This year, March 7-10th, over a thousand Christians are expected to gather in Washington D.C. to be advocates for justice and peace in the annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference.
The event, part on the movement of the Ecumenical Christan Community, included over 200 youth last year, and more are expected this year. Participants will be inspired by different speakers about peacemaking, and will also choose a track of their choice with workshops around different topics, including: Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, Eco-Justice, Jubilee and Economic Justice, Peace and Global Security, and U.S. domestic issues.
At the conference, participants will also be trained on how to lobby policy-makers. The last day of the conference, Monday, will be a lobby day where participants will take a united message of justice and peace to congress and the US government.
More information, including scholarship information, can be found at http://www.advocacydays.org/