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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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April 2020

DACA During COVID-19: A Zoom Webinar by SOAR Legal

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

With COVID-19, many people have concerns surrounding DACA. To ensure EMO's SOAR Immigration Legal Services answers all your questions and keeps you accurately informed with accredited information, we will host a Zoom Webinar this on April 24 at 11:30 a.m. Join us and get informed with one of our immigration attorneys! Con COVID-19, muchos de ustedes nos han contactado con inquietudes relacionadas con DACA. Para asegurarnos de que respondemos todas sus preguntas y mantenerlo informado de manera precisa con información…

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Portland CROP Hunger (Virtual) Walk

April 26

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Portland CROP Walk will be "virtual." Walk virtually. Give online. Change the world. Learn more and donate now. The local programs the Portland CROP Hunger Walk supports are EMO's Northeast Emergency Food Program and Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon. About the CROP Hunger Walks: They are community-based walk events held in cities and towns across the United States raising funds to support the global mission of Church World Service, a faith-based organization…

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May 2020

Cancelled: EMO’s Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration

May 20

Although public health considerations mean that this year’s Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration will be cancelled, our work carries on! At Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, we are committed to carrying out our mission to create a more just, compassionate, sustainable and peaceful world. Proceeds from this event comprise a major portion of our annual budget. We invite everyone who would have attended to make a donation now! Your support to EMO will ensure that we do all we can to…

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June 2020

PDX World Refugee Day

June 20 @ 11:00 am - June 21 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate and honor refugees on World Refugee Day this Saturday, June 20! An hour long "virtual" celebration will be filled with performances, refugee stories, cooking demos, and words of hope from civic leaders and refugee agencies. The video will be posted at 11 a.m. at PDX World Refugee Day Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2487110281599794/

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