After Pope Week: Religous leaders standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

The Jewish Sabbath is on Saturday.  The Christian Sabbath is on Sunday.  Except for Seventh Day Adventists. Buddhists do not have a particular Sabbath Day.  We fast at different times, in different ways, for different reasons.  We have different beliefs about who leads, and how. We could spend a lot of time of focusing on the differences in our … Continue reading After Pope Week: Religous leaders standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

Laudato Si and the Sages

Five years ago, in advance of 5776, and following the September 2015 publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si (addressed to all people in advance of the United Nations meeting and the Climate March) Rabbi Daniel Swartz prepared a text study to use on Yom Kippur or any time through the year. … Continue reading Laudato Si and the Sages

Celebratory and Personal Letter of Goodbye from Executive Director Alison Cornish

Dear PA IPL Friends – At the end of this month, I will depart from my role as the Executive Director of PA IPL.  It has been an honor and privilege to serve in this capacity for the past five years – and what a time it has been! When I stepped into this position, … Continue reading Celebratory and Personal Letter of Goodbye from Executive Director Alison Cornish

Charlie McCollester: Embracing a Blue-Green Religious Vision

Charles McCollester was a keynote speaker for our 2018 statewide Annual Conference Facing the Climate Crisis: Called to Save our Sacred Home, held on October 27, 2018, in Pittsburgh.  His expertise in the history of labor, environmentalism, and race in the area provided context for workshops rooted in the now. He generously shared his remarks … Continue reading Charlie McCollester: Embracing a Blue-Green Religious Vision

Matzo Meditation — a liturgical interfaith seder at Earth Hour

This post was originally published here.  Reposted with permission Marisa Guerin, PhD. Original event/calendar post.  The downloadable MLK + 50 Freedom Seder created by the Shalom Center, which was a great resource in creating the Earth Hour seder. Photos from the Seder were taken in low-light.  We are grateful to have them!  Thanks to Neysa Nevins … Continue reading Matzo Meditation — a liturgical interfaith seder at Earth Hour