Advocates to rally in support of economic justice for women and families


WASHINGTON (UMNS) — More than 700 people of faith are expected to visit Capitol Hill March 25-28 to advocate for development, security and economic justice, especially for women and girls, at the ninth-annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days. Policymakers, expert speakers and representatives from global regions will join church leaders and grassroots activists in reflecting on the 2011 Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference theme, "Development, Security and Economic Justice: What's Gender Got to Do with It?"

"Gender's got a lot to do with it,” said event coordinator Douglas G. Grace. “Around the world, women and girls comprise 70 percent of those living in poverty". He added, “Not specifically a gathering on ‘gender issues,’ this year’s conference is for men and women of faith who want to be a force for change for the betterment of all.” The United Methodist Church’s Board of Church and Society is a sponsor.

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