Oregon-Idaho MFSA Spring Event
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM

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Christ United Methodist Church
127ff NW Dogwood St.
Portland, OR 97229

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Jan Nelson

Justice Seekers are invited to attend the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) Spring Event: "Rule of Law as a Tool of Christian Justice: the intersection of civil law and social principles."

Elden RosenthalThe program speakers will be Elden Rosenthal and Neal Christie. Elden Rosenthal is a retired Portland attorney who was part of the team from the Southern Poverty Law Center that secured a $12.5 million judgment against the White Aryan Resistance in 1988 in Portland. He continues to be active in justice issues and is a strong proponent of the Rule of Law as a method for supporting  ideals of our political morality.

Neal ChristieRev. Neal Christie is the Assistant General Secretary for Education & Leadership Formation at the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. He directs the agency’s educational opportunities including world-wide trainings, workshops, seminars, and internships. He also coordinates curriculum related to the UM Social Principles. Christie will join the MFSA event via teleconference.

The gathering will be Friday, March 22 at Christ United Methodist Church in Cedar Mills, just west of Portland. Come at 6:30 p.m. for a light snack, and the program time will begin at 7:00 p.m. with presentations from both speakers and time for questions. Registration is free to current MFSA members and $10 for non-members ($15 at the door). You can join MFSA, renew your membership, or register as a non-member via the website, oimfsa.org.

Christ United Methodist Church is located at 12755 NW Dogwood St., Portland, OR 97229. Parking is free. For more information, go to oimfsa.org or contact Oregon-Idaho MFSA President, Jan Nelson at jannelson515@msn.com.

The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) calls upon The United Methodist Church to expand its understanding and embodiment of the radical call of the Gospel to be the inclusive, justice-seeking, risk-taking Body of Christ. We support and augment peace and justice ministries through and beyond The United Methodist Church. Nationally, the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) was founded in 1907 to direct church attention to the enormous human suffering among the working class. Immediately the Federation became Methodism's unofficial rallying point for the Social Gospel and achieved the adoption of the first denominational social creed in 1908.