Justice

In Holy Baptism, we make solemn vows to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves,” and to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.” At St. Michael’s, we believe that worship and action go hand-in-hand. These are some ways in which we live out our baptismal promises.

Advocacy Action

Advocacy Action

Advocacy Action formed out of the enthusiasm generated by our Bread for the World letter-writing campaigns. Advocacy Action meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Parish Hall. The purpose of the group is to support...
Environmental Stewardship - Green Team

Environmental Stewardship - Green Team

Our St. Michael’s Green Team partners with the Ad­vocacy Action Group to seek environmental justice for all people and ecological justice for all non-human life within God’s good creation. The Green Team also works to improve our collective and pers...
Immigrant Welcoming Congregation

Immigrant Welcoming Congregation

What are some of the areas in which the IWC has continued to work for immigrant justice? After a year-long process, St. Michael’s became an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation in 2013. The vestry unanimously approved and signed the IWC Declaration o...

Outreach & Justice Ministries

The Outreach & Justice Ministries Council is an umbrella organization formed in 2006 to help provide support for St. Michael’s outreach and advocacy efforts. The Council’s mission is to extend Christ’s presence in and beyond the parish in response to so...

Recent Justice News

Creation Care Team

It’s time to join the St. Michael’s Creation Care Team. We need a group of concerned people who are willing to work toward achieving the goal of carbon neutrality that is needed to save our planet. The mission of the Creation Care Team will be two-fold. On one hand, the team will look at ways…

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Advent Giving Tree Still Welcoming Donations

Our Outreach & Justice team are leaving the Advent Giving Tree up in the Gallery until January 8, so there’s still time to donate to the three groups represented there. These groups are Outside In, Community Transitional School and a large Syrian refugee family new to the Portland area.

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Creation Care Team forming

Giant storms, world-wide drought, record floods, extraordinary temperatures, and massive wildfires, are but a few of the devastating effects of Climate Change that are already happening on our planet. All of this has been predicted since the 1980s. But the necessary changes in our human way of living have been ignored. Today the Episcopal Church…

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Advent Giving Tree

The Advent Giving Tree is back! Thank you to all of you who have already brought in items from the tree. The Advent Giving Tree is in the Gallery; please take a tag or two to lend a hand. The Outreach & Justice Council has chosen three ways we can help others in this season…

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