Presidents' Circle Reception. 4:30 p.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland. Please join us to learn more about EMO's Presidents' Circle, a group of supporters who have pledged to put EMO in their will or other planned giving vehicles. They are dedicated to ensuring EMO’s capability to respond to future needs faced by generations to come and will play a vital role in continuing the ecumenical work in Oregon. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. To RSVP, contact Lisa Westarp at (503) 221-1054, ext. 208, or Lwestarp@emoregon.org.
Save the date: November 2
2017 Collins Lecture. 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, 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. The Portland area location of the event is yet to be determined. Check back for developing details.