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Oct. 29 PA Interfaith Power & Light Annual Conference
Oct 29, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 5:30 pm
Do you feel despairing, or overwhelmed, disconnected, or unmoored when you think about the causes and impacts of climate disruption? Without faith —and the connections it brings— enormous, knotty, moral challenges like climate change can erode our strength and creativity, and disconnect us from our work in the world.
This conference, to be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 867 Grays Woods Blvd, State College, offers first aid to carry us forward:
- resources and practices from religious denominations and traditions
- sustenance for our walk together in this journey through disruption, toward climate justice and renewal
- a place to engage the tools our religions offer to help us recognize our pain, fear, and confusion in the face of climate change.
- Ways to connect deeply to one another, to the glorious world in which we live, and to the spirit and wisdom that feed our faiths and our active, engaged hope.
New format this year!
Rather than a keynote session followed by anguished groans when we ask you to choose a single workshop from an exciting list, you will have the opportunity to participate in 2 workshops on our theme.
Workshops will be led by people from a variety of religious traditions, including José Aguto of Catholic Climate Covenant; Shantha Ready Alonso of Creation Justice Ministries; and George Hoguet of Laughing Rivers Sangha and Earth Holders Sangha (of which he is a founder), Pari Devi Dasi and Dhruva Maharaj Das of Gita Nagari Yoga Farm.
Participation in two workshops will allow you to learn more about the resources available from a familiar religious tradition, as well as one less familiar to you. Just as traveling to a new place helps us see home with new eyes, engaging with new beliefs and practices can illuminate our own traditions in exciting ways — and the dual experience will allow us all to be better cross-tradition collaborators as we walk faithfully together.