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Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2023 (Virtual)

April 25, 2023 - April 27, 2023

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2023 (Virtual)

Swords into Plowshares: Achieving Enough for all and Pursuing Peace

Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) from April 25-27 is an opportunity for people to come together, learn about why public policy is important, and take our message to Capitol Hill. Workshops are a highlight of EAD, providing opportunities to hear more from partners about their work on specific justice issues. 

EAD will include opportunities for worship, advocacy training, and workshops on Latin America (see two of the workshops below)Visit the EAD website to learn more about the event.

You can register at https://attendify.co/ecumenical-advocacy-days-pbfNWPyThe Registration fee is $50.00. All the sessions from EAD are available on the platform for a month after EAD so if you are busy on those days you can still access the presentations.

Please contact Marilyn McKenna at mmckenna@crln.org if registration fees are a barrier to your participation or for more information. 


Latin America Workshops at Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Cuba:  End the violence of sanctions and build a better future for the Cuban People

Cuba is facing one of the worst economic crises in its history. And while the Cuban people are suffering, the US continues to pursue counterproductive and ineffective policies that only serve to make the situation worse.  The Cuban people are facing shortages of clean water, medicine, and medical equipment, and the price of food has skyrocketed.   At the same time, it is nearly impossible for U.S. humanitarian and faith organizations to provide humanitarian aid to the Cuban people.  Private businesses and entrepreneurs who were thriving under the opening of restrictions under the Obama administration have been decimated in recent years.  And hundreds of thousands of Cubans have attempted to migrate to the US through the southern border because they see no hope in remaining on the island.   While Congress must ultimately pass legislation to end the embargo, the Biden administration can take measures to ease restrictions imposed by the Trump administration. Join this workshop to hear from our partners on the ground and experts in US Cuba policy.  Learn what you can do to advocate for the Cuban people and an end to counterproductive US policies towards the island.

In Search of Safety: The Shrinking Asylum Space and Challenges for Asylum Seekers at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Faced with wars and other acts of violence that plague so many nations, individuals are often forced to make the difficult decision to leave their home country and seek asylum. In this workshop, we will learn about the experience of asylum seekers who come to the U.S. and the current efforts by the faith community to restore U.S. asylum.  We will share how the lack of peace and security in home and transit countries present particular challenges for today’s asylum seekers, highlighting Honduras as one case example. This workshop will be moderated by Susan Krehbiel of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.



April 25, 2023
April 27, 2023