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An Interfaith Call to Inclusion brought together the leaders of faith-based organizations in Portland, Oregon post-election, beginning with a rally in Portland's Pioneer Square on November 10th, 2016.  It was a calling together of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and First Nations faith leaders to continue the work for creating the Beloved Community. Subsequent meetings of this leadership group provided an opportunity to interview some of them on the aftershock of the election and the effects on their communities and social justice work. The Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance is an outgrowth of the Interfaith Call to Inclusion and remains active (2020). 

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Prayer Vigil, Juneteenth, Portland, Oregon

Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance sponsored a prayer vigil at Terry Schrunk Plaza, across from City Hall, on Juneteenth, a day to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day, June 19th in 1865. This film observes the 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence and we suggest our viewers take the opportunity to reflect on the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, when Minneapolis police officers took a series of actions that violated the policies of the Department.  The situation turned fatal, leaving Mr. Floyd unable to breathe, even as he and onlookers called out for help. Participating clergy included: Rabbi Ariel Stone, Shir Tikvah and PDX Interfaith Clergy Resistance; Rev. Jon Aney, United Church of Christ; Rabbi Debra Kolodny, Portland United Against Hate; Rev. Aric Clark (he/his); and Davina Bookbinder, Rabbinical Student

EarthSayers Rev. Jon Aney; Rabbi Ariel Stone

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