"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Saturday, March 11, 2006 Ecumenical Advocacy Days -- live blogging
I'm in Washington, D.C. at Ecumencial Advocacy Days -- a gathering of about 1,000 people from a variety of denominations and faith-based organizations learning about (mostly global) social justice issues and getting lobbying training.
I'm on the "Africa Track" -- which means what I will be doing will be concentrating on issues facing Africa and then lobbying on Capitol Hill on Monday for things like the Durbin-Santorum ammendment to the budget to increase funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Since this conference is in a wired hotel and since I'm going to have too much data and too little energy to post at days' end, I'm going to try some live blogging -- hitting highlights as I go through the day. Here goes:
| Mike at 3/11/2006 09:19:00 AM
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."