Steps Toward Social Justice
This page will be a central place for church members interested in social justice to find information on upcoming events and gatherings. Lately, St. Andrew's members have been involved in movements such as the Poor People's Campaign. More information coming soon!
Upcoming Social Justice Opportunities and Updates
Spirit Led Justice Alliance Actions 10/3/18
The Spirit Led Justice Alliance is a coalition of local faith leaders and communities who want to further the cause of justice. This alliance is coordinated by Rabbi Debra Kolodny, who weekly shares 2-5 actions with clearly defined goals that people of faith could take.
1) SUPPORT THE WORKERS OF CASCADIA AND AFSCME'S 'UNITED WE HEAL' CAMPAIGN!
Cascadia Behavioral Health is a local non-profit that works with Multnomah County to offer critical mental health care to community members in need. Cascadia is mounting an intense anti-union campaign to confuse and discourage workers. Let’s show up when it really matters and say NO to Cascadia’s tactics. Please join us in signing Jobs with Justice’s online petition to support workers here.
2) JOIN ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON FOR AN EXPLORATION OF HOW AFFORDABLE HOUSING COULD BE DEVELOPED ON YOUR FAITH COMMUNITY’S PROPERTY IN PORTLAND!
Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 15 from 6:30-8:30 at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church on 1535 NE 17th, Portland.
This event will feature a panel discussion led by various stakeholders including developers, lenders and city officials. After the informational discussion with Q and A a resource fair will be held for further discussion with the experts!
EMO wants to send out invitations this week. Please respond directly to Jan Elfers, EMO Executive Director at: if you would like to receive an invitation.
Poor People’s Campaign Art Exhibit
On display in the Narthex: You might notice some new artwork hanging in the narthex when you come to church on Sunday. This is an exciting exhibit of twenty-five prints by twenty-four artists that were created for the Poor People’s Campaign. The Poor People’s Campaign is a “national call for moral revival” and is the renewal of a movement initiated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others over 50 years ago. Most prints will be for sale based on a sliding-scale in order to assure accessibility for a range of incomes, while six prints will be up for silent auction. All proceeds from the sales of these artworks will directly benefit the Poor People’s Campaign.