UU Santa Fe Justice Action News
"More is asked of us that we could have imagined. The beauty of life is such that it will not let us go until we have offered the blessing we have to give. So let the beauty we have seen become the good that we do, and let us not wrest ourselves free from the claim that life places upon us until we, in faith with all those who have gone before us, place ourselves among those who bless the world." ~ Rev. Rebecca Parker
Work for Justice At-A-Glance | For detailed information, see content below
- Saturday April 28 Conference: Achieving a Fair Political System
- Tuesday May 1 Voting Justice Meeting
- Tuesday May 1 Multifaith Service for Imigration Justice
- Sunday May 6 First Sunday Giving
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Conference: Achieving a Fair Political System
April 28, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue
“Building a grassroots coalition to revive our democracy”
This conference will convene a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals to focus on how New Mexicans can work together more collaboratively to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics, level the playing field and make our government fairly represent and serve all the people of our state.
Rev. Gail Marriner will be part of the program. The program is organized by New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics.
For more information or to register please got to the NMMOP website.
Tuesday, May 1 | Voting Justice Team Meeting | Engage!
4 pm in the committee room
Democracy is an endurance activity! Join us as we plan on how we will engage in the activities of ensuring voting is encouraged, practiced and secured in Santa Fe and New Mexico and in our country. We need many hands.
San Isidro Parish Center, 3552 Agua Fria St.
This bilingual multifaith healing service will celebrate the inherent dignity, humanity, and belovedness of immigrant communities living in Northern New Mexico, while also honoring the struggles, sacrifices, and oppression that continues through a broken and unjust immigration system nationwide. Uplifiting music and stories by immigrants of struggle and empowerment will be shared. Faith leaders from Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Sufi, Unitarian Universalist, among other traditions, will share prayers and help bring our communities together in solidarity, friendship, healing, and building peace.
Sponsored By: The Santa Fe Faith Network for Immigrant Justice
May 6 First Sunday Giving ~ Interfaith Community Shelter
This Sunday we invite Joe Jordan-Berenis, the Director of the Interfaith Community Shelter, to join us and tell us about the ICS mission and services to homeless individuals. ICS, also known as Pete’s Place, is the only minimal barrier shelter in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. The staff and volunteers assure that guests have a safe and warm overnight shelter with dinner in the evening and breakfast before leaving in the morning. They welcome men, women and children who need a place to sleep during the cold weather months. In 2016 over 61,000 meals were served and more than 20,000 bed nights were provided. Other services that are offered to those experiencing homelessness are meals, medical care, showers, and case management.
May 6 is also the day that the Women’s Summer Safe Haven opens. Women are the most vulnerable of the homeless and it is essential that women and children have a safe and warm overnight place to stay. In 2016, 3,219 guests were served in the Women’s Summer Safe Haven. We welcome back Joe Jordan-Berenis and look forward to learning more about the shelter’s services to the homeless in our community. For additional information, please see the ICS website.
Hunger & Poverty Team | Interfaith Shelter Service News | Engage!
"There is no path to God that bypasses your neighbor." — Rev. Jesse Cavilee