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: **POSTPONED** until the Fall
Our next Metro-Portland Discernment Gathering will be held in the Fall, and your input is important!
More information coming later regarding the next meeting. August 10th EcoFaith discernment meeting POSTPONED until fall. Due to summer schedules and the unlikelihood of having new and relevant information for discernment regarding the Oregon Green New Deal and the Community Solar initiative, our EcoFaith leaders have decided to postpone this discernment gathering. We will let you know as soon as possible when it will be!
This meeting will be focused on:
- #1 Community Solar [PCEF]
- #2 Oregon Green New Deal [OJTA]
- #3 Clean Air/Clean Diesel [MACG] (an update)
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 dive deep into The Practices through our monthly online gatherings.
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!
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!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Office@ecofaithrecovery.org.