Circles ABQ

Poverty has been an ongoing struggle for far too many families in our local community for far too long. The COVID-19 crisis has only magnified that struggle here in Albuquerque.


In 2020, the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living knew that it had to step up more than ever to fulfill its mission: Love in Action --> Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities.


The decision to sponsor a Circles® chapter is a Spirit-inspired demonstration of Love In Action, allowing the transformation of lives and of poverty itself in Albuquerque.  

Circles ABQ Staff

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Rev. Amani Malaika

I am over the moon to be part of a spiritual community that is more than words and prayer. I know that none of us is free until we are all free. I know that when we come together to support each other to live our best lives we are Love In Action. I am thrilled to bring Circles ABQ to our community and watch Love itself transform lives.

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Reneé, a 5th generation descendant of Manual Antonio Chavez of the Atrisco Chaves family, is rooted in her New Mexican traditions and serves her community in the Rio Grande Valley. She brings a wealth of experiences--from serving as the Native Chaplain Female Chaperone at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center to providing Afro-Indigenous cultural arts programming and healthy lifestyle education--to Circles ABQ.

Program Director
Senior Minister, ABQ CSL

Circles ABQ Community Partners

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