Lent 5 | Lamenting Dry Bones

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Advocacy Days Recap by Rev. Dr. Barbara Floryshak

Lift Every Voice Racism, Class and Power: Ecumenical Advocacy Days The 14th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days, a gathering of men and women of faith, met in Washington during the month of April. Over 1,000 participated in this conference with a desire to learn and contribute to the promotion of peace and justice. This theme underscored the positive quality of life for all. The weekend, sponsored by … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Advocacy Days from My Perspective by Susan Bramer

Jesus Weeps:  Resisting Violence, Building Peace March 21-24, 2014 As a 67 year-old woman with more on her bucket list than where the next cruise will take me, I embraced the opportunity to attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) 2014 in Washington, D.C. in order to listen to where God might take me next. Many voices were heard, maybe even hundreds of them, and when I returned home, the cacophony … [Read more...]