Friday, September 18, 2015

Interfaith Candlelight Prayer Vigils This Week Around Pope Francis' Visit to the U.S.

Pope Francis
"Let us pray together for wisdom and conversion of hearts and actions to justice and hope on the eve of the first ever Papal Address to the U.S. Congress. 
People will be praying all over the United States.:

We are so pleased to be praying together throughout New Mexico in these communities. Please download the flyer for your area for details:
Wed., Sept. 23, 6:30-7:30 pmOld Town Plaza, Albuquerque--Flyer
Sept. 23, 8-9 pm,Taos Plaza--Flyer
Sept. 23, 6:30-7:30 pm, McKinley Courthouse Plaza, Gallup--Flyer
Sept. 23, 7:30 pm, Gough Park Picnic Shelter, Silver City--Flyer
Sept. 23, 7-8 pm, Eddy County Court House, Carlsbad--
Thursday, Sept. 24, noon, Steps of St. Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe, info.

A time to pray together for wisdom for ourselves and all leaders as we commit to action in light of the critical challenge of climate justice. September 23 is Yom Kippur for our Jewish brothers and sisters and Eid al-Adha (end of Hajj) with the Islamic community. We respect that they will be praying within their own traditions. As we pray for conversion and hope, we will be mindful of all of our interfaith brothers and sisters around the world affected by climate change, economic injustice and environmental degradation.   Each site will have a call for actions as well. 

Co-sponsored by New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, New Mexico Conference of Churches, Catholic Charities, New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, Interfaith Worker Justice of New Mexico, New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue and the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

National coordination by Interfaith Power and Light, Franciscan Action Network and Global Catholic Climate Movement.

If you have not organized a vigil with accompanying call to action around the Pope's visit and would like information, contact  It is not too late to have a small gathering in your  home or faith community.

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