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.

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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EAD Announces Dates for 2015 National Gathering & Lobby Day

EAD Announces Dates for 2015 National Gathering & Lobby Day

March 25, 2014

Ecumenical Advocacy Days Executive Director Douglas Grace announced at the concluding Sunday Banquet of the 2014 National Gathering that EAD would reconvene on the dates of Friday, April 17 to Monday April 20, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Washington, D.C. – Crystal City for the organization’s 13th annual National Gathering and Lobby Day. Grace encouraged participants to spread… 

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EAD 2014 Draws Hundreds Together in Calls to Prevent Gun Violence and Support Violence Prevention Policies

EAD 2014 Draws Hundreds Together in Calls to Prevent Gun Violence and Support Violence Prevention Policies

March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – 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. This year’s annual event focused on efforts to reduce acquisition and use of guns for purposes that cause harm, and to rebalance funding priorities toward preventing… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes for EAD 2014 – Monday Lobby Day

PHOTOS: Scenes for EAD 2014 – Monday Lobby Day

March 24, 2014

The focus of EAD’s Gathering “Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace” shifted to Capitol Hill on Monday as hundreds of advocates arrived on early morning buses at the Church and braved unexpectedly sub-freezing temperatures to call upon elected leaders to support polices aimed at reducing gun violence and controlling out-sized military spending in favor of investing in other priorities that… 

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