“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?”

Conference breakout workshop preview: Drawdown (Scranton)

Have you seen the amazing workshops that will be part of our February 9th conference? This is one of the breakout workshops planned for our Scranton location. Register now for the Scranton conference-The Long Journey: from Extracting the Past to Cultivating the Future. The Scranton conference will be at the IHM Center, 1512 University Ave., … Continue reading Conference breakout workshop preview: Drawdown (Scranton)

Trees, Justice, and Faithful Learning

Our traditions refer to trees as rooted-and-reaching symbols, as wise teachers, or as important and respected resources. We have so much to learn from them.  In this post you will find several tree resources.  We’d like to do an additional post around our secular arbor day, so please share your favorite tree poems or stories … Continue reading Trees, Justice, and Faithful Learning

2018 Rider Profile: Meryl Crean

Meet Rabbi Meryl Crean, fourteenth in the 2018 series of rider profiles.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate. I started riding a hand-me-down bike with no seat, no brakes and only stubs for pedals when I was four years old. I was hooked. For my … Continue reading 2018 Rider Profile: Meryl Crean