SACRED ACTION BLOG

Updates from the Interfaith Climate Movement

2019 Annual Report Published

March 16, 2020

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available for viewing online, beautifully designed by artist Patricia Lamas. Read stories about faith community climate leadership, our Youth N’ Power program, community-owned solar and much more. Thanks to volunteer Jessie Roelofs for contributing two excellent narrative articles to the report. Gratitude to our network for the ways you’ve…

Thank you: MNIPL Climate Justice Night

March 15, 2020

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who took part in MNIPL Climate Justice Night on March 5th. We recognize that we’re very fortunate to have spent this time together, as public health guidelines around the Covid-19 outbreak have shifted significantly since the event. In response to Covid-19, we are postponing upcoming events or moving…

Partnering for Lent 2020

February 25, 2020

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…

Faith Leaders Read the Names of 227 Bodies of Water that Line 3 Will Cross

February 20, 2020

On February 19th, more than 100 people gathered at the state capitol at Governor Tim Walz’s office in ceremony to honor the 227 bodies of water that Line 3 would cross. The group delivered a letter signed by more than 571 faith leaders  — including the Minnesota Council of Churches — and others opposed to the tar sands Line…

Faith Leader Letter: Polymet Mine Proposal

February 11, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11th, MNIPL and a diverse group of faith community members delivered an open letter to Gov. Walz and state regulators signed by more than 250 faith leaders. The letter highlights the serious threats the mine poses to water quality, climate, and the rights of Indigenous peoples in Minnesota, calling on officials to accept…

Miikawaadenim – To Be Beautiful

January 16, 2020

Welcome to this edition of Firelight: Wisdom to Support & Inspire! This edition of Firelight is written by Winona Laduke who shares reflections on co-creating a more kind and beautiful Northland, Minnesota, nation, and world. This Month’s Curator: Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous Economics, Food and…

Tickets now live for Climate Justice Night 2020!

January 8, 2020

We’re excited to announce that our 2020 celebration and fundraiser will be held at the Science Museum on March 5th, and tickets are now live! We warmly invite you for a hearty meal and inspiring program, featuring Dr. Raj Sethuraju of Metro State University as emcee, along with poet and educator Louis Alemayehu, MNIPL staff member Analyah Schlaeger…

Reflections on a new decade

January 3, 2020

Staring at a frozen lake and reflecting on the beginning of a new year, I’m keenly aware of how lucky I am. Staying at my husband’s family cabin in Northern Minnesota has become a much-loved New Years tradition, starting the year playing with nieces and nephews (a photo of their snow fort below!), catching up…

Bob Blake Appointed to Governor’s Workforce Development Board

December 11, 2019

Congratulations to MNIPL staff member Bob Blake of Red Lake Nation on his appointment to Governor Walz’s Workforce Development Board! Bob started one of Minnesota’s first minority-owned solar companies, Solar Bear. He brings experience creating job opportunities for diverse communities in the solar industry. Bob played a key role in launching the Returning Relatives Initiative, a prison-to-solar…

Clean Cars for Minnesota: Submit your comment by December 6th

December 4, 2019

Minnesota’s largest source of carbon pollution isn’t power plants – it’s our transportation sector. Earlier this fall, Governor Walz announced a major initiative to address this problem, rolling out Clean Car Standards to reduce emissions, protect public health, and help Minnesotans save on energy costs. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is gathering public feedback on…

MNIPL is hiring! Solar Outreach Manager

November 13, 2019

We are hiring! MNIPL is currently accepting applications for our Solar Outreach Manager position. Application review begins November 25th; position open until filled. To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected] Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Solar Outreach Manager Created: November 5, 2019 JOB DESCRIPTION The Solar Outreach Manager will engage a dynamic market with innovative…

Support Cleaner Cars in Minnesota

November 6, 2019

Minnesota’s getting ready to make a change. Governor Tim Walz recently announced the Minnesota Clean Car Standards, a set of administrative rules aimed at reducing air pollution and carbon emissions from vehicles. This is an important step in cutting our dependence on fossil fuels and improving the health of our communities. And it’s only moving…