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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

September 25 through October 29
Portland Interfaith Prayer Assembly
The Rev. E.D. Mondainé and Celebration Tabernacle Church invite all houses of worship to join in a Portland Interfaith Prayer Assembly. The five-week, six-service prayer vigil will kick off on Sept. 25, 2016. During the six week vigil, participating houses of worship are asked to reserve space during your weekly worship experience to recite with your community a prayer for the greater community and its leaders, including our civic and civil servants. We will conclude our united prayer time together on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5209 NE 22nd Ave, Portland. Each religious leader, civic or civil servant will be asked to dress in traditional vestments (robes or uniforms) and a prayer from each representative of that community will be given. EMO will be participating. Download the suggested prayer to recite with congregants each week.

October 27
Information Session: Graduate Studies at Marylhurst University. 6:30 p.m. at the Marylhurst campus, 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43), between Lake Oswego and West Linn. Earn your  Master of Divinity or Master of Applied Pastoral Theology from Marylhurst University. A great opportunity to meet the department chair in an informal setting and learn if Marylhurst University is right for you. For more information or to RSVP, call (503) 699-6268 or email

November 2
Faith Leaders Conference at the Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd., Portland. With nationally recognized speakers Dr Jodie Chiricosta and Dr H Norman Wright, session topics will be focused on the necessity of being a part of the larger "Net that Works" with other faith leaders and faith networks in our city. You will discover the importance of why it is imperative as leaders to be prepared and how we can be prepared: physically, emotionally and spiritually before during and after an emergency event. As Faith Leaders we are called to be prepared and engaged in serving our neighbors and in being the tangible expression of compassion and love in our communities. At the Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum, you will have an opportunity to see and hear from government, businesses and citizens, as we tackle key issues with Oregon's acute need for preparedness. For more information, contact Eric Cummings, Director of Faith Leadership Conference, at (281) 384-8090 or Cost: $99 per person for The Faith Leadership Conference & two additional breakout sessions (including key-note) on Tuesday & Trade-show / Exhibits both days ($149 after Sept. 30 & $199 at the door). Register now.

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.

New date: November 20
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 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 7, 2017
Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017. 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 of “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. Join us in addressing housing, hunger, health care, gun safety, and climate justice. 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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