Ecumenical Advocacy Days is an annual gathering of Christians that centers on worship and action focused on the pressing issues of the day. Garnishing the richness of the scriptures and power in numbers, participants join their voices to speak truth to power on Capitol Hill. The theme for this year, “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored,” provides an opportunity to support this global movement centered on and led by the people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts due to historic racial and colonial inequities. It is a fitting theme for this Easter season in which we are witnesses to resurrection.
This Sunday, Earth Sunday, we will incorporate elements of worship prepared by Ecumenical Advocacy Days organizers, which include leaders in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our worship will incorporate hymns from El Salvador and Liberia. Our prayers will join with those who will participate in workshops and meet with legislators during the event next week. Whether through our prayers or involvement as advocates, we reimagine a world that lives out the values of justice, equity, and the beloved community. We reimagine this for our community and our lives.
If you want to be part of Ecumenical Advocacy Days, you can still register for the virtual gathering to be held April 18-21, 2021.