2017 National Gathering Speakers


The EAD 2017 National Gathering will feature an array of speakers and preachers with a range of national and international experience discussing the theological, ethical, policy, and advocacy dimensions of issues related to racism, materialism and militarism.

More information on speakers will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back.

Friday, April 21

Opening Celebration: “Where Are We Now? Chaos or Community?”

Speaker & Remarks

Keynote Speaker:

Tamika D. Mallory
National Co-Chair, Women’s March on Washington;
Former Executive Director, National Action Network

Tamika Mallory
Welcome Remarks:

Jim Winkler
President & GS, National Council of Churches

Welcome Remarks:

Douglas G. Grace
Director, Ecumenical Advocacy Days


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Saturday, April 22

Saturday Morning Policy Plenary: “Intersection between Racism, Materialism and Militarism”

Ellen Nissenbaum
Senior Vice President for Government Affairs,
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ellen Nissenbaum
Eric Mitchell
Director of Government Relations,
Bread for the World
Eric Mitchell

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Saturday Lunch Plenary: “Confronting White Privilege”

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer
General Minister and President
United Church of Christ

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Sunday, April 23

Sunday Interdenominational Worship

Keynote Preacher:
Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II
Stated Clerk, General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church (USA) 
J Herbert Nelson

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 Sunday Morning Plenary: “Global Impact of U.S. Militarization”



 Closing Plenary: “Where Do We Go From Here?”