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Gathering for Mother Earth – 2015 – Saturday, September 26th

Tewa Women United, a CCW member organization, is hosting its 19th annual Gathering for Mother Earth.

Open to all ages and cultures, this yearly gathering is a weekend-long event that was created to celebrate cultural ways of sharing love and gratitude for our Earth Mother. To show love for her will heal our hearts of grief and overwhelming sense of loss we feel as violent pressure numbs us to the harming of water’s love for us all. It is time to unite for eco-systemic revival. Awaken PEACE in us all and stop violent use of Mother Earth’s inner energy of reciprocal existence. Violent extraction of decaying matter, to disrupt its thousands of years of change and open its nuclear hearth of love/energy to become tools of mass destruction is death of us all. We need to encourage all cultures, all ages, schools, communities and families to bring inter-generational thinking to holistic ways of active healing.

For more information about the 2015 Gathering for Mother Earth, including registration information, please visit Tewa Women United’s page.

Gather for Mother Earth 2015

CCW core member, Joan Brown, honored at the White House

Joan Brown, a Franciscan sister and executive director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, was honored last Monday for her role with Interfaith Power and Light, a national group spearheading the faith response to climate change. Read the full story at the Albuquerque Journal here.

Image: Sister Joan Brown, second from left with fellow honorees, Patrick Carolan, Odile Coirier,  and Sister Marie Lucey – photo courtesy of Stratford Star.

NM Supreme Court to Review Copper Rule!

From Amigos Bravos, a CCW member organization. Image: Santa Rita copper mine, outside of Silver City, NM – courtesy of Mzuriana

SANTA FE, NM- The New Mexico Supreme Court has granted the petition filed by our legal council, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC), requesting review of the Copper Rule. The Copper Rule regulates discharges from copper mines in New Mexico. The Supreme Court order, dated June 13th, states that it will review all the issues raised in the petition.

“We are gratified that the State Supreme Court will review the challenges to the Copper Rule,” says Douglas Meiklejohn, NMELC Executive Director. “This is a very important issue for New Mexico because of our reliance on ground water, and allowing an entire industry such as the copper mining industry to pollute ground water makes no sense. Our clients are not trying to stop copper mining; they are trying to ensure that copper mining does not pollute ground water.”

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