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.

New York Times Echoes EAD 2015 Lobby Day Message on Immigrant Detention

New York Times Echoes EAD 2015 Lobby Day Message on Immigrant Detention

May 15, 2015

WASHINGTON – May 15, 2015 – In today’s Opinion page of The New York Times, the Times’ Editorial Board echoed the concerns and particular “Legislative Ask” from EAD’s April 2015 Lobby Day, with a focus on the injustices and possible remedies in the U.S. immigration detention system. Read the Op-Ed here. View the EAD 2015 Lobby Day Ask

Over 1,000 Advocate for “Breaking the Chains” of Mass Incarceration & Global Exploitation

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)

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

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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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2015 – Saturday

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2015 – Saturday

April 19, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation” – continued on Saturday, April 18 with a morning policy plenary on the historical and theological roots of contemporary issues of exploitation, a lunchtime plenary on “The Role of the Church in the ‘War on Drugs,’” issue workshops, state breakout sessions, denominational gatherings, and sponsor events, receptions and… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2015 – Friday Night

April 18, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation” – kicked off Friday, April 17 with a series of pre-events, orientations and other welcome activities, and then an opening celebration spotlighted by a rousing keynote from Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon. The moving evening gathering also featured a number of speakers witnessing about their own encounters with… 

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White House Official to Join EAD 2015 as Keynote Speaker

White House Official to Join EAD 2015 as Keynote Speaker

April 14, 2015

April 14, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that White House official, Roy L. Austin, Jr. will join EAD participants as keynote speaker at the closing Banquet Dinner of EAD’s 13th annual national gathering on Sunday, April 19th at the DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA. The theme… 

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EAD Announces Criminal Justice and Immigrant Detention Ask for 2015 Lobby Day

EAD Announces Criminal Justice and Immigrant Detention Ask for 2015 Lobby Day

April 10, 2015

We call on Congress to reform federal criminal justice and immigrant detention policies toward the goal of ending unfair, unnecessary, costly and racially biased mass incarceration: Adopt criminal justice and sentencing reform policies that incorporate an end to mandatory minimum sentencing; Eliminate the detention bed quota for immigrants and implement alternatives to immigrant detention. Our Faith Conviction As people of… 

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Ferguson Leader, Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon, to Keynote EAD Opening Celebration

Ferguson Leader, Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon, to Keynote EAD Opening Celebration

March 12, 2015

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC —  Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that Ferguson, MO area pastor and religious leader, Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon, will serve as the opening keynote preacher/speaker for EAD’s 2015 National Gathering on April 17, 2015, at 7:00 pm.  EAD’s 2015 theme is titled, “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration &… 

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Bishop José García to Preach at EAD 2015

Bishop José García to Preach at EAD 2015

January 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC — Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that Bishop José García will serve as the Interdenominational Worship Keynote Preacher for EAD’s 2015 national gathering on Sunday morning, April 19, 2015 at the DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Bishop García is the new Director of Church Relations for Bread for… 

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