Interfaith Advocacy Day. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 700 Marion St. NE, Salem, then progressing to the state Capitol. Come and join people from many faiths to advocate for “Family and Community Stability: A Value for All Oregonians,” focusing on affordable housing, accessible healthcare and elimination of hunger. Confirmed speakers include Michael Anderson, Housing Alliance; Rabbi Michael Cahana, Congregation Beth Israel; Rep. Dave Hunt; Patti Whitney Wise, Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force; and Lisa Wenzlick, St. Luke Lutheran Church. Other invited speakers include Bruce Goldberg, MD, Oregon Department of Human Services, and Barbara Roberts, former Oregon governor. Sponsors include Sponsors include Ainsworth United Church of Christ; Albina Ministerial Alliance; the American Jewish Committee; Atkinson Memorial Church; Augustana Lutheran Church; Bilal Mosque Association; Bread for the World; Bridge City Friends Meeting, Peace & Social Concerns Committee; Care to Share; Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ; Church of Scientology, Portland; Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon; Episcopal Peace and Justice Commission; Family Bridge; First Congregational United Church of Christ, Salem; First United Methodist Church, Portland; First Unitarian Church, Hunger Action Group; Fish Emergency Services; Fremont United Methodist Church; HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) Emergency Food Pantry; Interfaith Action for Justice of Central Oregon; Interfaith Council of Greater Portland; Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon; Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County; Islamic Society of Greater Portland; Jewish Family and Child Service; Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; Jubilee Oregon; Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Oregon; Northwest Portland Ministries; Oregon Center for Christian Values; Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunger; Oregon Farm Worker Ministry; Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Bishop’s Initiative to Eliminate Hunger; Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Portland Jobs with Justice, Faith Labor Committee; Presbytery of the Cascades, Peacemaking Unit; St. Luke Lutheran Church; St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Peace and Justice Commission; St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church; SnowCap; Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Beaverton; Tualatin United Methodist (Hilltop) Church; and Valley Community Presbyterian Church, Portland. Groups from congregations and community organizations are encouraged to participate. The registration fee is $15 and includes lunch and materials. Download registration form. Call (503) 221-1054 for more information.
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