Community Information Session and Restorative Justice Networking Night. 5 p.m. Mingle and Snacks, and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CoSA Presentation at the Interchurch Center, 0245 SW Bancroft St, Portland (directions). The hope of CoSA is simple yet profound: No More Victims. Circles follow a restorative justice model, working alongside the treatment and supervision sex offenders are already provided, by offering practice in pro-social relationship building. Community volunteers meet regularly as a team with an offender (the Core Member) through the first year of release from prison, to prevent the isolation that can raise the risk of re-offending. Join us to learn more about the realities of life for people returning to our communities from prison, how CoSA effectively helps prevent violence, and how you can get involved. One person at a time, we are helping prevent violence. Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be served. RSVP: phone (503) 988-8580 or email email@example.com.
2015 Collins Lecture, "The Gospel of Conquest: Native Americans, Christianity and the Doctrine of Discovery" at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland. Guest lecturers will include Robert Miller, George "Tink" Tinker, and Kim Recalma-Clutesi, who will discuss the 15th-century basis for European Christian claims to the Americas, and examine its continued influence on relations among church, tribe and state. The sacredness of our connection to the ancestral owners of the land will be evoked by ritual, music, drumming, prayer, story and a shared meal, inspiring us toward reconciliation and renewal. Learn more about the 2015 Collins Lecture.
Save the Date: January 31, 2016
The Seventh Annual Earth Care Summit: Renewing Creation from the Ground Up. At University of Portland. Download a Registration Form. Download a Cosponsorship Form. Check back soon for more information.