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Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2011 February 15th, 2011

Come to Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 25-28, 2011, in Washington, DC. During these days filled with worship and dialogue, we will be inspired and equipped to speak boldly on behalf of people-centered sustainable development and economic justice, physical safety, security and peacemaking, with a particular focus on those most impacted – women, girls and families…

In homes and communities, out in fields and marketplaces, along borders and in areas of conflict — violence, poverty, and other social evils disproportionately affect women and girls keeping them from attaining their full potential and impacting the wholeness and vibrancy of the full community.

Prepare now to hear from internationally known policy experts, stimulating theologians and inspiring preachers — along with Administration officials, Congressional aides and advocacy specialists.

REGISTER NOW for “Development, Security and Economic Justice: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?”

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

c/o Church World Service

110 Maryland Ave, NE Suite 404

Washington, DC 20002

Email: coordinator@advocacydays.org

Phone: (202) 997-8024 (Phone service provided by Presbyterian Office of Public Witness)


Faith Groups Join March for Immigration Reform March 23rd, 2010

Oblate JPIC at Imigration Rally 3-21-10

Fr. Fernando Velazquez OMI from Houston and George K. Ngolwe, Oblate JPIC staff, march for immigration reform

On Sunday, March 22, over 200,000 people from around the country rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C to pressure the United State Congress and President Obama to work to reform the broken immigration system. The faith community was joined by tens of thousands of people from civil rights, immigrant, family and labor groups.

The March for America targeted the Democratic majority in Congress and the Obama Administration with a simple message saying that comprehensive immigration reform needs to be a priority now. “If it is not, don’t count on us  to turn out for the November 2010 congressional elections,” warned the activists.

Fr. Fernando, OMICardinal Roger Mahony of the Los Angeles Archdiocese told the crowd that the Catholic Church stands with immigrants and is in this fight until the end. Cardinal Mahony denounced the continuing immigration raids and decried the fact that children continue to be separated from their parents. He said the rally would force leaders in Congress to hear the stories of immigrants’ daily struggles.

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March for Immigration Reform in DC on March 21 March 12th, 2010

On March 21, in coordination with the Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference, a broad coalition of religious organizations from across the faith and ideological spectrum will bring thousands of people of faith to Washington, DC, for a powerful expression of unified support for just, humane immigration reform that keeps families together and strengthens the economy.

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Upcoming JPIC Events – Spring of 2010 February 25th, 2010

March 19-22, 2010: Ecumenical Advocacy Days – “A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Peoples,” Location: Washington, D.C.

March 21, 2010 Rally for Immigration Reform – MARCH FOR AMERICA on the National Mall in Washington D.C. “The time to fix the Broken Immigration System is now!”

April 14-15, 2010: Missionary Oblates US Province JPIC committee meeting in Washington D.C.   (More information in the Members section of the website)

April 15 -17, 2010: VIVAT INTERNATIONAL conference for religious Congregations working at the UN; location: Washington, D.C

April 17 – 19, 2010: AFJN Conference & Lobby day – Arlington, VA. Justice in Africa: On Whose Terms? Keynote Speaker: Fr. Peter Henriot, S.J. (Zambia)

June 21-25, 2010: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan.

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