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Lehigh Valley Congregations
New Life for Church Properties

Sunday, February 11th, 2024
  • First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem – affordable housing development on the church campus
    • Three site plan concepts and a survey are posted at bit.ly/4b3M8h2.
    • Contextual information – discussed so far at two congregational meetings – about the proposed development is here.
  • Life Church, 9th & Walnut, Allentown – the church is planning to build affordable apartments on it’s property: “Walnut Square Apartments”
  • (more…)

Resources on White Christian Nationalism:
What to Know and How to Respond

Sunday, February 11th, 2024

Faith-Based Resources on Climate Change
COP28 Reports

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

The 2023 Farm Bill – Resources

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Resources – Responding to Climate Change

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
    Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice
    A webinar series (recorded Dec. 6-9, 2021) and related resources on the science, politics, and theology of climate change, organized by the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. A description of the webinar series is posted here, and the full series of recorded webinars (more…)

Resources – Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Lehigh Valley

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Responding to Racism in the Church during COVID – Resources

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

There has been intense discussion this summer about racial/ethnic bias in police practices, including discussions in city councils and county government. However, there has been less attention to structural racism in the church. While systemic racism is best addressed with intense face-to-face dialog, here are a few resources to begin the conversation in the context of COVID. (more…)

More Resources During the Pandemic – Spring 2020

Friday, May 15th, 2020
  • The organizers of Ecumenical Advocacy Days have posted this list of national events:
    Ways to Engage During the Quarantine
  • An overwhelming list of congregational resources have been created – many of them available through denominational offices – in response to the pandemic. Here’s just one:
    48 questions to ask before reopening your church
    ( kenbraddy.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/48-questions-to-ask-prior-to-reopening-your-church-3.pdf )

Episcopal Peace Fellowship – Earth Day videos

Friday, May 15th, 2020

The Green Faith working group has put together a list of climate change video resources to explore in honor of Earth Day. Feel free to share any others you find with your community! (more…)

Resources for Public Policy Advocacy during the pandemic

Friday, May 15th, 2020

(How Quakers redesigned FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend in response to COVID-19)

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
Spring Lobby Weekend – March 30-31 on Climate Change legislation:

  • plenary and breakout sessions were presented on-line, and recordings are posted.
  • there were also virtual meetings of local groups to plan lobbing visits, and virtual lobby visits with Members of Congress after the program presentations.
  • See details here

Also see FCNL resources on virtual meetings with Congressional offices.