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November 2019

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation

November 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
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$10 – $30

Be part of the conversation of our times: the truth about Race, Love and Liberation. We are all swimming in a system of white supremacy that keeps us from fully realizing our humanity. To fully be in our humanity we must confront how we, regardless of the color of our bodysuit, wield the tools of our oppressor and break ourselves and each other down. Our freedom lies in seeking to liberate ourselves and discovering the essence of love, connection and…

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Radical Dharma Circle

November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St
Portland, Oregon 97220 United States
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$125 – $350

Encounter race where it lives in your life. Rooted in the radical supposition that regardless of color or status, race has harmed us all -- though in different ways, Radical Dharma Circle is an "encounter" with awareness and practices of dismantling the negative impacts of racialization on our collective minds, hearts and bodies. Led by Rev. angle Kyodo williams, author, activist, master trainer, and Zen Sensei, this highly experiential weekend features identity and issue-based caucuses, full-group congresses and capacity-building using…

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An Interfaith Service of Gratitude: Sustainable Abundance

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, 1111 Country Club Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 United States
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Congregation Beit Haverim, Lake Oswego United Church of Christ (UCC), the Bahai community, the Bosniaks Educational Trust and other local congregations invite the wider community to a worship service in celebration of the gift of the Earth and our human responsibility for its just stewardship. The service will culminate with an opportunity for worshippers to make a personal pledge to concrete actions. Speakers will include The Rev. Yael Lachman of First Congregational Church UCC in Salem and Charlie Abrams, a…

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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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Israel360: Roots | Shorashim | Judur: Painful Hope

November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Join Israel360 for an evening with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Shorashim/ Judur/ Roots, A Local Palestinian Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence, and Transformation. Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is and Orthodox rabbi and teacher and a Zionist settler who was transformed by his friendship with Ali Abu Awwad, a leading Palestinian nonviolence activist. The two were part of the core group that founded Roots in the beginning of 2014. Shadi Abu Awwad created the Roots youth program and…

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Interfaith Service of Gratitude

November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97201 United States
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This free interfaith service will include readings of sacred texts, Silent Reflection, and Multiple Voices Choral performance of John Rutter’s “For the Beauty of the Earth.” People of all faiths and any or no spiritual background are welcome. No registration required.

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Ring in the Holidays – Interfaith Music for the Soul

November 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaverton Stake Center, 4195 SW 99th Ave.
Beaverton, Oregon 97005 United States
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Music Presented by Choirs from the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other musical presentations include the Encore Youth Choir, the Pacific Ward Tongan Choir, and Juliann Johnson-Weiss, Director of Vocal Music at Portland Community College. The event is free with no registration required, and all are welcome to attend.

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PassinArt: A Theatre Company Presents Black Nativity, a Gospel Song-Play by Langston Hughes

November 28, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Bethel AME Church, 5828 NE Eighth St.
Portland, Oregon 97211
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In December 1961, Black Nativity first performed off-Broadway, a first play written by an African American. This powerful production features traditional Christmas carols and new songs performed in a rousing and inspirational gospel style. For more information contact PassinArt at (503) 235-8079 or passinart@yahoo.com. PassinArt: A Theatre Company founded in 1982 is the longest-producing African American theatre company in Oregon. Their mission is to entertain, educate and inspire artists and diverse audiences while addressing critical issues facing our community. Black…

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December 2019

PDX Virtual Bridge to COP25

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave,
Portland, Oregon 97214 United States
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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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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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