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Peace & Dialogue

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." Matthew 5:9
"Make every effort to be at peace with everyone." Hebrews 12:14

At Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, we believe that making peace with one another is fundamental to the Christian faith that we build our lives upon. In an increasingly polarized world, we seek to build bridges and break down the walls that divide us. By developing relationships through honest and respectful dialogue and acting together for the common good, we come to understand that our "neighbors" are like us: a part of the greater human family created by God. Though developing meaningful relationships we recognize differences and affirm our commonalities. This enables us to explore together the essential questions of our day: What brings us together? What gives us hope? How can we act together to heal our world?

Each year, EMO creates workshops, discussions, lectures, presentations, celebrations and prayer vigils to celebrate Christian unity, foster interfaith relations, and explore ethical and moral issues. Our annual Collins Lectures provide a forum for clergy and laity to explore contemporary issues related to religion and social ethics.

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Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is committed to working for peace by providing a unified voice for peace from the faith community. For more information about how to get involved in interfaith peacemaking efforts, ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, public policy advocacy, education, and service, contact us at (503) 221-1054 or


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