Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its more than 50 recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, EAD’s goal is to strengthen Christians’ voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.
This year close to 1,000 Christians came to participate in the EAD conference, which is organized around the theme, “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community: Challenging Racism, Materialism and Militarism.”
I was honored to lead music and write liturgy for the event and I pulled heavily from MLK’s speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” from which this year’s theme had come (this is the 50th anniversary of the famous speech).
As most of the conference was live streamed, I wanted to share a few highlights with you.
Lobby Day included visits to legislators of all 50 states and a direct action on the senate floor in which 7 faith leaders were arrested for praying for the budget process. Read more and see pics HERE.
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!