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ALTOONA: movie and panel – Faith Against Fracking

FaithAgainstFracking screenshotJoin us for a free showing of the movie Faith Against Fracking (trailer below), followed by presentations by two Pennsylvania residents who have paid the price of petroleum extraction and transport.

Ellen Gerhart, Huntingdon County, was forced by eminent domain to allow the Mariner 2 pipeline to cross her land, which had long been placed under registered forest protection.

Michael Badges-Canning, Butler County, has firsthand experience of the damage fracking has done to his drinking water.

There will be a brief, optional prayer service following the program. 

Download a flyer to print and share.
Read PA Interfaith Power & Light’s resolution calling for No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure.
Learn more about a new pipeline hotspot, with eminent domain actions anticipated.  Newspaper. Lancaster Against Pipelines is running non-violent mass action trainings.

Segment from Faith Against Fracking from Big Love Productions on Vimeo.

Panel: Moving Forward With Inclusion

Cricket Hunter will be one of many panelists (short intros, followed by an involvement fair-type breakout) at this event. Centre Daily Times advance article

from the event flier:
Join a variety of Centre County leaders to hear what our government, business, and community organizations can and are doing to protect those who are most vulnerable in our society.

Among our Panelists:
Mike Pipe, Centre County Commissioner
Andrew Shubin, PA Civil Rights Attorney
Kathleen Stenhouwer, Asst. Dir., Women’s Resource Center
Dr. Michelle Saylor, Bellefonte Area School Superintendent
Tom King, State College Asst. Mgr for Public Safety and former Chief of Police

There will be an opportunity to join small-action committees for follow-up actions.

Submit your questions now by sending an email to info@centrelgbtqa.org.
Please include “MFWI Question” in the subject line.

Centre Daily Times advance article

PHILADELPHIA: This Changes Everything movie and discussion

Weaver’s Way and Phildelphia PA IPL bring a free screening of the documentary film based on Naomi Klein’s powerful book about climate change This Changes Everything.

Special Guests Peter Winslow and Mordechai Liebling will share information about plans to transform Philadelphia into a fossil fuel energy hub (and how you can get involved) and Mordechai Liebling on behalf of Green Justice Philly.

Download the flier.


SCRANTON: Care for the Earth Panel

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 8.24.44 PM Get a PDF of the poster.

The Care for the Earth panel is sponsored by Marywood Campus Ministry, Marywood University Science Department, and Marywood University Campus Studies, and will take place in the McGowan Room in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

Together with our obligation to use the earth’s goods responsibly, we are called to recognize that other living beings have a value of their own in God’s eyes.
—Laudato Si §69


BONUS: wildflower seed giveaway!

PITTSBURGH: film screening and panel: Disruption

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 7.48.16 PM Faith and Environmental-Climate JusticeCome see the movie Disruption  in the John Knox Room at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, followed by discussion with a panel focusing on Environmental Justice and highlighting local impacts of fossil fuel extraction, processing, and use, and local effects of climate change.

Click the image for a downloadable PDF poster

Protecting Creation: A Jewish Response to Climate Change

Sunday, December 6, 2015  24 Kislev 5776
adults $10  children $5  REGISTER
Temple Adath Israel, Merion Station, Philadelphia.  Map below.

Jewish tradition teaches us to protect the Earth for future generations.  As Jews, we are obligated to depen our commitment to stewardship and protecting the Earth through outreach, activism, and Jewish learning.  Our speakers will discuss the politics, science, national security concerns, and social implications of climate change.

The Please Touch museum will be leading fun, interactive environmental ecucation sessions for children in grades K-5 parallel to the Speaker Panel.

12:45……………………….Registration opens
1:15-3:15…………………Speakers Panel
1:15-3:15…………………Children’s Programming

Light refreshments will be served.


Speaker Panel:

  • Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
    Rabbi Cardin is the director of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network (BJEN) at he Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center.  She has also served as general consultant to the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.
  • Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired)
    Dr. Titely is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and national security, and is Founding Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.
  • Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
    Dr. White-Newsome is a Federal Policy Analyst for WE ACT for Environmental Justice.  She coordinates the ntioal Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on climate Change as well as co-chairing the Urban Air Toxins Workgroup for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.



  • Practical Ways to Take Action on the Environment (Penn Environment)
  • Working with Diverse Partners in the Environmental Movement (Gary Lytle, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Philadelphia)
  • Deep Ecology: Connecting With All Life (Lynne Iser, founder of Elder-Activists.org)
  • Creatively Engaging Your Congregation in Addressing the Climate Crisis (Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Co-Chair, PA Interfaith Power & Light, Philadelphia Group)
  • Understanding that Protecting the Environment is a Halachic Obligation (Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein, nationally recognized Jewish educator on Halacha and environmental responsibility)

PA IPL is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this event, organized and presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.  Full list of co-sponsors on the event page