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November 2018

A Pilgrimage to the Chartres Labyrinth: Presentation, discussion and guided meditation

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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The Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth in France is the best persevered medieval labyrinth of the 80 labyrinths built in 11th and 12th century Europe. Pilgrimage was very important in medieval Europe and Chartres was a major stop for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Pilgrimage is again popular in our time as a way to find guidance, inner connection and meaning in our lives. The meandering labyrinth is an ideal place for reflection and meditation.…

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Fair Trade Autumn Market

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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You are warmly invited to shop the Fair Trade Autumn Market at First Presbyterian Church (FCP). Vendors will have Fair Trade wearables, fine crafts, and indigenous art from Bangladesh, Central and South America, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. FPC’s own Fair Trade will have olive oil products, coffees and chocolates from Palestine, Mexico, and Central and South America. Fair Trade ensures that poor women, farmers and their families can thrive with fair wages and safe working conditions while producing top quality…

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Mulugeta Seraw Commemoration Conference

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
University Place Conference Center, 310 SW Lincoln St
Portland, OR 97201
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$20 – $75

The Urban League of Portland in partnership with other community-based organizations and the City of Portland, is spearheading a project to honor Mulugeta Seraw (Mo͞o-lo͞o-ɡāt-ah sə-rou), 28-year old Ethiopian college student living in Portland, Ore., who was murdered by racist skinheads outside of his apartment on Nov. 13, 1988. Join us for a half-day conference on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 – the 30th anniversary of Mulugeta’s death – to learn more about the history of anti-Black violence in Oregon and…

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Second Home Breakfast

November 14 @ 7:20 am - 8:30 am
The Rockwood Center, 17805 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233 United States
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No cost to attend; donations will be gratefully accepted. All contributions go towards sustaining the Gresham-Barlow Second Home program. If you can’t attend, please consider making a secure online donation and select “Second Home.” For more information about the event, call (503) 261-4583. To learn more about us, go to emo-secondhome.org. Please RSVP no later than Nov. 7 to ajenkins@emoregon.org.

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Affordable Housing Faith Forum & Resource Fair

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Join us for a free Faith Forum and Resource Fair on Affordable Housing, cosponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and the City of Portland. We extend an invitation to all faith-based organizations in the City of Portland with interest in developing affordable housing on their property. The evening will include a panel discussion and a Q & A session with various experts in affordable housing—lenders, developers and city officials. A resource fair will follow the panel discussion and will…

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Interfaith Gratitude Service: Celebrating God’s Inclusive Love

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, 1111 Country Club Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 United States
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All are welcome to attend this interfaith celebration of God’s inclusive love, highlighting both our shared values and the diverse ways we express our faith. By coming together as beloved children of God, we hope to make the world a better place for all. The service is hosted by the Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, Congregation Beit Haverim, the Muslim Educational Trust, The Bahá’í Faith of Portland, and the Islamic Community of North American Bosniaks. We will gather together…

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December 2018

World AIDS Day Fundraiser Luncheon

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
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Please join Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's HIV Services for our annual World AIDS Day Fundraiser Luncheon. This is an opportunity for us to honor and celebrate those in our community who live with HIV/AIDS, and those who support the work we do at our HIV Day Center and Daily Bread Express. Many of the HIV Day Center's most compelling and meaningful moments happen over a shared meal--and so we invite you to join us for a meal, sponsored by and…

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Rise Up for Refugees

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Church Buchan Reception Hall, 1226 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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$25 – $50

A benefit for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees. Palestine Refugees Need Your Help! The lives, rights, dignity, and future of over 5 million children, women, and men are at risk after the abrupt withdrawal of US funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Since 1950, UNRWA has provided this vulnerable community with quality education, healthcare, protection, employment, and essential services, pending a just and lasting solution…

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Bearing Witness: A Service of Healing and Wholeness for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212
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Westminster Presbyterian Church is hosting this service for all those who are survivors of sexual trauma, who seek community and healing. The service will include readings, silence and healing prayer for those who wish to be prayed for. For more information, please contact the Reverend Beth Neel at (503) 287-1289.

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Souls & Survivors Vigil: Commemorating Clackamas Town Center & Sandy Hook

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Riversgate Church, 7634 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Join us to remember, to uphold, to care, and to comfort together, as we mark six years since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and Clackamas Town Center in December 2012. The vigil will include poetry, music, quiet meditation time, and an activity to provide a visual remembrance for those who have been impacted by gun violence in Oregon and across the United States. RSVP at https://west-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/24604.

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