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.

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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2015 EAD Panel Features People “Working on the Frontlines for Change”

2015 EAD Panel Features People “Working on the Frontlines for Change”

January 26, 2015

By Carol Fouke-Mpoyo, Church World Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — “To connect organizations and issues is the only way I see to break global systems of oppression. No one can do it alone. We have to see this as one movement.” That’s how David Schilling describes the task facing the more than 1,000 Christian advocates who are expected to attend the… 

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EAD Announces Over 40 Planned Workshops for 2015 National Gathering

EAD Announces Over 40 Planned Workshops for 2015 National Gathering

January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC —  Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce over forty planned workshops that will be offered during three workshop sessions during EAD’s thirteenth annual national gathering, April 17-20, 2015. The gathering is titled, “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation.” To read descriptions of all forty planned workshops for EAD… 

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Global Speakers to Keynote EAD 2015

Global Speakers to Keynote EAD 2015

December 19, 2014

EAD Announces Plenary Panel to Keynote “Systems of Global Exploitation” DECEMBER 19, 2014 – WASHINGTON, DC —  Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce the panel of speakers who will keynote the Sunday morning “international” policy plenary at its 13th annual national gathering on April 19, 2015. The theme for the gathering is “Breaking… 

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Thanksgiving Blessing from EAD

Thanksgiving Blessing from EAD

November 27, 2014

Wishing You and Your Family a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! From EAD 2013, Food Justice for A Healthy World — “At God’s Table, all are invited and fed, and the poorest in our midst are given a special place. Together, we pray for the abundance and equality that we find reflected in the biblical image of God’s great banquet table… 

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UMC’s Bill Mefford to Join Iva Carruthers at EAD 2015 Opening Plenary

UMC’s Bill Mefford to Join Iva Carruthers at EAD 2015 Opening Plenary

November 25, 2014

UMC’s Bill Mefford to Join Iva Carruthers at EAD 2015 Opening Plenary NOVEMBER 25, 2014 – WASHINGTON, DC – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Bill Mefford will join Dr. Iva Carruthers as a presenter during EAD’s opening policy plenary at its 13th annual National Gathering, April 17-20, 2015…. 

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Dr. Iva Carruthers to Keynote EAD 2015

Dr. Iva Carruthers to Keynote EAD 2015

November 21, 2014

Dr. Iva Carruthers to Engage Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation in Keynote Address at EAD 2015  NOVEMBER 21, 2014 – WASHINGTON, DC — Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Iva E. Carruthers will serve its April 17-20, 2015 national gathering as the opening policy plenary keynote speaker. The 2015 theme… 

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EAD Announces Theme for April 2015 National Gathering in Washington, DC

EAD Announces Theme for April 2015 National Gathering in Washington, DC

October 1, 2014

Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation WASHINGTON D.C., –  Join over 1,000 Christian advocates in Washington, D.C. in 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. A world that incarcerates so many and allows some to profit… 

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“Everyone Can Do Something”: Young Adult Reflection from EAD 2014

“Everyone Can Do Something”: Young Adult Reflection from EAD 2014

May 22, 2014

by Christina Schoenwetter, First Congregational UCC, Madison, Wisconsin – May 22, 2014 – Imagine a culture of peace. No violence.  Loving and treating others as brother and sister.  In today’s society and in our world, I find imagining a culture of peace to be extremely challenging.  Random, senseless shootings on highways and in neighborhoods and businesses; home invasions; human rights… 

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EAD 2014 Plenary Videos Now Available

EAD 2014 Plenary Videos Now Available

April 2, 2014

Washington, DC – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice drew nearly 1,000 people from as far away as Alaska and Sri Lanka to Washington, D.C. from March 21-24 for its 12th National Gathering and Lobby Day. This year’s annual event focused on efforts to reduce acquisition and use of guns for purposes that cause harm, and to rebalance… 

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