DOWNINGTOWN: First 100 hours vigil

evening prayer candlesThis vigil is connected with a national network of vigils for climate courage and action.

Bring a sign, or use one of ours.  People of all faiths are warmly invited to join us. 

Nationally, Interfaith Power & Light is joining with GreenFaith and the Franciscan Action Network, among others, to support first 100 hours vigils for climate courage across the nation during the time of transition as President Obama steps down, and President Trump steps into office. Send friends in other states to interfaithpowerandlight.org to find an event near them or download the interfaith prayer.

Learn more about these vigils, and get the Pennsylvania-customized materials. 

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HARRISBURG: First 100 hours climate vigil

evening prayer candlesThe Baha’is of Harrisburg warmly invite people of any faith to join them for Devotions from 10:30-11:00am for unity and advancement of the cause of Stewardship and safeguarding of the Environment, including the all-voices prayer shared by those planning national climate vigils during this time.

Following the time of devotions, we will move into Discussion:11:00-noon, also open to all.

STATE COLLEGE: First 100 hours climate vigil

evening prayer candlesThis vigil is connected with a national network of vigils for climate courage and action.

People of all faiths are warmly invited to join us.

Nationally, Interfaith Power & Light is joining with GreenFaith and the Franciscan Action Network, among others, to support first 100 hours vigils for climate courage across the nation during the time of transition as President Obama steps down, and President Trump steps into office. Send friends in other states to interfaithpowerandlight.org to find an event near them or download the interfaith prayer.

Learn more about these vigils, and get the Pennsylvania-customized materials. 

1st 100 hours — Vigils for Climate Action

evening prayer candlesInterfaith Power & Light is joining with GreenFaith and the Franciscan Action Network, among others, to support first 100 hours vigils for climate courage across the nation during the time of transition as President Obama steps down, and President Trump steps into office. Send friends in other states to interfaithpowerandlight.org to find an event near them or download the interfaith prayer.

Get the goods: Here in PA, contact us to share your event (share it with the national network, too, if you like!), and make sure you download the interfaith prayer sheet here — we’ve customized the back side for Pennsylvania.

Customize: We encourage vigil groups to connect the all-voices prayer above with a hymn, prayer, poem, practice, or scripture from the [one or many] traditions present at your event.

Report back: We’d love to collect all the pieces you use, and, as always, reflections and a photo or 3 from the event.

download the 2-sided PRAYER AND ACTION SHEET

 

YORK: Vigil for climate action

evening prayer candlesThis vigil is connected with a national network of vigils for climate courage and action.

People of all faiths are warmly invited to join us. 

Nationally, Interfaith Power & Light is joining with GreenFaith and the Franciscan Action Network, among others, to support first 100 hours vigils for climate courage across the nation during the time of transition as President Obama steps down, and President Trump steps into office. Send friends in other states to interfaithpowerandlight.org to find an event near them or download the interfaith prayer.

Learn more about these vigils, and get the Pennsylvania-customized materials. 

This vigil will take place the night before the inauguration.
The Rev. Titus Clark also serves on the Policy Council of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania.

Praying with Paris — in Philadelphia and Harrisburg

The Paris climate talks (the 21st such talks) began on Monday, November 30.  People around the world held vigils and marches on 11/29 and 11/30 to show our leaders that we are with them in spirit, supporting the difficult, urgent, vital work that they are engaged in.  The people’s voices —including faith voices— have been vital in getting international leaders as far along as we are.

Check back here for a one-a-day series of actions and solutions from now until 12/11.

HarrisburgVigilMarch.11.29.2015In HARRISBURG, a multi-faith service hosted by Grace United Methodist Church was attended by about 120 people, and  made the evening news.  News coverage embedded at the bottom of this page (these links can expire quickly!)

Inspiring speakers included  Professor John Dernbach  (himself a Paris Summit delegate) and former PA Senator Franklin Kury (the author of Article1, Section 27 of our PA Constitution, and the recipient of our first PA IPL Visionary Award, back in 2011).   Father Jim Podlesny talked about the significance of the Pope’s encyclical and what it means for Paris.

 David Glasgow, music director of Unitarian Universalists of Cumberland Valley, provided opening music, with congregational singing of  We Would be One, This is My Song, and Blue Boat Home.    Harrisburg Drummers added color and energy.

Readings and reflections were offered by leaders from the Religion & Society Center, Baha’ís of Harrisburg, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of PA, Hadee Mosque, and PA IPL. 

The event concluded on the Capitol steps with a rousing speech by former pastor and climate activist, the Rev. Jerry Miller, along with other testimonies, more drumming, and singing of Let There Be Peace on Earth.

IMG_5098In PHILADELPHIA , PA IPL member congregation First United Methodist Church of Germantown  hosted an afternoon multi-faith vigil on Monday, 11/30.  The vigil and prayer was led by Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, the Rev. Cheryl Pyrch, and song led by Daniella Forstater.  Participants from many local congregations, including the Sisters of St Joseph, the Germantown Jewish Centre, P’nai Or, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Unitarian Society of Germantown, host FUMCOGSt. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, the Shalom CenterSummit Presbyterian Church, and Good Samaritan Baptist Church and more!

in PARIS
Because of the attacks in Paris last week, planned marches and outdoor gatherings were not allowed, so the Place de la Republique filled with 10,000 pairs of shoes, “marching” without their owners.  Among them: Pope Francis’ shoes, and Ban Ki Moon’s shoes.

Nearly 10,000 people linked arms to form a human chain through Paris, stretched out along about 2km of the 3 km (2 mile) route of the planned march, rather than gathered in one spot.

Religious leaders delivered a multi-faith petition signed by nearly 1.8 million yesterday, and Cristina Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, broke out into a dance with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of South Africa, who was among those delivering the signatures to the talks.

HARRISBURG Fox43 coverage: