Formed: 1985 Established: 1986
This page last updated:2/27/2013
Eighteenth Ave Peace House
We are 8 persons--couples and singles-- who share a common life and ministry in a large house in the Irvington neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Sharing includes income, possessions time, affection and a Christian faith that is ecumenical, open and inclusive. Ministries include (a) community building, (b)peacemaking through personal witness and non-violent action, (c)hospitality, including a free weekly meal for low income, homeless people and (at times) free on site hospice care for persons who are dying, and (d)support for persons who are grieving because of personal loss and/or the disintegration of the social order.
Every morning we gather for community prayer and Bible study, and every evening we share a common meal. Visitors are encouraged to join us for these activities, although in the case of supper we ask people to call us ahead of time.
In 2011 we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Four of the original founding members of the household are still here after these many years.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Metanoia Peace House
This page last updated:2/27/2013
Visitor Process: Call John or Pat Schwiebert at 503 281-3697 and let's talk!
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
1 acres (0.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
Percentage of Food Grown:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Roman Catholic
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