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Ainsworth United Church of Christ

2941 NE Ainsworth Street
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)

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  • Sunday
    Nov 12 2017
    The Tree of Life Courageous Women of Resistance

    Fayrouz Sharqawi of The Tree of Life Courageous Women of Resistance Tour is coming to Portland. She is a Palestinian community resistance organizer from occupied Jerusalem. Join us to hear this woman who speaks truth to power and in so doing brings enlightenment and engagement for a more peaceful future.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 7 2017
    Vigil in Response to the First Baptist Shooting - Join Us

    Dear Friends,

    Yesterday all of us were shocked and saddened by yet another act of mass violence on American soil. The murder of 26 people gunned down during a worship service at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX is yet another example of the spiritual sickness that continues to infect the good people of our nation. As with the mass shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, TN last September, or at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC back in 2015, yesterday’s tragedy leaves all people of faith particularly vulnerable, but also freshly resolved to match this spiritual sickness with spiritual healing.

    Join with members of the Beloved Community tomorrow night to grieve, pray, and reflect on what it is we’re called to do in the face of such violence:

    But let us also recognize that “thoughts and prayers,” are no longer enough. As people of faith we are called to action in the face of systemic violence. So even as we grieve the dead and pray for the families that are left behind, let the horror of this tragedy be a crucible of discernment for all of us. What do our traditions demand of us in this time and place? What do our hearts require that we do in the face of such evil acts? Please join us in asking these questions whether you are able to join us in person tomorrow or not.

    In faith, The Beloved Community of Oregon Steering Committee:

    Rania Ayoub - Muslim Educational Trust Liathana Dalton - Interfaith Council of Greater Portland Sho Dozono - Epworth United Methodist Church Jan Elfers - Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Rev. Michael Ellick - First Congregational United Church of Church Rev. Hector Lopez - Ainsworth United Church of Christ Donna Maxey - Race Talks Pastor E.D. Mondaine - Celebration Tabernacle Church Ned Rosch - Jewish Voices for Peace Wajdi Said - Muslim Educational Trust

  • Tuesday
    Aug 29 2017
    Basic Rights Oregon's Transgender Justice 101 Training

    With the Trump administration's current assault on transgender Americans, it's now more important than ever to understand the barriers and oppression faced by the trans community.

    But what if you aren't familiar with the unique issues and hurdles that many transgender people face every day? Or if you find yourself struggling to explain these topics to others?

    Here’s your chance to learn more about transgender issues and how you can help advance transgender equality in your own community.

    This free training is perfect for anyone in Portland who wants to learn how to become a more effective transgender ally, from concerned individuals and nonprofit employees to affirming churches and other groups.

    Register for the training here: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3941

    Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

  • Sunday
    Jul 23 2017
    Beloved Community Forums

    Starting with the premise that the opposite of fear is friendship, and the opposite of "hate crime" is "building the beloved community," join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors on the fourth Sunday of each month to make new friends and deepen your community relationships. Each gathering will welcome a different community leader who will share their vision of "what are we for" here in Oregon, and offer us a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Refreshments will be provided by Po'Shines: Cafe De La Soul. Brought to you by the Beloved Community of Oregon.

    Our first gathering will be led by Bobbin Singh, Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a non-profit working to promote civil rights and improve legal representation for communities that have often been underserved. Mr. Singh will offer his own vision of the kind of world he is working for, and offer some guiding questions for us to do the same.

    We, Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, are a community of people who share hope for a loving, thriving, understanding and connected world...

    The Oregon Justice Resource Center assists local non-profit legal organizations with trial and appellate litigation on behalf of indigent, prisoner, and low-income clients in federal and state courts on a range of civil liberties and civil rights matters, including but not limited to the death penalty, wrongful convictions, and unfair procedural barriers to the courts.