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October 16
Ballot Measure Forums. 10 to 10:50 a.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church, Fireside Room, 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland; and 12 to 1:15 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland. The Nov. 8 general election, like all elections, is important for people of faith and for all Oregonians. At these ballot measure forums, we will provide information, analysis, and answer questions on the seven measures on the state ballot. We hope our discussion of the ballot measures will provide valuable insights for Oregon’s voters, especially for people whose faith is their ultimate guide. Download EMO's 2016 Voters' Guide to the Oregon Ballot Measures. For more information, contact Britt Conroy, EMO director of Public Policy Advocacy, at bconroy@emoregon.org.

October 23
Ballot Measure Forum. 11:30 a.m. at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, 5150 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton. The Nov. 8 general election, like all elections, is important for people of faith and for all Oregonians. At these ballot measure forums, we will provide information, analysis, and answer questions on the seven measures on the state ballot. We hope our discussion of the ballot measures will provide valuable insights for Oregon’s voters, especially for people whose faith is their ultimate guide. Download EMO's 2016 Voters' Guide to the Oregon Ballot Measures. For more information, contact Britt Conroy, EMO director of Public Policy Advocacy, at bconroy@emoregon.org.

October 30
Rebuilding the Beloved Community. 4 to 7 p.m. at the Muslim Educational Trust, 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard. You are invited to an interfaith event to hear a brief but passionate call for people of faith to reclaim a place in the public square and then give voice to your own vision of the beloved community and how you'd like to see it at work in Oregon. Please join us for a potluck supper and sharing of our experience. This gathering is free and open to the public. Please bring a non-pork dish to share. EMO is cosponsoring the event.

November 3
The 2016 Collins Lecture, "Redeeming the Soul of America: Race, Justice and Reconciliation," with the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III.
1 to 5:30 p.m. Seminar, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Lecture, at Concordia University in northeast Portland. With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice and economic inequality. The registration fee to attend the full event (afternoon seminar and evening Collins Lecture with Dr. Moss) is $40, with a dinner option for an additional $12. Admission to the evening lecture only is $25. Students with ID are half price. Learn more about the event. Register securely online now. You may also download a registration brochure.

Save the Date: February 3, 2017
Interfaith Advocacy Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE, Salem, and ending at the Oregon State Capitol. With the theme, “Raising Diverse Voices of Faith to Strengthen Oregon Communities,” Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017 will be a day of prayer, dialogue, and advocacy. Interfaith Advocacy Day brings together people from many faiths across Oregon to answer the call to be a voice for the voiceless, as they speak out for compassion, human dignity and an end to poverty. Activities include presentations from faith leaders on the religious roots of concern for people living in poverty, training in advocacy skills, issue briefings, and visits to legislators. Individuals and groups from congregations and community organizations are encouraged to participate. If your congregation or organization would like to endorse Interfaith Advocacy, please fill out an Endorser form. Check back soon for more details.

 

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