Register now for Nov. 18 Collins Summit: Shalom in Divided Times


It’s no secret we are living in unprecedented and divided times. Racial unrest, political tensions and COVID-19 have impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. What do shalom and unity look like in 2020? Shalom is a Hebrew word that means wholeness, harmony and peace. It’s a complex idea, often oversimplified, similar to the way “unity” becomes a euphemism for sameness.

Through a virtual format, we will explore these racial, political and social divisions, asking how we bring our whole selves to the table and stay engaged in light of our differences, not in spite of them.

The Summit will include a lecture from Lisa Sharon Harper, a live Q&A, and the opportunity to hear from members of the Common Table and their important work. The event is open to anyone to attend and the registration fee is $10 (scholarships are available).

Lisa Sharon Harper
A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of She is one of today’s leading voices on the topics of poverty, racial and gender justice, and transformational civic engagement. Learn more.

The Common Table
An Oregon-wide collection of interfaith leaders who have committed to learning more about one another, trusting one another and standing together—even in the midst of real differences. Learn from this groundbreaking effort to cultivate shalom and create real unity. Learn more.

Watch on your computer, phone, tablet or smart TV.
7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.
Registration fee: $10 (scholarships available).

Visit to register.

The Collins Summit is presented by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and sponsored, in part, by American Friends Service Committee; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oregon & SW Idaho; Episcopal Diocese of Oregon; Heritage Bank; Muslim Educational Trust; Neil Kelly Co.; Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church; Sunriver Christian Fellowship; Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church.

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