Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Apr
20
to Apr 23

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

  • Washington DC Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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2018 Theme "A World Uprooted - Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People"

National Gathering & Congressional Lobby Day

 

MISSION

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.

HISTORY

EAD began in 2003 as a coalition of sponsor organizations holding an annual national education and advocacy conference around different social justice issues for Christian advocacy. Since then it has become the premier Christian advocacy event in the United States, bringing together 1,000 faith advocates each year to mobilize for action and to make a public witness on Capitol Hill. EAD has addressed such issues as food justice, economy & livelihood, poverty & hunger, immigration & refugees, climate change, national & international security, and issues especially affecting women and children around the world. Visit our Past National Gatherings page to view resources and information from several past National Gatherings.

COME TO WASHINGTON

Our annual National Gathering provides participants with tools to be effective Christian witnesses to justice, peace, and integrity of creation around carefully chosen issues of national and international importance. Incorporating music, art, worship, education, and social activities, the weekend event informs and engages the participating advocates in a comprehensive way. Activities include a series of interactive plenary sessions and workshops addressing aspects of the issue on a global scale, with workshop interest sections including Africa, Asia-Pacific, Domestic U.S., Eco-Justice, Global Economic Justice, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Peace and Global Security. There are also advocacy skills training experiences and networking opportunities by state and denomination, preparing advocate groups for a focused Lobby Day conversation with their Members of Congress and Senators on the basis of a specific “Legislative Ask,” which is carefully prepared by policy experts and which articulates solid policy rooted in our common Christian social justice traditions. Click on the menu at the top of the page to get more information about the current year’s National Gathering or to register.

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The Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity Presents "Agents of Peace in a Time of Fear"
May
3
to May 5

The Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity Presents "Agents of Peace in a Time of Fear"

As featured in The Wall Street Journal. Read the article here.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 In these days when acts of violence and hate speech are all too common, many find themselves fearful, with a sense of helplessness. We don't have to be. As followers of Christ, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers and reconcilers just as he was. This retreat aims to reinforce our trust in and dedication to the peacemaking work of Christ. Through reflection on scripture, prayer, and times of silence, participants will have opportunities to personally tap into that "peace that surpasses all understanding." Furthermore, they will consider ways to create safe and constructive dialog between those who have not had much positive conversation with each other regarding race, politics, class, or religion. And to help put faith into practice, they will be empowered with methods to use in their relationships and communities for positive responses to violence.

To Find out more and to register visit  www.rootsandbranchesprograms.org                                                    or call 646-401-2790

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The Sultan and the Saint - Ecumenical & Interfaith Event Offering
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Sultan and the Saint - Ecumenical & Interfaith Event Offering

The Sultan and the Saint

A True Story of Muslim-Christian Peacemaking

Viewing of the Docudrama with the joined community entering into dialogue

Ann Arbor, Michigan

January 31, 2018, 7:30 PM

Genesis of Ann Arbor; The home of St. Clare's Episcopal Church

Sponsored by

  • St. Clare's Episcopal Church Ann Arbor
  • The Islamic Center of Ann Arbor
  • Secular Franciscan Order, USA Ecumenical & Interfaith Committee

 

To Register for this event contact

Mike Carsten OFS @ Mikecars10@gmail.com

Visit The Sultan and the Saint

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Jul
27
to Jul 31

2017 OFS-USA-JPIC 2017 Animate Peace Gathering

2017 Animate Peace Gathering

27 – 30 July 2017

Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

The Gathering begins Thursday evening with 5pm

dinner and ends on Sunday at 11am

In his opening statement of the 2017 World Day of Peace Message, Pope
Francis prays that, "especially in situations of conflict, let us respect
this, our deepest dignity, and make active nonviolence our way of life
."


Our Holy Rule tells us to be mindful that we are all bearers of peace, and
as such, we are called to continual conversion of heart and mind.


During our Animate Peace Gathering, we will learn the art of

nonviolent communication and mindful listening as paths to

conflict resolution and nonviolent living.

 

The cost for conference, hotel and meals is

$325 for a shared room, $480 for a private room.  

- for those registering by May 15, 2017.

Commuter cost is $165 for conference and meals.

Costs will increase by $40 after the May 15th deadline.

A $100 deposit is due at time of registration.

Full payment due by June 15, 2017

All are welcome but space is limited.

For more information, please contact

Carolyn Townes at ctownes26 @ hotmail.com.

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

Agents of Peace in a Time of Fear

 

Agents of Peace in a Time of Fear

Roots and Branches: Programs for Spiritual Growth

rootsandbranchesprograms.org

Starts: June 9, 2017

Ends: June 10, 2017

Taconic Retreat Center 64 White Dr. Red Hook, New York 12571

Notes

As featured in The Wall Street Journal. Read the article here.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 In these days when acts of violence and hate speech are all too common, many find themselves fearful, with a sense of helplessness. We don't have to be. As followers of Christ, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers and reconcilers just as he was. This retreat aims to reinforce our trust in and dedication to the peacemaking work of Christ. Through reflection on scripture, prayer, and times of silence, participants will have opportunities to personally tap into that "peace that surpasses all understanding." Furthermore, they will consider ways to create safe and constructive dialog between those who have not had much positive conversation with each other regarding race, politics, class, or religion. And to help put faith into practice, they will be empowered with methods to use in their relationships and communities for positive responses to violence. Co-led by the Revs. Masud Ibn Syedullah and Garrett Mettler at Taconic Retreat Center in Milan, NY. Accommodations at the retreat center and all meals are included in the $300 registration cost. To find out more and to register visit www.taconicretreat.org or call 845-758-8764.

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May
1
to May 4

Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (CADEIO) 2017 National Workshop on Christian Unity

  • HIlton Minneapolis Downtown (map)
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 The National Workshop for Christian Unity (NWCU) which will be held May 1-May 4, 2017, at the Hilton Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, MN. Please click here for the CADEIO Opening Day, General Assembly, & Closing Day schedules.

http://cadeio.org/blog/

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Mar
26
12:30 PM12:30

Building Bridges: A Christian Muslim Interfaith Dialog

  • St. Luke in the Fields Episcopal Chruch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Roots and Branches: Programs for Spiritual Growth

http://rootsandbranchesprograms.org/

With recent political decisions to attempt to ban Muslims and refugees from entering this nation for a better life or even for safety, what is our role in responding as people of faith? As a nation founded upon principles of religious freedom and enshrined in our Constitution, what are the duties of a Christian majority in defending the freedom of religious minorities? Fear is a highly controlling force that plays a major role in the narrative around Muslims – and a lack of common understanding about Islam as a religion often fuels the fire of fear. Building Bridges | A Christian-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue is an opportunity for us to learn more about Islam and our Muslim brothers and sisters. At this moderated panel discussion, our speakers will discuss:

  • what our faiths have in common;
  • the “Muslim experience” in this country;
  • ways that we can support each other in our communities as people of faith;
  • ways that Christians and Muslims can work together to strive for peace, justice, and understanding in our communities and the greater world.

Please join us on Sunday, March 26th at 1:30 pm for this timely and important “Conversation That Matters.” For more information, and to sign up, please visit St. Luke's Eventbrite page here.

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Mar
21
to Mar 22

The People of God: A Sacred Prism

An Interfaith Conference to Celebrate the Unity and Common Life We Share in the Holy One In these times of suspicion and fear of people of different faith traditions, this conference, led by a rabbi, Christian priest, and imam, affirms the Divine Light that shines through all people of Godly faith, and offers an opportunity to experience that Life-Giving Spirit in “the other.” Participants hear presentations, and experience some of the spiritual practices of the three Abrahamic traditions, including Holy Scripture, music, poetry, and sacred movement. Designed to facilitate conversation and understanding among people of different faith traditions, participants go forth from the conference as witnesses of unity and hope. For more information and to sign up, click here.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Jan
18
to Jan 25

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The traditional Period in the northern hemisphere for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18-25. Those dates were proposed in 1908 by the Servant of God, Fr. Paul Wattson, SA Founder of the Society of the Atonement, to cover the original days of the feasts of the Chair of St. Peter (January 18) and the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25), and therefore have a symbolic significance.
— Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII)
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