August Resources 2020

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Online Devotions: every Sunday, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Hello friends, please join a spiritual refreshment time! For the current meeting log-in information, email  Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portland.

Online Devotions: every Sunday, 10:00 – 10:30 am. For more information, please call our Vancouver Bahá’í information line at 971-248-5219.  Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Vancouver.

Online Interfaith Devotions: Wed., August 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30–6:15 pm. Please join this “Virtual Interfaith Prayer Gathering.” Meeting ID: 669 274 830 Password: 055036 One tap mobile ,,669274830# US. We look forward to virtual spiritual fellowship with you. Please bring prayers or writings to share. The goal is to provide a safe, welcoming space for OHSU faculty, employees, residents and students of all Faith backgrounds; those with no Faith background or who identify as atheists are also welcome to participate by sharing an uplifting reading which is positive and promotes diversity and unity. Sponsor: Bahá’í Association at OHSU.

Online Devotions: Oak Grove, each Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 am. For further information please text Erica at 503-720-3037 or text 503-560-3842.

Online Dialog: Social Justice, Monday, August 10, 17, 24, 31, 7:00 pm. Weekly discussions about racism and social justice, held since 2016, have been a place to educate ourselves, speak openly about the challenges, and take personal and collective action; some also participate in Respond to Racism. Everyone is welcome to this discussion of Bahá’í solutions relating to social justice issues. For more information, please call Jan at 503-639-8919.  Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Lake Oswego.

Online Badasht Baha’i School: August 15 – 16. Register for Badasht Baha’i school where we will explore how as a community we can address the social illness of racism in our communities and build the path towards justice and oneness. This program allows for collective learning in settings where all can share their opinions and accompany one another in a group setting. This is not a program on the discourse of racism in America.

This will be a completely free virtual experience and so you can join with the whole family from the comfort and safety of your own home. Follow the link to sign up!

How Humanitarian Organizations Navigate New Global Realities in 2020 | Rhonda Gossen

Specialized agencies of the United Nations together with international NGOs recognize the need to change what some have labelled paternalistic and outdated approaches to aid and humanitarian assistance. New approaches reflect an evolution in thinking about locally led response, the need for external experts, people as protagonists in the recovery of their communities and recognition of the capacities and resilience inherent in every person to respond in crisis. Working in various emergency response situations, Rhonda brings knowledge of how this aspect of the UN is driving new ways of working.

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