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 us

#EAD2020 National Gathering and Lobby Day Cancelled

#EAD2020 National Gathering and Lobby Day Cancelled

March 17, 2020

Dear EAD Community,   It is with great regret that I announce the cancellation of the #EAD2020 in-person gathering, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep in mind that cancelling the in-person event does not mean that our hearts and minds will not gather together in an ongoing ecumenical movement for global peace with justice. A team of #EAD2020 planners… 

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#EAD20 Registration Suspended Due to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

#EAD2020 is facing a complex and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, both in our local community and around the world. In recent days, the District of Columbia and the state of Virginia declared states of emergency and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak to be a pandemic. Based on new information, and in the best interests of our… 

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Special Announcement About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 6, 2020

Dear EAD Community, The Ecumenical Advocacy Days Leadership Team joins in concern and prayer for all those around the world whose health and livelihoods are being impacted by the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation closely and will defer to recommendations, and/or directives from the Public Health Community. As of the release of this post, the Centers… 

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#EAD2020 Welcomes Archbishop Mark MacDonald to the Pulpit

#EAD2020 Welcomes Archbishop Mark MacDonald to the Pulpit

February 20, 2020

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is excited to announce that the Most Reverend Mark MacDonald will preach at our Sunday morning Ecumenical Worship Service, April 26, 2020. Archbishop Mark MacDonald assumed office as the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop after serving for about 10 years as bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Diocese of Alaska where he was consecrated bishop on September… 

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Invite Your Church, Community and Activism Circles to Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2020

Invite Your Church, Community and Activism Circles to Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2020

February 18, 2020

Dear EAD Community, As I have transitioned into my new role as Director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days, I have been struck anew by the richness that the ecumenical community brings to advocacy work. You have been an ever-present voice for social change and lifting up the voices of those people our society chooses to silence. You have been active locally,… 

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Apply for a Young Adult/Student EAD Registration Scholarship by February 15, 2020

Apply for a Young Adult/Student EAD Registration Scholarship by February 15, 2020

February 7, 2020

UPDATE: Application Deadline Extended Through February 22, 2020! Did you know that #EAD2020 and its sponsors offer registration scholarships for young adults and students to attend EAD? The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Feb. 15! Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a perfect way for young adults and/or students to experience a wide view of the mission of the church… 

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Come to EAD for Earth Week 2020 to Mark Earth Day 50th Anniversary

Come to EAD for Earth Week 2020 to Mark Earth Day 50th Anniversary

February 4, 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — April 22, 2020. And there are so many exciting things happening that week in Washington, D.C., that are centered around care of God’s Creation and addressing global climate change. With our theme of “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored,” #EAD2020 will amplify the voices of the Christian community on these… 

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The Reverend Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown Announced As Friday Night Preacher

The Reverend Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown Announced As Friday Night Preacher

January 23, 2020

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is delighted to announce that we will welcome the Reverend Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, to keynote the Opening Celebration on Friday night, April 24, 2020. The Rev. Dr. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, a chaired professorship created in 1986 with a gift… 

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Keya Chatterjee To Speak on Climate Justice at #EAD2020

Keya Chatterjee To Speak on Climate Justice at #EAD2020

January 23, 2020

On Saturday morning, April 25, 2020, EAD’s Featured Policy Expert on Climate Justice will be Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director of US Climate Action Network (USCAN). Chatterjee is Executive Director of USCAN, and author of the book The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby. Her work focuses on building an inclusive movement in support… 

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EAD Leadership Team Bids Fond Farewell to Director and Registrar

EAD Leadership Team Bids Fond Farewell to Director and Registrar

May 9, 2019

At its gathering on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Leadership Team of Ecumenical Advocacy Days gratefully thanked, prayed with, and celebrated the work of EAD Director Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune and EAD registrar, Ruth Noel, as both prepared to conclude their service in these roles. Rev. Dr. Copeland Tune served as Director of the Christian advocacy annual gathering from… 

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