Category Archives: opportunity

Pope Francis Welcome Event Planning Toolkit

From Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org): Pope Francis arrives in just over 4 weeks, and millions will flock to see him in Philadelphia, DC and New York. Thousands more from all faith backgrounds will host join welcome events in cities … Continue reading

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Join the Together23 Nationwide Action to End Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We invite you to join the Together23 (http://www.nrcat.org/torture-in-us-prisons/together23-campaign) nationwide actions to end solitary.  For 23 hours a day for months, years, even decades, more than 80,000 adults and youth are held in … Continue reading

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Smile for Solar, Click for Climate Justice: PHOTO Advocacy—September 9-25

Posted at http://paipl.us/event/smile-for-solar-click-for-climate-justice-photo-advocacy/ Pull out your camera and show how you’re making a difference! Our friends at Elders’ Climate Action are leading Grandparents’ Climate Action Days on September 9 and 10.  We’re supporting them by taking photos to send to our public officials, showing … Continue reading

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Share Your Congregation’s Experience with Predatory Lending

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): Recently, the PICO National Network has joined with several others in the Faith for Just Lending Coalition to address the problem of predatory lending – high-cost payday and car title lenders that often cluster … Continue reading

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Congress’s Guide to Hunger and Your Nutrition Assistance Story

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/07/22/congresss-guide-to-hunger-and-your-nutrition-assistance-story/#.VbECSvlViko By Lecia Imbery July 22, 2015 Nearly 16 percent of Americans – 49 million of us – struggle with hunger. That’s one out of every seven households. Hunger impacts children (16 million, in fact) and adults in every … Continue reading

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Test Your Knowledge on Guns, Gun Violence and Policy

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): We are launching the “It’s Not Trivial” campaign to highlight how important it is to know the facts about guns, gun violence and gun policy. Take our quiz now at http://www.ceasefirepa.org/knowthefacts/ and see how much you already … Continue reading

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Clergy & Congregations—Share Your Experiences Around Payday Lending in Your Communities in Online Survey

From the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (http://www.faithendpoverty.org/): The Ecumenical Poverty Initiative has recently joined the Faith for Just Lending coalition, a diverse group of religious denominations and faith based networks seeking to address predatory payday lending.  We want to hear from … Continue reading

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Host a Live Free Sabbath to Address Racism and Violence

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.” … Continue reading

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$5,000 Mini-Grants Available to Schools for Farm to School Activities—Deadline June 15

The National Farm to School Network is now accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Pennsylvania for these $5,000 mini grants to help jump start new farm to school activities or ramp up existing programs. Grants can be used … Continue reading

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