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PA to DC bike trip – blessing and sendoff!

The 2017 cyclists are training now!  All the info you need and more on our Bike Trip page…. you can read about past rides and riders, see the profile series about 2017 riders contribute in honor of the riders, and more!

blessingWhether you are a rider or not, you can join us for the blessing and sendoff in State College… this year’s site is at Foxdale, where resident clergy members will offer their blessings. There will also be cupcakes and cheering!

Gather for snacks at 3:40, blessing about 3:45, and sendoff by 4:05.

If you want to ride along on the first leg to McAlevy’s Fort be sure to let us know.

Reach out to PA IPL to plan a trip in or from your community, or to plan a Bike to Worship weekend.

Donate online to PA IPL in support of the PA-to-DC cyclists
or send a check, memo: bike 2017 to PA IPL 243 S. Allen St. #337, State College, PA 16801

MANY THANKS to our 2017 silver sponsor Sun Directed

and our 2017 bronze sponsors, the KBB Beth Richards Group and Freeze/Thaw Cycles 
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Caring for Creation with Rev. Mitch Hescox

Rev. Mitch Hescox

 Rev. Mitch Hescox will talk about his book Caring for Creation.    Caring for Creation,  co-authored by meteorologist Paul Douglas,  is a clear, compelling, and thoughtful blend of faith and science.

Mitch Hescox leads the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), the largest evangelical group dedicated to creation care.  He has testified before Congress, spoken at the White House, and is frequently quoted in the national press.  Prior to EEN, he pastored a church for 18 years and worked in the coal industry.

Read a review and synopsis of Rev. Hescox’ new book, Caring for Creation, co-written with Paul Douglas, meteorologist.



BRYN MAWR: Movie series 3 — This Changes Everything

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute

This Changes Everything is the movie inspired by Naomi Klein’s book of the same name.  This epic film attempts to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change with seven portraits of communities struggling with the global issue, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands and from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Through narration, Klein posits an exciting idea: that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform the current economic system into something radically better.  The post-screening discussion will be led by Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.


Join us for the whole series

BETHLEHEM — Spiritual Ecology: Climate Change and Our Faith Duty

17880490_1894448924106462_3972661438990387703_oPlease join us during Faith Climate Action Week for this very important program titled “Spiritual Ecology: Climate Change & Our Faith Duty for a Clean Earth” featuring Shaykh Walead Mosaad, Brother Al-Sharif Nassef, Sakina Collective and CAIR Philadelphia, and Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Board President of PA Interfaith Power & Light.
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This program, brought to you by CAIR Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, Green Muslims and Sakina Collective, will be held at Respect Graduate School on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 PM. This program is free and light refreshments will be served.

Go to the full list of CAIR-Philadelphia events for Faith Climate Action Week.

TROOPER—Spiritual Ecology: Climate Change and our Faith Duty

17973493_10154430144238309_4672614084391725031_oIt’s Faith Climate Action Week. CAIR-Philadelphia invites all members of the Muslim community throughout the Delaware Valley, in tandem with sisters and brothers of all faiths to be part of a global solution to the greatest challenge facing humanity on God’s great earth: climate change (and humanity’s own greed and waste).  Brother Al-Sharif Nassef (CAIR) and the Al-SharifNassefAlison Cornish (PA IPL) are featured speakers.


This earth day weekend, join us to learn what Islam teaches about the environment, living with a green-conscience, and what we must do to prevent global catastrophes resulting from climate change.  See CAIR-Philadelphia’s full list of Faith Climate Action Week events.

Also, we’re excited to announce that Muslim-Americans have been asked to lead the Interfaith Contingent at the People’s Climate March on Washington. Be sure to reserve your seat online  (or by leaving a voicemail at (267-515-6713) on CAIR’s bus to the march for an inspiring and historic Saturday.