#EAD2018 Workshops, Issue Offerings, Pre-Event Speakers Announced

April 10, 2018

A listing of the nearly 50 issue and skills workshops to be held at #EAD2018 is now available. These workshops represent a wide variety of interests. Breakouts include expert policy analysis, practical considerations for local regional and national advocacy, role-playing and artistic opportunities, spiritual engagement for the work of justice, and more.

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For #EAD2018 participants arriving early, there will be an opportunity to attend a special pre-gathering event. Sponsored by the National Council of the Churches of Christ and entitled,”Our Call to Speak Up for Displaced People,” the event on Friday afternoon, April 20 from 1-4 p.m. will include theologians and Christian leaders presenting on this year’s #EAD2018 theme. Panelists include:
  • Dr. Raj Nadella, Professor of New Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga. (Moderator)
  • Ms. Sara Benitez, Director of Latino Outreach Program, Faith & Public Life, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Rick Elegandy, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. John McCullough, President & CEO, Church World Service 
  • Rev. Jeania Ree V. Moore, Director of Civil & Human Rights, Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Church
  • Dr. Matthew Shadle, Professor, Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies, Marymount University, Arlington, Va.

Read more about the theme and speakers for the pre-gathering event.

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Each year the leadership team of EAD designates organizations engaged in the work of justice to receive the fruits of an offering taken up during our Sunday Worship. For #EAD2018, the recipients are:

  • The St. Thomas Recovery Team, which is working in the wake of hurricane devastation in the Virgin Islands to raise funding to transport chronically ill and senior patients to medical appointments, and
  • No More Deaths, an organization working to end death and suffering in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. 

Read more here about the work of these organizations and the planned issue offering, as well as a separate offering in support of the EAD Scholars fund.

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