At God's Table
Food Justice for a Healthy World
April 5-8, 2013: A national gathering in Washington, DC for people of faith who want to be a force for change for the betterment of all
Register Now at: www.AdvocacyDays.org
Join 1,000 Christian advocates in Washington, DC for the 11th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days to seek Food Justice for a Healthy World...In a world that produces enough food for everyone, EAD 2013 will explore the injustices in global food systems that leave one billion people hungry, create food price shocks that destabilize communities everywhere, and undermine God's creation. At God's Table, all are invited and fed, and the poorest in our midst are given a special place. Together we will seek the abundance and equality that we find reflected in the biblical image of God's great banquet table (Exodus 16:16-18 & Luke 14:12-24). Inspiring speakers will offer a faith-based vision for fair and humane food policies and practices, along with grassroots advocacy training, all culminating with Monday's Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.
EAD 2013 follows in the wake of national elections, a new Congress, a lingering Farm Bill debate, and devastating droughts and floods, all with lasting consequences for our society and world. April 5-8, 2013 will be a critical time to raise faith voices in support of ending hunger, improving nutrition, creating more just and sustainable food systems and protecting God's creation - and advocating for a "Faithful Federal Budget."
Come to EAD 2013 and help build a world in which every person, in present and future generations, has a place "At God's Table." Join the ranks of nearly ten-thousand Christian advocates who over the past eleven years have made a faithful public witness on Capitol Hill.
Read detailed information about the theme and the related Scripture passages here.
Peter Wells is the Associate Conference Minister serving churches and clergy in the Central and Hampshire Assocations and the Coordinator of Mission and Justice programs.