Advocacy Training Weekend


Join us for Advocacy Training Weekend

“A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People”

April 20-23, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

In a time of historically high levels of migration, we see that racism, xenophobia, sexism and religious bigotry are gaining a dangerous foothold in the public arena. Violent conflict, climate change and corruption each foment discord and raise the stakes for vulnerable populations. We believe that God is with the Dreamer, the migrant and the outcast; that God calls us to create places of sanctuary, to offer hospitality to the stranger and to welcome all — regardless of faith, race, gender identity or nationality; and that we must break down the dividing walls that separate us, opposing the false narratives spawned of hatred and nativism. 

Join us April 20 for Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.  Gather with your fellow Presbyterians as we look at how our church and our partners are confronting white supremacy and nativism while supporting refugee and migrant populations in our country and abroad. In plenaries and workshops we will analyze our current context and offer concrete tools for members and their congregations to address these urgent issues. We will learn how we build a unified public witness of subversive love amidst the abuse and hatred running rampant in our country.

After Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day, join the ecumenical community for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 20-23.  Almost one thousand Christian advocates join us every year for a weekend of workshops, lectures and concrete actions addressing the ills of our nation.   The weekend culminates in “Lobby Day” on Monday, April 23, when we raise our voices in the halls of power for a more just, all-inclusive and equal society.


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April 20
April 20-23

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
Washington, D.C.-Crystal City

CPJ Training Day Keynote Speakers

Matilde Moros

Matilde MorosMatilde 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, Virginia.