United in Spirit
Our Message and Purpose
United in Spirit is a broad-based nonpartisan coalition of cultural, and religious organizations.
We are united as people of Good Will, bound together by Friendship and Respect.
We represent organizations of diverse faiths, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, and political persuasions: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Black, Brown, White, Latino, Native American; newcomers and lifelong Portlanders.
We are people who care deeply about Portland. We are concerned about our fellow citizens who provide services to the marginalized, who own businesses that hire people, creating jobs that enable them to provide for their families, while offering services to the Portland Metro area and to Rose City visitors.
We are concerned for workers and their families, and for the business owners who can no longer work safely nor operate their businesses in Portland because of nightly violence and destruction of property.
We understand that change needs to occur in the city, and we affirm the right of those who peacefully protest in the face of racial injustice. However, change will not happen if violence and destruction continue. Violence and destruction will only bring more of the same.
We seek to UNDERSTAND, and then to be UNDERSTOOD.
United in Spirit is eager to work toward conciliation to benefit the individuals, families, businesses and, ultimately, the city.
We want to HELP the leadership of Portland RESTORE THE CITY OF PORTLAND!
United in Spirit is made up of these organizations and groups:
Catholic Archdiocese of Portland
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, Portland Area
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Islamic Society of Greater Portland
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Remember the Hope Christian Fellowship
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church