Fierce Love: Interrupting Hate in Private and Public Spaces

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Fierce Love: Interrupting Hate in Private and Public Spaces

March 28 @ 4:30 pm until March 28 @ 8:30 pm
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Co-sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, and Resolutions Northwest. This training is designed by and for people of faith. All are welcome.

Many people of faith agree that we are morally responsible for creating beloved community here in this realm. As tensions rise and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore the theological and scriptural foundations of this call to fierce love. Using skills, tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from Pace e Bene and Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

Join us for ONE of our first two offerings:

  • Tuesday, March 28, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Please register below as space is limited!
Registration is $75 per session, pay as you are able. Each session contains the same content.

Registration Options:

  • Tuesday, March 28, 4:30-8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St REGISTER: MARCH
  • Monday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Resolutions Northwest 2538 NE Broadway Suite A REGISTER: APRIL


Your Trainers

Rabbi Debra KolodnyRabbi Debra Kolodny joined RNW in February 2016 as our new Executive Director. She is a veteran of several social justice movements, bringing a spiritual perspective and activist passion to workers rights, racial and economic justice, women’s, environmental, peace and LGBTQ causes since 1981. Before coming to RNW Debra served as Executive Director of Nehirim, a national Jewish LGBTQ retreat and advocacy organization, rabbi at Pnai Or in Portland, and Executive Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Debra began her career in the labor movement, where she negotiated collective bargaining agreements and ran labor-management partnerships for organizations as large as 90,000 workers. Before establishing her non-profit executive career she ran a successful consulting practice for ten years specializing in workplace democracy, alternative dispute resolution, conflict transformation, interest based negotiations, and non-profit management. She has been a leader in the Bi+ movement for thirty years, serving for five years as a National Coordinator of BiNet USA and publishing Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith in 2000. Debra has spoken and taught in thousands of venues. She has organized day-long, weekend and week long events for groups as large as 750 and produced ground-breaking conferences. She has been widely published on blog sites, in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and has interviewed on radio and television. Throughout her career she led initiatives on multicultural awareness, equity, diversity, racial justice and most recently Black Lives Matter. Debra got her BS from the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her ordination from the ALEPH Jewish Renewal Seminary.

Reverend Linda JaramilloReverend Linda Jaramillo served for 10 years as Executive Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries in the National Headquarters of the United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio where she oversaw the church’s work on human rights, racial, environmental, economic, and gender justice in the U.S. and around the world.  She was trained by Pace e Bene (Peace and All Good) as a facilitator of From Violence to Wholeness, a ten-part study and action program that explores nonviolence as a creative, powerful and effective process to deepen our journey from fear to freedom, from despair to hope, from violence to wholeness. Now living in Portland, Oregon, Linda continues to dedicate her ministry to social change, human rights, radical inclusion and equity for all. She cherishes engagement with interfaith, inter-cultural and multilingual communities. As a mother and grandmother, Linda believes that we are each responsible for sharing wisdom and stories across generations. She is particularly motivated by HOPE for a more loving and caring social culture will prevail as we set our course for a peace-filled and nonviolent future.

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201



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