Canvas of Hope: event supports indigenous neighbors


The Rio Grande Borderland Ministries (RGBM) is sponsoring an online event called Canvas of Hope on to raise awareness and monetary support for shelters in Juȧrez and Ojinaga, Mexico that are becoming models for refugee centers worldwide. The even will be held 1-2:30 p.m., May 1.

The events will feature artists passionate about issues surrounding migration, including musical performances, poetry readings, artist talks and more. Artists from around the country are donating work to be auctioned during the event. Proceeds go toward supporting the work of RGBM to help feed, shelter and care for our migrant and indigenous neighbors. The virtual event will feature live performances of music and poetry, as well as an online auction.

RGBM is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, serving in the borderlands of New Mexico and fast west Texas.

“Our compassionate response to this crisis is simple — to feed, shelter, and care for our neighbors who are coming to the frontiers of our Diocese seeking safety ad the promise of a better life for their families,” said Border Chaplain Ana Reza.

Better World will be used as an online platform for the event. Attending the event is free. Register at

To learn more about the impact of Rio Grande Borderland Ministries, visit the website at