Metro Portland Campaign Discernment
The EcoFaith Metro Portland action discernment has begun and your participation is requested!
As you all know, creative and powerful response to our climate crisis is needed in so many ways. While we continue to act as individuals and congregations now and in the near term, together we are discerning a longer-term campaign for the Metro Portland EcoFaith cohort!
We began our discernment process with an excellent EcoFaith Recovery Portland-Area Cohort meeting on Saturday, April 13th. It was great to have so many highly-engaged participants and many new faces! Thanks to everyone who participated and to St. Luke Lutheran Church for hosting the meeting. If you weren’t able to participate, we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on June 1st.
NEXT MEETING: Sat, June 1st from 9:15am – 11:45am at Central Lutheran Church
Our SECOND Metro-Portland Discernment Gathering is fast approaching, and your input is important!
On June 1, from 9:15 – 11:45 we will gather to continue our process of discerning the next campaign or focus area for the Metro Portland EcoFaith cohort!
Four research teams are returning with more information for our discernment around the following potential focus areas:
- #1 Community Solar [PCEF]
- #2 Clean Air/Clean Diesel [MACG]
- #3 Oregon Green New Deal [OJTA]
- #4 Carbon Yards/Carbon Lawns [St. Andrew]
For those of you who may already be thinking, “Let’s just decide and get on with it!” don’t forget that even while we are discerning a longer-term campaign, we are still acting RIGHT NOW to bring people of faith on June 4 to support the Julianna Plaintiffs in the Our Children’s Trust hearing!
Also, any EcoFaith leader is empowered to invite all EcoFaith leaders (using our relationally grounded practice of inviting through the EcoFaith Leaders’ list serve) to participate in any action at any time. So let’s make use of our relational power even as we are discerning longer-term campaigns!
Here are the details for the discernment gathering. Please come and bring others!
When: Saturday, June 1, 9:15 – 11:45am (meeting starts promptly at 9:30)
Where: Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave.
Who: EcoFaith Recovery Portland-area cohort, friends of EcoFaith Recovery, and anyone in the Portland area interested in acting together for climate justice
If possible, it would be helpful if we could each bring a snack to share and our own reusable mug!
If you are unable to participate on June 1st and would like to share your input, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Office@ecofaithrecovery.org.
Hope to see you on June 1st!