Creation Crisis Preaching

This event is created and sponsored by our friends at the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania (LAMPa).

Join the LAMPa Creation Justice Team for a conference call with
the Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade
September 30, 
12 noon – 1:00 PM

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 Dr. Schade is pastor of United in Christ Lutheran Church in Lewisburg, PA and Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. On this call Dr. Schade will share the themes and challenges raised in her new book “Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit“, about preaching that names and acts on the integrity of God’s creation. She works with the premise that all of Creation, including humankind, needs to hear the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection in this age in which humanity is “crucifying” Creation.

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Listen to a stunning SoundCloud excerpt created by Peterson Toscano from his interview with Rev. Schade on Climate Stew.  Are you a pastor in a hurry?  Jump ahead to 1:50

Order the book!
(PA IPL folks can look for Cricket Hunter’s review in the first pages of the book, alongside Bill McKibben’s.)

 

Eat. Study. Preach. Pray.

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Philadelphia PA IPL held what may be the first Preach In Preachers’ Breakfast to not be iced-out on the original date!  17 people joined in a text study of Exodus 23:1-3, the Torah portion for February 14th .(Preach-In on Climate Change weekend), with the discussion led by Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein (who took the photo) and Rev. Cheryl Pyrch.  Thanks to Susan Saxe for catering breakfast for the group!  Want to make plans for something like this in your neck of the woods before Preach In 2016? We’ll help you make the connections.

Pray where you are:
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Interfaith Power & Light’s national Preach In has joined with the international Continue reading Eat. Study. Preach. Pray.

Workshop extravaganza!

Over in our Events calendar there is SO MUCH good stuff right now.  Check out a few highlights: 
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A series of workshops on involving your congregation or community in our work to respond to climate change as an urgent moral issue.

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A climate change art exhibit and auction at PA IPL member congregation Mishkan Shalom (featuring works by Philadelphia PA IPL member Peter Handler.

 Cheryl.MalkahBinahPreaching About Climate Change workshop on Tuesday morning, February 3 — for clergy and non-clergy alike.  Rev. Cheryl Pyrch and Rabbi Melissa Klein will lead a text study of Exodus 23:1-3 (the Torah portion for Feb. 14).  Download a PDF flier from the event listing.

MBW_full Our Earth/Our Story: Climate Change Calls Us to Heal Ourselves and the World workshop hosted by PA IPL member congregation Central Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 7. Speaker Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics and more) .Light lunch included! Download a PDF flier from the event listing

AdvocacyTrainingWorkshopHeaderClimate Disruption is a Moral Issue: Interfaith Climate Advocacy Training (remote or in-person participation) Feb. 19 9:00-5:00; registration required 

Faith, Climate, and Health- Creation Care for a Greener Future #ActOnClimate (1)Faith, Climate, and Health: Creation Care for a Greener Future conference to be held at Cabrini College on April 17.

agyemanAnd we recommend going to hear Julian Agyeman speak on Just Sustainabilities at the Penn Humanities Forum (rescheduled from January).