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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

March 1 to April 12
Understanding Islam. Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Hillsdale Community Church UCC, 6948 SW Capitol Highway, Portland. After a two-week introduction exploring Islam's beginning, its history, and its roots in Christianity and Judaism, speakers from the Muslim Educational Trust will take over the series to help explain the tenets and sectarian divisions of Islam, as well as the status of women, sharia, the meaning of jihad, and Muslim attitudes toward nonbelievers, among other topics. Join us to help build bridges of trust and to learn more about the world's second largest religion. There will be plenty of time for questions and open discussion. Registration is free and all are welcome. Hillsdale Community Church is open and affirming. For more information, contact Dennis Frengle at (503) 867-6454 or visit www.hillsdaleucc.org.

April 12
Crossing Over: A Musical Haggadah.
7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders Street, Portland. A celebration of passover and crossing the Red Sea. A symphony for the Jewish Soul featuring: Michael Allen Harrison, Aaron Meyer, Julianne Johnson, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, Kirk Mouser and the Passover Art of Leonard Baskin. Narrated by Rabbi Emanuel Rose. Registration: $36 General; $18 Youth and Student. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.michaelallenharrison.com/crossing-over or call (503) 222-1069.

April 21
Earth Day Evening of Music and Song. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the historic Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland. All people of faith are invited to an evening of music and song. Instrumental and vocal groups will include Sky in the Road, Richard Colombo, Gary Skye, and the Portland Peace Choir. The format draws on Taizé, an ecumenical tradition from France that involves meditative singing, candle lighting, and time for reflection. Donations requested for rental of space. RSVPs appreciated at Center for Earth Leadership, (503) 244-0026 or Jeanne@earthleaders.org.

April 24
Fierce Love: Interrupting Hate in Private and Public Spaces.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway Suite A, Portland. People of faith agree that we are morally responsible for creating beloved community here in this realm. As tensions flare and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore the theological and scriptural foundations of this call to fierce love. Using skills, tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from Pace e Bene and Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence. Join us for one of our first three offerings. Registration costs $75. To Register and learn more, visit ResolutionsNorthwest.org/events or download flyer.

Dining Out for LifeApril 27
Dining Out for Life. Dining out will save a life! When you dine at a participating restaurant on this day, between 20 to 35 percent of your bill goes directly to EMO's HIV Day Center and Partnership Project. Both organizations work closely together to provide vital programs and services to thousands of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. A list of participating restaurants is at diningoutforlife.com/portland. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/DiningOutForLifePortland.

Save the date: May 11
EMO Annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration. Reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m.; dinner, live auction and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m.; at the Hilton Portland, Pavilion, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland. The event is the single most important annual fundraiser for our vital ministries to the poor, the vulnerable, the hungry and the sick throughout the state of Oregon. Funds contributed by sponsors and guests enable us to serve those in need and to advocate on their behalf at the Oregon Legislature for a just, equitable and sustainable society. We will also honor extraordinary individuals and organizations whose courage, moral vision and commitment to action have contributed profoundly to making Oregon, and the world, a better place. Reservations are $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of ten. Make your secure online reservation now. Learn more about the event.

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