For Immediate Release – Claysburg Pennsylvania The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) endorses the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s condemnation of President Donald Trump’s recent “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United... Read More →
Statement by our friends at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon on the May 26th, 2017 MAX Killings in Portland
Our hearts are broken by the tragic murder of two selfless individuals who lost their lives as they courageously stood up to a person yelling hateful speech and threatening two Muslim women riding on Portland's MAX light rail. Our prayers and support go out to all of those impacted by this senseless act of violence.
Today begins the holy month of Ramadan, a time when the Muslim community enters into deep prayer, reflection and fasting. The holy month serves to connect the Muslim community to others, especially the poor, as they fast and remember the suffering of the world.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) is an ecumenical and interfaith organization dedicated to the unity of all people. We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters as we seek to restore safety and directly address the root causes of hate and violence in our society. We will continue to work as a community of faith to create a more just world, to build bridges of understanding, and to speak out against any forces that threaten to divide us.
We urge all people of faith and goodwill to join together and take a stand for the values that we share--a belief in the human dignity of every person and the vital importance of working together to create a peaceful and hopeful future for all.
You can show your support by attending the vigil tonight, May 27th, at 8:30 p.m. at the Hollywood MAX Transit Station. Other public demonstrations of support are being planned in the coming weeks. Please check EMO's website at www.wmoregon.org for more details. ... See MoreSee Less