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BRYN MAWR— Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy Workshop

PA IPL will hold our 6th Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop from 9:00-4:30 on Saturday October 14, in Bryn Mawr PA.

We value the richness of interfaith work, and we recognize that it comes with particular challenges — including that some events may be on days with religious conflicts of varying degrees.  In 2016 we offered this workshop in Greater Philadelphia on a Sunday afternoon, and we will of course offer a mix of Saturday, Sunday, and weeknight events in the future.  We hope you will join us whenever you are able.

We are pleased to welcome Justin Wright to Pennsylvania for two workshops in a single weekend.

Looking for the Pittsburgh workshop instead? It’s here.



Join us to develop clear, faith-soaked messages to bring directly to policymakers to support ambitious, legally-binding targets for carbon dioxide and methane emissions, energy efficiency and a just transition to renewable power.

Hosted by the Environmental Justice group at
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
625 Montgomery Ave.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

Workshop Leaders include:

People of faith possess the moral authority to be important and credible voices: finding shared values, and awakening awareness and responsibility for bold climate action among elected leaders and non-elected policy makers.

We seek to prepare people of faith who are willing to pro-actively build relationships, and initiate meetings with policymakers, electoral candidates and other religious leaders to lift up the moral dimensions of this crisis and support effective and rapid transition plans for a just, clean energy future in Pennsylvania and the nation.

LUNCH and SNACKS are provided.  
Please bring a mug or water bottle for your drinks.
DISCOUNTS for people signing up as a small group from the same faith community or ministerium

!This workshop is supported in part by a grant from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation


POSTPONED. BRYN MAWR: an Interfaith Tu b’Shevat Seder for EVERYONE

Image provided by Rabbi Yitzhak Nates

Image provided by Rabbi Yitzhak Nates

POSTPONED due to forecast (church building will be closed).  Will be rescheduled.  Date TBA.

A rooted, creative, mystical, musical, Jewish and environmental Holy Day (the New Year of the Trees) will be held at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (map and address below).

Have a light dinner beforehand, then come to enjoy and learn about Jewish mysticism, and about how we can together walk a bit more lightly on our planet.  Fruits, nuts, and a bissel of cake will be part of the seder (service).

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Click the image to download the PDF flier. Share with your congregation and your neighbors!

Rabbi Yitz encourages interested folks to be in touch in advance!  Send any sorts of questions —or email him about any way you might like to participate.  Musicians that would like to join are most welcome (Cantor Daniella is a collaborative music leader!), or people may share (in advance) any “green” songs,  from their faith traditions or beyond. 

If possible, let us know that you’ll join us,** so we can be sure to have plenty of food to share.   Free-will offerings will be gratefully accepted.

Cosponsored by PA Interfaith Power & Light and the Main Line Jewish Community Derech HaLev, and hosted by Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

*We’ll plan for people to be able to leave by 8:30, but if there is lots of energy and interest to continue, some folks may stay on just a bit longer.

**RSVP to info@paipl.org.   We will send a single reminder email with indoor directions to the room we’ll be in to everyone who RSVPs.  Both our shopping list and our meeting room choice depends on about how many people will join in, but we don’t want RSVPs to keep any last-minute joiners away!

Main Line gathering Meet, Greet, and Grow


Since 2010, PA Interfaith Power & Light has been working in Pennsylvania to grow a network of people of faith and faith-based organizations to respond to the effects of climate disruption through education, emissions reductions, and advocacy.

Initially that work was facilitated by many volunteers and one staff member, Cricket Hunter, working part-time from State College. Now PA IPL has hired a part-time Executive Director, the Rev. Alison Cornish, who works out of Philadelphia. Thankfully, Cricket has stayed with PA IPL, and now serves as the part-time Director of Programs and Outreach.   Active volunteers are as vital as they have always been!

You may have also heard that there is now a Philadelphia Group of Interfaith Power & Light.   Momentum is building in this part of Pennsylvania!  Alison headshot

Please join Executive Director Rev. Alison Cornish and other PA IPL leaders at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (map below) to:

  1. Connect and reconnect with friends new and old
  2. Learn what PA IPL is up to these days
  3. Consider how the Main Line Interfaith Green Group and PA IPL can together grow our impact in our congregations, our communities, and beyond.