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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

June 29
Race, Faith, and Justice in the age of Ferguson and Baltimore. 7 p.m. at Warner Pacific College, McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland. Featuring a keynote address from Rev. Sekou, activist and faith instigator from Ferguson, and a panel discussion with Dr. Daymond Glenn of Warner Pacific, JoAnn Hardesty of the NAACP, Rev. Sekou (Fellowship of Reconciliation), and Eric Knox of Imago Dei Community. Join us in an evening of challenging thought on how people of faith and communities can learn about and from events and leaders in Ferguson and Baltimore. How have we failed and how can we succeed? How does faith play a role in the struggle? How do communities support the call and remind us that Black lives matter? Free event. For more information, contact: jake.dockter@gmail.com. EMO is a cosponsor of the event.

July 10
CoSA Community Information Session. 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Interchurch Center, SW Bancroft and Kelly, Portland (directions). Join us for a free information session about Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA), open to the community. Learn about ways you can support our program as a volunteer or professional in the community. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP if you plan to join us to cosa@emoregon.org.

July 11
Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Massacre at Srebrenica. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Portland State University, Smith Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Portland. A free public event of solemn recognition and remembrance of the 8,000 Bosnians killed. For more information, contact Bosniaks Educational and Cultural Organization at (503) 432-8543.

September 20
Shelter in the City: An International Day of Prayer for Peace. At Community of Christ Church, 4837 NE Couch St., Portland. A day for the city of Portland to dialogue with neighbors about the implications of the houseless population, what has already been done, and what could happen in the future. The event is free and dinner will be included, along with small group talks, speakers, worship sessions and simulation activities. The service will end with an honorary award to a Portland-based organization that has been living into the mission of peace and prayerful service to aid houselessness in the city.

September 24-25
The Unending Conversation: Progressive Christian Apologetics in the Twenty-First Century. 7 p.m. on Thursday through 3 p.m. on Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. In honor of Canon Theologian Marcus J. Borg, leading scholars John Dominic Crossan, Diana Butler Bass, Jacquie Lewis and Katharine Jefferts Schori address the challenge of progressive apologetics in the contemporary church. Registration: $150 if registered before July 1. For more information, contact: nathan@trinity-episcopal.org.

Save the Date: November 19
2015 Collins Lecture, "The Gospel of Conquest: Christianity, Native Americans and the Doctrine of Discovery" at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland. Guest lecturers will include Robert MillerGeorge "Tink" Tinker, and Kim Recalma-Clutesi, who will discuss the 15th-century basis for European Christian claims to the Americas, and examine its continued influence on relations among church, tribe and state. The sacredness of our connection to the ancestral owners of the land will be evoked by ritual, music, drumming, prayer, story and a shared meal, inspiring us toward reconciliation and renewal. Check back soon for more information.

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