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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. 

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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.

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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MONTGOMERY COUNTY Author talk- A Feast of Courage in the Heart of Winter

Todd Wynward, a Board member of New Mexico IPL, and author of Rewilding the Way: Break Free to Follow an Untamed God will be in Pennsylvania to lead the Winter Peace Retreat for the Franconia Mennonite Conference.  The retreat  has been opened to members and friends of PA Interfaith Power & Light of all faith traditions (event page hereTodd Wynward

Todd will speak at Plains Mennonite Church on Thursday evening, February 9:

A Feast of Courage in the Heart of WinterCatch some vision! Be inspired and provoked as Todd Wynward shares modern-day examples of communities practicing creative resistance, everyday courage, and prophetic Imagination.

When he’s not rewilding Christianity, Todd Wynward spends his time reinventing public education and re-imagining the American way of life, starting with his own. Todd has been engaged in experiential education and social change movements for twenty years. He is co-founder of a wilderness-based public charter school, leads backpacking and river trips for adult seekers, and is an animating force behind TiLT, an intentional life-change movement in Taos, New Mexico. Todd is married with one son.

STATE COLLEGE: A Feast of Courage in the Heart of Winter (with Author Todd Wynward)

Join us in the Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church at 7:30 (we’ll have signs on the doors to direct you) Grace’s Super Wednesday study will break up at 7:15 — we’ll have some cookies and coffee in the gathering area on the main floor during the transition.  Anyone is invited to join members of Grace for Super Wednesday dinner at 5:30 or the study 6:15-7:15.

Todd Wynward talkCatch some vision!

Be inspired and provoked as Todd Wynward shares modern-day examples of communities rewilding their way, practicing creative resistance, everyday courage, and prophetic Imagination in our challenging times of environmental and economic change.

When he’s not rewilding Christianity, Todd Wynward spends his time reinventing public education and re-imagining the American way of life, starting with his own. He is married, with one son. Todd has been engaged in experiential education and social change movements for twenty years. He is cofounder of a wilderness-based public charter school, leads backpacking and river trips for adult seekers, and is an animating force behind TiLT, an intentional life change movement in Taos, New Mexico.

We’ll do a door prize drawing for a copy of Todd’s book, Rewilding the Way: Break Free to Follow an Untamed God, which he’ll sign for you!   Can’t make it, but want to order a copy?  We love to support small bookstores.  We ordered ours from the good folks at Hearts and Minds Books in Dallastown, PA (Todd’s book made their “best books of 2015” list)

todd-walkerTodd Wynward is a Board member at New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light, and is in Pennsylvania for 3 events: this one, a similar talk at Plains Mennonite Church in Montgomery County, and a weekend retreat that the Franconia Mennonite Conference has opened to friends and members of PA IPL.

HUNTINGDON: movie and discussion – Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of DoubtPOPCORN! 

You know that feeling when you see a really interesting movie, but you walk out and don’t have the right discussion partner immediately?  No chance of that here —we’ll see it together and discuss right away

We’ll watch the award-winning film Merchants of Doubt and discuss together over popcorn —all are welcome! This is the first of 3 movie discussion events that PA Interfaith Power & Light will holding in area houses of worship.

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The film chronicles how a few scientists and savvy media relations experts can teach us that smoking is a safe weight loss practice and global warming is a farce.The film is directed by Robert Kenner (Food, Inc., When Strangers Click) and based on the acclaimed book of the same title by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. More about the film over at Wikipedia.

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