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March 2018

EARTH HOUR — pick your time, place, and celebration!

March 14 - March 28

Every year, PA IPL invites people to hold Earth Hour parties at home or in their houses of worship that act as fundraisers and “friend-raisers” for PA IPL.  It’s great chance to jump in… and it’s fun. Celebrate reaching a goal, or setting a goal — or both.  Let us know if you want some colorful PA IPL handouts to share!  We've had all sorts and scales of regional Earth Hour parties in the past, and we already know of incredibly varied gatherings, celebrations, and parties…

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Philadelphia – Lecture: Creation and Transcendence: Laudato Si’s Challenge to the Technocratic Paradigm

March 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis challenges us to both respect the environment and attend to the needs of the poor. On the standard economic view, the two goals are in tension. Economic growth is the best remedy for poverty, yet economic growth also puts pressure on the environment. That tension has led some to reject the pope's message as hopelessly naive. But in the key chapters of the encyclical, Francis challenges the dominant world view of our age,…

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Philadelphia PA IPL — local monthly meeting

March 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greeen St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119 United States
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The Philadelphia chapter of PA IPL is very active.  Chapter volunteers plan workshops, services, and work in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy transition efforts, and they bring climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM,  and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program. The group meets on THIRD Tuesdays at…

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monthly policy update call

March 22 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Email for call info.  These calls are scheduled monthly, and are a chance to develop and maintain a base of knowledge about current  and emerging climate policy and legislation, municipal through federal, with a focus on important issues and/or roles for Pennsylvanians and moral, ethical, and faith-rooted messages.  More. The calls are open to people at any stage of advocacy and policy involvement.  We begin and end with a short meditation, reflection, prayer or centering breath, and include both reports and…

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PITTSBURGH: Petrochemical Infrastructure Panel

March 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 United States
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What can we do to prevent the petrochemical infrastructure buildout which threatens our air, land and water?  Matt Mehalik, Director of the Breathe Project Rev. John Creasy, pastor of the Open Door Church, Garfield, permaculture teacher and farmer at Garfield Community Farm, Board Member of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, and the Pittsburgh Presbytery Peacemaking Team. Terrie Baumgardner, Climate Reality Volunteer and member of the Citizens To Protect the Ambridge Reservoir where the encroachment of Shell’s Falcon Pipeline threatens the watershed of this…

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State of Appalachia Conference — Pipestem State Park, WV

March 23 @ 1:00 PM - March 24 @ 2:00 PM
Pipestem State Park Pipestem, WV 25979 United States + Google Map

Who? The State of Appalachia Conference is an event meant to bring together faith voices from across the Appalachian region to problem-solve. What? The conference will focus on the spiritual, economic, and ecological state of the Appalachian region and ways to restore it. Where? The conference will be held at Pipestem Resort State Park in Pipestem, West Virginia. When? The conference begins at 1 PM on March 23rd, and ends at 2 PM on March 24th, 2018. Christian clergy should…

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PHILADELPHIA – John Dear Book Tour

March 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Convent of Mercy Auditorium, 515 Montgomery Avenue
Merion, PA 19066
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John Dear Book Tour Nobel Peace Prize nominee John Dear will stop in Merion, Pennsylvania, on his national book tour to launch his new title, “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change.” In this landmark work, author and activist, John Dear connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation! All are welcome.    

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HARRISBURG-area: Movie and potluck dinner

March 24 @ 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Baha’i Center, Marietta, 167 W Market St
Marietta, PA 17547 United States
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Baha'is from around Harrisburg will gather a potluck dinner at the Baha'i Center in Marietta with a screening of an Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power  at 5:45 p.m, followed by discussions on how we can work in community to heal our Common Home.  Flier to print and share. All are welcome. RSVP and learn more harrisburg@paipl.org The date is close to the Baha'i holy day of Naw Ruz, so this will be celebratory as well as introspective!

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