FIRELIGHT

Wisdom to Support & Inspire

FIrelight includes content to nourish our souls and inspire our climate justice work. We hope these offerings can also support your meetings and gatherings as you ground your time together in relationship and care. If you'd like to contribute a reflection, poem, or another source of inspiration for Firelight, contact [email protected].

Climate Story: Siri Vorvick

Siri Vorvick, a University of Minnesota student, cultivated her climate story with support from MNIPL and Change Narrative.

Climate Story: Zack Pederson

Zack Pederson, a University of Minnesota student, cultivated his climate story with support from MNIPL and Change Narrative.

Climate Story: Theo Robinson

Theo Robinson, a University of Minnesota student, cultivated his climate story with support from MNIPL and Change Narrative.

Climate Story: Ella Hougen

Ella Hougen, a University of Minnesota student, cultivated her climate story with support from MNIPL and Change Narrative.

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Climate Stories: An Earth Day 2022 Reflection

Johannah shared this reflection at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in St. Paul on April 24, 2022, for Earth Day Sunday. You can also listen here. Finding our climate…

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Celebrating Elly Wagner’s Life

We at MNIPL want to honor and celebrate the life of Eleanor “Elly” Wagner (1941-2021)—an amazing person and activist who was dedicated to social justice, climate justice, and sustainability.  Elly…

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Testimonies from Treaty People

Many members of MNIPL’s extended community attended August’s Treaty People Walk for Water and Treaties Not Tar Sands. Here are a few beautiful personal testimonies about their experiences, offered generously through words, video, and imagery.

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Swimming Gitchi Gami

As I ran into the chilly waters of Lake Superior, I was stunned by the clarity and the color: the most vibrant yet subtle sky blue, both bright and deep.…

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Being at the Water Protector Camp

This reflection was written by Barb Patterson, a member of Edina Community Lutheran Church (ECLC), following a trip to Palisade on April 17, 2021. Dick and I left the Twin…

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Reflections on the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Today, we expect that jury selection will begin for the criminal trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. We know that for many of us, and especially…