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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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PDX Virtual Bridge to COP25

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ocean BlueCOP Lewis & Clark College, Olin Hall 301
Portland,
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This year marks the 25th annual United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25). Previous conferences have produced some of the most well-known and comprehensive international agreements for setting greenhouse gas emissions targets and increasing the ability of countries to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. COP25 will take place this December in Madrid, Spain, and communities like Portland are seeking to be involved in the conference via a series of virtual bridges. The Portland bridge includes two public…

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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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First Stand for Climate Committee Hearing

January 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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As part of the Renew Oregon Coalition, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon invites you to this climate advocacy event. Our Legislative leaders have an opportunity to take action NOW on our climate crisis in 2020! The Legislature is negotiating now, and the current proposal being discussed needs meaningful changes in order for bold climate action to happen in 2020. Wealthy polluters and other special interests using their influence to prevent and water down bold climate action, and next Monday we have…

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Drum Major Celebration: Salute to Greatness

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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Ms. Rukaiyah Adams, Chief Investment Officer of Meyer Memorial Trust and Chair of the Oregon Investment Council, will deliver the keynote address. The following community leaders will be recognized: Dr. W. Bryan Gibbs, OHSU, who helped us understand that gun violence is a public health issue; Mr. Donald Dixon, who has been a leader in public education and programs for young African-American men; Rotary of Portland Peace Builders Committee, who are also responsible for planting “Peace Poles” around the Region;…

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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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Drum Major Celebration: Empower the Dream

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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Dr. Miles Davis, President of Linfield College in McMinnville (the first African American President in 162 years), will be the keynote speaker, and the theme is: “Now is ‘Still’ the Time!” Governor Kate Brown, County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Metro President Lynn Peterson will give greetings, inter-faith leaders will give short messages of hope, the Pacific Youth Choir under the direction of Mia Hall will render music, as will the Linfield College Choir under the direction of Dr.…

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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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