News from EAD

You can learn more about the work and the latest news of Ecumenical Advocacy Days from these stories and review activities related to upcoming and previous National Gatherings. If you have questions about any of the items or are a member of the media and would like to interview anyone mentioned in these news items or follow up with EAD leadership, please contact EAD Director Doug Grace by e-mail or at (202) 543-1126.

Registration Open for EAD 2018: ‘A World Uprooted’

Registration Open for EAD 2018: ‘A World Uprooted’

November 14, 2017

EAD’s new director Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune and the Leadership Team of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice announce the theme and background for the organization’s 16th annual National Gathering in Washington, D.C. slated for April 20 – 23, 2018, as registration opens for the annual premier ecumenical Christian advocacy event in our nation’s capital. In addition to… 

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A Fond Farewell and a Warm Welcome

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

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

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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EAD Announces Dates for 2018 National Gathering & Congressional Advocacy Day

EAD Announces Dates for 2018 National Gathering & Congressional Advocacy Day

April 23, 2017

Ecumenical Advocacy Days Executive Director Douglas Grace announced that Christian advocates and their colleagues will convene on the dates of Friday, April 20 to Monday, April 23, 2018  at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Washington, D.C. – Crystal City, for its 16th annual National Gathering and Congressional Advocacy Day. Plans and theme for 2018’s gathering will be announced in later in 2017, Grace… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes from EAD 2017 – Sunday

PHOTOS: Scenes from EAD 2017 – Sunday

April 23, 2017

The National Gathering portion of Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2017 – “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community – Challenging Racism, Materialism and Militarism” – concluded on Sunday, April 23 with an interdenominational worship with keynote preacher Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), an international “Global Impact of U.S. Militarization” plenary, state break-outs, issue and skills training workshops, an energizing… 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2017 – Saturday

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2017 – Saturday

April 23, 2017

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2017 – “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community” – continued on Saturday, April 22 with a morning policy plenary, focusing on legislative issues related to EAD’s 2017 Congressional Advocacy Day ask, a lunchtime plenary on “Confronting White Privilege,” issue workshops, state breakout sessions, denominational gatherings, and sponsor events, receptions and dinners.

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2017 – Friday Night

PHOTOS: Scenes From EAD 2017 – Friday Night

April 22, 2017

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2017 – “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community” – kicked off Friday, April 21 with a series of pre-events, orientations and other welcome activities, followed by an opening celebration spotlighted by a rousing keynote from Tamika Mallory. The program also included music from Restoration Village Arts.

EAD Announces Event App for 2017 National Gathering

EAD Announces Event App for 2017 National Gathering

March 3, 2017

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is pleased to announce that this year’s National Gathering will be enhanced by our new EAD 2017 event app. The free app is now available for download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Visit AdvocacyDays.org/app for download links or scan the QR code below. The new EAD 2017 app provides solid information for those preparing to… 

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Newly Elected Presbyterian Stated Clerk to Keynote at EAD 2017

Newly Elected Presbyterian Stated Clerk to Keynote at EAD 2017

November 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — November 21, 2016 — Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, newly elected Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will serve as the keynote preacher for EAD 2017’s Interdenominational Worship service on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Sunday worship service… 

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