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].

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kristen Anderson

Kristen Anderson was in danger of being called a “bluestocking polymath” even before finishing college. Now, among her many activities, she is focusing her skills and efforts to serve MNIPL…

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Youth N’ Power Volunteer: Jaiden Ellington-Vasser

Jaiden admits she was skeptical when she first met staff and students of MNIPL’s Youth N’ Power program. Now she is one of its core members and a vibrant young…

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Movement Builder: Rev. Lee Schaefer

Among the good reasons to work in the climate justice movement are the interesting and good-hearted people you meet on the way. People like the Rev. Lee Schaefer. Lee began…

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Driving Home a Message to Vote

Inspired by the “Chalk the Vote” campaign led by MNIPL’s Get Out The Vote team, my car art hopes to invoke those same tactics. Car art is a mobile medium, and surrounding cars must read and engage with the message.

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Voting is Loving: Thoughts on California Wildfires

This reflection is from Efua Sey, a senior at Macalester College from California. She attends Bethel Christian Fellowship in St. Paul. Efua is active in MNIPL’s Climate Justice Voter campaign.…

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Honoring Juneteenth Day

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…

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

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…

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Minnesotans Support Clean Cars

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…

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Miikawaadenim – To Be Beautiful

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…

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Start at the Roots and Grow Upward Together

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…