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June 2019

Summer in the Forest Screening

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Mill Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13
Portland, Oregon 97229 United States
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Join us for a free screening of “Summer in the Forest,” a film about a L’Arche community in France, followed by a reception and panel discussion. The life and legacy of Jean Vanier, who passed away peacefully May 7, 2019, will also be celebrated. About "Summer in the Forest": Like countless others, Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labeled "idiots," locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and…

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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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August 2019

Collaborating in Care: Ministry and Mental Health

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 SW Vermont St.
Portland, Oregon 97219 United States
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If you are a faith leader, you and your house of worship are an important contact point for Veterans in your community. Sometimes clergy members aren’t aware of the veterans in their congregation or how they might help a veteran and their family following deployment. Clergy may recognize veterans who are struggling in their return to civilian life, but not know how to support them. The National Chaplain Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA-Clergy Partnership for Rural…

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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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Voices from the Margins

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spirit of Grace, 7400 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97008 United States
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Come hear immigrant women, and discuss issues facing immigrants in Oregon today. Enjoy live Brazilian jazz and light refreshments. Speakers and small group discussions will help us know each other better. The public is invited. Learn more about the event.

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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

The Soul Box Project presents screening of “Behind the Bullet”

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon 97219 United States
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The Soul Box Project is hosting a free screening of Behind the Bullet to deepen awareness of untold stories from the U.S. gunfire epidemic. Many thanks to director Heidi Yewman for embracing this partnership. This full length film takes an intimate, non-polarizing look at how taking a life forever changed four people emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. They describe the moral injury that comes after a self-defense, accidental or unintentional shooting, offering a new and unbiased perspective on gun violence. Following…

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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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