We are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity.
We invite you to consider a study opportunity to listen and learn about a situation of ongoing environmental injustice in the United States.
Webinar: Working for Environmental Justice in New Mexico
Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)
During this program, hear New Mexico frontline advocates from Citizens Caring for the Future and NM/El Paso Interfaith Power and Light discuss the need for stronger methane and water quality regulations, an end to new oil and gas leasing on public and ancestral lands, and how advocates outside the state can amplify local efforts. They will focusing on environmental justice in the Permian Basin and Chaco Canyon regions of New Mexico. Two of New Mexico’s national parks are the most at risk in the U.S. from nearby oil and gas drilling, according to a recent study. Register to receive a link to view. Later, all registrants will also receive a link to to a recording.
From: Franciscan Action Network, the Franciscan Federation, and the Order of Friars Minor Holy Name Province JPIC office are working together to raise awareness about- and advocacy on- environmental justice, focusing on communities of color and low-wealth that are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation.
This is the first of 3 webinars planned for September, October and November to listen and learn about situations of ongoing environmental injustice in three distinct regions, and practice advocacy at multiple levels.
Thank you to Justice Promoter Sr. Brigid Clingman for sharing this study opportunity about New Mexico, a state where our Sisters are missioned today.