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!
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CONTACT INFO

Rev. Michael Neuroth
Policy Advocate for International Issues
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington,District of Columbia 20002
202-543-1517
neurothm@ucc.org

Mr. Derek Duncan
Associate for Global Advocacy and Education
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3220
duncand@ucc.org