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August 2019

Civil Conversations Faciliator Training

August 28 - September 27

Interfaith Philadelphia continues A Year of Civil Conversations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Engaging over 50 organizations, including the ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, they will offer multiple opportunities to learn how to "speak together differently in order to live together differently.” Interfaith Philadelphia will offer two Virtual facilitator trainings that will give participants the skills to organize Civil Conversations in their congregations, workplaces, and communities. These sessions offer community leaders and "bridge people" techniques for grassroots civil conversations that support…

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September 2019

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

September 8

September 8 is the sixth annual ELCA Churchwide Day of Service. Make it a day of God’s work. Our hands. Our voices! ELCA vital congregations work to strengthen their relationship with God, nurture relationships with each other and create a strong presence with their community. “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is one way for congregations to discover ways to build on each of these connections. In recognition of our Lutheran commitment to both charity and justice, consider adding advocacy action…

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Basic Immigration Law Training Planned

September 9 - September 13
Mennonite Central Committee Welcoming Place, 21 South 12th Street
Akron, PA 17501-0500 United States
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Registration is now open for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) 40-Hour Basic Immigration Law Training planned for September 9-13, 2019 at the Welcoming Place in Akron, Pa. This intensive five-day training is being conducted in collaboration with World Relief. The course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ - formerly known as BIA recognition and accreditation). It will touch on all areas of immigration law…

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Engaging Active Hope Workshop Kick-Off Event

September 21
Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116 United States
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Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA IPL) is sponsoring a series of workshops on Engaging Active Hope. The Kick-Off Event is scheduled for September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia. Active Hope is a workshop series based on the teachings of eco-philospher Joanna Macy about finding and offering our best response to the social and ecological challenges before us. Presenter Rev. Alison Cornish is the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light,…

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October 2019

Healing Communities Training For Clergy and Congregations

October 5
Church of the Holy Cross, 7507 Kelly Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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The Healing Communities Training focuses on the restoration and healing for people affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Healing Communities are needed as one in 104 American adults are currently incarcerated and one in 33 are under criminal justice system control. The odds are EVERY congregation has members affected by crime and the criminal justice system, whether as crime victims, offenders, or families. The Healing Communities model equips congregations to become a “Station of Hope” by providing training…

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Register Today for the Christian Unity Gathering

October 14 - October 16
Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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This year the National Council of Churches will be marking 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America. At the Christian Unity Gathering, sponsored by the National Council of Churches, those assembled will join together in a public witness at Point Comfort, Virginia, where it is recorded that the suffering of millions began in a legacy that lives on today through systemic racism that ravages our churches, communities, and lives. This year's theme is Confronting the…

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A Forgotten Luther Symposium: Re-Claiming a Vision of Global Community

October 25 - October 26
Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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The third Symposium in the Forgotten Luther series is scheduled for October 25 - 26, 2019, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD.  With the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, the Symposium invites congregations to develop a broader understanding of the global dimension of Christ’s mission in the world. Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic and political refugees throughout the world, the Symposium will reflect on Luther’s oft-forgotten social…

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Pennsylvania Health Access Network Schedules Annual Conference

October 28

The Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) is holding their 11th annual health conference on Monday, October 28, in Harrisburg. This year's theme is  "A New Path Forward: Moving Toward Fairer, More Equitable Healthcare in Pennsylvania".  One of the Keynote speaker's for this year's event is Commissioner Jessica Altman of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Commissioner Altman will give attendees up-to-date information on plans for Pennsylvania's new state-based health insurance marketplace -- which passed the PA legislature just this summer -- and…

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November 2019

Homes Within Reach Conference – Save the Date

November 19
Harrisburg Hilton, 1 North Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania annual conference is scheduled for November 18-20, 2019, at the Harrisburg Hilton. This year the conference celebrates its 15th year. The conference provides an opportunity for service providers, housing professionals, community builders and those passionately committed to ensuring a home for every Pennsylvanian to network, share ideas, and make new connections. Join us as we bring to scale what works and generate new strategies for our communities. The goal of the conference is to build…

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March 2020

SAVE THE DATE: American Climate Leadership Summit 2020

Mar 24, 2020 - Mar 26, 2020

The American Climate Leadership Summit  2020 is a critical year for climate action in America, and it is going to take a broader and more inclusive movement to get the just, equitable and effective solutions we seek. The summit is scheduled for March 24-26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The 9th Annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2020) will build political will and demand for climate action leading up to the 2020 election. Save the date. Learn more.  Additional information will…

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