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March 2019

Hearing the Cries 2019

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - March 23 @ 4:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376 Olive St.
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Hearing the Cries for Justice is a regional summit to equip people of faith and goodwill to support their neighbors impacted by the legal system. This one-and-a-half day event will bring together “experts” in the field—including those with lived experience, alongside professionals—to share opportunities for people of faith to help change hearts, minds and society itself. Over a series of summits held in different corners of the state—starting in Eugene—we will connect people locally to build up the movement for…

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April 2019

EMO’s Annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration 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…

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Dining Out For Life Portland

April 25

When you dine at a participating restaurant on Thursday, April 25, between 20 to 35 percent of your bill goes directly to EMO’s HIV Day Center & OHSU’s Partnership Project. Both organizations work closely together to provide vital programs & services to individuals living with HIV in the Portland metro area. EMO’s HIV Day Center, celebrating its 27th anniversary this year, is the oldest multi-service drop in center for low income individuals infected and affected by HIV in the United…

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“Peace Train” with The Rev. Tara Wilkins

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97212 United States
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You are invited to an intimate conversation with pastor, activist, writer, grandmother and social justice warrior The Rev. Tara Wilkins. This pioneer and interfaith movement builder has worked at the intersections of sexuality, spirituality and politics for more than 30 years. Join us as we learn how lessons learned from the marriage equality movement might help us to be less polarized today. This event is free (donations to Peace Train are welcome). "Peace Train" is hosted by the Metanoia Peace…

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Portland CROP Hunger Walk

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97201 United States
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CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. The Portland CROP Walk benefits EMO's Northeast Emergency Food Program and Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, with 25 percent of the proceeds shared by the two programs, and 75 percent of the proceeds are used by Church World Service to fight hunger across the United States.…

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May 2019

SoulShop: Ministering to Faith Communities Affected by Suicide

May 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
West Portland United Methodist Church, 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97219 United States
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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Oregon chapter is sponsoring a Soul Shop™ suicide prevention training. This one-day training provides core guidance for faith leaders to respond to suicidality and other impacts of desperation in their communities. This training is appropriate for those who lead a faith community (e.g., Pastor, Rabbi, Imam, Deacon, Minister) or those who are in a leadership or teaching role with members of a faith community (e.g., youth minister, spiritual teacher). It is also appropriate for…

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Bridging Cities, Building Collaboration (Trauma Informed Care Training Conference)

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
Portland First Church, 6100 SW Raab Rd
Portland, Oregon 97221
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$125 – $175

Imagine if we understood the challenges our youth and young adults face today. Imagine if people felt safe enough in our churches to share about the pain of their past abuse and trauma. Imagine if the church was known and trusted as a healthy place for healing. This conference is designed for pastors, ministry leaders, and survivors with sessions such as “Elephants in the Church- Introducing subjects we don’t normally talk about in church,” “Understanding Trauma,” “Girl Empowerment,” “Empowering Young…

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Concert Fundraiser for AFSC Project Voice: Music for Immigrant Justice

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 168 NE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon 97214 United States
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$20 – $25

Enjoy an evening of energizing music while supporting Project Voice, the immigrant rights program of the American Friends Service Committee. This program helps communities in Oregon and Washington create Rapid Response Teams and provides Know Your Rights trainings that empower immigrants to protect themselves and advocate for just immigration policies during these fearful and uncertain times. Come learn more about the critical work of this program and the communities it serves, and listen to great music by Samuel Davila &…

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“The Future of Our Oceans” with Dr. Sylvia Earle, 2019 Visiting SAGE Event

May 19 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Portland State University Viking Pavilion, 930 SW Hall St,
Portland, Oregon 97201 United States
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Global oceans champion Dr. Sylvia Earle will speak about the future of our oceans as the 2019 Visiting SAGE. Popularly called "Her Deepness" by the New Yorker and the New York Times, she is an inspiration to millions as a hero for the planet. Dr. Earle will speak about the world’s oceans as the source of all life, why they’re in peril from pollution, over-use and climate change, and how we can be a part of an all-out effort to…

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Annual Interfaith Discussion,”The Spring Holidays: Resurrection, Rebirth & Remembrance”

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 N.W. Flanders St.
Portland, Oregon 97209 United States
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Dean Nathan LeRud of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Rabbi Cahana of Temple Beth Israel, and The Rev. Msgr. Patrick Brennan of St. Mary's Cathedral will join together for their annual interfaith discussion of the spring holidays in the Christian and Jewish traditions. Free and open to the public!

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