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September 2019

Called to Be a Public Church: Register to Vote & Obtain Absentee Ballots

September 16 - November 5

We are called to be a Public Church; connecting our faith to our involvement in government. How are we called to civic engagement through participation in the electoral process? Voting is one of the most important ways Americans can be involved in our representative democracy. Through the simple act of casting an informed vote, we have the opportunity and responsibility to help make decisions that will affect our lives and the lives of our families for the next two to…

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October 2019

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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27th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues – Families and Food

October 21 - October 22
Nittany Lion Inn, University Park Campus, 200 W Park Ave
State College, PA 16803 United States
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The 27th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues is scheduled for October 21 & 22 at the Nittany Lion Inn, University Park Campus, State College, PA.   The focus for this year's symposium is Families and Food. Families play a crucial role in their members’ eating behaviors and orientations toward food. For example, mothers’ dietary patterns in pregnancy are linked to their infants’ food acceptance and children’s food preferences develop early in the context of family life. Later in development,…

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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
Harrisburg Crowne Plaza Hotel, 23 S 2nd St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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The Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) is holding their 11th annual health conference on Monday, October 28, in Harrisburg at the Crowne Plaza. 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…

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LARC Day of Dialogue Explores Division in Society, Division in the Church: Healing and Hope for the 21st Century

October 28
Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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This year’s Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic (LARC) Day of Dialogue will focus on how Christians can respond to political and theological division in society. The gathering is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Diocese of Harrisburg. The day will feature speakers from the three LARC traditions who will each discuss a different aspect of the day’s topic: • “Ecumenism’s Promise for this Moment in our World” – Dr. Maria Erling, Professor of Modern Church…

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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. Save the date. Learn more.  Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

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