News from EAD

You can learn more about the work and the latest news of Ecumenical Advocacy Days from these stories and review activities related to upcoming and previous National Gatherings. If you have questions about any of the items or are a member of the media and would like to interview anyone mentioned in these news items or follow up with EAD leadership, please contact EAD Director Doug Grace by e-mail or at (202) 543-1126.

Newly Elected Presbyterian Stated Clerk to Keynote at EAD 2017

Newly Elected Presbyterian Stated Clerk to Keynote at EAD 2017

November 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — November 21, 2016 — Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, newly elected Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will serve as the keynote preacher for EAD 2017’s Interdenominational Worship service on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Sunday worship service… 

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Statement Following the 2016 Election

Statement Following the 2016 Election

November 11, 2016

WASHINGTON — November, 11, 2016 — — In a statement released by Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD), Douglas Grace, Director of EAD, reflected on Tuesday’s presidential election. “Now is the time for the Christian community to unite around our common, core principles and energize to make a faithful public witness to those principles. Yes, unity for… 

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EAD Announces Theme for 2017 National Gathering

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

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

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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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Lobby Day

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Lobby Day

April 19, 2016

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2016 – “Lift Every Voice! Racism, Class and Power” – culminated with Lobby Day on Monday, April 18. This year EAD participants called on their members of Congress to “restore the voice of all Americans in our democratic process and to help create a global economy of inclusion, ensuring livelihoods for all God’s children and a sustainable… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Sunday

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Sunday

April 17, 2016

The National Gathering portion of Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2016 – “Lift Every Voice! Racism, Class and Power” – concluded on Sunday, April 17 with an interdenominational worship, the “People Power Around the World” plenary, state break-outs, and issue and advocacy skills training workshops – all capped by a closing celebratory banquet.

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Saturday

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Saturday

April 17, 2016

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2016 – “Lift Every Voice! Racism, Class and Power” – continued on Saturday, April 16 with a morning policy plenary, focusing on legislative issues related to EAD’s 2016 Congressional Advocacy Day ask, a lunchtime plenary featuring noted children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman discussing “The Cradle to Prison Pipeline,” issue workshops, state breakout sessions, denominational gatherings, and sponsor events, receptions… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Friday Night

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2016 – Friday Night

April 16, 2016

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2016 – “Lift Every Voice: Racism, Class & Power” – kicked off Friday, April 15 with a series of pre-events, orientations and other welcome activities, followed by an opening celebration spotlighted by a rousing keynote from Rev. Dr. William Barber. The program also included global songs for peace and justice from the ELCA Glocal Musicians.

EAD 2016 Collections To Highlight Women’s Empowerment and Voter Registration Efforts

EAD 2016 Collections To Highlight Women’s Empowerment and Voter Registration Efforts

April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 WASHINGTON – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that, as part of its upcoming National Gathering which begins this Friday in Washington, D.C., advocates will be encouraged to support both a D.C.-based area voter registration effort and an international faith-based organizational effort to empower women and fight gender-based violence in… 

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