The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. Proverbs 18:15
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. View past lectures.
The Common Table
The Common Table is a gathering of interfaith leaders and practitioners who have committed to learning more about one another, trusting one another and standing together – even in the midst of our differences. We believe this is the prophetic edge of our times, and the way of transformation beyond the spiritual gridlock that binds our country.
The Common Table is expanding the work of bridge-building across Oregon over the next three years, reaching out to various leaders in local hubs across the state and asking them to consider a formal process of peacemaking and community development. A part of this process will involve a “mapping” project to discover the collective faith-based impact on hunger and housing throughout Oregon.
Ecumenical Links & Resources
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
location 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
phone (503) 221-1054
fax (503) 223-7007
The Rev. Michael Ellick, Director of Public Engagement