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May 31, 2017: Statement by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon on the tragic murders on Portland's MAX
May 4, 2017: Electioneering by houses of worship undermines prophetic voice and independence
May 2, 2017: EMO calls on Oregon’s elected leaders to create an equitable system of taxation that adequately funds a strong safety-net
March 29, 2017: EMO honors Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary as “Ecumenist of the Year”
March 29, 2017: EMO honors the Collins Foundation with “Ecumenical Humanitarian Award”
March 29, 2017: EMO honors Sahar Bassyouni of the Muslim Educational Trust
with “Religious Education Award”

March 29, 2017: EMO awards the Hon. George A. Van Hoomissen for ecumenical service
March 29, 2017: EMO honors Andrea Williams of Causa with the “Young Visionary Award”
February 28, 2017: EMO speaks out against threats to Jewish Communities across the nation
January 27, 2017: EMO condemns moratorium on all refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries
January 25, 2017: A joint statement on executive order of moratorium of refugees from Catholic Charities of Oregon, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and IRCO

November 30, 2016: Oregon faith leaders' statement on death penalty commutation
October 7, 2016: EMO announces ballot measure recommendations
June 13, 2016: EMO statement on Orlando tragedy
April 12, 2016: EMO to honor community volunteer Ron Means with “Ecumenical Service Award
April 12, 2016: EMO honors Oregon prison chaplains for innovative interfaith approach to restorative justice
April 12, 2016: EMO honors the Climate Action Coalition with “Vollum Ecumenical Humanitarian Award”
April 12, 2016: EMO honors Charles McGee III with inaugural "Young Visionary Award"
April 7, 2016: EMO names The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell "Ecumenist of the Year"
March 2, 2016: EMO statement on minimum wage bill signing
Feb. 18, 2016: EMO statement on House minimum wage vote
Feb. 11, 2016: EMO statement on Senate minimum wage vote
Jan. 14, 2016: Jan Musgrove Elfers named executive director of EMO

Press Release Archives

Opinion/Letters to the Editor
August 9, 2015, Cost of the Shell Oil protest, by Jan Elfers and Jenny Holmes
Dec. 11, 2014, EMO letter to the editor regarding Senate Torture Report
Oct. 9, 2014, "EMO urges Oregon voters to vote "yes" on Measure 88," by David Leslie
July 15, 2013, "Guest Opinion: Public deserves to know what's in CIA torture report," The Oregonian

EMO in the News
July 8, 2015, "EMO's Second Home: Connecting Homeless Youth & Host Families," MetroEast Community Hotline (video)
May 27, 2015, "EMO's Rockwood Farmers
," MetroEast Community Hotline (video)
April 24, 2015, "Helping homeless teens earn their diplomas," Gresham Outlook
April 8, 2015, "Second Home finds second, third homes," Beaverton Valley Times
March 31 & April 1, 2015, "Breathing new life into Rockwood, Part I and Part 2," Presbyterian News Service


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