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Portland Mini Conference - Maryknoll & Nonviolence

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Maryknoll Affiliates in Action

While saber-rattling and violence makes the news, Portland Maryknoll Affiliates urge you to take action positively by joining them for Mission Nonviolence, Sept. 21-23. This free regional conference if open to all Affiliates and Maryknollers. Come to learn and experience more of our tradition of nonviolence, its beauty and effectiveness. Come and share your story of growth and reconciliation with organizations who are working nonviolently for the Beloved Community. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or with this completed RSVP form.

Mission Nonviolence  – RSVP           

Maryknoll Affiliates Mini-Regional Conference

              Portland, Oregon   Sept. 21-23, 2018

Moving our Broader Community to Nonviolence and Peace

We explore Active Nonviolent approaches for addressing the challenges before us.

Bring information about your causes.

Email this document as your RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please provide your information below and mark each event you will attend.

Date__________ Email_________________________________ Affiliate Chapter _______________

Name_________________________________________   Phone _____________________________

Suggested free will donation: $10 to Spirit of Grace.  Donations are appreciated and help cover our costs 

____ Friday, Sept. 21, 6 PM – Maryknoll Affiliate social and casual dinner at the Hotchkiss home.

         Location: 35 NW 107th Ave., Portland OR 97229.  Food and beverages are provided.

         FOCUS: Share your ideas about Maryknoll Spirituality and Community.

____ Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 AM-4 PM – Active Nonviolence Workshop Open to the public.

           Rivera Sun, Active Nonviolence trainer will provide strategies for addressing change.  

           Location:  Spirit of Grace, Mission of the Atonement                  Lunch is provided.

                         7400 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton OR 97008       MAP link  

          5:30 PM Catholic Mass at Spirit of Grace.

____ Sat. Sept. 22, 7:00 PM: Affiliate Open Mic – enjoy pizza and share stories, songs, skits, etc.

 ____ Sunday, Sept. 23, 12:30 PMMaryknoll Affiliate gathering and catered lunch.

           Location to be announced at the workshop on Saturday, Sept. 22.

           FOCUS: Share your ideas and plans for Global Vision and Action.

To honor the practice of Active Nonviolence and Care for Creation, all provided meals are meatless.

____ I have a special diet and I will bring my own food. (Refrigerator and microwave are available.)

The conference does not provide housing. A few motels close to the meeting location:

     Peppertree Inn (503) 641-7477;    Embassy Suites (503) 644-4000;    Marriot Courtyard (503) 641-3200  

     Staying with friends in the Portland area? Invite them to RSVP and join us!

____ I need local transportation. My cell phone: __________________________

____ I can provide local transportation. My cell phone: _______________________

(We may share phone numbers between those who need/can provide transportation.)

I am happy to help with: (Please mark all that apply.)

Friday:   Greeter ____    Set-up ____     Clean-up ____

Saturday Workshop:   Greeter/Door person____     Song leader____     Set-up/Clean-up____  

Saturday Mass:   Lector____   Eucharistic Minister____  Music leader/Music selection ____  

Saturday Open Mic:  MC ____   List organizer ____    Entertainment ____     Clean up ____

Sunday 12:30 Lunch:  Greeter____   Set-up/clean-up____   Other:____________________ 180703

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