“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.” Supreme Court Justice Thurgood … Continue reading Reflection on the Fourth of July
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon invites Oregon faith leaders from all religious backgrounds and all parts of our state to sign onto a letter in support of two bills currently being … Continue reading Faith Leader Letter to help prevent gun violence – sign on today
EMO is encouraged by the news that today our State Senate passed the important reforms of SB 1008, the Juvenile Justice sentencing bill. Below is the press release from Senator … Continue reading Youth Justice bill passes – hooray!
Upcoming Justice Events and Trainings – Spring 2019 Catholic Prison Ministry Coalition – April 3, 2019 – Webinar Training Series on Prison Ministry – “Recruiting Volunteers to Ministry to the Incarcerated … Continue reading Keep acting for justice!
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon supports the Accountability and Equity Act (HB 3064). As we state in our public testimony on the bill, here’s why: Justice Reinvestment has been a success, … Continue reading EMO supports Justice Reinvestment Accountability and Equity Act
Saalim Saalim spent twenty-three years in and out of a refugee camp in Kenya. He was born in Somalia to his Indian mother and Yemeni father, but even the cultural … Continue reading SOAR Immigration Legal Services Client Spotlight
A statement by Rev. Audrey Zunkel-deCoursey, of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. Remarks shared in part at Lift Every Voice Oregon press conference January 17, 2019. Photos from LEVO rally and … Continue reading Lift Every Voice: Why EMO wants to prevent gun deaths.
On January 31, 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court released a ruling in support of the position argued by EMO and its partners in an Amicus Brief, filed by our friends … Continue reading EMO Amicus Brief success
EMO’s Communities of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is excited to serve once again as the community partner for a senior capstone class at Portland State University (PSU), under the professorship … Continue reading Portland State University students explore “why prisons?”
Standing at the prison fence This past Sunday, I participated in the interfaith worship service held just outside the fence to the federal prison at Sheridan, Oregon, hosted by IMIrJ … Continue reading Justice for Migrants: Beyond Labels