Monday, November 23, 2009

A Vigil at Civic Plaza Ahead of Climate Conference

The Seventh of the Millennium Development Goals seeks to Ensure Environmental Sustainability as part of the international effort to address global poverty.   As people of faith, we have a great opportunity to make our voices known about this issue.  Sister Joan Brown, director of the New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light  invites us to a special vigil, entitled Light a Candle for Hope: Prayer Vigil for International Climate Change Meeting in Copenhagen.

The vigil, scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, seeks to rally people of faith ahead of the International Climate Change Meeting in Copenhagen, which begins December 7-18.  The vigil will begin with a candlelight procession from Civic Center the Cathedral Church of St. John Episcopal. Participants are invited to bring their own candle to light the 4-block journey that represents our walking as people of faith with brothers and sisters throughout the planet as we enter the meetings in Copenhagen.

An Interfaith Prayer vigil at the Cathedral will involve leaders from various faith traditions and conclude with a blessing of Sr. Joan Brown, osf, who is a religious delegate to the international climate meeting. All are cordially invited to participate. For questions or to become involved in the work of NM Interfaith Power and Light contact or call 505-266-6966.

Sponsored by: New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light in collaboration with Cathedral Church of St. John Episcopal and other faith communities
When: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5:00-6:30 p.m
Where: Gather at Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque and walk in candlelight procession to Cathedral Church of St. John  Episcopal, 318 Silver for interfaith prayer vigil(bring your own candle)
Contact for questions: Sr. Joan Brown,osf, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, 505-266-6966,

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