One in a series of services spotlighting Environmental Justice. Our goal is to articulate and identify actionable opportunities for us locally and around Pittsburgh to engage with our neighbors and live our values. Panel members are Bob M from First Church in Pittsburgh and Kathy H from PA Interfaith Power and Light.
Discussion of the meaning, history, and traditions of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), collectively referred to as the High Holidays.
Bestselling TEDx speaker and eco-theologian, Rev. Michael Dowd, discusses the historical and ecological wisdom of true sustainability and how it differs from greenwashed “sustainability”. He also offers tools and insights for staying sane and grateful in otherwise crazy-making times.
Children, youth, and adults are all invited to participate in our annual Water Communion, using water as a symbol of connection to each other and to our own lives. Details can be found in the September newsletter.
In addition to steel making, coal mining was one of the industries that transformed western Pennsylvania. This Labor Day we will look at the social and environmental legacy of coal mining.
We will explore what it means to be an ally of an oppressed group, drawing from writers, musicians, painters, and other artists for inspiration and guidance for head, heart, and soul.
Using what we’ve got to create beautiful-in-spirit and mediocre-in-execution art and household items. Cari A., a lifelong craft store enthusiast, will share reflections and experiences on the intersection of art therapy, reduced consumerism, acrylic paint, contentedness. Themes: healing through creating, sustainability, humility, hot glue.
Tim W. discusses the spiritual aspects of his craft. Part of our “Creativity and Spirituality” series.
Mary W. will lead us in a spiritual writing exercise that asks us to remember significant places of the past, describe them, and ponder what they meant to us.
We all want to make a difference, but where to begin? The news is often so depressing that it’s easy for us to throw our hands up and say, “My little efforts can’t possibly make a difference.” We will look at how you can, indeed, make a difference, and we will draw from highly creative … Continued