Portland faith leaders rally against Trump, war

Multnomah County

Organizers united against war, Trump's Middle East policies

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Leaders from various faith groups held a rally in Portland Monday united in their opposition to President Trump’s policies in the Middle East and against any war.

The 6 p.m. rally with Faith in Public Life, Red Letter Christians and others from different faiths included a candlelight vigil at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock. Organizers said this was part of a nationwide effort, with other similar events near the White House and in New York.

Rev. Andria Skornik of All Saints led the Portland event in a “moment of silence for world leaders and humans across our nation and world who live amidst violence.”

The group also said they disputed the notion Trump is supported by evangelicals and people of faith. “This is not the story,” Portland organizers said.

Along with Rev. Skornik, other faith leaders at this rally were Leroy Barber of The Voices Project, Alli Dahlgren of Imago Dei, Adam Phillips from Christ Church PDX, Portland Mennonite staff, Jan Elfers of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Wajdi Said of Muslim Educational Trust, Rick McKinley of Imago Dei, Martha Wood of West Hills Friends and Mark Knutson of Augustana Lutheran.

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