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FW: [ENS] Ecumenical advocacy conference set for Washington D.C

From "Matthew Davies" <>
Date Wed, 9 Mar 2005 10:23:10 -0500

Daybook, from Episcopal News Service

March 08, 2005 - Tuesday to Note & To Read

Ecumenical advocacy conference set for Washington D.C this weekend;
International Women's Day today

[Episcopal News Service] The third annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days for
Global Peace with Justice will be held March 11-14 in Washington, D.C.
The conference theme "Make All Things New" coincides with a new
term, a new Congress and a new opportunity for people of faith to learn
together and raise their voices in advocacy for a more just and peaceful

Participants gathered will address urgent global issues and examine U.S.
policy regarding the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, global
economic justice, global security, eco-justice and U.S. domestic issues.
They will also issue briefings and receive training in advocacy.

Speakers will include Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, Catholic University of
America, Washington, D.C.; Bishop Vashti McKenzie, African Methodist
Episcopal Church; and Baldemar Velasquez, founder/president, Farm Labor
Organizing Committee. Rick Ufford-Chase, Presbyterian Church, will

The Episcopal Church is one of several supporters of Ecumenical Advocacy
Days for Global Peace with Justice which highlights the urgency of
wise and peaceful solutions to conflicts and the need for aid, debt and
trade policies that benefit our impoverished brothers and sisters
the world.

For further information call 202.543.4150 or email


March 8 is International Women's Day

[ENS] Today marks International Women's Day. The day celebrates the
collective achievements and triumphs of women and recognizes the
they face worldwide.

Since February 28, women representing churches and dioceses within the
Anglican Communion have been delegates at the United Nations Commission
the Status of Women in New York City. Their meetings promoting women's
rights in political, economic, social, civic, and educational fields
conclude on March 11.

In the coming weeks, ENS will stream video interviews to their website
featuring women from the Anglican delegation. Please visit

Episcopal Relief and Development's partnerships are also empowering
women in
communities around the world, including Liberia, El Salvador, South
and Afghanistan.

For more information on the program, visit the "Our Programs" section on


Note: The following titles are available from the Episcopal
Center, 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017; 800.334.7626 or

To Read: GLOBALIZATION AND THE GOOD edited by Peter Heslam (Grand
Michigan/ Cambridge U.K.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004; 137 pages;

Globalization is the buzzword of the moment. But what exactly does it
Is globalization primarily a force for good or a force for evil? In this
edited collection of papers - deriving from events organized by the
Capitalism Project at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
leading business people, academics and theologians explore the contours
of a
Christian response. Although the authors represent a variety of
perspectives, all are agreed that ethical and economic concerns cannot
should not be separated.

Peter Heslam is director of the Capitalism Project and Lecturer in
and Economic Ethics at the London Institute for Contemporary
and a Tutor at Ridley Hall in Cambridge.

To Read: ONE NATION, UNDERPRIVILEGED: Why American Poverty Affects Us
All by
Mark Robert Rank (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2004; 356

Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized
world in poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged unravels this disturbing
paradox by offering a unique and radically different understanding of
American poverty. It debunks many of our most common myths about the
while at the same time providing a powerful new framework for addressing
this enormous social and economic problem.

Mark Robert Rank is the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare in
George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in

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