Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) is an annual gathering focused on educating and mobilizing the Christian community to advocate for issues that bear witness to justice, peace and integrity of creation. Join over 1,000 Christian advocates gathering in D.C. to build momentum around “Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation,” the 13th annual EAD’s theme. On April 17-20 workshops, displays, worship and speakers will occur in Crystal City and additional sites.
Opportunities for Lutherans to network are publicized by ELCA Advocacy.
- ELCA Denominational time: On Saturday evening, April 18th, gather together for fellowship and discussion about the ELCA’s Social Statement “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries,” including the implementing resolution around this statement.
- Meet with ELCA Advocacy Staff from throughout the country.
- ELCA Glocal Musicians will lead worship at this year’s Sunday morning interdenominational service and throughout the conference
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) Lobby Day Lunch: LIRS will host a lunch gathering on Monday, April 20th on Capitol Hill. This lunch will provide an opportunity for Lutherans and friends to learn more about the practice of immigration family detention and the political and legislative state of play surrounding this issue. We will be joined by staff from Lutheran offices in the House of Representatives and other Washington experts.
Lutheran partners who will be present in the EAD exhibit area include ELCA Advocacy and LIRS.
Through March 20th, an early registration discount applies. More at http://advocacydays.org/2015-breaking-the-chains/.