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June 2019

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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Annual Building Bridges Summit: Understanding our Communities and Confronting Hate

October 24 @ 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 - November 17

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 @ 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 @ 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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