Enjoy entertainment (Flamenco dancing) and delicious Mexican/New Mexican food (prepared by Mujeres en Acción).
Right Reverend Michael L. Vono, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande. Past recipients include Rev. Carole McGowan (St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church & Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande), Ruth Hoffman (Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico), Norbertine Father (now Abbot) Joel Garner, Rev. Ernest Falardeau (Archdiocese of Santa Fe), Bishop Ricardo Ramirez (Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces), and Marian Wright Edelman (Children's Defense Fund), among others.
Three Community Beneficiaries
The event also serves as a fundraiser for three local organizations that have worked to meet the needs of the community and promoted the spirit of collaboration and ecumenical engagement. Last year, the Interfaith Hunger Coalition was one of the three beneficiaries of the event. Because of the funds we received, we were able to print brochures and cards, purchase a banner and hire someone to create our own website.
This year, the beneficiaries are
- Detention Ministries at the Office of Pastoral Outreach, Archdiocese of Santa Fe,
- Refugee & Asylee Program at the Albuquerque office of Lutheran Family Services-Rocky Mountain Region,
- New Mexico Pilgrimage for Unity.