Worship Speaker announced for #EAD2023 - Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. Learn more and register.


National Gathering & Lobby Day

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is an annual gathering of Christian advocates and activists. We worship, delve deeply into the pressing issues of the day, and lift our voices by speaking truth to power on Capitol Hill.

Join us at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2023, April 25-27, a virtual conference to worship, educate, and advocate for the innovative and courageous policies needed to realize God’s promise of peace. Our theme is "Swords into Plowshares: Achieving Enough for All & Pursuing Peace."

In 2023, we will gather virtually during a time of fear and uncertainty. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has killed thousands and created 12 million refugees. Newly-empowered populist regimes violate human rights and flout international law. Unnumbered conflicts rage in every corner of the globe. These wars—and the looming threats of others—are used to justify increases in military spending, investments in more efficient tools of destruction and death. Meanwhile, every four seconds someone dies of hunger.

Through the prophet Micah, God declares, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” But God also tells us why: “They shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid.” God intends that we should enjoy our time, move about without fear, and participate in sabbath rest. In this holy Shalom, our portions will suffice, and all will have enough.

Having spent so long running in every direction but peace, it’s easy to forget there’s another way. No one can serve two masters; we cannot excel in both war and justice, both wealth and mercy. We cannot take by force what is intended to be shared. Let us heed Christ’s call and gather as one body to discern how we can re-forge weapons of destruction into tools of growth, cultivate healing throughout God’s creation, and pursue systems that empower each person to thrive.

Plan to Attend

Regular Registration

Includes full access to all live presentations on the Main Stage, issue and skills Workshops, the Virtual Exhibit Hall and recorded sessions post-event.

Hand Up Registration

Includes a donation to support EAD plus full access to all live presentations on the Main Stage, issue and skills Workshops, the Virtual Exhibit Hall and recorded sessions post-event.

Exhibitor Registration

We welcome organizations to exhibit at the 2023 Ecumenical Advocacy Days Virtual Event. Potential exhibitors must submit a request form.

Apply for a Scholarship

Limited scholarships are available, based on need, or for students or young adults (ages 18-35) to attend the 2023 Virtual Event.


The schedule for the 2023 Virtual National Gathering, taking place April 25-27, is now available.


The Worship preacher and initial speakers have been announced, with more to be revealed soon.

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