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October 23
Ballot Measure Forums. 9 to 10 a.m. at Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 2941 NE Ainsworth, Portland; and 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

October 23
350pdx presents Bill McKibben.
7 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St., Portland. McKibben's 1989 groundbreaking book, The End of Nature, was the first of his 13 remarkable books about climate change. In 2007 he co-founded, which sparked the global action movement, and has since organized 20,000+ rallies/actions and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment and keep it in the ground movements. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 general admission, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact: (503) 228-6389.

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.
Collins Lecture
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. Register securely online now. You may also download a registration brochure. Learn more about the event.

November 30
World AIDS DayWorld AIDS Day Luncheon for EMO's HIV Services. 12 to 1 p.m. at Concordia University, Second Floor Hagen Center, 2811 NE Holman St., Portland (limited parking at NE 27th & Holman). Please join EMO's HIV Services for 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. Special recognition will be given to long time Day Center volunteers Katie Ugolini and George Bruender. As our guest, there is no charge to attend; donations will be solicited. All contributions go towards sustaining the HIV Day Center.
If you can't attend the event, please consider making a secure online donation (select HIV Services). Please RSVP by Nov. 23 to or (503) 460-3822.

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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