Rev. Jessie Smith This weekend with the rest of EPF’s National Executive Counsel has me thinking about the heart of our work. Many of us are experiencing transition in our personal or professional lives, just as EPF is at a pivotal place in its organizational life. This kind of... Read More →
Update: The Episcopal Peace Fellowship applauds an Arkansas circuit judge’s April 14 blocking of a string of assembly line executions of seven prisoners that was slated to begin April 17 – day after Easter. EPF also backs the McKesson medical supply company that sells the Pfizer... Read More →
Jeremiah 1:18 – And I for my part have made you today a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall, against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its princes, its priests, and the people of the land. ————— Tuesday was... Read More →
Editor’s Note: This is the first reflection from seminarian Michael Kurth, EPF Young Adult Network Convener, while on a ten day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2017. Michael is a Postulant in the Diocese of New York and currently attends Berkeley Divinity School at... Read More →
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 →
News Release Episcopal Peace Fellowship – December 12, 2016 Episcopal Peace Fellowship urges Life without Parole – not the Death Penalty – for Dylann Roof who killed 9 African-Americans and injured 1 in a Charleston church in South Carolina Claysburg, Pennsylvania – This week... Read More →
pressrelease-ahowtoguide EPF Press Release – A How to Guide I have an idea for an EPF press release! Determine who is the sponsor of the press release (EPF, EPF PIN, EPF Action Group…) Contact the appropriate EPF Action Group, if there is one Draft press release Executive... Read More →
NEC member Chris Sabas, who served with Christian Peacemaker Teams from 2011 – 2016, working with and on behalf of Indigenous People’s Solidarity in Canada, shares her response to unfolding events in Standing Rock: Watching the events unfold in Standing Rock this week, with... Read More →
Show your solidarity with EPF of Pensacola. They will be wearing these T-shirts at Friday’s vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty. Available from EPF for $15 – to order call 312-922-8628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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