Conversation Project: In Good Faith

Exploring Religious Difference in Oregon

February 24, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. | Cerimon House

5131 NE 23rd Ave., Portland OR 97211

Religion is a topic traditionally not discussed in mixed company. But what do we lose when we avoid exploring our religious differences? Oregon is among the states in the US where people are most likely to identify as religiously unaffiliated. Many Oregonians have spiritual practices that both align with and transcend institutional definitions. Others filter strongly held values through religious traditions and frameworks. Writer and former chaplain Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo will lead participants in examining the tools we use to talk about religion without dismissing others’ beliefs or flattening the beautiful and sometimes harrowing complexities of our experiences. At the host’s request, this conversation may be customized to fit the specific needs of their community. Read more.

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