Religious Leaders Condemn Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

President Trump’s announcement on June 1, 2017 that he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement has inspired a diverse chorus of condemnation from religious leaders and organizations in the U.S. and across the globe. If your tradition or denomination has issued a statement that you don’t see listed below, please let us […]

Letter from diverse faith communities on the Paris Agreement

PA IPL is pleased to be represented on this letter by the national Interfaith Power & Light network.  It was sent to the President, the Administrator of the EPA, the Secretary of State, and several other national leaders. May 9, 2017 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear […]

Paris COP21 Report-back: presentation and discussion with Pittsburgh filmmaker Mark Dixon

The Paris Climate Summit (COP 21) received unprecedented levels of coverage, and officials and proceedings were held in prayer by people of all faiths, from all corners of the world.  In the end: a new agreement was reached! Whether you’ve read a lot or only a little, you are welcome to join us for a thoughtful presentation […]

No need to wait— the Paris Pledge

Check back here for a one-a-day series of actions and solutions from now until 12/11. International leaders brought emissions-reduction commitments with them to this conference.  Those commitments are not yet binding, and they’re not yet enough to keep us under 2 degrees Celsius* of warming, but they’re working on it (keep those prayers flowing—they’re needed!)  We, […]

Praying with Paris — in Philadelphia and Harrisburg

The Paris climate talks (the 21st such talks) began on Monday, November 30.  People around the world held vigils and marches on 11/29 and 11/30 to show our leaders that we are with them in spirit, supporting the difficult, urgent, vital work that they are engaged in.  The people’s voices —including faith voices— have been […]