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August 22
Faith & Why Unions Matter. 6:30 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland. Talk with economist Marty Hart-Landsberg about how the strength of labor unions is related to the strength of the economy. Hear about the personal and positive impact being a union member has had on local working people. Explore why unions matter from a faith-based perspective with Rev. Andrea Cano. Presented by the Portland Jobs with Justice Faith-Labor & Portland Rising Committees, and cosponsored by EMO, Center for Christian Voice, and NW Oregon Labor Council.

Collins LectureSave the date: November 2
2017 Collins Lecture, "Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God’s Call for Climate Justice." At Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. We will explore how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, triggering the loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, forced migration and poor health. Polluted air and water, weather disasters and drought bring devastation to all, particularly those living in poverty. We will also discuss how fossil fuel production and transportation often impact the marginalized, as seen with the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock. 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. If your congregation or organization is interested in cosponsoring the event, please download a Sponsorship Agreement. Online registration will open on September 5.

November 15-16
Preparing for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest. All day at University Place Conference Center, Portland. The conference is sponsored by the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC), a network of over 250 mental health, resilience, climate, faith, disaster response, and other professionals working to prevent harmful psychological & psycho-social-spiritual reactions to climate impacts and use them as catalysts to increase both human and ecological wellbeing. Learn more about the conference. Full rate: $375; Early bird (ends Sept. 15) $295. Register now. For more information, email


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