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August 2020

Senator Robert Casey Meets With the Faith Community

August 28

Join us for a Zoom meeting with Senator Robert Casey as he addresses questions from the faith community on  the federal response and programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 28 from 3 - 3:45 p.m. Learn more and register here.  

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September 2020

Virtual Town Hall Summer Series Features Exec. Dep. Secretary of Education

September 2

The Housing Alliance of PA, Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs, and United Way of Pennsylvania have co-hosted a series of Virtual Town Hall Series this summer for key state leaders to speak with nonprofits about COVID-19 recovery and their partnership with the nonprofit sector. Each town hall includes a moderated question and answer session with each leader. This Virtual Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  This…

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Join Lutherans Restoring Creation Connections Call

September 10

Everyone is invited to join the monthly Lutherans Restoring Creation Connections Call on Thursday, September 10 at 3 p.m. EST.  This Connections Call will focus on Intersections of Food, Creation Care, Human Rights and Immigration. Special guests who will share resources and stories of inspiration include: Mary Campbell (AMMPARO), Marie Anne Sliwinski, and Pastor Nelson H. Rabell-González. Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This is accomplished by cultivating…

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ULS Schedules Annual Fall Convocation – Theme Is “Entertaining Angels”

September 10 - September 24

United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), along with members of the Outreach Team of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), offers an opportunity to engage in ways to build ministries of welcome during this year's Fall Convocation. Recurring themes throughout scripture to love the neighbor and extend hospitality to alien,sojourner, and stranger issues a call to each and all believers. In the Entertaining Angels training, LIRS strives to accompany people of faith as they hear this call and discern what shape that…

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God’s Work. Our hands. Our voices. Set for September 13

September 13

September 13 is the designated 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 to…

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Pennsylvania Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition Schedules Community Navigator Training

September 16 - September 17

Are you interested in learning more about basic immigration law and how to advocate for community safety through knowing your rights and organizing for better policies? The Community Navigator Training, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition Community (PICC) is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to provide accurate information and immigration-related assistance to immigrant communities. This virtual training, in both Spanish and English, will be held on September 16 and 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. each…

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Webinar: Learn More About the Clean Slate Law

September 16

Join this webinar, sponsored by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, to learn more about Pennsylvania's Clean Slate law. This law was the first in the country to seal criminal records through an automated process. One year in, over 35 million cases have been sealed! The webinar, scheduled for noon EST on Wednesday, September 16, will cover what can be sealed by automation and petition based processes, the impact of sealed records particularly for housing and employment, and what's next for…

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Blessed Tomorrow Ambassadors’ Training

September 18

Through an ongoing partnership between the ELCA and ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow, a Creation Care Ambassador Training program will be offered via “Zoom” online Friday, September 18 from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET. Right now, many faith communities are growing more concerned about climate change. As we witness and experience impacts on our health, livelihoods, and communities, we are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions from leaders in our daily lives — health, faith, and community. Blessed Tomorrow’s work aims…

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Ignore, Resist or Engage – A Public Theology Webinar

September 22

You are invited to a virtual webinar, sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); the Lutheran World Federation (LWF); and the Indonesia Consortium for Religious Studies, as they explore Global responses to religious nationalism. The webinar is scheduled for September 22 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. EST. In recent years, political leaders increasingly use religious symbols and language to gain support from voters. Faith is no longer confined to the private sphere, but now has taken on a…

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Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet: 2020 Faith-Based Organization Consultation on Climate Emergency

September 24

More than 45 interfaith organizations gathered a year ago for their first interfaith-based consultation to address the climate emergency. In 2020, a coalition of planning partners is pleased to invite you to the second interfaith consultation titled “Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet”. This virtual webinar is scheduled for Thursday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year's consultation will address the impact of human activity on the planet, the urgent need for action to obtain sustainable and…

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