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PITTSBURGH— Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop

PA IPL will hold our 7th Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy workshop from 1:00-7:30 on Sunday October 15th in Pittsburgh PA.

We value the richness of interfaith work, with all its challenges.  We recognize that events will take place on days which conflict with some religious practices.  We will continue to strive to 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 Bryn Mawr 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.

We are thrilled that Repair the World is partnering with us and will join with The Open Door to be the workshop hosts at 6022 Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

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.

SUPPER 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

Cosponsored by

the Peacemaking Team of the Pittsburgh Presbytery


the EcoJustice Working Group of the Thomas Merton Center


This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Patricia Kind FamilyFoundation.


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

Paris COP21 Report-back: presentation and discussion with Pittsburgh filmmaker Mark Dixon

The Paris Climate Summit (COP 21) received unprecedented levels of coverage, and officials and proceedings were held in prayer by people of all faiths, from all corners of the world.  In the end: a new agreement was reached!

Whether you’ve read a lot or only a little, you are welcome to join us for a thoughtful presentation and discussion with Mark Dixon, citizen journalist, who traveled to witness this important moment.

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Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 PM
hosted by First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh,
5401 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

PA IPL particularly encourages clergy, lay leaders, and faith-linked green teams to attend, and to follow up with a lunchtime conference call discussion about responding to climate change in our own congregations, Friday 2/22 12:15-1:00 PM.  RSVP for more info.

Co-sponsored by PA Interfaith Power & Light, the Environmental Justice Committee of The Thomas Merton Center, and Pittsburgh 350.org