June 27, 2018
New Mexico Conference of Churches
New Mexico Action on Immigration:
Women and Children Amber Alert
WOMEN AND CHILDREN: AMBER ALERT
East Entrance NM State Capitol,
490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe 87501
In coordination with the national Women's March organizers, who are having events at strategic locations on Thursday, June 28 around the concern of separation of families and children, here in NM we will be gathering at the East Entrance of the Capitol building in Santa Fe Thursday, June 28 at 3 pm. The event is an Amber Alert, our children, our families, our sense of humanity is in danger. The event will include prayers, a description of what will happen at the event and reading of a set of concerns and demands for our state leadership. Other pieces of the event will be described when everyone has gathered.
Contact Sr. Joan today! P
lease dress in clergy attire and invite other people of faith and c
QUESTIONS: contact Sr. Joan Brown, osf or Sr. Marlene Perrotte, rsm,
Saturday, June 30
@ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER RALLY
328 Albuquerque Civic Plaza, 328 Marquette Avenue NW
Rally with a goal of turning out 10,000 New Mexicans
as millions gather around the country. March leaving from 4th and Lomas to Civic Plaza.
The rally is expected to last two hours and it includes the New Mexico Peace Choir, local band Reviva, immigrant groups, elected officials and more.
We will be collecting donations for various immigrant groups so bring a dollar or two to help them.
Organized by multiple groups.
Please remember to bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen. Feel free to bring chair but others might block your view so get there early!
Consider a donation to the NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice and other organizations that are working to address the crisis we face. Thank you!
Sunday, July 1, 6:45 p.m.
Meet at 2010 Bridge Blvd SW, Albuquerque
Please join us for an evening of prayer for our brothers and
sisters struggling with our broken immigration system.
will meet at Catholic Charities (2010 Bridge Blvd. SW)
where we will
begin in praye
r and silently walk to Holy Family Parish (562 Atrisco Dr. SW). The walk is less that one mile and our prayer will end with the Rosary.
CALLING IMMIGRANTS AND ALLIES LEADERSHIP NEEDED:
New Mexico FAITH COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
Leaders of the NMFCIJ are joining together to plan a sustained plan for the next several months that not only highlight opportunities to engage in education, advocacy, and direct service needs, but how this issue of family separation and family detention is seen within the context of systemic problems and attacks on the immigrant community at all levels. The efforts that NMFCIJ is undertaking need thoughtful leadership from the affected community and from allies who prioritize centering those most directly affected.
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"The work is too big for any one faith community or denomination or religion. People of every faith must cry out with the words of their sacred texts - words of welcome, words, of hospitality, words of judgement for oppressors, words of solidarity for the oppressed - to shout down the policies that are turning away refugees and terrorizing migrant families and especially their children..." Click for the