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*Advocacy Training Weekend

Apr 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Organizer: Cindy Stevens

Make a New Year's Resolution to Attend
Advocacy Training Weekend!
April 20-23, 2018
Washington, DC
A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People
Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day
April 20  8:00 – 4:30
Ecumenical Advocacy Days
April 20-23
We live in a time of upheaval and uprootedness – a world in which each year millions of people cross borders in search of more secure and sustainable lives, while white supremacist ideologies continue to impede the fight for justice and peace for all of God’s people.  As we witness historically high levels of migration, we also find that racism, sexism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination are also on the rise in our communities and used for political gain.  At the root of this global upheaval and migration are the push factors of violent conflict, climate change, and corruption which often intersect with one another.  At a time when there is such need around the world, we grieve that the U.S. has greatly reduced its refugee admittance numbers while smaller, poorer countries are stepping up to welcome and provide refuge for those in need.  As people of faith, we know we can do more.  We believe God is with Dreamers, the migrant and the outcast and calls us to create places of sanctuary; to offer hospitality to the stranger, to welcome all – regardless of faith, race, gender or nationality – and to break down the dividing walls that separate us.
Join us Friday April 20th for Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day - a day of fellowship education and organizing with Presbyterians.  Then, join our ecumenical brothers and sisters for a weekend of education and advocacy at Ecumenical Advocacy Days the evening of April 20th through the 23rd.
Keynote Speaker Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day
Matilde Moros is a decolonial, transnational feminist Christian ethicist, for whom theological and social ethics must respond to sexual violence and racism which have led to social exclusion of many peoples including Latin American and Latinx communities.  Her research on the communal and historical effects of violence has led her to an approach to liberation ethics in which resistance methods has become the primary focus.  Dr. Matilde Moros  is Assistant Professor with the Department of Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA
More information on Advocacy Training Weekend, click here.  
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