United Church of Christ

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration & Systems of Exploitation

Come to Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2015, for the 13th Annual National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice. Join more than 1,000 Christian advocates in building a movement to shake the foundations of systems of human exploitation (Acts 16:16-40), including a prison-industrial system that incarcerates millions of people in the U.S. and abroad. A world that incarcerates so many and allows some to profit from the exploitation of slave, trafficked and forced labor remains far from the “beloved community” which we are all called to seek. UCC young adult Scholarships are available!

Register now for the 2014 Ecumenical Advocacy Days!

UCC Opportunities

Clergy, lay leaders, and staff of the United Church of Christ will attend this powerful interfaith event. Here are some special opportunities for UCC members:

Young Adult Scholarships

Funding has been designated to offer scholarships for UCC youth and young adults to participate in Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015. To be considered for a full or partial Scholarship for EAD please complete the online application or download & print the applicaiton. Questions may be directed to Kristen Walling at wallingk@ucc.org. Deadline for Submission is Friday, February 27, 2015. If your request is accepted we will confirm by March 13, 2015.

Pre-Event for UCC Members

On Friday, April 17, 2015, UCC Justice and Witness Ministries will be hosting a pre-event before the 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days for UCC leaders interested in advocacy around criminal justice issues. The gathering will be held from 10am - 2pm at First Congregational UCC in downtown Washington DC. The gathering will be an opportunity to learn more about opportunities for faith-based criminal justice advocacy, share information and best practices, and engage in strategizing around future UCC advocacy efforts. Transportation is readily accessible via the DC Metro subway from the church to the Doubletree Hotel, site of the EAD conference. Stay tuned for further details.

What are people saying?

"I am grateful for the opportunity and experience I had in attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice because of the United Church of Christ.  I wept in Washington D.C., as Jesus wept in Jerusalem.  I was active in Washington D.C., and will continue to be, as Jesus was active.  I was reminded that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something.  I encourage you to "do something" in the realm of nonviolence and peace and justice.  Pick something you are passionate about and do that.  Through all of this, it is clear that nonviolence is a vision of the heart that sees everyone as sister and brother. Imagine a culture of peace. We can never, ever give up the struggle for justice and peace." - Christina Schoenwetter; First Congregational UCC, Madison; Excepted from Everyone Can Do Something: A report on Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice

April 17, 2015 at 12pm - April 20, 2015
Doubletree Hotel – Crystal City
300 Army-Navy Dr
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
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Kristen Walling · · 202-543-1517