Beloved Community Forum. 4 to 6 p.m. at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland. Join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors for a meaningful discussion about immigrant rights, while making new friends and deepening your community relationships. As with each Beloved Community Forum, we will welcome a community leader to share their vision of "what they are for," and offer us all a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. This gathering will be led by Ramon Ramirez, president of PCUN- Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), Oregon's farmworker union and the largest Latino organization in our state. Ramon has lived in Oregon for over 40 years, and has dedicated his life to immigrant rights and social justice. Refreshments will be provided. Free event, donations accepted.
2017 Collins Lecture, "Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God’s Call for Climate Justice." Seminar from 1 to 5:15 p.m. and lecture from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. Join us for education, reflection & a call to action! What is climate justice and why is it a civil rights issue? Explore the ties between ecological justice and social justice as we respond to God's call to be faithful stewards of Creation. Learn about innovative, practical ways to protect people, places and the common good through individual, legislative and congregational actions. Join in building spiritual resilience to meet the challenge of caring for our beloved Earth home. Guest lecturers will be The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and canon for the environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California, and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, civil rights leader, climate change activist and retired pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta. Also featuring music by Anna Fritz. The cost to attend the seminar and lecture (includes dinner) is $50 general and $25 for students with ID; to attend the lecture only, the cost is $25 general and $15 students. Register securely online now! You may also download a registration brochure. If your congregation or organization is interested in cosponsoring the event, please download a Sponsorship Agreement. Learn more about the event.
Save the Date: January 30, 2018
Hearing the Cries: Welcome Home Convocation. At Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. The Convocation will bring together people of faith and goodwill for information, inspiration, and training to engage in prison ministries and understand the deeper social issues behind our legal system. The specific emphasis of the convocation will be to equip and motivate faith communities to engage in the ministry of hospitality for persons returning from prison and supporting families of the incarcerated. Admission is $10, and advance registration is required. Learn more about the event.