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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

May 7
Pooches on the Plaza.
9:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Portland. A "sniff and wag" social event, including dog washes and vaccinations for $25. For more information, contact or (971) 340-3940.

May 11
Interfaith Council of Greater Portland's (ICGP) Spring Interfaith Breakfast, hosted by Providence St. Vincent Medical Center's Pastoral Services. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Stanley Shaffer Room 20-23 in the East Pavilion, 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland. At the ICGP Spring Breakfast learn about the interfaith work of the Pastoral Services Department of the hosts at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and have the privilege of welcoming Rev. Ron Werner, Jr to speak on "Awakening Wholehearted Communities through Spacious Listening." Werner has been a community leader in Oregon for the last 10 years. Since 2015, he has served as a mission developer and pastor in Portland, where he is exploring the intersections of spirituality and action with folks in the first half of life. He is passionate about interfaith collaboration and is active in movements for immigrant and racial justice. Ron is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Breakfast will be provided as our hosts are generously catering the event. There will be vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and kosher/halal options available. This breakfast is a wonderful opportunity to network with interfaith groups in the greater Portland area and develop our interfaith friendships and partnerships. We hope you will join us for this free event! Register online.

May 12
2016 Visiting SAGE: Best-selling author Paul Hawken.
7 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ,  1126 SW Park Ave, Portland. Paul Hawken is a world-renowned environmentalist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author on sustainability. He will speak about his work with Project Drawdown, a non-profit that is mapping and modeling 100 existing, substantive solutions to reverse climate change. These solutions are widely practiced, commonly available, economically viable, and scientifically valid. When implemented globally and at scale over the next 30 years, they'll not only forge a pathway to reverse climate change, but will also result in more security, more prosperity, more jobs, and better health. Hawken will show how a wide variety of actors can advance these solutions – engaged citizens, students, teachers, farmers, business leaders, policymakers, and more. Tickets are $20 general or $40 preferred. Purchase tickets. EMO's Oregon Interfaith Power & Light is a cosponsor of this event.

May 13
Composer's Series: The Sisters' Journey: A Legacy of Faith. 7:30 p.m. in Flavia Hall, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43), between Lake Oswego and West Linn. The MU Music Composition Series presents students’ original compositions inspired by the historical writings of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Narration, vocal & instrumental settings tell the epic story of the Sisters' journey to Oregon, founding St. Mary’s Academy, and later Marylhurst University. Performed by some of Portland's finest musicians: Hamilton Cheifetz, cello; Todd Kuhns, clarinet; Julia Hwakyu Lee, piano; and vocalists Jill Soltero and Polly Hancock-Moody. Cost: $15 general admission; $10 students/seniors. More info: (503) 699-6263 or

May 14
MET's Annual Dinner and Cultural Night. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Muslim Educational Trust (MET), 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Tigard. Join MET at this unique event with a genuine cause to uplift our youth and facilitate every opportunity for them towards fulfilling the promise and carrying on the legacy. The cost is $30/person; dinner is included and child care will be available for younger children. Make your reservation securely online. Learn more about MET.

May 16
Don't Poison Our Water: Water Is a Human Right.
12:45 –1:45 p.m. (lunch recess during the UMC General Conference) at the North Plaza of the Oregon Convention Center, Portland. The event will explore the specific ways that government and corporate practices impact the right to safe, affordable and adequate water and sanitation in communities of color. We will look at Flint, Michigan, a Portland superfund site, and local concerns in Liberia, the Philippines and Honduras. 

May 18
EMO's Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner.
Reception & Silent Auction at 5 p.m. and Dinner & Awards Presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Pavilion, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland. As the premier statewide ecumenical event of the year in Oregon, EMO's Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner will bring together over 400 members of our diverse communities of faith and community partners. Each year, EMO recognizes individuals and groups in the community who have demonstrated a commitment to ecumenical service in Oregon. This year's award recipients include: "Ecumenist of the Year" to The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell, Unitarian Univeralist minister, writer, activist & spiritual leader; "Two Pauls Award" to Kelly Raths & Karuna Thompson, Christian & Buddhist chaplains at the Oregon State Penitentiary; "Vollum Ecumenical Humanitarian Award" to the Climate Action Coalition; and the "Rodney Page Ecumenical Service Award" to Ron Means. Reservations are $100 per person; tables seating 10 are $1,000. Make your reservation securely online now or download a Response Card. For information about sponsorship opportunities, download a Sponsorship form. Learn more about the event.

May 23
Visioning Mideast Peace through the Arts.
2 to 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Morrison Room, 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland. Presentation and discussion with two Christian-Palestinian teachers from West Bank near Jerusalem ( Free of charge. For more information, contact; or (503) 679-5933.

July 30
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 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 place your reservation, call (503) 699-6268 or e-mail

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