New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
Blessings all and thank you for all you do!
We were so excited to work with many of you during the Legislative Session and will continue to work for clean air, water, and Renewable Energy for All---even though our bills did not pass in 2017. There is so much inspiring work to do and we depend upon each other for Action and Hope!!!
As we enter the week of Faith and Climate Action see all of the things happening. Also, check us out on Facebook and like us and invite others to join the NMIPL community of action, hope and resilience.
Blessings, peace and grace surround you....more on Earth Day!
Joan Brown, Executive Director
Senator Udall Town Hall-Methane Pollution
ABQ, SF, Las Crucse
Tuesday, April 18, 6-7:30
Check out NMIPL facebook to register or go to
Before the Flood Movie
Sat. April 22, 7 pm
John XXIII-Parish Hall,
4831 Tramway Ridge Dr NE, ABQ,87111
Leonardo di Capria narrates his journey around the world to highlight the people stories of climate change. Filmed at various sites during his production of "The Revenant".
It's free and we'll have popcorn! All are invited.
We Know Not What We Do (film)
Sat. April 22, 6-10
Remedy Day Spa, 113 Vassar Dr. SE, ABQ
Award winning filmmaker and best selling Author, Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker, a former Burqueno, is back from Los Angeles to screen her pivotal and nationally recognized climate change film, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE DO. Shot in 2015, powerful documentary captures interviews and footage from Native Elders prophesising about the "black snake" which came now to be known as the pipeline issues we see today. From the rivers to the forests to the waters, this film shows what we're doing in this nation and how truly WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE DO to Mother Earth.
Annual IPL Week of Faith and Climate Action
April 17-30, 2017, in your own faith community-Please sign up!!!
Sign up and receive free resources for sermons, homilies, educational events, prayers and more at the national Interfaith Power and Light website. In New Mexico we would like to have more than 50 events showing care for creation, communities, families and climate justice. Go to
Sat. April 22, 2-7
Tiquex Park to Civic Plaza
In solidarity with national science march---join NMIPL and others to walk and then enjoy music, speakers, etc. joined with ABQ city event in the evening. NMIPL will have a table.
People's Climate March
Sat. April 29, 10:30
Washington Middle School Park, 1101 Park Ave. SW, ABQ
While some of the NMIPL board and other IPL friends will be in DC for the national climate march, NMIPL is part of a coalition planning an event in ABQ. We will begin with an interfaith prayer, speakers, march and then join in solidarity with the Pueblo Action Alliance's Healing Circle Event (804 Park Ave SW). There will be Pueblo style menu and other activities.
God So Loved the World
Sat. April 29, 9:30-12
Norbertine Abbey, 5825 Coors Blvd. SW, ABQ
Sr. Dianne Bergant will explore the Papal Encyclical, "Laudato Si": On Care of Our Common Home. Presentations, experiential and spiritual practice, discussion and question and response time. All are welcome. Free-will offering! For questions 505-873-4399.
Environment Justice Immersive Learning Weekend
Learn about concerns of clean land, air, water and community health around oil and gas extraction. Reflect with other people of faith. Registration limited contact firstname.lastname@example.org. $25 to confirm spot and donation during event. Includes home-cooked meals, lodging, facility use, tour guiding, and van transport, Lybrook Community Ministries and the Navajo community are our hosts and guides.
Cool Congregation Challenge Informational Meeting
Sat., May 20, 10-11:30 am
First Congregational Church, 2801 Lomas Blvd. NE, ABQ
Come learn how to apply for the Interfaith Power and Light annual prizes for the good work on education, energy savings, solar installation and planning that your faith community has done. Contact Marilyn at 453-1434. If you are out of the area call so NMIPL can work with you also. All are invited and welcomed to participate. Congregation Albert won $1000 last year!!!
Earth Honoring Faith: Journey of the Universe
Ghost Ranch, Abiqui
Sunday, July 2-Saturday, July 8, 2017
The last in 10 year series of honoring Earth through exploring Faith. Ghostranch.org or call registrar 505-685-1001. Instructors include: Dr. William Brown, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, Rev. Betty Whitted Holley, Ph.D., Julianne Lutz Warren Ph.D, David Stephens and Larry Rasmussen.
especially to help with tabling, phone calls
and to assist with organizing events