Archive for December, 2011

Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?

December 21st, 2011 by Beyth Hogue Greenetz

On Sunday, January 22 from 2 – 3:30pm at the Hollywood Library (4040 NE Tillamook in Portland), The Conversation Project will be hosting a talk with PSU Professor Walidah Imarisha entitled “Why Aren’t There More Blacks in Oregon?” Have you ever wondered why the Black population in Oregon is so small? Oregon has a history not only of Black exclusion and discrimination, but also of a vibrant Black culture that helped sustain many communities throughout the state—a history that is not taught in schools. Portland State University adjunct professor Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through an interactive timeline of Black history in Oregon and will also discuss how history, politics, and culture have shaped—and will continue to shape—the landscape for Black Oregonians.

This event is free and open to the public.

Taking Focus on the Family to a Whole New Level

December 16th, 2011 by Beyth Hogue Greenetz

Cross-posted on New Wine.

This article by Dr. Paul Louis Metzger was published through Fathers and Families Coalition of America, Inc. and will later be published by Great Commission News. It serves well as an introduction to the themes that were addressed at The Table: a forum on fatherlessness on November 22 in San Francisco.

The John 17:23 Network – December gathering

December 8th, 2011 by Beyth Hogue Greenetz

The John 17:23 Network exists to encourage, exhort, and equip the multi-ethnic Body of Christ in the greater Portland area to fulfill Jesus’ prayer that we might all be one. We will be meeting on December 11 from 7 – 8:30pm at Daniels Memorial Church Of God In Christ (1234 NE Killingsworth St. in Portland). You are invited to attend this gathering, which will include a remembrance of gang prevention activist Rob Ingram and prayer for ministries working in the midst of gang violence and related issues in the Portland area. These events, sponsored by The John 17:23 Network in partnership with The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins, are a sustained effort to become more aware of and engage issues of gang violence.