Faith Climate Action Week 2020

Please choose distributed events for now, or plan for in-person events with your congregation or  community much later.  There are options included for individuals and households that can be done together-apart using your congregational social media or e-newsletter.

Faith Climate Action Week is officially April 17-26, 2020, but we encourage people to extend earlier or later as you wish, particularly by creating a series of events and actions to grow a season of loving earth and loving one another, that might stretch handily from Valentine’s Day to Earth Day.

The theme this year is Love Made Visible, and activity supports include a wide range of ideas for groups big and small, and even for households to do separately, then share their experiences with friends and neighbors,  or in their congregations.  Check out the links below on how to participate and download a flyer to share with your congregation!

Free, downloadable items, and kits to order if you want ready-to go postcards and/or a film to show:

Resources from our archives:

As part of Faith Climate Action week, joyfully plant and care for trees to show our love for one another and our common home. You can report trees here that you have planted at your home, at your congregation, or if you purchased trees to be planted elsewhere.

For questions or more information please email IPL here….. or reach out to us here at PA IPL.

Faith Climate Action Week

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Faith Climate Action Week is officially April 5-14, 2019, but we encourage people to extend earlier or later as you wish, particularly by creating a series of events and actions to grow  a season of loving earth and loving one another, that might stretch handily from Valentine’s Day to Earth Day.
REGISTRATION is currently open.    There are both free, downoadable items, and kits to order if you want ready-to go postcards and/or a film to show.  The theme this year is Love Thy Nature, and activity supports include a wide range of ideas for groups big and small, and even for households to do separately, then share their experiences with friends and neighbors,  or in their congregations.  Check them out!

faith-rooted resources available at a click:

For questions or more information please contact Kari Kiser Chinn, the Community Engagement and Programs Manager for IPL….. or reach out to us here at PA IPL.

Faith Climate Action Week

SAVE THE DATE

Faith Climate Action Week
April 14-22, 2018 (but extend earlier or later as you wish)

Charged with Faith: Leading the way to a clean energy future

Nationally, Interfaith Power & Light supports teaching, preaching, praying, and gathering to speak, listen, and act on climate change from a faithful foundation during the week leading up to Earth Day.

 


Celebrations, sermons, service projects, events, and nature walks will be held, all week, around the theme “Charged with Faith: Leading the way to a clean energy future”. Sign up now and be the first to receive information on how to participate.We will be focusing on ways we can green our facilities and homes, take action locally, and advocate nationally for positive steps towards a sustainable, 100% renewable energy future.

Join us for a whole week of Creation celebration and carbon-cutting activities. Sign up here to receive information and activities around this exciting event.

For questions or more information please contact Kari Kiser Chinn, the Community Engagement and Programs Manager for IPL….. or reach out to us here at PA IPL.

 

Sermon: The Passing of New Things

The Rev. Alison Cornish delivered this sermon, entitled The Passing of First Things, on April 24, 2016, at PA IPL member congregation Tabernacle United Church in Philadelphia.


Good morning, and thank you so very much for the invitation to be with you here this morning.  Having an opportunity to participate in worship of many different faith communities is one of delights I cherish as Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light.

Vincent Van Gogh Ravine

I sincerely doubt that the common lectionary that lays out the cycle of scripture readings for so many Christian communities intentionally aligns itself with the relatively new, and entirely secular, holiday of Earth Day – officially 3 days ago – but what a gift they have given us this morning!  First, those beautiful images from Psalm 148 that Susan read earlier – words, in fact, that are the basis of St. Francis’ Canticle of the Sun – words that one author describes as ‘a symbiosis of praise involving humans and nature.’  And then, the vision from Revelation of a new earth, a new creation, of almost Edenic quality, coming to pass at the end times.  I’ll dig deeper into each of these in a few moments, but for now, let us savor these images, connecting perhaps to moments in our own lives when the qualities of our environs have elevated us, inspired us, nurtured Continue reading Sermon: The Passing of New Things

Preach In: Becoming Better Stewards of the Earth

Please join us for a presentation by a medical doctor from Physicians for Social Responsibility on Climate Change and Health, with explorations of Baha’i texts and teachings about stewardship.  People of all faith traditions are welcome — participate or observe respectfully as you are comfortable..  

004WHAT TO EXPECT:
We will say special prayers for the earth, read and reflect on the Baha’i Holy Writings on the Creation, ecological balance, and stewardship of the earth.  There will be a presentation on the Effect of the Climate change on our Health by a medical doctor from Physicians for Social Responsibility.

This is an informative program to assist us to do our part to respect, partake, safeguard the environment.  Therefore you are welcome to spread the word and invite anyone who is interested in such a program and topic.

NOTE: The Baha’is of Harrisburg held an event as scheduled during the Preach In weekend in February but slick roads and a discouraging forecast kept a number of people who had planned to attend home.  They have therefore arranged to offer the event again in May (almost always an ice-free month here in PA!).  People of all faith traditions are welcome.  

Preach In on Climate Change

On Preach-In weekend, congregations across the United States will engage in prayer, learning, and speaking out about climate change. There are materials, supports, and examples available from many, many faith traditions and denominations.  Use the search box to find past resources and examples from previous years, or have a look at 2014 materials.

You can pre-register so that you’ll get materials as soon as they are available.

NOTE: this year Interfaith Power & Light has joined with Our Voices to add a world-wide prayer at 12 noon on Valentine’s Day.  Sign up to commit your prayer, and share the news in your congregation and networks.