MNIPL is incredibly proud of the shared effort we all took to mobilize climate voters across our state. Voter turnout in Minnesota came in at some of the highest levels in the country. The collective call we made for climate justice and environmental racial justice issues is propelling us forward into the challenges and joys of our work to come.

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On November 5, 2020, MNIPL testified directly in front of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), advocating for changes to Minnesota Power’s proposed solar rebate program (SolarSense) and an accompanying Low Income Solar grant program. MNIPL has been an official intervenor in various Minnesota Power solar proposals over the past 5 years. Our volunteers, staff, and…

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Minnesota has a strong and effective statewide electoral system with a long tradition of excellent voter turnout. Because we need our care for the planet known at the polls, we want to be certain that every single climate justice vote is counted on Election Day. If you already mailed in your ballot, track it at…

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We know that the upcoming Presidential election will shape the substance of this country for years to come. To support our collective ethical leadership in the midst of political polarization, a Multifaith Reflection Guide for the 2020 Election Debates is now available as a PDF to download and share. This Guide invites you to engage…

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We are all aware of the devastating effects of COVID-19, not only on people’s health but also on their well-being. As the pandemic began, members of MNIPL generously donated to our efforts in supporting Duluth area nonprofits serving those in need. Thanks to you, this spring we delivered $4000 of meals, groceries, and additional support…

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Our Duluth team sends out a huge thank you to all who supported our three-month COVID-19 support drive. Local donors contributed $4,000 to serve more than 400 people and assist 6 nonprofits and 6 local businesses. In March of 2020, Duluth MNIPL members learned that one of our member churches was providing meals to the…

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As people of faith and spiritual practice, we believe the 2020 election is a referendum on the values that will shape our future. How can we unite to heal our democracy? How do we honor the dignity of every person? What policies will help us confront the global crises that are reminding us of our…

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In partnership with RISE Coalition, we are circulating a sign-on letter for religious and spiritual leaders to preempt police violence against Indigenous water protectors. All of us have the right to peacefully protest injustice, but too often we have seen a brutal and racist police response, from the streets of Minneapolis to Standing Rock. Please…

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On July 2nd, the Duluth volunteer team completed a 2-month COVID Community Support plan by providing dinner to 30 guests of Loaves & Fishes, which offers hospitality to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The team purchased food from Pizza Luce (their favorite:)). Loaves & Fishes staff have mentioned that they’ve had increased guest turnover, an increase…

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