EAD 2018: A World Uprooted – Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People
Friday, April 20 – Monday, April 23, 2018
Scenes From #EAD2018
Special thanks to Sr. Marge Clark, BVM and Jessie Palatucci for many of these photos from our National Gathering.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2018 focused on the uprootedness of our world. We analyzed current policy and envisioned ways to more fully and justly respond to the global and local needs of displaced communities. Through prayer, worship, advocacy training, and networking, we prepared and advocated for policy changes that advance hope and overcome the devastating impacts of conflict, climate change and corruption on God’s people.
Download a longer EAD 2018 Theme Backgrounder.
Scripture Readings for Our Theme
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”