EcoFaith Recovery Mini-Institute
Saturday, February 10th
At last! Something to say “YES” to!
This mini Institute will be an inspiring introduction to…
• working with ecumenical partners to fight climate change AND amplify social justice
• engaging EcoFaith Recovery’s city-wide, faith-based strategy for passing the Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative
• developing leadership and collective power through coaching in EcoFaith’s powerful Practices for Awakening Leadership
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 NE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97212
When: Saturday, February 10th
9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Recommended donation $30 – $60 (lunch is included)
(Financial assistance may be requested when you register. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
Register now through Feb 5th:
Background on the Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative:
Cities all over the world are taking the lead in responding to climate change. In the United States over 1,000 mayors (including Portland’s) have signed the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. Since the election, it is obvious that we cannot expect the federal government to act on climate issues. The measure is an opportunity for Portland to become a national model for taking proactive measures to fight climate change while providing major new economic opportunities for low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.
Through EcoFaith Recovery’s Beyond Fossil Fuels Initiative, faith communities are embarking on an exciting new strategy for organizing around this Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative (PJET) — a strategy that is…
● Spiritually grounded and Relational
● Supported with skilled coaching
● Rooted in EcoFaith Recovery’s Practices for Awakening Leadership
is for teams from congregations across the city to participate in a one-day mini-EcoFaith Institute to become grounded in The Practices for Awakening Leadership, build relationships with other congregations (including teams from eight congregations who already participated in the fall EcoFaith Institute), and prepare to dive into the PJET Initiative. Our vision is that the relationships formed, The Practices learned, the leadership developed, and the spiritual and organizing support received will increase capacity within and between congregations not only for PJET but for years to come.
Through a generous grant from the Bishop of the Oregon Synod-ELCA, the leadership of EcoFaith Recovery’s Beyond Fossil Fuels leadership team, and the participation of several Lutheran congregations, congregational teams* participating in the mini-Institute will also be able to participate in the ongoing coaching throughout the campaign. What a tremendous opportunity for faith-based organizing!
(*While we will not turn away individuals who wish to attend, based on prior experience it is EcoFaith’s strong recommendation that teams of 3 or more participate per congregation.)