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October 2018

Forum on Income Inequality: How does this happen?

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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JOIN US AS WE SCREEN ROBERT REICH’S DOCUMENTARY “SAVING CAPITALISM.” America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years. Why is the economic system that made America strong suddenly failing us, and how can it be fixed? We will watch a video produced and starring Robert Reich, economist, professor, and former Secretary of Labor. Reich presents a paradigm-shifting,…

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November 2018

2018 Collins Summit “Human Migration: Claiming roots in an uprooted world”

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
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Registration is now open for EMO's 2018 Collins Summit exploring the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars to develop an informed and compassionate approach to human migration both within and across borders. The event will include an afternoon seminar with a plenary and workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and…

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A Labor of Love: Facing the Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse or Intimate Partner

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 205
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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It’s one thing to promise faithfulness in sickness and in health, but the reality of caring for a spouse with chronic or terminal illness can feel like too much to bear. It’s not just that the physical demands take such a toll. Fear, anxiety, confusion, disappointment, uncertainty, sadness, and anger can sap emotional strength and undermine spiritual foundations. Layer in grief, guilt, shame, underlying relational issues, or outside stressors, and even the most committed caregiver can be overwhelmed. This workshop…

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Pre-Election Day Labyrinth Walk: A time for personal quiet, reflection and centering

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Election time can be stressful and anxiety provoking.  Fears and hopes become more alive in our thoughts. Many emotions run high and we can feel greatly out of control and off balance. The Trinity Labyrinth Guild is offering a pre-election day labyrinth walk. The labyrinth is an ancient pattern that naturally calms the mind, emotions and body and allows one to deeply reflect and find a personal path to manage these stresses. The beautiful Trinity Chartres Labyrinth in Kempton Hall will…

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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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