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Support the Refugee Rapid Response Fund
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon has resettled tens of thousands of refugees since 1979. With the complete halt of ALL refugees to the United States for four months, local resettlement organizations around the country like SOAR will be devastated financially, as funding will also be halted. Donate now.
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Upcoming EMO Events
Learn more about EMO's events listed below

July 23: Beloved Community Forum. 4 to 6 p.m. at Peninsula Park at the Gazebo, Portland.

Save the date: November 2
2017 Collins Lecture, "Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God’s Call for Climate Justice as a Civil Right." At Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland. Featuring The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, we will explore how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, triggering the loss of livelihoods, insecurity, forced migration and poor health.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, 0245 SW Bancroft Street, Suite B, Portland, OR 97239. View directions.

Phone (503) 221-1054
Fax (503) 223-7007

Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Inclement Weather Policy
EMO follows the recommendation of the Portland Public School system in determining when to adjust operation hours due to inclement weather. Please check the PPS Inclement Weather page.


Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is a statewide association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, environmental ministry and public policy advocacy.
Add your voice to ours to express Christian values of justice, compassion and stewardship of the earth.  Join us in respectful dialogue between faith traditions. Find your passion in EMO’s community ministries to give practical help to those in our community most in need.

Featured Resources

"Hope Starts Here," video by Wagging Tale Productions, LCC

View the Spring 2017 issue of EMO's Voice newsletter

Otis Moss2016 Collins Lecture, "Redeeming the Soul of America: Race, Justice and Reconciliation," with The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Download video:
>> Introduction
>> Lecture by Dr. Moss
>> Q&A with Dr. Moss

2015 Annual Report
View the 2015 EMO Annual Report or download a PDF version.

View slideshow, "EMO Timeline: 40 Years of Serving Together in Faith" (large file may take a moment to download)

Statement by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon on the tragic murders on Portland's MAX
Download statement signed by Oregon faith leaders.

Support Refugees & Immigrants
Ecumenical Declaration: Protecting Welcome, Restoring Hope
"Know Your Rights" fact sheet to help someone you know who may be at risk of deportation. Download.
View more resources on our SOAR Immigration Legal Services page.

January 27, 2017: EMO condemns moratorium on all refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries
January 25, 2017: A joint statement on executive order of moratorium of refugees from Catholic Charities of Oregon, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and IRCO

United Methodist Church statement: Faith leaders urge all to welcome strangers, refugees

Refugee Rapid Response Fund
Refugee Rapid Response Fund
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon has resettled tens of thousands of refugees since 1979. Your donation will provide for material needs for refugees upon their arrival to the U.S. and helps find affordable housing, transportation, and assistance with other tasks necessary to a new life. Donate now.

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