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November 2019

An Interfaith Service of Gratitude: Sustainable Abundance

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, 1111 Country Club Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 United States
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Congregation Beit Haverim, Lake Oswego United Church of Christ (UCC), the Bahai community, the Bosniaks Educational Trust and other local congregations invite the wider community to a worship service in celebration of the gift of the Earth and our human responsibility for its just stewardship. The service will culminate with an opportunity for worshippers to make a personal pledge to concrete actions. Speakers will include The Rev. Yael Lachman of First Congregational Church UCC in Salem and Charlie Abrams, a…

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Inequality with Les Leopold and the Oregon Center for Public Policy

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Church Buchan Reception Hall, 1226 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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$5 – $20

Join author Les Leopold and the Oregon Center for Public Policy in an evening to explore inequality and its implications for our democracy. Admission: requested donation of $5-20; includes a copy of Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice by Les Leopold. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. EMO is a cosponsor of this event.

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Israel360: Roots | Shorashim | Judur: Painful Hope

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Join Israel360 for an evening with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Shorashim/ Judur/ Roots, A Local Palestinian Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence, and Transformation. Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is and Orthodox rabbi and teacher and a Zionist settler who was transformed by his friendship with Ali Abu Awwad, a leading Palestinian nonviolence activist. The two were part of the core group that founded Roots in the beginning of 2014. Shadi Abu Awwad created the Roots youth program and…

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Ring in the Holidays – Interfaith Music for the Soul

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaverton Stake Center, 4195 SW 99th Ave.
Beaverton, Oregon 97005 United States
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Music Presented by Choirs from the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other musical presentations include the Encore Youth Choir, the Pacific Ward Tongan Choir, and Juliann Johnson-Weiss, Director of Vocal Music at Portland Community College. The event is free with no registration required, and all are welcome to attend.

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PassinArt: A Theatre Company Presents Black Nativity, a Gospel Song-Play by Langston Hughes

November 28 @ 12:00 am - December 14 @ 12:00 am
Bethel AME Church, 5828 NE Eighth St.
Portland, Oregon 97211
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In December 1961, Black Nativity first performed off-Broadway, a first play written by an African American. This powerful production features traditional Christmas carols and new songs performed in a rousing and inspirational gospel style. For more information contact PassinArt at (503) 235-8079 or passinart@yahoo.com. PassinArt: A Theatre Company founded in 1982 is the longest-producing African American theatre company in Oregon. Their mission is to entertain, educate and inspire artists and diverse audiences while addressing critical issues facing our community. Black…

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December 2019

World AIDS Day Luncheon

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211

Please join Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Day Center for the 2019 World AIDS Day Luncheon! This is an opportunity to honor and celebrate those in our communities who live daily with HIV/AIDS, and those who support the work we do at EMO’s Daily Bread Express and HIV Day Center—the only HIV drop-in center serving greater Portland’s most vulnerable, low-income, HIV-positive individuals. There is no charge to attend; donations will be gratefully accepted. All contributions go towards sustaining the HIV…

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March 2020

Mother of Exiles Choir Project

March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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You are invited to attend a performance of Mother of Exiles by the Resonance Ensemble. The Mother of Exiles Project is seeking support to help give voice to people around the world who are in need of asylum. Portland Composer Theresa Koon has adapted Emma Lazarus' famous poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in an anthem for choir that will soon be heard around the world. Mother of Exiles will be recorded in Prague in December 2019 and released…

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