Universal: Pertaining to the Whole
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO), based in Portland, "envisions communities of faith in ministry together creating a more peaceful, just, sustainable and compassionate world." They are "committed to bringing the faith community’s voice to the policy-making process at the Oregon Legislature, as well as advocating in communities statewide, to create systems, institutions and public policies that ensure a life of possibility for all Oregonians."
"The Creation Justice programs of EMO activate congregations seeking to improve their practices of environmental stewardship and environmental and ecological justice. Our current projects include Oregon Interfaith Power & Light. Our mission is to love God’s Creation through education, relationships and advocacy."
In addition to creation justice, EMO also focuses on community service, advocacy/action, and education/dialogue on such issues as: peace & justice, racism, homelessness, emergency food program, immigration and refugee assistance, HIV assistance, vaccinations and more. The Internal Revenue Service recognizes Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon as a tax-deductible, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.