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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.

PHILLY— Spiritual Ecology: Climate Change and our Faith Duty

17972229_10154430149633309_955987895608936910_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).

Alison CornishPA IPL Executive Director Rev. Alison Cornish is one of the 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.  Faith Climate Action Week CAIR event series.

Also, we’re excited to announce that Muslim-Americans have been asked to lead the Interfaith Contingent in 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.

PITTSBURGH — Dr. John Francis, Planetwalker, and local leaders talk about Environmental Justice and Civic Conversation

** Please note: registration for this event closes at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 20. If you miss the window for online registration, not to worry! You can register at the door.

This event is offered by our friends at the Green Building Alliance, Pittsburgh

EXPERIENCE:

At the age of 27, Dr. John Francis stopped talking. A few months prior, an oil spill prompted John to stop using motorized vehicles, and his quiet act of defiance set his town into a roaring debate. In the clashing of voices, John lost his own, and took the next 17 years (no, that’s not a typo!) to simply listen, and walk. His feet traveled through Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and the US, and eventually came upon the beating heart of environmentalism. More than 20,000 miles and a doctorate later, this Planetwalker has devoted his life to civic engagement and sustainability, and understands preservation as the interplay of human rights, gender, race and economic equality.  Join us as we experience Dr. Francis’ Planetwalk firsthand, and gain perspectives from Khalif Ali (Pittsburgh Foundation), Evaine K. Sing (GTECH), Joan Haley (Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows) and Jason Beery (UrbanKind Institute) about civic conversation in Pittsburgh.  We’ll even flex our own public dialogue skills at the end.

Agenda:

4:30-5:30 – Food, Drinks, and Networking

5:30-6:15 – Keynote by Dr. John Francis and short introductions by local panelists

6:15-7:00 – Facilitated Dialogue with Presenters and Audience

More About Our Speakers:

Dr. John Francis

Planetwalker

Dr. John Francis traveled by foot for 22 years, and spent 17 of those completely silent.  When John was 26 years old, an oil tanker collision prompted him to give up motorized vehicles, a decision which spurred so many arguments that by 27, he decided to stop talking.  During the two decades when he became the Planetwalker, John earned a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctorate, all while spreading a silent message of sustainability and social justice with his banjo. He founded the Planetwalk Foundation in 1982, and upon breaking his silence on Earth Day in 1990, Dr. Francis dedicated his life to creating conversation.

After ending his silence in 1990, Dr. Francis has spent his subsequent years carrying that same message across the country.

Here are some ways he has shared his message:

 

Khalif Ali

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Khalif is the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at The Pittsburgh Foundation. In partnership with residents, grassroots activists and political leaders, Khalif works to craft and advance a policy and advocacy agenda for the Foundation. He has a graduate degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in community organizing. When he’s not at the Foundation, you might find him volunteering with the Reaching Back Program or coaching male Pittsburgh Public School students in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and meditation.

Evaine K. Sing

Executive Director, GTECH Strategies

Evaine is the Executive Director of GTECH Strategies, which mobilizes residents, policy-makers, and like-minded organizations to transform vacant spaces into thriving places across Allegheny County. She is a registered landscape architect with a background in public policy and economic development. She has worked to engage individuals to implement creative, sustainable solutions that can lead to larger changes in their neighborhoods. Evaine has also worked with partners at the policy and decision-making level to ensure pathways for change exist.

Joan Haley

Executive Director, Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program

Joan is the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program and the former Clinical Director of Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center. With more than thirty years working in the non-profit sector in the fields of management, adult education, training and development, she has taught leadership training and strategic planning to professionals and volunteers and is an experienced curriculum writer and fundraiser. Joan received a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Adult Education and Training.

 

Jason Beery

Senior Research and Policy Analyst, UrbanKind Institute

Jason is the Senior Research and Policy Analyst at UrbanKind Institute. Trained as a geographer, he examines spatial difference from a holistic, intersectional perspective, blending political, economic, environmental, legal, and health issues with race, gender, and class. Jason focuses on a variety of areas, including environmental justice, community development, food systems, transportation, and housing. Jason received his PhD in Geography from the University of Manchester (UK), his M.S. in Geography from Penn State, and his B.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.  His research has been published in Political Geography, Geoforum, and elsewhere.

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BRYN MAWR: Movie series 2— Seasons

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

Seasons  After traveling the world alongside migrating birds for Winged Migration and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays in Oceans, documentarians Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud focus on the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Through breathtaking imagery, Perrin and Cluzaud show how the cycle of seasons was established when the ice retreated, forever binding humankind with nature.  Breathtaking imagery will show the cycle of seasons that was established when the ice retreated, forever binding humankind with nature. Discussion after the film will be led by the Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light.

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HARRISBURG— Creating a Sustainable Energy Future in Pennsylvania

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The panelists at this event will offer their presentation the following day, on April 19, to new legislative members of the PA House and Senate at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. Their hope is to educate legislators and the public about the health and environmental impacts of our current system, and about the moral foundation for a clean energy future. 

Get the flier.
Get the flier for the follow-on Lunch and Learn for legislators and their staffers.
Invite your elected officials in Harrisburg to attend.


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