1000 teachings — join us!

Get a one-pager to share. Jump to the 90-second video. Jump to religious resources, and PA IPL sermons preached (share yours, or news of yours!) Jump to links about the court case. Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light invites faith communities of all traditions to join us in support of this effort to preach 1000 sermons, … Continue reading 1000 teachings — join us!

Eichah: The urgency of “How?!”

co-authored by Rabbis Marjorie Berman and Daniel Swartz Judaism marks a number of minor fasts, but only two that run from one sunset to the next: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, which commemorates the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, … Continue reading Eichah: The urgency of “How?!”

Proverbs 22:3 Are we simpletons?

On July 10, several Pennsylvania religious leaders traveled to Washington DC to offer in-person testimony to the EPA regarding delay of implementation of New Source Performance Standards for Methane emissions from oil and gas operations.  EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505 Good afternoon.  I am Rabbi Daniel Swartz of Temple Hesed of Scranton.  I’m also Board President of Pennsylvania Interfaith … Continue reading Proverbs 22:3 Are we simpletons?

Bike Blog 2017.7 Hill Visits and goodbyes

What a whirlwind, wonderful day – there’s so much to process from this amazing trip, but let me try to put down a few impressions. We changed several things this year to accommodate 18 riders. For example, in past years people found their own places to stay in D.C., but this year we all stayed … Continue reading Bike Blog 2017.7 Hill Visits and goodbyes

Board of Directors

2020 Previous Boards listed below.  Organizations for identification only. Year in parentheses is the last year of that member’s current Board term. Rev. Barbara Ballenger (2021)—PresidentAssociate for Spiritual Formation and CareChurch of St. Martin in the Fields (Episcopal), Philadelphiablog profile piece, 2016 Faith Climate Action Week sermon Rabbi Nathan Martin (2020) — Vice PresidentCongregation Beth Israel, Mediashort bioPA … Continue reading Board of Directors

BETHLEHEM — Spiritual Ecology: Climate Change and Our Faith Duty

Please join us during Faith Climate Action Week for this very important program titled “Spiritual Ecology: Climate Change & Our Faith Duty for a Clean Earth” featuring Shaykh Walead Mosaad, Brother Al-Sharif Nassef, Sakina Collective and CAIR Philadelphia, and Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Board President of PA Interfaith Power & Light.   This program, brought to … Continue reading BETHLEHEM — Spiritual Ecology: Climate Change and Our Faith Duty