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

EileenFlanaganHeadShotResized_miniEngaging speaker, book signing, conversation, and refreshments.
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.

Speaker: Julian Agyeman “Beyond Green Environmentalism: E/quality of Life and Just Sustainabilities”

RESCHEDULED from January 28 to March 18 due to weather-related travel issues. 
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Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University (and co-founder of the Black Environment Network) will speak at the Penn Humanities Forum.  Dr. Agyeman is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,‘ the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as:

the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.

The forum is FREE and open to the public, but guests MUST REGISTER.  The talk will be held in the Penn Museum, which offers both bike racks and easy access to public transportation.  If you can’t go, we still encourage you to explore his website!

Talk description found at the Penn Humanities Forum page, and pasted below.

In our current world of climate change, environmental planning must consider social needs and welfare to offer a truly sustainable model of living. Co-founder of the historic Black Environment Network and author of numerous books and articles, Julian Agyeman charts the future of the global city through the topics of resource distribution, race, class, and space.


Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, Medford, MA. He is an environmental social scientist whose expertise and current research interests are in the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment, whether mediated by governmental institutions or social movements, and the effects of this on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity.

He is co-founder, and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. With over 150 publications, his recent books include Cultivating Food Justice : Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press 2011), Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books 2013), and Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices and Possibilities(Routledge 2014).

Co-sponsored by Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Green Campus Partnership, and Urban Studies Program.

Earth Story/Our Story: Climate Change Calls us to Heal Ourselves and the World

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 4.15.00 PMJoin Central Baptist Church, PA Interfaith Power & Light, Coalition for Peace Action, and Sustainable Business Network for this 1/2 day workshop by an inspiring young social philosopher, author and speaker.  A light lunch will be served.  While the workshop is not fee-based, there will be a donation request.

Download (and share!) a PDF of the poster with information on breakout sessions:  EisensteinWorkshop.CBC

Central Baptist Church is located at 106 W. Lancaster Ave in Wayne, PA 19087, directly across from the Wayne Cinema. Church parking is accessed from West Wayne Ave, across from the Post Office. The church is one block from the Wayne train station on the Paoli line.  For more information and RSVP contact church office 610 688 0664 or the workshop contact person.   The organizer will contact everyone who has RSVPd if there is a need to use the snow date.

Charles Eisenstein conducts workshops across the country as well as internationally.  You can read more about him on his blog, where a recent essay was entitled “The End of War.”   His most recent book, “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible,” is our feature book for the workshop. (Watch a 12-min film based on the book online.)

The workshop will include a free-will donation for the speaker, Charles Eisenstein, in line with the philosophy of the “gift economy” he describes in his second book, Sacred Economics. Eisenstein is also co-leading a 2-day residential workshop with John Perkins later in February at Pendle Hill.

The CBC workshop on Feb. 7 is part of a year-long series focused on Climate Change at Central Baptist Church by two of the congregation’s mission groups: Peacemakers, and Ecology. Pastors Laurie Sweigard and Tom Beers have chosen to make climate change the focus of their fall worship series, “Creation Waits With Eager Longing.” Other events in this series:

  • Journey of the Universe, the movie, telling the “story” of the universe and Earth, will be shown to seniors (9/11), at September Wednesdays’ 6:08, and Sunday October 5 after worship. A visually stunning and thought-provoking introduction to “Earth Story.”
  • Green Christianity, by Mark Wallace (professor at nearby Swarthmore College), is the focus for a Sunday adult learning community 9:30AM from September 7 to October 12. The book is available for sale at a subsidized price at the Fair Trade table. A preview disc of Renewal, stories of faith communities’ responses to the eco-crisis, is inside the book. Learning community September 7, 14, and 21, will take a closer look at Renewal, and learning community September 28, October 5 and 12 will be taught by Mark Wallace, the author. “When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World” is his theme.
  • People’s Climate March:  a bus leaves CBC at 8AM and return at 7 PM for the New York march.
  • “Getting to Zero” (zero carbon footprint) is a congregational goal we will be challenged to achieve using an online tool, introduced September 28.
  • “Jesus, the Wood Thrush, and the Re-Enchantment of the World” is the theme of Mark Wallace’s sermon October 12.
  • Short Films on ecology from Baptist Peace Camp 2014: learning community October 19 and 26.

Note: Primary funding for this event is a grant from First Baptist Church, Ardmore, given upon the sale of that church when it disbanded.

climate speaker, transformative seeker: Michael Dowd

The Rev. Michael Dowd and Connie Dowd are traveling in conjunction with the extraordinary Great Climate March (from LA to DC — 35 full-time marchers are walking the whole way!)   They have connected with IPL and reached into their own networks to arrange an incredibly busy speaking schedule to engage people on climate change, and explore the links between climate action and faith, and inspire people to move forward in bold, active hope.  They currently have 6 PA dates.  If you want to open your doors, head for one of the following congregations, or look to link an event with your group in the same town at another time of day.  Watch or listen to previous programs linked from their past events page.

October 7 Unitarian Universalists of the North Hills (evening)
October 11 Unitarian Universalists of Meadville 6:30-8:15 PM
October 12 First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (morning and 6:00 PM)
October 18 Greater Pittsburgh Montessori Society
October 19 Unitarian Universalists of the South Hills (morning)
October 22 Unitarian Church of Harrisburg (evening)

climate speaker, transformative seeker: Michael Dowd

The Rev. Michael Dowd and Connie Dowd are traveling in conjunction with the extraordinary Great Climate March (from LA to DC — 35 full-time marchers are walking the whole way!)   They have connected with IPL and reached into their own networks to arrange an incredibly busy speaking schedule to engage people on climate change, and explore the links between climate action and faith, and inspire people to move forward in bold, active hope.  They currently have 6 PA dates.  If you want to open your doors, head for one of the following congregations, or look to link an event with your group in the same town at another time of day.  Watch or listen to previous programs linked from their past events page.

October 7 Unitarian Universalists of the North Hills (evening)
October 11 Unitarian Universalists of Meadville 6:30-8:15 PM
October 12 First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (morning and 6:00 PM)
October 18 Greater Pittsburgh Montessori Society
October 19 Unitarian Universalists of the South Hills (morning)
October 22 Unitarian Church of Harrisburg (evening)