Vote 2020: Make your voice count

“The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.” John Lewis

Oregon voters can return their ballot at any official drop site or in person or by mail to a county election office by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

About Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO)

Committed to mutual respect and understanding, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon brings together diverse communities of faith to learn, serve and advocate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

Striving for unity in Jesus Christ and seeking to honor our sacred traditions, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon envisions communities of faith in ministry together creating a more peaceful, just, sustainable and compassionate world.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon traces its roots back to 1917 with the formation of the Home Mission Council, established to promote evangelism among the churches of Oregon and to provide a means for the churches to cooperatively work together. In 1919, the Portland Council of Churches was established by 25 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox congregations of Portland. EMO was founded in 1974, following the merger of the Oregon Council of Churches and the Portland Council of Churches. EMO remains one of the longest established ecumenical organizations in the United States. 

Learn more about EMO by watching a short video with EMO President Jan Musgrove Elfers. (SoundView Recording & Films)

Oregon Faith Voters Forum

On Oct. 20, join the Public Policy Advocacy team of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon as they encourage and inform voters for this once in a lifetime election. In addition to talking about the strategic work being done to support the most vulnerable among us, they will outline EMO’s position on the 2020 Oregon ballot measures. The virtual forum is free and open to all. Registrants will be sent a zoom link to join the forum.

Download EMO’s Voters’ Guide to the 2020 Oregon Ballot Measures.

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