What We Do


We respond as a people of faith to the needs of Oregonians to create a more just, compassionate, sustainable and peaceful world.
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Advocacy & Action


EMO’s public witness and advocacy efforts support the marginalized, poor and voiceless. We are a consistent faith presence at the Oregon Legislature, and we also train and engage congregations and people of faith to participate in this important aspect of our ministry. Learn more.

Community Service


Our Community Ministry programs serve communities in crisis and people in need. Our diverse programs provide nutritious meals, affordable housing, social support, and integrated refugee and immigration services. Learn more.

Creation Justice


EMO’s Creation Justice programs connect, inform, inspire, and empower people, congregations, and religious institutions to work for care and renewal of the earth. We foster an awareness that care for creation is integral to a life of faith. Learn more.

Education & Dialogue


We offer workshops, discussions, lectures (including our annual Collins Lecture), presentations, celebrations and prayer vigils to celebrate Christian unity, foster interfaith relations, and explore ethical and moral issues. Learn more.