The Beloved Community Forum


Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR



Starting with the premise that the opposite of fear is friendship, and the opposite of "hate crime" is "building the beloved community," join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors on the fourth Sunday of each month to make new friends and deepen your community relationships. Each gathering will welcome a different community leader who will share their vision of "what they are for" here in Oregon, and offer us a chance to discern and discuss what we are for as well. Brought to you by the Beloved Community of Oregon.

Rohingya Rally


Oregon united for Rohingya
Sunday, September 24th, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Pioneer Square: 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

We're asking Oregonians of every faith, of all our robust nationalities and ethnicities, to next Sunday's expression of reassurance to all our Rohingya families, that they are loved and respected by all of us.

This will also be a deep, wide, and clear condemnation of the nation of Myanmar's military and political leaders.

Burning the homes, mosques, and businesses of vulnerable Rohingya ethnic minority families; murdering boys and men, sexually assaulting girls and women, then expelling an entire Muslim community from Myanmar, violates all norms of international law and every American's sense of decency. We ask participants to bring banners or signs expressing our respect and affection for all humanity, particularly for Myanmar's and America's Rohingya communities.

Click HERE for the Flier.

Intergenerational Dialogue - Dr. Gene Meieran and Commissioner Sharon Meieran


Intergenerational Dialogue: Father and Daughter reflecting on their life journey

Saturday, October 14th, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
MET Community and Educational Center: Al-Madinah Hall
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Gene Meieran received his B.S. Degree in Metallurgy from Purdue University in 1959 and his Doctor's degree in Material's Science from MIT in 1963. He joined Fairchild Semiconductor R&D in 1963, specializing in analysis and characterization of semiconductor device materials, and joined Intel in 1973 as Manager of Package Development. In 1985, he was appointed as Intel, second Fellow, He was named Senior Intel Fellow in 2003. Click HERE for more.


Sharon grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from UC Berkeley with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Economics, and attended law school at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Sharon engaged in different practice areas of law, including general complex civil litigation, intellectual property law, and volunteering in children's advocacy, as a counselor on a child abuse prevention crisis line, in family law, and in class action litigation on behalf of children in areas of health, education and juvenile justice reform. Sharon subsequently attended UCSF medical school in San Francisco and now practices emergency medicine in Portland. Click HERE for more.


Please join us on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 and bring your favorite dish! We look forward to seeing you!