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Chester County Public Forum: Climate Change—What Now?

October 6, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday evening, October 6, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host this panel discussion as part of their contemporary issues series.  St. Andrews is located at 7 St. Andrew’s Lane, one block west of the intersection of Rte 100 and Rte 401 in Chester County (map below).  

Climate Change-What Now? – A Conversation for the Generations

This forum takes place after recent major faith-based statements on climate change: a papal encyclical “Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home” in June, “A Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis,” signed by more than 400 rabbis from across the denominational spectrum, also in June, and an “Islamic Declaration on Climate Change” in August.

Dr. Paul Morgan is the director of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in education for sustainability and has been the University’s Sustainability Coordinator since 2011-2012. Dr. Morgan has recently been elected chair of the board of directors for the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER), dedicated to conserving the Amazon rainforest through life-transforming experiential learning opportunities.

In addition to her role at Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA IPL), The Rev. Alison Cornish is a Unitarian Universalist minister, with a background in parish ministry, nonprofit management, multi-faith work, advocacy for the marginalized, and a passion and commitment to care about, and for, the Earth.  PIPL is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith responding to climate change as a moral issue

Mr. Matthew Stepp is a professional member of the American Meteorological Society. He holds a B.Sc. in Meteorology and a M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy.  PennFuture was created by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Heinz Endowments in 1998 to conduct professional advocacy for strong environmental and public health policies. Mr. Stepp leads and develops the organization’s policy initiatives and is its liaison with elected officials in both Harrisburg and Washington D.C.

The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience.

 This panel discussion is a continuation of ongoing public programs on contemporary issues.  Previous topics have included poverty in Chester County, human trafficking, domestic violence, forgiveness, the art of Richard Bollinger, immigration, and non-canonical early Christian writings.

The public is encouraged to give a free will offering. 

St. Andrew’s is located at: 7 Saint Andrews Lane, Glenmoore, just west of the intersection of Routes 100 and 401 at Ludwig’s Corner. For more information: Contact John Rieder or visit the church website.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Chester County
7 Saint Andrew's Lane
Glenmoore, PA 19343 United States
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