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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.
Luncheon lecture with PSU Professor Dr. Randy Blazak, "When Hate Becomes Terrorism: The Shifting Domestic Threat." 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Law Offices of Miller Nash, LLP, 111 SW Fifth Ave., 34th Floor, Portland (parking validation provided). The landscape of hate groups has changed dramatically in the last ten years. Traditional groups, like the Klan and Aryan Nations, have declined in size and influence. However, right-wing anti-government groups have experienced a resurgence. Fueled by gun and immigration debates and the election of a black president, patriot militias have taken the rhetoric of the Tea Party one step further, reviving the rhetoric of the “2nd American Revolution” that was common among the McVeigh-type activists in the 1990s. This talk will discuss the changing nature of right-wing extremism. Space is limited. Register online: $15 per person (includes lunch and drinks), or $5 per person (drinks only).
World Environment Day. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has selected the City of Portland to host this year's North American World Environment Day. A variety of public events will lead up to the World Environment Day celebration on June 5. The city and UNEP are encouraging community groups, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals to organize and participate in public events from Earth Day on April 22 to World Environment Day on June 5. Events will celebrate the environment and this year's World Environment Day theme "Reduce your Foodprint," aimed at reducing food waste. EMO's Interfaith Network For Earth Concerns is providing a resource guide for congregations and encouraging faith community involvement. Call (503) 221-1054, ext. 214. For more information on World Environment Day, go to http://www.unep.org/wed/. View a list of events in the Portland metro area.
June 9, 16 and 23
Kairos Palestine: a Moment of Truth:
A Three-Week Lesson Plan for Congregational Study. Sunday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Whitman Room, second floor, SW 12th and Alder St., Portland. Facilitated by Canon Richard Toll, Episcopal Priest and long-time spiritual leader of Friends of Sabeel N.Am. in support of Sabeel, an ecumenical movement founded by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land to advance the cause of peace and justice. Enter parking garage SW 12th & SW Morrison Sts; enter Geneva Hall entrance behind parking booth; take elevator to second floor. Free event; registration is not mandatory. For more information, contact email@example.com.
World Refugee Day 2013. 2:30 to 6 p.m. at IRCO Community Room,
10301 NE Glisan, Portland. Come celebrate World Refugee Day and share our cultures, cuisine and stories. View event poster.
“World Refugee Day Gallery Event." 5 to 10 p.m. at Imago Gallery, 512 NW Ninth Ave., Portland. In honor of World Refugee Day, explore the lives of refugees now living in the Portland metro area through a photography exhibit by J.W. Zirschky. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet in person the subjects of Zirschky’s photos and learn more about the work of SOAR Immigration Legal Services, a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO). The event is free; donations are welcome.
Information Session: Graduate Studies at Marylhurst University. 10 a.m. at the Marylhurst campus, 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43), between Lake Oswego and West Linn. Earn your Master of Divinity, Master of Applied Theology or Doctor of Ministry 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 place your reservation, call (503) 699-6268 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 13 to 15
Paul S. Wright Lecture Series presents Phyllis Tickle on Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters. Sunday at 3 p.m. to Tuesday at 12 p.m. (two-night, three-day retreat), at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy., Corbett, Ore. The guest speaker is one of the most highly respected authorities and popular speakers on religion in America today, Phyllis Tickle -- speaker, author, Episcopal lay Eucharistic priest and the founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly. Over a two-day period at Menucha, Tickle will lecture, offer extended question and answer periods, and encourage small group conversations in which participants can discuss the implications of what they’re hearing. Cost to attend: Program fee $175 + meals $61 + lodging choice - select $109, $209 or $309. Depending on lodging chosen, a participant will pay from $345 - $545. Optional lunch at end of the conference – add $10.75. Registration is limited to 60 participants and the event is expected to sell out. To register online, go to http://menucha.org/programs/wright-lecture-series. For more information, contact Scott Crane at (503) 695-2243 or email@example.com.