Join the National IPL Cool Harvest!
Did you know that almost one-fifth of climate change pollution comes from the food industry and our own food choices? Find out how you can help! Download your instant, free Cool Harvest kit at this link. Cool Harvest is a food, faith, and climate program for congregations brought to you by Interfaith Power & Light. The “Enjoy a Cool Harvest” guide will help you plan and host a potluck gathering. As you will learn, the foods that are healthier for the planet are also healthier for our bodies. You will also be able to download the spring “Sow a Cool Harvest” guide for planning and creating sustainable vegetable gardens.
Hymns for Reflection
These two hymns from The Episcopal Hymnal, 1982 were presented as reflections by Rev. Kay Reynolds at TIPL’s Climate Vigil in Knoxville, September 14, 2014.
O God of Earth and Altar by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1906
O God of earth and altar,
From all that terror teaches,
Tie in a living tether
Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation by Laurence Housman, 1919.
Father eternal, Ruler of creation,
Races and peoples, lo! we stand divided,
Envious of heart, blind eyed, with tongues confounded,
How shall we love Thee, holy, hidden Being,
Walking the Talk
At the September 27 TIPL Annual Meeting, our spiritual response to climate change session was opened with a discussion on what sets apart TIPL from other kinds of climate organizations. Because TIPL is a faith-based organization, we are encouraged to look inward to examine our self, renouncing our own faults and aligning ourselves with the good. This we must do before looking out into the world to change others.
Through TIPL we can practice beneficial ways of living within our own lives; in our interactions with other TIPL members and partners; and in how TIPL interacts with the world.
To that end, we identified the following guiding values that support and inform TIPL’s words and deeds.
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