WDP at Ecumenical Advocacy Days!

EAD-crowd-300x123Over 800 people from more than 55 Christian denominations met in Washington, D.C. April 5-9 for the 10th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days ConferenceEcumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and  shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Its goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen the Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.

Minnesotans meet with their representative.
Minnesotans meet with their representative.

Each year, Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) focuses on a different theme, with workshops throughout the weekend about the theme, including skills-building advocacy workshops.  On Monday each year, participants in the conference participate in “lobby day,”  heading up to Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives and share a faith perspective on current legislation.

This year, the theme of EAD, “At God’s Table; Food Justice for a Healthy World,” focused on the Farm Bill.  Learn more about this legislation and how you can get involved by visiting the EAD site!

WDP Program Director, Meagan Manas, third from left, pictured with members of Ecumenical Women at the United Nations participating in Ecumenical Advocacy Days.
WDP Program Director, Meagan Manas, third from left, pictured with members of Ecumenical Women at the United Nations participating in Ecumenical Advocacy Days.
This year for the first time, World Day of Prayer USA had a booth at EAD!  We shared information about WDP, postcards about WDP 2014, and invited folks to sign up for our email list.  Special thanks to the local volunteers who helped out at the booth!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

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