Posts by Devon Cupery

Welcome to Liz Loeb!

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…

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Pledge to Act for Collective Liberation

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.…

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Interfaith Letter: Protect Minnesotans in Jails and Prisons

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…

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COVID-19 Update from MNIPL

We hope that you and your loved ones are well. We are writing in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, with updates to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our community. The outbreak represents a serious threat to public health, and we encourage you to practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible…

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2019 Annual Report Published

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…

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Thank you: MNIPL Climate Justice Night

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…

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Faith Leader Letter: Polymet Mine Proposal

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…

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Tickets now live for Climate Justice Night 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…

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Bob Blake Appointed to Governor’s Workforce Development Board

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…

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