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April 2019

Dining Out For Life Portland

April 25

When you dine at a participating restaurant on Thursday, April 25, between 20 to 35 percent of your bill goes directly to EMO’s HIV Day Center & OHSU’s Partnership Project. Both organizations work closely together to provide vital programs & services to individuals living with HIV in the Portland metro area. EMO’s HIV Day Center, celebrating its 27th anniversary this year, is the oldest multi-service drop in center for low income individuals infected and affected by HIV in the United…

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Portland CROP Hunger Walk

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97201 United States
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CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. The Portland CROP Walk benefits EMO's Northeast Emergency Food Program and Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, with 25 percent of the proceeds shared by the two programs, and 75 percent of the proceeds are used by Church World Service to fight hunger across the United States.…

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May 2019

“The Future of Our Oceans” with Dr. Sylvia Earle, 2019 Visiting SAGE Event

May 19 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Portland State University Viking Pavilion, 930 SW Hall St,
Portland, Oregon 97201 United States
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Global oceans champion Dr. Sylvia Earle will speak about the future of our oceans as the 2019 Visiting SAGE. Popularly called "Her Deepness" by the New Yorker and the New York Times, she is an inspiration to millions as a hero for the planet. Dr. Earle will speak about the world’s oceans as the source of all life, why they’re in peril from pollution, over-use and climate change, and how we can be a part of an all-out effort to…

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June 2019

Our Children’s Trust: Rally to Support Climate Justice

June 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Directors Park, 815 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Please note that due to a time change of the hearing, the Interfaith Service preceding the rally has been cancelled and the Rally will now start at 1:30 p.m. Join us for a rally for Juliana v. United States Youth Plaintiffs! The youth are suing the federal government, seeking justice through court-ordered actions to mitigate the climate crisis and to prevent climate catastrophe. The Ninth Circuit Court will be hearing their case on June 4. Our Children’s Trust is expecting…

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PDX World Refugee Day

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lents Park, SE 92nd and SE Holgate
Portland, Oregon 97266 United States
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Join us at this refugee celebration with performances, food, activities for kids, cultural displays and more! Free event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PDXworldrefugeeday/ or contact pdx.wrd@gmail.com. Cosponsors include EMO's Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees, Catholic Charities, IRCO, and many other organizations in the Portland metro area.

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Emergency Training for Faith Communities in Response to Violent Extremism

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation Nevah Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, Oregon 97239 United States
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Caution: Violent extremism is rising! Is your congregation safe? Church, synagogue, mosque, temple, and other congregational leaders and security departments are urged to attend this special emergency training, briefing, and active shooter safety presentation to prepare places of worship for potential attacks and violent extremism, such as the shooting at the Chabad of Poway in San Diego and the massacres at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Christchurch Mosques in New Zealand, and Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston. The FBI,…

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July 2019

Criminal Justice Sabbath 2019

July 12 - July 14

Join people of faith across Oregon - and beyond - in holding a Criminal Justice Sabbath on the weekend of July 12-14, 2019. If you can’t join in on that weekend, host a Criminal Justice Sabbath any day - and let us know when you do, at cosa@emoregon.org! Criminal Justice Sabbath is a time for faith communities to lift up ways the justice system impacts us all. It is a day of worship dedicated to hearing the stories of those…

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September 2019

Second Home Celebration

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 SW Pine St.
Sherwood, OR 97140 United States
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There's no place like Second Home! Join us in a fun-filled fundraising celebration for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Second Home, a community-wide commitment to provide safe and stable homes for the unaccompanied high school students among us. This event is family-friendly in every way. The celebration will feature a community & youth art sale, wine wall, and silent auction. Salad and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All contributions raised at the event go towards sustaining Second Home. Your support will…

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Global Climate Strike

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204 United States
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Please join EcoFaith Recovery, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and people around the world in the Global Climate Strike! Using EcoFaith’s Practices for Awakening Leadership, we will gather our spiritual and relational power to ACT TOGETHER as people of faith and good will. We will do this by following the lead of the world’s children. Please join us! And take public transportation if possible; it reduces carbon emissions, eliminates parking frustration and expense, and will get you there on time. SCHEDULE:…

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October 2019

2019 Collins Summit, “Listening at the Margins: Ancestral Wisdom, Spiritual Resistance, and Hope in Times of Trauma”

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Portland, 1838 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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ABOUT THE SUMMIT Explore a method of listening at the margins of the global community and in our own lives in order to build resilience and resistance for these times. In a world of increasing fear and violence, how can we build networks of resistance rooted in our spiritual traditions? A third wave of liberation theology turns to the lived experience of people already facing global violence as a testimony of life in the face of death. These communities draw…

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