“Is THIS the Fast I Seek?”: Economy, Livelihood and Our National Priorities
Ecumenical Advocacy Days Celebrates 10th Anniversary with National Gathering and Lobby Day Focused on Global and National Economic Priorities
Friday, March 23 – Monday, March 26, 2012
In this era of economic and political urgency, as critical decisions are being made about U.S. federal budget priorities and as national elections are fast approaching, Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) asks,
“Is This the Fast I Seek?”
At the 10th annual EAD, March 23-26, 2012, in Washington, DC, we explored economy, livelihood and our national priorities through the lens of Isaiah 58. We joined other Christians in seeking a global economy and a national budget that break the yokes of injustice, poverty, hunger and unemployment throughout the world — heeding Isaiah’s call to become “repairers of the breach and restorers of streets to live in.”
In a global economy based on scarcity, corporate greed, and individualism, we will seek God’s alternative vision for global community: one that breaks the chains of injustice and creates the possibility of a sustainable livelihood with dignity for all, thus living into a reality of God’s abundance.