RADIO interview: Keynote speaker Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome on the Morning Mixtape

dj_jason-crane1jalonne_white-newsome-107_5x7 - CopyjpegJason Crane will interview our 2016 conference keynote speaker Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome after the first song at the 8:00 hour.

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Listen to a Morning Mixtape interview Jason did with Alison at the end of September.

Climate Change: The Path to Inner Resilience

Join us  for our 2016 statewide annual conference, An untitled-designEnvironment of Justice.  Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome of the Kresge Foundation will offer the keynote presentation Climate Change: The Path to Inner Resilience, as well as one of 9 remarkable workshops.  Jalonne has shared her keynote description and workshop objectives with us, and we’re pleased to share them with you.

Sunday, October 30th
1:30 PM-5:30 PM
(Green Fair Reception and registration begin at 1:00)
at the Church of the Good Shepherd
867 Grays Woods Blvd, State College, PA 16870
PRE-registration is now closed, but you can REGISTER AT THE DOOR ($20)


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Our Annual Conference 2016 – Sunday, October 30th – in State College – Keynote Speaker Announced!

We are delighted that Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome will be offering the keynote presentation at our 2016 Annual Conference, ‘An Environment of Justice,’ Sunday, October 30th, in State College.   Dr. White-Newsome will be speaking on ‘Climate Change: The Path to Inner Resilience.’  jalonne_white-newsome-107_5x7 - Copyjpeg

Our conference this year celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Principles of Environmental Justice, and the growing awareness of the intersection of racism, economic justice, and care for our common home in a time of rapid climate change.

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome is senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on sustainable water resources management in a changing climate. Jalonne also leads the foundation’s work addressing the intersection of climate change and public health.   Before joining Kresge, Jalonne served as director of federal policy at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a community based, environmental justice organization, where she was involved with leading national campaigns to Continue reading Our Annual Conference 2016 – Sunday, October 30th – in State College – Keynote Speaker Announced!

Hope in the Age of the Climate Crisis: Finding our Moral Compass

I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.
 -Pope Francis, ‘Laudato Si – On Care for Our Common Home”

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Sermon: The Divine is in the Details

On the day of the 2014 Annual Conference, host congregation Summit Presbyterian Church welcomed visitors to their morning services.  Pastor Cheryl Pyrch has kindly shared her sermon from that day.  Presbyterian churches join many other Christian denominations in the Revised Common Lectionary, a 3-year cycle of prescribed set of readings.image-1-f255b6fa

The Divine is in the Details, Leviticus 19: 1-18

Since today we’re hosting the Annual Conference of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, “Climate Justice: Faith in Action,” I’d like to make an observation about climate change. A personal observation, not a scientific fact or a frightening statistic:   climate change has taken a lot of the fun out of shopping. And eating. And traveling. We used to just shop for stuff that we liked and bought as much as we could afford, maybe more: from cars to shoes to blenders to laptops and cell phones and hamburgers and books and TVs and houses and coffee. Or, we went bargain hunting, which has its own thrill: from buy more save more sales to 10 for 10 dollars at Acme. But now when I pick up Continue reading Sermon: The Divine is in the Details

the power of song

At PA IPL’s 2014 Annual Conference, Climate Justice: Faith in Action  the Rev. Rhetta Morgan of the Ecclesia Spiritual Center drew participants in to the sanctuary for the keynote session by beginning her music in the sanctuary at Summit Presbyterian Church.  After a few announcements, she re-centered us and drew us close in Spirit for an excellent entry into our ably-moderated keynote panel.   Following the panel, Rhetta again led us in inspiring and energizing song, sending us forth from the keynote to the rest of the workshops.  Thanks to Peter Handler, you can get a taste of that here:

Prior to the workshops, participants enjoyed really fabulous refreshments from Weaver’s Way Co-op (with support from the Rock Ethics Institute), and fellowship and conversation with our Green Resources exhibitors.