CLIMATE CHANGE PANEL DISCUSSION, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015

St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church in West Vincent will host a panel discussion, Climate Change-What Now? –
A Conversation for the Generations, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6.
Scheduled to speak are The Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, Dr. Paul Morgan, West Chester
University, and Mr. Matthew Stepp, Director of Policy, PennFuture.

This forum takes place after recent major faith-based statements on climate
change: a papal encyclical “Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common
Home” in June, “A Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis,” signed by
more than 300 rabbis from across the denominational spectrum, also in June, and
an “Islamic Declaration on Climate Change” in August.

Dr. Paul Morgan is the director of undergraduate and graduate certificate
programs in education for sustainability and has been the University’s
Sustainability Coordinator since 2011-2012. Dr. Morgan has recently been
elected chair of the board of directors for the Amazon Center for Environmental
Education and Research (ACEER), dedicated to conserving the Amazon rainforest
through life-transforming experiential learning opportunities.

In addition to her role at Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PIPL), The
Rev. Alison Cornish is a Unitarian Universalist minister, with a background in
parish ministry, nonprofit management, multi-faith work, advocacy for the
marginalized, and a passion and commitment to care about, and for, the Earth.
PIPL is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and
individuals of faith responding to climate change as a moral issue

Mr. Matthew Stepp is a professional member of the American Meteorological
Society. He holds a B.Sc. in Meteorology and a M.Sc. in Science, Technology,
and Public Policy.  PennFuture was created by the Pew Charitable Trusts
and the Heinz Endowments in 1998 to conduct professional advocacy for strong
environmental and public health policies. Mr. Stepp leads and develops the
organization’s policy initiatives and is its liaison with elected officials in
both Harrisburg and Washington D.C.

The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the
audience.

This panel discussion is a continuation of ongoing public programs on
contemporary issues.  Previous topics have included poverty in Chester
County, human trafficking, domestic violence, forgiveness, the art of Richard
Bollinger, immigration, and non-canonical early Christian writings.  The
public is encouraged to give a free will offering.

St. Andrew’s is located at: 7 Saint Andrews Lane, Glenmoore, just west of the
intersection of Routes 100 and 401 at Ludwig’s Corner. For more information:
Contact John Rieder at riederjg@comcast.net<mailto:riederjg@comcast.net>
or visit the church website at www.standrewschesco.org<http://www.standrewschesco.org/>.

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