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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.

VILLANOVA: Cardinal Peter Turkson and a multi-faith roundtable conversation

The Creation of Laudato Si
An Interfaith Conversation with Religious Leaders

Cardinal Peter Turkson

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President, Pontifical Council on Justice & Peace, and a draft author of Laudato Sí

Free but RSVP REQUIRED by Feb. 18

Thursday, February 25, 2016 
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

9:30–10AM Refreshments and Registration
10:00–11:30 AM Presentation by Cardinal Turkson with Multi-faith Responses & Roundtable Conversation

respondents: 

  • Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light
  • Rev. J. Anyabwile Bankole, Greater Mount Vernon Baptist Church
  • Imam Sohaib Sultan, Princeton University
  • Sister Marie Cook, Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community
  • Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Shalom Center

You are invited to share in this unique opportunity to learn the story behind the creation of Laudato Si and to discuss its impact in diverse religious communities and within the wider environmental movement.

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson serves as the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Working with the Council, Cardinal Turkson had primary responsibility for developing the first draft of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si.

 Please RSVP by February 18. For more information, contact julia.sheetz@villanova.edu

Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

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Penn State, University Park.  7:00 PM at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center (public parking at the Nittany Deck, bus stop across the street at the Pattee Library).  Poster to share: Eileen Flanagan 4-7-2015 revised

*Books will be on sale before and after the talk.  Bring your favorite payment method, and have your book signed right there.  The books are printed with sustainable ink on recycled materials.  Read your copy and then contact Eileen for a group rate for your study circle or book group.

Eileen Flanagan is an author with an extraordinary story to tell.   Her evening talk will focus on the extraordinary power of aligning heart, mind, and spirit and engaging in important work.  Eileen’s story is the story of her intentional choice to reconnect with the ideals of her youth, and to honor her own potential.  It is a story of honesty, hope, faith, community, and courage.  Read a few of the impressive reviews of her brand-new book over at her website, where you can also learn more about Eileen, the backstory to the book, and link to articles she’s published in the Huffington Post, the Christian Century (cover story!), and more.

One of Eileen’s previous books, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and her articles have a appeared in a wide range of national publications. A graduate of Duke and Yale, Eileen leads the board of Earth Quaker Action Team, which uses nonviolent direct action to work for a just and sustainable economy.

Eileen is a seasoned writer, speaker and workshop leader.  She is a Quaker with deep ties to her Catholic upbringing.

Note: there will also be a breakfast Thursday morning — focusing on reflection and discernment — for campus and community faith leaders (clergy, lay people and students).  That event requires an RSVP: contact us

Co-sponsored by PA IPL, the Rock Ethics Institute, the Center for Spiritual and Ethical DevelopmentLutheran Campus MinistryWestminster Presbyterian Fellowship, and Foxdale Village; Reception refreshments provided by the 3rd Way Collective and the Wesley Foundation.

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Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

EileenFlanaganHeadShotResized_miniEngaging speaker, refreshments, book signing, and conversation.

Eileen Flanagan is an author with an extraordinary story to tell.   It is the story of her mid-life discernment, her intentional work to reconnect with the ideals of her youth, and to honor her own potential.  It is a story of honesty, hope, faith,Renewable 9781631529689_FullCover 3Nov14.inddcommunity, and courage.  Read a few of the impressive reviews of her brand-new book (the blurbs are from a who’s who of the climaterati!) over at her website, where you can also learn more about Eileen, the backstory to the book, and link to previous books and articles she’s published in the Huffington Post. the Christian Century (cover story!), and more.

Eileen’s previous book, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and her articles have a appeared in a wide range of national publications. A graduate of Duke and Yale, Eileen leads the board of Earth Quaker Action Team, which uses nonviolent direct action to work for a just and sustainable economy.

Eileen is a seasoned writer, speaker and workshop leader.  She is a Quaker  with deep ties to her Catholic upbringing.

The Harrisburg Friends’ Meeting House is handicap accessible. Refreshments, book signing*, and conversation will follow Eileen’s talk.  Co-sponsored by PA IPL, Harrisburg Friends Meeting, and the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg.  Flier to post and share: Eileen Flanagan 4-7-2015 revised

*Books will be on sale before and after the talk.  Bring your favorite payment method, and have your book signed right there.  The books are printed with sustainable ink on recycled materials.  Read your copy and then contact Eileen for a group rate for your favorite adult ed class or bookgroup.