The Trump administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan abdicates our country’s moral responsibility to act to protect the most vulnerable among us. This action will cause additional needless suffering not only for those living in the United States, but across the globe as extreme weather grows increasingly deadly.
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Dear Friend of VAIPL, Less than two weeks ago, we witnessed a horrible tragedy unfold in Texas and onthe Gulf Coast. Now thousands are beginning to make their way back to their homes. This past Sunday, on the National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims, folks ofall faiths across the nation prayed for healing and peace after the storm that took thelives of at least 60
Call Governor McAuliffe to tell him to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline! 804-798-2211 The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is asking for folks to call Governor McAuliffe to stand up to Dominion Energy and stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. VAIPL is encouraging its membership to do the same. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would
VAIPL’s Statement on the Events in Charlottesville Virginia Interfaith Power & Light’s Board of Directors and members are heartbroken over the events we witnessed this past weekend in Charlottesville. We are deeply troubled by the hatred and violence which led to the senseless death of Heather Heyer, who courageously went
Rev Dele, Soil & Souls REMARKS during and REFLECTIONS from Climate Justice Panel July 15, 2017 Christian Connections in Health Conference at John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD Ishe Oluwa is a Nigerian song that means what God has created can never be destroyed. My work blends inner and outer
“Walking the Line”: Central Virginians Take a Stand Against Destructive Pipelines & They Need Your Help!
On Sunday, July 17, upwards of 50 people gathered at a local bar and eatery in Charlottesville to celebrate the completion of a two-week, 150-mile trek along the proposed path of the fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The ACP, which will cut a destructive path through mountains, forests, farms, homes and hundreds of
In Response to Executive Directive 11, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light co-chair Rev. Dr. Faith Harris Released the Following Statement: Our Virginia faith communities applaud Gov. McAuliffe for speaking out for climate action and for taking a step – through Executive Directive 11 — to limit carbon pollution throughout the state. Our nation’s current climate progress rests
By Sarrah AbuLughod, VAIPL Board Member The beginning of the month of Ramadan is in just a few days, and it is around this time of year that I try to sit down and reflect. Though this isn’t a mark of the new year on either the Gregorian or the
The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University Johnson A. Edosomwan Center 2017 Best Practices Conference Announcing the Good News: Caring for Creation Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20, 2017 The vision for Announcing Good News: Caring for Creation began with a conversation among VAIPL board members
Water Quality Monitor Training 2017 Join our James River Watch water quality monitoring teams! You will be assigned to teams in your region to monitor multiple sites in a rotating schedule from Memorial Day May 29 to Labor Day September 4. The scheduling will be determined AFTER the training depending