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HARRISBURG – George Lakey, Viking Economics author presentation at Midtown Scholar Bookstore

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This talk will now be offered at 3:00 AND at 6:00
Author talk:
VIKING ECONOMICS
How the Scandinavians got it right — and how we can, too
by George Lakey
Melville House Publishers, NY and London, 2016

George Lakey is a member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and a climate justice activist… and Bill McKibben called his book “Completely fascinating”

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Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are pace-setters in responding to the climate crisis.  Copenhagen aims to be carbon neutral by 2025; the Church of Sweden fully divested from fossil fuels two years ago.  Norway bests the world in electric cars and bicycle highways.

The four countries are at the top of the international charts in equality, individual freedom, accountable police and low crime.  Their economies are marked by a powerful co-op sector. They provide free higher education, health care, and good pensions for all. Only Norway struck it rich in oil. What’s their secret?

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In this book a retired Swarthmore College professor who has lived and worked in Norway tells an uplifting story. What economists call “the Nordic model” puts Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the top tier of international ratings. That includes education, abundance of jobs, health care, and security for all people. Only Norway found substantial oil. All four Nordics were nimble in bouncing back from the 2008 crisis that still bedevils Europe and the U.S.

The book tells a human story: what is it like to be a professional in Norway, or a parent or student or worker or entrepreneur or farmer or retired person or immigrant? …

This presentation is co-sponsored by Harrisburg Quaker Friends and:

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HARRISBURG Workshop: Active Hope and the Work that Reconnects

Please REGISTER so that we know how many to expect.  Share the flyer.  Share and Invite via the Facebook event page.  There is not a charge for the event, but there will be an opportunity for free-will offerings to support the costs.

joannamacyspiralActive Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time.

— Joanna Macy, ecophilosopher and founder, The Work that Reconnects; co-author of Active Hope: How to Get Out of the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

ACTIVE HOPE AND THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS
Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 9:00 a.m. to Noon
The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113

Facilitator:  Marcia Berry ~ PA Interfaith Power & Light

At this moment in history, we are all faced with discouraging information and personal experiences that point to a worldwide environmental crisis, growing resource inequality, environmental racism, and intensifying violence locally and worldwide.

The Active Hope Workshop offers a program for all who are interested in building sustainable, diverse, and caring communities for today and for the future. This workshop offers an empowering framework to help move people from overwhelm to engagement — coming together, supporting one another to create the kind of world we long for.

Active Hope offers powerful tools for activists and change agents in all causes and movements:

˜   empowering framework      ˜   restorative practices      ˜   mutual support /respite


PLEASE JOIN US!

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What if part of the reason so many of us have failed to act is not because we are too selfish to care about an abstract or far-off problem, but because we are utterly overwhelmed by how much we do care?

—Naomi Klein, activist and author This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

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HARRISBURG-area WORKSHOP: Active Hope and the Work that Reconnects

Please REGISTER so that we know how many to expect.  Share the flier.  Share and Invite via the Facebook event page.

joannamacyspiralActive Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time.

— Joanna Macy, ecophilosopher and founder, The Work that Reconnects; co-author of Active Hope: How to Get Out of the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

ACTIVE HOPE AND THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS
Saturday, May 14, 2016 ~ 10:00 a.m. to Noon
The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113

Facilitator:  Marcia Berry ~ PA Interfaith Power & Light

At this moment in history, we are all faced with discouraging information and personal experiences that point to a worldwide environmental crisis, growing resource inequality, environmental racism, and intensifying violence locally and worldwide.

The Active Hope Workshop offers a program for all who are interested in building sustainable, diverse, and caring communities for today and for the future. This workshop offers an empowering framework to help move people from overwhelm to engagement — coming together, supporting one another to create the kind of world we long for.

Active Hope offers powerful tools for activists and change agents in all causes and movements:

˜   empowering framework      ˜   restorative practices      ˜   mutual support /respite


PLEASE JOIN US!

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 10.26.53 AMGet the flier.    Register.

ActiveHopeBookCover

What if part of the reason so many of us have failed to act is not because we are too selfish to care about an abstract or far-off problem, but because we are utterly overwhelmed by how much we do care?

—Naomi Klein, activist and author This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

 

Please REGISTER

HARRISBURG: Stirring the Waters — Faith, Science, and Action


Please 
REGISTER BY APRIL 8 so we can be good hosts!

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Stirring the Waters: Faith, Science, and Action!
an interreligious Blessing and Celebration
Sunday, April 17 5:00 PM-8:15 PM
(register for outdoor activities beginning at 1:30)

Blessing of the Waters
5:00 PM State Street Riverfront Park, Harrisburg
followed by a procession to the Capitol Rotunda where we will have our dinner.
If you can, do BRING BANNERS and flags from your congregation or faith community.

Click through for a PDF poster that will tell you more about the add-on afternoon canoe trip (with DCNR officials) or hike, too. Learn more.

Please REGISTER BY APRIL 8 so we can be good hosts!

EVERYONE is welcome for an interfaith Blessing of the Waters, Thanksgiving, a catered dinner (halal, kosher, and vegan options), a learning session, a talk by climate scientist and oceanographer Ray Najjar (you can read his bio, but it won’t tell you that he is also a charter member of PA IPL, a 2013 PA IPL cyclist, a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and a father of 3 who, with his family, slashed their household carbon emissions!

Participants should DRESS FOR VARIABLE SPRING WEATHER for the afternoon tree planting and Multi-faith Blessing of the Waters!

Please REGISTER BY APRIL 8 so we can be good hosts!

Each year Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (LAMPa) gathers members for a lobby-and-learning day at the Capitol in Harrisburg on a particular issue.  This year, it’s climate change.  LAMPa’s advocacy and workshop day will be April 18 (Learn more here – anyone of any faith tradition is welcome to register, but recognize ahead of time that examples will be chosen for Lutherans).

The day before their learning day,  they gather for a less formal faith-and-learning event. This year LAMPa is teaming up with PA IPL and the national ELCA “glocal event team” for celebration and more.  Click the image for a PDF poster that will tell you more about the add-on afternoon canoe trip (with DCNR officials) or hike, too. Learn more.

HARRISBURG “Laudato Sí”—A conversation for everyone

Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home
What can we learn from this extraordinary Encyclical?    What does it mean for our lives?
An invitation to all faith and non-faith traditions.

hart2075John C. Dernbach will lead us in reflection and discussion.  He is Distinguished Professor of Law Director, Environmental Law & Sustainability Center, Widener University, Commonwealth Law School.

FREE PARKING in the adjacent parking garage.

Coming from Sunday worship at your own congregation?  Consider gathering a small group for a soup-and-sandwich lunch after services and traveling over together!Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 4.07.43 PM

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Love thy Nature film

Promoted by Physicians for Social Responsibility–Harrisburg/Hershey

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REGISTER HERE:  https://www.tugg.com/events/39514

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And while our environmental crisis threatens the survival of our species, a renewed connection with nature holds the key to a highly advanced new era.