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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.
Interfaith Council of Greater Portland's (ICGP) Spring Interfaith Breakfast, hosted by Providence St. Vincent Pastoral Services. 9 to 11 a.m. at Providence St. Vincent, 9205 SW Barnes Rd., Portland (Stanley Shaffer room 20-23, located in the East Pavilion). At the ICGP Spring Breakfast, learn about the interfaith work of the Pastoral Services Department of our hosts at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. We will have the privilege of welcoming Jan Elfers, Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, to share with us about "Healing Our Beloved Community," and Amy Livingstone, a local, sacred artist, will guide us in creating a mandala for the healing of the ill, our community, and the earth. This breakfast is a wonderful opportunity to network with interfaith groups in the Greater Portland area and develop and deepen our interfaith friendships and partnerships. We hope you will join us! Breakfast will be provided as our hosts are generously catering the event. There will be vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and kosher/halal options available. Please feel welcome to share this invitation with your friends and interfaith colleagues. The event is free, registration required by May 24. Register at icgpdx.eventbrite.com. For more information, please visit facebook.com/icgpdx or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 489-9904.
Overcoming Election Polarization: Lessons from Kenya. 12 p.m. at the Multnomah Friends Meetinghouse, 4312 SE Stark St, Portland. Getry Agizah is the Director of Transforming Communities for Social Change and the Friends Church Peace Teams Coordinator in Kenya. She will tell the stories of peacebuilding organizations working together to prevent violence in the August 2017 Kenyan Elections and of the Mt. Elgon Community Peace Center working to heal and rebuild communities damaged by trauma and violence. Free event and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Multnomah Friends Meeting. For more information contact Ron Marson at email@example.com.
Healing & Rebuilding Our Communities: A Kenyan Perspective. 7 p.m. (potluck dinner at 6 p.m.) at the Multnomah Friends Meetinghouse, 4312 SE Stark St, Portland. Getry Agizah is the director of Transforming Communities for Social Change and the Friends Church Peace Teams in Kenya. She will discuss the work of the Mt. Elgon Community Peace center to heal and rebuild communities damaged by trauma and violence. Free event and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Multnomah Friends Meeting. For more information contact Ron Marson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presidents' Circle Reception. 4:30 p.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland. Please join us to learn more about EMO's Presidents' Circle, a group of supporters who have pledged to put EMO in their will or other planned giving vehicles. They are dedicated to ensuring EMO’s capability to respond to future needs faced by generations to come and will play a vital role in continuing the ecumenical work in Oregon. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. To RSVP, contact Lisa Westarp at (503) 221-1054, ext. 208, or Lwestarp@emoregon.org.
2017 Northwest Permaculture Convergence. 5 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Yale Union Contemporary Art Center, 800 SE 10th Ave., Portland. The Convergence is a conference. Permaculture is a holistic design system for taking care of human needs in ways that are friendly to people and planet. The event will include panels, presentations, plenary sessions, expo, lots of networking. The purpose is to share what we are doing to create more green, resilient and peaceful lives, homes, neighborhoods, communities and world. The Convergence puts a high value on making common cause with all interests in the community. Key concepts - permaculture, reduce eco footprint, live within our economic and ecological means, social uplift. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with people with similar ideals, vision and values we don\'t often meet. Participants will come from all over the Northwest. Learn more and register.
Save the date: November 2
2017 Collins Lecture. At Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. We will explore how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, triggering the loss of livelihoods, insecurity, forced migration and poor health. Polluted air and water, weather disasters and drought bring devastation to all, particularly those living in poverty. We will also discuss how fossil fuel production and transportation often impact the marginalized, as seen with the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock. Guest lecturers will be The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and canon for the environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California, and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, civil rights leader, climate change activist and retired pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta. The Portland area location of the event is yet to be determined. Check back for developing details.