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October 2019

Annual Building Bridges Summit: Understanding our Communities and Confronting Hate

October 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Muslim Educational Trust, 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Tigard, Oregon 97223 United States
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The primary objective of this gathering is to seek better understanding of the communities we serve towards confronting hate and promoting a culture where we all work together as equal partners in defining our shared future. Join us for this unique community conversation with law enforcement. Learn from the perspectives of members of the Latino, Muslim, African American, and Jewish communities on the traumatic impacts of being targeted by hate, compounded by the challenges of dealing with law enforcement and…

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November 2019

End Gun Violence Sabbath: Nov. 15-17, 2019

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

EMO and Lift Every Voice Oregon (LEVO) invite faith communities from all backgrounds and all parts of our state to join us on a single weekend, lifting our voices for a peaceful world free from gun violence. On the weekend of Nov. 15 to 17 (whichever day fits your faith community's worship schedule), people from diverse religious backgrounds will unite in remembering gun violence as part of their regular worship—through a prayer, note in the bulletin, sermon, guest speaker or…

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Inequality with Les Leopold and the Oregon Center for Public Policy

November 23, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

World AIDS Day Luncheon

December 4, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Say No to War: A Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Peace

January 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Our country is lurching closer to war. The values of faith we share call us to be peacemakers and live by faith, not fear. However, we have a President who is inciting violence on our border, in our country, and across the world. President Trump’s latest decision to recklessly assassinate the military commander of Iran will cause more violence and bloodshed in a region already facing endless wars. Read a statement from vigil organizers. Today, January 6, at 6 p.m.,…

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Legislative Forum

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church 1624 NE Hancock St. Portland, OR. 97212, 1624 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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Join us at Oregon Coalition of Christian Voices’ Annual Legislative Forum, where Oregon State Senators, House Members and advocacy representatives will be the panelists discussing plans for the next legislative session. Topics will include: > Environmental Justice > Criminal Justice > Revenue > Housing and Human services > Education If you have an interest in any of these subjects, here is your chance to hear from the people making our laws. And, if you want to make your voice heard…

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Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing: A Forum & Resource Fair

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bethel AME Church, 5828 NE Eighth St.
Portland, Oregon 97211
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This Thursday, Jan. 30, learn about innovative ideas for developing affordable housing on land owned by faith and community-based organizations. This event, sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), will present the results of three case studies funded by a grant from Metro. The grant provided consulting services for design and financing work, provided by Bill Hart of Carleton Hart Architects and Sharon Nielson of the Nielson Group. Three organizations received their…

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February 2020

Oregon Climate Emergency Day of Action

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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This will be the biggest Salem Climate Action in 2020! Show our strength by standing together. Send a message to state legislators and Governor Brown to stand up to the powerful oil industry and pass real climate action. If you show up for one action on climate legislation in 2020, make it this one. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will join Renew Oregon for a Climate Emergency Day of Action at the Oregon Capitol, with a rally from 12 to 1:30…

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Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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As Oregonians, we care deeply about the most vulnerable, especially Oregon's children. Yet, Oregon has the highest rate of K-12 homelessness in the country, and the second-highest rate of youth who are homeless and separated from their parents. At Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day, we will hear about legislation that will address youth homelessness. We will also have an opportunity to meet with our elected leaders and urge them to make this issue a priority. Lunch will be on your own,…

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March 2020

Hearing the Cries: Healing Injustice

March 6 - March 7
First Presbyterian Church, 501 Mission Dr.
Newberg, Oregon 97132 United States
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Hearing the Cries: Healing Injustice brings a holistic lens to being in relationship with our justice-involved neighbors: helping people of faith and goodwill, in the words of Bryan Stevenson, “get proximate” with those members of our society who have lived experience of the justice system. We hope to frame participants’ understanding of the “issue” of criminal justice as a matter of faith in action. As people of faith, we know that our communities bring together people beyond the labels placed…

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