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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

January 27
Seminary for a Day (SFAD). 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St, Portland.  The morning’s keynote address, “Seeing the Racial Water,” will be given by Dr. Robin DiAngelo. She’ll be exploring what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by it. Dr. DiAngelo will describe the way race shapes the lives of White people, explain what makes racism so hard for White people to see, and identify common White racial patterns that prevent us from moving towards greater racial equity. In her afternoon workshop, participants will explore further how to develop skills for bridging racial divides and identifying resources for supporting the work of racial justice. Additional afternoon workshops on such topics as Lectio Divina, Writing As a Spiritual Practice, Anti-Racism and Spiritual Organizing, and Sacred Movement: Tai Chi & QiGong will be offered by local clergy and other Unitarian Universalist teachers. Learn more and register.

January 30, 2018 
SOLD OUT: Hearing the Cries for JusticeConvocation. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland.  
Registration for "Hearing the Cries for Justice" has SOLD OUT. We are heartened by the tremendous interest in this topic and want you to know that the work will continue. To be added to a wait list for this event and to be notified of future criminal justice events and actions presented by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, please email your name and address to Learn more about the event.  

Travel Stipends: Because we are encouraging participation in the Convocation from across Oregon, we are making a limited number of travel stipends available to those who qualify. If you wish to apply for a travel stipend, please complete the application available here and submit it as soon as possible, by email or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239.

February 12
Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at second floor of the MICAH Building, 680 State Street (across from the First United Methodist Church), Salem. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light are partnering with faith-based organizations, climate advocates, businesses, social justice leaders and others at the Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day. Join us and the Renew Oregon Coalition for a full day of advocacy that will lead to an historic climate victory for Oregon. We will start with training to make sure you feel ready to talk with your legislator, join VIP speakers to rally on the Capitol steps for Clean Energy Jobs- climate action, and then go to your pre-scheduled meetings to ask your legislator to support this bill and pass in in 2018. Let's show up in force and make sure everyone knows that we can't wait to act on climate. RSVP now.

February 20
Reclaiming Moral Power: Jobs with Justice Faith Labor Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. at St Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta St, Portland. Annual breakfast that brings together members of the faith and labor community to discuss and celebrate campaigns, and to life up the contributions of people of faith to the movement for worker justice in Portland. Registration: $15. Learn more.


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