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 Week: Congressional Ask Announced for April 23, 2018 Lobby Day

#EAD2018 Week: Congressional Ask Announced for April 23, 2018 Lobby Day

April 18, 2018

In conjunction with our 16th annual National Gathering taking place in Washington, D.C. this April 20 – 22 weekend, Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune, Director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days and the EAD Leadership team announce the #EAD2018 Congressional Ask which advocates will take to Capitol Hill on our April 23, 2018 Lobby Day:   Our world is experiencing massive upheaval… 

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#EAD2018 Week: Participate Wherever You Are by Live Stream and Lobby Day Call

#EAD2018 Week: Participate Wherever You Are by Live Stream and Lobby Day Call

April 18, 2018

Dear EAD Advocates and Supporters,   We are excited that the week of #EAD2018 has arrived! As hundreds of us gather in the nation’s capital this weekend for our 16th annual National Gathering & Congressional Advocacy Day, we are raising our voices for justice in “A World Uprooted,” focusing on the needs of our brothers and sisters who are migrants, refugees and displaced… 

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

#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. + + + For #EAD2018 participants arriving early, there will be… 

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#EAD2018 Worship Preacher Announced; Artists Highlighted

#EAD2018 Worship Preacher Announced; Artists Highlighted

March 27, 2018

Preaching at our Sunday morning worship during the weekend of #EAD2018 will be Most. Rev. Ricardo Ramírez, bishop emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bishop Ramírez has been a tireless advocate for immigrants. In 2017, the Las Cruces Sun-News named Bishop Ramírez Las Cruces’ “Distinguished Resident” for his decades of service to the community. Read more and view… 

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#EAD2018 Announces International Panel; Initial Lobby Day Ask

#EAD2018 Announces International Panel; Initial Lobby Day Ask

March 6, 2018

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice is pleased to announce an international panel presentation as one of its plenary sessions at its 16th annual National Gathering in Washington, D.C., April 20-23, 2018 on the theme of “A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons.”   Entitled “Conflict, Corruption, Climate Change & The World’s Uprooted,” the panel will… 

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#EAD2018 Welcomes Pre-Gathering NCC Event; Provides Workshops Preview, Lenten Reflections

#EAD2018 Welcomes Pre-Gathering NCC Event; Provides Workshops Preview, Lenten Reflections

February 26, 2018

The #EAD2018 National Gathering from April 20-23, 2018 in our nation’s capital will focus on the theme of A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.   For 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… 

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#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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