Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) brings together diverse communities of faith to learn, serve and advocate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation

EMO’s Refugee Rapid Response

The recent crisis in Afghanistan has highlighted the urgent need for refugee resettlement work. In the weeks ahead, we anticipate thousands of Afghans will arrive in the United States. We have a moral responsibility to support those looking for relief from persecution and discrimination. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will be one of the key organizations in Oregon helping to do this work. Would you join us in welcoming Afghans to Oregon? Learn more about Refugee Rapid Response.

Voters’ Guide to the 2022 Oregon Ballot Measures is now available!

For nearly 50 years, EMO has used our voice to advocate for policies and legislation that help create an Oregon that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Releasing our biannual “Voters’ Guide to 2022 Oregon Ballot Measures” is an important part of this work. We’re privileged to provide thoughtful guidance to people of faith and goodwill and help connect current ballot initiatives to deeper values.

We hope our discussion of the four statewide ballot measures in the Voters’ Guide will provide valuable insights for Oregon voters.

View the Voters’ Guide now.

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advocacy & action

We bring the faith community’s voice to the policy-making process at the Oregon Legislature to ensure a life of possibility for all Oregonians. Learn more

community service

Our diverse direct service programs offer hunger, nutrition and social support; affordable housing opportunities; and refugee and immigration services. Learn more

creation justice

We connect, inform and empower people, congregations and religious institutions to work for care and renewal of the earth through education and advocacy. Learn more

education & dialogue

We offer opportunities that celebrate Christian unity, foster interfaith relations, and explore ethical and moral issues with workshops, lectures and prayer vigils. Learn more