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, success story, poem or other source of inspiration for Firelight, contact outreach@mnipl.org with your idea and our editorial team will be in touch.

To reduce the risk of future pandemics, we need to move from domination to partnership with nature

By Teddie Potter

Welcome to this edition of Firelight: Wisdom to Support & Inspire! This edition of Firelight is written by Teddie Potter who shares reflections on how we can help health-care professionals…

Minnesotans Support Clean Cars

By Sam Benson

MNIPL supporter and Woodbury resident, Wallace Wald explains why he supports Governor Walz’s administration’s clean car proposal.   The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is working on adopting Clean Car Standards, which…

Miikawaadenim – To Be Beautiful

By Winona LaDuke

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…

Start at the Roots and Grow Upward Together

By Bethany Divakaran

Welcome to this edition of Firelight: Wisdom to Support & Inspire! This edition of Firelight is curated by Bethany Divakaran who shares reflections on patient growth and rootedness. This Month’s…

Sacred Circle Liturgy – a Climate Crisis Resource

By Devon Cupery

This Climate Crisis Liturgy is a worship resource recently created by David Weiss, a theologian, writer, poet and hymnist committed to doing “public theology” around issues of ecology, sexuality, justice, diversity,…

Writing for a Storm: Six Moments of Grief and Resistance

By Sara Wilhelm Garbers

As we begin this September edition of Firelight, we mourn the loss of life due to Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. This month’s curator…

Facing Grief with Deep Love

By Teddie Potter

Dear Friend, I write to you with a special edition of Firelight, in response to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decision to grant the Line 3 pipeline a Certificate of Need.…

Understanding Self for Climate Action

By Narayan Dhakal

Dear Friends, This month we share with you reflections from MNIPL Board Member, Narayan Dhakal on the Understanding of Self through the lens of his Hindu faith. It reminds me…

On Taking Back our Power

By Sara Wilhelm Garbers

Welcome to this edition of Firelight, curated by Sara Wilhelm Garbers. Read on for her meditation on taking back our power, listening to ourselves and our bodies, and sensing the…

What does love have to do with climate change?

By Teddie Potter

Thanks to clever marketing and winter doldrums, February is often associated with Valentine’s Day, an annual celebration of love. What does love have to do with climate change? Everything! Without…

Being the Dream: On Winter’s Wisdom

By Kali Higgins

Welcome to the first edition of Firelight of 2018, curated by Kali Higgins who shares music, poetry, meditation, and reflection as we find our way into the depths and wisdom…

On Keeping Warm

By Sara Wilhelm Garbers

Welcome to this edition of Firelight, curated by Sara Wilhelm Garbers. Read on for her meditation on the beloved Mary Oliver poem “Wild Geese”, an invitation to care for ourselves…