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The Rev. Chuck Currie

http://chuckcurrie.blogs.com/

Located in Portland

Last update: June 10th, 2014 at 03:35 pm

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Views from a United Church of Christ Minister

Our people mourn while too many of our politicians yield to the power of the NRA over the common good of the people of Oregon, and the United States. We need additional common sense gun controls and additional mental health counseling. Too many people worship guns instead of God.

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My new op-ed: #Climatechange crisis reminds us we are called to care for creation (guest opinion) http://t.co/MPmC5lW3cS #ActOnClimate — Rev. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) May 31, 2014

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Don't put the Portland street fee burden on the poor, warns @RevChuckCurrie. Public hearing at 2 pm. http://t.co/yx8EykPVgs — Aaron Mesh (@AaronMesh) May 29, 2014

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Pacific University's Rev. Chuck Currie talks about emotional experience of performing same-sex wedding ceremonies. http://t.co/J4uaH1IFuY — The Oregonian (@Oregonian) May 21, 2014

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My latest: Marriage Equality Comes To Oregon; Be Joyful via @HuffPostRelig #GayMarriageOR #marriageequality #orpol http://t.co/dIHSWXrgec — Rev. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) May 19, 2014

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Love your community but always respectfully challenge it – and yourself – to better serve the common good. Do so with a spirit of reconciliation and compassion. Be bold, not timid, as you seek justice, love kindness and yet still walk humbly with the Spirit of all (Micah 6:8) through your life.

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My latest oped in The Forest Grove Leader, a publication of The Oregonian: People of faith back comprehensive immigration reform

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The biggest obstacles to peace in our time include not just power hungry leaders intent on conquest but world citizens paralyzed into inaction when faced with the magnitude that is climate change and a sizeable part of the population that has abandoned reason and logic for absolutes that end dialogue and crumble the common

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Just met @HillaryClinton. Very honored. Thank you @BStrider! She kindly provided this for our daughters... pic.twitter.com/nLOtuFTtUJ — Rev. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) April 9, 2014 The Hillary Clinton speech last night was a home run. Meeting her and getting an autographed...

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Each Easter we are given the opportunity to decide whether or not we will walk in a world of darkness or embrace the light of God which offers a path toward salvation for all people, regardless of faith tradition. We must embrace our calling as people of faith with the same fierce sense of urgency (a phrase often used by Ma

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It was a wonderful honor to attend the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast yesterday morning. Before the breakfast I had the chance to share a brief word with President Obama in the Blue Room about the success of the Affordable Care Act.

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The people of Sunnyside Church and University Park Church invite you to “Easter In Portland” – a special joint worship service of the two congregations, which will be held in Sunnyside Church’s historic Portland sanctuary (3520 SE Yamhill Street) on...

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Holy Week Lent is a special season of reflection for people of the Christian faith. These days provide us with space to consider the teachings of Jesus in the spirit of renewal and rebirth. Please note these special services for...

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This weekend is the annual Pacific University Lu'au and then it is off to Washington, D.C. for a quick trip.

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My latest op-ed in The Forest Grove Leader, a publication of The Oregonian: A national conversation about violence against women has been jump-started by the release of Jimmy Carter's new book "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power."...

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Holy Week Lent is a special season of reflection for people of the Christian faith. These days provide us with space to consider the teachings of Jesus in the spirit of renewal and rebirth. Please note these special services for...

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It's simple: World Vision caved to Christian bigotry today. Yesterday the relief aid agency announced they would no long discriminate against gays and lesbians in employment. After a firestorm of criticism - they reversed their decision.

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We'd like to invite the cast of Duck Dynasty to Christmas Eve In Portland 2013. Dress however you like. Sunnyside Church and University Park Church welcome all, in the tradition of Jesus. Christmas is the perfect time for us all to reflect on our prejudices and fears and walk in the light of God.

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This Christmas Eve in Portland join the people of Sunnyside Church and University Park Church for a special joint 7 pm candlelight service in Sunnyside Church’s historic Southeast Portland sanctuary located at 3520 SE Yamhill Street. The public is welcome...

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I wish you all a wondeful Thanksgiving. This is a good nation with a rich history. We have overcome much not just to keep our democracy alive but to improve it. That spirit is needed now as much as ever as the United States and the entire globe face great challenges that demand the best of the human spirit.

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This week we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as we prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the massacre of school children in Sandy Hook.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber held a summit meeting today to discuss poverty with special guest Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK. The fact that Kitzhaber was discussing poverty at all half-way into a third term is noteworthy. This is...

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Dear Friends, We've all watched the horror unfold in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Yesterday I made a donation to Church World Service - a coalition of faith groups working with communities where the need is greatest. You can trust your money will be well spent. Please give as you are able. - Rev. Chuck Currie

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The Rev. Chuck Currie will join Pacific University in Fall 2014 as director of the Center for Peace & Spirituality and university chaplain. Full story. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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My latest today on The Huffington Post: "Most Christians once opposed the fight for equality for gays and lesbians. Today many Christians and other people of faith are at the forefront of the fight to end discrimination against the gay...

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The people of Sunnyside Church and University Park Church invite you to a special reception and exhibit viewing on Monday, October 14th at 7pm at Sunnyside Church (3520 SE Yamhill) in support of marriage equality. View this event on Facebook...

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I've joined colleagues Sr. Simone Campbell, Jim Wallis and 60 other faith leaders from across the nation in telling Congress: "There is nothing 'pro-life' or Christian about taking food away from pregnant women and babies. It is hypocritical and shameful...

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As the Obama Administration considers how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, religious leaders are weighing in. Normally Dr. Susan Thistlewaite and I draw similar conclusions in policy debates but these two op-eds show a difference...

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My latest on The Huffington Post: The Personalize Your Care Act is legislation the faith community should strongly support. As a minister, I've been in too many ICUs where family members are unclear how their loved one would want to...

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This morning during my homily on Luke 11:1-13 we discussed the power and use-fullness of prayer - and specifically about the Lord's Prayer. As part of that discussion, I shared this version from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer...

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