Advocacy days set in Arlington Virginia

Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) will take place in Arlington, Va., March 25-28 at the Doubletree Hotel. The theme is “Development, Security and Economic Justice: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?” To register, go to www.advocacydays.org.Speakers are the Rev. John Nunes, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, and Monique Nunes, administrator for the Baltimore Lutheran School in Towson, Md.; the Rev. Peg Chemberlin, president of National Council of Churches in Christ USA and executive director for the Minnesota Council of Churches; Daisy Machado, academic dean and professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary, New York City; Regina Oldak, senior counsel for the Women’s Law Center; Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide; and Jack Jezreel, founder and executive director of JustFaith Ministries.

Participants will attend plenary sessions and workshops addressing a range of issues from ending violence against women to empowering and educating women in the United States, Middle East, Asia-Pacific region, Africa and Latin America.

Student scholarships are available. Early registration is March 4. For more information, contact Doug Grace at eadays@gmail.com.