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.

#EAD2018 Lenten Reflection Series (Deut. 10)

#EAD2018 Lenten Reflection Series (Deut. 10)

February 23, 2018

By Rev. Ebony Grisom, Ecumenical Poverty Initiative Deuteronomy 10:17-20 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… 

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#EAD2018 Announces Keynote Speakers, Spoken Word Artist & Preacher

#EAD2018 Announces Keynote Speakers, Spoken Word Artist & Preacher

January 19, 2018

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice is pleased to announce the first among a slate of preachers, speakers and panel presentations that will highlight its 16th annual National Gathering in Washington, D.C., April 20-23, 2018.  When we gather for a joyful opening celebration on the Friday night that begins our National Gathering, we will welcome keynote preacher Rev. Dr. Elizabeth… 

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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.

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