Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Jesus Weeps – Resisting Violence, Building Peace
Friday, March 21 – Monday, March 24, 2014
Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Virginia | Washington, D.C.
Come to the 12th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days and join UCC members and hundreds of other Christians in “Resisting Violence, Building Peace.” Guided by the image of Jesus weeping over a capital city that turned from the true way of peace (Luke 19:41-42), we will expose the violence that pervades our culture and world:
- Nearly 3,000 children in the U.S. killed by guns each year;
- A decade of war, nearly 1,000 civilians killed by drones, and Pentagon spending dominating our federal budget over poverty protections, healthy job creation, economic revitalization and true international human security;
- More than 45 million people worldwide uprooted from their homes by persecution and armed conflict; and
- Deadly conflicts over natural resources erupting around the world.
As people of hope, we are consoled by the promise that “justice and peace shall embrace” (Psalm 85:10), and are reminded that justice requires peace-making and that peace requires justice-making. We will confront and imagine how to transform the violence in our world, and together will seek a vision of peace in the community, peace among the peoples, peace in the marketplace, and peace with the earth. Through prayer, worship, speakers, and advocacy training we will discover a faith-based vision for national policies that “guide our feet into the path of peace” (Luke 1:79), all culminating with Monday’s Congressional Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.
Register for Ecumenical Advocacy Days Now!
UCC Opportunities at EAD
The United Church of Christ is a co-sponsor of Ecumenical Advocacy Days and we’re excited to see you at the event. There will be a number of UCC related events and opportunities to meet staff throughout the conference. Look for:
- The event will be hosted in part by our own Rev. Michael Neuroth, UCC Policy Advocate for International Issues
- Edie Rasell, our UCC Minister for Economic Justice, in a workshop entitled - How Corporations Are Re-Writing the Rules of the Economy and What We Can Do About It
- Kristen Walling, a UCC Policy Advocate, in a workshop entitled - How Faith Communities Resist Violence Against Women
- UCC Rev. Michael Neuroth will be participating in and helping to coordinate workshops on Global Peace & Security, including one on creating welcoming and compassionate congregations for veterans and another on organizing Just Peace congregations.
- UCC Justice & Witness Ministries and Global Ministries will be available in the exhibit hall and are looking forward to meeting you.
- We’ll have special time for UCC and Disciples advocates to gather for food and fellowship.
- More to come!
Rev. Michael Neuroth
Policy Advocate for International Issues
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington,District of Columbia 20002
Mr. Derek Duncan
Associate for Global Advocacy and Education
700 Prospect Ave.