SACRED ACTION BLOG

Updates from the Interfaith Climate Movement

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…

Voter Reflection Guide by Interfaith Power & Light

July 20, 2020

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…

Add your name: Spiritual leaders opposing police brutality

July 20, 2020

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…

Duluth volunteers provide Covid-19 community support

July 6, 2020

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…

Youth present efficiency efforts at Shiloh Temple and Masjid An-Nur

July 6, 2020

As we continue to grow and build community, we are constantly opening our eyes and hearts to meet new people and build lifelong relationships. Although COVID has thrown a wrench in meeting one another in an organic sense, it has opened new doors and opportunities in ways that we could not have imagined. Who knew…

Welcome to Liz Loeb!

July 1, 2020

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is thrilled to welcome Liz Loeb to our team as Associate Director. Liz Loeb is a civil rights attorney and community organizer with twenty years of experience working in political and social movements for justice. A graduate of Brown University, Liz holds a law degree from NYU School of Law…

Honoring Juneteenth Day

June 19, 2020

Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth is a day to celebrate how far we have come in the struggle for equality and freedom in the United States. Each June nineteenth commemorates the arrival of freedom to the remaining enslaved African Americans in 1865, and serves as a reminder of the hope, tenacity, and spirit of the African-American community…

Pledge to Act for Collective Liberation

June 18, 2020

Across the country and around the world, we are witnessing a profound uprising for liberation and justice. The murder of George Floyd sent grief and anger through the hearts of our cities, and people are engaging in massive resistance. This movement is about justice for victims of racist police violence, and it’s bigger than that too.…

MNIPL Statement on the Police Murder of George Floyd

May 28, 2020

We write with profound anger and sadness following the horrific murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police. Mr. Floyd was a beloved father, brother, neighbor, and guard for a local homeless shelter. In the words of his sister, “He was grounded, he was spiritual, he was an athlete, he was an organizer, he was…

Earth Day Messages

April 29, 2020

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…

Interfaith Letter: Protect Minnesotans in Jails and Prisons

April 7, 2020

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to grow, Minnesotans living in jails are prisons are facing a dangerous health crisis. In most living quarters, social distancing is nearly impossible, and the coronavirus is already spreading at many facilities. The first Minnesotan in prison to test positive for COVID-19 happened on March 30th in Moose…