Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations,and individuals of faith responding to climate change as a moral issue, through advocacy, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of clean, renewable energy.
PA IPL is the Pennsylvania affiliate of Interfaith Power & Light, a national religious response to the threat of climate change. We see climate change as a moral issue, one that demands a response from people of faith.
We come to this work from different spiritualities and faith traditions, learning from one another and supporting one another in making a better future for generations to come. As members of a common humanity, we recognize that the impacts of climate change are now touching the lives of those least able to adapt. Being part of this effort offers us the opportunity to care for creation and to put our different faiths into action in a meaningful way.
We are hundreds of individuals and nearly 50 religious institutions, who have joined PA IPL by making a monetary contribution and by working to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by increasing efficiency and conservation. We encourage alternative modes of transportation and the use of clean, renewable energy. Our mail is delivered to a shared workspace at the New Leaf Initiative in State College. We have an active, all-volunteer board who donate hundreds of hours each year a part-time executive director, and a part-time program director.
PA IPL Member Institutions
- Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, Pittsburgh. Rev. David McFarland, Minister
- Baha’is of College Township
- Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, Rev. Agnes Norfleet, Pastor and head of staff
- Calvary United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, Rev. John Pritchard, Pastor
- Central Baptist Church, Wayne. Rev. Thomas Beers and Rev. Laurie Sweigard, Pastors
- Chestnut Hill United Church, Philadelphia. Rev. Linda Noonan, Senior Pastor, and Rev. Kipp Gilmore-Clough, Associate Pastor
- Creation Care Coalition of Centre County
- Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Meadville. Rev. Dr. Timothy Solomon, Pastor
- Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie. The Very Rev. John P. Downey, Dean and Rector
- Faith United Church of Christ, Altoona. Rev. John L. Emig, Pastor
- Faith United Church of Christ, State College. Rev. Monica Dawkins-Smith, Pastor
- First United Church of Christ, Carlisle. Rev. Chris Schwab
- First United Church of Christ, Ebensburg. Rev. Chuck Davis, Pastor
- First United Church of Christ, Millvale. Rev. Alice Lindsay Bignell, Interim Minister
- First United Methodist Church of Germantown, Philadelphia. Rev. Lorelei Toombs, Senior Pastor
- Good Shepherd Catholic Church, State College. Rev. Charles M. Amershek, Jr., Pastor
- Grace Lutheran Church, State College. Rev. Steve Lynn, Senior Pastor.
- Houserville United Methodist Church House of Hope. Rev. Renee Ford, Pastor.
- Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania
- Lutheran Council for Campus Ministry
- Mainline Interfaith Green Group
- Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Spiritual Leader.
- Mt. Equity Zendo, Rev. Dai-En Bennage, Abbess
- Penn West Conference, United Church of Christ.
- P’Nai Or, Philadelphia. Rabbi Martha Prager
- The Green Church, Glen Mills. Rev. Dr. Jeri E. Williams, Pastor
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Eco-Justice Working Group. Patricia Finley, Clerk.
- Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College. Rev. Richard Wall, Rector
- Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh. Rev. Janet Grill, Pastor.
- St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. Rev. Suzanne Morelli, Pastor.
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields’ Climate Action Team, Philadelphia. Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, Rector. Greg Williams and Jess Ballenger, Climate Action Team chairpeople.
- St. Peter’s Lutheran, North East. Rev. Matthew E. Dennison, Vicar; Rev. J. Kenneth Laber Pastor Emeritus
- Saint Thomas More University Parish and Catholic Student Center, Indiana. Rev. Mike P. Sikon, Pastor
- Scranton Area Ministerium
- The Shalom Center, Philadelphia. Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Founder.
- Shiloh United Church of Christ, Danville. Rev. Mary Schmotzer, Pastor
- Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic, Merion.
- Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg
- State College Presbyterian Church, State College. Rev. Dean Lindsey, Pastor
- Stone United Methodist Church, Meadville. Rev. Sarah Daniels Roncolato., Pastor
- Summit Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. Rev. Cheryl Pyrch, Pastor
- Tabernacle United Church, Philadelphia. Rev. Kathryn Aikins, Pastor
- Temple Hesed, Scranton. Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Spiritual Leader
- Temple Israel, Scranton. Rabbi Moshe Saks, Spiritual Leader
- Tikkun Olam Chavurah,Women of the Earth study group, Mt. Airy Philadelphia.
- Trinity Lutheran Church, Altoona. Rev. Elizabeth Hess, Pastor.
- Trinity Lutheran Church, State College. Rev. Ronald Miller, Pastor.
- Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Mountville. Rev. David Goode, Interim Pastor
- Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County. Rev. Gabi Parks, Interim Minister
- Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Action Network (UUPLAN), Anita Mentzer, Director
- Unitarian Church of Harrisburg. Rev. Michael Walker, Interim Minister
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, Rev. Robin L. Zucker, Interim Minister
- University Baptist and Brethren Church, State College. Rev. Bonnie Kline Smeltzer, Pastor
- University Mennonite Church, State College. Rev. Marv Friesen, Pastor
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light
243 S. Allen St., #337 * State College, PA 16801
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