Ending the Fossil Fuel Era: October’s Community Connector Webinar

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This fall, MNIPL is featuring three powerful opportunities to lift our voices against fossil fuels—all leading up to November's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Come learn how people of faith and spirituality in Minnesota, across the United States, and worldwide will be taking action in the coming months for a fossil free future.…

UN Climate Change Conference: A Faithful Response

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MNIPL's Executive Director, Julia Nerbonne;  Youth Program Coordinator, Analyah Schlaeger dos Santos; and Board member, Ruhel Islam are traveling to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. They join…

Grieving and Moving Forward on Line 3

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This year brought a disappointing milestone to the eight-year fight against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Despite a faithful and brave resistance, the MN Pollution Control Agency, Governor Walz, and President Biden all failed in honoring Native treaties and protecting our sacred and sensitive lands and water. Dirty oil now flows through northern Minnesota…

Previewing State Climate Legislation

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The 2022 Minnesota legislative session starts at the end of January. For this Community Connector webinar, we will review what climate legislation is possible and how people of faith and conscience can engage in the session. For extra inspiration, we will be joined by our counterparts at Faith in Place in Illinois where they'll share…

From Angst to Action: Help Your Congregation Respond to Climate Change

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As consequences of climate change exploded across the U.S. in 2021, more and more people grew aware of the crisis. “Alarmed” is now the largest category in Yale’s Climate Communication polling and three times the number of those who are “Dismissive.” The full feature film Don’t Look Up, a metaphor for climate denial, is the…

Get Ready for Earth Day 2022

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Earth Day is a great moment to catalyze your community's climate action on April 22 and throughout the whole "Earth Month" of April. We at MNIPL are excited to share tools you can use with your community around three powerful action ideas: DIVEST from fossil fuels and INVEST in climate justice RAISE YOUR VOICE for…

Buildings Build a Better Climate Future

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Improving your congregation's facilities is one of the most impactful ways for your community to live out its values and make a statement about caring for creation. At this community…

The Psychology of Climate Action

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Are you a climate activist? Maybe you’ve heard it said, "Anxiety is our superpower...." But what happens when anxiety leads to despair and hopelessness? Join our May Community Connector webinar for a conversation about how faith, spiritual practices, and community can be sources of support and meaning as we face the psychological impacts of long-term…

Deep Conversations Drive Democracy

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As we head into the critical 2022 midterm elections, we are excited to offer powerful, non-partisan opportunities to engage voters and drive real democracy. This summer and fall, MNIPL will be supporting faith and spiritual communities to register and educate voters, have deep conversations about how your values connect to voting, and build community in…

Energy Equity & the Proposed Rate Hikes

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Minnesota's two largest electricity providers want to raise their rates for residential customers—Xcel Energy by 21% and Minnesota Power by 18%. Everyone should have access to affordable and diverse sources of electricity. This is not only about unreasonable and unfair rate cases, but a climate justice issue with energy equity at its core. Join our Community Connector webinar to learn how to protect your rights as a customer and how to join the fight so everyone can receive fair, just, and equitable utility rates.