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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”
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Faith-Based Resources on Climate Change
COP28 Reports

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

The 2023 Farm Bill – Resources

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Criminal Justice Reform – Resources

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Life Without Parole (LWOP)

Resources – Responding to the Housing Crisis

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Lehigh Valley Church-Related Housing

  • Greater Shiloh Church – Easton


Resources – The Housing Crisis

Monday, January 30th, 2023

The January 2023 and November 2022 issues of Justice & Advocacy news provide an overview of current housing crisis and what are the major factors that contribute to the crisis. Here are a few references for additional reading; and look for updates here this winter and spring.


Refugee Resettlement

Monday, March 28th, 2022

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…)

Lehigh Valley Homelessness and Affordable Housing
April 2021 Update

Saturday, April 17th, 2021
    April 14 meetings of Allentown City Council and Lehigh County Board of Commissioners included discussion of Lehigh Valley housing issues. Here are highlights of those meetings and links to video recordings, presentation slides and other documents, and media reports. (more…)

Resources – Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Lehigh Valley

Monday, March 1st, 2021