“listening sessions” — Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Statement of Rabbi Daniel Swartz, President, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light; Spiritual Leader, Temple Hesed of Scranton I live in an area where the scars from previous generations of coal-dependence are obvious and deep.  It’s been over 50 years since the last of mines in the Scranton area closed, and yet we are still suffering from … Continue reading “listening sessions” — Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Changing Our Climate: an Op-Ed by Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Our climate is changing – both literally and figuratively.  The list of weather events that may be linked to changes in the global climate is already long, and it keeps growing longer with each passing season.  Droughts, floods, record-breaking heat waves, fires, even monster snow storms are all signs that climate change is part of … Continue reading Changing Our Climate: an Op-Ed by Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Rabbi Swartz Article – “Trump: Justice for All?”

On April 22, 2016, PA IPL Board Member Rabbi Daniel Swartz had the following article published in The Times-Tribune. Trump: Justice for All? No one likes being treated unfairly. So it was no surprise when, on April 12, during a CNN town hall, Donald Trump complained about the Republican Party’s rules for selecting delegates: “I … Continue reading Rabbi Swartz Article – “Trump: Justice for All?”

Harrisburg/Central PA Sessions:

1:45 – 2:45 Creation Care & Environmental Stewardship: Planting, Habitat Restoration, & the Removal of Invasive SpeciesAnna Awimbo, Interfaith Partners for the ChesapeakeAyia Lindquist,  The Keystone 10 Million Trees Fellow at the Chesapeake Bay FoundationAn important part of the work of climate justice is the direct hands on work of stewardship. PA IPL along with Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake … Continue reading Harrisburg/Central PA Sessions:

Diverse Group of Faith Leaders Deliver Pope’s Climate Appeal to the State Department, Offer Prayers in the Lead Up to COP26

Faith leaders amplify Pope Francis’s moral call to action days before world leaders gather for pivotal climate negotiations and Congress faces deadline to pass historic climate investments WASHINGTON, DC — As President Biden and world leaders prepare to travel to Glasgow, Scotland for the Conference of Parties (COP), two dozen clergy and faith leaders representing diverse … Continue reading Diverse Group of Faith Leaders Deliver Pope’s Climate Appeal to the State Department, Offer Prayers in the Lead Up to COP26

Policy Happenings and News

Biden Administration Announcement Please find a statement from PA IPL here regarding the recent announcements by the Biden Administration regarding Climate Change and environmental policy. Coalition Letter: 100 Groups Across PA Oppose HB 637/SB 119, Support PA Joining RGGI PA IPL members please find the final coalition letter opposing HB 637 & SB 119. Thanks … Continue reading Policy Happenings and News