Help Inform DEP About Environmental Justice Impacts of Climate Change in Your Community

April 11th, 2023|

  The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to hear from you about current and future climate change impacts on your community and is holding a series of listening sessions plus an online survey to help prepare a guide to climate action for environmental justice communities. Pennsylvania’s climate is

Lutheran Day Keynote to Focus on Discipleship in a Democracy

March 7th, 2023|

Debates about the appropriate relationship between religious organizations and the state (government or political authority) today range from those who object to or are even hostile to religious expression in the public realm  to Christian nationalists who idealize and advocate a fusion of certain understandings of Christianity with American civic life.  What

In Face of Hunger Cliff, Advocates Invite Lawmakers to Learn, Urge Them to Act

March 1st, 2023|

With more than $200 million a month in federal emergency food assistance about to expire in Pennsylvania, advocates invited their lawmakers to learn about the growing rate of food insecurity in the commonwealth and urged them to increase state supports in the face of a looming hunger cliff. In Pennsylvania,

Ashes-to-Go Returns to Capitol

February 23rd, 2023|

LAMPa and ecumenical partners marked the start of Lent by offering ashes-to-go in the state Capitol for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The practice, which began in 2016, was discontinued in 2021 and 2022. It was missed during that time, according to Capitol staff, who told

Blanket Project Quilt Squares Return to Capitol with Invitations to Visit Ministries

February 16th, 2023|

Red-white-and-blue quilt patches were tucked inside cards and hand-delivered to members of Congress the day after Valentine's Day, urging them to act in love for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. The patches had been part of the first-ever Homeless Remembrance Blanket Project on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol,

LAMPa Seeks Communications and Advocacy Engagement Manager

December 14th, 2022|

Do you (or someone you know) have professional communications experience, a passion for justice and a call to serve God's mission in the world -- especially in the public square? LAMPa is seeking a communications and advocacy engagement manager to create and implement communications strategies for supporting productive relationships with

PA Homeowner Assistance Program Increases Funding Cap

December 13th, 2022|

The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund, or PAHAF, is a housing-related program to assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide financial assistance to homeowners for qualified mortgage and housing-related expenses to address delinquency and avoid default, foreclosure, or displacement. The maximum amount of

PA Housing Alliance Recognizes Pastor of The Welcome Church with Frontline Leader Award

December 13th, 2022|

The Rev. Violet Little, pastor of The Welcome Church in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, was recognized with the Frontline Leader Award at the state’s Homes Within Reach Conference. More than 800 attended the conference, hosted by the Housing Alliance of PA, of which LAMPa is a member. The award recognizes those

PA Department of Health Shares Survey to Advance Health Equity

December 6th, 2022|

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is gathering citizen input to improve health equity. Regional health equity action teams have developed surveys that are open until Dec. 31 to identify and prioritize the most severe health issues experienced in your communities, such as; chronic disease, environmental hazards, community violence, substance use disorder, and

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