February Monthly Meeting 2024 - New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue

February Monthly Meeting 2024

The New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue will be having a Zoom meeting on Thursday February 15th, 4:00 pm -5:30 pm. Our speaker will be Professor Esther Yazzie-Lewis and she will talk about the Navajo faith and prayer.

Professor Esther Yazzie-Lewis

Esther Yazzie-Lewis

Professor Esther Yazzie-Lewis grew up south of Farmington. Navajo is her first language and she learned English at school. She grew up herding sheep and farming. Professor Yazzie-Lewis worked for the Navajo Law Enforcement and Navajo Judicial Branch.

She continued her education at UNM and received her Bachelor in Political Science and a Master in Public Administration and American Studies. Professor Yazzie-Lewis has worked with the Navajo People in the Navajo/ Hopi land dispute, and she also has worked on the uranium problems in the Navajo reservation. She co-authored The Navajo People and Uranium Mining. She is a board member of the Southwest Research and Information Center. She also works with a number of Navajo people on the reservation in relation to environmental and social justice. She is certified in the Navajo Language for the United States District Court for the southwest states. She also has trained numerous Navajo people in interpreting in our courts with the University of Arizona. Professor Esther Yazzie-Lewis worked for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. She is now retired and teaches conversational Navajo for the University of New Mexico as part of its continuing education program. She has been inducted into the Navajo Nation Hall of Fame for her work.

If you plan to join this dialogue Zoom call, please register at [email protected] . Please send by February 13th, your name & contact information in which you will be accessing the Zoom link.  The link will be sent to you on February 14th in the evening, the day before the Zoom call. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the upcoming in-person 2024 Colloquium!

Date:  Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Time:  1:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuq, NM  87110

Theme:  Religion in the Modern World

Guest Speakers:  Rabbi Paul Citrin, Reverend Seth Finch, Leslie Naji, and moderator Gail Ruben

Registration fee: $30.00


More details upcoming!    

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