8 Billion Angels

Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light is proud to present an important community event this June when we host an Exclusive Screening and Live Panel Discussion of the newly released award-winning documentary 8 BILLION ANGELS. 

The event is a great opportunity for you, your family and friends to learn more about an issue of critical importance to the future of our planet.

8 BILLION ANGELS has been called “an absorbing tale, revealing the shocking truth” by William Ripple, lead author of the 2017 Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice and 2020’s The World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency.

Today, humanity’s demand for resources vastly exceeds nature’s ability to supply them.  Food, water, climate, and extinction emergencies are unfolding before our eyes. 8 BILLION ANGELS documents the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet.  It dispels the misperceptions that technology can save us, that reducing consumption is the only answer, and that the blame lies solely in the developing world. Using breathtaking cinematography, the film takes the viewer on an immersive and emotional journey into the lives of farmers, fisherman and others as they witness an unfolding global crisis. It inspires real solutions toward lasting sustainability and a better quality of life for all Earth’s inhabitants.

See the 8 Billion Angels Trailer!

PA IPL’s On-Demand Virtual Film Screening begins June 2nd and extends through June 6th. Watch 8 Billion Angels any time during that 5-day period.

On June 7th at 7:00pm, PA IPL welcomes audience members to an expert panel Q&A including Terry Spahr, 8 Billion Angels Filmmaker and the Executive Director of Earth Overshoot; Dr. Dan Cosacchi, Director of Justice and Peace Studies at Marywood University; Dr. Patricia DiMarco, Biologist, author, and environmental activist; moderated by PA IPL Board Member Bill Cozzens.

To register to watch the film please click here!

To register to participate in the live panel event please click here!

The film is brought to you by Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, with financial support from St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance understanding and commitment to a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. When you register for the event, we ask that you consider a donation of at least $12 as an individual or $20 for more than one attendee to support PA IPL’s mission of mobilizing people and communities of faith to take bold and just action on climate change.

IPL National – What’s Next for Climate Progress

Now that election day has passed, let us look to the future! What are the next steps for climate progress and climate justice?

Join IPL National on November 19th at 3:00 PM EST for an important discussion-What’s Next for Climate Progresson whelectionat this historic election will mean for climate action with IPL President Rev. Susan Hendershot and IPL Federal Policy Associate Jonathan Lacock-Nisly.

FORUM2020 and Interfaith Prayer on Climate Emergency

Dates:
October 16th 10am-1pm EST-FORUM2020: Science, Spirituality, the Climate Emergency and our Future
October 17th 10am-11:30am EST-Global Interfaith Prayer Service for the Earth

The Temple for Understanding and the Marble Collegiate Church are collaborating to offer a multifaith climate + prayer created by others on October 16 and 17.  The events are free with registration.

The Forum2020 gathering “Science, Spirituality, the Climate Emergency and Our Future” on Friday, October 16th, from 10:00am-1:00pm, consists of three 30-minute panels.  Speakers and panelists are listed here, including The Rev. Susan Hendershot, President of Interfaith Power & Light (national).

The multifaith prayer service will take place Saturday morning, October 17th from 10am-11:30am, with “prayers, affirmations and contemplations offered by Indigenous and world religious leaders and sacred music by renown international artists including Yungchen Lhamo, Samir Chatterjee and Steve Gorn, Marble Collegiate Church Choir, Marble Collegiate Church Gospel Choir.”

Proudly presented by the Temple of Understanding in collaboration with Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.

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

20/20 Online Vision Webinar

Location: Video Webinar over Zoom Webchat (with optional call-in available)
Date & Time: January 8, 2020 7:00pm-9:00 pm EST OR January 11, 2020 1:00pm-3:00 pm EST
Cost:  Sliding Scale $10-$100 (scholarships available + 80% of proceeds will be donated to the Borderlands Get Free Bond Fund)

Join our friends at the Radical Support Collective (who will be offering a workshop at the Pittsburgh conference) for an online webinar for social change leaders who want to sustain themselves as they work for a life-sustaining future.

The movement for climate justice needs you to be a fine-tuned instrument for strategic social change. Too many of us are burning our candle at both ends, being martyrs for the things we love, and exhausting ourselves as the cost of bringing about a life-sustaining future. You might find yourself saying, “this year I resolve to do it differently” only to look back 12 months later saying, “so much for that idea.”

What if there was a better way?

In this workshop, Radical Support Collective coaches Jess, Seth, and Anastasia will support you to create your own unique Life Blueprint for 2020, so you can get clear on exactly where you want to put your energy and focus on what lights you up rather than what burns you out. Start doing your change making work with more ease, effectiveness and joy.

Click here to register!

This event is hosted by Radical Support Collective.

Questions: Contact Seth Bush at SETH@RADICALSUPPORT.ORG

20/20 Online Vision Webinar

Location: Video Webinar over Zoom Webchat (with optional call-in available)
Date & Time: January 8, 2020 7:00pm-9:00 pm EST OR January 11, 2020 1:00pm-3:00 pm EST
Cost:  Sliding Scale $10-$100 (scholarships available + 80% of proceeds will be donated to the Borderlands Get Free Bond Fund)

Join our friends at the Radical Support Collective (who will be offering a workshop at the Pittsburgh conference) for an online webinar for social change leaders who want to sustain themselves as they work for a life-sustaining future.

The movement for climate justice needs you to be a fine-tuned instrument for strategic social change. Too many of us are burning our candle at both ends, being martyrs for the things we love, and exhausting ourselves as the cost of bringing about a life-sustaining future. You might find yourself saying, “this year I resolve to do it differently” only to look back 12 months later saying, “so much for that idea.”

What if there was a better way?

In this workshop, Radical Support Collective coaches Jess, Seth, and Anastasia will support you to create your own unique Life Blueprint for 2020, so you can get clear on exactly where you want to put your energy and focus on what lights you up rather than what burns you out. Start doing your change making work with more ease, effectiveness and joy.

Click here to register!

This event is hosted by Radical Support Collective.

Questions: Contact Seth Bush at SETH@RADICALSUPPORT.ORG