• A World Food Day Weekend
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    Saturday, October 15 Annual Sustainability Meal

    The Action Corps (formerly Oxfam Action Corps) will be holding its annual meal to promote sustanability, St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University Blvd. NE. The event, which will be held in the evening (time TBD), will feature a meal with locally sourced ingredients. Stay tuned for more details.

    Sunday, October 16 First Unitarian Church 3:00 - 4:30 p.m 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque

    Interfaith Service
    We invite you to join members of local faith communities to commemorate World Food Day. This interfaith service will feature scripture readings, reflections, music and dance from the Sikh, Baha'i, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Native American and other traditions. People attending this event will be asked to make a commitment to address hunger through direct efforts to feed the community, or through advocacy on related issues like climate change, immigration and economic justice. Stay tuned for more details.

    Download the flyer here:
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  • Dignity in the Community
  • Interfaith Statement of Support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
    We, a coalition of diverse faith traditions, are united across theological lines by a common moral call to affirm and support the dignity of all people and to care for all of God’s creation. We therefore join with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their efforts to protect their sovereignty, water, culture, lifeways, and sacred sites. They, with so many leaders and peoples of other tribal nations and other supporters, are blocking the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline would send as much as 570,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil across the tribe’s ancestral lands and the Missouri River, the tribe’s major source of water.

    We applaud the decision on September 9th by the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior, not to authorize construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe until the Corps determines whether its previous decisions should be reconsidered at the site under applicable federal laws. We are also grateful for the Administration’s commitment to formal consultation with the tribal nations on measures to ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights. We too urge peaceful relations between the peoples at the site that leads to a satisfactory resolution.

    Download the entire letter here: Standing-Rock-Sioux-interfaith-letter
  • Innovative EPA Program will Curb Carbon Pollution while supporting Low-income Communities
    While in New Mexico the Clean Power Plan is in a holding pattern, today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a public hearing in Chicago to gather feedback on EPA's proposed details for the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). Part of the Clean Power Plan, the CEIP is a "matching fund" program that helps states invest early in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that are implemented in disadvantaged communities. It helps states meet their Clean Power Plan goals while encouraging low-income access to clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. This is a wonderful aspect that can assist New Mexico.

    New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and the entire Interfaith Power & Light network is encouraged by this program. Poor communities are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts, and must be included in climate solutions. And states and communities must move rapidly to cleaner energy if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

    "As people of faith, we are called to care for Creation and also to serve justice. Global warming is a serious thereat to the future of the planet. And it is the most vulnerable among us - children, the elderly, and low-income Americans - who are disproportionately harmed by carbon pollution. The EPA is doing the right thing by targeting clean energy programs to benefit the people in America who need them most," said Susan Stephenson, executive director of Interfaith Power & Light.

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