to seek global peace with justice!
May God blessed you and your families, and I pray that you have a Happy Thanksgiving !
Grace and Peace,
Douglas G. Grace, M.Div.,. S.T.M.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice