Leaven Community

...sharing stories...connecting deeply...transforming lives

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Leaven Community ignites the power of our relationships, 
rooted in our shared stories and spiritual wisdoms,
by acting collectively with our neighbors 

to cultivate equitable, diverse, thriving neighborhoods.

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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211
503.287.7553

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We are...

Spiritual People Relational People   People of Action

We attend and respond to the power that connects us through engagement with spiritual practices and conversations that nourish us for our work together. 

We build trust and deepen relationships as we attend to the personal and public dimensions of our stories and celebrate the abundance experienced in community. 

We publicly respond to cultural, economic and ecological inequity; acting powerfully together in neighborhood and citywide actions for thriving, diverse neighborhoods.


 

Leaven Community Highlights


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Leaven Community Listening Campaign Kick-Off
Sunday, Feb 9,  Potluck 11:45 am 
Listening Kick-Off 12 noon-1:30 pm

Our spiritual wisdoms and values are calling us to talk and listen with one another and our neighbors. We can long longer avoid or be indifferent to those around us who are not in our bubble of friends and family.

On Sunday, the 19th, we
will experience moving out of isolation as we act together to connect our spiritually, values, public engagement and action through our stories. We will begin another round of:

  • exploring our migration stories
  • the pressures and threats related to our stability and
  • how we can respond and build an intentional community that benefits the many and not the few

We have intentionally convened a very diverse core team of Leaven Community leaders who will lead us in the 2017 Listening Campaign (Leaven Community Core Leader Team (includes the Sanctuary Lead Team).

BE COURAGEOUS! ASK A NEIGHBOR, FRIEND, LOVED ONE TO JOIN YOU
LET'S KICK-OFF THIS LISTENING SEASON CAMPAIGN!


Listening Campaign Intercambio (Language Exchange) House Meetings
In March, there will be neighborhood house meetings, including an Intercambio (Spanish-English language exchange) gathering, that will meet over four weeks to share meals and story. You are invited to an information session to learn more about this.

INTERCAMBIO INFORMATION SESSION
INTERCAMBIO SISION INFORMATIVE

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
JUEVES, 16 DE FEBRERO
6:30-8:00 PM
Luther Memorial Church
4500 NE 72nd Ave
Portland OR 97218

Read More: Listening Campaign, Sanctuary, Intercambio


Space is Still Available!

2017 BBB Retreat: Journey into Wonder
Join us Feb. 24-26, 2017 near Lincoln City

REGISTER NOW!


LEAVEN LEADERS AFFIRM STATEMENT OF SANCTUARY SUPPORT 

One goal will be to discern as Leaven Community how we could be physical sanctuary with someone facing the threat of deportation.

As a next step in our process of discerning how Leaven Community can be Sanctuary with our neighbors, Leaven Community Board of Directors and Salt & Light's Congregational Mission Leader Team affirmed with consensus their commitments in the following Statement of Sanctuary Support: Read More


LEAVEN LEADERS AFFIRM COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Leaven Community Board of Directors, recognizing that equity, diversity and inclusion are critical components of our work for justice and the common good, has committed to an Equity Engagement and Strategy Process in partnership with the Center for Diversity and the Environment. We will...

  • build a diverse cohort representative of our communities to explore issues of equity in our organization and the world
  • adopt a common understanding of the problem, and 
  • hone our strategy and capacity for achieving equitable outcomes, starting with diversity within our board, members and partners.

Through this process, we will move toward our vision of being a vibrant multicultural, intergenerational community with the power to address the pressures on our lives as we live into our common dreams of a more equitable Portland where everyone thrives.

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