Spring Colloquium 2023 - New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue

Spring Colloquium 2023

The 28th Annual Spring Colloquium

The New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue invites you to attend our virtual 2023 Spring Colloquium: Living Compassion in the Community
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We look forward to our speakers helping us to share living compassion in our communities as we consider questions such as:

  1. Who do you service?  What is the need?
  2. What are your priorities?  Who determines these priorities?
  3. How is the group structured to help provide the best service?
  4. Is your group faith based?  If so, how is faith incorporated into service?
  5. How does your group respond to crises?
  6. What inspires/sustains volunteers to help and keep the organization going?
  7. How does one become a volunteer?



Imam Abdur’Rauf Raul Campos-Marquetti

Abdur’Rauf was born in Spanish Harlem in 1954 and grew up in the inner city of Brooklyn, New York.  He is a Senior Scientist by profession with a B.A. degree in the Geological Sciences attained at Cornell University. He has over 38 years of program management and scientific research experience in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Natural Resource Mapping.  He is presently employed by the Pueblo of Santa ana’s Department of natural Resources as their GIS Manager.

Abdur’Rauf has been a member of the Albuquerque Muslim community since 1984 and has served as both Vice-President and General Secretary for the Islamic Center of New Mexico. Abdur’Rauf has served as a Muslim Imam for the TaHa Mosque Islamic Center of Santa Fe, the Lighthouse of New Mexico, and is presently the Imam for the MINARA Muslim Community Center of Albuquerque.


Chandra Doran

Chandra is the board president and acting director of Trinity House Catholic Worker. Trinity House has been feeding and housing marginalized citizens of Albuquerque, NM for over twenty years. Today, our ministries include: housing asylum seekers, food rescue and distribution, and, in partnership with Francis House Catholic Worker, feeding hundreds of the city’s homeless five days a week.

Chandra moved to New Mexico in 2018 with his wife Deanna from Los Angeles, and resides in Corrales with their dog Humphrey.  For over 20 years they were active in teaching and guiding the Sivananda Yoga Center in Los Angeles.


Mona Rezaei

Mona Rezaei holds degrees in Biology and Communication from the University of New Mexico and is currently studying Change Management at Cornell University. She is a Communications Specialist at Nusenda Credit Union and a student at M.T.O Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism. Mona is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating a sense of belonging for those who have not had a seat at the table, and building meaningful relationships through empathy and compassion.  Mona is also a Certified Classical Homeopath and is passionate about helping people restore their overall health through holistic medicine.




Mike Leppala

My name is Mike Leppala, I am currently the Board Chair of Family Promise of Albuquerque. In addition to Board Chair, I have served as a volunteer and coordinator for one of Family Promise’s member congregations.






Moderator Rev Lynne Hinton

Lynne Hinton is the Conference Director of the NM Conference of Churches. She is a graduate of Pacific School of Religion and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Lynne has served as a settled pastor in NC, NM, and as an Intentional Interim in Washington State. Lynne has also served as a hospice chaplain in central New Mexico.  Lynne leads retreats and workshops on writing and spirituality and is the author of 23 books. She and her husband live in Albuquerque.



If you plan to join this Colloquium Zoom call, please register at [email protected] . Please send by May 5th, your name & contact information in which you will be accessing the Zoom link.  The link will be sent to you on May 6th in the evening, the day before the Zoom call. 


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