Webinar: Evangelical Christianity and the Climate Crisis

Please join Interfaith Power & Light, the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry, and People’s Justice Council on February 10th at 1:00 PM EST for a virtual webinar titled “Evangelical Christianity and the Climate Crisis.”

A panel of speakers will discuss the trends as well as the diverse perspectives to be found within evangelical Christianity.

Sign up here!

Religious Leaders Condemn Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

President Trump’s announcement on June 1, 2017 that he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement has inspired a diverse chorus of condemnation from religious leaders and organizations in the U.S. and across the globe. If your tradition or denomination has issued a statement that you don’t see listed below, please let us know. And if your tradition or denomination has not yet released a statement, ask your leaders to do so—and send them this page of religious statements for inspiration!

COP21Religious Statements Condemning U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

But wait…there’s more! Religious Statements in Support of Paris Agreement and/or Climate Action

LANCASTER— Multi-faith roundtable: How does Laudato Si resonate with our theology and practice?

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 4.47.26 PMTo be held in the Hafer Center, 2nd floor of the Schaff Library on the campus of the Lancaster Theological Seminary. Monday, October 19, 2015 

Roundtable begins at 6:30 RSVP
Register for an optional bag dinner beginning at 5:30.

Click the image to download  a poster to share (8.5×14)
Get a 1/2-page, 2-sided  bulletin insert to share with your congregation, study group, or neighbors. (8.5×11)

The public is warmly invited.

Join clergy from multiple faith traditions for an in-depth roundtable discussion exploring Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si The discussion will feature national faith leaders, as well as leaders from Pennsylvania’s communities.  Participants will have the opportunity to join the discussion.

  • What do our faith traditions say about climate change, poverty, and the role of human beings in the order of Creation?
  • How does the encyclical speak to Catholics, and to people from traditions other than Catholicism?
  • How do we respond, as people of faith, to the challenges of climate change as felt in our households, in our congregations, and in our communities?

The public is warmly invited.
All RSVPs are appreciated.  Attendees must register in advance if they would like an optional box dinner beginning at 5:30.  Dinners prepared by Sugarplum & Tea.

Co-sponsored by PA Interfaith Power & Light, the Lancaster Theological Seminary, the National Religious Partnership on the Environment, and the Office of the Chaplain of Franklin & Marshall.

Panel Discussion the Biblical Imperative to Act on Climate Change

At Eastern University,  St. David’s PA.  Map and full address below.
The event is free and open to all, but seats are limited.  Please REGISTER to reserve yours.

“Faith, Children, and the Moral Dimensions of Climate Change; A Panel Discussion on the Biblical Imperative for Climate Action.” A discussion on Evangelical & Catholic calls for climate action including Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’ and The Lausanne Movement for World Evangelism’s Cape Town Commitment.

The Honorable Robert P. Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania’s senior United States Senator is expected to moderate.

Panelists include:  

  • Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ. The Sisters of Saint Joseph Earth Center
  • Ms. Gretchen Dahlkemper, Field Director, Mom’s Clean Air Force
  • Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, President, The Evangelical Environmental Network
  • Dr. Daniel P. Scheid, Assistant Professor, McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Department of Theology, Duquesne University
  • Dr. David W. Unander, Professor of Biology, Eastern University

Welcome & Opening Prayer by Dr. Keith Iddings, Provost of Eastern University

A light reception will follow in the lobby of McInnis Hall.


This event is sponsored by Eastern UniversityThe Evangelical Environmental Networkand Moms Clean Air Force.

*Please contact Kim Lownes (klownes@eastern.edu, 610.341.4383) or Stella Urbina (surbina@eastern.edu, 610.341.5931) with any questions.