May 2, 2014
By Cindy W.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) is an annual weekend gathering held in Washington, D.C. that connects faith to public policy. The Sisters of Mercy are among dozens of co-sponsors. This year’s focus was on the culture of violence and our Christian call to peace-making. Here, Cindy W. reflects as an EAD participant and advocate on Capitol Hill.
On March 22 to 24, 2014, I had the privilege of attending the Ecumenical Advocacy Days, which drew nearly 1,000 people from around the world. This year’s annual event focused on “efforts to reduce the acquisition and use of guns for purposes that cause harm, and to rebalance funding priorities toward preventing violence and enhancing human security.” The theme was “Jesus Weeps—Resisting Violence, Building Peace.” Read More