Kristen Anderson was in danger of being called a “bluestocking polymath” even before finishing college. Now, among her many activities, she is focusing her skills and efforts to serve MNIPL as one of its board of directors and a key member on the Line 3 Interfaith Team. An outdoorswoman from an early age, Kristen learned…

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Jaiden admits she was skeptical when she first met staff and students of MNIPL’s Youth N’ Power program. Now she is one of its core members and a vibrant young teacher of climate justice. It all started in 2019 when Jaiden was working for Redeemer Center for Life, which hosts MNIPL’s Youth N’ Power group.…

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Rev. Lee Schaefer pointing to his garage, which was installed with an 8-panel solar array

Among the good reasons to work in the climate justice movement are the interesting and good-hearted people you meet on the way. People like the Rev. Lee Schaefer. Lee began volunteering as Movement Builder with Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light about a year ago and has already organized fellow members at his church, worked to…

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Leaders of spiritual communities across Minnesota turned to themes of Earth and Nature to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this April.  We’ve compiled some of the sermons and messages they gave here. We welcome your submissions.  We would especially appreciate messages from speakers of Muslim, Jewish, Unitarian, Bah’ai, Buddhist, and other traditions.  Send…

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MNIPL has teamed up with seven Episcopal congregations in the St. Paul metro to create a Lent Program on living in better harmony with the earth and responding to the climate crisis. These Lent 2020 materials are available for any congregation who would like to use them.        Dr. Mark McInroy, Associate Professor of…

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