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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

January 25
Second Home Beaverton Celebration Luncheon. 12 to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 12405 SW Butner Rd, Beaverton. EMO's Second Home program is a community effort to provide stable homes for our unaccompanied youth. There is no cost to attend the event; donations will be solicited. All contributions go towards sustaining Second Home. If you can't attend, please consider making a secure online donation at emoregon.org and select "Second Home." Learn more about Second Home. Check us out on FaceBook. To RSVP, please email Lwestarp@emoregon.org or call (503) 221-1054, ext. 208, no later than Jan. 18.

February 4
Refugee Crisis: World Vision's Response. 9 to 11 a.m. at: Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Dr, Lake Oswego. Women of Vision will be hosting a special event featuring guest speaker Chris Palusky, Vice President of Private Funding and Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs of World Vision. If you've ever wondered "What is World Vision doing to help refugees and how can it make a sustainable difference?" join us in February. This complimentary brunch and program is open to all women and men interested in learning more about World Vision's work in this area. Free to attend; please RSVP to Kathy Teckman at (503) 591-5818 or kteckman@comcast.net. For additional information, visit Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision's website at www.cwwov.org.

Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017February 7, 2017
Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017. Check-in/Registration opens at 8 a.m., event from 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.There is strength in knowledge and strength in numbers! Join with others from around the state in "Raising Diverse Voices of Faith to Strengthen Oregon Communities." We make it easy for you! Listen to a keynote address by Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum. Attend issue briefings and workshops on advocating for compassionate legislation regarding housing, hunger, health care, gun safety, wage theft and climate justice. Then join in a march to the State Capitol, where we will make our faith voice heard in meetings with our state legislators. We provide talking points and make all necessary appointments for you. Together we can build a just, inclusive and hope-filled future for all Oregonians. Cost: $20 general and $10 student with ID (includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials). Register securely online now or download a registration brochure. If your congregation or organization would like to endorse Interfaith Advocacy, please fill out an Endorser form.

February 10
Sex Offenders: Keeping Children, Churches, Schools and Youth Service Organizations Safer. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Portland Police Bureau Training Center, 14912 NE Airport Way, Portland. Sponsored by the Portland Police Bureau, CARES, CBI Consulting, Restore Hope, and Crew Janci LL, this will be an invaluable training for the faith community, administrative/camp staff, human resources and risk management professionals. By taking the time to learn more about child sexual abuse and the people who commit these crimes, your staff will be joining a growing number who are becoming better educated about protecting children, safeguarding our private and public institutions, and fulfilling our missions. Registration is limited to the first 80 registrants. Cost is $75 per person and includes lunch (10% discount for groups of 3 or more). For fliers or further information, call Pam Congdon at (503) 667-1189 or pam@restoretheirhope.com or Jerily Evans at (503) 703-1031 jerilynevans@me.com.

February 19
A Call to Action: Cultivating Peace with keynote speaker Arun Gandhi. 2 to 4 p.m. at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland. Honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi teaches the philosophy of nonviolence to move our world in the direction of peace. Free community event. Donations welcome for Arun Gandhi's Schools in India. Download event poster. Sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Unity Center in West Linn, and Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church.

February 21
Jobs with Justice's Faith Labor Committee 15th Annual Faith Labor Breakfast. 7:15 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta, Portland. The theme for this year's breakfast will be "Showing up for Each Other, Faith in Action." The cost to attend is $15. Learn more and register or for more information, please call (530) 236-5573.

March 10 & 11
Lecture, "Days of Awe and Wonder." March 10, 7 to 9 p.m., and March 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland. Lecture event celebrating new book by the late Marcus Borg, Days of Awe and Wonder. The guest lecturer will be The Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers. Registration is $75 for both days. Learn more and register at marcusjborgfoundation.org.


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