EAD Names New Director A Fond Farewell and a Warm Welcome Save the Date: EAD 2018 EAD 2017 – Confronting Chaos, Forging Community What is Ecumenical Advocacy Days?

EAD Names New Director

Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune  assumes leadership of EAD as preparations continue for the 2018 National Gathering and Congressional Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. next April.

A Fond Farewell and a Warm Welcome

EAD Director Doug Grace Steps Down; Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune Assumes Leadership – Read more.

Save the Date: EAD 2018

Our 2018 National Gathering will begin on Friday, April 20, 2018 and conclude with our Lobby Day on Monday, April 23. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

EAD 2017 – Confronting Chaos, Forging Community

The fifteenth annual national gathering took place April 21-24, 2017 in our nation’s capital with a focus on promoting a moral budget and challenging racism, materialism and militarism.

What is Ecumenical Advocacy Days?

A national gathering in Washington, DC for people of faith who want to be a force for change for the betterment of all! Learn more about our goals and mission.

Lobby Day Ask


Lobby Day

Learn more about and download our 2017 Lobby Day Ask and resources.

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Videos & resources of the dynamic speakers of EAD 2017.

Speaker Videos



View a recap and photos from EAD 2017.

About EAD

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.

Recent News

A Fond Farewell and a Warm Welcome

September 14, 2017

EAD Director Doug Grace Steps Down; Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune Assumes Leadership On Thursday, September 7, members of the leadership team of Ecumenical Advocacy Days, representatives of EAD sponsor and partner organizations and friends gathered in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill to bid a fond farewell to Douglas Grace, who served first as coordinator, and then as… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2017 – Lobby Day & Public Witness for a Moral Budget

April 25, 2017

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2017 – “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community – Challenging Racism, Materialism and Militarism” – culminated with Lobby Day on Monday, April 24. This year EAD participants called on their members of Congress to “to make budget decisions that advance the common good.” As part of a public witness calling for a moral budget that curbs exorbitant Pentagon spending,… 

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Hundreds of Faith Leaders Hold March Urging Congress to Reject Trump’s Immoral Federal Budget Proposal

April 24, 2017

Update: Audio of the press conference associated with the prayer vigil and witness on Capitol Hill from April 24 is now available. Photos of the press conference and public witness are available here. WASHINGTON – April 24, 2017 Prominent ecumenical coalition calls on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to protect the vulnerable Hundreds of clergy and… 

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Images from EAD 2017

EAD 2017

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice gathered nearly 1,000 people from around the globe to Washington, D.C. April 21-24, 2017 for its 15th National Gathering and Lobby Day. This year’s annual event focused on Christian advocacy to support a moral federal budget which retains key spending in support of vulnerable populations while rejecting exorbitant Pentagon spending.


Video Highlight: EAD 2017

In April 2017, Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice included a rousing presentation from Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, on the topic of "Overcoming America’s Possessive Investment in Whiteness."


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