Keep acting for justice!

Upcoming Justice Events and Trainings – Spring 2019

Catholic Prison Ministry Coalition – April 3, 2019 – Webinar Training Series on Prison Ministry – “Recruiting Volunteers to Ministry to the Incarcerated and their Loved Ones”

Restorative Dialogue Facilitator Training – April 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 – City of Beaverton, Beaverton Center for Mediation and Dialogue

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland – Office of Prison Ministry – 3rd Annual Prison Ministry Conference – April 13, 2019 – Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium

EMO’s Annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration – April 24, 5:00 – 9:30 pm – Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR – features awardee Ron Steiner of OADP – Register at

15th Annual Northwest Justice Forum: Inviting Every Voice – June 25 -27th 2019 at Multnomah University, Portland, OR

“Public Witness in the Pews”

Use your worship bulletin to educate your congregation on any given worship day: 2019 Public Witness topics include Criminal Justice Reform, Climate Justice, Youth Homelessness, Refugee Resettlement. Download half-sheet bulletin inserts.

Criminal Justice Sabbath 2019 – July 12-14, 2019

***Or any date suitable to your congregation’s calendar

Bring justice themes to your congregation, and join other faith communities across the state in praying for healing and reform.  See the Criminal Justice Sabbath 2019 resource guide online .

In 2019, Hearing the Cries for Justice is coming to a region near you…

… with your help!  We are recruiting local hosts in regions outside the Portland metro area to host a day of networking and learning, focused on stories and skills for effective criminal justice ministries.  The program will include training in advocacy and mentorship, with a focus on the stories of people living in your area.

We are currently recruiting host groups to host the event and provide logistical organizing.  We hope to visit regions outside the Portland metro area, but we need volunteer hosts to help us make this happen!  Let us know if you’d like to host a visit from EMO to your region, to talk about justice!

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