SACRED ACTION BLOG

Updates from the Interfaith Climate Movement

Antisemitism and White Nationalism Workshop

January 8, 2021

Take action on Clean Cars MN proposed standards

January 7, 2021

In order to create a more just and sustainable future, we know we need to rapidly transition away from fossil fuels and move towards decarbonized options. MNIPL advocates for this future not only by opposing fossil fuel projects, such as the Line 3 oil pipeline, but also by supporting policies that help lower emissions and…

Providing COVID support in Duluth

January 7, 2021

Delivering food and direct aid to community partners, who in turn helped those most in need during this COVID-19 pandemic, was not what MNIPL envisioned as its 2020 focus for Duluth. But it is what we felt called to do, and it embodies the values of compassion, the sacredness of life, and the collaborative efforts…

#solsticewater offerings

December 22, 2020

Our collective energy came together on the Winter Solstice as we prayed, reflected, celebrated, and gave attention to the sacredness of water. More than 140 people declared their intention to rebuke the Line 3 oil pipeline and offer a shared dream of justice and sustainability. From near and far, you emailed us images and videos…

Water Protectors arrested; MNIPL staff in group

December 7, 2020

This morning a group of water protectors were arrested, unexpectedly and without warning, as they entered the Wigwam on the banks of the Mississippi River to pray. The group included MNIPL’s executive director, Julia Nerbonne, and solar manager, Buff Grace. The whole group was cited, booked, and released on site. The Wigwam lies on public…

2020 Election Accomplishments

November 15, 2020

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.

Low Income Solar Program Expanded

November 9, 2020

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…

Make Sure Your Vote Counts

October 28, 2020

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…

Now Available: A Multifaith Reflection Guide for the 2020 Election Debates

September 27, 2020

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…

Round Two! Duluth Covid Community Support

September 10, 2020

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…

MEDIA RELEASE: Minnesota religious, spiritual leaders call on top state officials to oppose Line 3 police violence

August 18, 2020

TWIN CITIES – August 17, 2020 – In a strongly worded letter to ranking state officials, more than 400 religious and spiritual leaders from around Minnesota are calling on government leaders to rein in law enforcement responses to the inevitable protests against Enbridge Line 3 –- should the line be approved and built. Indigenous people…

Thank you: COVID Community Action Duluth!

August 4, 2020

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…