Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017

Diverse voices of faith will join together to strengthen Oregon communities
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saint Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE, Salem

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.”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. The registration fee is $20 per person ($10 for students) and includes lunch and materials. Register securely online or download a registration form at www.emoregon.org; for more information, call (503) 221-1054. The registration deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.

Morning activities are at Saint Mark Lutheran Church. The afternoon will feature a procession to the State Capitol and meetings with state legislators.

Since 1999, people of faith from across the state of Oregon have gathered in Salem for Interfaith Advocacy Day to collectively raise our voices to advocate for a hopeful future for all Oregonians.

Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017 is sponsored by: Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Portland, Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, Islamic Society of Greater Portland, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Muslim Educational Trust, Oregon Center for Christian Voices, Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice, and United Methodist Women of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. 

Endorsers to date include: Allen Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Augustana Lutheran Church, Christ Church Episcopal Parish, Community of Christ in Portland, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregational Church of Lincoln City United Church of Christ, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Dharma Rain Zen Center, Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, Havurah Shalom, Jewish Federation of Lane County, Multnomah Friends Meeting (Quakers), Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety, Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, St. Luke Lutheran Church, St. Mark Lutheran Church, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, SnowCap Community Charities, Tivnu: Building Justice, and Vermont Hills United Methodist Church.