Common Ground on the Border & Border Issues Fair, a two-day event this past weekend, featured classes in art, music and a variety of lectures.Read More
Islamic Community Center of North East Valley (ICNEV), Scottsdale Masjid, is delighted to host an Outreach/Interfaith Dinner at ICNEV on Sunday, January 28th at 5:00 pm. Ustad Ali Ataie will be the speaker at this event.
Please use this opportunity to reach out and extend the invite to your non-Muslim neighbors, colleagues at work, teachers. friends, and others. This will be a great opportunity to learn about your neighbors, make friends and have questions answered in a Q & A session led by a scholar.Read More
Faith Climate Action Week will take place during Earth Week, April 14- 22, 2018.
Celebrations, sermons, service projects, events, and nature walks will be held, all week, around the theme "Charged with Faith: Leading the way to a clean energy future". Sign up now and be the first to receive information on how to participate.
We will be focusing on ways we can green our facilities and homes, take action locally, and advocate nationally for positive steps towards a sustainable, 100% renewable energy future.Read More
Invitation from ONE Community Foundation:
On February 5th and 6th, ONE Community Foundation will be hosting a Non-Partisan Advocacy Training, and we want you to be there! This educational event will equip you with the skills you need to navigate Arizona’s legislative system, to effectively share your story, and to participate at both city and statewide levels of advocacy in order to enact positive change toward non-discrimination and equality in Arizona.Read More
President Trump’s obscene remarks, reported yesterday — in which he described Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “s***thole countries” — were deeply disturbing. The National Council of Churches unequivocally condemns these statements.
Further, President Trump’s stated preference for immigrants from nations such as Norway, combined with numerous other comments he has made over past years, reveals a deep-seated racism that is unacceptable. These attitudes must be publicly rejected by all people of faith. The very soul of our nation is at stake.
As Dr. King said, “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” We cannot remain silent at a time like this in the life of our nationRead More
We’ve already been praying, of course. Now let’s step it up with a scheduled time when our hearts and souls can meet in the mind of God.
From now till April 5 (at least!) let’s agree to pray for the ACT Now: Unite to End Racism challenge every Thursday morning at 7AM your local time. It will be a rolling wave of prayer as 7AM dawns from time zone to time zone across the country and around the world.Read More
Thursday, February 1 in Santa Fe
Interfaith Worker Justice-NM is a statewide network of people of faith and conscience that calls upon their moral, ethical and theological values to advocate for workers' rights and economic justice.Read More
From Pamela Shepherd, Taos UCC:
The New Mexico legislative session is about to begin, and justice for the poor is on my mind.Read More
They are featured in a story in the Albuquerque Journal.
"It has been about five months in sanctuary for Kadhim Al-bumohammed.Read More
Following in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work as expressed in his “I have a Dream” speech, this session will include an examination of these themes, shared prayers and dialogue. It will involve a call to specific action for participants to stand up for justice, equity and inclusion, rooted in the richness of our various faith and spiritual traditions.
Bill Lyons is one of the faith leaders presenting that evening.Read More
Have a look at what United Church in Sun City is doing!Read More
A note from Rev. Andrew Black, Director of Community Relations, Education and Veterans Outreach
Dear Spiritual Leaders,
As many of you know, today President Trump was in Salt Lake City today to announce devastating cuts and drastic rollbacks to environmental protections to both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments.
Our work and trip to Bears Ears was not and has not been in vain and now more than ever your voices are important, your wisdom is needed, your prayers are essential and your advocacy must know no bounds.Read More
We're receiving more resources and information to assist with community outreach and sharing the spiritual leaders' trip with others. Thanks to Sophie Shemas, Public Lands Fellow, New Mexico Wildlife Federation for these.Read More
Here are links to various news stories and articles about the visit to the Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah of nearly 30 faith and tribal leaders. These were collected by Rev. Andrew Black, Director of Community Relations, Education and Veterans Outreach, New Mexico Wildlife FederationRead More
"We just returned from a visit to the Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah in the company of nearly 30 faith and tribal leaders. Our group undertook the journey to stand in solidarity with the indigenous tribes that have held this land sacred for millennia, and to raise a moral voice for the importance of the protection of indigenous sacred sites and public lands that are endangered by the expressed intention of the Trump Administration to diminish or eliminate many national monuments."
Read the entire Bears Ears National Monument Op-Ed piece signed by some of the spiritual leaders, including our Conference Minister Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons, who recently came together to protect this sacred place.Read More
From Sandy Sorensen, Director
United Church of Christ Washington Office
The Senate is voting this week on a tax bill that will cause enormous harm. We don’t have a lot of time to stop this massive bill – congressional leaders want it on the President’s desk as soon as possible.Read More
From Shantha Ready Alonso, Executive Director, Creation Justice Ministries
This is the week Creation Justice Ministries will release companion advocacy materials to build on the sacred journey you took, to cap off Native American Heritage Month. If you haven’t yet added your name and commitments, please consider it today!Read More
A note from Steve Davis, Board of Directors
Arizona Interfaith Power and Light
Three Great Loves: Children, Neighbor, Creation. It’s been my experience that one love at a time can sometimes be more than enough. Given the dismantling of environmental priorities and our nation’s administration exempting the U.S. from the international Paris Climate Accord, I offer my serenade for Love # 3: Love of Creation.Read More
In the middle of Native American Heritage Month, nearly 30 spiritual leaders converged on a threatened Native American heritage landscape: Bears Ears National Monument. When religious community leaders received news that President Trump intends to make an early December trip to San Juan County to announce he will downsize and diminish conservation protection for Bears Ears National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and possibly other public lands, they were compelled to go there to stand with the tribes.Read More
The Church has always understood itself to be an extension of Jesus Christ's healing ministry in the world. As such, it is our call as people of faith and leaders in the United Church of Christ to help connect our neighbors with the health care they need.Read More