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.

Actions for World Refugee Day 2018

Actions for World Refugee Day 2018

June 19, 2018

It has been almost two months since our annual gathering in Washington, D.C. and our theme & Congressional ask, “A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People,” still speaks to this important moment in our nation’s history.  We have all heard about the horrific actions by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security in separating children from their parents… 

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#EAD2018 Lifted Up Calls for Justice for Migrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons in Washington, D.C.

#EAD2018 Lifted Up Calls for Justice for Migrants, Refugees & Displaced Persons in Washington, D.C.

May 4, 2018

Hundreds of faith advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. from across the U.S. visited the offices of their elected officials on #EAD2018’s Congressional Advocacy Day, Monday, April 23. Supported by calls from remote participants around the country, these advocates raised their voices in Congress for compassion and justice for migrants, refugees and displaced people, both here and around the world. The… 

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#EAD2018 Lobby Day: Call In From Wherever You Are

#EAD2018 Lobby Day: Call In From Wherever You Are

April 23, 2018

As advocates in D.C. storm Capitol Hill in-person on Monday, April 23, we invite remote participants, informed by our  Congressional Ask , to call into the D.C. offices of their U.S. House representatives and Senators.   If you need to look up the details for your Member of the House or Senators, you may visit https://house.gov and https://senate.gov.     After doing so, the U.S. Capitol switchboard is… 

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#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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