After Pope Week: Religous leaders standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

The Jewish Sabbath is on Saturday.  The Christian Sabbath is on Sunday.  Except for Seventh Day Adventists. Buddhists do not have a particular Sabbath Day.  We fast at different times, in different ways, for different reasons.  We have different beliefs about who leads, and how. We could spend a lot of time of focusing on the differences in our […]

Yom Kippur… and Pope Francis? RESOURCES for anyone to use now or later.

Yom Kippur, the holiest of the High Holy days in the Jewish calendar is celebrated on 10 Tishrei, which begins at sundown on September 22, 2015 on the secular calendar.  It is a day of fasting and prayer, and is spent at the synagogue. PA IPL board president Rabbi Daniel Swartz created a text study of Jewish […]

“I Don’t Want to Go to Hell—Do You?” – Dr. Neill Johnson Sermon on Climate Change

On August 16, 2015, Dr. Neill Johnson delivered the following sermon to University Baptist and Brethren Church of State College, Pennsylvania. I Don’t Want to Go to Hell—Do You? “Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens […]

Marywood University Presentation on Laudato Si

The 2015 release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care of Our Common Home, shifted the conversation about ecology, climate change, and environmental impacts on human communities, and emphasized our moral responsibility to care for creation. A great way to consider the teachings offered in the encyclical is to study it with a group […]

Islamic Horizons: Divest and Reinvest

Reprinted from Islamic Horizons, September-October 2016, pp. 38-39 written by Saffet Abid Catovic, one of the authors of the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change. [Recommended further reading about mosques in Morrocco taking action, and about a mosque in North Carolina responding to the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change.] Muslims involved in the environmental “green” movement often cite […]

Board Profile: Bill Lochstet

This Board member profile is one of a series that will roll out from now through the early fall.  Board members are active PA IPL volunteers who live and serve across Pennsylvania.  Bill Lochstet was elected to the Board for a 3-year term in October 2013. When I first heard about a plan to explode […]