Interfaith Spiritual Care 2022 – Session 2: “Environmental Justice”

Please join PA IPL for our 2022 zoom series, “Walking Through Life With Active Hope.” The theme of our second program is “Environmental Justice.” We will explore this topic with music, meditation, images, prayer, and Active Hope practices.

PA IPL Interfaith Spiritual Care 2022:
Walking Through Life with Active Hope
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Session 2: “Environmental Justice”
Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:00pm

This Spiritual Care series provides space for our interfaith work and expressions of our traditions. Each event is designed to help us come together, reconnect, and seek hope as an interfaith community. Additionally, we will offer opportunities for PA IPL Board Members and Chapter Members to organize faith specific celebrations.

Register now and receive an email providing the Zoom link for the meeting.

Now Available: Video of PA IPL Interfaith Spiritual Care 2022 “Walking Through Life With Active Hope”

Session 1: “The Cry of the Earth”

This meeting, recorded Wednesday, February 23, 2022, was the first of four sessions of PA IPL’s 2022 Interfaith Spiritual Care series, “Walking Through Life With Active Hope.” The theme of our first program is “The Cry of the Earth.” We will explore this topic using Joanna Macy’s Active Hope spiral using poetry, meditation, readings, and song.

PA IPL Interfaith Spiritual Care 2022: “Walking Through Life With Active Hope”
Session 1: “The Cry of the Earth”
Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm

This first session of our seasonal programs in 2022 will honor the spiritual gifts with which our creator has blessed us from the natural world. The program will include interfaith prayers, meditation, and music.

This Spiritual Care series provides space for our interfaith work and expressions of our traditions. Each event is designed to help us come together, reconnect, and seek hope as an interfaith community.

Interfaith Spiritual Care 2022 – Session 1: “The Cry of the Earth”

Please join PA IPL for our 2022 zoom series, “Walking Through Life With Active Hope.” The theme of our first program is “The Cry of the Earth.” We will explore this topic using Joanna Macy’s Active Hope spiral using poetry, meditation, readings, and song.

PA IPL Interfaith Spiritual Care 2022:
Walking Through Life with Active Hope
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Session 1: “The Cry of the Earth”
Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm

This first session of our seasonal programs in 2022 will honor the spiritual gifts with which our creator has blessed us from the natural world. The program will include interfaith prayers, meditation, and music.

This Spiritual Care series provides space for our interfaith work and expressions of our traditions. Each event is designed to help us come together, reconnect, and seek hope as an interfaith community.

Register now and receive an email providing the Zoom link for the meeting.

RECORDING AVAILABLE — Engaging Active Hope: How to Do It!

Get the recording — and the link to the shared materials — for this past event

For several years, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light has been offering practices from the book Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone at our conferences, workshops, and virtually.  We knew we were laying a firm foundation to build resilience and support for the coming climate crisis; we could not have anticipated how meaningful this work would be right now.  Going around the Spiral of the Work allows people to rest in gratitude for mother earth; to honor their pain for the world and themselves as we go through this pandemic; to see with new and ancient eyes that what we are experiencing is part of the Great Unraveling and the Great Turning to a life sustaining society; and to Go Forth with a new vision for the future and a sense of community support.

This one-session event will walk through the outline and details of a 6-session, online book-study-practice series we have developed, and which we hope you will now offer either in-person (as circumstances allow) or virtually in your own settings and with your own audiences/groups.

This event is free and open to all – donations gratefully accepted.

Register now. 

virtual — The Sacred Space Between Us – Earth Hour in song, reflection, and prayer

The Sacred Space Between Us
An On-Line Earth Hour Celebration Supporting PA IPL, the Earth and One Another
March 28 from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Register now (free)

Come join Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light’s friends and supporters from all over the state as we fill our social distance with love for the earth and each other. This internet-based gathering over Zoom will include live music, earth prayer and reflection culminating with a candle-lit count down to Earth Hour.

At 8:30 participants may exit for unplugged Earth Hour observances in their own homes, or may choose to remain in our virtual gathering space to participate in 45 minutes of practices that will take us through a spiral of Active Hope from The Work That Reconnects. There’s a bit more about Active Hope and The Work That Reconnects (with some additional links) in our Thanksgiving 2019 note. 

Register now (free)

This social media event replaces several in-person Earth Hour benefits for PA IPL throughout the state.  We invite those who can to offer their financial support by making a donation when you register.

For more information contact us.

How to tune in
After you register, we’ll send you confirmation email.  The day before, you’ll get a link for the Zoom conference. Have a candle ready as we’ll shut off our lights, and countdown to a candle lit Earth Hour, which begins at 8:30 p.m. Some of us will power down our computers and other grid-based electronics and spend the rest of Earth Hour in candle-light and heart-light in the sacredness of our own homes.  Others will remain in our virtual gathering space to participate in 45 minutes of practices that will take us through a spiral of Active Hope from The Work That Reconnects.

Tips for marking Earth Hour offline:

  • Take a quiet or music-filled candle-lit walk outside with one or two others, honoring that loving social distance of 6 feet between people.  If you can be in a dark place, and the night is clear, pause to look up at the sky more than once.
  • If your household is multi-human-ed and multi-aged (or more playful than mobile) ask Google about Shadow Buff, Bag of Nouns, Forehead Detective, and Fictionary to get you started.

Register now (free)

Facebook Event Post for people whose networks and congregations are more active than ever in that space.  Feel free to share this widely!

 

Sing together and share favorite poems about the earth. Use this sing-along page compiled by PA IPL Board President the Rev. Barb Ballenger. (can we still link to it?)

CANCELLED PHILADELPHIA: Active Hope Workshop: How to Face the Climate Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy

This in-person event has been cancelled.  Please do join PA IPL for a virtual gathering on the evening of Saturday, March 28th with live music, prayer, and reflection
learn more                       register

Location: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Parish Room, 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Download a flyer!

How can we respond to the climate crisis unfolding in our world when it seems overwhelming? How do we deal with the pain, grief, and despair that accompanies our witnessing of environmental devastation? Active Hope addresses the challenges of climate change and will offer tools to help us face these challenges, to find strength, and to build community. The workshop draws on the work of the eco-philosopher Joanna Macy developed since
1970s. When our responses are guided by the intention to act for the healing of our world, the mess we are in not only becomes easier to face but our lives become more meaningful and satisfying.

No prior experience or reading is required.

The workshop is for anyone who is looking to re-ignite a sense of hope, care, passion and purpose to be able to respond to issues of concern in our community and planet. If you are already involved in climate activism and looking to feel re-inspired in your efforts, or you are searching for ways to personally and meaningfully respond to the challenges of climate change, you are welcome.

Register now by sending an email to Kate Uraneck!

Presented by The Rev. Alison Cornish