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Interfaith calendar of significant religious dates.

July through August 21
Interfaith Art Exhibit: The Bridge. Open for public viewing on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sundays between 12 and 9 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Kempton Hall and the Morrison Room, 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will host a ground-breaking exhibition of 47 premier Arab, Persian and Jewish contemporary artists from 15 countries of Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions. "The Bridge" explores the theme of what bridges us to each other, as well as what they hold in common across their religions and cultures. All programs are offered as a gift to the community, and free will offerings will be gratefully accepted. All are welcome. For more information go to or email

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

July 31
My Neighbor Is Muslim. 9 to 10 a.m. on Sundays at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland. A six-part series, each session is a stand-alone, with Christians and Muslims discussing commonalities and differences in our two faiths, based on a curriculum developed by Lutherans and Muslims. Free event. If you have questions, contact Ginny Feldman (503) 901-7329 or

August 18
Moral Injury: The Psychological and Spiritual Injuries that Occur Due to War and/or Violence. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for chaplains and clergy (3 contact hours educational credit), and bring your own lunch session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Portland VA Health Care System, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, Building 100, Third Floor Chapel (ample parking is now available in the patient parking lot). Presenter Rev. Peter E. Bauer is a minister in the United Church of Christ and Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Service Corps, USA, Retired. Participants will learn about Moral Injury as a stand-alone phenomenon separate from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health disorders, yet co-occurring in many instances. Moral Injury is a wound to the soul. Participants will become aware of the literature and developmental review of Moral Injury, and will be informed about special considerations for several patient populations including combat veterans, military sexual trauma victims etc. Participants will become aware of interventions that can be constructed to work with patients, clients, and congregants. A case scenario will be highlighted. To register, contact Sonia Gainey at (503) 220-8262, ext. 51733.

September 22
"Portland's Future: How Do We Accommodate Growth & Global Warming?" an evening with Portland urban architect George Crandall. 5:30 p.m. wine & hors d'oeuvres reception, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. lecture, at Neil Kelly Design Center, 804 N. Alberta St., Portland. Tickets are $25; limited to 50 guests. Reserve tickets securely online. Proceeds benefit EMO's ministries. George Crandall is the founder of Crandall Arambula, PC. He has been responsible for more than 50 key urban and community design projects across the country and throughout the West. Many of his local projects have made Portland and Oregon models for planning in America. He has served as President for the Architectural Foundation of Oregon, Board President for 1000 Friends of Oregon, President of the Portland Chapter AIA, and Chair of the AIA Urban Design Committee. As an architect with many major projects in his portfolio, he understands what it takes to get plans built.

September 30 & October 1
The Animal Conference. Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Portland, SW 12th and SW Alder, Portland. Featuring internationally recognized experts in a variety of animal advocacies. Sponsored entirely by Oregon Dog PAC. For more information, contact: Ron Murray,, or (971) 340-3940.

October 9 to 11
The Wright Lectures: "The Churches at the Four Corners," with Dr. Thomas Long. At Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Ore. Dr. Thomas Long is the Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching and Director of the Early Career Pastoral Leadership Program at the Candler School of Theology. He is author of The Witness of Preaching, which was named one of the 25 most influential books on preaching in the past 25 years by Preaching magazine. Diversity has been with us from the beginning of the Christian movement. In four presentations, we will spend a few minutes in the pews of what we imagine the four worshiping communities of the Gospel writers may have been like: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, experiencing their different understandings of Jesus and of the Christian life. We will discover what these communities of faith were like, how different these churches were from each other, and the very particular ways they understand Jesus, the nature of the Christian life, and the mission of Christ’s people. Learn more about the Wright Lectures and register now.

October 21 to 23
Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) Volunteer Training. Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Interchurch Center, 0245 SW Bancroft, Portland. Session I, "The CoSA Model," will explore CoSA history, Circle dynamics and reentry realities for sex offenders. Session II, "Restoring Justice," will cover supervision, treatment and the community role in restorative justice. Session III, Trauma and Healing," will cover ACEs, victim voices, addictions and self care. RSVP for this training and find out more at (503) 988-8580 or

Save the Date: November 3
The 2016 Collins Lecture, "Redeeming the Soul of America: Race, Justice and Reconciliation," with the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III.
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. More information about the 2016 will be coming soon!

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