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

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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

Washington DC OR Livestream: A Climate of Hope: Scientists and Faith Communities Addressing the Climate Crisis

Location: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1200 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC (via webcast for individuals who cannot attend in person)
Time: 5:30pm – 7:15pm

Join the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program, Dr. Hayhoe, and Bishop Jefferts Schori for a discussion on climate change, environmental stewardship, and ways faith communities and scientists are working together to address one of today’s most pressing issues.

FEATURED SPEAKER: DR. KATHARINE HAYHOE, climate scientist and director
of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center
FEATURED DISCUSSANT: THE RT. REV. DR. KATHARINE JEFFERTS SCHORI, XXVI
Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Lecture will begin at 5:30pm. Reception to follow.

Registration closes December 15.

If you cannot attend in person, live streaming will be available.  Prior to the event, a link will be provided on the DoSER website and via social media that can be used to watch the live stream.
We have confirmed with the organizers that those interested in live stream should use the same link as if they will be attending in person (simply skip the dietary information); Everyone who registers will get an emailed link. 

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This free public event is hosted by the AAAS DoSER program.

For more information, visit the DoSER website.
Questions: contact doser@aaas.org.

MEADVILLE: Paris to Pittsburgh movie screening and discussion


PA IPL invites friends, neighbors, and community members to join members and Allegheny students for a free lunch followed by a screening of National Geographic’s realistic, hopeful film about climate action and solutions: Paris to Pittsburgh, and stay for discussion afterwards at Allegheny College (third floor of the Campus Center, Rooms 301/302)

Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm followed by the screening at 12:30 pm.

RSVP by email srl@allegheny.edu.

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